Luther traditionally thought Christians tried to do good works and continually had to overcome temptation. St Pauls share the view with Christians of there being one God, but strongly believes there is no need for confessionals as God gives his forgiveness for
To prove a point that people aren’t who they really are based on outside appearance. Hawthorne portrays the Puritans as hypocrites. Going back on their word to God of keeping the faith and putting all their trust into him so that they won't be tempted to sin. One moment they were all a pious Puritan community together and the next moment they are all worshipping the devil and taking part in a communion taken part just outside their community. They are not as devout as they should be, and their lives are drenched in the lie of an illusion of being good people while deep inside, they don’t keep to the faith they are supposed it.
People thought “Fear God, Honor the King.” (Document 5) It meant that people should have faith in their Kings and fear the course that God has set for them. They believed that monarchs were sent to do the good deeds of god and that using their power for evil was a horrible sin. The honor and faith the people had for the rulers was another key factor that leads to the success of absolutism. Without their faith, many of the accomplishments of these monarchs would never have been
His propaganda against the practice of the Pope to have the authority to read and interpret the Bible only and make people believe and follow it. Luther said that everyone can and should read the Bible for themselves, and have their own conclusion and faith. He had a strong criticism about the church's wealth, called its leaders corrupt and immoral. He strongly disagreed with selling indulgences and simony, when people after facing and regretting their sins had to pay large fees to be able to get to haven instead of hell. This was a e very old “tradition” of the Catholic church, but by the 16th century it became abusive.
Screwtape proves that God’s driving force is love from his people. The concept of Gods love being the only driving force for “the enemy” is non-comprehendible from a point of view from hell. They believe God has to certainly be up to something devious, but they have not discovered exactly what yet or if they ever will. At this point of the book, it is amusing to see all of the ways that Screwtape tries to affect the patient. Screwtape wants Wormwood to convince the patient to marry a woman in the neighborhood that would make it challenging for the patient to continue practicing Christianity.
In the Crucible having a good name and being accepted into society, is more important to Proctor, Parris, and Danforth then the lives of innocent people. Proctor being a model citizen and well liked does not want to tell the truth about his affair with Abigail. Next Parris is looked at as a churchly figure, he does not want to go against the bible and speak out. Lastly Danforth is viewed as making the right decisions in court, but he later sees that he has sentenced the wrong people to death, he says nothing so he can protect his name and not be questioned. Based on their character decisions in the Crucible, it 's clear that keeping your reputation is very important if you want a good name and to be accepted
There is nothing we can do to change the past but, we can learn from history and not let it repeat itself. In the 16th century a religious group of Christians broke away from the England Roman Catholic Church because of corruption found in the church and state. They were called Puritans because they searched for a “pure” form of Christianity. In the 17th century they fled to the New World because their life’s were in danger. The Puritans are an excellent example of irony because they left England because of intolerance of their religious beliefs but, when they got the America the persecuted others just as they had been persecuted.
In this Dante addresses one of the great moral problems of Christianity, which was particularly pressing for Renaissance scholars who revered the ancients who came before. Baptism is necessary for salvation. People suffering for something that they have absolutly no control over seems a little unfair punishment to those living before the christain era.. And some people believe that God did not create Adam and Eve. They believe that Adam and Eve were born of nonhuman parents. Which is like the theory of evolution, which does not happen like that.
The church was becoming more and more corrupt by the day. People were not focused on faith but relied on the “middle man” to reach God; in this case the middleman was the pope and the Catholic Church. Martin Luther disagreed with the corrupt system the church was conducting and was motivated to start a reform. The purpose of the ninety-five theses was not to accuse the pope or the Catholic Church but to question the actions being made. For example Martin Luther raises awareness of the following controversial thought, “Christians are to be taught that it would be the pope's wish, as it is his duty, to give of his own money to very many of those from whom certain hawkers of pardons cajole money, even though the church of St. Peter might have to be sold.” Luther is questioning not only the sales of indulgences but also why is the Pope using the money of the believers rather than his own money to build the church of St.Peters.
So when God uses those who are self-reliant, He uses them to show others how not to act. Just like 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God…” There is no way to accomplish anything without Christ. We are stuck in the sin we’ve created for our self and the only way out is through Christ. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…” The grace that God has given us is a gift, and He expects us to use it in the right way with reliance on Him as our only source.
He argued that Christians will be disturbing the peace and those who do are rebelling and are disobedient. If you become disobedient to the king, you are also disobeying God. Boucher argues that if God wanted them to have independence they would have had it, and they should be grateful and thankful with our without it. He says “Obedience to government is every man’s duty because it is ever man’s interest; but it is particularly incumbent on Christians, it is enjoined by the positive commands of God.” (#32; pg. 101) Boucher had many unpersuasive arguments.
Edwards made it quite clear that God has no room for error. Puritans could not make a mistake if they wanted to receive everlasting life. Puritan strived to have a great relationship with God , often though they stray away. Edwards came to direct with back to the right path with God by scaring them saying they would be condemned to Hell. Bradstreet on the other hand, took a different approach like a father taking away his little children toys.
However, we mustn 't become calloused to the evil actions in these ambiguous situations, if we do, then the loving-correction needed to move past perpetration may never be accomplished. Jesus displays the forgiveness and the call to action beautifully "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more" (John 8: 11b), so in highly ambiguous perpetrator/victim situations, we must love them through friendship in order to address their and our wrongdoings, in order to live out and obey Jesus 's
They would make you think that they were getting into Heaven, but in reality you were just making the church wealthier. The church also criticized the power of pope, indulgences, the church also believed in going to hell. One of his main concerns was indulgence. The church had people thinking that if you paid them money your sins would just magically wash away. They made it seem as if you could buy your way to God.
The Great Awakening unleashed a new wave of conversions driven by a desire to be cleansed of sin and avoid eternal punishment. These beliefs depend on a fear of God rather than sole worship, as He is portrayed to be a spiteful, all-powerful being. In my teaching, the fear of God was not placed within me. Instead, a deeper trust in God’s saving powers was instilled upon my beliefs, which attempted to draw belief from love rather than fear. God was portrayed as an all-loving being attempting to free us from the control of sin, which quite evidently contradicts the image of a vengeful God.