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Christian Terms

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God's written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority. The following Statement affirms...

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Christian Marriage

Christian Marriage Introduction and background. Christian Marriage, also called Matrimony is a sacrament in which a man and a woman publicly declare their love and fidelity in front of witnesses, a priest or minister and God. The It is seen by all Christian churches as both a physical and spiritual fulfillment. Christianity emphasises that the sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a lifetime commitment. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate...

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Explain Christian beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Explain Christian beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. In order to explain the Christian viewpoint in relation to justice, forgiveness and reconciliation it is necessary to define these terms in their broader, and more secular perspective. This will then help to clarify the particular Christian position in this respect. Therefore, in order to properly consider what is meant by the term "justice," a logical, if not basic, first step is to look up the term in a dictionary. Here...

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Brief history of the War between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines

Crusade is believed to be the start of the relentless rivalry between the Muslims and Christians. The crusades were expeditions undertake in fulfillment of a solemn vow to deliver the Holy Places from Mohammedan Tyranny but later developed into territorial wars. The term crusader means to "mark with cross" which suites their purpose of redeeming their land. Before the crusades, relationship between Muslim and Christians are not hostile and were mainly commercial and intellectual. They trade slaves and...

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Is Fasting For Christians

Is Fasting for Christians? IN ANSWER to that question you may have been told: “Yes, for Jesus recommended fasting for his followers.” If you are a practicing Catholic, you would respond in the affirmative, for you recognize certain fast days, and in particular you always fast before taking “Holy Communion.” Did Jesus really recommend or command fasting for his followers? In the instances recorded in the Bible, fasting was done as an expression of sorrow and repentance for sins or when under distressing...

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Norms of Christian Theology

1. The sources and norms of Christian Theology I understand scripture, tradition, reason and experience as the sources and norms of Christian theology. Revealing the knowledge of God, guides us to know God, and inform our action and practice as believers, they are the sources as witnesses that points to the knowledge of God. At that same time, they are norms by which we can judge our understanding of God and correct our behaviors as children of God 2. Understanding of the source and norms Scripture...

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Introducing Christian Ethics

Book Review Introducing Christian Ethics The book that I have chosen to do my book review on is Introducing Christian Ethics, written by Henlee H. Barnette. This book deals with many Christian ethical decisions based on biblical foundations that are applied to various major problems. Some of the major problems pertain to the self, marriage and family, race relations, economic life, and political life. This book provides assistance to those in need of ethical guidance. This type of guidance is...

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Early Christian Ecumenical Councils

Institution: Date: Ways in Which the Early Christian Ecumenical Councils Developed the Church’s Understanding of Jesus Various early Christian doctrines developed and were shaped over time. The early Ecumenical Councils were pivotal in the development of such doctrines which served as a foundation for the church and Christianity. When Christianity became a legal religion in the Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine I, leaders of various Christian communities throughout the Mediterranean could...

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Christian Leadership Principles


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Winthrop Summary Christian Charity

Anna Dean Michelle Steil English 101, Sec 12 22 Oct 2012 A Model of Christian Charity: Summary A Model of Christian Charity is a sermon by John Winthrop. He gives this sermon aboard the Arbella in 1630. John Winthrop began his and his Christian's journey with words for guidance and inspiration. He starts his sermon by stating that God created the rich and the poor. He created them for different reasons, in order to manifest his exertion in the areas of mercy, love, gentleness...

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Effective Apologies and Forgiving the Christian Way

Effective Apologies and Forgiving the Christian Way Everyone has had to apologize and accept an apology at some point of time in their lives. They my not have known the art of apologizing and forgiving, but these are traits that people are taught from a very small age. Forgiveness is one or the toughest tasks known to man, whereas others may argue needing to apologize is tougher. A lot of times pride gets in the way of an awesome apology and stubbornness take precedence over forgiving and...

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Early Christian And Medieval Apse Mosaics

Early Christian and Medieval Apse Mosaics The Edict of Milan, passed under Constantine, was a great victory for Christianity because it granted Christians the right to practice their religion and it marked a fundamental step in the development of Christian culture. Before this decree, private venues, or house churches, were the main places of worship found inside the city walls. Outside of the city’s walls, churches were built on funerary sites of early Christian martyrs. The construction of official...

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Foundations of the Christian Faith

foundation. When the rain came, only the wise man’s house survived. The meaning of this parable is that we must have a strong foundation in Christ in order to survive what this world throws at us. Throughout this paper, five foundations of the Christian faith will be explained followed by my personal testimony. GOD I believe in God the Father! He is described as compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6). He is also described as sovereign (Deuteronomy...

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Analyse the Significance for the Individual of One of the Following Christian Practices

Analyse the significance for the individual of ONE of the following Christian practices - Baptism - Marriage ceremony - Saturday/Sunday worship Marriage is a personal union between individuals. This union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is called a wedding and the status created is sometimes called wedlock. The act of marriage changes the personal status of the individuals in the eyes of the law and society. Marriage is an institution in which interpersonal...

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Explain how a Christian reaches a Moral decision

Explain how a Christian reaches a Moral decision [25] Christians make decisions on ethical issues, based on the the source of authority they deem the most important. The importance of each source is reliant upon their denomination; if they are a Roman Catholic, Orthodox or Liberal Christian - to name only a few. For a Catholic, the main source of authority is Church teachings’. Authority, of course comes from the Bible; however, the Catholic Magisterium has the ultimate say on how it is interpreted...

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Christian Baptist Religion in a Sociological Perspective

attempts to describe Christian Baptist religion, its main beliefs, values and traditions as a part of an urban lifestyle. ‘Baptists are a group of Christian denominations and churches who subscribe to a theology of believer's baptism as opposed to infant baptism, salvation through faith alone, Scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice , and the autonomy of the local church’ . Salvation through faith alone is a principle that distinguishes Christian Baptists from other Christian denominations. It...

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Analysis of Christian Ethical Systems in Regards to Bioethics

analysing the ethical system of Christianity, show how Christian adherents draw guidance in regards to bioethics. Refer to two bioethical issues. Bioethics is the area of science that deals with ethical choices faced in medical research and the treatment of patients where advanced medical technology is used. Two bioethical issues that Christians might have concerns with are abortion and euthanasia. These issues are derived from Christians’ main sources of revealed law, such as the Ten Commandments...

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associated greatly with the Christian religion, did not originate with John the Baptist as many would assume from well-known Bible stories. Jesus' time, the washing of almost anything was considered as a way of cleansing and purifying to rid of sin or to make clean. Rituals and Practices are very important in Full Gospel Baptist Churches. So many things revolve around these simple but important rituals. Over thousands of years Baptism has been a tradition in the Church and Christian communities all over...

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Pagan Ritual Versus Catholic and Christian Beliefs

Pagan ritual versus Catholic and Christian beliefs Do Catholic and Christian beliefs and holidays have Pagan roots? Pope Gregory 1st said, "Converting heathens is easier if they are allowed to retain the outward forms of their traditional Pagan practices and traditions, while recasting those traditions spiritually towards the one true God instead of to their Pagan devils."(Pagan timeline Google para6) Three of eight major Pagan holidays were converted to Christian and Catholic holidays when Christianity...

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Bertrand Russell: Why I Am Not a Christian

Why I am not a Christian is an essay by Bertrand Russell in which he explains the reasons why he does not call himself a Christian. He puts up several arguments concerning the existence of god which include the First Cause Argument, the Natural Law Argument, the Argument from Design and moral arguments. He also goes in to explaining the character of Christ and flaws in his teachings. He further goes in to explaining why he does not think that Christ was the best and the wisest of men. He believes...

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‘the Christian Tradition Has Never Regarded Women with Respect.’ Discuss.

‘The Christian Tradition has never regarded women with respect.’ Discuss. Broadly speaking, the Christian Tradition can be seen to be the heritage of Christian teaching and thought. Starting initially with the Old and New Testaments in the Bible, this then extends to St Augustus of Hippo Martin Luther and up to some more Conservative Christian thought today. In some ways the Christian Tradition does teach women with respect. However, the issue always remains as to the extent of this respect and...

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Christian Education (Teen/ Young Adult Problem) Sunday School

Kerry Bader 03/25/2012 Christian Education (Teen/ Young Adult Problem) Sunday school As a recently appointed pastor at a local Nazarene church in a small rural community I was given a couple of letters in private from fellow member Christians that were concerned about the new Teen/ Young Adult Sunday school teacher. I opened the letters and read the questions: How do you handle a situation in which Calvinist beliefs are being introduced and taught in my Sunday school class by my Sunday school...

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Christian Ethics Are Too Rigid for Moral Decision Making. Discuss.

some argue that most religious ethics are the right way to approach moral decision making as these contain the teachings and word of God so must be correct. Some of St. Paul’s teachings are heavily criticised for being too rigid. For example if a Christian were to be offered a promotion in a career, but it meant that they were to take someone else’s job and leave them without one, such teachings as, "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has...

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Christian Foundations By: Kathleen Fischer & Thomas Hart

Many people would agree that without faith, the world would be in chaos. The book Christian Foundation by Kathleen Fischer and Thomas Hart gives an interpretation on faith in our time. Many people would question the definition of faith. Faith is a gift, which is given by God to have trust in him and belief in him. This book is a great entry in anyone's life that has speculation on his or her own faith. The book has many ways into understanding ones own religion. It discusses the Bible, Jesus, Church...

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Analyse How Christian Religious Practices Influence the Lives of Adherents. in Your Answer, Refer to Baptism.

Analyse how Christian religious practices influence the lives of adherents. In your answer, refer to baptism. “Christianity has developed into a highly ritual-filled tradition and many of its significant practices are acts of public worship associated with the sacraments.” – Living Religion, 4th edition pg. 266. Ever since its inception, Christianity has been epitomised by a range of religious practices that explore the sacred beliefs that have been upheld and spread around the world. These practices...

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Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus and Community: the Social Dimension of Christian Faith

Anita Frederick ML582A Character, Community and Leadership Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus and Community: The Social Dimension of Christian Faith. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. Kindle. Gerhard Lohfink, German-born in 1934, was Professor of New Testament at the University of Tübinger. In 1986 he resigned to live and work as a theologian in the Catholic Integrierte Gemeinde—a community of priests. This move seems to be a direct outflow of his studies and increasing conviction around...

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at the time of Jesus, including their responses to the Roman rule. a. The different varieties of Judaism are the Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots, and the Pharisees. The Sadducees were wealthy aristocrats that were conservative and they were on good terms with the rulers. The Essenes led lives of purity in desert communities to flee from trouble. The Pharisees were moderate, obeying the traditional commandments of Judaism and developing the oral Torah. The last group, the Zealots believed that the only...

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THL111 – Introduction to Christian Theology Introduction Often it is heard that the Bible is a made up of stories and others say that the Bible lacks scientific knowledge. The Bible has a purpose, and that purpose is to teach salvation, and not science. The Bible is aimed as a spiritual inspiration. We are asked the following question. How is the Bible authoritative for Christian theology? If the Bible is authoritative, we may also assume it is inerrant and the word of God. Inspiration, inerrancy...

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Note on Baptism

or acceptance into a group. Salvation Army and Society of friends Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox Baptist and Pentecostal churches Symbolises the idea of being surrounded by and imbued with the beliefs and practices of the Christian community. - immersed in water. Contained within or celebrated adjacent to the main form of Sunday worshipCandidate receives water on the head. Baptism with water- Profession of faith Gathering hymn, psalm or anthem- Priest or...

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Meaning of the Concept "Goodnews"

Luke and John. The Gospel talks about ancient Christian kerygma which was formally existed as an oral tradition but with time was written down in text. It is this ancient tradition that is at the foundation of the term evangelion (Gospel) that this essay tends to address. Moreover, our aim in this paper will be to trace the meaning and history of the term Evangelion from the ancient Greek culture to...

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Gods Plan of Salvation Thoughout the Bible

struggled with just as we Christians often struggle with. They also tell about the death of Christ and how He rose from the grave. Jesus humbled Himself and became the ultimate sacrifice, showing how much he loves us by dying on the cross. His sacrifice paid the penalty for our sins so we can spend eternity in heaven with Him. During this period, Jesus showed man what it is like to become “fishers of men” and to follow Christ. Jesus laid out the lifestyle every Christian should strive to live. Christ...

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Christianity and Holy Spirit

WHAT IS PENTECOST? Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost means "fiftieth day" and is celebrated fifty days after Easter. [pic] WHAT HAPPENED ON PENTECOST? Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of His disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover.  While they were indoors...

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Autonomous Ethics in 20th Century Moral Theology

on the moral theology of the Roman Catholic church. The main source for my discussion is the book written in 1985 by j. Vincent McNamara entitled Faith and Ethics; recent Roman Catholicism. He examines in the book the search for the identity of Christian ethics from approximately 1940 until 1980. Before I examine the autonomous movement we need to look at the history that led to its development in moral theology in the late nineteen sixties. It is important to keep in mind through my discussion...

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Nature and Mission of the Church

of Jesus‟ followers would not have known the word „church‟ or the word „Christian.‟ The appellation „Christian,‟ as we are told in the book of Acts, was first given to the infant church in the city of Antioch (in modern-day Turkey) years after the death of Christ. 3. Despite the fact that early bands of followers attached themselves to Jesus during his lifetime, the day that traditionally marks the beginning of the Christian church is the day of Pentecost. Pentecost, the Jewish Feast of Weeks, is...

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What Is the Unforgivable Sin?

failure to realize his identity and his Messianic nature. Apostle Paul is an example of someone who received forgiveness for speaking against Jesus Christ himself. He persecuted Christians every turn he got a chance for he believed that doing so was his actual calling. He thought that it was right before God to kill the Christians whom he viewed as breakers of the Mosaic Law by their acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah. It is blasphemy in the Jewish tradition for anyone to claim that he is the son of...

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Byzantine Empire

Christianity (D) traditions of the Germanic tribes 2 St. Paul used the term ekklesia to refer to (A) a parish church (B) the Mediterranean-wide assembly of Jesus’ followers (C) the office and officials of the Christian religion (D) the building in which Christians worshipped 3 The Byzantine emperor Justinian is most famous for his (A) reconquest of Italy (B) conversion of the Slavic peoples (C) contributions to Christian theology (D) code of law 4 The value which Germanic tribes ascribed...

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The Sanctified Christians Life

"Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!" (James 3:4-5) A sanctified heard is congnescent in understanding the importance of the soul. The soul is the main target of battle. If you stay in sin, and do not put yourself back into...

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Christianity Presentation

largest religion,[2][3] with about 2.4 billion adherents,[4][5][6] known as Christians.[note 2] Christians believe that Jesus has a "unique significance" in the world.[7] Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the savior of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or the Messiah. Christianity Beliefs ▪ Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God ▪ God sent his Son to earth...

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Sacraments of Healing

seven sacraments of the Catholic Church and sacred mysteries of Eastern Christianity, in which the faithful obtain divine mercy for the sins committed against God and neighbor and are reconciled with the community of the Church. By this sacrament Christians are freed from sins committed after Baptism. Since the Reformation there has been long-running disagreement between the Catholic Church and Protestantism over this sacrament, including the church's authority to absolve sins. The sacrament of penance...

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Religion 212 Final

are children of God, and not just those of Jewish lineage. This also lead to the belief that circumcision, a Jewish belief and practice, was no longer required in order to be a part of the faith. As for Marriage, Paul states that Christians should only marry other Christians, However, they do not have to be of Jewish descent. As for God's warnings and promise to Judaism, these beliefs still hold true. The purpose of the “Church Age” is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not much is really happening...

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Theological Summation

many Christians, the Bible is the most prevalent and common reference of the scriptures found in the Old and New Testaments.  In this context, almost all Christians pay their beliefs to the Bible that is the direct and literal word from God as the highest authority. This is in reference to religious beliefs and practices. However, there are differentiated views regarding the extent and nature of the Bible’s authority and inspiration. These beliefs in most instances associate with Christian doctrines...

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Church Fathers

fathers” makes it very clear from the onset that the book is not only a historical look into the development of the church but an attempt to revitalize or jump-start one’s life in Christian ministry. Bryan Liftin helps readers understand the fathers as individuals who cared deeply about preserving the core tenets of the Christian faith. This book has a perspective that favors the discipleship of others into learning about the relevant key figures and events of early church history that have their setting...

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The Thessalonians

Rather than causing the apostle grief, the church was a joy to Paul. He was blessed by them and frequently gave God thanks for their faithfulness (1:2). Paul reminded these Christians of their special relationship to the Lord by referring to them as the church (ekklesia). This Greek term means a called out people.[4] As Christians, God had called these believers out of the world to live a holy life. That they were doing so was evidenced by the spiritual fruit they were bearing (their work of faith,...

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Reinhold Niebuhr's Impossible Ethical Ideal

many claims regarding the difference of thought between orthodox Christianity and modern secular society. Of these claims, I shall address in this essay how the impossibility of sacrificial love, or agape love, is relevant to our moral lives. As Christians I feel that we are all too often conditioned to see ourselves as pursuing the ideals and beliefs of Christ, yet Niebuhr's explanation offers insight into how mankind is unable to possess true sacrificial love and furthermore how faith and repentance...

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Discuss How Secularism Has Affected the Development of Christianity Since the Reformation. How Does Modern Christianity (Since 1600) Differ from Traditional Christianity (Before 1600 Ce)?

been fueled by the breakdown of a unified Christendom since the Reformation, on the one hand, and by the increasing validation of society and culture from the Enlightenment to modern scientific society, on the other. Some political analysts prefer the term "laicization" to describe this institutional secularization of society, that is, the replacement of official religious control by no religious authority.[1][2] It is clear that these two forces represent opposite tendencies of thought. To insist upon...

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Familiaris Consortio

of the Christian family and the sacrament of marriage and serves as the central source of insight and growth for Catholics today. The encyclical is divided into four parts, two of which are especially important. In part one of the encyclical the Church wishes to speak the truth about the family. It addresses the need to take up the question of marriage in the light of the Church’s teaching, especially as our contemporary culture poses so many difficult questions to the modern Christian questions...

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Pentecost Story

Pentecost Story Pentecost marked a turning point in the early Christian church. The English word “Pentecost” is a transliteration of the Greek word pentekostos, which means “fifty.” Pentecost, a Jewish feast, was celebrated 50 days after Passover, and pilgrims had come to Jerusalem from all over the world to celebrate the event. Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, there were followers...

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Council of Nicea

ecumenical conference of Bishops in the Christian Church and the purpose was to formulate one final understanding of Jesus Christ instead of there being many inaccurate teachings of Him. This led to the creation of the Nicene Creed, a uniform statement of the Christian faith. The Council came to an agreement in the Church of Alexandria over the terms of Jesus in relationship to the Father and also agreed on a date for Easter, the most celebrated event in the Christian calendar. Reasons for the Council...

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The Development of New Testament Canon

as Holy Scripture - the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.” Basically the Canon is a selection of books used by the Church for public worship and also the books which the Church acknowledge as inspired scripture normative for faith and practice. The term (the Greek ‘kanon’ means ‘reed’, which went on to mean ‘measuring rod’ and then finally the list written in the column) was coined by Christians, but the idea is found in Jewish sources - Rabbinic Judaism...

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Eastern Orthodox Church

Eastern Orthodox Church Behind the elaborate fresco paintings and splendid architecture, Eastern Orthodox Church has played a significant role in the preservation of Christian tradition throughout history. Since the transfer of the imperial capitol of the Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Christianity has evolved into a distinct branch of Christianity (Steeves). As Timothy Ware, the author of The Orthodox Church, suggests, major intellectual, cultural, and social developments...

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The Catholic Catechism

title was first used in A.D.. 107, by St. Ignatius of Antioch in his letter to the Smyrneans, "Where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church." 17 By the end of the second century, it had acquired the two meanings now mainly associated with the term: "universal" in the sense of extended throughout the world, and "orthodox" or faithful to the teachings of Christ. The two concepts are closely related. The Gospels clearly show that Christ intended his Church not only for a chosen few, as among...

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The Theology of Missions

Theology is the study of God or the study of the nature of God and the relationship [between] the human and divine. Secondly, let’s look closely at the term mission. As the landscape and scope of missions change through the centuries, so does the terminology used in describing the field. It is important to realize the significance of the different terms used today. We learned in Moreau, Corwin and McGee’s text book, Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, Practical Survey that, missions...

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equate him with a jurist, Tertullianus, whose opinions are recorded in two Roman legal digests. Tertullian converted to Christianity before 197, perhaps inspired by the heroism of Christian martyrs, and then returned to Carthage where he engaged his considerable talents on behalf of the church. His marriage to a Christian is obvious from his treatise addressed To My Wife. His ordination as a priest is less certain: although Jerome referred to him as “presbyter of the church until middle life,” Tertullian...

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Theo 104

| | |How did the termChristian originate? |It was originated as a sarcastic attack towards the desciples. They were first called | | | |“christians” in Antioch [Acts 11:26]. Those who were called “christians” were known for| | | |the relationship they...

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Adams vs Backus & Chapian

views held among Christian counselors about how to Scripturally approach changing human behavior. For some who seek to base the motivation for change on Biblical grounds, an approach to counseling is geared toward changes that would allow one to conform more into the image of Christ. Such counselors would find Dr. Jay Adams’ work to be extremely helpful in carrying out such a task. In his boo k, How to Help People Change, Adams presents a four-step Biblical approach to Christian counseling based...

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Theology of election

in salvation is undoubtedly one of the biggest conundrums Christians have sought to answer. Historically, theologians have discussed, contemplated and questioned: who is it that God intends to grant salvation? Is salvation intended and offered to all, or does God predetermine those who will receive salvation? Biblical evidence and justification for either side of the argument exists, and on occasion this has resulted in a divided Christian community. As believers struggle to find truth in their interpretation...

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What Is a Laity

for example a nun or lay brother.[1] In Christian cultures, the term lay priest is sometimes used in the past to refer to a secular priest, a diocesan priest who is not a member of a religious institute. Terms such as lay priest, lay clergy and lay nun were also once used in Buddhist cultures to indicate ordained persons who continued to live in the wider community instead of retiring to a monastery. In the context of specialized professions, the term lay is often used to refer to those who are...

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Thought paper

BEHAVIOURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE Section A CJUS112: The Church and Preservation of Institutional Justice Assignment: Thought Paper By: Threshanna Dyce -32130304 To: Sharmaine Tapper Date: March 9, 2015 The Bible is of great significance to Christians as it dictates human life on matters of practices and beliefs. For us human to live a life that is dignified and meaningful, justice has to be implemented in a fair and just way. Justice is one of the most frequently recurring topic in the Bible...

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Death Through Adam Life Through Christ

comparison of Adam and Jesus Christ come in for it explains the sin of Adam and how Jesus Christ maybe have cursed humanity through Adam according to Nietzsche. The Bible tells the story of two men that stand head and shoulders above all the rest, in terms of their influence on the fate of humanity. The first is Adam, the second is Jesus Christ. Before Adam sinned, earth was a paradise where nothing was corrupted. Things were the way God intended them to be. But when Adam disobeyed God, he pulled all...

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to name a few, have weighed in on the subject. Christian denominations, such as Catholicism and the Lutheran faith, have strong views on what happens with the celebration of the Eucharist. The Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples begun the process that we now know as the Eucharist, Holy Communion, and Holy Mass is one of the several sacraments. The Eucharist is the reenactment, so to speak, of the Last Supper, and is practiced in the Christian faith as an offering, or sacrifice. This happens...

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