The Christian faith focuses on the orientation of the human heart behind human thoughts and actions. Living by faith is a beautiful alternative to the way people think of themselves and the way they live in relation to others in their daily lives (Merrick, 2014). Christians see themselves in terms of God’s profound love for them but not in terms of what they do. The teachings of the Christian faith; nonviolence, non-retaliation, inward integrity, selflessness, and love your neighbor as yourself provide the framework for ethical thinking. Although, adopting belief in Christianity can bring forth confusion in the heart and mind causing agony of learning to sacrifice one’s rightful claims for personal justice for the restoration of another (Merrick, 2014).
When we act it is always best to do it with love. The Bible promotes the well being of living a healthy and moral life. Old teachings that create a incorporeal s... ... middle of paper ... ...or those who abide by its teachings of love and faith. The religious aspect of life has created a balance of good and bad so that all bad doing does not corrupt the world. The idea of a heaven and hell for those who believe has created fear in committing violence.
In today’s Christian worldview there are many essential basics. God is the biggest element because he is the reason why there is a Christian worldview. Humanity and Jesus was created for God’s use. God used Jesus to restore humanity since the fall of humanity many people had turned against GOD. In my essay I hope to explain the importance of each essential component is to the Christian worldview and what I believe when it comes to the Christian worldview.
Simply, the Gospel provides the opportunity for salvation. The Gospel is the message of the kingdom of God and God’s intervening acts to reconcile and restore creation through our Messiah, God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 1:2-4 notes: God promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. According to the Canons of Dort, God sending God’s Son is a manifestation of love. God’s love is the driving force behind the message of the Gospel.
John 1:1 shows how Jesus was with God in the beginning of creation, in Genesis 1:2 it tells how Jesus was hovering over the waters. John 5:24 show how Jesus has the power of forgiveness, and again in John 8:51. In John 20:28, 31 Thomas calls Jesus, my Lord and God, and goes to say, so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God. Here in 1 John 5:20 at the end of the verse it reveals how Jesus is not only the Son of God, along with being the true God, “…We are in the true One — that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Of the historic theologians one that I have really appreciated learning from is St. Julian of Norwich and her writing Revelations of Divine. St. Julian taught that God is not angered by our sin but is rather saddened and has pity on us. Instead of wrath we receive forgiveness. Our sin then becomes the opportunity to learn and grow. For me this speaks to the understanding that God is not the angry divine waiting to strike us down when fall, but is there to pick us up again with forgiveness and grace.
Asha Reynolds THEO 404-06 Dr. Dalton 21 September, 2015 Paper #1 Within the Bible it reveals the essentials and key concepts of the Christian faith. There are a few essential principles that most Christians believe, which are as follows; the deity of Christ, belief in the resurrection and the power it gives us over death and sin and, salvation by God’s grace and not by works but salvation is through Jesus. It would s necessarily that we understand these key principles and believe in them if we are truly to be followers of Jesus Christ. In today 's society it is import that the Christian faith values its historical past and be flexible enough to reach the generation today. In this paper I will briefly discuss the essentials of Christian faith
What was the Holy Spirit referring to when he influenced the author to write " in the beginning" in John 1:1-2 ? Theologians and Biblical Scholars associate “in the beginning” to the creation account in Gen 1:1-3. However, John 1-3 concentrate its subject matter to the incarnate Christ and his mission to the world, which Jesus would come to live and sacrifice his life for those who would believe. Furthermore, the book of John demonstrates the power, knowledge, and wisdom that accompanies your calling. Raymond Brown stated: ‘If the Gospel begins with “In the beginning,” it is because the coming of Jesus will be presented as a new and definitive creation.” When we look at Gen 1:1-3 and John 1:1-2 it is easy to define similar themes in both.
Some may ask questions about who he is or what’s he does, some may just say his name when they pray or use his name in vain. Secondly, I will talk about creation. As a Christian I believe that god created this world and all living things. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Once god said let there be light there was light.
Genesis 2 describes the creation of human beings and other little details. It states that the universe was created in six days. Those days can be even more broken down into steps from there. The first four days of creation was physical. God created all the universe and the physical characteristics.