“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book” (Revelation 22.18). As this verse clearly shows, God commands men not to change his word. Contrary to what God commanded, however, many people have tried to distort the Bible from what it truly states, to what they want it to say. For example, the works of a poet named Dante affected the ideas of many men from the time of the Renaissance. Because Dante’s poetry was full of Christian though and terminology, the people of the Renaissance deemed it as Christian theology.
Proctor knew that by confessing, it would only make the court look better but by not confessing, the court would hang him. Proctor begs to Judge Danforth, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(132). Proctor knows that if he signs the confession, there will be a paper about it in the church door. Proctor values his life but, he does not want to be remembered as a liar who is willing to do whatever it takes for his own life.
Even after experiencing the harshness of the situation, some of the Jews still think they can defeat and escape the German Concentration Camps, even though they don’t understand that there is no escaping, and resistance is futile . Rebelling would’ve been the most naive thing to do, since it would’ve failed, and would have had every Jew on that train car killed. This shows that even when the Jews see the reality of the situation, they don 't want to believe it and choose to be optimistic, which could be blamed on their religion, which grants the Jews a very positive and optimistic outcome on living. However, the Jews and Elie’s belief and faith throughout the book slowly dissipates, as they continue living under the control of the Nazis. On the other hand, some
And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.” When first reading this it sounds as if God wants to tear your family apart, but we know that God would never intend this because he tells us to love and care for all. What God really means is that those family members who praise him might be prosecuted by their own
Jonas and The Giver are talking about how there can’t be twins in the community; “The Giver's face took on a solemn look. "I wish they wouldn't do that," he said quietly, almost to himself. "Well, they can't have two identical people around! Think how confusing it would be!" Jonas chuckled.” (146) The community releases the lighter twin of the set because it would be too confusing to have two identical people around and that would make it hard for the people.
Jake grew away from his faith because he was angry with God for his injury from the war and has a hard time accepting that God would let this happen to him. In this scene, Hemingway shows how religion is corrupt when one can be part of the faith and be associated with its morality even if they still do not exercise it currently. This theme is thus developed by the
He believed atheists lacked this. In fact, he supported the ex-communication of atheists. He thought that whatever religion someone was they had to repay God in whatever way. It did not matter how, only that they did give back because humans were in debt to God for the creation of themselves and the things provided to them. Religious people feared death meanwhile Atheist did not.
Hughes assumed that he is going to see Jesus as a real person; However, his aunt wants him to develop a spiritual connection with Jesus. In other words, children take things literal, while adults take things more into consideration dealing with emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Hughes lied to prevent himself being viewed as a disappointment. He didn't want to feel like a embarrassment to his aunt. At the end, Hughes develops guilt as he does not want to tell his aunt the truth.
At the concentration camp, at night some of the other prisoners would talk of God and how He works in mysterious ways. They believed that they were being tested of their faith. Elie had a much different view of God after all he has been through because he "...was not denying His existence, but I doubted his absolute justice"(45). Elie still thought that God existed, but now he did not think God had power over everything. He believed if God had power over everything, then he would have prevented all the evil things that the Nazis did to the Jews and his family.
The fallen have obviously destroyed their credibility with the maker, and apologies and excuses alone will not save them. Continuing with His speech, He explains to His listeners that He wants them to be saved, but by doing so Himself He is against risking the truth of their free will. Basically, God is not so subtly looking for a volunteer to “Die he or justice must, unless for him/ Some other able and as willing to pay/ The rigid satisfaction, death for death” (3.210-212). Acting as all fathers do, He implements the tough love and says that if they’re going to act like that, someone has to take responsibility. And, as God’s creations, the angels are unwilling to suffer for the sins of another.
Edwards has a common theme of bringing up constantly that god is holding them all over a giant pit that leads to hell, “Held in the hand of god, over the pit of hell.” (pg 126), and that if they chose to join the Puritans, they won’t be dropped in. From their different styles, it can be also inferred they also have very different