/ To him be the glory forever! Amen. (12:1)Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. (2)Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Christians refer to the Bible as a guide for living daily as God’s light in a secular world.
As Christians, we should be adherents of Christ, our Lord and Savior. Moreover, we are to carry out and preach The Great Commission to all humanity, whereby we are governed. Likewise, as verbalized in I Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” (King James Version), we should live a conscientious life that is pleasing to God. Nevertheless, in order to have Holiness, we must be compliant to God’s commandments and attend to our conscience. However, our conscience begins with the heart and it is the heart which fuels our conscious to compel us to live our lives Holy and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1) Holiness Defined Moreover, the Bible tells us in I Thessalonians 4:7, “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness” (King James Version).
He firmly believed in Predestination, which is God has a divine plan already mapped out. Calvin’s followers were known as Calvinists. With basic beliefs of superiority of faith over good works, a universal priesthood, which means that all believers are considered priests. He then created a pattern in the church (Presbyterian). Luther’s methods were based on his personal growth with God and changin... ... middle of paper ... ...as political and civil.
Furthermore, this atonement theory says the author, is an indication of Jesus’ peaceful hostility leading to the question of divine love as spoken in the Sermon on the Mount. However, the author remembers how Bonhoeffer dealt with the more committed way of Discipleship focusing on “denial without public engagement.” The call to divine love is not to resist evil but to struggle ... ... middle of paper ... ...style, names, words but the way to church renewal in world-wide discipleship. What is really needed in this secular society and church is a “discovering again of Jesus,” explaining it as “a thicker Jesus.” Therefore, one last insight the book taught me was to think about discipleship interactively. It is not a passive but an active message. It is by going into the flied of spiritual battle that true discipleship follow the ways of Jesus.
The doctrine of Plenary Inspiration is a doctrine that says that all of a canon is inspired by the Holy Spirit not just certain parts like the Protestants believe. The church agrees with this doctrine saying that entire canons should be considered inspired by God and not just ones that are picked by the Protestants. Hodge makes a great argument for the Protestants throughout this essay as he describes the importance and the origins of the scriptures. He backs up his argeuement by talking about how the Holy Spirit inspired the scriptures and communicates through the Apostles.
The English Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, composed a political poem by the name of “England in 1819”. According to Percy, the sonnet provides a journalist kind of report on the state of England in 1819. The poem passionately attacks England’s oppressive ruling class, as the poet himself sees it. Shelley accuses the monarchy of tyranny with no true human compassion. A monarchy he condemns to include the army, the law, religion and senate (Percy).
The colonists fought hard to earn their victorious freedom behind General George Washington against the red coated British. In seventeen seventy- eight an alliance between the colonists and France was formed lending the colonists their legendary Navy to combat the British. The aide of the French cut off British supplies leading to the British surrender and ultimate defeat. The war lasted a long brutal eight years until surrender occurred at Yorktown in seventeen eighty-one; despite surrender, the treaty of Paris granting America its freedom would not be signed until seventeen eighty- three.
The American Revolution was the time the thirteen colonies fought for their independence from Britain. The revolution occurred from the aftermath of numerous events, including the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was thought out as a propaganda event for colonialist, to aid for more support in the cause for the American Revolution. The tenacity for Britain to keep ahold their colonists loosened and like a rubber band, tensions within the two groups snapped. British soldiers were sent to Boston and fired upon the Boston mob, leaving five men dead after the end of the chaos.
As well as being a supreme authority Evangelist’s believe that because the Bible was written by man through God’s instruction the Bible is both fully man’s and God’s (256). Furthermore, because the words written by man come directly from God the Bible is God’s holy word and everything it contains is true (257). The Evangelicals believed that “the Bible is the supreme authority for faith and practice” and it is Christ who redeemed us through the cross (Bingham 162). Lastly is the N... ... middle of paper ... ...I could grow and learn in a Christ centered environment and be more prepared for when I graduate and fond my place as a Christian in a secular world.
These may have had to do wi... ... middle of paper ... ... special clique of Protestant churches except the old and single affirmation of Luther. The seventh day Adventists for example have been able to recognize and adopt that despite being protestant they exist because they are waiting for a second coming; the Advent and that has become the basis of the mission. To sum up, Augustine’s view on actual sin by grace is crucial for the existence of mankind. Man ought to live in grace that yields its intended effect without fail and not opposing human freewill. John Calvin concurs as he says that “perfect freedom is when a person follows the will of God” (History through the eyes of Faith p.133).