He was greatly feared by the people who tried feverishly to make themselves worthy of his grace in his eyes. Although the Puritan people knew that they chosen few were the only ones going to Heaven, they still strove to be good people. Their live styl... ... middle of paper ... ... live it, but in a way that if you are truly a Christian then you have all the freedom that you need. All the "bad" things will not appeal to you. All humans are born sinners, but I believe that you have the power to control your sin.
Religion might seem like a great thing to follow, “[…] but why does it start wars, build huge churches, and fail to feed the poor,” Bethke states. Religion is a crutch people start to lean on only when they are having difficulties or problems, due to the church being more for the broken instead of those who are worthy of religion. Many people believe in Jesus more than religion, due to the fact that he is the work of god, while religion is an idea that was made up by man
Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty In the following essay I will include and discuss the Christian views on wealth and poverty. I will also include why there is need for world development, and I will also explain the work of one Christian agency working for world development. Christians believe earning money should be done in an honest work style. They believe earning money should not take over there lives as it says in Mathew 6:24 “You cannot serve both God and money,” Here it tells Christians to not allow money to over power their lives and they should stay loyal to God. Christians usually do not approve of occupations, which exploit other people or cause harm such as gambling.
The ideal action we would take as God’s people would be to help those in need, but like the Good Samaritan parable in the Bible, many would not help those in need. It is not always easy to see Christ in the people around us because we are human and we are not perfect. Dorothy explains this statement when she says, “It would be foolish to pretend that it is easy always to remember this” (Room for Christ 2). We need to make room in our hearts for Christ, and also the people that presented to us as Christ. Our readings from Luke’s Gospel portray those in poverty as the people who will inherit the earth and be by Christ’s side in the kingdom of heaven.
Some people believe that there should be no rich people in the world as long as there is poverty in the world. Christians believe in helping those who are less fortunate, because of religious teachings such as "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need, how can the love of God be in him?" They believe that everyone is equal and that we should help each other and share the wealth as it belongs to God. Most Christians would agree with the statement as the teachings of Jesus say that we should help each other. Jesus said: "The man with two tunics should share with him that has none, and the one who has food must do the same."
Viewpoint on the Presence of Economic Classes in Reference to Cristian Beliefs The church teaches Christians to believe if you have money you should use it to help people who aren’t as well as you, and to help rid the world of poverty. Christians believe people who are rich enough to share their money for helping people but don’t are wrong, and they will be judged before they enter heaven by God. Some Christians would agree with this because God give Moses the Ten Commandments and they were rules for us to follow and help one another. The rich man is one example of this because he did not use the money he had to help the beggar who lived outside his gates, so he was sent to hell. Some Christians go and sell everything, and become poor and follow Jesus as they believe as long as there is poverty they should not be rich as it is unfair for the people who are poor.
Jesus meant they would bring people into the family of God. They would follow Jesus’ footsteps and spread the good news and convert people to Christianity. Jesus called a crowd to him along with his disciples and said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up the cross and follow me.” The cost of discipleship’s threefold. To deny ‘self’ means Jesus’ followers must always put other people’s needs before their own. Jesus said, “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” They must be honest, resist temptation.
8:9). His teaching ministry (many lessons and parables) One of the great many teachings of Jesus are he was making us aware of what we worship such as the category of money. Sin can be as simple as the love of money that we cannot hang on to our sins or our love of money and still follow Jesus. There cannot be the best of both worlds; one cannot be in this world and in the next. Peter for example was sure that since he had given-up everything for the Lord that he should be guaranteed a place in heaven or a special reward.
In the Gospel Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me…he must deny self and take up his cross and follow me.” Jesus’ death was not a sign of his failure, but the climax of his ministry. Christians believe that Jesus’ death arises from our separation from God.
Not very well. Kuyper says that as Christians, before we help any of our fellow brothers and sisters in need that we need to make sure that we are doing it for the right reasons. As we serve, we should also find ways to show God 's’ glory through what we are doing instead of what we are