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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 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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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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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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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 Beginning of Christian Art In the first two centuries of Christianity there weren’t any form of art recorded. Christians meet in small groups in a private phone and conducted simple services. In these services they would eat wine and bread that reminded them of Christ sacrifice on the cross. (Lamm 175) Christian symbols were a major form of art in the earlier years of Christian art. The Egyptian, Greek, and Romans artist had different symbols that represented different things....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Christian Existentialism

- Christian Existentialism Webster's Dictionary defines Existentialism to be, "the philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for his acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad." This seems to be the very antithesis of Christian doctrines in that it asserts the autonomy and independence of man rather than views them as subjects to a supreme being, however, Existentialism and Christianity can coexist....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Faith]

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Christian Contradictions

- Christian Contradictions THESIS STATEMENT: If only the Christians were allowed to profess their faith and do what ever they want to in express to their faith, then non of these would have happened. Way back before when Christianity was still a bud starting to grow and become a full-bloom flower, a lot of people especially the Roman emperors could not accept it. They condemned and persecuted the Christians who would profess their faith. When Christianity was finally accepted, still there were still people who contradict with the Christian faith....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Humanism

- Christian Humanism Christian humanism was the humanists’ efforts to unite classical learning with the Christian faith. The Christian humanists rejected what they regarded as medieval Christianity’s excessive emphasis on other worldliness. They desired to bring their knowledge of the classical languages to bear in their effort to attain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Christian humanism was properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of history and the natural connection of culture with the religious vistas of the human being....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christian Discipleship

- Christian Discipleship Discipleship means ^one who follows^ or ^one who learns^ and this meaning has not changed over the centuries. The first disciples must have felt very special just as do today. Also, the first disciples were not fully understood and were rejected. This is true for disciples today aswell. The Bible is the most important reference for a Christian today. It contains all sorts of stories from the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament concentrates on the life of Jesus which is probably more important to Christians than the Old Testament because Jesus^ death means that everyone has a chance to have all of their sins forgiven....   [tags: Religion Jesus Christianity Essays]

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Christian Beliefs

- Christian Beliefs The Christian belief is that life is sacred and therefore they have a responsibility to others throughout their life. "Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land I have given you. "Do not commit murder." (Exodus 20.13) Because Christians believe in the sacredness of life they believe that all people should be treated with respect and that they should offer help to anyone in need. "Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body even though it is made up of different parts....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Cosmology

- Christian Cosmology Cosmology is the word given to the study of the origin and structure of the universe. The Christian cosmology according to the first two chapters of the book of Genesis in the Bible says that God created the whole universe in six days and rested on the seventh. The account says that God created the world form ex nihilo (from nothing): “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) This quote from the Bible means that God created the heavens and the earth on the first day....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Beliefs

- Christian Beliefs Some Christians believe that Satan, or the devil, is a real being who has the power to corrupt us and turn us from God's will. These people's lives often revolve around "resisting Satan" and may ban the music of rock groups with satanic lyrics. They also hold exorcisms, to rid people of satanic influence. They say that, if they are able to resist Satan, God will be pleased and let them into heaven. Some Christians, who believe in the balance of nature, may claim that they should do nothing about suffering and evil since God is inflicting pain for a reason, which is beyond our understanding....   [tags: Papers]

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A Christian Pilgrimage

- A Christian Pilgrimage Pilgrimage is a journey that that many Christians take. It is a journey a physical place of importance; this could be somewhere, which an important event in Christianity happened. However pilgrimage is also a more inward, spiritual journey as well. It is an important part of Christian life, and many Christians go on pilgrimage to various places. At different centres of pilgrimage vastly different approaches are taken on the role of pilgrimage. Lourdes is a relatively recent pilgrimage site, which has a different approach to the more traditional pilgrimage sites....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Teens

- Teens reflect a culture all of their own within American society. The language that they speak, music that they listen to, and many aspects of their lives differ from that of past generations (Linehan 3). Therefore, many people of older generations tend to make judgments and assumptions about teenagers. These assumptions are typically based on the manner in which teenagers speak, dress, and present themselves. Because of these generalizations, faith of many teens is commonly overlooked. In a society where violence seems to be accepted and many teens are lost about who they are, faith can be the one bond interlinking a group of many....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Christian Reformation

- The Protestant Reformation Many ideas of the Renaissance like humanism, individualism and secularism stimulated a strong critique of the church´s policy and the clergy´s behaviour. Many people regarded it as a scandal that the catholic church sold indulgences. Indulgences were documents, stamped by the church which could reduce your sins. People who bought indulgences believed that this document could pave their way to heaven. In northern Germany they went so far that they even sold indulgences which could reduce the sins which you are going to commit in the future....   [tags: Religion, History, Informative]

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Branded (Christian)

- The book Branded, by Alissa Quart is an amazing book that talks about how much money, time, and energy is spent by our corporate culture to effectively change the lives and habits of teenagers. The book is written by, and she does a marvelous job of documenting the teenage-corporate-media relationship throughout American history. With degrees from Brown University and Columbia, her journalism and research skills are unparalleled. Every statement and point is backed up by countless facts, studies, and statistics that leave no room for doubt....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Pentadic Analysis of Two Pleas for Christian Unity

- A Pentadic Analysis of Two Pleas for Christian Unity Introduction The prayer for Christian unity began with Christ, himself (John 1:21), and continues today. This essay proposes to examine two pleas for Christian unity using the rhetorical theory of Kenneth Burke. According to Em Griffin, "Kenneth Burke was the foremost rhetorician of the twentieth century. Burke wrote about rhetoric; other rhetoricians write about Burke" (319). Burke's theory seems especially relevant to the study of pleas for unity because of his focus on identification....   [tags: Religion Christians Christianity Burke Papers]

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Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals

- Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals Festivals can affect us in many ways; they can affect our lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour. This can happen due to the example and teachings of Jesus. The first festival I will be looking at will be advent. Advent is a time for preparation, we think about how we too can prepare for the birth of Jesus. Just like John the Baptist prepared by baptising the people. We can do this by going to confession. This can change our lives because Christians believe that by going to confession our sins will be cleansed....   [tags: Papers]

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The Work Of Christian Aid

- The Work Of Christian Aid “We Believe in Life Before Death.” This is Christian Aid’s Motto; Christian Aid is a charity, a company, and an aid to those in less developed countries than our own. It is one of many charitable based organisations that works on many projects set up to improve the lifestyles of the people in these country’s. Justice and compassion are principles, which Christian Aid has; they are closely linked to many Churches and other organisations run by Christians....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological and Christian Theories

- Psychology and biblical teachings have history of being considered the opposite of each other. Regardless, there are still Christian counselors or therapists that use (or in a sense, have to use) techniques that come from psychological theories. They key here is to evaluate these psychological theories while using the truth of the bible as a guide. Doing so will help determine what may be helpful to use in certain situations and what will be opposed to God. Considering psychology is such a vast field, a Christian counselor will have to research many varieties of these psychological theories....   [tags: god, bibilical, freud]

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Analysis of the Work of Christian Aid

- Analysis of the Work of Christian Aid The agency I have chosen to analyse and explain about for my chosen religious agency is ‘Christian Aid.’ I have chosen them, because I believe overall that they do the correct thing to help the needy. Christian aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland; Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. Christian Aid supports local organisations, which are best, placed to understand local needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas offices....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty

- Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty In the following essay I will include and discuss the Christian views on wealth and poverty. I will also include why there is need for world development, and I will also explain the work of one Christian agency working for world development. Christians believe earning money should be done in an honest work style. They believe earning money should not take over there lives as it says in Mathew 6:24 “You cannot serve both God and money,” Here it tells Christians to not allow money to over power their lives and they should stay loyal to God....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays]

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Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf

- Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf         Beowulf was written in a time when Christianity was a newly budding religion in England. Throughout the book there are obvious references to both Christian and Pagan rituals.  The characters in the epic are newly found Christians who are trying to remain true to their new faith but are weak and hence, in times of great trouble, they resort back to their Pagan traditions and gods out of fear.  Pagan rituals in the book are usually present only as reflections of the past or in times of the characters's greatest turmoil....   [tags: Epic Beowulf christbeo paganbeo]

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Science and the Christian Church

- The relationship between science and the Christian Church has never been viewed as a positive one. The Christian Church has often been ostracized for their role in the history of science, and to some degree is most commonly held responsible for most, if not all the struggles that science had to undergo to achieve it's status today. In David Lindberg's article titled "Science and the Christian Church" Lindberg explores this idea by not taking sides with the Christian church, or the sciences, but by examining other possible explanations as to why the scientific struggle was so hard....   [tags: World Literature]

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A Christian Funeral Service

- A Christian Funeral Service When somebody dies it can be a very hard for people to take. Christians take hope from the fact that they believe in the afterlife. The funeral service reminds Christians that even though that person is no longer with them on the earth they are going to heaven to be with God. For Christians death is not the end and the funeral service reminds them of this. This is shown by the first words said at a Christian funeral service: I am the resurrection and the life....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Story with Bits of Paganism

- The story "Beowulf" is thought to have been written by Christian monks. But the story could be either a Christian story, or a Pagan story. Scholars have argued that the author of "Beowulf" relates the story to Christianity in some ways. He talks about Cain, and the flood. The only people during this time that can read are Christians. In other ways the author relates it to Paganism. The story has trolls, and idols, and sacrifices to things other than God. Also the story talks about giants fighting wars with God, which is not mentioned in the bible....   [tags: World Literature]

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Early Christian Religion

- In the beginning of the Christian religion, the church and its followers endured the wrath of Roman leaders. The Christian religion itself, endured though this dreadful time of persecution. During this time, the events and people actions will result in martyrs and followers having extraordinary historical and theological consequences for this new religion on the rise. If anything, the persecution started the speedy development and spread of Christianity. The persecution of Christians begins with the start of the religion itself....   [tags: Religion Christianity]

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Christian & Pagan Influences

- Christian & Pagan Influences There are Christian influences in the episode of "Grendel's Mother's attack." Primarily, the Christian influence is seen Norton text(43): Grendel's mother, woman, monster-wife, was mindful of her misery, she who had to dwell in the terrible water, the cold currents, after Cain became sword-slayer of his only brother, his father's own son. Then Cain went as an outlaw to flee the cheerful life of men, marked for his murder, held to the wasteland. From him sprang many a devil sent by fate....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics

- Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics Two weeks of this past summer rank high as some of the most rewarding times of my life. Next to my salvation, the experience has become an important turning point of my youth. This experience changed my worldview into a biblical perspective, and strengthened my faith in the Lord. For the first time, I was on my own, flying cross-country to spend two weeks in Colorado, not for a vacation I might add. I was to attend a Christian apologetics course sponsored by Summit Ministries....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes

- The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Back in my high school, one day out of the month was dedicated to student-led clubs. On these so-called club days, most kids will go to any club just to get out of class. Some exclusive clubs, such as the Chess club, would look down on this. These groups would happily kick some kids, but there was one club happy to see everyone who came: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The little exposure to Christianity found at this club was all that some kids would get and the moderators of my school’s club knew this....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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Christian Teachings on the Just War

- Christian Teachings on the Just War The just war theory is guidelines to countries about the implications of war. The theories about just war began in the 4th century BC with Aristotle. During 1st-4th century AD, most Christians refused to join the Roman army because they felt that war went against Jesus' teachings on loving you enemies. The Christian pacifists also believed that joining the army would violate one of the commandments, 'Thou shall not have false idols', as the enrolment involved an offering of incense to the emperor....   [tags: Papers]

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Christians And Non-christian Culture

- In the world today there are believers and non-believers. There are those who devote themselves whole-heartedly to God and those who choose the lukewarm approach to Christianity. Regardless, humans are all from God and God is in all of them. It is the duty of the human race to unite as one under God and rise up against the evil forces of the world. In order to do this everyone, both religious and the not religious, need to be aware of and recognize the lifestyles of each other. Non Christians should at least study the Philosophy of Christianity, as Christians should explore the philosophy of infidelity....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Christian Festivals

- Christian Festivals For a Christian, a festival is a time for celebration marked by special event or occasion. In Christianity there is a calendar which is made up by seasons, in which Christian festivals take place. In each season there are a number of cycles. There are two main cycles in the Christian calendar. One of them is the Christmas-cycle. The other cycle is the Easter-cycle which is made up of Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. In the Catholic Church the Easter cycle usually falls between March 22 and April 25....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Early Christian and Byzantine Art

- Early Christian and Byzantine Art Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesusí death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced during this period was secretive because Christianity was not a formal religion but as a cult; the Romans and rest of Europe persecuted Christians so the artist disguised their work with symbols and hints of Christian aspects. Christianity was the first cult to not involve rituals of sacrifice of animals and refused to worship an Emperor causing the Roman Empire to make Christianity illegal....   [tags: Art History, Religion, San Vitale]

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Christian Roman Empire

- To be a Christian during the time of the fall of the Roman Empire would not be a pleasant time to live. Christians believed in a higher power and devoted their lives, souls, and minds to God. And by doing this, they inevitably sealed their fate to be persecuted. Christianity began to rise slowly, but began to rise rapidly after the death of Jesus. The Romans had many problems with the Christians and they showed their anger by pursuing the Christian’s faith, which proved to back fire because the Christian belief just grew stronger....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Greek and Christian Gods

- Greek and Christian Gods Throughout the ages religion has been a very important part of history. It shaped many cultures and allowed us to further understand numerous civilizations. Through art we have been able to interpret the beliefs, and value of each culture. Two of these cultures include the Christians and Greeks. Both which had many similarities and differences in their beliefs and their depiction of God/gods. The concepts of Christianity and the religious concepts of the Greek gods are comparatively alike....   [tags: Papers]

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What Becomes of the Christian-Hearted

- In general, living a life of Christianity is difficult. It means giving up your whole heart and oppose all the temptations and “enjoyments” in the world for God and your Savior. It is no walk in a park; it takes a lifetime of discipline and love just to come close to this kind of living. The devil can easily lure your mind into all these worldly pleasures but imagine if the devil is not your only enemy. What if the people around you, your family, your friends and even the government, will add to these hardships of being a Christian....   [tags: Christianity]

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Can Education be Classical and Christian?

- Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools]

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Hugo Meynell and the Christian Doctrine

- Hugo Meynell and the Christian Doctrine Hugo Meynell's book is a clear example of the growing interest in apologetics. Meynell considers four common objections to Christian doctrine, the belief in God is morally irrelevant; that there is no reason to believe in the special claims of Christianity over those of non-Christian religions. Meynell, also says no sense can be made of the doctrines of Incarnation, Atonement, and the Trinity and that Christian doctrine about life after death is based upon an indefensible view of the nature of human persons-and shows to his own views that these remarks can be met....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia

- Christian Attitudes to Abortion and Euthanasia Christian Attitudes: Christians have different views about abortion and euthanasia, but they all take the issues very seriously. They are part of the discussion about the Sanctity of Life. Christians believe that all life is sacred and was given by God. It is a gift from God. To have an abortion or to accept euthanasia are very serious decisions and Christians believe that they should not be encouraged for social reasons. E.g....   [tags: Papers]

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Marriage Within Christian Denominations

- Marriage Within Christian Denominations Marriage, within any chrisitian denominations consists of these three main purposes: · Lifelong companionship · Ability to have sex · Children Within the denominations of the Anglican and Orthodox Church, traditions vary between the wedding services, but the principles remain the same for both of them. In the Orthodox marriage service, it is split into two parts; the Betrothal and the actual wedding ceremony. The Betrothal Service includes a series of petitions, a few small prayers, the exchange of the rings, and a lengthy prayer....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Attitudes to Abortion

- Christian Attitudes to Abortion For Christians there are many sources of authority; leaders of the church, religious teachers, and even their own conscience. The main source however is the Bible; it helps guide Christians, and affects their attitude towards everyday life. Abortion, the act of terminating the life of a foetus (unborn child) before it has had a chance to live, was legalised in England in 1967 (The Abortion Act), however many Christians are still undecided on whether the act is morally correct....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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