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In our lives, we may ‘outsource’ our faith. Today’s society teaches humanism, creationism, and so many other issues as truth. As a Christian, how much can we ‘outsource’ (rely on historical account, science, etc.), and how much scripture needs to be included to refute these heresies?
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Outsourcing the transfer of information system development operation or maintenance to an outside firm that provides these services for a fee, on a temporary or long-term basis
According to “MODERN APPROACHES TO OUTSOURCING IN NEW ECONOMY” Thus, the main purpose of outsourcing is to change an operational process or a function of an entity/organization with specific experience in that field in order to get some decreased operational costs and to improve the products/services quality. Therefore, outsourcing aims at two main targets: • to reduce the operating costs and to improve the products/services quality.
When it comes to our faith with so many different types of religion out there. We tend to search for that instant right now what is most popular in the world. We can look at it as outsourcing. Instead of getting to know the bible for ourselves.
When we read Genesis it talks about creation and how God created man In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27
We listen to podcasts instead of building face-to-face relationships with one another. According to “Needed Women Disciplers” Part of the problem with outsourcing discipleship to national figures is the lack of accountability when those women make theological missteps. Even those face-to-face relationships have to be grounded in scripture of God’s word. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:7
Thread 2[Reply 2]
So many things are screaming for our attention, especially in the world that we live in. For the Christian, it is imperative to use Scripture to refute any and all things. Within Scripture, there is everything that a person needs to know about life in general. Prophecy has been fulfilled time and time again, by using historical evidence to back the claim of Christ. While we may study science or history, they are not the end all to our faith. It has been shown that no matter how many different false religions try and emerge, the “research has been stimulated in part by the refusal of religion to die away as secularization theorists had expected” (Lay, 2008). Scripture is essential and the truth by which we must take a stand. The Bible tells us that “the sum of God’s Word is truth and every one of His righteous rules endures forever” (Psalm 119:160, ESV). The Bible is also very clear about heresies in general. Scripture tells the Christian, “do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them” (Hebrews 13:9, ESV). Since sin is prevalent on the earth, there are always going to be people devoted to humanism or other cults that go against the Word of God. “These latter levels include not only disciplines and structures now widely considered to be thoroughly secular (e.g., education, journalism, science, medicine, politics and law)” (Thomas, 2013). In the end, God’s Word is the ultimate Truth and should be used to gauge everything in a Christian’s life. If it does not align with God’s Word, then it is a heresy.