The bible contains many examples of Jesus, and his disciples performing miracles. Most of the New Testament is compiled of miracles, discipleship and Christ’s exemplary lifestyle. We can see through Christ’s actions how we as Christians are commanded to treat, not just other individuals, but individuals with disabilities. In Micah 4:6-7 God proclaims his covenant to Zion and states that he will resort the nation of Israel. The restoration process includes Gods restoration of the disabled. In Micah we can see God, through the prophet Micah, stating, “In that day, declares the Lord, I will assemble the lame and gather the outcasts, even those whom I have afflicted. I will make the lame a remnant and the outcasts a strong nation, and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever (Micah 4:6-7).” Micah reveals God consciousness of individuals with disabilities and His promise to raise up those who are “crippled” weather it be mentally, physically or spiritually, and restore them in the name of Jesus, for the kingdom of God. Micah not only reveals the promise of God’s impending restoration, but the power of salvation in Christ and the importance of obtaining a relationship with Christ. We can see a promise that God will restore the “lame”, but its important to remember that he is referring to Christians. Not everyone will be restored in the second coming, but Micah gives us a glimpse of Christ’s compassion for individuals with disabilities. Another exposure
When people think of “disabled” the words incapable, broken down, powerless come to mind, But they are not they are so unbelievably strong, because they have learned to go through life in a completely new way which is just what makes them beautiful.
Christianity is a Theism worldview that focuses on the belief in one personal and relational God that created all that exists (Hiles, & Smith, 2015). God created man in his likeness to care for all that has been created, to know and worship God, and to love and obey God (Diffey, 2015). Man is to rule and have dominion over the earth, be fruitful and multiply, filling the earth (Genesis 1:28). Christians rely on the support of the Holy Bible to guide them in the word of God. The Bible consist of four basic acts, the Creation, the Fall of Humanity, Redemption, and Restoration (Diffey, 2015). Christians believe that God sent his only Son to die on the cross for their salvation. In this paper will be a focus on the Christian worldview discussing God, humanity, Jesus,
“There's nothing more debilitating about a disability than the way people treat you over it.”( Solange Nicole) In today's God abandoning society there are many people voicing about equality. There are feminists, those against racism, those against homophobia, and those opposed to everything. Each group seems to have people standing up for them. Although when it comes to a group of cripples there's not many that can do the standing. Ableism: Discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. While many people don't know that word, or do not believe such a thing exists, there are many things proving that it does. It is easy to get caught up in life and not realize the difficulties people have, especially ones that could be easily fixed, just by
There are many miraculous people on this planet. Some of these people have had miraculous experiences, others have accomplished miraculous success, and some people remind us of how miraculous our lives really are. Every now and then someone comes along who shows us that miracles really are possible. That was what a mentally handicapped African American boy from Anderson, South Carolina was put on this Earth to do.
This is why Faith Church designed the Champions club to accommodate kids with special needs and also preach the word of God to them in a way that they can understand it. The worldview for the champions club has actually become one of the obstacles they are facing. The logo on the champions club includes a child on a wheelchair and that was designed to show that all kids are welcome not specifically ones who are not able to walk. Among the Champions Club there are other groups in the church of different ages for other children to join. Parents are finding it hard to send their children with special needs to the Champions Club because of the wheelchair on the logo and also because they don’t accept that their children need special attention. However we as volunteers most of us are studying or working in social work, child psychology and special Ed and we just bringing forth our passion and service to these families and kids. Our perspective is that parents of these kids always stress and worry about their kids, the champions club was also designed for them to have a break and know that their kids are safe. When we come in and there aren’t
Although these recent changes have cleared up many ambiguities in the law, society still has a long way to go until everyone is treated equality. These changes have begun to pave a pathway to allow the disabled to live in harmony with all of the society. It has always been part of God plan that all his children would live in harmony together. In Galatians 3:28 it says "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ESV , and Matthew 7:1-2 it say "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you"
To the extent of this class so far, we have had the opportunity to read the book titled, The Disabled God by Nancy L. Eiesland. Throughout this publication, specifically in chapter four, Eiesland discusses carnal sins. She shares that, “physical disability has served a number of different purposes in Christian history, including, as delineated by one social historian, ‘to enhance the merits of the just through their patience, to safeguard virtue from pride, to correct the sinner, to proclaim God’s glory through miraculous cures and, finally, to proclaim God’s glory through miraculous cures and, finally, as the beginning of eternal punishment as in the case of Herod.’” (Eiesland 69) I find it significant when interpreting Bible verses to remind
The four gospels are the closest things we have to a primary source for the life of Jesus. Each one recounts the same story, but with different details and focuses. During my research of the gospels, I noticed that Jesus seemed to be a large advocate of women’s rights for his time period. He changed the laws of divorce to be more equal between the sexes, and treated everyone he met equally, regardless of their gender or ethnic background. Additionally, there are prominent female figures that played a key role in the story of Jesus, such as Mary Magdalene, Susanna, and Joanna, who followed him throughout his ministry. While women were present in the story of Jesus, I noticed that the gospels all seem to have different representations and interpretations of the women in the various stories. When Jesus fed the crowd of five thousand people in the gospel of Mark, “Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men” (New Oxford Annotated Bible, Mark. 6.44), meaning that the crowd was comprised entirely of men. However, in the gospel of Matthew, the story is slightly different: “And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children” (Matt. 14.21). However, despite the various differences in representation of women in the gospels, what I found most interesting was that none of the gospels mention women being present at the last supper, despite the fact that Jesus had numerous close female followers. These observations lead me to ask the following
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‘The Disabled God’ basically talks about the discrimination that disabled people endure throughout their lives. For example, Eiesland states how “people who use wheelchairs endure physical debasement when people refuse to meet their eyes or stand beside the chair to talk instead of before the person” (pg. 307). She also talks about how churches and religious people, or society in general, still expect the disabled to completely accommodate their lives in order to live comfortably instead of able-bodied people doing their part and accommodating for the disabled. Many religious people believe that disablement is a consequence of sin. Eiesland couldn’t disagree more.
In this scenario we have a couple, Jesus and Alva who state they have been married for 17 years and are seeking counseling due to having many issues that are affecting the family as a whole. Jesus’s behavior is of an aggressive, controlling individual, which displays anger issues and is extremely defensive in his dealing with Alva. Alva believes that her husband is beyond strict and she is constantly intimidated and scared of his behavior. Jesus is a violet person, he has destroyed his own property as an intimidating tactic and demands full obedience without question. Jesus states, he is the boss of the family and demands respect and submission. Jesus, blames his authoritarian rules on the way he was raised and reprimanded as a child. Jesus
Based on the scholarly commentaries, I learned that Ehud has a special gift that changed my interpretation about people with disabilities. It shows that God used what we have, despite the weaknesses and limitations we have. It reminds me about Nick Vuijic, a pastor born without limbs. Nick has limitation to hold his baby or walk right; however, he inspires people, encouraging others to seek God. God knew Nick’s limitations, but gave Nick a heart to minister to people. As Christians, people should never underestimate people with limitations or disabilities. People thought the same way about Jesus when He claimed to be the Messiah, but became the suffering servant where His own people would kill Him in order to save the world. Therefore, Ehud’s limitation shows that even God calls the unqualified to fulfill His purpose.
The ministry of Jesus began when Jesus was 30 years old, after his baptism in the river Jordan. Within three and a half years of his ministry Jesus did more miracles than any man in the world could have accomplished. He preached about the ways of changing lives and often gave parables to educate people. Even though he was rejected Jesus continued to spread the gospel in different cities around Israel, including Capernaum and Bethsaida.
Approximately 15% of the world’s population is, in a way, disabled. Whether it is a physical disability or a serious chronic disease, we have about one billion people in the world that live with a disability every day of their lives. It often occurs that these people are seen as an outcast of society; people that cannot live normal lives. It is important to realize that this is not true at all. People with disabilities are completely able to be part of the world. It is just the world’s duty to accept them.