These actions do not represent well mannered and civilized Christians. Huck believes that this service is “crazy and wild” thus proving that Christians act like buffoons. The juxtaposition of Huck’s thoughts and the Christian’s action reveal the irony of this situation. Huck, the child, is the only rational one which shows that Christians can not behave reasonable despite them being the adults. This emphasizes the fact that
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
The word light was used by Henry, to show again that his views are like gods, and he is not against them. Extending his use of ethos Henry shows that he is religious and that he is establishing his stand as a Christian. Along with using biblical notes he also used a motif to show that the light is the same as fighting for God 's truth. Throughout the speech, Henry establishes various efforts to connect with his audience. He uses logos to show the convention that he has completed his research and fathoms what he is talking about.
Jesus knew that this was his purpose, furthermore if his father said then it must be done. That is what prompted everyone to conclude that Jesus is Lord. 2. This is a question that comes up, which I don’t get why is hell (fear tactic) used to make others believe. The reason for my beliefs in Christ has never been impediment on the idea of hell, it
3.11 Faith Another of the three theological virtues is faith. The author says that when Christians speak of faith, they mean it on two different levels. First, it signifies simply a belief — accepting the doctrines of Christianity as true — which Christians recognize as a virtue. This belief manifests itself as a part of searching out statements and deciding on the soundness of them. Therefore, if we believe the evidence that supports Christianity is creditable, we say, subsequently, we have faith in this Christian idea; however, our imagination and emotions may cause us to distrust the idea.
However, according to Christians, this may contradict certain aspects of scripture. For example, in the King James bible, James 2:10 says “For whosoever shall keep the law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all” (King James Bible, James. 2.10). Moreover, I also read in the biblical text that God judges those according to their spiritual competence; too much is given much is required. The King James Bible in Luke 12:48 confirms “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
No one could possibly follow the strict regulations of abiding by all the principles of the church without sinning, or giving in to temptation at least once. Sadly, it is in everyone’s nature to violate their religious beliefs whether intentional or not. Although, literary critic Lawson makes one good point, “When he discovers that he is simply another sinner, simply another member of a corrupt race, he loses all dignity, all capacity for moral inquiry…then, for the first and only time in the story, he calls on God for assistance.” (Lawson 9) If there’s one thing that has not changed since the seventeenth century, it is that God is always there in times of
I am not interested in your feelings or your motivation, but your actions” (Act III, p.74). Those actions do not take into consideration temptation. Subjects to temptation defines a misleading character; therefore, the ability to venture away from morals provides a false interpretation. “Temptation, by its very nature, feels wrong. God 's moral law is written in the heart of every human being (Romans 1:20),
Another historian that would offer a argument of what it means to be a Christian historian is Dr. Mike Kugler. Kugler’s stance on being a Christian historian is again, just a little bit different. He says it is to express one’s identification with Jesus by seeking out and researching the forgotten and marginal aspects of history. I don’t know if I quite understand Kugler’s stance. Why must we make such an effort to research and understand the forgotten areas of our historical past?