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. In other words, from the inception of our existence, we were
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).” Dante’s expression is that despite our sinful ways God is willing and able to deliver us.
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”.
Jewel will be Addie’s salvation. Christ is the salvation of man. 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.
As we can see clearly in the lives of the saints, whatever sufferings come to them, they see and unite them with the suffering of Christ, who accepted the death on the cross. This co-existence of evil and suffering remain until the last days of our life. Pope John Paul II
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. The White Witch symbolizes all the evil that reigns over Narnia.
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