Khadija Abdulahi God is Able In the book, “Strength to Love” by Martin Luther King Jr, focuses on the problem of racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. King was a leader in the civil rights movement. He used a non-violent tactic from his Christian belief. King argued that the Christian faith is what brings people together and it is key to their freedom. Through King’s teaching we learn his belief that the view and trust you have of God influences human nature.
I’m certain we all have an image of God that becomes the touchstone” (19). Father Boyle is my touchstone. I think of him when I think of God’s work. Father Boyle is living a life Jesus wants us to. He has put himself in danger to help the homies.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Edward Taylor felt strongly in his beliefs of Puritan values and in doing so became a minister of his faith. Before becoming a minister, he believed that he needed to prove his entrance into the religion by expressing his conviction in written form to demonstrate that he was also a “chosen one”. His writings are full of emotion and parities with the bible providing proof of God’s will and love. Taylor wants to show that God is merciful and always the controlling factor in all situations through the Puritan beliefs. The poem "Upon Wedlock and Death of Children" he talks about his love and marriage to his wife and the death of his children.
These, according to Jesus, are the two great commandments given for us to follow. God has given us directives to live by that have nothing to do with a church. Ecclesiastes 12:13 tells us “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man”. Do you see any mention here about any church in the “conclusion of the whole matter”? What do you think the “whole matter” is?
In “The Wars”, Robert is portrayed as a hero, the messiah and the judge, the main role of the “Chosen One,” who believes in honourable things and a man who believes in the full moral of responsibility. However, he is also represented as someone who is kind, a benevolent man who is unsuited for the war where "in such dangerous things as war the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" (1). On the other hand, Robert’s sister Rowena is disabled and bound to a wheelchair, where her character symbolizes innocence and vulnerability. However, she also symbolizes a fallen angel where she falls from her wheelchair, when Robert wasn’t there to witness her last breath “Jesus. She fell.
And where do you find your identity? Everyone's asking the same question and looking for the same answer. How you answer this question, as can be seen through The Separate Peace, is how you will approach life. The only way to find the true answer is through the Truth that God has given us. As believers, we know that our true identity is found in Jesus Christ and God's Word.
In result of his hidden sin, his health and strength has deteriorated. Dimmesdale shouts, “‘... ye, that have loved me!- ye, that have deemed me holy! behold me here, the one sinner of the world!... at whose brand of sin and infamy ye have not shuddered!’” (Hawthorne 196). As Dimmesdale confesses, the town is shocked and does not believe the news; However, Dimmesdale expects a different reaction because he is a man held to high standards..
If our behavior is derived from our worldview, then our faith should impact how we think and our behavior when interacting with others. Christian psychologist David Myers, of Hope College, explains how he integrates his Christian worldview into the world of psychology. Myers explains that, “Believing that in everything we deal with God, and feeling called to worship with our minds, we search Gods world, seeking to discern its truths.” (Myers, 1996). Myers goes on to discuss how it is a religious duty that our faith act as our attitude in everything that we do. Miltenberger says, “Because a behavior is an action, its occurrence can be observed.” (Miltenberger, 2016).
For instance: “breathing English air”, there is no boundaries in air, but he suggests how English air is better than air in any other foreign country. We can sense that he is proud and patriotic. However, Wilfred Owen’s tone is bitter, angry, critical and defiant. There is regret in his voice as he couldn’t have done anything to save his comrade. He dwells on the details of misery, horror and panic to try to impact those who tell the ‘old lie’ -Dulce et decorum est.