The perception that grace and law are opposites is unbiblical and stems from an incorrect view of God. God’s plan for the world is perfect (Psalm 18:30) and therefore, both law and grace are instrumental in His plan. Jesus says in Matthew 5:17-18 that he came to fulfil the law. He did this through four things; He kept the law perfectly, He exemplified the prophecies in the law, He clarified the meaning of the law and He came as a sacrifice so that animal sacrifices are no longer needed in Christianity. In Ephesians, Paul explains... ... middle of paper ... ...that can be followed by any believer.
The believers Holy Spirit must be nourished daily through their faith in Jesus Christ in the world of sin that we live. I know that I have to filter through all that I am exposed with in my culture. I have to make important decisions that fall in line with my beliefs. It is especially challenging with the ever-changing secular movement in society, which degrades and drifts away from our Christian values and
Moral Responsibility and Its Impact Upon Community In every religion there is a distinctive understanding of value and duty, of right and wrong, and of good and bad. Modern Christianity is no exception and believes in each of these things. Christians know there is only one God and he created and rules over all things. They know that it is through Gods grace and love that we may have eternal life. That love and grace does not come without a price.
He provides reasoning for the new virtue list. He defines each virtue with its social implications. For example, individuals should seek to set up society with equal justice for all persons. These descriptions help the Christian understand when the virtues are best applicable to self and/or others. Thomas Aquinas adds three theological virtues to the mix: faith, hope, and charity.
In order for these two worldviews to successfully co-exist in society, it is important to understand, accept, and learn from each one. In Element of a Christian Worldview by Michael D. Palmer, it is written that “no worldview can survive apart from a social settings that bridges multiple generations” (pp.58). Palmer also states “the social element is indispensable to the long-term success of any worldview” (pp.58) . Palmer wrote this in his description of how the social element is a key component of a worldview. When looking at these statements from a different perspective it can be said that they do apply to the subject of conflicting worldviews such as a Christian worldview and the worldview of Scientific Naturalism.
The Bible is the word of God and we should read and follow it. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16, NIV) I believe that we are all sinners and the only way to receive eternal life is receiving Jesus as our personal Savior. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16, NIV) As a Christian, I will face many trials but loving, trusting, and believing in God he will get me through them. “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12,
The disciples in the bible are remembered because they were chosen by Jesus to spread the word of God with him. The fact is, that any person can be a modern day disciple. It does not entail going back to Jesus' time and being chosen as one of his Disciples, you must simply live your life strictly following Christianity and God's word. The nature of Discipleship is in itself being a Disciple. As a Christian must ... ... middle of paper ... ...d uses his word, people and circumstances to mould us.
The answer to this question alone offers significant insight into what one believes about Christianity and themselves in light of those truths. One who professes to be a Christian is claiming their identity in Christ, thus all that they do is in the name of, and is to the glory of the Lord Almighty. In his recent book, Slave, John MacArthur explains “When we call ourselves Christians, we proclaim to the world that everything about us, including our very self-identity, is found in Jesus Christ because we have denied ourselves in order to follow and obey Him.” Christian Identity: Biblical Foundation 2 Corinthians 5:17 is clear. “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here.” But just what is that “new” creation? The author in the very next chapter in verse 4 identifies ... ... middle of paper ... ...sin.
“And God almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people” (Genesis 28:3, The New King James Version). Christians understand that though they live in a fallen world, God promised that he would never leave or forsake them. They rely on God's provision and have confidence that he will provide for their needs. So, one can see that there are basic principles that are accounted for the Christian worldview. There are more principles, but the ones explained above are representative of Christianity's perspective, truth, and how it influences belief and action.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.