What Essential For A Person Spiritual Development Essay

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“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth… I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (Jn. 17:17 & 23 NIV)

Two things essential for a person spiritual development are being grounded in the Scripture, as the man that built his house upon the rock (Mt. 724-25) and developing relationships in fellowship with the body of Christ (Heb. 10:25). Feminism, Womanism, and post-colonialism have a common message of inclusions. Feminists call for a bigger presence of femininity within the Church and worship. Womanism, calls for the annexation of all people into God’s kingdom, regardless of sex, race, education or social status. Post-Colonialism calls for the end of imperial rule and exploitation of people. As Paul wrote, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal. 3:28 NASB) Therefore, there are parts within these philosophies that aim at the unity of the body of Christ.
Feminism in Christianity brings up several issues. One of which is our understanding of God and God’s relationship to femininity. Trible writes that there are passages that explore this understanding and cites Psalm 22 as an example. She writes, “… God becomes mother, the one upon whom the child is cast from birth [.]” (2) She is speaking to a theological system that has overemphasized…

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