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    The Ecumenical Movement

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    Christianity went through a lot of major Christian movements, but one movement that was important in the twentieth-century was the Ecumenical movement. The Ecumenical movement involved three of the major branches of Christianity, which are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. The Ecumenical movement was used to restore the unity and faith between the Christian branches and world. It also tried to mobilize Christians to confront social problems of poverty and injustice (Young). The branches

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    Why Christians Should Go on Mission Trips Mission trips are defined as “the process of Christians from reached people groups sharing the gospel with unreached people groups” (Lull). God has given us the commandment to go and preach to people who have not heard about him numerous times in the Bible. One example is Matthew 28:19-20 which says, “Go therefore and make disciples into all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all

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    The Kingdom of God and Missions

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    Missions have always revolved around Christians reaching out to others and living out their lives to glorify God. Jesus displayed this evangelical mission throughout his ministry in the early church when he was living with the disciples. Through reading different articles I have discovered that the new emerging church in the postmodern context has a kingdom view of missions. The kingdom of God is the key to missions which is portrayed in the early church and in Jesus ministry; it is also an evident

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    Nine: The Salvation Army The Salvation Army (The Army) is a christian nonprofit organization that services and helps individuals - across the nation - by providing them with food, clothing, care, and other physical, emotional, or spiritual services - as demonstrated by the love and ministry of Jesus Christ (The Salvation Army, 2017). The Salvation Army has a rich history, in 1867 William Booth and his wife Catherine began the ‘The Christian Mission’ - a service and evangelist group in the East End

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    contemplation on the Word. This contemplation is of critical significance in the theology of Calvinism. Alternatively, it is insufficient for Christians to merely just read the Word or simply hear the Word, the process of spiritual hydration must be accompanied with a deep determination to contemplate the Word, in tandem with both being read or heard. A negligent Christian in this area ensures the potential of many critical doctrinal errors to creep in. Our thoughts begin to rust with disuse. The Word must

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    it is time to see what Dispensationalism teaches. Dispensationalism has three distinct characteristics: Rapture of Christians, Millennium Rule of Christ, and the Unfulfilled Prophecies of the Bible. For the purpose of this paper they will all be examined separately. The Rapture is the belief that Christians will be brought up and not have to endure the Tribulation (Robinson). The term “rapture” does not occur in the Bible but instead comes from a Latinized version of the word arpadzo which comes from

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    Wesley's Theology

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    reading considered the application of Wesley’s theology in today’s terms. Cobb summarized how Wesley used scripture, tradition, reason, and experience throughout his theology which led to the quadrilateral tradition that bears his name. I appreciated the scholastic breakdown of how the four aspects related to one another. I overheard a few arguments in the last couple years that Wesley favored one quadrilateral component over another in terms of superiority, scripture being the favored. I was relieved to

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    In Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity”, he expresses his ideas and opinions on the difference within the body of Christians, wealth in a spiritual society. In today’s modern view of Christian charity, Christians tend to spread charity through simply giving to the less fortunate, or spreading God’s endless love through acts of kindness. While many believe that John Winthrop’s writing does not connect with today’s view of Christian charity, “A Model of Christian Charity” shares certain aspects

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    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.

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    A. Smith, a Christian philosopher who in his book “Who’s afraid of Relativism? Community, Contingency and Creaturehood” offers an analysis of relativism. Smith brings the voices of three defenders of relativism, pragmatist Wittgenstein, Rorty and Brandom in hopes that Christians will embrace what they have to offer. He argues that as Christians we should not fear relativism but that we could learn a lot from what’s been offered in terms of what it means to be a creature . Christians reject relativism

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    Review of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. By Margaret A. Farley. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006. Xiv + 322 pages. N.P. Margaret A. Farley, a Sister of Mercy and a leading ethicist, taught Christian ethics at Yale University Divinity School from 1971 to 2007, where she held the Gilbert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics. Farley was the first woman appointed to serve full-time on the Yale School Board.

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    has been a stigma that the Old Testament is “Old” which derives from it being defined in relation to the “New” Testament, this has led as far back as Marcion of the 2nd Century, to advocate for its non-binding authority over the NT Christian and removal from the Christian Canon. The Old Testament and New Testament is a complete composition of the Bible. The Old Testament has authority since “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

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    Biblical Rationale

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    10 Biblical and Theological Rationale Given this current economic turbulent climate, the researcher is making the case that launching a Christian financial literacy ministry will benefit St. Paul A.M.E.C. membership. This Project is designed to establish an effective stewardship ministry and assist believers in journeying toward financial empowerment and solvency. Thus, it is imperative that the investigator clarify how biblical and theological stewardship principles is the route toward economic

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    Christianity Vs. Judaism

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    reincarnation. Also, the way both religions think their people should act is different than one another. Christianity believes in the trinity. The Trinity is one God, including the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. “The word "trinity" is a term used to denote the Christian doctrine that God exists as a unity of three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of the persons is distinct from the other yet identical in essence. In other words, each is fully divine in

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    heresy. The creed acting as a guideline to life allows for a more structured and centered personal identity. In the Christian sense a creed is a "statement of belief to which the orthodox are to adhere to.” (Young 1) Meaning a creed is something all Christians consider as fact; no matter what denomination of Christian they personally relate to. Similarly, in this way Christians have morals or guidelines to which all

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    Arbitrary Hierarchies

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    Arbitrary Hierarchies The wisdom of God is said to be of ultimate totality, and a prophet, according to Hebrew and Christian scriptures, is the means through which he relays this wisdom to the people. But what constitutes God’s selections? Are prophets spiritually superior to the common man? Are some prophets more powerful than others, or does God, in effect, distribute the same amount of power to all of his prophets? Is there, in other words, a hierarchy and if so are the reasons for it contingent

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    will find it difficult to decide which book earns the appellation of “better.” Perhaps the dilemma lies in the absence of an objective standard by which to measure To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, against The Chosen, by Chiam Potok. To the Christian, God’s Word provides the objective standard to which all of life is conformed. Thematic elements, as well as overall message, and character portrayal when measured by Biblical absolutes make a book great, or a failure. By quantifying the books’ presentation

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    creator of the universe known as God the father, who created the earth with purpose. Eventually, he sent his son Jesus Christ, who redeemed the sins of all, and left the Holy Spirit to continue his works. Although, as these are seen as fundamentals of Christian religion as a whole, there have been numerous interpretations which has caused the religion to separate into various denominations of the religion. Catholicism, Protestantism, Restorationism, and Orthodox churches are the major groups of Christianity

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    believer’s baptism (credobaptism). The Theses for this book, “Baptism, as this book will demonstrate, is the initiation rite into the Christian church” (XV). The first chapter gives the Gospel’s view of what the early church though about baptism. “The references to repentance and the forgiveness of sins make clear that John's baptism is to be understood not merely in terms of ritual purification and religious observance but as essentially moral and Ethical” (pg. 3). Throughout the Gospels there are many

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    while promising eternal life and salvation. In his work On Christian Liberty, Martin Luther writes on what it means to truly be Christian and how to achieve salvation. Luther discusses many aspects of Christian faith, including the difference between the inner person and outer man, the effect of works on salvation, the marriage with Jesus as a result of faith, how individuals should act towards others, and the important notion of Christian liberty that arises because of one’s faith. Luther’s ideas

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