Christians believe that the transformation of self and society happened when

Christians believe that the transformation of self

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transformation of self and society happened when Christ was crucified for everyone’s sins. Whenone accepts Christ into their life, they feel it is almost like beginning a new life that leads to eternity with God. In Ephesians 2:8-9, it states, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast” (NIV). This verse explains that Christians believe that they will be saved through Christ’s good works and not by their own good works. With hearing so much about having faith and thinking 3
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one can assume that it can be very confusing and will lead to wanting to find more information tohelp better understand. AnalysisChristianity can be extremely confusing for anyone in today’s world. Since faith is based in knowledge of God, it should not be viewed as a personal and subjective preference that can’t be understood (Esqueda, 2014, p. 97). Some grow up with the fear of not knowing where they are going to end up after death. What can be extremely troublesome about Christianity is knowing that one must follow the rules and but remember that one will fail at some point, but as long as they still believe will still be with God in the end. Christianity influences a person’s thinking by reading carefully and critically, one will become trained to do more, one will start to form habits in the heart that teach to pray and think in ways that begin to make sense of the world and one’s place in it (Garber, 2013, p. 177). Even though the Christian worldview can be confusing, as long as one tries their hardest and believes, then they will succeed. ReflectionAs a Christian, I find it difficult at times to hide who I am. After growing closer to God during my last deployment, I don’t hide it anymore. I pray and talk to God every day and ask himto be with me and help guide me through all the difficulties I may find. We started a Bible study on our deployment, and it’s excellent. So many different views in one room and everyone is listening and not judging. I had a soldier say, “In today’s world it seems it’s not the cool thing to do anymore to believe in God.” After hearing that I try and make it known that I am Christian and I believe in Christ and what he did for us. I try and remember never to judge a person because it is not my place. In Romans 2:2-3, it states, “Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass 4
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