To not compare yourself to anyone for you should be responsible for yourself. Those who are taught the word of God should go out and tell others. As for the law, Paul recaps his message in short that “It doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.”12 The main purpose of Paul writing the book of Galatians is to settle the dispute that the Gentile Christians had to be circumcised in order to be saved. Paul writes his letter to the people of Galatia to remind them that the law of Moses died on the cross with Jesus.
His crucifixion forms the peak of the hope of human history and the point of focus in the new testament gospel, where the use it as the main theme of their preaching. Apostle Paul points to this suffering of Christ in 1 Corinthians 2:2 by stating that his aim as to know "Jesus Christ and him crucified." Through the suffering of Christ, the hope of humanity being made right with God was renewed, and death lost its effect on believers. This essay looks at the passion of Christ. Christ’s suffering is not an imaginary story but a real experience.
Once again, he asks what he has to do with Tirzah, representing the mortality that is born from the original sin, if the death of Jesus set him free from this through redeeming mankind. Through relating mortality, as it was created by the original sin committed by Adam and Eve, to both the Last Judgment and the Jesus’ sacrifice for man’s redemption, it could be argued that the speaker establishes that he
The next point in which Nwoye seeks for a new him in his christianity life where Okonkwo almost loses it with him. But because of Okonkwo’s authority it’s extremely hard for him to direct his own son in the right direction away from the disgraceful religion. At first when the missionaries migrate to Mbanta Nwoye almost has to join this new religion because his faith has been weeknd. Long after Ikemefuna 's death as Nwoye tries to cope about his death. But he realizes Okonkwo his dad betrayed him by killing his adopted brother.
Dorian blames Basil for his sins, and Basil essentially dies for Dorian’s sins. This is likened in the Bible because Jesus Christ “was delivered over to death for our sins” (Romans 4:25). The aptitude of self-sacrifice is perhaps the most prime characteristics of God, and as Basil displays this quality it makes him godlike. Basil loves Dorian despite everything, and it physically hurts him to see how his pure creation has been altered, how his muse has been changed. Even when it seems that all is lost, Basil begs Dorian to “Pray” and to repeat the verse from the Bible that says, “‘Though our sins be as scarlet, yet I will make them white as snow’” (Wilde 162).
For the faithful Jew, the place to celebrate the great moments of their faith was Jerusalem. In the Jewish liturgical year, the Passover was unsurpassed; little wonder Jesus was there. Jerusalem was also the centre of power – religious and secular; events here have an altogether greater significance. The author places “The Cleansing of the Temple” at this point in his Gospel – it is a very different account from what we read in the other Gospels. Jesus goes up to Jerusalem as an individual (The “Entry into Jerusalem” is told later); his response to what he sees is powerful and prophetic: prophetic, because it stood in the tradition of the prophets of old, who challenged the authorities of their day, and said, ‘Thus says the Lord;’ his action in driving out the commercial and sacrificial clutter with a whip was a judgement on everything he found: ‘How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!’ The Temple was the centre of the religious life of the people; this was the place which existed to enable the people to live closely with their God – it had a sacrifice for every occasion – but it had been blind to his coming, and unaware of his presence.
The Apostle Paul loved these people, for they were his very own, and he longed for their salvation in Christ. Here in this contemplation based on Romans 10:1-21, he is outlining to them, as he has done elsewhere, God’s redemption plan for the Jew and the entire world based not on conformity to The Law but on the work and person of Jesus Christ. In the entire Bible it is pellucid clear that salvation is the work of God alone and, despite the Calvinism / Arminianism divide, man can do nothing to contribute to his own salvation, hence “All our righteousness are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64: 6b). No matter how good you are, or the amount of good work you do, you can never earn salvation. Salvation comes by accepting Jesus Christ by faith as provided for in God’s redemption plan.
The English word ‘Atonement’ originally meant “at-one-ment”, in harmony with someone, according to the Church. When we commit a sin, we break our bond of ‘one-ness’ with God. In order to make amends with God, we need to ‘at-one’ ourselves, in Christian philosophy. Christians have been using different metaphors and examples to express how atonement might work. However this is just one way of understanding how sin is committed, and how atonement is done.
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
As we know Jonah was commanded to go and preach to the Ninevites, Israel's worst enemies, so that they’ll be saved from destruction. But it almost seems like Jonah wanted to see the Ninevites destroyed, but God was compassionate towards them when they repented. The book ends with a theme that Salvation can be given to anyone who accepts God and repents. We should understand that God is not just a Creator but he is still creating and everyone in this world is part of his creation and they play their own unique role in the kingdom of God. Johannes Verkuyl says "If a person draws his lifeblood from the one greater than Jonah and yet declines to spread the Good News among others, he in effect is sabotaging the aims of God himself.