Christians see it as protecting the bible but it just comes across as ignorant. I am not saying I don’t share in the opinions of many christians, but more than anything I am saying that christians need to learn that not everyone in the world is going to see it the same way they will. When it comes to sin, same sex marriage, and living a holy life there are more than one opinion on what is right. So, you can’t justify all of the hate-acts in the name of your religion. Instead use all that energy you waste on hate to love and help those around you, despite whether you think they are “right or wrong”.
Reading Report One “Paramount and Permanent Authority of the Bible” explained how people today perceive the Bible. John A. Broadus points out several interesting points on how Christians today have contradicted what the Bible says on many different occasions to make it say what we really want it to. Broadus starts off by saying how some people believe that the Bible “contains the word of God” instead of believing that it is actually the word of God. He begins to tell those who say it only contains His words that we must understand that even though we may not always interpret what the Bible has to say the right way, we must realize that the words of the Bible are still the truth that comes from God alone. John Broadus also addresses the
The so... ... middle of paper ... ...all completely different individuals and go through different struggles, but if you follow God an listen to his word you will not lose. Its okay to sacrifice in order to conquer what’s going to come. Belief in God will help you further than a hallway believer cause your questioning his power. God is the king of all kings and lord of all lords so why do people question him everyday. I also question what he does because of my own personal reasons that happened in my life.
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
There must be some fairly significant reasons that cause individuals to become so committed to arguing their point of view in the evolution/creation debate. Many creationists feel that without a supernatural creation by an intelligent being there is no purpose to the universe and no reason to live (Wager, 1997). Many Christian creationists hope that by convincing others of Godís role in the origins of life, they can more effectively lead others to salvation. Still others believe that it is the duty of Christians to "defend against the godless dogma of evolutionary humanism" (Tyler, 1995). It is easy to see why this topic is so important to people.
Is God the real truth? Without richness for God in their heart, we can see why so many struggle and fall into self-hurt and other dependency issues. Will it be science or the Word of God one has to search their soul? This should n... ... middle of paper ... ...d. Genesis teaches us about human identity, civilization, natural world and human relationships. 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.
In this book Hunter provides historical investigations that bring fourth both sociological and theological consideration of the implication of world changing. Hunter discusses that many idealistic young evangelicals believe that if they can change a person’s mind and heart through a conversion to Christianity then they can change society and culture as a whole, but as we see throughout scripture as well as historical accounts this arg... ... middle of paper ... ...r hearts. Reading this book allowed me to find a sense of comfort it's fact that God is not calling me to change the world but rather to use the gifts and talents he as given me to worship him. Being a Christians in not about changing the world or preserving the social well being of all, it is about giving glory and honor to our Creature and allow other to see the light or Jesus. Who are we to say that “Christ’s victory over the principalities and powers of oppressive institutions” was insufficient?
horizontal rule Mr. Darwin – The Keen Observer: Governing edicts in early U.S. universities were often established by church clergymen who genuinely and sincerely believed there were certain things about God and creation which were beyond question. But things changed and leaders of higher learning began to realize that freedom to question all things is a necessary step to arriving at 'truth'. And... ... middle of paper ... ...re are those in both camps who will at least hear a person out before making a judgment. I have as my personal consolation men of history like Galileo who said, "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same god who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Although Galileo was a prominent citizen of his time, his ideas were suppressed by the church and in a very real sense he became a martyr for truth because he defended nature.
When I first heard about these two streams I wondered what did these have to do with God anyway. But it hit me, there are people (empiricist) in the world that believe that if you can’t see it, touch it, smell it, or hear it isn’t real the empiricist rely on the five senses to uncover the truth. “Empiricism” is a theory about knowledge that emphasizes the role of exp... ... middle of paper ... ...hange their minds, we can only follow the path that God has set for us and make the decision that is right for us. Because being a Christian is faith and it demands uncompromising truth. No belief system is above inquiry, and in matters of faith the only belief worth having is a true one (Come Reason Ministries, 1999).
They both are convicted with their beliefs and depending on whose arguments you believe, a person can do further research on the topic to make an educated decision on their own whether or not there is a God. Rev. Billy Graham provides valid arguments for the belief in God. He provides references to King David who was a great leader and believed in God, many people study King David because of who he was and even though he believed in God, he still struggled. Rev.