The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a religious organization founded in 1865 by a London Methodist preacher, named William Booth. Reverend Booth gave up his ministry in the church to take the message of Christ into the streets in order to reach the homeless and needy where they lived. In the 1880’s the Salvation Army began operating in the United States, and now serves more than 120 countries and territories, and preaches in 160 languages. (Salvation Army History, n.d.). The Salvation Army believes all members of this church should “roll up their sleeves” and get to work helping to meet the needs of people. The church mission is: “To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination” (Salvation Army History, n.d.). This church meets in a building not typical to American churches, in order for the poor to feel welcome. According to Bessie Vittitoe, Lieutenant with Salvation Army, the poor often will not attend a traditional church because they do not have good or clean clothes. The poor often are asked to leave a church because of how they look, but not at the Salvation Army. Everyone that enters the doors is welcome, no matter if they are in fine clothes or in rags. Mrs. Vittitoe says the Salvation Army wants to teach about Jesus and follow in His footsteps. And, since Jesus taught to the poor, that’s how the Salvation Army teaches (Vittitoe, B. 10-2013). The Salvation Army relies on government grants and donations from the public and businesses to operate. Every December there are “Bell Ringers” in front of some stores with red kettles to collect donations. These donations help to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, house the homeless in shelters, provide disaster relief, and counseling. The donations and grants also help Salvation Army 3 to fund health ministry in poor countries, improve literacy and education, counseling for sexually abused women, among many other projects (Charity, n.d.). The Salvation Army has stores where items are donated then sold at a small cost, they have shelters set up around the country to house the homeless, and “soup kitchens” to feed the hungry, and provides counseling to inmates in jails and in prisons (Vittitoe,B. 10-2013). In the North division, which includes Minnesota and North Dakota there are currently 800 paid employees and 81,000 volunteers. This division has 28 worship centers, 30 housing and shelter facilities, and 33 stores. It has served 992,000 meals to the hungry, given 450,000 nights of lodging to the homeless, given 160,000 toys to families at Christmas, 26,000 people has been given disaster assistance, and 5,800 inmates have been counseled and given bibles (Salvation Army North, n.d.). The Salvation Army is pro-birth control, anti-surrogate motherhood, accepts homosexuality, but to be a member of this organization the homosexual must remain celibate. It is also prolife, but it has no position on the death penalty (Pitchett, K. 12-2008). Just as in the United States Army, this organization has ranks among its members. The layperson, or person not yet an officer, is called a soldier. These soldiers subscribe to the doctrines of the Salvation Army. Candidates wanting to be an officer undergo a one year preliminary training course. Then an intensive two year course that combines theory and practice, including Bible studies, Salvation Army doctrine and regulations, social and psychology studies, pubic speaking and preaching, church history, community relations, administration, and accounting (Salvation Army Officers, n.d.). Salvation Army…
Salvation For The Misguided
Flannery O’ Connor’s, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” is a short story about a family’s trip to Florida that goes sour when the encounter an escaped convict called The Misfit. This may seem like a typical slightly quirky horror story with no purpose but to shock audiences, however, upon further evaluation adds up to more than it appears to be. Being the protagonist, the grandmother goes through a chain of events throughout the story which leads to transforming herself…
What salvation means to me is being saved from the power of sin and from hell, which is the eternal penalty of sin. Through the process of salvation, we are therefore freed from everything and anything that could possibly prevent us from enjoying eternal life with God. Bible.org’s essay on salvation paragraph five stated that “The word “salvation” is the translation of the Greek word “soteria” which is derived from the word meaning “savior”. It goes on to say “salvation is described…
Good morning Bro and Sisters,
This morning I will be speaking regarding the Savior, J.C., and his role in the Plan of Salvation, and His need
to come to earth, and what He accomplished while here.
25 years ago, after learning about the The Plan of Salvation from the Missionaries, I was so excited to
understand my origin and destiny as a child of God.
I felt comfort knowing the purpose of our creation, the conditions of mortality, including God's commandments,
and the need for a Savior.
Bowie State University
Ethics as an Army Officer
Leadership and Supervision
May 11, 2015
I am thankful to all of my mentors both military and civilian mentors whom have helped me
develop during my college career. Most importantly to the Bowie State Military Science
department. As well as Doctor Moore for assigning the task of preparing this term paper for
which I choose the topic of Ethical Leadership and morality in the Military…
Sapp 1 Sapp, Evan Ms. Nixon Romans 4 September 2013 The Problem of Salvation Salvation is the goal for mostly everybody. Eternal life in Heaven, who wouldn’t want that? Through Jesus Christ we are saved and essentially are accepted to Heaven. Everything is dandy, you either accept Jesus Christ or you don’t. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. The problem is there are countless numbers of people in the world that haven’t even heard the name Jesus, not to mention, God at all. Now if they never…
said with a smile “your total will be $13.71.” I laughed and handed her my debit card proudly.
Walking out of Salvation Army, a thrift store, I began thinking of how much these items would have been if I bought them from a department store. Thanks to Salivation Army I am able to buy clothes, bags, shoes, furniture and other house hold items for a fraction of a cost.
The Salvation Army is not just a store. It also is an organization that is Christian denomintaion and international movement known…
Salvation Army Red Shield appeal
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal is an initiative of the Salvation Army to raise funds to care for and support Australians who are in dire need. Many Australians from all ages and backgrounds are assisted by this appeal.
Salvation Army has an established name in the Australian community. This strengthens them as individuals have confirmation that any donation given will go to those in need. That name also attracts volunteers who in return put the Red Sheild…
as it shapes our images of God, our understanding of salvation and how we are saved.
In this essay, I will be looking at different theories of atonement and how they make a difference to our theology of salvation. I will argue that different understandings and theories of atonement affect our theology of salvation by highlighting different aspects of salvation and answering the theological question that is found in the theology of salvation, ‘how are we saved?’. I will first define atonement and…