Augustine thinks that not everyone has the right to be saved. God knows who will be saved, so some of the humans are destined to be saved. This doomed thought greatly influenced the later theologians, such as St. Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. Human all through conception and more or less guilty of. The corollary of this doctrine of Augustine is that anyone who is not baptized or exonerated before he dies will directly go to hell.
Edwards compares that logic to God's anger against mankind and how God can see mankind as pests and easily throw them down into hell. Edwards emphasizes that God is an angry and merciless ruler and is ready to drop those who are unconverted into
In most instances, people do good only because the fear the consequences of not doing good; however, some individuals, like the Humanists, do good because they want to make the world a better place. Although the Puritans may have had good intentions, the main purpose of their acts was only to be rewarded with Heaven at the end of their lives. Like Humanists, Puritans worked diligently; however, they felt that they would not be rewarded by the wrathful God that if He “should let you go, you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would
In some ways this challenging of my faith has cause me to praise God more and in others it has caused my relationship with God to be hindered. When I say that this has been difficult for me I do not mean it has been bad but rather it has cause me wrestle with things that I believe will make me
The authors perception and treatment on death can be found in the throughout the play. Everyman begins with God being disappointed in mankind with the way that they are ignoring Him. God calls death to visit “Everyman” and hold him accountable for this. Death tells Everyman that he must take a long journey, and he must bring with him his account book of his good and bad deeds. Everyman realizes who is and is frightened.
People, especially religious ones may find this appalling but then again God himself is as well, to his own end, standing, foundation, intention and self-amusement and that only by living this way can human beings be said to take part in his life For non-believers the main difference between them and the believers is that the importance and resolve of life lie outside it. But even for believers this isn’t reasonably true. In classical theology, God surpasses the world, but figures as a deepness inside it. In Wittgenstein’s words “if there is such a thing as eternal life, it must be here and now. It is the present moment which is an image of eternity, not an infinite succession of such moments.” Did the book answer the question what is the meaning of life?
On the other hand there are those people out there in the world that have no desire for art, and agree with Effective Altruism. Effective Altruism believes that artwork is a waste of time and resources, and also thinks that artwork does no good for the needy. EA’s think artwork does not give back to the community. EA’s main goal is to make everyone happy in the world, and stop the suffering of the poor. One has to essentially work hard to earn money, and then give back as much of it as they possibly can to the needy.
s not trying worse than failure itself it 's self? The Bible says "we all fail and come short of the glory of God". Does that mean that we shouldn 't try to do the best we possibly can? Although many would argue that failure is the worst thing in the world, not trying is worse because the opposite of failure is success and the only way to succeed is to try. Trying plays an important role in people’s life.
The Gnostics taught knowledge. They knew that if a person knew knowledge, not only would it transform him but it would also set him apart from others to a degree. But no amount of knowledge is worth anything if you don’t apply it to your life. As cited in Gnostics by Andrew Smith: “True knowledge is direct, personal knowing, acquaintance, recognition, familiarity with God as one might know an ideal father or mother or friend or lover.” The physical or matter is a world that is deceptive by nature. The body is a rug or a coat that has been pulled over the spirit, and the soul to blind you from the truth.
In addition, It is hard to deal with a person with low quality, sometimes we may fight back in the similar way which is the way that person offend us. However, it is not the way we normally do. Hence, how can those people just worship hero for less specific reasons without knowing heroes’ real moral ? That’s so ridiculous. But, once people become their fans, they will no longer realise for this point, because they start to consider their heroes should be perfect all the time.