Christian faith in God includes faith in God as God is represented in Jesus Christ (Moser, 2014). It requires a positive human response to God in Christ, whereby one commits to the priority of God’s will as exemplified in Christ and thereby begins to be conformed to the image of God in Christ. What has such faith and such conformation to do with philosophy? This paper offers an answer that requires a personalist Christian faith but does not make such faith depend on philosophy. Instead, a philosophy appropriate to the Christian faith must conform to Christ and the requirements of such faith. The paper contends that it must be “Christ-shaped” in the same manner as Christian faith is. Many Christian philosophers and theologians have neglected this lesson and thereby missed out on the wisdom and power distinctive of Christian faith.
Keywords: Spirituality, Faith, Healing, Christianity, Buddhism.
For Christians, the prime reality is God who is holy (Kern, 2011). God expect us human being to be holy and love one another as he loved us. Christians are to be holy and obey the words of God so as to be blessed and saved. God blesses those who listen to him and since he is an unchangeable God, he will not change his mind on our blessings. He’s changelessness is the faithfulness of his holiness. “For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed” Malachi 3:6 (KJB, 2008). AS Christian nurses, we belief as we provide care to our patient with all our heart, we are going to receive blessing and favor from God. Nursing is a calling from God and if you are called, you are supposed to work with faithfulness and holiness to be blessed and all your prayers will be answered.
Christians also believe that the world is made up heavens and earth, which have been created by God. “In the beginning God created the heavens and he earth” Genesis 1:1. (KJB,...