Explain how living as a Christian disciple may influence the lives of Christians today.
Neha Jain Part: 2 Explain how living as a Christian disciple may influence the lives of Christians today. Christianity is an entire way of life. It's not only a part of your life it is your whole life. It is a sense of being with God. It is not a one way system, but in fact a two way bond. Being a disciple of God gives you a sense of who you are. You have the position of being part of God's children as well as being a child of your parents. This is an incomparable feeling. A Christian is a person who lives their life daily for God. By praying on a regular basis, reacting positively not negatively with people and being an optimistic person rather than a pessimistic one. Christianity focuses a lot on how people treat others. Christianity believes everyone is equal. Nobody is better than someone else, even if they are richer. A disciple believes Christ is with you at all times. To become a Christian you must try and be the best you can be. An example of this would be the story about the Pharisee and the tax collector, having the best humanity. To develop into a Christian you need to know the principles. You need to live your life a certain way. That means you might have to sacrifice a few things but in the long run you will be rewarded. Again you must know how to deal with
The Work of one Christian Relief Agency - Christian Aid
The Work of one Christian Relief Agency Christian Aid Christian Aid is an organisation that supplies aid to those in need. It is generally considered to have been the first missionary agency to support indigenous mission boards in countries all over the world. It all began in 1945 when Bob Finley was asked to speak at a rally of Youth for Christ in a Chicago stadium. His testimony was so fresh, unique and powerful that the 25,000 people in the stadium interrupted him several times with spontaneous applause. His words were broadcasted all over the continent and he was sent to speak at rallies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Along with his close friend, Billy Graham, they were enlisted as field evangelists with the Youth for Christ and spoke at youth rallies, churches, public schools, seminaries, colleges and Bible institutes. Between 1948 and 1950 Bob Finley traveled the East - China, Korea and Asia - preaching the word and lead Korea in the spiritual awakening that took place there in early 1950. Bob Finley returned to America determined to arouse the churches about the need for reform in foreign missions. He said the best way to plant a Christian witness in closed countries was to reach people who were away from home. Then when they would go back to serve Christ in their homelands; get behind them with financial assistance. Following the presentation of his honorary
Describe One Miracle Particular to Luke, and another of a different type.
Describe One Miracle Particular to Luke, and Another Miracle of a different Type. The word miracle which derives from the Latin 'miraculum' meaning amazement or wonder may also be defined as an extraordinary event, considered to have a supernatural cause. In common with the other New Testament Gospels, Luke presents Jesus as a worker of miracles and indeed as the object of miraculous activity. Miracles, especially healing miracles, play an important part in all of the synoptic Gospels. However, through further research and study it is quickly made apparent that Luke includes more miracle stories in his Gospel than either of the other synoptic Gospel writers. Luke includes no less that 19 miracles in his Gospel, which include healing miracles, exorcisms, resurrections and nature miracles. Luke used these miracles to show the power and authority of Jesus, but also to give the proof that he was truly the Son of God to non-believers. According to Banks, "While there is no clear pre-Christian evidence that the Jews expected a miracle-working Messiah, it appears that some did regard Moses, the miracle-working deliverer of God's people, as a prototype of the Messiah." Most of the miracles stories tell us about Jesus healing, because of the faith shown by the person in need of a cure. Through the miracles, the gospel writer is trying to show the authority of Jesus as Messiah, how
In what ways might evil and suffering create philosophical problems for people with religious beliefs
* In what ways might evil and suffering create philosophical problems for people with religious beliefs? Outline two solutions to these problems( 21 ) * To what extent are these solutions successful?( 9 ) . Suffering can cause all sorts of problems that can shake people's religious beliefs. Evil and suffering create problems in people's faith because they have lost someone or they have suffered particular hardship in their life and they wish to blame someone or something for their personal suffering and this is normally God. If someone close to a person dies and that person is religious or has been brought up in a faith even if they have lapsed it will make them doubt their faith even though we know that everyone has to die someday but it is never the right time to loose someone you love. And because of this people blame God or if they have a faith it may make them feel that god is not there. This is the issue of the inconsistent triad. The triad says that god is all loving all powerful and all knowing. If this is true would an all loving God let innocent people suffer at the hands of illness and natural disasters. And if he is all loving and he wouldn't want us to suffer like this he might not know it was happening and so the second angle of the triangle is disproved and finally if he is both all loving and all-knowing he would not want people to get hurt and he knew it
Life after death and problem of evil
Life after death solves the problem of evil. Discuss. The problem of evil is how can an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient God exist in the face of both moral and natural evil? One theory proposed to defend classical theism is the existence of a life after death. If evil can be justified through punishment and eternal gain, surely there is no problem? There are however, many problems with this argument with criticisms come extensively from non-Christians. The best way to analyse if life after death does solve the problem of evil is to look at it on the basis of two variables: the existence of life after death, the existence of evil and how the three main views combining these variables would answer this question. For a life after death to solve the problem of evil, both must exist. This is an assumption with little proof beyond that of faith, which is why it often only appeals to Christians. Augustine was a key believer in both, he believed that on judgement day those who had sinned would go to hell and those who had not would go to heaven. For him this was enough to justify why evil existed, as for those who had faced such would be rewarded in heaven and the persecutors would be punished. Many problems arise with this argument, specifically can you attribute moral evil to man holding him responsible for his actions? There exists in the world of both science and
Descartes logically proved the existence of an infinite and truthful being - Discuss.
In Descartes' Meditations, Descartes logically proved the existence of an infinite and truthful being. The Holy Bible describes God, our creator. I plan to compare the logically proven infinite being (God) and the Biblical God and see if their traits mirror each other. If they do then it would prove, if not give strong evidence, that they are one in the same. First I will restate Descartes' proof of an infinite and truthful being. P1- Ideas are internal, external, or innate. P2- The idea of infinity is not internal. P3- The idea of infinity is not external. P4- The idea of infinity is therefore innate. P5- Any cause must be greater than or equal to its effect. P6- An infinite being is the cause of the idea of infinity. P1-P6 proves that their exists an infinite being. P7- Established is an infinite, truthful being. Since it's infinite, then it's infinitely wise. In Plato's The Republic, Socrates proved that a Wiseman would be Just. Therefore, an infinite being would be infinitely just. So if the Bible is truth, and the Biblical God exists, then God would be infinitely wise and just as well. Following this logic, everything God carries out in the Bible must follow the guidelines of Justice. If there is an instance where God displayed an act of injustice, it proves at least the prophet to be false. I have not inspected every line in the Bible nor do I plan to. But I will go over
Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and end of their lives?
Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and end of their lives? Jesus showed the most compassion in his life to the weak in society The Christian beliefs towards our duty and responsibilities towards others at the beginning and end of their lives can be explained by the teachings of Jesus. From the very routes of the creation of human life, the duty of our responsibility is set. Adam and Eve were created as equals, as are all human life. They were also made in the image and likeness of God. If taken literally and practiced this would mean that life is sacred and God given and therefore it is our duty to respect and cherish all life, as all our equals. The parable of the sheep and the goats describes the final judgment being the accounting of each individual on how they have treated others through out their lives. When interpreting the passage, it would mean that Christians hold an up most responsibility for those at the begging and end of our lives. If this parable is coincided with the parable of the talents it is made even more relative as the parable of the talents says it is necessary to develop our lives and others to the best of our ability. With the human life we inherit, we are called to follow the Ten Commandments that the Lord sent to Moses. - Respect your farther and mother - Do not commit murder The
Outline your knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding authorship and date of Luke's gospel.
Outline your knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding authorship and date of Luke's gospel. (30 marks). There are two main issues to be disscussed when considering authorship and date of Luke- They are often put under two simple headings, external evidence and internal evidence. However, the true strory is much more complicated than this. It is usually agreed that the writer of Acts is the same person who wrote Luke. This is because in the preface of both books, they are adressed to the same person, Theophilus. Also, both books share a similar style of vocabulary. Tradition unamimously says Luke as the author. This is sometimes dismissed as no more than guesswork. Howeve, the point is put across by many authors, Leon Morris included, that Luke was not an important enough figure in the early church to have two considerable volumes attributed to him without good reason- surely if people were guessing they would be more likely to attribute it to an apostle. This provides a weighty argument which ois further inforced by Martin Dibelius. He points out that because of the address to Theophilus there must have been a desire to circulate the book among the educated and for such readers the name of the author would have certainly been included. So it is extremley unlikely for tradition to attribute to Luke a book which was known from its oublication to be written by
The beliefs Christians hold about their moral responsibility for those at the beginning and the end of their lives.
AO1 - Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their moral responsibility for those at the beginning and the end of their lives. The debate surrounding the emotional, highly controversial and political issue of the sanctity of human life exists both inside and outside the church. Despite the different interpretations of beliefs on this issue, all Christians hold three main, similar beliefs. Firstly all Christian doctrines hold the simple view that human life is sacred, they hold the belief that humans were made in the image of God and are therefore distinct from all other forms of life. "Let us make human beings in our image and likeness." (Genesis 1:26). Secondly, Genesis then goes on stating how God created human life so that they can exercise stewardship; another firm Christian belief. "The Lord God put the man into the Garden of Eden to care for it" (Genesis 2:15). Thirdly the Christian faith is also in agreement that, as a Christian, one is called by God to love one another no matter what the circumstance. "Love your neighbour.... (and) love your enemies" (Mathew 5:43). Throughout history, Christians have exercised their belief in stewardship by giving knowledge, time, wealth and love to those in need. For example, in England, the first orphanages were founded in the middle of the 19th century by George Muller; a devout Christian. At the same time William Booth
Death and What Next?
Jaime Garrett 10MB Death and What Next? A living human can only be one hundred percent sure of one thing, that is that there is life on Earth. Although there is believed to be an afterlife some people may think that the idea of an afterlife has been made up to make people feel easier about death. In a way I believe that this is both true and false. I think that often an afterlife is spoken about to comfort the emotions of people but I do believe that there is an afterlife in heaven. The one, most definite thing is that you will die. Some people believe that the person you are during your life determines whether you will go to heaven or hell and this is decided by a supreme power. Suggestions say that the 'Afterlife' gives justice for what has happened in a person's earthly life. Most religions believe that something happens to us after we die, for Christians our destination after death is Heaven or Hell whereas in the Old Testament of Judaism, Jews believed in a place called 'Sheol' meaning 'Pit or 'Grave' The basic principles of life after death for the Christian Faith is that if you have had a 'Good' life on earth then you will enter heaven but if you have had a 'Bad' life on earth then you will surely go too hell. But what about Salvation? Salvation is the confession of sins even at the very last moment. This would mean that as long as a Christian confessed his sins