You need to stand up for your beliefs and show them that you are different. This means you can't be afraid to say no, that's not right, but remember you can't resist temptations on your own, you need God working openly in your life. If you find a good group of Christians, it will also help you to have someone to hold you accountable and fellowship with.
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.
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.
Our flesh will get in the way of the authority of the scripture as well as the meaning of scripture. When we realize, we are wrong, we want to take what the Bible says about our actions and try to justify them. When bad things happen in our lives and we do not understand why, we feel like we can change what God says about himself to make us feel better. We justify our turning from Him when times get tough by saying that if He was a good God then He would not allow this to happen. This creates a problem of no progress.
Christians should not be silent on social issues due to their size, moral compass and Gods activeness. They should not judge the lives of the people they know but gently criticize them while displaying Jesus’ love and acceptance. Social issues around the world personally affect many Christians. ‘All these issues and many others affect both Christians and those with no religious faith,’ about one third, ‘32% of the World population is Christian . So Christians should utilise their numbers and partake in social issues that directly concern them or issues which create, ‘the stirring of the love of God which cannot be contained,’ within them.
Christian Beliefs on the Beginning and End of Life All Christians believe that life is special to God and this means that all Christians have certain guidelines to follow about the beginning and end of life. Although this is true Christians are unpredictable and might change their beliefs in an unusual situation, such as, if the Christian would suffer devastating consequences of an act such as birth; the pregnant woman might consider abortion. Some Christians preach the word of god to many people, but is it being forced on them? No, because it is his or her choice to listen, you can’t force someone to absorb what you are saying, unless you are the leader of a cult in which you “brain wash” the person you are preaching to. Christians accept that everyone has the right to a point of view, which means that if someone doesn’t believe in Christianity then they will appreciate the persons point of view and wont try to turn them into Christians.
Jesus needed to resist this temptation and look to God alone, not turn to his own “powers” to feed himself. This temptation provides a slew of learning for Christians. We need to evaluate ourselves and remember, that just because we have the power to do something, does not mean God wants us to do it. Jesus did exactly what his Father willed him to do.
Despite the efforts of the churches to stick close to their faith, it seems impossible to return to the Early Church God had ordained for the Israelites. However, the theme “Moving Forward” gives hope for many churches and communities to collaborate in order to fix a corrupted and blinded secular society. 1st Corinthians 15:58 described Paul’s encouragement to the church in Corinth to not lose hope in the fight against evil. When the world became sinful, Paul refused to let his anxiety and pain hinder him from preaching the Gospel to the other churches. His persistence reflects how Christians should survive and maintain their faith in struggles.
How should Christians, who strive to remain true to the Word and laws of God, participate in social and political affairs? There are two things that a Christian must remember when contributing in government affairs. First, they must that God has put the governing authorities in place and their actions are under his control. Second, Christians must see that we are still to obey God's laws first and foremost and thus we should fight against what is wrong even if it is what we are called to do by the government. As Christians we want to make a positive difference by joining our government.
Creating a bias is basically cutting off all other views of the world, which is not what God is encouraging. This passage is an important part of Matthew, as it provides an explanation as to what people's motivations behind their actions should be. Striving to reach the Kingdom of God is what should be motivating people. People should not worry about what tomorrow will bring and start living life for what they have. Even people of biblical times need relief from the everyday hassles and have the time to commune with God and their faith.