Christian Beliefs Assignment

In: Religion Topics

Submitted By Ruto
Words 1099
Pages 5
COURSE: CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

COURSE CODE: THE 205

LECTURER: REV. F AMOLO

ASSIGNMENT: THE CHURCH AS THE NEW ISRAEL & THE RELEVANCE OF THE CHURCH

RUTO KORIR-12S03EBT004

The “Church” has been in existence for quite a number of centuries, in the book of Acts we see the fellowship of believers coming together in unity “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42 & 46). This illustrates to us that the body of Christ came into existence a little while after he had resurrected into heaven.
The church has been described in a number of ways, some in their lack of understanding have described the church as a piece of real estate or just a building where individuals hold their religious masses. But in truth the church is a community of those who believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and saviour, the church is composed of those who have a common faith and belief. Others have gone on to describe the church as a body, a family, the New Israel and the body of Christ.
It has also been described as the spiritual reflection of the society and humanity as a whole. Churches can exist in small and local communities ranging from small to large congregation and the church is also universal it is composed of the entire number of believers in the world. The church is also expected to live in a certain way, it is meant to live in a consecrated, which alludes to being set apart for a particular purpose, surrender to the Lordship of Christ and be Holy in its going about.
What exactly are the functions of the Church, in the book of Matthew…...

Similar Documents

Christian Worldview

...Running head: WORLDVIEW Worldview Assignment Barbara Glodfelter Liberty University Apologetics I. Christian Worldview A Christian worldview is the view of the world from what is written in the Bible. It consists of beliefs and elements from a biblical point of view. It is how we choose to live our lives, our beliefs, and our values. II. The Biblical / Christian Worldview 1. Question of Origin is where we came from. We were created by God. God created all humans. God created the heavens and earth in the beginning of time (Genesis 1:1-2). God created the earth and humans on it (ISAIAH 45:12). God created everything visible and non visible. 2. Question of Identity means that God is the creator of everything in our universe, including plants, animals, lakes, oceans, mountains, sand, rocks, rain, thunder, wind, food, planets and stars, the heavens, and the earth. (Genesis 26-28). Humans unlike animals were created in Gods image and have spirit as well as our bodies. 3. Question of Meaning/Purpose means to worship God in his kingdom and develop a relationship with him by living as God’s servants (Galatians 3:14). Our main purpose in life is to learn the fatherhood of God and his son Jesus Christ who died for our sins (John 3:16). 4. Question of Morality God is the basis for morality, we must develop...

Words: 533 - Pages: 3

Doubt and Belief

...Yvon Raymond Theology Majuski Assignment 1 Doubt And Belief “ Christ says, “ Ask, and it will be given unto you. Seek, and you shall Find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. “ On the other hand, when my son for instance is about to do a piece of schoolwork, he asks god for help. But, to be quite honest, it doesn’t always help. (Pg. 40) “We ask, for instance, for good health; a mother does that for her child, a man for his wife; we ask that a people as a whole may not fall into great error--- and we know that what we ask is by no means always granted us. In the case of someone for whom it is a matter of life and death, this can become a serious problem. Why has he had no answer, or at least nothing like the answer he had asked for? Why is god silent? Why does he withdraw? Why is it that just the opposite of what I wanted is happening? The distance between what Jesus promised and what we experience in our own lives makes you think, every time--- it has that effect in each generation, for each single person, and even for me. Each one of us has to struggle to work out an answer for himself, so that in the end he comes to understand why god has spoken to him precisely like that.” (Pg. 40) “ Augustine and other great Christians say that god gives us what is best for us—even when we do not recognize this at first” (Pg. 40) These three quotes explain exactly how I personally experienced some experiences; I went through in the past. During my......

Words: 590 - Pages: 3

Belief

...Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief belief belief belief belief Belief belief...

Words: 600 - Pages: 3

Christian Doctrine or Christian Unity

... | | | |Christian Doctrine or Christian Unity? | |There seems to be a great deal of controversy about “doctrine”. To those outside the Church the mere mention of the word | |conjures up visions that range from “outdate historical notions” to “things that Christians fight over”. It does not fair much | |better inside many churches. Today the mention of doctrine seems to carry an almost negative connotation to it. There are many | |prominent leaders inside of Christianity today who make an impassioned plea for us to ignore doctrine and just “love Jesus”. Are| |these valid requests? Is God the one behind all of this? Is doctrine on its way out? We hear comments such as, “let the body of | |Christ come together”, and “leave your doctrine and return to Jesus” resonating in the messages of many pulpits and songs today.| | | |Why is this so? What are the reasons for this type of plea coming from Christians? These arguments take many forms, but follow | |the same basic pattern. The following points can be seen in a majority of them. The pattern is similar to this: ......

Words: 7606 - Pages: 31

Beliefs

...Beliefs William A. Bruno Southern New Hampshire University William.Bruno@snhu.edu Either people believe there is a God, don’t believe in God or they are on the fence about whether or not God exists. It doesn’t matter what your position because no matter where you go there will always be somebody to tell you you’re wrong for what you believe in. During the next few paragraphs I will discuss a few different philosopher’s ideas by talking about the side of the fence, if either, they fall into and their views about the other side. The three philosophers I will talk about are Blaise Pascal, W.K. Clifford, and William James and their views on the whole believing in God thing. Blaise Pascal was for the idea of believing in God. Pascal’s thought were that “having a belief in God was useful even if not supported by the available evidence (Pascal).” His theory basically stated that if “someone fully devoted their life to the ways of Christianity they would soon believe what Christians believe” (Pascal). I personally don’t like this idea because I feel that this is, basically, brainwashing yourself. The next philosopher William James had theory that was along the same line as Pascal’s. He thought if people had the options between two really appealing choices the people have the right to act as their passion decides (James, 1896).” James thought it was pointless for us to permit the fear of holding a false belief to prevent us from losing the benefits of believing what...

Words: 530 - Pages: 3

Christian Community

...LECTURER’S COMMENTS ON ASSIGNMENT STUDENT NAME identifying details removed for privacy UNIT CODE 541 ASSIGNMENT TITLE Essay 3: 1. Critical thinking: 2. Adequate Coverage: 3. Relevance: 4. Creativity: 5. Presentation: Name: removed for privacy STUDKEY: STUDNUMBER: Course: Unit Coordinator: Assignment: Number 3 – Make a critical assessment of the contribution of an author other than your lecturer to the development of your understanding of teaching in a Christian community. What are the key ideas of the writer that have proved particularly insightful for you? Reflect on the contribution of this writer to your thinking in the light of the course material you have studied and your reading of other authors. Due Date: Email Sent: I certify that this assignment is my own work. STUDENT’S SIGNATURE: Parker Palmer has made a significant contribution to my understanding of teaching in a Christian community. Through access to his published works “To Know As We Are Known, The Courage To Teach” and “Let Your Life Speak”, I have been enriched by Palmer’s viewpoints and themes on teacher’s, teaching and community. In many instances I found his viewpoints and philosophies insightful, exciting, challenging, daunting and confronting. In some instances I found his position unrealistic to my experience of teaching while also finding myself disagreeing with what I would see as being his liberal approach to theology. Other......

Words: 3927 - Pages: 16

Christian

...New Christian Study By Walter D. Huyck Jr., D.Min. www.thischristianjourney.com Week Four Spiritual Growth Essentials, Continued Before You Begin This Study  Pray for God to bless your study time and fellowship today.  Quote the memory verse to your study partner.  Talk about the Devotions you read this last week and the Spiritual Insights, Prayers, and Applications that were gleaned from these devotions.  Discuss any question that you might have as a result of your daily Bible Reading.  Discuss your Sermon Notes. This Weeks Memory Verse Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. A Spiritual Growth Essential - The Church Often, when dealing with new Christians, it seems as though they don't hold a very high regard for the Church of Jesus Christ. I think that they are mistaking the religious schemes of mankind for the Church of Jesus Christ. They have seen those that have used religion for their own personal gain, and have decided that they want nothing to do with that kind of religion, and I don't blame them. The truth is that the Church of Jesus Christ is not about religion at all, it's about relationship. You see religion is that which mankind does to make one feel good about himself toward God. Christianity is about......

Words: 2055 - Pages: 9

The Beliefs of Christians

...The Beliefs of Christians Michael Foster comm 156 March, 16th 2014 Howard Satinsky The Beliefs of Christians Jesus saves! Yes he does, this is one of the most important of all Christian beliefs. Christians have many beliefs that are tied to Jesus. The main beliefs of Christians are that God created everything, God has offered us salvation through Jesus, and God gave us the Holy Spirit to guide us. Christians believe that God created everything. By faith, Christians understand that the universe was created at God’s command, and he made everything out of nothing. (NLT version, Biblegateway.com, Hebrews 11:3). God is believed to be the maker of earth and the creator of all the people who live on it. He stretched out the heavens with his hands and all the stars are at his command (NLT version, Biblegateway.com, Isaiah 45:12). God used his words to create; he spoke things in to existence. For example; Genesis 1:3 says, “Then God said Let there be light and there was light” (NLT version, Biblegateway.com). Christians believe that God created everything in seven days. On the first day he made the heavens, the earth, and light; on the second day he made the sky; on the third day he made the land, the sea, and vegetation; on the fourth day he made the sun, the moon, and the stars; on the fifth day he made the sea creatures and the birds; and on the sixth day he made the wild animals, livestock, ground creatures, and man (NLT version, Biblegateway.com, Genesis 1). So......

Words: 921 - Pages: 4

Belief

...Whether one believes in God or not, a person must have a reason for his or her belief. There must be a rationale, in some form, that supports the belief or thought process which the individual has. For example, philosopher John Searle does not believe in God, arguing there is not enough available evidence about how the world works to justify such a belief. He does not believe in the supernatural either, but holds that there is, among intellectuals of the world today who have become so secularized, a sense where the existence of God or the supernatural would not matter as much as it would have a century ago. He presents a logic as to why he does not Plato, on the other hand, presents his reasoning for believing in God and/or the supernatural through Socrates discussion with a religious fanatic shortly before his trial in the "Euthyphro." Euthyphro is a young, zealously pious man determined to bring a lawsuit against his own father over the death of one of their servants. When Socrates questions the propriety of proceeding against one's father, rebukes him, asserting that the only relevant question is whether the killer has acted justly. concedes that most people will regard prosecution of one's father on behalf of a hired hand as the height of impiety, but he insists that he understands the will of the gods more plainly and precisely than most. This is the presumption that Socrates questions in the dialogue, and defeats. That same presumption that......

Words: 1101 - Pages: 5

Beliefs of Ancient Egyptians with Medieval Christians

...Beliefs of Ancient Egyptians with Medieval Christians This paper compares and contrasts the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians with those of the medieval Christians, particularly as those beliefs found expression in the art of each time. The ritual mysticism of Egypt's worship of the sun gave way to a more egalitarian view of the present world and a less literal conception of the next. Christianity offered a broad vision of life after death, promising the possibility of salvation to commoners as well as to the kings, who could expect it as their right in Egypt. The art of this newer religion also allowed for individual expression and interpretation, giving a glimpse of the sweeping historic changes that would eventually transform the world of antiquity into a more complex dialogue between humanity and its gods. The religion of the ancient Egyptians grew out of their connection with the earth and their surroundings. Early beliefs followed those of other peoples whose lives were dictated by the elements and the seasons; Joseph Lindon Smith (1956) describes Egypt's early religion as a "simple agricultural pantheon of earth, rain, and sky" (p. 316). More than any other developing culture of antiquity, however, the Egyptians began to concentrate their attentions on the single most prominent feature of their landscape, the sun. The religion of the builders of the pyramids became the most striking example ever seen of sun worship. Ra, the personification of the sun, was identified...

Words: 1685 - Pages: 7

Christian Beliefs Assignment

...COURSE: CHRISTIAN BELIEFS COURSE CODE: THE 205 LECTURER: REV. F AMOLO ASSIGNMENT: THE CHURCH AS THE NEW ISRAEL & THE RELEVANCE OF THE CHURCH RUTO KORIR-12S03EBT004 The “Church” has been in existence for quite a number of centuries, in the book of Acts we see the fellowship of believers coming together in unity “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42 & 46). This illustrates to us that the body of Christ came into existence a little while after he had resurrected into heaven. The church has been described in a number of ways, some in their lack of understanding have described the church as a piece of real estate or just a building where individuals hold their religious masses. But in truth the church is a community of those who believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and saviour, the church is composed of those who have a common faith and belief. Others have gone on to describe the church as a body, a family, the New Israel and the body of Christ. It has also been described as the spiritual reflection of the society and humanity as a whole. Churches can exist in small and local communities ranging from small to large...

Words: 1099 - Pages: 5

Belief

...WORKBOOK ANSWERS AQA A2 Sociology Unit 3 Beliefs in Society This Answers book provides suggestions for some of the possible answers that might be given for the questions asked in the workbook. They are not exhaustive and other answers may be acceptable, but they are intended as a guide to give teachers and students feedback. The student responses for the longer essay-style questions are intended to give some idea about how the exam questions might be answered and are based on actual student responses in previous exams. The examiner comments (underlined text) have been added to give you some sense of what is rewarded in the exam and which areas can be developed. Again, these are not the only ways to answer such questions but they can be treated as one way of approaching questions of these types. Topic 1 Religion, science and ideology What is religion? 1 Religions that believe in one God. 2 Religions that believe in several Gods. 3 Emile Durkheim. 4 Animism applies to early and simplistic tribal or folk religions that believe spirits can exist in animals, rocks and plants. 5 A polythetic definition is a list of typical characteristics that most religions share, such as belief in a deity, concern for the sacred, rituals and practices etc. 6 A substantive definition of religion is concerned with stating what it is, such as an emphasis on the existence of supernatural forces or the idea of the Holy. (It was developed by the anthropologist......

Words: 23898 - Pages: 96

Christian Worldview

...Worldview Assignment I. To have a worldview means that one has created a personal philosophy of life and those philosophies go on to frame decision making choices as well as how one sees and portrays the world around them. It’s therefore safe to say that ones’ worldview is constantly evolving through time based on circumstances, and the “groups” by which one identifies with. Perception changes and as a result of those changes one’s interpretation or “worldview” of the world around them deviates as well. II. 1. The Question of Origin: According to the Christian worldview on the origin of life, the inception of everything that exists to include humans and animals was as a result of God, our Creator. Instead of life coming from non-living matter, as the Naturalist theory presumes, life came from life in the form of our eternally living God (Genesis 1:1). Man is not a result of an evolutionary process; man is unlike animals in that he is created in the “image of God” as thus stated in Genesis 1:27. We did not evolve from animals, but we share God’s nature. 2. The Question of Identity: The Bible answers the question “what does it mean to be human” by stating that men were created in God’s image and likeness, to replenish and subdue the earth and have power over every living thing on Earth (Genesis 26-28). We are unlike animals in that man has a spirit along with bodies whereas animals do not. Animals lack that special intrinsic value that comes from being......

Words: 919 - Pages: 4

Christian Belief

...Adjustable Brain Cells  Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes.   By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016  Neurons (magenta) signal to  astrocytes (green)​ TODD FARMER, MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE​......

Words: 738 - Pages: 3

Worldview of a Christian

...Worldview Writing Assignment Part 1 The general definition of a worldview as we all know is a person’s perspective on the world. We get these worldviews from personal experiences, but mostly we obtain them from assumptions. For example, in high school there is a new student from another country. We assume that because this student is from a different country that he is smart, which may not be true. The new student is a symbol for a worldview, it shows that we as people judge a situation and make what we want to make of it, but do not see it for what the situation actually is. To me a worldview is being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and imagining you growing up in a different country with a different family, belief and education. (Word count 132) A biblical worldview is something that every Christian has without knowing it. The biblical worldview is taking all Christian values and teachings and blending it together with life lessons and even school subjects. We also need to know that God is the center of everything and how God is revealed in life in general. This is believed because it is the truth. As Christians we need to think like critical thinkers and not pretend we know something that we do not know. When we do that we tend to stray away from Gods word and start making it our own. (Word count 100) My worldview is that people can be accepting at times, but ultimately as a world we have much trouble uniting. I always imagine what it would be like......

Words: 497 - Pages: 2