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.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.
The hardest part about doing this is clearing up misconceptions concerning what discipleship is, says Dave Treat. The Gospel is not something that we believe to get into heaven, nor is Jesus all that we need. Yes, scripture is important to understand, and no, attending church does not make you a believer. These misconceptions hinder the ability to create genuine relationships with our father in heaven, since they misunderstand him above all. In a Western Post-Christian society, this is the biggest issue, but Brad Taylor stresses that the impactfulness of these D-groups is not so much in the program as it is in the relationships.
In order for God to forgive Christians, Christians will have to forgive others. When Christian forgives this mean that they let go of grudges and do not define their lives how they have been hurt (Jarman, 2011). Sometimes this can be hard for christuans to understand how can they forgive somonone that has wronged them no matter what they have done. But christanty influnces peoples behavior when they are ready to forgive. They also want to do it because it pleases god and they want to please him.
This primarily means the Bible for some, although as Catholics we accept as equally true the teachings of the Apostles handed down through the bishops and known as Tradition. For both the Bible and Tradition, we believe we must obey because the teachings come from God, not because they are wise, will ensure a long life or prosperity. Christian ethics may be contrasted with Utilitarianism, whose adherents simply "do what works." Utilitarian ethics allowed the Holocaust, slavery, and totalitarian Communism. Because Christians do not believe humans made themselves or occurred "naturally," we do not believe we are free to do whatever su... ... middle of paper ... ...?
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
Jesus is the only way to God. Through Jesus we can accomplish everything that is going to be for our own good. This might just be difficult to understand for a person who was never introduced to God before or who came from a different worldview. Despite this God teaches us to love one another no matter our differences. The fear of God is essential for a Christian because this will prevent him or her from harming others.
A Christian life is Christian when you have faith that God has a plan for you and that in the end the plan will work out in your favor. As a Christian I do believe that God has a plan for me that in the end it will work out in my favor and I have to have patience. Sometimes I must reassure myself that God has my back and he is looking out for my best interest in the long run. I believe that everyone, at least once, has had a hard time to understand something has happened to them and to have the faith to believe that it is God’s plan for your life. In the long run, I do believe that everything that has happened this far in my life has happened in the benefit for me and has also shaped me to be the person that I am today.
Jesus is the only way to God. Through Jesus we can accomplish everything that is going to be for our own good. This might just be difficult to understand for a person who was never introduced to God before or who came from a different worldview. Despite this God teaches us to loved one another no matter no matter our differences. The fear of God is essential for a Christian because this will prevent him or her to harm others.
Being a Christian Role Model A role model is somebody you desire to be like; someone who sets a good example. Christians today need a role model who encourages them to have faith and be strong through difficult times. The qualities a Christian role model should have are faith, loyalty, strength, dedication and not being influenced by public opinions. Some people would agree with the statement that Peter isn’t a good role model for Christians today for the reason that Peter promised that he wouldn’t deny Jesus when Jesus predicted his denial. This proves that in this passage Peter is untrustworthy; Christians today want to look up to someone who keeps their promises and is loyal.