5. What is your basis of ethics? My basics of ethics was taught by my grandma she instilled a lot of her values and morals in my life giving me the teachings that made her a bright woman. She made sure to start on me early by getting me involved in church and helping me understand my religion and god and what he expects from his people. I was told to become a leader and not a follower use gods power that he using in my life to restore and help those who may be broken in life. I always ask god if I’m unsure I understand in this world of many temptations we may fall but our god isn’t a judging god and will be there with open ears and arms to help you get it right if you want change. I am not perfect but I pay attention I know right from wrong and know I am help accountable for my actions and faults. And have god move in my
In Langston Hughes’ essay “Salvation,” Langston talks about the first time he is going to be saved from sin. Langston is a young boy around the age of thirteen. He is going to church to see Jesus for the first time. In which case, he truly experiences religion for the first time in his life. Throughout this essay Langston uses many narrative techniques such as, imagery, metaphors, and irony to explain his interpretation of that one night when he did not see Jesus.
Next, sin separates the unredeemed man from his Creator. This mandate would also apply to redeemed man, but the aforementioned separation from God will only exist until the redeemed man repents of their sin and asks for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus Christ. 5Isaiah 59:1–2 reveals that God hides his face in order not to hear us when we call Him when we sin. Separation from God remains a solitary contemptuous place, because the human spirit cries out for love, closeness, acceptance and solace. Jesus remains the true living water that can satisfy the thirsts of the human soul, He constructed us this way, but we severe this union off when we sin. We can see the friction between man and God, this friction made the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus
This week in conversing with my father, we had a very insightful conversation about forgiveness, and sin that is greater than others. Mark (dad), cannot get to a point where he believes that prisoners can be forgiven fully for some of the crimes they have been convicted for. My “soap box” if you will, was taking a stance that all sin is equal in the eyes of our God. His stance was sin is not equal so we should treat the prisoners differently in terms of “they have had their chance and blew it” attitude. The way I explained this to him this very difficult point was to go to the final word of authority; scripture. There is only one unforgivable sin which is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.”(New
The questions behind death and the afterlife have existed among all people from an immemorial time. Where do we go, what is it like, who or what is there, is what I’m doing today have an impact on where I end up?
Being forgiven your sins is very much at the heart of what this comprehensive understanding of healing brings. Describing the coming of Jesus, he has come to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins (Luke1:77). John came, “preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke3:3). When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. . . ."
When discussing and proving the person of Christ, there are two basic laws that must be addressed and proven. First you must prove that Christ is one hundred percent human (humanity), then you must prove that at the same time Christ is one hundred percent God (deity).
From my reading, I have realized that The Laws of God and His established commands of the Old Testament were not given to restrict or enchain man, but to reveal to man God’s own true and righteous character. It was a way for God’s people to be identified with Him, and though they were forever falling short, they were identified and forever learning from the holy and righteous glimpse of God their creator through the Law. The entire Old Testament was one continuous story of God faithfully reaching for fallen man, and as man would repent and turn to God as their one and only God, He would deliver beyond mans’ deserves with blessing, victory, and hope for salvation.
Christianity is a faith based on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Fisher, 1991) Christianity is a one God religion as presented in the New Testament. Today, Christianity and the church are culturally diverse, even in the aspects of race. It is even said that Sunday mornings is the most segregated time in the world. There is one central belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, all Christians can come to this conclusion. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that we are all under the judgment of God because we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Other religions may often depict that it is only necessary to do some good when it comes to God in order to
An angel appeared before a woman named Mary and stated to her that she would give birth to a son. She would name her son Jesus. Mary being a virgin gave birth to a child, conceived by God through his Spirit. Jesus being conceived in a supernatural manner became man and God in one creation. God became incarnate in this child who became known by the name of Jesus (Mathew 1:18-25) . Jesus was a Palestinian Jew, born in a town south of Jerusalem, raised in Nazareth in a small village in Galilee. Jesus was not any ordinary child. Jesus was the son of the living God. Not only was He the son of Mary, He was foremost the Son of God. He was incarnated sent to us for the redemption of all mankind. So how do we handle the incarnation of God?
During the eighth and ninth centuries A.D., a new emphasis began to develop within the religion of Islam. This emphasis was a reaction against the prevailing impersonal and formal nature of Islam. For many Muslims the shari‘a, while seen as necessary, failed to satisfy their deepest spiritual longings and desires. The search for deeper meaning began with a pietistic asceticism, which in turn led to the development of the popular mystical side of Islam - known as tasawwuf or Sufism.