Although I strongly believe in resting in the finish work of the cross, I also believing in striving to live in a way that exemplifies discipleship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt working in my life. Striving to modify the deeds of the flesh to become more like the image of the Son of God, should be goal for all believers. Obedience is better than sacrifice and will cause God to highly favor you as He did His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was obedient to the things his father wanted him to do. He also did hard things that his flesh didn’t want to do, even to the point of death.
Through the Scared Tradition and Sacred Scripture, revelation is transmitted to the Church. That is why revelation is also linked with Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium. Our obedience and faith should be our only response to revelation. Through this faith we give ourselves to God, so that we can have a strong relationship with him. He was the one who first gave himself and loves us.
‘A practical guide to biblical ethics’ was written to help Christians follow and understand God’s law, so that they may live a lifestyle that honours God. By using the expression ‘God’s law’, Smith means the moral will of God as to what is right and wrong. This is encompassed in the Ten Commandments and expanded on throughout the Bible. Kevin Gary Smith(2012:6-9) wrote the book for believers whose prayers are to live a righteous life. The book is, however, not written only for academics or full time pastors, but is aimed for all Christians to understand.
The congregation becomes the example of the Gospel by faithfully responding to the call to be the incarnation of God 's story that calls for the world to come to know the truth of the Gospel. The implication of this is a responsibility placed on the Christian leader to live this out for the community and willingly guide the community and its unique individuals to fulfill their call in the mission of God. This all can be accomplished because the Gospel provides us confidence because it call us to participate in the will of God. Newbigin concludes with this, “He knows what he is doing, and we can trust him. Such experience is a summons to self-searching, to repentance, and to fresh commitment.
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. Reading the Bible requires an interpretation of the writer’s words into their intended meaning. The aforementioned excerpt can be explained as, first, an exaltation of God’s glory and second, as a compulsion to surrender one’s life and to be in this world but not of it. The excerpt from this passage begins in verse 33 where Paul writes praises of God for the elements of his character that we as humans could never understand. The word depth may illustrate the discernment of our Lord being vast beyond our comprehension.
He wants all of his children to obey their masters through Him, regardless of how tiresome the task becomes. Several books within the Bible illustrate the importance of sacrifice and discipline in the journey to salvation and everlasting happiness. God enforces that believing in Him, having hope, and putting in fruitful work is the true path to a righteous life and acceptance into Heaven (1 Cor. 15:58). The strength to endure any obstacle comes from your relationship with God and the integrity you have for it; exhibiting the significant relationship between His word and your work.
“And God almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people” (Genesis 28:3, The New King James Version). Christians understand that though they live in a fallen world, God promised that he would never leave or forsake them. They rely on God's provision and have confidence that he will provide for their needs. So, one can see that there are basic principles that are accounted for the Christian worldview. There are more principles, but the ones explained above are representative of Christianity's perspective, truth, and how it influences belief and action.
The peace of God is essential, along with prayer and fasting in the kindgom lifestyle. All in all, the description of the kingdom lifestyle is a personal relationship with God and the love for others. It is the ulimate way of living with Jesus Christ and fulfilling the mission commanded, that is, making disciples for Jesus Christ. It is the “dos” that need to be done in obedience to God, by faith. Furthermore, Paul provides even more evidence to the church in Colossae.
In chapter 1: Divine Revelation Itself, it is discussed how God wants us to understand and know the love he has for us. Revelation does not only consist of words about God: but it also contains the living experience of God. God shows us how to live as he would want us to not just by telling us but also God reveals himself. When coming to grips with that God is truly like, we come to understand the reasoning for our existence. As we all now he died in order to save us, he also makes us aware of our connection to God.
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.