Jehovah Witness are collectivistic, according to my friend Giselle “we 're all striving to live in a paradise where we all love each other and our creator. If we try to be independent, we will all somehow struggle. That is why we keep united to help each other.” Jehovah Witnesses are a low- context, direct religion, they read things from the bible and interpret the word of the bible and reword it to help people understand. Jehovah witness is High-uncertainty avoidance; they don 't try to control what happens because they already have an idea of what going to happen by reading the Bible. However they are really big on rules, they are expected to follow all rules.
Godsey wrote, “It is a form of myopic self-centeredness that presumes to place ourselves-our vision and our understanding- at the center of God’s universe.” He further supports his theory by saying, “We Christians should know that this kind of self-centered “if you are not with us, you are against us” thinking actually seems to be precisely the sort of religious thinking that Jesus was trying to get people beyond.” In other words, Godsey is certain that humans, especially Christians, when it comes to faith are extremely self-centered which results in them thinking that God is Christian and nothing more. The Christians may be so preoccupied with pleasing the Christian
Once you decide upon a denomination, devote yourself to the opposing side. Explore with passion the principles, motivations, and guidelines of a viewpoint besides your own. Every belief and way of life has merit; it is just up to us to discover it. Finally, when you have considered all sides, celebrate the similarities; do not harp on the differences. If we all serve the God who we believe that we do, isn’t that what He would want?
This is a logical fallacy because if the bible is known for its good stories and its good fables, but most of the book contains things that are frowned upon by god himself. In conclusion, Paine makes a good argument that the bible is wrong and the stories in it don’t make a lot of sense. He makes a god point about his religion being his mind and not what a book has to say or what preachers have to talk about to further the word of god. For me I grew up in a catholic family, went to catholic schools, and go to church every Sunday. These points make sense but I cant agree with Paine one hundred percent on this one.
Montesquieu's beliefs were also similar to many of the other philosophes. They criticized the established church and 'certainly opposed the ritual forms of both Catholic and Protestant worship'; (O'Brien et al 631). One of Montesquieu's key arguments throughout the novel when dealing with religion is that God's precepts are more important then anything else. He says 'for, whatever religion one may have, obedience to the laws, love of mankind, and respect for one's parents are always the principal acts of religion'; and no matter what your religion is, you should acknowledge 'God loves mankind, since he founded a religion to make them happy; … and you are certain to please him by loving them also; that is to say performing all the duties of charity and humanity towards them, and in not violating the laws under which they live'; (101).
God’s message is clear, we are to take the Bible seriously and not just a piece of literature but also factual knowledge of how we began. We see how God worked to make this world and how we have grown to ruin this creation. We forgot too often how amazing the world truly is and take this all for granted. By reading Genesis we can truly learn how flawed we can be. We all assume the world will be here as we know it, but this is just something we tell ourselves, a fabrication so we do not have to face life biggest questions.
As I got older, these lessons have become less general and have been focused mainly on respecting other religions. This is because we are at a time and age where there are many, many different religions and because of this, there are also many arguments about who belongs to the right and “true” church. Of course, every religion believes that they are the true and chosen religion of God. Nevertheless, we need to take into consideration that despite what we believe, others may believe differently and it is not okay to put down and/or criticize other religions because of difference of opinion. We are all sons and daughters of a God who lo... ... middle of paper ... ...not single out a specific group of people, but address everyone.
If we have other authority that tells us something contradicting it, we must realize that because of the Bible’s sole authority in our lives, it comes before everything else. Because of the Bible’s Godly nature, true Baptists refuse to place any other writings, doctrine, or creeds above it. Sole Authority is easily recognized in the Scriptures. I Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” The Bible clearly states that it itself is the very Word of God. And if we believe in a just, righteous, omnipotent God, we must believe and give heed to His words.
Other people bravely tell them that they are already Christian, and another people feels sorry for their soul and tries to convey Trinitarian doctrine and the true gospel to them. However we are theology students who must defend our faith. And in order to defeat our enemy we must know our enemy. Jehovah’s Witness runs in a well structured organization and Jehovah’s Witness demands your royalty. If you do not belong to the organization, no matter how much bible study you undertake, you cannot understand the bible.
He felt that the men who wrote the Bible were not directed by God in any way whatsoever. He also began to doubt that Jesus was even the messiah (Franklin, 6). Franklin’s God had become a... ... middle of paper ... ...te apparent in the differences and very few similarities in the way they view God and His Word. Deist believe that God created the universe and left it up to mankind to decided how it will be run while the Puritan congregation depended entirely on God to decided how Earth will be run and hoped for His love, grace and salvation. Although these particular individuals originated from the same areas around the same time, their ideas of God are on two different extremes.