Renewing The Mind Essay

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Renewing the Mind
I attempt to speak from personal experience as much as possible in addition to citing the opinions and facts of others, let me begin by stating that probably the most harmful pattern of the world is the judgment of others. It is true and I have witnessed firsthand the self esteem of many being cut down to mere nothingness by the judgment of others. Is it a crime to look different, talk different or be unique in our own special way?
Through my examination of the New Age belief system I believe many in society see themselves as being the Lord of their own universe (Sire, 2009, p. 179) and I wonder does this flawed thinking lead to an overinflated ego and the harmful ...view middle of the document...

Judging others is clearly against Scripture. Why do we do it, is it inherent to human nature? Most people say yes (http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-humans-inherently-judgmental), I however disagree. We have a choice based upon free will to either conform to society or follow the ways of the Good Lord, I choose the latter.
The Truth Is Wherever You Find It
“I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me” Joh 14:16 (NIV). Postmodernism blows holes in that thought by staking the claim that the truth is whatever we can get others to believe or agree to (Sire, 2009, p. 223). The truth is relative and relative truth encourages each individual being to develop his/her own beliefs concerning morality based upon reality itself ("truth," n.d., para. 1).
Politics, reality television, and social media are great examples of morality based on the veracity of truth. People simply believe what they want based upon the beliefs of others and choose to follow in their ways. Politics itself is a reflection of popular opinion or belief of the constituents. Personal morality of our elected officials exits stage left in lieu of votes. Maybe our politicians should be the example of doing the right thing instead of being a pawn to society. Postmodernism is “the man” an aberration of the Christian God, a second Jesus and many are his followers.

All Are Saved, Eventually
All are saved or all are saved eventually is a dangerous belief brought about by Universalism (Brown, n.d., para. 1). I once had the Universalist belief myself simply because others did, that is until I discovered the truth in God’s written word. The tenets of Christian Theism of what happens when we die are simple, either heaven or hell (Sire, 2009, p. 41) and not all are eventually saved. For God is indeed righteous and his righteousness can be found very quickly in the Book of Genesis (Gen 18:16-33) as such he expects us, his children, to follow in his ways and die in...

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