This paper will defend what Christians should mean by 1Timothy 2:3-4, “This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” This scripture has been interpreted many ways by many theologians, but I shall defend the scripture with the knowledge and understanding of what this scripture means. (1) God desires that all men be saved because “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises as some understand slowness, instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9 NIV). Bear in mind that our Lord patience means salvation. (2) “I have no pleasure in death of him who dies says the Lord God: therefore turn yourselves and live (Ezekiel 18:32 KJV).” (3) “Him who comes to me I will certainly not cast out.” (John 6:37 KJV) Because God loves us, His desire is for us to be saved. Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might have a right to the tree of life.
Discipleship and Mark's Gospel Mark's Gospel can tell us the entire truth about discipleship, telling Christians about the faith, responsibility, and sacrifice involved in following Jesus. Some may even say that we glimpse a harsh reality of what it really means to be a true Christian disciple and to have complete faith. Although in saying this, it is important to note that Mark's Gospel does also cover the rewards and the actual meaning of discipleship. This is important to include as Mark's Gospel was written at a time when Christians endured much persecution. They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel.
‘A practical guide to biblical ethics’ was written to help Christians follow and understand God’s law, so that they may live a lifestyle that honours God. By using the expression ‘God’s law’, Smith means the moral will of God as to what is right and wrong. This is encompassed in the Ten Commandments and expanded on throughout the Bible. Kevin Gary Smith(2012:6-9) wrote the book for believers whose prayers are to live a righteous life. The book is, however, not written only for academics or full time pastors, but is aimed for all Christians to understand.
Any wealth they have they might acquire, should be shared with those less fortunate than themselves. Christians must put bible teachings, and their faith into practice. There are so many teachings in the bible that show a Christian their responsibilities. Even if they are not expressed directly, a Christian should realise what is right to do from following other teachings in the bible and the example that Jesus set in the way he lived his life. He taught to "Love thy Neighbour" and he did so himself.
Christians' Feelings About Abortion and Euthanasia Sanctity of like means the belief that human life is sacred and holy. Christians believe that human life is sacred; it is a gift from God, God values life, so much so that ' he has counted the hairs on our head' (Luke 12 v7). Their beliefs are reflected in what denomination they are and how seriously the follow the teachings of the bible. Each follows different ways of believing. The bible teaches them how to live their lives as Christians, so they believe it.
One benefit is knowing that after you die that life does not stop at death, but there is an after life. So by Christians know that there is an after life they do not fear death because they know they will be in heaven with God. Another benefit to Christian’s belief is that we can be forgiven of our sins. Christian ethics for forgiveness is a very important foundation (Fiala, 2012). In order for God to forgive Christians, Christians will have to forgive others.
That love and grace does not come without a price. The price is a life that is lived for God. It carries with it certain ethical and moral responsibilities to the community and all mankind. Those moral and ethical responsibilities are the backbone for society. In Christianity, Christ is central in atoning for the sins of mankind.
For example, Jesus affirms the importance of agape when he preaches the message of “loving your neighbor as yourself,” something that is known as the “Golden Rule” of Christianity. Agape is also emphasized when Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is today one of the most well-known Biblical stories by Christians. This is no surprise, considering that it is told to emphasize the importance of brotherly love between everyone. And as Jesus’ final act of agape, he died on the cross for Christian’s sins.
Christian Beliefs About Forgiveness Christians believe that forgiveness is there trade mark and is essential that you call yourself a Christian. Jesus had more to say about forgiveness than anything else through out his teaching. So this shows us how important it is to us today. He taught forgiveness and carried his teaching into his own life. The old law of moses stated “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a life for a life”.
Salivation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Chris. According to Christian Belief’s, Christians believed that life is sacred and therefore they have a responsibility to others and themselves and are taught that all men should be treated with respect "Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land I have given you. (Exodus 20.13) Christians are taught the meaning of Salvation and that it is needed in order to be delivered, yet salvation is not so easily achieve. Christians are instructed that after death on earth, there is another life, a life where we will either burn in eternity in the fiery pits of hell or we would soar with angels