It’s the responsibility of the worshipper to understand the consequences associated with disobeying God’s rules, and if he/she doesn’t listen, he/she will suffer the ultimate price, and god will turn against him/her. The Puritans believed that people must engage with God internally, and truly grip and capture the essence of his religious scripture. One might infer that if one is to be a true follower of God, one must be do God justice rightfully and justifiably. According to John Winthrop, in "A Modell of Christian Charitie," the “m... ... middle of paper ... .... He said the most important thing is that people read the bible, engage in their faith, act unified, work humbly, support each other, and refuse to work falsely with God.
In other words, as the verbal expression goes “we were born in sin and live therein.” As a result, our temptations can either make us or break us. The Bible states in Romans 7:19 that “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do” (King James Version). Strictly speaking, albeit we aspire to do good, because of our sinful nature, it becomes a struggle. However, it is for this reason, our nefarious nature that God sent down his son from Heaven, to give us hope. My definition of hope is “a positive anticipation of God’s promise.” It is this hope that gives us a reason to live, a reason to go on and vigor to surmount these temptations.
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?
He speaks with authority, He is determined to say what is the truth with such couth that we may be able to understand. Unfortunately, every single human being is sinful, and will not understand in the same way Jesus does, so He spoke in parables. Explaining what we are to know in this way, we are able to comprehend His teachings, therefore being able to further the work of Christ. Jesus tells the importance of forgiving other people. He gives appropriate reasoning when dealing with confrontation, and gives hope for praying with a group of people.
Man was made in the image of God. This is something we can believe since science has proven that other items have been found. Our morality depends on what culture we are raised in. Knowing values in life and what each thing we do reflex on us as a person. People have a sinful nature and must ask for forgiveness.
Matthews talkings about how Jesus thinks people should treat others the way they want to be treated. He states, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”(St. Matthews, 7:1) and, “for with that judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged”(St Matthews, 7:2). Jesus is saying that if you judge others, you will be judged back. He explains that you shouldn't judge others for their imperfections when you have your own. We see a lot of this happening in today's society.
God wants us to totally rely on Him, therefore we cannot know the extent or times of situations. It really changed my perspective on thinking. I can never obey God and maybe trust Him, but it comes together. If I only obey, I try the theology of works, which is denying Jesus’ sacrifice. The Lord wants my whole heart and simply not trusting Him fully is a sin.
We fall into the trap of chasing an emotional response; our desire to achieve happiness eventually lead to being burned out by bowing to the pressure of being happy and chasing after possessions, the perfect body or a dream job. At this point it is easy to conclude that the pursuit of happiness is making us unhappy but when you take a closer look, it really isn’t so. Could our mind-set or focus be making us unhappy? This feeling of being burned out is never in the pursuit of a fulfilled and balanced life; it’s the direct result of persistent mindless pursuit of one or two things and neglecting all the rest. Dissatisfaction When you pursue a feeling you will never be satisfied because you are pursuing an outcome and instead of seeking avenues that lead to your desired emotional response.
A healthy self esteem helps the child to smile more readily and handle life with ease. You can make your child feel important and respectful in many ways, the best being leading by your own example. Make them realize that though we may make mistakes and suffer from self doubt from time to time, all of us are still important, valued and loved. The self esteem of the child will increase when they see the importance you give to nurturing your own self esteem. Some of the beliefs of your child about their abilities may be inaccurate & irrational.
In James, we saw "Faith alone" is only used in the entire Bible when it is condemned. The epistle of James only mentions it in the negative sense. It could be stated; faith is the first step that we must take to receive help from God. We must "believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Faith is believing, but there needs to be a larger idea connected with that faith.