(DesiringGod) But we all automatically became sinful because of Adam’s sin. A Bible character, Paul, said “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…” (The Holy Bible, Ephesians 2:1-2) This shows that Christians believe that everyone were born sinners but after accepting Christ as their Savior they are then cleansed.
Why should Christ died for all when He foreknow and predestined that the atonement would only be effective for some people? God foreknown how we would respond and how we would use our free will and yet why does He still decided to atone those whose heart would not be budged toward Him later? I get the impression that God want to give all of us the same opportunity of salvation because all of us is the same according to God, all of us are His image and creation, and the fulfillment of the salvation will depend on our respond to His calling. So is it possible for the pronounced believers to be the unintended object of salvation plan all along? There is still some part that remain unsolved for me and I am still trying to seek for the
Virgil is a metaphor of Jesus who comes to rescue us from the dark place of sin and damnation to a life of victory in him. God was moved with compassion for mankind and sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world. Contrary to the way the world views heroism Dante displays heroic behavior when he realized that despite his own sense of unworthiness he needed God to be victorious. The Christian view of heroism is unlike the classical view because a depend totally on God to deliver and rescue us from our circumstances and sin. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, New International Version).”
Beaver gave an accurate representation of Aslan in the book as he described him as not being safe, but still being good. We have established that his role in the story is to be the savior to all of Narnia and to deliver them from evil. We identified Aslan’s fictional character to be the representation of Jesus Christ and determined that this was accurately and profoundly portrayed throughout The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. C. S. Lewis was able to take Jesus Christ and accurately portray him as a fictional character in a children’s novel in a profound and powerful fashion that it will continue to impact many more generations to
But, due to their unbelief they were cut off so that God could provoke them to jealousy. Instead, gentiles (referred to in this passage as the wild olives) were grafted in to draw from the rich nutrients of the Abrahamic covenant. Hence, the Apostle Paul assured the believing Galatians, “And if ye [be] Christ’s (by your faith in His redemptive work of the cross), then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29; Author’s
Albans Psalter, foretells that those who are holy shall be preserved forever, and the unjust shall be punished and the seed of the wicked shall perish. The image of Christ passing judgment is incorporated into an illuminated header, and is inserted into the center of the folio surrounded by text on its top half, bottom half, and on the images righthand side. The header is beautifully illuminated with colors of crimson, gold, blue, green, orange, and white. Christ is displayed looking down upon three figures, directing one of the figures with a rod. This rod signifies Christ’s judgment and its use to literally direct one of the men “With the lord the step of man shall be directed”.
Cora believes that Addie: “had closed her heart to god and set that selfish mortal boy in His place”(168). Jewel is the center of Addie’s world and of her religion. He is Jesus Christ. He has suffered for the sin of his mother because he was born out of that sin: “[Whitefield] was the instrument ordained by God who created the sin, to
1.3 Is the suffering good? Normally, suffering is considered as bad in the sense that if there is no suffering, the human life be better than the present situation. So suffering in human life, in itself gives a negative connation, because sufferings are evil in itself. And no one really and voluntarily accepts suffering.
TREACHING THEOLOGICAL CONCLUSION BRS 124 ESSAY ACTS 17 vs.16-34 In this passage of Acts of the Apostles indicates the journey of Paul to the place called Athens. Paul was an educated follower of Jesus Christ and is the author of many epistles in the bible and individual letters like Philemon. Now in this passage we heard about his journey to Athens or city of idol worshipers. The city of Athens was full with idols because the Athens was worshiping unknown God every day.
Aslan is too good not to be true — because he is the truth. The secret of Aslan is the glory of Christ. (Mathis) As people can see, Lewis always retains a reason for what he does. The little assets like the references to Christ in Lewis’s stories hold a significant impact on the reader.
Whatever it maybe, there’s sure going to be a consequence right along with it. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” combines the ideal beliefs that any Christian lives by and that’s the guilt of committing a sin. We live by the absolute horrifying penalty of going to hell, for the only god to judge us. In order to prevent this we have to obey his law and practice it. History has displayed countless amounts of times were the fear of hell has made us absolutely, earn a one way ticket there.
Foremost, Edwards has a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone. For example, “A day where in Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners”. This reveals that God can only give sinners second chances