In describing God's character and His abilities, the Bible uses descriptions that humans can easily grasp and relate to. In other words, God has to come down to level of humans so that mankind can get some kind of understanding of Him and who He is. If God used words to describe Himself in terminology that mankind was not familiar with or could not understand, then God would be talking to mankind, but He would not be communicating with mankind. It is God's desire to communicate and dwell among His creation. The God in biblical Scripture is a God who comes down and speaks to people and commune with them.
I had so little hope that to me it seemed as if even the one we worshipped viewed us as lesser beings. As we were in a church, it seemed only appropriate that comments about God were made. But I don’t think anyone was prepared for what Garrison said. He instilled new hope in us, in the form of the religion we practice and the God we worship. Not only did he state that his abolitionism was identical to God’s law, but he defied all social norms and directly went after churches, repeating that the ones who advocate for slavery are atheistical, and Christians who believe that one man may be enslaved by another are believers of the devil.
He discusses the possibility of this occurring through natural theology, or contemplation, but decides that this is not possible due to the “ignorance and stupidity of the people” (sec. 6, pg. 29, para 1). He continues on to refute other possible explanations, before concluding that it occurs as a natural result of the flattery system; humans place one God above all others and say that he is omnipresent and infinite (sec. 6, pg.
When people speak of mass death and illness they hardly speak as zealously as St. Cyprian spoke when we explained his thoughts about a plague sweeping Rome. During such a hectic time to be alive he turned to religion to rationalize why this epidemic was taking place. Rather than use this situation to validate that there is no god and lose all faith St. Cyprian takes a different approach. Instead, he sees this mass illness as justified suffering that his religion requires in order to achieve some sort of reward. This epidemic is killing many people, this would normally be seen as a terrible thing but St. Cyprian does not value life in this world.
Is sin passed like this? Augustine also did not have a perfect answer, but he believes that God must let mankind through the experience of ignorance and difficulties. “It is true that, in the works studied by Ogliari, Augustine says that not all people will be saved by the grace of the second Adam, Christ. Everyone is treated justly and some will receive the mercy of God” (Van Geest, Paul). Augustine thinks that not everyone has the right to be saved.
It is said that man is good by nature after all we are created by God in His own image. I remember asking this once; if God is omniscient, why would He let Adam and Eve eat the fruit of good and evil? If God could foresee the future why would He allow people to sin? As I grow older I realized that God, in the first place created man with freewill and not a robot. God didn’t “program” us to do what is right but rather he created us with our own thinking and freedom to choose between what is right and the wrong; what is good and what is evil and to weigh choices between two evils.
Human nature is an underlying theme of the Bible, as we are shown time and time again when God destroys large groups of people, sometimes even everyone, it is because of our inherently corrupt human nature. While the idea of original sin is a Catholic one, it seems that without Gods laws and influence humans descend into hedonism and chaos, which means that humanity needs his laws to prevent that. God walks a fine line between being the strict lawmaker, but also creating laws that take into consideration human nature. In Exodus 32 we read about the creation of the Golden Calf and descent of the Israelites down the path of idolatry, which Moses warned them was a great sin against God. Moses reasons with God, and is able convince him that he should not destroy his chosen people, and
The plan of God’s salvation in the book of Romans. According to Christian belief that salvation is from God, and salvation is the free gift from God to those who are believe. I believe too, the reason why salvation of God accured to people because of love, grace and because of the promise of God from the descendants of Adam, however, God also has planned salvation to His people in this world. But in this generation there are many people don’t believe that salvation comes from God instead salvation comes from the effort of man, and the good work of man, but the Bible itself does teach about that, its wrong, its not true at all. Reformed theologian believes that, man was corropted by sinned, and he done nothing to get the gift of God’s salvation,
-Christian theism- believes that God is the creator of the universe and living beings on Earth. -Naturalism- believes there is no God. Living being’s existence. Most do not understand where they come from and are still trying to find out. -Christian theism- God created us in his image he gave us the ability to understand what is right from wrong.
They blindly listened to men who said that their god was going to give them land by “waging war on the inhabitants.” They looked up to someone who thought it was acceptable to kill the natives of the land like stepping on an ant. However, they would not question this way of thinking even if they found it a little bit violent because they were scared that their “prayers would be turned into curses.” However, they continued on their journey without questioning the fact that they carelessly tossed around human beings like toys. The current beliefs of the majority in the 21st century explain that there is no humane way to
To relate this theory to the Bible, Apollinarius’ interpretation could be related to the Bible verse found in Galatians 5:17 which states, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” He relates to this verse, but twists it to say that Jesus could not have had a human mind/spirit because it was corrupt and against the divine nature. What he missed though is that Jesus is not just partly human and partly divine, but He is one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. The Christian belief of the incarnation of Jesus is quite different from what Apollinarius believed. Christians believe that Jesus in the flesh was not only fully man but also fully God; not half and half, not a mixed nature, not a divine mind with a human mind and soul, but all God and all man! A great Bible verse that explains this is Philippians 2:6-11 which
John Proctor denied to forget his sincerity in acknowledging his denial to deliver his life. Although he is sentenced to death and dies, he still sticks up for a trial of character, and succeeds. This piece of writing also works in an theocracy. Sworn in the name of God, both men and women, were charged and condemned of rehearsing witchcraft. In our civilization, people are not put on trial for similar conditions, but Puritans considered that witchcraft was an immorality opposing God and condemned by death.
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him.Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! Theypraise your name!” (pg.68) The evidence relates to the topic because they are doubting God 'spower by saying that He is letting people get tortured, gassed, and burned.
His speech is not simply aided by the frightful connotations held with each word, but by the objective nature of his statements. Edwards speaks not from personal view, but from the view of a spiteful God forced to gaze upon the state of His creation. The omission of phrases such as “I believe” or other personal statements places the central focus upon God rather than Edwards himself. Despite his reputation as a gifted, educated minister, an audience of anxious colonists is likely to fear God in a manner which cannot be held towards a mere human being. By speaking instead for God Himself when Edwards declares, “Men’s hands cannot be strong when God rises up”, a superstitious audience is left petrified with distress.
The survivors could not wrap their heads around the amount of innocent lives that were taken, and the devastation left behind by the plague. The pandemic changed people’s lives forever, and for many changed what they believed in. No matter what religion a person followed, he/she was searching for answers. Christians and Muslims had very different views on why God would inflict such devastation on his people, but they both agreed on the idea the God’s hand played the ultimate role in the disaster. Christians responded to the devastation by claiming God inflicted the plague to rid the world of sin, whereas Muslims believed God