St. Teresa can be seen as modest of her experiences with God and wants to take the story seriously and would not want to undermine her project by presenting it in a true light. It is difficult for people to discuss a topic like mysticism since it is a field in which nearly all people have little or no experience in. Therefore, someone may expect self-correction from a person who had an experience of the divine because they, in fact, may be unsure of themselves about an intense experience. A reader may want to take a step back and look at St. Teresa’s self-correction as see it in a positive light. There are several possible reasons why Teresa may be constantly correcting herself throughout her work.
In other words, what specific characteristics of the pious/god-loved acts specifically makes the act pious/god-loved. The answer to this should be that the reason the act is pious will differ on a case to case basis such as they do to individual humans. One doesn’t love everything that they love for the same reason. Someone may love the beach because they find it beautiful and love their brother because of the connection that has been fostered between the two. This answer will not satisfy Socrates, promoting further questions of the underlying cause of the love.
There’s a difference between making a decision for the better good and because it supports a certain belief. For instance, one person’s beliefs may benefit him/her but put someone else at risk. In Huck Finn’s case, he is forced to protect and lie for Jim despite it putting himself at risk as well. His decision, in turn, makes him care for Jim as a person and become more humane. It’s hard for close-minded people to change their opinions, and the same goes for Huck Finn.
Personally, I think this to be true. What my beliefs of love are may not be the same beliefs of others. In my eyes, my love can be a good love, and in others, my love could be an obsessive love that leads to badness. This is why for Socrates, a lover searches for what is good for them, because each person has their own meaning of love; this is called the ladder of love. Love seeks wisdom and one cannot desire wisdom if we find it unnecessary.
During the Puritan time they were reliant on God to do well, they feared their consequences falling into Hell’s fiery pits if they did not please God (Lawson “Puritan Background). However, the Humanists believed differently, they emphasized what the man can do himself and for others; this is how they please God (Lawson “The Revolutionary Period and the Age of Reason Background”). In present day, it seems that humanity does good deeds to help make a better world; however, people can be selfish and afraid of consequences that make them do well for themselves in certain situations.
As the governing boards, both the pastor and deacons must be on one accord with the pastor leading and all other existing ministries and auxiliaries following. Prayer is a vital way that a deacon can support his pastor and always creating a spirit of unity in the church. This is vital because it is not the pastors job to do everything. The pastors job is to set an order that pleases God. By doing this with the aid of the holy spirit and living according to Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4, and 2 Peter 1:3-11 he will promote spiritual growth throughout the congregation and
They justify this action by saying that they are protecting people they love from the truth; though I don’t think this is a useful action since the truth always comes out. Since the modern days have changed, people lie to others to hide a truth, to seem more interesting, to hide fears and manipulate. This may be caused by insecurity or other personal factors. Honesty is an important value for our society to be in harmony. Humans are not able to love if we are not honest.
All humans should be more altruistic than egoistic, because altruism allows people to be compassionate and to serve those in need. While egoism motivates people to have high expectations, and make people want to be successful. Both altruism and egoism play significant roles in our lives, but having too much of either altruism or egoism leads to the loss of humanity. Ayn Rand is inhumane, because she is an egoist therefore she doesn’t care about those in need, instead she only cares about her expectations and her success. Altruism makes people compassionate, because altruist value service, charity, and selflessness.
If you get your love, then the journey becomes heaven, otherwise, it becomes hell. Ask those who didn't get their love due to stupid reasons and left everything by saying that love demands pain. Love could be one sided, but what about that person who is sacrificing everything for another person who would never get to know about the real state of one who is sacrificing. This is a real face of love. It's heart-wrenching that mostly you won't get that person with whom you're in love and have to smile so that the other person can move on.
The opposite of self-esteem is Yahweh esteem. Yahweh esteem loves Yahweh and seeing our self as Yahweh sees us. He calls us to humble our self; that is hard to do if we are focusing on loving our self. If we focus on loving ourselves then we take that love away from Yahweh. We make ourselves an elohim if we esteem our life more highly than it should be.
Smith presents an excellent reminder to preachers that their duty must be to respect God’s word and unite it with his assembly. The preacher must let the scripture characterize the doctrine and express it in a manner that influences the hearer. Doctrine eventually must inspire our living. Smith provides a lot of examples of this within and even concludes the book with two example sermons that puts what he framed in the rest of the book to practice. The preacher has to be an exegetical escort guiding his people into the proximity of God.