Summary: • The short essay titled Salvation is about how Langston Huges lied his way out of a predicament. Langston was in church to see Jesus. He waited and waited, till he figure out he can’t see or feel Jesus. Langston was pressured to show everyone in church he seen Jesus. He got up and showed everyone he did.
So, when I was 16 years old, I made a decision to proclaim Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That one decision changed my life forever. I grew up in a mostly Christian atmosphere. I did the usual church on Sundays and Wednesdays, although I did not really know what it meant to live a Christian life. My Mom definitely was a believer but we went through lots of hard times.
That is why all the disciples had a radical change and became bold witnesses to everything they had seen, even to the point of dying for their beliefs. Therefore if the crucifixion and resurrection were not true then there would not be a point of them dying for something that is just a lie and made up it just does not make logical sense. For example, Simon Peter who was a coward that denied Jesus three times but after the resurrection became a courageous leader who later on ended up crucified upside down because of his convictions. I chose to believe this claim because only through Jesus a person can change like that, no person ever changes night to morning into a totally different person and it is pretty trustworthy that they were willing to give up their life because they protected and proclaimed the truth instead of giving up if it was just a lie. As well as women being the ones who discovered the empty tomb.
I loved the line “as Paul hinted in Ephesians 2:7 , in this ongoing process of creation and revelation”, that is how I would think that heaven would be. That there could not be a way to get bored because it is always getting recreated and new, interesting people are
The bible says, after they heard this, they fell down and died. Because of this event, Great fear has seized the whole church and all who heard about it. Now the question lies If they didn't commit the sin would they impact the church?. The answer is No because, of their way of thinking. At the time, their Heart was not in God.
As a result of straying from the church, Edwards tells the Puritans they belong in Hell. Edward’s uses the Puritans fear of Hell along with rhetorical devices to get the audience to rejoin the church. Hell becomes more realistic through the words of Edwards. He tells the Puritans, “Hell is gaping for them”, meaning Satan wants to be united with the sinners. Edwards elaborates on his claim and states if God were to spare the audience now, they would “immediately sink and plunge into a bottomless gulf” of Hell.
Edwards fear to be a motivator in converting to Puritanism. He also describes the plights of those who didn't listen to their fear of God, but lived otherwise unobjectionable lives. The audience is meant to feel sympathy for them. "What would not these poor damned hopeless souls give for one day's opportunity such as you know enjoy!" The audience is meant to want to convert for themselves, but also their lost loved ones who did not get the same chance.
through message of love and kindness. It is the church main reason why their behavior of this sort is sown. The church must seek to bear fruit of love and compassion in the lives of those losing faith in God. Faith is important and powerful in every unexpected situation in anyone’s life here on earth. If the church present itself unrelated to losing faith, how might a person be reach that has lost faith?