It is the ongoing sanctification of the believer that is the proof of the justification that God dons on every believer upon the acceptance of Christ. It is in fact, the` process of sanctification that requires intentional diligent effort on the part of every believer. 1 Biblical Foundation The Word of God is a Christian’s final authority for every aspect of their lives, so when it comes to questions of character, one needs only look to the Bible (2 Peter 1:3). The more one seeks to ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey walk their talk and portray God’s love in all things, people see Christ through the very life of a believer and are drawn to His Truth. A Christian must overflow the love of Christ for others.
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).
The Holy Spirit has been given to all of us. It is working in and through us and in empowering believer to be more like Christ. However, we are still called to be obedient, and to answer this call. We can choose to suppress it. Or we can choose to listen to the calling of the Spirit and live for
Such experience is a summons to self-searching, to repentance, and to fresh commitment. It is not an occasion for anxiety. God is faith, and he will complete what he has begun.”3 The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, like a good sermon, moves from crisis, to hope and ends with practical application. Christianity today faces a culture that wants to relegate the truth of the Gospel to a pluralism of religious values that contributes to a universal search for salvation. However, there is hope for Christians in the unique story of God 's work for the redemption of the world and the promise of Christ 's return.
Our understanding of who God is (Theology) should shape our understanding and practice of the mission of the church. That’s another thing that I focus on, the church is just a building, but we as people- we are the church. We are called to be the church, and lead and guide people in the right direction through the Holy Spirit. The Doctrine of Scripture is vitally important to all Christians, for it is through the word that God saves us and causes us to grow in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Only through the scriptures do we have the knowledge of God is Jesus
It becomes important to uphold and defend the Bible’s authority and the power does not come from any simple measure employed by us individually. It is up to the congregation to openly confess the analytical propositions without fear and become actively engaged in the faith and obedience of which it asks (p. 56). Barth has an approach to the question of the bible’s authority from a biblical and gospel-centered perspe... ... middle of paper ... ...unter with Scripture, there is a personal presence of the Holy Spirit in leadership as witnessing as to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Transparency exists personally as a Christian when witnessing and teaching through the authority of Holy Scripture. This becomes solely dependent on the relationship that exists with the congregation and the Bible being the solitary authority.
Faith and works has a very critical relationship in salvation. Most believe, you are saved by faith in what you believe. This concept shows up throughout the bible. The view of salvation is a critical issue because it strikes at the very heart of the Gospel message, eternal life. The bible and Christian religion specifically, teaches that we are not saved by faith alone.
Even though there is and will always be some kind of questions about Christianity, there is no question about you needing to have faith in God and his biblical words in order to get to eternal life. Even through your trials and tribulations you have to keep the faith in the Lord, Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Hopefully, this will give you a better understanding on what a Christian Worldview is. The beliefs of living by the word of God, some of the history of it, and the importance of it.
The kingdom lifestyle described in the Beatitudes requires a spirit of submission unto God. Jesus is teaching this understanding to identify the emptiness a person must have to be filled and made whole. Afterward, a person can begin to be a witness of the salt and light, which is Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John records Jesus Christ saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life (Jn. 8:32, NASB).
As Christians it is our responsibility to live our lives in accordance with God’s will. Sharing the good news of God’s kingdom is imperative not only for our salvation, but that of many. If we don’t hear the gospel, we do not have an opportunity to embrace it. Additionally we cannot distort the message otherwise we diminish ... ... middle of paper ... ...g Jesus to lift us up and the Holy Spirit keeps us there. I have come away humbled by reading and researching Romans 1-8.