P.O. 4137 Question 1: The Main Plot-Line of the Book The Lost Letters of Pergamum follows a collection of long distance letters between the Apostle Luke and Antipas, wealthy and powerful Roman living in Pergamum. Their correspondence mainly deals with Antipas’ reading of Luke’s manuscript (Luke’s manuscript is the gospel of Luke). Through their writings, Luke encourages Antipas in seeking out a group of Christians so that he can read Luke’s manuscript with them and see how Christians live out the teachings of Jesus. Finding this agreeable, Antipas and his prominent friend Rufinus went to the house of Kalandion where a group of prominent Roman Christians gathered.
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
He had visited Philippi on his second missionary journey where Lydia and other Jews heard the message and began meeting together eventually becoming the initial start of the church. This was Paul 's first church in Europe. Paul was eventually put in prison after helping a demon possessed girl. The church at Philippi sent him a gift while he was in prison. He wrote the book of Philippians as a letter to thank them, to let them know he was doing okay
The bible has a lot to say about the forgiveness of sins - the new testament is all about the work of Jesus Christ who was sent by God to suffer and die for just that reason. To help his followers understand the true nature of forgiveness, Jesus used two parables. These parables are the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which teaches of God’s unlimited mercy and passing it forward, and the parable of the Prodigal Son, which teaches that repentance will always lead to God welcoming us back with open arms. Both of these parables relate to the sacrament of reconciliation - the humility required to ask for forgiveness, and God’s willingness to do so, to restore our relationship with Him.
They praised his bravery for attacking the issue of slavery head on. Henry David Thoreau was one of the many that defended Brown. In Thoreau’s plea for Brown he says, “He is not Brown any longer; he is an angel of light”. Thoreau can see how Brown had taken the initiative to do what needed to be done in order to not only stop slavery from spreading, but to fully destroy the institution of slavery. Many believed Brown to be a man of truth and they held a deep respect for his grit.
Auld’s misinterpretation of the passage emphasizes slave owners use of religion to reinforce their power over their slaves. Christianity rationalized the concept of buying and selling human beings, and that God approved this too. In addition, Douglass used religion as a way to fuel his abolition movement. Under Master Hugh’s, Douglass began to learn how to read and write. Once
First Corinthians is the second book from the letters of Paul. The author of First Corinthians is the Apostle Paul. The theme of the bok of First Corinthians is living a life of righteousness. This book was written to the church of Church of Corinth. Paul had received word that there was problems in the church concerning the gifts, power, and workings of the Holy Spirit.
The Confessions is a literary work that tells Augustine’s life from boyhood to adulthood and list his sins. He confesses things he had did wrong. Confessions can also be used as a way for us, the reader, to see Augustine’s journey to becoming a Christian. The Confessions is very interesting and relatable autobiography about Augustine’s life. We can see the struggles and the conflictions he faces throughout his life in the Confessions.
We can say that Doctor Faustus is also a Christian play, because it deals with themes of Christianity during the play. First there is idea of sin, which Christianity considers something that is against the will of God. According to Christianity, Doctor Faustus’s sin is the act of making pact with Lucifer, by disobeying God and making pact with the devil. In Christian religion even the worst sin can be forgiven through the power of Christ, who according to Christian belief he is God’s son. After Doctor Faustus’s sin where he makes pact with Lucifer, he still has opportunity for redemption, all that he needs to do is to ask God for forgiveness.
Once married, it was fresh, clean and pure the way it was meant to be in God’s eyes. He demonstrates that the union is forever and cannot be undone by any means and that the couple and God are united forever. The Puritans believed that marriage was acknowledged and uplifted by God and that God did not expect for men to be alone, but should have a companion to live with, to learn from and to help build the church by having children. The Puritans thought marriage should be loving and happy and was viewed as a contract between two people who would agree to love each other, instead of an act accepted by the
John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” showed that the people valued their God most importantly for their God was their only hope in surviving in a new environment. Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was said very seriously and was taken seriously by the people who listened to the sermon. Edwards focused on a lot towards how sinners will be punished by God and will suffer an eternal punishment if they did not change their ways. Qualities shown were very serious and religious to achieve a well functioning society. George Washington’s Rules of Civility were also serious and showed that people must show the qualities of honesty, respectfulness, and self discipline.
In joining the Union, The lord will lead them out of bondage, out of slavery. Spiritual songs are simple and repetitive so it is also easy to sing along. Which is a big difference. In this way, they can spread news or let others know about what is going on. This song allows slaves to communicate to one another in a fast effective
From the very beginning of Watchman Nee’s ministry, the Lord arranged his situations as opportunities for him to deny his soul-life and his natural life in order to experience the resurrection life of Christ. Watchman Nee saw that we, as believers, had not only died with Christ but were also raised with Him (Rom. 6:4-5, 8). Through his experience of the resurrection life of the indwelling Christ, Watchman Nee was able to bear the cross and to participate in the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death (Phil. 3:10). In the resurrection life of Christ, he was empowered to abandon the world, forsake his future, and deny himself in order to be freed from sin and to overcome Satan. In the resurrection life of Christ, he also served the Lord, worked for Him, and carried out His commission.
Frederick Douglass would most likely have a similar opinion because he recognized how contradictory the actions of the slaveholders were with faith in general. Those zealous Christians only scrambled to find something in the Bible that could ensure them that this horrific way of making money would not be frowned upon by God. They denied their conscience and had the audacity to quote the Good News as they beat their slaves almost to the point of death. The cruel actions of the slaveholders are nearly impossible to call moral, keeping in mind the overall belief that all human beings have dignity and natural
The Influence of Martin Luther Luther’s encounter with death in a thunder storm introduced him to, just how helpless he was as a human being, that particular experience troubled his soul which led him to vow to become a monk. Luther had become very serious about his salvation and went to great lengths to ensure it, to no avail. Luther’s friend, Johannes Staupitz, suggested that Luther had wasted enough time with his salvation dilemma, he should consume his time with the Bible. Luther had received a revelation after studying Psalms and Romans that faith alone, justifies a person, based on Christ righteousness: what He did on the Cross and not anything of themselves. From that moment all Luther desired to do was share it with the other worried believers, and this is what influenced and impacted his leadership.