The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas is dramatically captured through the many writers who attempted to communicate what they saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas.
In Fahrenheit 451, Beatty makes makes an allusion to the New Testament of the Bible. It refers to the story of when Christ walked on water. In the Book of Matthew 14:22-33 Christ sends his disciples in a boat to sail across the Sea of Galilee after feeding the 5000. However, later on the disciplines face a storm. Christ then walks on water to help them. This however frightens them for they think they are encountering a ghost.Jesus then tells them "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." Peter then walked on water with him, and as he was doing so he got scared and began to sink. However, Christ saved him and he began to walk on the water yet again.
I had asked God to show me His love for me like if He needed to prove it. In my questioning and in my doubts, I made it seem as if I didn't trust Him. He took my hand and led me to a crowded street. I could barely see through all the crowd. In the distance I could see that it was He Himself who the crowd was after. He had a crown of thorns on His head, and a cross upon His fragile back. The blood dripped from His body, but none of the ones screaming at Him or spitting on Him seemed to care. They wanted Him dead. I cried out loud, and didn't want to see anymore, but God told me to look at the proof that I wanted to see. I looked at the terrible scene once again, and this time they were nailing Him to the cross. They lifted up the cross,
In today’s Gospel reading we encounter two heart-broken disciples walking to a town called Emmaus. It’s like the psalmist writes, “The cords of death entangled me; the anguish of the grave came upon me; I came to grief and sorrow”(Psalm 116:3). Grief and sorrow. . .In Jesus’ death they lost more than just a friend. They lost their beloved teacher, master, and a whole host of hopes for a new future. For in the death of Jesus they thought their hopes for redemption were utterly lost. We have to remember that the disciples gave up everything for this man who they believed was the Messiah-the one who was going to user in the Kingdom of heaven. Was going to make the world right again...And so for them (and for us) more than a man died on that cross. However, like the disciples we encounter the resurrected Christ. Death did not have the last word.
Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki mentions that the gospel texts reveal about the love of Jesus and the love Jesus calls others to manifest. The scripture texts mention Jesus as one who breaks all walls that divide humans under certain categories or label them with captions. In other words, if we are able to see God’s love manifest in the love of Christ, we would be able to understand the love of God too. On the other hand, Burton Z. Cooper states that “God has acted in Christ to redeem us.” This satisfies Jesus’ claim that our faith in Christ will help us be one in Christ as he is one in the Father, as mentioned in John 14:20.
“The flame consume my dwelling place. / And when I could no longer look, / I blest His name that gave and took” (Bradstreet 69). In “Verses upon the Burning of Our House” and in “from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” the pieces include the observing of God’s hand in daily life in the midst of sin or challenge. Anne Bradstreet wrote “Verses upon the Building of Our House” in the Massachusetts Bay Colony corresponding to the event of her house burning that occurred on July 10, 1666 (“Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)” 68). She immigrated to the Americas from England as a child in the time when belief in Puritanism was overcoming the East coast (“Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)” 68). Leaving England, her family hoped to escape religious oppression and find opportunities to worship freely (“Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)” 68). It is the story of how the burning of her house led her to look heavenward and place her hope in the blessings of the eternities to come (Bradstreet 69-70). On the other hand, “from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is an
As the Epic of Gilgamesh reached its conclusion an alternative ending from the account of Utnapishtim who is a Mesopotamian version of the later biblical Noah tells the story of the gods becoming angry because humans are breeding wildly and sleep is no longer possible due to the “babel”. Therefore the gods agree to exterminate mankind. The Sumerian Enki who is the god of the waters warns Gilgamesh in a dream to ‘tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise worldly goods and save your soul alive. Tear down your house, I say, and build a boat. “ Gilgamesh did exactly that and endured the world flooding for 6 days. During the 7th day the storm stopped and all mankind was dead and he docked his boat on a
"In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for The Lord; make His paths straight.'"
Introduction: For this journal entry, I read the New Testament book of John. The book of John is a gospel and it follows the story of Jesus’ life and ministry. I chose to write this entry over chapters 17-21. I choose these chapters because they fit together as the ending of
Part F Now the boy’s passage begins, carrying a heavy load of obedience, to a strange place. In Abraham’s right hand is the fire of his zeal that consumes, at his left hand is the knife, the will of his spirit to execute the revelation of God’s word (Christ
John is the author of five New Testament books: the gospel of John, three epistles 1, 2, and 3 John and the book of Revelation. John had the benefit to see Jesus talk with Moses and Elijah at the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9). After Jesus went to the cross
After reading the entire Gospel of Mark it stood out to me that Jesus loved so many people no matter the race, condition, or attitude. Jesus is open to cureing everyone who asks for his help. Jesus is so brave for helping those who may even be possessed. In Mark
Everyone knows the gospels are very important to the Catholic Church, But why? We read them at mass every Sunday so they must have a deeper meaning. Well that’s just it. They teach about Jesus’ life on earth, his death and resurrection. They might differ from each other but that is because they were written by four different authors. They’re Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Some of his most trusted apostles. The gospels inform us on Jesus teaching and life. This is why we know the correct way we should live our lives and how to achieve the ultimate goal, heaven.