When Christians claim that some religious practice or group violates Scripture, often someone will respond that the people involved are zealous religious people and/or good moral people. Clearly they believe that, simply because these folks have good morals and religious zeal, that somehow proves that they are acceptable to God, despite their continued disobedience to God’s word. So, we should not speak against the beliefs or practices of such folks.

The Bible absolutely does teach that people should be religiously devout and should have good morals, but are those things enough to assure that they will receive eternal life? To illustrate, every living human adult must breathe, but just because something breathes does that mean it is a human adult? Likewise, a person must have religious zeal and good morals to please God, but is this enough for him to be saved or is something more required in addition to this?

According to the Bible, was God always pleased with people who were dedicated to their religion and lived good moral lives? Or were some people unsaved despite having good morals and religious devotion? Consider several Bible examples.

Sister Nirmala, age 63, is Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Ranchi in 1934 to a Brahmin soldier who came from Nepal, Nirmala Joshi joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism. Her sister, too, embraced Christianity and became a Carmelite nun. After joining the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Nirmala studied law at the insistence of Mother Teresa, who often took her along during her tours abroad. The Mother’s confidence in her abilities was evident when she asked Sister Nirmala to open their homes in Panama, New York and Kathmandu.

She is a modest woman, and when she succeeded Mother she quietly said, “Mother Teresa can never be replaced. She is gifted with rare charisma that can never be acquired in one’s lifetime.” Sister Nirmal is not without her own strengths as well, however. As spiritual adviser Father le Joly said, “In her, Mother found signs of energy, dedication, and charisma.”  When journalists once asked Mother Teresa what made Sister Nirmala so exceptional, she replied, “She is a Missionary of Charity”

She was born Nirmala Joshi into a Brahmin family in Ranchi (then in Bihar and now the capital of the Indian State of Jharkhand). Her parents were Hindu Brahmins from Nepal. Her father was devout Hindu Indian Army officer originally from Nepal.

Monks and friars are two distinct roles. In the thirteenth century "… new orders of friars were founded to teach the Christian faith," because monasteries had declined. [7]

First Century groups such as the Essenes and the Therapeutae followed lifestyles that could be seen as precursors to Christian monasticism. [8] Early Christian monasticism drew its inspiration from the examples of the Prophet Elijah and John the Baptist , who both lived alone in the desert, and above all from the story of Jesus’ time in solitary struggle with Satan in the desert, before his public ministry. [9] The Carmelites find inspiration in the old testament prophet Elijah. [10]

From the earliest times within the Christian Church , there were probably individual hermits who lived a life in isolation in imitation of Jesus's 40 days in the desert. They have left no confirmed archaeological traces and only hints in the written record. Communities of virgins who had consecrated themselves to Christ are found at least as far back as the 2nd century. There were also individual ascetics, known as the "devout", who usually lived not in the deserts but on the edge of inhabited places, still remaining in the world but practicing asceticism and striving for union with God.

When Christians claim that some religious practice or group violates Scripture, often someone will respond that the people involved are zealous religious people and/or good moral people. Clearly they believe that, simply because these folks have good morals and religious zeal, that somehow proves that they are acceptable to God, despite their continued disobedience to God’s word. So, we should not speak against the beliefs or practices of such folks.

The Bible absolutely does teach that people should be religiously devout and should have good morals, but are those things enough to assure that they will receive eternal life? To illustrate, every living human adult must breathe, but just because something breathes does that mean it is a human adult? Likewise, a person must have religious zeal and good morals to please God, but is this enough for him to be saved or is something more required in addition to this?

According to the Bible, was God always pleased with people who were dedicated to their religion and lived good moral lives? Or were some people unsaved despite having good morals and religious devotion? Consider several Bible examples.

When Christians claim that some religious practice or group violates Scripture, often someone will respond that the people involved are zealous religious people and/or good moral people. Clearly they believe that, simply because these folks have good morals and religious zeal, that somehow proves that they are acceptable to God, despite their continued disobedience to God’s word. So, we should not speak against the beliefs or practices of such folks.

The Bible absolutely does teach that people should be religiously devout and should have good morals, but are those things enough to assure that they will receive eternal life? To illustrate, every living human adult must breathe, but just because something breathes does that mean it is a human adult? Likewise, a person must have religious zeal and good morals to please God, but is this enough for him to be saved or is something more required in addition to this?

According to the Bible, was God always pleased with people who were dedicated to their religion and lived good moral lives? Or were some people unsaved despite having good morals and religious devotion? Consider several Bible examples.

Sister Nirmala, age 63, is Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Ranchi in 1934 to a Brahmin soldier who came from Nepal, Nirmala Joshi joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism. Her sister, too, embraced Christianity and became a Carmelite nun. After joining the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Nirmala studied law at the insistence of Mother Teresa, who often took her along during her tours abroad. The Mother’s confidence in her abilities was evident when she asked Sister Nirmala to open their homes in Panama, New York and Kathmandu.

She is a modest woman, and when she succeeded Mother she quietly said, “Mother Teresa can never be replaced. She is gifted with rare charisma that can never be acquired in one’s lifetime.” Sister Nirmal is not without her own strengths as well, however. As spiritual adviser Father le Joly said, “In her, Mother found signs of energy, dedication, and charisma.”  When journalists once asked Mother Teresa what made Sister Nirmala so exceptional, she replied, “She is a Missionary of Charity”

She was born Nirmala Joshi into a Brahmin family in Ranchi (then in Bihar and now the capital of the Indian State of Jharkhand). Her parents were Hindu Brahmins from Nepal. Her father was devout Hindu Indian Army officer originally from Nepal.

When Christians claim that some religious practice or group violates Scripture, often someone will respond that the people involved are zealous religious people and/or good moral people. Clearly they believe that, simply because these folks have good morals and religious zeal, that somehow proves that they are acceptable to God, despite their continued disobedience to God’s word. So, we should not speak against the beliefs or practices of such folks.

The Bible absolutely does teach that people should be religiously devout and should have good morals, but are those things enough to assure that they will receive eternal life? To illustrate, every living human adult must breathe, but just because something breathes does that mean it is a human adult? Likewise, a person must have religious zeal and good morals to please God, but is this enough for him to be saved or is something more required in addition to this?

According to the Bible, was God always pleased with people who were dedicated to their religion and lived good moral lives? Or were some people unsaved despite having good morals and religious devotion? Consider several Bible examples.

Sister Nirmala, age 63, is Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Ranchi in 1934 to a Brahmin soldier who came from Nepal, Nirmala Joshi joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism. Her sister, too, embraced Christianity and became a Carmelite nun. After joining the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Nirmala studied law at the insistence of Mother Teresa, who often took her along during her tours abroad. The Mother’s confidence in her abilities was evident when she asked Sister Nirmala to open their homes in Panama, New York and Kathmandu.

She is a modest woman, and when she succeeded Mother she quietly said, “Mother Teresa can never be replaced. She is gifted with rare charisma that can never be acquired in one’s lifetime.” Sister Nirmal is not without her own strengths as well, however. As spiritual adviser Father le Joly said, “In her, Mother found signs of energy, dedication, and charisma.”  When journalists once asked Mother Teresa what made Sister Nirmala so exceptional, she replied, “She is a Missionary of Charity”

She was born Nirmala Joshi into a Brahmin family in Ranchi (then in Bihar and now the capital of the Indian State of Jharkhand). Her parents were Hindu Brahmins from Nepal. Her father was devout Hindu Indian Army officer originally from Nepal.

Monks and friars are two distinct roles. In the thirteenth century "… new orders of friars were founded to teach the Christian faith," because monasteries had declined. [7]

First Century groups such as the Essenes and the Therapeutae followed lifestyles that could be seen as precursors to Christian monasticism. [8] Early Christian monasticism drew its inspiration from the examples of the Prophet Elijah and John the Baptist , who both lived alone in the desert, and above all from the story of Jesus’ time in solitary struggle with Satan in the desert, before his public ministry. [9] The Carmelites find inspiration in the old testament prophet Elijah. [10]

From the earliest times within the Christian Church , there were probably individual hermits who lived a life in isolation in imitation of Jesus's 40 days in the desert. They have left no confirmed archaeological traces and only hints in the written record. Communities of virgins who had consecrated themselves to Christ are found at least as far back as the 2nd century. There were also individual ascetics, known as the "devout", who usually lived not in the deserts but on the edge of inhabited places, still remaining in the world but practicing asceticism and striving for union with God.

This Sunday, tens of millions of Americans will watch Super Bowl LII, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on last year's winners, the New England Patriots.

Both the Eagles and Patriots have practicing Christians on their active roster who will be playing in the biggest game of the season.

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I upset several devout Christians this afternoon. I informed them, that their devil ( Satan) and; reached a mutually beneficial agreement. If he exists, and there is a hell, upon my demise I get a job. To mete out the justly deserved punishment to the damned. It seems to me this would be a useful way to spend eternity. But nooooo! I have to believe in and submit to something or else! Bless their little hearts, BTW I'm from the deep south.

When Christians claim that some religious practice or group violates Scripture, often someone will respond that the people involved are zealous religious people and/or good moral people. Clearly they believe that, simply because these folks have good morals and religious zeal, that somehow proves that they are acceptable to God, despite their continued disobedience to God’s word. So, we should not speak against the beliefs or practices of such folks.

The Bible absolutely does teach that people should be religiously devout and should have good morals, but are those things enough to assure that they will receive eternal life? To illustrate, every living human adult must breathe, but just because something breathes does that mean it is a human adult? Likewise, a person must have religious zeal and good morals to please God, but is this enough for him to be saved or is something more required in addition to this?

According to the Bible, was God always pleased with people who were dedicated to their religion and lived good moral lives? Or were some people unsaved despite having good morals and religious devotion? Consider several Bible examples.

Sister Nirmala, age 63, is Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Ranchi in 1934 to a Brahmin soldier who came from Nepal, Nirmala Joshi joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism. Her sister, too, embraced Christianity and became a Carmelite nun. After joining the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Nirmala studied law at the insistence of Mother Teresa, who often took her along during her tours abroad. The Mother’s confidence in her abilities was evident when she asked Sister Nirmala to open their homes in Panama, New York and Kathmandu.

She is a modest woman, and when she succeeded Mother she quietly said, “Mother Teresa can never be replaced. She is gifted with rare charisma that can never be acquired in one’s lifetime.” Sister Nirmal is not without her own strengths as well, however. As spiritual adviser Father le Joly said, “In her, Mother found signs of energy, dedication, and charisma.”  When journalists once asked Mother Teresa what made Sister Nirmala so exceptional, she replied, “She is a Missionary of Charity”

She was born Nirmala Joshi into a Brahmin family in Ranchi (then in Bihar and now the capital of the Indian State of Jharkhand). Her parents were Hindu Brahmins from Nepal. Her father was devout Hindu Indian Army officer originally from Nepal.

Monks and friars are two distinct roles. In the thirteenth century "… new orders of friars were founded to teach the Christian faith," because monasteries had declined. [7]

First Century groups such as the Essenes and the Therapeutae followed lifestyles that could be seen as precursors to Christian monasticism. [8] Early Christian monasticism drew its inspiration from the examples of the Prophet Elijah and John the Baptist , who both lived alone in the desert, and above all from the story of Jesus’ time in solitary struggle with Satan in the desert, before his public ministry. [9] The Carmelites find inspiration in the old testament prophet Elijah. [10]

From the earliest times within the Christian Church , there were probably individual hermits who lived a life in isolation in imitation of Jesus's 40 days in the desert. They have left no confirmed archaeological traces and only hints in the written record. Communities of virgins who had consecrated themselves to Christ are found at least as far back as the 2nd century. There were also individual ascetics, known as the "devout", who usually lived not in the deserts but on the edge of inhabited places, still remaining in the world but practicing asceticism and striving for union with God.

This Sunday, tens of millions of Americans will watch Super Bowl LII, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on last year's winners, the New England Patriots.

Both the Eagles and Patriots have practicing Christians on their active roster who will be playing in the biggest game of the season.

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