The two groups’ backgrounds both highly honor scripture. In the second chapter of Square Peg Robert Mulholland discloses the idea that fundamentalists believe the Bible has “comprehensive and rationally accessible inerrant divine truths or propositions.” Their idea of the Bible is that it becomes a collection of information given vocally or dictated to writers. On the contrary, Wesleyans have the belief that the Bible is the resource by which believers need to focus on the message of God. This message is most definitively given through Jesus Christ coming to earth. However, it appears that the shift in focus can drastically change the interpretations in the Bible.
Running head: EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY Evangelical Theology Dianna Barr 440-527-8677 Grand Canyon University Contemporary Theology - HTH 469 May 23, 2011 Evangelical Theology Stanley Grenz and Roger Olsen co-authored 20th Century Theology – God and the World in a Transitional Age (1992). The book gives their interpretation of the way religious theology developed in a modern age and how they saw divine transcendence and immanence, especially from the Evangelical viewpoint. Grenz & Olsen Chapter Ten – Evangelical Theology Evangelical theology had a tough assignment. It had to stay balanced between divine transcendence and divine immanence while discerning factual biblical truths. To do this it also had to stay within the
As a Christian our lives are to serve and obey God’s Laws his commandments and the purpose is to get into heaven. This and now is only a test to see if your worthy to enter and inherit his praise. In conclusion: The overall view of this module I learned about the Christian Worldview and how Christianity is viewed in the world. The Bible timeline open thoughts on my own beliefs, and knowing that I am a Christian and find more about my personal views. The detail outline really made me focus on critical thinking of GOD and what I truly believe in accordance to worldview and notice that majority of my commitments are consistent with the beliefs of Christian Theism.
As we analyze the question of did Jesus claim to be God, I believe that not only did Jesus claim to be God that Jesus is God. In the matter of does the Bible have authority? I strongly believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God; the Bible holds all truths and revelations for our lives. If we believe what the Bible says then we know with confidence that we have what God intended for us as believers to know about him. Also we have seen why our testimonies are important in sharing the gospel.
are strongly in-line with Natural Law. Many Christians adopt deontological positions and think we should act according to God's design or purpose for our lives. They may be less influenced by Aquinas in this, and Protestants tend to be less sure about moral absolutes. However, there is still a strong sense of following rules within most Christian denominations. Aquinas said: “Consequently, law must needs concern itself mainly with the order that is in beatitude.” From this we can see that the Bible played a big part in the development of Natural Law; this proves that Christians make moral decisions through a multiple of different ways.
There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world. There are also two main categories these sources fall into; intellectual or instinctual. The Bible “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be fully qualified, equipped for every good work.” For orthodox Protestants (Jehovah’s witnesses) and Evangelical Christians they affirm the Bible, first and foremost, as the inspired narrative of God's loving plan of redemption for His creation. These sects of Christianity tend to believe that the Bible is the only method that should be used when making ethical decisions, with writer Carl F. H. Henry calling ‘biblical ethics’ ‘Christian ethics.’ There is a diversity of approaches in the Bible which Christians can use to make ethical decisions; the Old Testament which includes the Decalogue, many of which have been applied in practical law today (‘thou shalt not kill’); and the New Testament involving the teachings of Jesus and St. Paul and the Golden Rule (‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’). The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith.
Theory Critique - Crabb and Hawkins Rose Monk COUN 507 Liberty University Dr. Hunter November 3, 2013 Concise Summary of Theories Larry Crabb’s model for Christian counselors is based on Christian values and includes secular principles that are consistent with Scripture. Plain and simple this theory works to create a receptive mind for the truth. Ultimately, the idea behind this model is to work on the thought process, and in altering the way the mind thinks, this will motivate correct actions to reach the client goal. By identifying the problems in feelings, behaviors and thinking, this model not only works to change the way clients think, yet their belief of needing anything other than God. Understanding the basics of
By knowing the definition of these integration models, one can better understand how others approach integration. In doing so, the author also refers to two books of God, the Book of God's Word (the Bible) and the Book of God's Works (His creation). Enemies do not believe integration to be possible. Spies tend to "piece together" information from both psychology and theology to come up with something that they could believe in and helps others in the process. Colonialists place "...the book of God's Word over the book of God's Works, and theology over psychology."
For instance, based on the content of the paper, the principal objective of the Declaration and Address is unity. As earlier indicated, Thomas Campbell primary goal in writing the report was to unite men with God as well as with each other. In most of the pages of the paper, Thomas Campbell has mentioned unity. According to him, disunity in Christianity is a stumbling block to progress among Christian faithful. For instance, one of the statements of agreement in the document states that integration tends to build a common cause of simple evangelical Christianity.
Christians are not meant to just follow the commandments and laws in the Bible, with a Christian Worldview Christians see the Bible “as God’s plan to reach man” (Weider and Gutierrez 70). Supporting Scripture References: John 17:20-26 and Romans 12:1-5 Part Two – Four: The Question of Morality The biblical/Christian Worldview believes that morality and ethics is based on what God has outlined for us in the Bible, the Special Revelation for Christians. Christianity believes that mankind is born sinful and is in need of redemption. The determination of right and wrong is based “upon God’s holy standard” (Weider and Gutierrez 72) rather than man’s concept of morality. Supporting Scripture References: Psalms 51:5 and Galatians 5:16-26 Part Two – Five: The Questions of Destiny The biblical/Christian Worldview believes in Heaven and Hell, these are their only two choices for eternity.