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Christian Beliefs And Salvation For A Christian

- The concentration for my research topic is to address that Christians need to recognize the importance of their denominational distinctions. I wanted to expand my focus to include how salvation plays a component in the denominational distinctions, because salvation is the significant part of being a Christian. People need to know the beliefs and principles of their denomination. Being Southern Baptist, my focus was on the different Protestant denominations and to better understand the Protestant denominations....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Christian terms, Jesus]

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Their Beliefs As A Christian

- 1. Their beliefs as a Christian (Include sacraments) As Christian I believe in a Triune God -God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit-, and they are consubstantial “of one substance or one in Being”. God the Son is eternally “begotten” of God the Father own being, likewise, God the Holy eternally “proceeds” from God the Father. Therefore, we recite Apostles or Nicene Creeds, not because UMC is creedal church, but because it helps members come to our own understanding of the Christian faith....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Trinity, Jesus]

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Christian Discipleship : Christian Faith And Practice

- What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. While I’ve never really thought too much about it, I feel that it’s something that I learned subconsciously while growing up in church. After reading Lee Camp’s Mere Discipleship, I find that a lot of what I believe to be considered a part of being a disciple is in fact true, but I also find my knowledge about the topic to be greatly expanded and mostly cleared up from what I understood before. After reading through this book, I feel that my thoughts on what Christian discipleship should be have been reinforced and somehow cleared up....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Saint Peter, Christian terms]

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Becomming a Christian Teacher

- Introduction My first teaching experience was in a Christian school. In retrospect, I recognize that I taught in the same secular way as I had been taught when I was a public school student. What dictates the focus of the classroom is the degree to which the teacher reflects on their teaching and seeks to teach from a Christian world view. Van Brummelen (2009) notes that, "Christian teachers, in both public and Christian schools, often accept common approaches to curriculum without reviewing their world view roots....   [tags: A Christian Educator]

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The Christian Faith

- In a world where lacking a gender or having more than one gender are considered socially acceptable life choices, a solid foundation is vital to the survival of the Christian faith, both to individuals and the religion as a whole. When the primary worldview is relative truth, secular ideals blend black and white to gray. This problem may seem absent in religion, but it bleeds into the lives of once-passionate Christians, rendering their faith lukewarm. Revelation 3:15-16 states, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Reality, Christian]

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Christian Fundamentalism And The Nature Of Christianity

- Jesus said, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (New International Version, Matt. 10.16). Does the troubling dichotomous nature of Christ’s words reflect the overall nature of Christianity. Not only was Jesus Christ a pacifist in name, but he was a living testament of unabated altruism, love and compassion. Yet, in some ways, the Christian tradition, in particular, Christian fundamentalism, is diametrically opposed to Christ’s teachings....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus]

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Christian Beliefs Of The Martyrs

- Christians were known for being civilly disobedient, but the Christians also had a reputation for acting altruistically through nursing the sick . The Christians were the only group of people in the cities who provided charity for everyone, including their pagan neighbours. The interpersonal relationships between the pagans and the Christians in the cities provided the pagans with a good look at the true nature of Christianity . The periods of persecution and martyrdom also contributed to a number of conversions because pagans had grown to know the Christians saw that it was unjust to persecute them for abiding by a religion that seeks to help everyone regardless of their religious affiliati...   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Christian denomination]

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The Role of Christian Ministry

- The pastor of the author’s church has revealed a concern about the direction of the church to the author on a number of times. He revealed that more time is spent devising programs and events than on true discipleship. That concern is on many pastors surrounding the globe. Some college students also voiced their lack of interest in continuing to attend church. The writer questioned some of the college students at his church and discovered that many were discouraged by what they called “reruns.” When pressed, they continued that the Sunday School materials and the sermons were the same....   [tags: christian ministry, church, worship]

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The New Testament : A Christian Church

- Growing up in a Christian church, a member of any parish could probably recite the Lord’s Prayer from the many years of repetition and orating on Sunday mornings. Another good example of another prayer that is engraved in the minds of Christians, the Apostle’s Creed, has significant resonance in any Christian community. Even though the Apostle’s Creed is not in the Bible nor is it actually created by the direct twelve Apostles of Jesus, the Apostles Creed is a continuation of the Lord 's Prayer, which stands as an important element in the Christian religions....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Trinity]

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The Truth Of The Christian Faith

- What is sin. Why do the people of the Christians faith even fall to sin. These are questions that are present in many conversations of non- believers. Theologian Jean- Francois Collange defines sin as a fault (Er. original: faute) committed against the godhead. This fault concerns an action or a specific incident, which is thought to "hurt" or "offend" God 's holiness and his eminent dignity. Tradi- tionally, this offense is seen to express itself through the symbol of an act that renders a man unclean and hurts sainthood, and which can be ritually cleansed....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Heaven]

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Christian Initiation And The Holy Communion

- Another sacrament observed in our ministry is Holy Communion. The Holy Communion was instituted by Jesus during the Last Supper. Holy Communion is taken in remembrance of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. The bread represents the broken body of Christ. The wine represents the blood that was shed on the cross for the remission of our sins. This sacrament is also observed in many denominations in Christianity. Christianity is an adopted lifestyle. No one is born to this world as a Christian....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Baptism, Christian terms]

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Essential Qualities Of The Christian Apologist

- Essential Qualities Paper When Jesus instructed His disciples to carry out the Great Commission it was not a simple suggestion. It was not as though Jesus was saying, “hey it is somewhat chilly outside, so perhaps you should all wear a jacket.” No, rather Jesus is commanding His disciples in Matthew 28:16-20 (New International Version, 1989) to make disciples of all nations, because as Jesus states He was “given all authority in heaven and on earth.” This means that Jesus’ command is imperative....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christian apologetics]

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A Christian World Viewpoint

- Having never considered much about world views until after visiting a Christian world view camp, I wanted to know more about mine. As a Christian, naturally I would have a Christian world view, but I did not really know what that meant. I did not think much about the nature of God, or man, or even the cause of evil and suffering. Although I did not doubt my Christianity, I only doubted my knowledge of it, and ability to defend the Christian faith. I knew the root of all suffering came from sin, and that since Adam and Eve sinned, all man is burdened with sin....   [tags: christian, viewpoint, god]

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The Christian Teachings Of Jesus And Be Perfect

- In many modern day Christian teachings there is an emphasis on the individual to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be perfect. If human beings are able to be perfect then they are following the Christian path correctly and are able to reach salvation. Many Christians would question where or not it is possible to be as perfect as Jesus. Is it possible to be like Jesus. Is it possible to be perfect. Follow the teachings of the Lord, do not lie, do not steal, do not cheat, do not hurt others…do not sin and you will be perfect....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Baptism, Human]

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Bring America Back to its Christian Roots

- “The church needs to take back America!” is what many Christians say. The question is, should that really be what the church is focused on. According to John Stead in his chapter from the book Think Biblically. Recovering a Christian Worldview, that is not a proper purpose of the church. Speaking personally, this excerpt has truly started to make me think more deeply on how the church relates to government and the systems that have been in use before the political activism seen among professing Christians today....   [tags: church, christian roots, christians]

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Christian 's Theory Of The World

- Christian’s theory of the world, used for living in the world is panentheism. The term panentheism in Greek means “all (is) in God.” Panentheism aims to do justice both to transcendence (God is beyond or more than the world) and immanence (God is in the world). To clarify, God is transcendent can be shown by two transcendent characteristics love and grace. In the Old Testament, God’s love is concentrated on his chosen people of Israel. His love is seen as He initiates a relationship with humans....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, Trinity, God]

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Christian Theology And Religious Beliefs

- Everybody has some idea of theology. Sikhs, Muslims, Confucionists and Buddhists have a theological standpoint. Agnostics, Mystics, and Atheists have theological arguments for what they believe. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists have strong theological points for their beliefs. Webster’s definition of theology is “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience: the study of God and God’s relation to the world: a system of religious beliefs or ideas.” Everybody has a thought about theology....   [tags: Christianity, Theology, Christian terms, Bible]

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Salvation And The Christian Faith

- Salvation, in Christianity, is defined as the state of being saved from sin or evil (Merriam-Webster). The word salvation is mentioned in one hundred and fifty-eight different verses in the Bible (The Holy Bible: KJV). It is written in John 3:16 that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” According to that verse, God loves us so much that he gave the life of his only Son so that we could obtain salvation from the sin and evil within the world....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus, Sin]

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Universal Of Each Christian Denomination

- Throughout history there has been one common denominator in Christian congregations worldwide. The single most important aspect that is universal of each Christian denomination is the belief that God and Jesus are one. As defined by the Trinity, The father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit make up God. The truth of the unification of Jesus and the Father is manifested in multiple ways. God has the sole power to create in the universe and in the Bible it says that through Jesus all things were created....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Trinity, Jesus]

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Tthe Christian Virtue of Fortitude: Aeneas

- Aeneas during his “labor of love” (2.881) and “exile” (3.197) demonstrates the Christian virtue of fortitude. Virgil, even though he is a pagan, was called a “naturally Christian spirit”, by Tertullian. He was one of the great writers of the early Christian church. Even Dante, in his “Divine Comedy” has Virgil lead him through the spiritual realm. To be a good Christian, one must have virtues. A virtue helps one “do the good”, and by doing the good one gets closer to heaven. Aeneas is a virtuous person....   [tags: christian spirit, tertullian, troy]

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Christian Ideals and Hollywood

- The Hollywood Industry has already begun promoting Christian ideals. We see this through the recent epic of Christian Movies that have materialized in the theaters. Movies such as: Fireproof, Courageous, Fifth Quarter, The Grace Card, and Facing the Giants are a few examples of such films. In 2010 “The Grace Card” movie hit the cinemas only after 28 days of shooting the film. That is more than double the time it would normally take to make a movie. The fact that this is true, admittedly tells these Christian people that God was with them throughout the making of this film, and that He was quite pleased with their works....   [tags: christianity, The Grace Card, christian film]

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The Philosophy Of Christian Ministry

- Christian ministry is, in its simplest form, how we share the wonderful news of the Gospel, the hope we have in Jesus, and the life that Christ grants us through the death and resurrection of his son. While all Christian leaders need a philosophy of ministry, this philosophy can and should look different depending on their calling, station in life, and personal experiences. The Foundational Realities and Tasks that I find most important for my life may not be found important by others, merely due to the fact my calling is unique to me alone; therefore, God will use this unique calling to shape the Realities and Tasks that I put into practice and how I put them into practice....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christian terms, Religion]

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The Violence Of Christian Soldiers

- Thoughts run through every human beings mind constantly, and some of those thoughts can torment even the strongest of people. When someone is struggling with sin, they can have thoughts like, “I am ashamed and a disgrace to God.” “God cannot ever use me because I am a totally mess up.” When people fall into sin, they can believe God is going to punish them, and they willingly take abuse from others believing it is what they deserve. They are weak and vulnerable because they fell into sin, and into condemnation....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, New Testament, Love]

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The Bible And Christian Religion

- 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. The Church has taught this since 30 A.D. as part of the “divine revelation”. The Bible we read tells us we must have faith in order to be saved....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Christian terms, Holy Spirit]

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Religion: Christian Science

- Christian Science is an idealistic and most radical form of transcendental religiosity. The study of Christian Science teaches a feeling of understanding of God's goodness and the differences between good and evil, life and death. The purpose of this paper is to address how the study of Christian Science helps us better understand the impact of globalization in America, as well as the impact of American on globalization. This paper is important because globalization features a dominant worldview....   [tags: christian science, globalization, healing]

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How Did You Become A Christian?

- CHBC Internship Questions a. How did you become a Christian. I became a Christian when I was a college student in 2003. Although my parents converted during the revival in 1990s, I did not believe in God and the gospel. At my senior year in college, I started to think about the meaning of life. If my life is just about getting the right education, getting a work, getting a family, getting the retirement, and waiting for death, then it is meaningless. I was very depressed by then. However, God somehow pushed me to the church besides our university....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Analyze and explain the work of one Christian’s agency working for world development.

- Tearfund is a Christian aid organization, they work with various other churches to try and destroy poverty, transform unfortunate lives and bring integrity and equality in this world. It was unofficially started by numerous sympathetic Christians who decided to send funds to the Evangelical Alliance who sent gifts of money, clothing and food to refugees all around the world. Basically, The Evangelical Alliance was set up to manage the aid that needed to be given to refugees. Later on in 1968, the organization, Tearfund was officially started when they changed the name from The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund to Tearfund....   [tags: christian charity]

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Spiritual Growth And Maturity As A Christian And Reaching The Highest Potential

- Spiritual growth and maturity are essential to developing as a Christian and reaching the highest potential in Christ. As a novice cannot be expected to perform a task as a master, the same holds true for an infant in Christ. Paul in verse two of chapter three of his Letter to the Church of Corinth, states that he had to treat them as infants in Christ feeding them milk instead of solid food because they desired to please their flesh instead of the spirit. So understanding an individual’s spiritual maturity is important to ensure healthy growth....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Christian terms]

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Christian Truths in the Screwtape Lettters by C.S. Lewis

- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a book of thirty –one letters in which a retired, senior demon named Screwtape coaches his newly educated nephew, Wormwood. Wormwood is quite troubled when it comes to tempting his “patient.” Nevertheless, he need not fear because faithful uncle Screwtape has offered his services. A unique character featured in the letters is, “The Enemy.” This character refers to God, the natural enemy of Satan. Of course Satan is referred to as “Our Lord.” In the letters, and Wormwood and Screwtape try their very best to please Satan and bring him glory....   [tags: demonds, christian faith, wormwood]

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What Is Required To Be A Good Christian

- What is required to be a good Christian. Such strong language seems to indicate a rejection of the body, of human relationships, of human reason, or any good which is not God. Is such a rejection required if one is to be a true Christian. Human relationships, the body, and human reason are presupposed to be good in Ms. Kreis's statement. Although Saint Augustine, the author of Confessions, would not consider those to be of the highest good (God), he would be hard-pressed to deny that each does not maintain some degree of good....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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The Mysteries Of The Christian Church

- From the beginning of the establishment of the Christian church there have always been controversies about how the organization has been run. The Da Vinci code and The Secret Supper deal with an alternative interpretation of early Christianity and the gospels, far different from that of the orthodox Catholic Church, both novels also deal with mysteries behind some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous paintings. The Da Vinci code describes the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière of the Louvre Museum in Paris....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Christian Mission in the Carribean

- The Caribbean's Response to the Great Commission History and Models of Response Introduction The Caribbean has been greatly criticized for losing its vision for missions. Indeed, the Caribbean region has changed from being a mission field to being a mission force. With this change, the region has been challenged to become involved in cross – cultural missions and aid in fulfilling the Great commission. Author Las G. Newman examines this critical issue in his article – "The Caribbean's Response to the Great Commission - History and Models of Response, published in the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology, Issue #1....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Christian Elements in Indonesian and Singapore Contemporary Art

-   The Art-Religion Symbiosis originated from the inceptive purpose of commemorating and exalting the divine through art-making. Christian elements in contemporary art are apparent from the previous influence of colonialism in South East Asia. This essay compares Indonesian Artist Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (Pramuhendra) with Singaporean Artist Boo Sze Yang in the use of Christian elements and its extent in their artworks and how this is affected by their individual societal backgrounds and distinct local influences....   [tags: religion, christian art, inner spirituality]

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Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality

- Gary Collins, a Christian counselor, helps individuals to comprehend their full potential using a God-centered way of coaching. He believes that, through coaching, an individual builds up a vision for their life and a desire for a good future. The book aids coaches to acquire skills that they require to help others, to emerge winners during difficult and challenging moments in their life. The book is also designed to develop Christian coaches’ in questioning, listening and responding. These can help Christian coaches to assess themselves and build up a strategy for their work....   [tags: Gary Collins, Christian Counselor, Counseling]

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Approval for Use of Feminist Christian Literature from Lectern

- Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened. Sir Winston Churchill After much detective work and research, I have come to the conclusion that we should allow the Women’s Book group to present the readings proposed for March. I also feel that they should be allowed to read these texts from the lectern. While I do not believe that any of these readings should be labeled as scripture in the bulletin, I do believe that with the exception of the piece by Hildegard of Bingen (written probably in mid-1100) they could be labeled as ancient religious texts....   [tags: hildegard of bingen, christian texts, sirach]

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The Lord 's Supper As A Sacrament For The Christian Religion

- In this essay, I seek to elucidate the importance of the Lord’s Supper as a sacrament for the Christian religion within John Calvin’s Institutes, and then move forward to one of the practical or pastoral concerns that John Calvin brings up in his refutations over the Lord’s Supper. This essay assumes that it cannot deal comprehensively with every argument on account of its limited space. So, the singular concern for this essay will be Calvin 's refutation against consubstantiation. Additionally, the essay presupposes the soundness of Wim Janse thesis that Calvin’s belief on the Lord 's Supper cannot be static but instead is an "underdetermined or [opened]" view developing through his interac...   [tags: Eucharist, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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How to Navigate Pagan Parenting in a Christian Society

- Among American Pagans today, there are many opinions on raising their children in a predominately Christian society. While it is true that in general most Americans are more tolerant of other’s religious beliefs, there are, however, still those that are not so tolerant. It is because of those few less tolerant that many Pagan parents have a hard time in navigating between these two worlds. Even though, in general, Christians are concerned with how another religion may be raising their own children (out of misunderstanding of another religion) they need not fear....   [tags: pagan parents, paganism, christian society]

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Hans Christian Andersen 's The Little Mermaid

- For my literary analysis I read Hans Christian Andersen 's The Little Mermaid, and watched Disney 's rendition of The Little Mermaid. I felt that these stories had more differences than similarities. Where Hans Christian Andersen focused more on the consequences of becoming human, the movie focused on Ariel winning the prince over. While reading this story I took note of the fact that even though The Little Mermaid was a normal human, in the end she still didn 't get what made her happy. The movie on the other hand, gave Ariel everything she wanted along the way for conforming to normalities of the world above the sea....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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We Need Less Christian Bands and More Christians Making Music for God and the Culture

- While driving in my car after church last week, I was listening to my favorite radio station. Once it started playing those annoying commercials, I decided to give my childhood go-to station -- 88.7 WAY-FM a try (I haven't listened to Christian music in years). The song "We Fall Down (At the Feet of Jesus)" by Chris Tomlin was playing. How long has this one been on the air. Since 1998 -- and that's a problem. Contemporary Christian music (CCM) is the genre of choice of most worship leaders for youth retreats, Christian camps, Sunday morning worship, and Wednesday night Bible groups....   [tags: contemporary christian music]

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How Do You Define Christian Fundamentalism? Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism

- What comes to mind when you hear the term Christian fundamentalist. Many people immediately think it is someone who has ultra-conservative Christian based religious beliefs. There is a negative connotation associated as well; many think of Christian fundamentalists as closed-minded, prejudiced and discriminatory, and “right wing” when it comes to political matters. Christian fundamentalists themselves will tell you that the Bible is to be interpreted literally as it is the sacred word of God. They will also tell you that they have been “reborn” or converted, and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior....   [tags: Religion, Christian Fundamentalist, The Antichrist]

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A Christian View Of Suffering

- A consistent theme of mine is how critically important it is for us to have a foundational understanding about what Christianity is about. Most of us who have been in the church for a while know a few things: God loves us. Jesus forgives our sins. Unless you believe in Jesus you're going to Hell. We can have a relationship with God. We have these scattered bits of theological facts, but what we don't often have is an understanding of how it all fits together. I was wondering today what could be more important for the church than what I'm about to talk about....   [tags: Christian Religion Religious]

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Analysis Of Calvin 's Institutes Of The Christian Religion

- Knowledge of God – This is the first section of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). True wisdom, according to Calvin, consists of two different types of knowledge – the knowledge of God and the knowledge of self. It is only by comparing oneself to God that humans can fully understand their identity. Meaning, after they see the brilliant and overwhelming majesty of God, they begin to understand how despicable they are because God is the standard to which all try to measure up against....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Early Christian Communities - Student Task 2014

- Early Christian Communities – Student Task 2014 – Part B Taliah Kemp The day of Pentecost was, the day in which God sent the promised Holy Spirit. It is believed that Pentecost is the day in which the church started. From a spiritual view, this is when the spirit was bought into existence and enlivened the church and the people. The day of Pentecost is referred to as the church’s birthday. “Pentecost” is a Greek word, and means ‘fiftieth”, relating to the 50 days following the Passover. The people dwelling in Palestine at the time of Pentecost were mainly from agricultural society with a spring harvest of grains and fruits that was taking place....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus]

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The Three Facets of the Christian Walk

- The Three Facets of the Christian Walk As I begin this essay, I pray that I might be able to "rightly divide the word of truth", so that I need not be ashamed (2 Tim 2:15). This being my goal, I hope that you the reader might learn something from this essay. Remember though, to be as the Christians in Thessalonica, and examine all teachings based on their faithfulness to the scriptures (Acts 17:11). As Christians, we are to go through life in a certain way. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus tells us that the proper path in life is narrow....   [tags: Biblical Bible Christian Religious Essays]

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The, Mere Christianity, And Christian Apologist : An Amazing Transformation From An Avid Atheist

- “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it” (Lewis, “Mere Christianity”). C.S. Lewis, a renowned broadcaster, essayist, lecturer, novelist, theologian, and Christian apologist, used his writing to create a significant effect on the Christian movement. During his lifetime, Lewis went through an amazing transformation from an avid Atheist to a strong Christian, and dedicated his career to sharing the truths of Christianity in his writing....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, Christian apologetics]

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Factors That Influence My Academic Work And Goals At Colorado Christian University

- An experience that I have had that will influence my academic work and goals at Colorado Christian University is my transition from military life to civilian life. When I joined the Air Force I was 18 years old, fresh out of high school, and without much life experience. I joined the Air Force so that one day I would be able to pay for a college education and so that I could experience the world more than I was able to do in my small town of Gladewater, Texas. The Air Force taught me so much about myself and really shaped me in to the person I am today....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Colorado Christian University]

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The Gospels And Acts : The Gospel And Initiation Of The New Christian Church Era

- The Gospels and Acts provide a meaning connection to Christ ministry on earth, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the initiation of the new Christian church era. The Pentecostal experience was a great outpouring upon the believers with the ability to speak in other languages. However, this was not the overarching meaning of the Pentecost occurrence. The believers that were in the house during the experience were able to witness to other people because of the Holy Spirit. It was the witnessing that promoted Christ and the deeds of God’s power....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Baptism, Christian terms]

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Christian Discipleship

- Research Paper: Discipleship Because I became a Christian at an early age, there are many terms and ideas used in the church that I never pondered upon; I simply accepted them. For example, the term "disciple" I identify as one of Jesus' twelve closest followers, one of the paper characters placed on the felt board during Sunday school. Through my research, I have discovered that while accepting Christ through faith alone grants us salvation, to become a disciple of Christ, or practice discipleship, requires work and commitment from the believer....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Christian Rhetoric in The History of Mary Prince and Second Class Citizen

- Christian Rhetoric in Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince, and Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen It is true, perhaps, that women are the subset of humanity whose rights had been the longest stripped of them, and who had been abused the worst and for the longest time. Even today, many people believe that women still do not have the equality that ought to be afforded them. Since women first started making steps to approach that ideal equality, they have used various means, including literature, to further their cause....   [tags: Christian Rhetoric in Black Women’s Literature]

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John Wesley: Living a Perfect Christian Life

- Perfection is what some people, and not necessarily just Christian people, strive for all their lives. I believe, along with Wesley, that a Christian can live a perfect life, but it does not happen right at salvation but that it is a continual work. I believe the order of a Christian's walk is salvation, justification (sanctification), the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then perfection. I plan to prove that Christians can live a perfect life and that it can be achieved before death. A person goes to the alter in church and gives their life over to God....   [tags: A Perfect Life, Christian Perfection]

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How Does Bonhoeffer 's Own Life Embody What He Describes Theologically About The Christian Life

- How does Bonhoeffer’s own life embody what he describes theologically about the Christian Life, in Life Together. Bonhoeffer’s life embodies many elements he describes theologically about the Christian life in Life Together. This is initially seen in his life when he felt he had to make a choice; Christianity or Germanism. As with many of us, the choice to live completely for Christ is not always our first choice. With Bonhoeffer, however, this choice would lead to his identity. He believed that a Christian Community makes it possible for us to live the Christian life in the world....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian theology, Religion]

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The Differences Between Hans Christian Andersen And Walt Disney 's Tales Of The Little Mermaid

- The Difference Between Two Tails Often times people forget that Walt Disney got many of his ideas for movies from previous fairy-tales and folklore. Since I was young my personal favorite Disney movie has been The Little Mermaid.. However, it scarcely crossed my mind as I grew older that there was a different story contradicting almost everything in the film. Despite bearing some similarities, the striking differences between Hans Christian Andersen’s and Walt Disney’s tales of The Little Mermaid have just furthered my love for Disney’s version....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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Christian Persecution in Nigeria

- Since the beginning of the 21st century, the persecution of Christians has taken place in northern Nigeria. In the poverty-stricken nation, tension between Muslims and Christians runs high. The discrimination against Christians in the North along with violent attacks at the hands of the infamous Boko Haram violates several international laws and has led to the interference of the International Criminal Court and United States. Although the violence began in recent years, the conflict has been rising for centuries....   [tags: muslims, christians, horrific violence]

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The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores

- The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores One of the most interesting phenomena in American politics is the recent rise of the Christian right. First termed the "Moral Majority" by Jerry Falwell in the late 1970s, the Christian Right has undergone a name and a leader change. The Christian Coalition is currently led by Pat Robertson who seeks to continue much of the early work pioneered by the Moral Majority. The Moral Majority sought to reintroduce Christian principles into the political sphere....   [tags: Christianity Christian Religion Essays Research]

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A Christian Perspective On The Christian Vision

- The first chapter this book talk about the Christian vision. The Christian vision is how we see thing from a Christian prospective of the world. The Christian vision of the world applies in different context, with different people and with different language. Each of us has our own individuality and identity. Even we have our own individuality we must not forget that we can act alone as we want to. We have to remember as Christian that we belong to a community where God is the sustainer of our individuality....   [tags: Person, Individual, Jesus, Religion]

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Christian Monks And The Christian Teachings

- Monks are known to live in seclusion and to focus their mind on spirituality. Yet, there is more to their lives than just that. Early Christian monks strived to protect Christianity. Christians during this time were being persecuted for their religion. Many were in danger of pagans whose religion maintained a stronghold on theirs. In order to protect the faith, monks tried to get people to remain resilient in their faith. Monks wanted ideas like this to be passed down to other fellow Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, New Testament, Jesus]

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Becoming A Christian And Christian Life

- Becoming a Christian Christianity is pretty simple its all about one life, the life of Jesus the Son of God. The christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus, all you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and give your life to him. Becoming a christian offers eternal life after earth, it gives you greater ethics, support through out life, and a life after death. Becoming a christian relies on constant progression, its not enough to be a christian in name you have to live the Christian lifestyle....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity, God]

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Christian Is A True Christian

- True Christian The World has many annotations on what it means to be a true Christian. Some want you to believe the truth and some leads you towards the lie. The bible defines a true Christian as a person who accepts, Son of God, Jesus Christ as his lord and savior, and believes god sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and his resurrection on the third day. There is so many denomination of Christianity now days, people are left confused on who to believe. Being a Christian is not only believing in Jesus Christ but also having to obey and spread the gospel and being saved with baptize....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, New Testament]

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Christian Moral And Of Christians

- Christian Moral Theology- 2 The identity of Christians is embedded in the etymology of the word “Christian.” This means that not only history, but church history plays a part in the development of how and why we came to be called Christians. This brings forth a question if one who comes to know and accept Christ has the resource or freedom to receive baptism and be received into the Body of Christ. The paper will revolve around the biblical stories and course readings to explore the contribution of Scripture toward Christian moral formation and, if there is a single vision of the moral life in Christian Scripture....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God]

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The Faith Of The As A Christian

- For any Christian, one of the most important questions a person can ever answer is, “How does a Believer know that they are for sure a Christian?” All Believers needs to have the assurance of their salvation. Finding the answer to this question brings confidence and contentment to the Believer’s life. Sadly, many people live their lives never really having an answer to this question. However, the Word of God is the starting point to find this assurance. The assurance that will be discussed in this paper is an assurance found in the faith of the regenerated life....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Trinity]

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What Makes A Christian Life Christian?

- What makes a Christian life Christian. To me a Christian life is where you believe that God is your lord and savior and that you have faith that what happens in your life is by the grace of God. Also in a Christian life, many events can happen that test you as a Christian. God has made a plan for every single person’s life and many people try to change Gods plan with their own plan for their life. 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....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Bible]

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The Life of a Christian

- In life we want to be the best, have the best of everything, and be surrounded by only the best people that can help us to achieve our desired goals. But as a Christian it takes more than just wanting the best, you have to put forward the effort, and follow the path that God has set forth. But unfortunately when you are a Christian, some things will get in your way, your faith can become tested, and your decision making can become clouded. But you probably ask your self why. You have love for your fellow Christians and have helped those that were less fortunate than you....   [tags: Description of Deontology ]

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The Identity Of A Christian

- For a Christian, the questions they may have on their identity is beyond that of just a mere psychological issue. If where a Christian finds their significance were to be an issue that was just merely psychological, the answer would be more so that of which one could gather from therapy or just a higher self-esteem. This is no answer to people that were indeed created by God and made into a new person by nothing less than that of the bloodshed of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ. The identity of a Christian is rooted in God, formed by Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Fisher 1996, 27)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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Jesus, And As A Christian

- “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44. These are the words of Jesus, and as a Christian, I take them as both a command and a mission from my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. However, My Lord and Savior also says in John 18:36, “Jesus said, ‘My Kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.’” This states that if the Kingdom that we are all striving to become a part of was of this world, then we would fight....   [tags: Old Testament, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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Christian Churches Should Have Opposed the Nazi Holocaust

- "...and we say that the war will not end as the Jews imagine it will, namely with the uprooting of the Aryans, but the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews. (Adolf) Adolf Hitler said this in a speech in 1942. Obviously he by this point he was not being subtle about his plans to exterminate the Jews. The fact of the matter is that the German people knew about his plans and still didn’t do anything about them. One group in particular who did not do anything that probably should have more than any other group was the churches, specifically Christian churches (including the Catholic church)....   [tags: Christians Supported Hitler]

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Is God A Christian?

- Is God a Christian. Godsey begins with his view of how Christians look at God. He states, “Christians often think and behave as though God were a Christian.” I believe that he may be right. When I self-reflect on my own Christian beliefs I do not always step back and think of the other religions inspired by God and his word. I believe, along with Godsey, that it is important to recognize and understand the religions that claim God as a significant figure. Godsey wrote, “If religion is more than a language to learn or beliefs to recite and becomes, instead, a prism through which we begin to see our presence in the world, we should at least learn more about the prisms through which others are...   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Judaism]

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Christian Teachings Concerning Racism

- Racism can be defined by the formula prejudice + power = racism. Racism is when racial prejudice is turned into action that harms others. Racism is the belief that one race of people is superior to another because of their colour or race. Racism is simply based on the colour of a person's skin. Racism is destructive and it disembowels people by shattering their identity. It destroys community cohesion and creates divisions in society. It is the opposite of the democratic principle of equality and the right of all people to be treated fairly....   [tags: Racism and Christians]

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Allah : A Christian Response, Writing As And For Christians

- In the book of Allah: A Christian response, writing as and for Christians, Miroslav Volf addresses what Christian perspective is regarding the God of Muslims in the Qur’an. In the majority of the book, he principally argues that called to love God and neighbors by the same God, Christians and Muslims believe in the same God, who is only one Creator. What Miroslav Volf has a contentious argument is that Muslims and Christians do worship the same God, revealing that God, who is love, commands that people love their neighbors....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Trinity, God]

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Christians Are Too Sheltered And Oblivious

- Many people believe that today’s Christians are too sheltered and oblivious to the real world around them. When asked, many outsiders compared today’s Christians to “The Titanic - a ship about to sink, but unaware of its fate” or “a hobby that diverts people’s attention” (Kinnaman 120). It is important Christians to not just stay secluded in one group (church group), but to be talking to others (outsiders) so we are aware of the problems and thing that are going on in the world around us. As Christians we are called to be disciples of Jesus by reaching out to those in need, praying for those around us, and calling people to become the church....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christ, Christian]

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The Christian Church Of The Jews ' Identity As Christians

- The Early Christian Church was not exclusive to Israelites the way that Jewish tradition it branched out from was. In fact, a large populous of the Early Church was the Gentiles that the Jews disliked. It is this people group that Paul writes to from prison in his Epistle, Ephesians. An in depth study of Ephesians in addition to supplementary scholarly journals has shown how in Paul’s letter he orientates the Gentiles’ identity as Christians, teaches how that identity should shape their character, and how they should apply their new found identity to their relationships within society....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Early Christianity]

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Christian Faith, Heaven Is Helpful For Christians

- Believing in heaven for Christians means more than just seeing a pretty blue sky with big radiant evaporated clouds around themselves. As that has been shown through many generations in numerous glamorous of ways. In Christian faith, heaven represents more than just a pretty picture. It relates to the four distortions; list of requirements, in group/out group, ignoring this world, and selfishness. Christians understand these four points when relating back to heaven. One aspect that believing in heaven is helpful for Christians is that they follow certain “rules” that they believe Jesus has sent them to do....   [tags: Christianity, Heaven, Jesus, Kingdom of God]

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A Christian Worldview

- Benchmark Assignment: Gospel Essentials The foundation of a Christian worldview is the belief in a personal God, creator and ruler of the universe. The Christian worldview views the world through God’s word, providing the framework for humanity to live by giving meaning and purpose to life. It defines who Jesus is, human nature, and how salvation is achieved. In essence it is the basis of which Christians behave, interact, interpret life and comprehend reality. A Christian worldview imparts confidence, answers to life’s problems, and hope for the future....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity, Trinity]

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The Christian Tradition

- As Christians, it is important to look into the history of the church to examine what the forefathers of the faith have been through in order to bring the Christian religion to where it is today. It is also important to see how the faith has developed over time and how doctrine was written and rewritten. One of the figures that have had an impact on the modern day Christian tradition is Athanasius. Not much is known about Athanasius’ early life other than that he was born into a wealthy Christian family in Alexandria somewhere between 293-295 AD which was the time of the Diocletian persecutions (Rearden 2005, p.33)....   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christendom]

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The Christian Crusades

- The origin of the Crusades is rooted in political upheaval. The mid seventh century to the mid tenth century CE saw a gradual expansion of Islam (Riley-Smith 1). Half of the Christian world was conquered by Arab armies. This included countries in which Christianity had been established for centuries, such as Egypt, southern France, southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, Syria, and Turkey (Riley-Smith 2). By the late tenth century, Europe and the Middle East were divided into Christian and Muslim hemispheres of influence....   [tags: Religious History ]

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A True Christian

- Imagine if one were in prison because of their faith in Christ. We are given two options, death or life without Christ. How long will it take us to deny our faith. Would we give up when our own life is being threaten. Many of our brothers and sisters are thrown in jails and thwarted. Their faith in Christ is unshakeable. After Jesus descended to heaven, many came to Christ. Then during the Roman times, Christians were thrown in colosseums to be eaten alive by wild animals. They chose to have Christ than what the world has to offer them....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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A Christian Worldview

- I am originally from Boston, MA and was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, as are most people from that area. I have completed all three of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), one of the Sacraments of Healing (Penance) and most recently, one of the Sacraments of Communion (Marriage). I also served as an altar server and sang in the youth choir. I was very active in my church and did as much as a child\kid could do. As I have grown older, I find more comfort in the Catholic Church; something about it just feels like home....   [tags: ]

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A Christian Worldview

- The Sovereignty of God in the Midst of the Chaos of Our World Recently we’ve seen a movement called “Black Lives Matter” sweep the front page headlines and appear on the news all the time. This movement is also featured prominently on social media. I’m not against people speaking out and articulating their various viewpoints. I think it’s very important that people have the ability to voice their opinions and to be heard. Every person is created by God in His image and likeness and therefore worthy of dignity and respect....   [tags: Islam, Jesus, God in Christianity, New Testament]

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The Christian Life

- The Christian Life Introduction The Book of Romans is what Martin Luther called the most important letter that Paul ever wrote. The theological arguments and implications of Romans are far-reaching and the many topics are interconnected and entirely consistent with one another in argumentation and style. Within this cogent and comprehensive theological statement of belief and faith, Paul writes extensively on what it means to live a Christian life. He combines his understanding of the fall of humankind, the Old Testament law, and the fulfillment of the law in Jesus Christ with the post-Pentecostal period where the Holy Spirit dwells in believers who have professed their faith in Jesus as the...   [tags: bible, book of romans, paul, god]

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The Christian Worldview

- Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]

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Christian Day Schools Vs. Christian Schools

- Since the start of the 21st century, having the alternative to settle on Public instruction and private schooling has turned out to be progressively pervasive in normal white-collar class families. This is particularly valid for families that have a Christian establishment and wish for their values to be reflected through a great Christian instruction for their kids. Albeit these settings have massively profited an inconceivable populace of understudies, learning institutions such Christian Day Schools have seen an expansion in their enlistment rate in the course of recent years....   [tags: School, Education, Teacher, High school]

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