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    Tikkani THL 1000-H03 3 October 2017 Reasonable Christian Faith Christian faith lies between the two extremes of fideism and rationalism, that is, between faith with no reason and reason with no faith. Scripture, the main source of Christian tradition, provides us with information about God and what it means to be Christian. An analysis of works and arguments by early church fathers offers tools to engage scripture, including levels of belief and defining faith in the context of society and moderation.

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    JUST GOTTA HAVE FAITH! QUIT TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT ALL! LET GO AND LET GOD!” For some that may be the solution they are searching for. They might be frustrated or let down by their own efforts of understanding. But does faith begin with “letting go (of reason and understanding) and letting God (reveal Himself to us)”? Is there any compatibility between exercising Christian faith and exercising reason? Does reason have a role or should it have a role in the Christian’s acts of faith? This has been

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    strength of their faith. These tests can cause you to break down, and they can torture you mentally. Most of the time, these tests are really big. For example, if someone you love gets sick and you want to help, but there is nothing that you can do. This is what happened to me, and it came to me through my mom suffering from a large brain tumor. Through my mother’s hardship and my reliance on my Christian faith, I learned important lessons such as, self control, putting all faith in God, and the importance

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    and the Christian faith mean to you? How does your faith affect the way you live? My faith journey has been a long, gradual process of learning to know and follow Jesus as I grew up in a local Mennonite church and a Christian family. The transition of going to college has pushed me the most. Having independence put me in the situation to make all of my own choices. Do I wake up and go to church? Do I go to chapel? How do I navigate choices around alcohol use or dating? How does my faith inform these

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    What does my Christian faith mean to me? Faith is a gift from God. Faith means I won’t go to hell when I die. We were God’s perfect creation. Being the loving God he is he gave us free will. We abused that free will and fell into sin. God loved us so much he sent his own son Jesus (who is also God) down to earth, Jesus was willingly tortured and slaughtered by the people he came to save, dragged the sins of the world into the pits of hell and rose again so that everyone can go to heaven and

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    The Christian Faith, the belief of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead through the holy spirit (ghost). The Christian faith has different denominations, or basically different branches or groups of the christian faith. The top three denominations of Christianity are, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Pentecostalism/Charismatic. In 2012, roughly 43,000 denominations existed. By 2025, people have estimated that there will be 55,000 denominations. These three questions, why the

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    THE HISTORIC CHRISTIAN FAITH VS MORMONISM A Simple Doctrinal Comparison A. There are 16, essential doctrines that has established the Historic Christian faith, from the many Christian-cults of the world. These 16, essential Biblical, theological truths have been delivered to the true body of Christ, by the power and flow of the Holy Spirit throughout the Church ages. Let it be known that the present day invisible Church, has fought for and thus, established these 16, essential doctrines on nothing

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    As part of revivals in Christian faith during 18th century onward three practices evolved into their own interpretation on the place and authority of Scripture in the Christian faith. The first of these were the Liberals who “viewed themselves as the saviors of a defunct out of date Christianity” (Bingham 149). Their founder, Friedrich Schleiermacher an 18th century pastor, “did not view traditional, authoritative doctrines, creeds and biblical texts as the preeminent sources in theology (150). Instead

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    God: Core doctrines are apart of the Christian faith and should be taught no matter what the denomination is. Doctrines are not negotiable throughout the universal Christian churches. However, churches may have different dogmatic beliefs, because there are not set in stone and vary. Theology is defined by Beth Felker Jones as being “the study of the things of God, a God who loves the world.” Theology is a practice that affects Christians’ lives in many ways: the way that they think, live, and how

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    Essential elements of the Christian worldview are Faith, Love, Forgiveness and Living in Christ. These key elements are fundamental to Christ’s teachings and also reflect my own worldview. These four elements are an integral part of a Christian believer’s life and defines our relationship with God. The fourth element, Living in Christ, is comprised of many sub-elements like praise, prayer, and bearing witness. These sub-elements could be described as fruits of a Christian’s believer’s daily life

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