God Gives Us Free Will Jonathan Edwards preaches that if people follow God and obey him they will experience his great mercy. “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God,” he explains this concept in his sermon. Most people back in 1741 and to this day would be persuaded by his sermon about the Lord because of how passionately and strongly he spoke about his beliefs’. In this sermon Edwards refers to Gods everlasting wrath. He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him.
This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
This choice hinges on God’s first commandment, which is the key to defining sin: “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3). To break this commandment brings the sentence of death.” This can be seen with the character choices I the play. As Everyman travels his journey characters of Fellowship, Kindred, Cousins, and Goods are introduced all of which is perceived to be the items that most men put before a relationship with God. Also, the same is found with Beauty and Strength. Putting these things before God brings death, and that is just what God sends to Everyman in the play.
God loved his creation so much that he sent his only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins to give us eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 King James Version (KJV). Even though He was humiliated and
Seeing that part of Him was separated, He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins to redeem the relationship that once was. Jesus Christ is a man who has baffled and transformed the new age with his life and legacy. The question arose if He is just a man? Many speculated that He was just a prophet who was profoundly inspired with scriptural revelation. The truth is that He actually is the Son of God and everything he did reflected that of the Father, the
This would mean to suggest that one understands the truth about Jesus as not only the Son of God, but in the current context, as one who died for the sins of the world, because God’s love is manifested in him and through his death, and that he is the risen Christ to this day. Furthermore, if one understands Jesus to be alive, he or
The play Everyman requires a Christian audience to be powerful and influential. The reason for that is because the play Everyman represents many of the Christian ideals, such as kindness, loyalty, and charity, which are shown within the Bible. The play begins with the Messenger’s speech. Within his speech, the Messenger says, “You think sin in the beginning full sweet, Which in the end causeth the soul to weep.” This quote incorporates the ideology of eternal suffering as well as the idea of people’s lives coming to an end. After the Messenger ends his speech, God enters angrily as he believes all creatures are unkind to him as they are “Living without dread in worldly prosperity.” The referencing of God as a deity refers back to the religion
PRAYER OF SALVATION: “Lord forgive me for all my sins. I turn away from my old life and come to you now. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for me and was resurrected on the third day to give me eternal life. Jesus, please come into my heart today and be my Lord and Saviour.” Finally, I would encourage you to find a Church where you will be taught to grow in God’s Word and where people will pray with you and encourage you in your new life. Build a net-work of friends who will sustain you with their prayers when you are going through hard times and, no matter how big your problems see, never NEVER give up.
There is always a counterbalance for everything which is why humans were given the freedom to choose whether to follow the good or evil because evil will always exist with good. Therefore, the Word of God plays an important role of determining what is good which Saint Ignatius listened and obeyed throughout his life journey. The movie, Ignacio De Loyola, which portrays Ignatius ' life, has led me to realize as to how God can turn my lowest points into opportunities for Him to reveal Himself as well as how the powers of darkness continues to linger upon the lives of Christians each day. Ignacio de Loyola encountered a desolating experience when he received a fatal injury during the Battle of Pamplona which led him to know about God 's love and to sacrifice his vices and worldly possessions for the glory of God. I was amazed by how God was able to turn his misery into blessings.
Why should Christ died for all when He foreknow and predestined that the atonement would only be effective for some people? God foreknown how we would respond and how we would use our free will and yet why does He still decided to atone those whose heart would not be budged toward Him later? I get the impression that God want to give all of us the same opportunity of salvation because all of us is the same according to God, all of us are His image and creation, and the fulfillment of the salvation will depend on our respond to His calling. So is it possible for the pronounced believers to be the unintended object of salvation plan all along? There is still some part that remain unsolved for me and I am still trying to seek for the
~John 3:16 (NIV)~ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish but have eternal life. Question #2: Have you ever considered the Bible from this perspective before? Answer #2: Since a very young age, I have known that Jesus is the main theme of the Bible and that He died for our salvation. Question #3: How can understanding this big picture help you as you seek to apply scripture to course content? Answer #3: I find that goal setting is