Edwards fear to be a motivator in converting to Puritanism. He also describes the plights of those who didn't listen to their fear of God, but lived otherwise unobjectionable lives. The audience is meant to feel sympathy for them. "What would not these poor damned hopeless souls give for one day's opportunity such as you know enjoy!" The audience is meant to want to convert for themselves, but also their lost loved ones who did not get the same chance.
The cross that Christ was crucified on symbolises a heavy responsibility, a burden that he accepts and willingly sacrifices himself for. It demonstrates the strength of unconditional love as Jesus does not expect anything in return, irrespective of how he has been treated by the people he loved. He still loved them freely, and was ready to die for them. Conditional love from Gatsby on the other hand, has concluded in Gatsby’s death, an outcome he might not have been ready for. While Gatsby was willing to take on Daisy’s crime upon himself, “but of course I’ll say I was” (Page 114), it is not conclusive if Gatsby was willing to go to the extent of sacrificing his life to keep Daisy’s crime a secret.
I think that Martin Luther’s life and accomplishments have had the greatest impact on our modern world. “Martin Luther began the Reformation in the early sixteenth century” (171-174). He also wrote the 95 thesis. Without Martin Luther today may not be anything like it is, everyone may have had to be only one religion, people may not have been able to express their feeling the way we can now. “By 1520 Luther had begun to move toward a more definite break with the Catholic Church” (174).
The Misfit intentionally committed the sins because he figured God would not want him to be his prophet if he was not perfect. Even though the story does not go into detail about prophecy, the Misfit was supposed to be a prophet. The Misfit could not hide from God any longer because of the grandmother. Even though repentance and forgiveness are not mentioned in the story, it still took place. Repentance and forgiveness took place because when Jesus died on the cross society was cleansed of all sins.
However, if mental love chooses to turn towards evil, then it is turning against God. “As long as it’s directed toward the First Good… those whom He made have worked against their Maker.” (Purg. 17. 97-102) However, to direct mental love towards the First good can never be easy, for mental love involves the free will, and man’s free will always has that tendency to turn towards evil than what is really
People thought “Fear God, Honor the King.” (Document 5) It meant that people should have faith in their Kings and fear the course that God has set for them. They believed that monarchs were sent to do the good deeds of god and that using their power for evil was a horrible sin. The honor and faith the people had for the rulers was another key factor that leads to the success of absolutism. Without their faith, many of the accomplishments of these monarchs would never have been
Priestly adds, “If we deduct from nationalism all that is has borrowed or stolen from regionalism, what remains is rubbish” (283). Older generations have grown up with a preconceived idea of what being nationalist meant without realizing that the term was being used in the wrong demeanor making it useless and unsuitable to sustain a healthy nation. Furthermore, younger generations are seeing and perceiving this wrongful way of thinking more than ever and are taking a stand against it. A Times magazine article appropriately titled “The Kids Are All Left” reads, “But age is just a number, as they say. Millennials prize diversity and tolerance more
Many of which include the people who I love and cherish, which seems a little bit out of the ordinary considering they are very important to me and my life. As Christians we are called to this earth to bring the sinners, wicked, unwanted, and unreached people to Christ. In 1 Corinthians 13:1 it says – If I could speak all the languages of the earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. We are to allow God to take them away
Even if it means letting innocent people die for crimes they did not do. Arthur Miller makes it clear that having a good name is more important that the truth, Proctor, Parris, and Danforth all decided their name and reputation was more important than the lives of innocent people. Their decisions went deeper and deeper and made things get worse. Having a good name effected how Proctor acted because he doesn 't want to tell the truth about things he knows just to keep his name. Reputation effects Parris because, he doesn 't want to go against the bible and be accused of working with the devil.
Wigglesworth 's vivid representation children and infants characterizes the inflexible doctrine of Calvinism. Some believe, the purpose of the poem is to be a reminder to those who are not close to God anymore. There are many different opinions and takes on Wigglesworth 's poem. "Day of Doom" discusses a theme of perdition. Salvation is preservation from harm, while perdition means eternal punishment.