According to the Christian worldview, God's moral nature is absolute and unchanging. God always despises wickedness and loves good. The Book of scriptures is very important since it discloses to us the contrast between good and bad. As indicated by the Christian worldview, moral relativism leads to destruction(Matthew 7:13). The Bible also says that when we violate those absolute, we are personally responsible for all action.
In his fourth point, Dawkins explains that religion teaches us to not question our faith and this prevents us from justifying our actions as long as it is in the name of God. He argues that having a faith justifies terrible acts because it allows us to avoid reasoning. Thus this explains the irrational act that was done in the history of mankind. He also promote skepticism because it encourage us do not believe in anything without looking for evidence. His fifth point states that religion is not the source of our morality.
Paul is then expressing that change of belief in this passage (Harris 174 – 184). It is important for us to notes that Paul is not writing out a systematic theology on eschatology. He just tries to communicate the truth of ministry and life to the people in his time. Paul has made a point to the Corinthians and against the false teachers in his time. I like that way Penna writes, “The mistake of the commentators has perhaps been to try to be clearer than Paul himself…Paul does not offer dogmatic solutions but rather offers only certain suggestions, opens up certain ways of looking at the at it, confirms or excludes certain perspectives typical of the Christian faith” (Penna 232).
With the basis of creating good Christian art to give God glory, good Christian art must also present the truth of the Christian worldview. Brian Godawa explains the problem with the world is that “we as a society have no absolute reference point of truth” (436). Since human lives lack meaning or purpose without truth, many approach good Christian art looking for answers, whether through books, movies or music. Unlike non-Christians, Christians do have a point of truth, the Bible, and this influences their creations, thus making Christian art automatically contain an element of truth. Leland Ryken proposes two forms of Christian truth, inclusively and exclusively (203).
Author Dimmesdale In Christian’s view, Bible teach that God will save them by admit their sin. Although in Buddhism’s view, concept of sin is not clear, in order from them to jump out of the transmigration, they need to admit the sin. Human are living in a world that flood with sins and evil behavior, that people not only not acknowledge their sin, but also try to deny it. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne viewed the corruption of the church and government and their hidden sin. Hawthorne portrayed Dimmesdale ,a combine of sinner and saint, change by his hidden to show people the power of hidden sin.
His religion was Christianity, stripped of the miracles, the Trinity and the divinity of Christ. That a moral compass was given to most of mankind and that man was responsible to use it to do what is right. He was a believer in ‘natural law’ which mankind might know from the prompting of conscience, which he equated with the other physical senses we know of. Jefferson considered Jesus to be the greatest of all the religious reformers and he wrote of the morality of the teachings of Jesus. Jefferson considered his religion to consist of belief in a single god, an afterlife of reward and punishment and loving one’s neighbor as self.
Anger is a vice in both the text because it distorts a life of aréte for Homer and the holiness that is shown in god. In the Biblical narrative, it showcases a unique brotherly relationship between Cain and Abel. The relationship is one of deceit, anger, and resentment. In this instance, the reader can acknowledge a sense of excessive anger. Anger opens the doorway for sin; not agreeing to the holy life that was once created by God in the beginning.
He cites Ephesians 2:3 which states, we are now born deserving God’s anger, with an injured nature so that our will is unable to keep us from sin except for the grace of God. Our defective state is punishment because of Adam’s free choice that made humans sinful. Therefore, we are either unable to will or unable to know how to do the right any more. Augustine argues that we are no longer free to choose right and wrong, because we are slaves to sin. Freedom can only be re-attained through God, through Whom, by grace, we shall be free indeed.
The first one which is referred to as total depravity stipulate that sin is a force that has affected man’s stability as well as how they relate with god. All aspects of a human being such as soul, mind and body have felt the impact of sin. This means that sin affects a human being wholly. The second one is the unconditional election. Calvin believes that God deals with an individual and not a group.
Nestorianism, named after Nestorius, was built on the denial that Jesus was fully God and fully human at the same time; his explanation was something like a split personality between the human and the divine nature. The two natures could cannot coexist at the same time, however, they can switch back and forth; although Jesus has both natures inside on him, they could not both at the same time. Eutychianism was named after Eutyches, a man who opposed Nestorianism, who believed that Jesus’ divinity and human nature combined to create a new, third thing. He taught, “Christ’s humanity was so united with his divinity that it was not the same as ours” (Quash and Ward, 41). If Jesus was not able to be both man and God at the same time, he would not have the ability to save us from our sins.
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. Given the strength of religious values at the time of the speech’s deliverance, the idea of an inescapable wrath brought upon by sin would undoubtedly draw the colonies away from worldly matters, and instead towards the olden values which the colonies had been founded upon. As mentioned previously, Edwards possessed a remarkable reputation as a minister and orator at the time of the deliverance of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Through the establishment of credibility through ethos, Edwards allows his reputation to support his argument and convey validity to his audience. With these
Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life. What are the things in Christianity that you often put secondary or feel doesn’t apply to you? If you’re a buffet style Christian, you can choose to follow Christ and his entire Word and instruction. Don’t pick and choose what you like or feel that Christianity should contain. You’ll miss amazing things and aspects of life that’ll guide you to
The temptations described in the Grand Inquisitor—miracle, mystery, and authority—were proposed to Christ to relieve men’s burden of free will and to bring upon the fall of mankind. Miracle is the trust in god and the belief in the mental suffering rather than the physical. Christ refuses to turn rock into food to show his trust in God and the insignificance in
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
Humans are now able to develop and maintain this relationship with God. What exactly should this relationship look like? According to Luther our relationship with God should be one that is respectful and dependent on God. The Small Catechism’s examination of The Creed provides examples of this, “I believe that God has made me and all creatures… and all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me; for all which I owe it to Him to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him. This is most certainly true,” (Luther 15).