To understand why Jesus had to suffer for our sins it is important to realize that the result of the cross is ultimately forgiveness, or taking someone’s debt upon oneself. God’s nature is more complicate than many people believe. He is willing to forgive but not push aside the issue and ignore it because he is merciful but also
Habakkuk highlights the injustice that arises from God’s decision to allow evil to oppress the righteous. The revelation though God’s divine punishment and unforeseen promise ensured an everlasting faithfulness and trust between Yahweh and the people of Judah. The recollection and trust embodied in Habakkuk’s prayer allows for a remembrance of God’s covenant and faithfulness for his people. Habakkuk’s prayer questions God’s decision of succumbing the righteous to evil. The unforeseen plan set by God examines the faithfulness of the people as they rely only on their trust in God’s promise of delivering justice to their oppressors.
Even after Basil heard rumors of Dorian’s horrible ways he did not give up on his perfect image of him. He saw Dorian one ill-fated night on his way to the train and was finally faced head on with what Dorian had done. “It is never too late, Dorian. Let us kneel down and try if we cannot remember a prayer. Isn’t there a verse somewhere, ‘Though your sins be as scarlet, yet I will make them white as snow?’” Basil attempts desperately to lead Dorian to decency, to hold onto the perfect image of Dorian, being the one and only force of goodness in his life.
Unfortunately, everyone continued to sin, but God forgave time and time again, and always created a new covenant with them. God wanted his people to be happy forever, he wanted to erase the sin of the first human beings and all who came after them. This is God’s plan of salvation, and the path he walks with us is called salvation history. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God made a new and promising covenant with his people that from that moment on, it
He also tells him the one of Christian philosophy:”… that wealth, accumulated through the grace of God, must be shared unselfishly.” This is used to remind Beowulf of himself, and his pride. Throughout the story, at times he shows too much pride and forgets about God. Through the story Beowulf acknowledges God as his protector. When Beowulf compares his battle with Grendel 's mother, he states that, "The fight would
They wanted more acceptance from the church, they wanted to be praised by men. If they didn't commit the sin they will still have the mindset of wanting more for themselves rather than focusing on God and repent. Which is a lesson for all of us today that lying to the Holy Spirit or God is a serious offence. Christians or non Christians, we suffer the consequence of sin because God cannot be with Sin. They cannot mix.
“A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make himself look bad to if he can” by William Hazlitt. One of the main ideas from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer hypocrites. There Are Said so that way because they do not practice what they preach or they lie to people and tell them the contrary of what the bible (in the Christian religion says to do). Some synonyms for the word hypocrite are pretender, deceiver, liar, fraud and phony.
We can always refer back to the Christians during this time for guidance. Marcus is the perfect representation of new Christians or people who are experiencing confusion. Although in the end we discover that he is a protagonist, in the beginning marcus was perceived to be a selfish man. He originally judge Lygia for believing in what he thought was nonsense. An specific example would be when Lygia mentions God being in her heart and Marcus telling her to replace God with him.
“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them” (Proverbs 24:17-19, NIV). How do you as a Christian balance the competitive spirit with Scripture that tells us not to rejoice when we see our opponent fall? To answer the question, “How do I as a Christian balance the competitive spirit with Scripture that tells me not to rejoice when I see my opponent fall?” After pondering this question, I must admit that I have been guilty when hearing that something may have happened to someone who has done spiteful things towards me and I must admit that I have been guilty of rejoicing in their downfall. This is what I find myself saying that they got what they had coming to them.
When people are concerned more with their families, friends, beauty, strength, and worldly possessions than with pleasing God He will declare depart from me (unto death?). With faith and believing in the words of the Bible man can be saved, and acquire a desire to complete good deeds. As Everyman is forsaken by his Kindred, Cousins, Goods, and Fellowship he begins to gain Knowledge and learns of Confession and this causes his Good Deeds to become stronger meaning he gains a desire to complete Good Deeds and please God. In the end one can only take good deeds with them when judged by God. Good deeds do not give Christians salvation.
We have all be taught Matthew 18:15-17 protocol if the situation should arise. “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector” (NIV).