To expiate man of his sins, Christ sacrificed himself. According to the Christian faith, sacrifice has always been a part of God’s declaration. Forgiveness of sin required bloodshed. “And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife” (CBN Bible, Gen. 3.21). Even from the beginning of mankind, blood had to be shed in order to cover for the sins of man, in this case Adam and Eve’s loss of innocence.
A Disappointing Crime “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee. Everyone knows that minister Dimmesdale was guilty, but some people feel that it was right for him not to confess, while others strongly believe he should have taken ownership of his actions and confessed his sin. Minister Dimmesdale should have confessed his sin for these reasons, he would bear less shame, the people trusted him to confess, and Hester should not have to bear both of their burdens. The minister should have confessed his sin since he would bear less shame. Unfortunately, most of the minister’s shame came from the fact that he was hiding his sin.
Throughout history God sought to execute His redemptive plan. After the fall, God intervened and said that he would put enmity between Satan and humans. He said that the woman's seed would execute a deadly blow resulting in redemption for mankind but this was only possible through the death of Christ. In Revelation 5:6 Christ is seen as a worthy lamb who died (was slain), resurrected and redeemed mankind back to a better relationship with God. Throughout the OT God required the death of a lamb as atonement for sins committed.
In verse 14 the new man is said to be carnal. In verse 18 “in my flesh” means the whole fallen nature that needs the resurrection body. In verse 24 the “wretched man” cries out to be rescued from this body of death. As a believer in Christ, Paul longed to be delivered out of the fallen human body which still has indwelling sin. Paul did not longed to be delivered from the penalty of sin - that was paid for us on the cross - Paul longed for deliverance from the power of sin.
Sequelae of Sin Can a sin be forgiven? A particularly weighty question for for the Puritans because God decided. People can judge someone for a sin, but they untimely do not know what God has in store for them. The Puritan’s always lived their lives doing good deeds in order to get a step closer to God and take a glimpse at their outcome, heaven or hell. When someone enacted in sin, they would feel its moral consequences.
In the beginning of Romans Paul writes about the wrath of God and then about grace. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). This statement shows that a person will be punished by God for their sin if they do not repent. “But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things” (Romans 2:2). Paul explains in this quote that the judgement of God is righteous.
Furthermore, John Donne writes, “batter my heart” as a way of the speaker to assert his yearning to be made new in Christ. He endorses the idea of man being covered in sin by stating that he needs to be beaten clean and punished for his transgressions. It is evident that Donne is conscious of the reality of sin and it’s affects on
Many gathered to watch the crucifixion of Jesus. On the contrary, while Proctor fell victim to it, Jesus overcame the temptations of evil. Many authors create symbols to relate to the reader. For example, an author will create a Christ figure in order to explain the actions of a character. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is considered a Christ figure because of his temptations with evil and his selfless actions at the end of the
When Keller talks about the punishment theodicy in his writings says “Beginning of Genesis and concludes that all suffering can be justified because human kind rebelled against God, and the suffering of the world is just our deserved punishment for sin.” The Book of Genesis explains the general character of human suffering. Is suffering really punishment of God or does man himself cause the consequences of his actions on him by rebelling from God? The answer would be man’s rebellion against God is cause of