Before setting out for the journey, Dante spoke cowardly to Virgil: “Poet, you who guide me, consider if my powers will suffice before you trust me to this arduous passage” (Inferno, 2.10). Clearly, Dante did not think of himself as a hero. Despite already having Virgil as a guide, Dante still lacked confidence and commitment. This confirmed that fact that Dante will unlikely tour hell alone; therefore, unable to reach the divine heaven. Here, I argued that he had intentionally done this to illustrate the Christian ideal that ones could not achieve one’s ultimate goal alone.
The devil will attack the pastor the same way he attacks anyone. Truly, anyone who plays with sin plays with fire. “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him”(1John 5:18). They want to please God Many people have a noble thought of pleasing God, but they cannot please
I’m sure they did not want another Spartacus. Here however the romans actually tried not to kill Christians, which was easier said than done. Christians were only too willing to be martyred as it was the quickest way to heaven. “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven…” Rome was not stupid.
It’s more entertaining than surprising to watch John struggle with his pride, as he attempts to convince himself that he is a man of God who simply committed a deed as a will of social deterioration, rather than a blasphemous mistake that would call into question his character. Christian men of the seventeenth century were entirely reliant on the social constructs of not only having a tough stereotypically male nature, but also holding on to faith as a means of filling in his heart. This is seen by his demand that Mary tell Judge Danforth the women are liars, as he is not willing to complete the task himself. Danforth, sees through the plot and traps John by telling him that his wife, Elizabeth, is pregnant. The moment is furthered when Abigail enters the room, and gets rid of John’s hope at convicting her by accusing Mary herself of being a
creation of the natural order Satan became vain about his beauty and position and his heart became rebellious against God Apparently he was able to secure a considerable following among the angels resulting in their expulsion from Heaven Since that day Satan devotes himself to opposing the work of God in every way possible and to attempting to destroy all of the good that God has created in the natural order He lucifer is allowed to continue this way for a period but will ultimately be confined to Hell for eternity so Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers against the authorities against the cosmic powers over this present
They were slips of paper that were signed by the pope that forgave someone of sin so they can go to heaven. They were a prime source of income for the church even though it is controversial since the church takes a vow of poverty. The corruption of the church was witnessed by a man named Martin Luther. He became a monk after being struck by lightning. He witnessed the corruption of the church and was strictly against it.
But it has never been accepted as a Christian’s belief. Even though Christianity does not believe in reincarnation but they also believe in the life after death. According to the Bible, everyone exists eternally either in heaven or hell. When you were born, you live your life once. When you are die, you either continue your life after death in either heaven or hell.
It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). When compared with this concept, Portia’s deceitful actions become more egregious, and her motives become more apparently devilish, as she is literally declaring herself as righteous and impartial, but is actually motivated by self interest and deception. Signifying this biblical allusion, Portia assumes the name Balthasar for her disguise, which both functions ironically,
Why did the Second and Third Crusades fail to replicate the resounding success of the First Crusade? For Latin Christians at the time, the answer was obvious: Christian immorality had led God to stop favoring them in battle against the infidels. Upon hearing of the dismal failure of the Second Crusade, one anonymous individual in Würzburg wrote, “God allowed the Western Roman Church, on account of its sins, to be cast down.” Bernard of Clairvaux, the preacher most directly linked to the messaging of the Second Crusade, noted in explaining its failure that, “the Lord, provoked by our sins, gave the appearance of having judged the world prematurely.” While it’s impossible to definitively disprove that God’s hand played a role in the failures of the later crusades, an inspection of available evidence reveals a variety of factors that explain the differing outcomes of the first three crusades. One reason the first crusade succeeded was the disunified state of dar al-islam at the time of the First Crusade. The original 11th-century crusaders were able to exploit these divisions to quickly seize territory in the Levant.
In the New Testament, the same statements about faith are there in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38. You got saved by your faith in Jesus, not by any good deeds or any written laws. As Christians we should live by the faith in Jesus. Martin Luther, the famous monk started his reformation through this verse. Luther was always guilty and very much aware of his sins, which made him fall short from Gods laws.