Justice and Forgiveness for Christians Christians follow simple guidelines to help them get through some of life's problems. One of the most important is to "love your enemy", which Jesus taught in " Sermon on the Mount", that way you learn to forgive people for doing any wrong to you. Christians take these teachings very seriously, because Jesus taught it to them and they believe that if they don't forgive others, then God will not forgive them. That's kike in a parable of "The Unmerciful Servant", the king forgave his servant but when he found out that he was being unforgiving to another servant he threw him in prison. It isn't very easy to follow the rules even for a Christian because if someone does something horrible to you, you would want to return the insult and hurt them.
In the parable of the Lost Son, it illustrates that everyone can have forgiveness no matter how great his or her sins. Jesus is telling us through this parable, that if we know we have sinned and ask for repentance, God will forgive us, even if we don’t deserve it. In the parable, the father represents God, who forgives the most terrible sins and the lost son re... ... middle of paper ... ...stop people from being bitter and hateful towards others. Some, on the other hand are of the opinion that if you forgive some one, that person will think they have got away with their actions and just sin again. The forgiveness of sins in our world today is extremely hard to do as revenge is easier and in some cases an instant reaction to a wrongdoing.
Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering is a reality because they are born into a broken world in the result of the fall (Hiles & Smith, 2014). Christians understand that “suffering increases our compassion and equips us to comfort others who suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Also, Christians understand that Jesus died for humanity to gain eternal life. If people reject the purifying death of Jesus, then they will suffer the consequences of God’ rebellion (Gockel, 2009). This means that God will not save them, nor force them to believe in Him; in which they will be condemning themselves to suffer.
Character formed by story that we must do everything (pride) or nothing (sloth) See self as God does and we can have the freedom to go on, God sees me as a sinner but there is still grace. Nature of Sin Relates to salvation basically good with bad parts then the bad is saved; corrupt and rebellious then transformation is needed. Relates to ministry encourage to do better, or repent and born again! Terms, Causes of Sin
The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God. 16:16- "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned". Today, the tasks of the apostles have similar meanings. To cast out devils is to fight injustice and do the will of God and to anoint the sick is basically to care for them. Modern disciples will still try to preach the gospel and spread the word of God.
Grace and peace are the two main words that explain and summarize all of Christianity to Galatia. Grace is the forgiveness of sins creating a quiet conscience. God loves us even though we do not deserve his love. The second term peace does not have a meaning unless sin has first been forgiven. The law will continue to accuse and terrify the conscience for sin.
Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness (Matthew 5:38-48) mentions the Lex Talionis, law of limitation and Jesus’ new guidance; when any form of retaliation is rejected. Instead, Jesus tells Christians to “turn the other cheek” and “pray for your persecutors Christians believe that everybody in some way is a sinner but God is always willing to forgive you as long as you repent because he is so loving and this is shown in the Bible, the story of the woman in
The Sermon on the Mount contains moral teachings, or the beatitudes, that have challenged and inspired Christians since the time they were spoken. The beatitudes are a foundation to building a home in Heaven. When you read the beatitudes without studying their meaning, some of them may sound contradictory. To most people’s way of thinking, to be blessed is to be happy, however that may not always be the case. The lessons we learn, and the faith we find in Christ, from our struggles can bring us hidden blessings.
Despite any and all sins or flaws, we... ... middle of paper ... ...e on earth. Scrutinizing Bible passages for their meaning is much more effective than just reading over them. When we take the time to see what the writer and God are trying to tell us through the passage, we can more effectively study the Bible and extract more information that has relevance to our Christian walk. Romans 11:33 through 12:2 display praises sent to God that also present questions about his character that, when answered, give us a depiction of the vastness of God’s glory. The second part of this passage tells us how we should live – striving to be like minded with Christ.
Throughout Paul’s whole letter to the Galatians, he tries to prove to them that this is all false and by just having faith in G... ... middle of paper ... ...wish Christians that were trying to change their beliefs. Having faith is all one needs to get God’s love and redemption. Many of Paul’s points were relevant to social concerns and Christian faith in the 21st century. We have laws that lead us on the right path to not sin and therefore having faith for God to forgive us for our sins. The hypocritical part of Paul’s letter to the Galatians also reminded me of some 21st century concerns as well.