This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
Although the book never addresses this issue directly, the way the characters responded to their independent hardships help reinforce that, to have religion be important to someone suffering is a common factor. Suffering is the most common route that leads people to salvation. Go Tell it on The Mountain gives good examples of characters using suffering to motivate a religious change. The information about suffering can help the readers draw the conclusion that suffering is necessary for a religion to be successful. Throughout the book, John struggles with the feeling that he is not good enough for his father.
After Watergate, the only thing that mattered to Colson was having a right relationship with Christ and ministering the grace he had received to as many people as possible. Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” both of these versus speaks into how Colson thought, felt, and acted. Charles Colson’s life is a powerful testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 perfectly describes Colson when it says, “One who bore the image of the man of dust became one who bore the image of the man of Heaven.” Colson wrote “The real story was that Christ had reached down to me, even in my disgrace and shame, and revealed Himself as the One who forgives and makes new.
He is giving hope for a long, prosperous, fulfilling life to the man who succeeded, overcoming the hardships, breaking through “concrete”. “When no one else cared” (line 8), describes how the lack of care from others did not prove to bring hindrance to his success. He kept pushing through the hard times even when there was no one to help him and when no one else cared. He was able to succeed alone, through determination, by keeping his dreams in
Throughout the show, he is seen as an extremely religious man and stays true to being as pure as he can through this catastrophic word. “Hershel is shown as a man that trusted in God to deliver all the answers, and that he understood the situation to be in God’s hands.” (Gaskin. Web) Unlike all the other characters in The Walking Dead, Hershel stays true to his Christian belief and thinks Armageddon is happening because of what Christ spoke about when referencing to raising the dead. Hershel states “and shall come forth; they have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (the walking dead. Season 2) This biblical allusion reveals that the ones who doubt resurrection are the ones who doubt God.
It is the human thing to do to hold grudges and to want to withhold forgiveness. This is why the author’s purpose in “The Prodigal Son” is so unique. It highlights a Christian’s calling to be like the father and to love and forgive. Also, it reminds each person that they can always return home to the Lord and enjoy His endless
He saw him maturing and wanted him to be cautious and aware of the power he holds in the Circle of Life. When Mufasa’s ghost encounters Simba, he tells him, “Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.” This is similar to how in the bible, the relationship of the Heavenly Father mattered most in connecting our identity to who we were made to be. We are made to be his sons and daughters and this ties into how Simba made mistakes and those mistakes showed he had strayed from his father’s teachings which shaped him into who he
Atticus also says “i am confident that you gentlemen will review without compassion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.” This is the strongest point that Atticus makes that alludes to the jury's sense of ethics, because when Atticus says God, it makes any of the jury who believes in a God which at that time most did it draws to their attention that Tom Robinson is a man with a family, that he is a human being and that is what God wants them to do. Atticus also uses logos many times. He says “the state has not produced one iota of medical evidence.” This makes the jury think about how valid