All the suffering and destruction to Jerusalem has been brought on by God however he was right to do so as the people did not listen to him. Therefore, they brought it upon themselves. “The Lord has rejected all my warriors in the midst of me; he proclaimed a time against me to crush my young men; the Lord has trodden as in a wine press the virgin daughter Judah” (Lamentations 1:15). Another key theme throughout the book is sin. The people were murdered and sent into exile both consequences of their sin because Judah did not obey God.
Nebuchadnezzar, King of the Babylonians eventually conquers Judah and begins to destroy the city and harass the people though exile and heavy taxation (Sweeney,”Habakkuk,” HBC, 739). God had granted the Babylonian Empire the ability to conquer and punish the people of Judah (Matthews, “Habakkuk,” ZIBBC, 167). Yahweh had already decided that Jerusalem would fall into the hands of the Babylonian Empire, therefore the cries of Prophet Habakkuk would not change Jereukusm’s faith. Habakkuk highlights the injustice and suffering of the people and calls God for answers. Yahweh tells Habakkuk that the Babylonians were chosen to extinguish them and that one day the people who remained faithful would gain their justice (Sweeney, “Habakkuk,” HBC, 740).
For example Eli says, "those who keep silent yesterday will keep quiet tomorrow"(Wiesel , Night pg 16).This shows the reader if you do not speak up now, you will never speak up. To go on, he explains if you fail to use your voice, you will never find it. In addition if we neglect to raise our voices it will affect the victims who came before us by tarnishing their memories. Eli went on to state, "to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time" (Wiesel, Night pg 21). This illustrates that not spreading the word of the injustice that was done to these people is like killing their spirit.
The inquisitor is referring to the temptation that Satan offered Christ, and that Christ rejected. The Grand Inquisitor sees Christ’s rejection of the temptations of Satan responsible for placing the liability of free will on mankind and for taking away the comfort of solidity and security. He says when Satan tempted Christ to make bread from stones, Christ should have done so, and should have brought the bread back to the people so that they would follow him in order to win the security of being fed. Christ’s response-that man does not live by bread, but by the word of God-which gives men the freedom to choose whether to follow Christ or not, without buying faith with security. The Grand Inquisitor sees it, Christ has actually done mankind a disservice by keeping people from obtaining security.
In doing this Herod thought he would be certain the newborn king Jesus would die. Herod’s plan failed because an angel warned Joseph to leave Bethlehem and save Jesus. From this story we learn that the sin of jealousy can lead to even greater sin. It is important never to let jealousy into our souls.
At first, when she mentions the “flaming sword,” this could be a reference to the flaming sword God used to banish Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. Also, when Lazarus says “the children of the prophets of the Lord,” she is making a reference to a bible passage in the Old Testament that states that Jews are the prophets/first children of God. She uses these allusions to express her confusion about the situation. She does not understand why the first children of God would be punished and have to endure so much maltreatment. To Jews, God is supposed to be welcoming and loving except when his laws are disobeyed.
When he is being assaulted by the Bacchants Pentheus cries out to his mother “Have pity on me, mother! Don’t kill me for my wrongdoing” . If Dionysos’ intention was to make Pentheus see his own ways then removing his mother from under his spell would have sufficed. The family would have seen the capabilities of the god and worshipped him justly yet, Dionysos continues to allow Agave to murder Pentheus. In the end the family understand the consequences “Now we see, but you are too hard on us ” Making this violence unjustified as his initial intent was to make them learn of his power and then to take violent action if they do not learn.
Hear Him!” He was told not to join any of the churches, for “They were all wrong,” and “They draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.”. He then again forbade Joseph to join with any of them. A few days later Joseph told a Methodist preachers, who was very active in the before mentioned religious excitement; and told him about the vision. The preacher then told joseph saying it was all of the devil, that there were no such things as visions or revelations in these days. After he told the preacher word spread and people thought he lied about it.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 Why is the world so condemning? As the sons’ of man we are bound to be condemned to the gates of Hell, but God’s mercy to send his only son so that we may have eternal life if we believe in him is amazing. We all have fallen short of eternal life and deserve to perish. If God loved the world so much that he would send his only son to save us why can’t we love one another and have mercy for each other, looking over all the bad things that we were all victims of.
The most relevant meaning of Jesus’ death in today’s context is best supported by the representative theory of soteriology, and in order to support that, an in-depth background of the theological and historical reasons of Jesus’ death must be understood. —— Jesus was put to death because he was a revolutionary, a possible Zealot, he used language of kingdoms, and his death was meant to scare other revolutionaries (notes 9/21). His language of kingdoms was interpreted by the Romans because he was not referring to an earthly kingdom, rather he meant the eschatological kingdom of God (notes 9/21). Any possible disruption to the Roman Empire was looked at very suspiciously, so the Romans worried Jesus would try to reestablish God’s kingdom by the ways the Zealots were trying to reestablish the Jewish government, by violent overthrow (9/21). Thus, Jesus was charged by the Romans with claiming to be a king, inciting people to a rebellion, and opposing due honor to Caesar (notes 9/21).
Edwards also says “all you that were never born again, and made new creatures, and raised from being dead in sin. . .are in the hands of and angry God” (Edwards 42). This quote from “Sinners” appeals to the sense of logic because it is cause and effect which makes the reader think of what will happen if they do not choose to follow Christ. Edwards says that it is “nothing of your own, nothing that you have ever done, nothing that you can do, to induce God to spare you one moment” (Edwards 43).
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him.Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! Theypraise your name!” (pg.68) The evidence relates to the topic because they are doubting God 'spower by saying that He is letting people get tortured, gassed, and burned.
Peter then told him that he could not obtain the gift of the spirit through bribery. He tells Simon that he should repent of his sins and hope that the Lord will forgive him. In verse 23 it says, “gall of bitterness” which means to be bold in your anger and disappointment. This suggests that Simon was being immoral and showing resentment openly to all those who were around to hear. After Peter told him to repent Simon then asked Peter to pray for him so that nothing evil would happen to him.
When Zachry’s father and brother were attacked by the Kona, Zachry lied to his fellow Valleymen and said that the Kona had attacked them when he wasn’t there so that he would not look like a coward for not intervening and saving his family. This lie led Zachry to believed that his soul was “half-stoned”, meaning that his chances of being reincarnated as a Valleyman were reduced because he acted like a savage, against Sonmi’s wishes. Zachry did not kill Meronym when Old Georgie tempted him because if he committed murder, he would be going against Sonmi and would be reincarnated as a savage Kona, the worst reincarnation for a Valleyman. The remainder of Zachry’s decisions after lying about the Kona attack were based around proving to Sonmi that he was worthy of being reincarnated as a Valleyman. Sonmi influenced Zachry to do good in life out of his fear of his soul being stoned and him ending up as a Kona in his next life.
Reverend Hale, End of Act 3 I had to leave the anteroom. I could not watch it - the innocent persecuted, their voices silenced. The methodology of that court- the accused were guaranteed death even before they took the stand. Yet Danforth, Harthorne and the townspeople could not see this corruption; even I was unaware ‘til this day. Omnipotent God, how could this happen?