Benchmark Assignment: Gospel Essentials This paper will show how the Christian Worldview has been shaped by the sufferings of God, Jesus and man. Man was initially seen to be completely good and through their actions have created the downfall for all of man. This downfall has led to the suffering of all man, which led to the suffering and resurrection of Jesus to erase those sins and gain redemption for all mankind. God In the Bible, God is the ultimate power by which all things were created. He wanted to demonstrate his power to all by calling forth the light, the earth and all creates that dwell on it.
Following the precedent of past Roman emperors, Diocletian presented himself as divine, thus invoking the reverence and loyalty of his subjects (Brownworth 6). However, although pagan citizens readily adapted to this declaration, Christians, due to their monotheistic beliefs, were unable to acknowledge and give sacrifices to Diocletian. Consequently, Diocletian, in what would become one of the most monumental blunders of his career, issued an edict to force Christians to sacrifice to him at the threat of death (6-7). From here, his policy only became more extreme. Christians were persecuted, temples were desecrated, and holy texts were burnt.
This had a massive affect on the colonists of America, due to there spiritual beliefs coming to end for the past century. It not only affected the colonists but contributed greatly to the development of the separation of church and state in America. To elaborate more on these two men, Edwards was the author of the well known sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” which beliefs were established in the paragraph above. Opposite of Edwards, George Whitefield used his gentle voice to gather the colonists attention, and reportedly made listeners stream tears without saying a word . Whitefield preached of how helpless we all are and there is only one way to be saved, which was by the mighty God.
A fight that would show that people have the right to their beliefs and that you can trust that people that are willing to help you will. Christians have always been beaten and killed for their religion, but it seems that now it has become worse than ever. Gerard O’Connell, the author of “When Francis Walks”, quoted
Americans have always been in search for bigger answers to life and seeking spiritual enlightenment. In the 1970’s new religions started to emerge many people flocked to new ideals and beliefs seeking a higher enlightenment. As a result of people searching for the meaning of life or a higher power, religious cults became prevalent in American society in the 1970’s. Most cults have some foundation rooted in a Christian belief for example the Branch Davidians, church leader David Koresh was a former Seventh Day Adventist whose racial views had him removed from the church. Koresh then went on the form the Branch Davidians who was a doomsday cult who preached the world would soon end and Koresh and his followers believed God spoke to directly to him.
You see the amount of sin in the world if you were to watch the news for a couple minutes. It is full of people murdering, raping, and doing immoral things to bring themselves pleasure. When Jesus came to the earth, he became man, but did not become like man. He did not assimilate to the structure of society, but instead challenged others to follow him and change their lives for the better. That is what God is calling us towards today.
But the greatest thing this man did was write the 95 theses. These stopped the tyrants of the church in their tracks and paved a new route for the Protestant Reformation to begin. He had become the savior of religion. He helped hundreds if not thousands of people find God without having to pay a toll. People could now fix their fate and create their own through the bible, and not through a man who claimed to be God himself.
Native people in general were seen as heathens; uncivilized, savage people who practiced human sacrifice. Christianity was the only way to make uncivilized people civilized, through the belief of their God. Not thinking that these people had their own gods they prayed to, forcing a religion on someone who not only doesn’t understand you and inevitably can’t say no to, in itself is a conquering of people. Cortés and his soldiers in hopes of gaining allies to help defeat Montezuma II, went village to village spreading Christianity to create this idea of brotherhood. (Diaz, 144,191) Anyone who didn’t follow order was usually killed, for example on the march to Mexico when Cortes finds out that some of the caciques and papas were secretly betraying him he killed several of them.
The KKK was flourishing because they got a new founder, then they got a new leader and that is when they took off. They believe in White and christian supremacy. They thought that everyone had to be christian, and they believed that blacks did not deserve to do the same thing as the whites to any degree. What they did is hung and beat people who were their targets. Also they broke windows with bricks and burned the houses of the targets.
Caesar is killed by conspirators who wanted freedom, liberty, and democracy. Though Caesar had ruled well, he wanted to be crowned and was ambitious. Caesar was killed because he was the one whose “abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power” (2.1.18, 19). But Brutus thought that “when he once attains the upmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back” (2.1.24, 25). But Caesar loved the Romans according to what Antony spoke about Caesar 's death, “when that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept” (3.2.89).
We are so used to the drama and tragedy of today’s culture, that we have to adjust already amazing stories to fit the our need. We see a contrast in religion and how Christianity is introduced to an uncivilized group of people and how quickly people are willing to turn against something they have believed their entire lives in order to feel safe. We end up seeing the height of Beowulf’s growth at the end when he builds a memorial for Grendel, in order to end the cycle that began when Grendel’s father was murdered. In all we see a lot of contrasting ideas of culture from then to now and we see how much our society has changed over
The time period Paul described in Romans 1-8 was filled with decadence, depravity, and self-righteousness and can easily be viewed in today’s world. This is evident with the numerous “religions” and beliefs that appear on a regular basis similar to the Romans with all the pagan Gods of those conquered. Paul preached to the Romans about Christian life as it refers to their world view and actions. In particular, the world had strayed from the teachings of its creator and savior in regards to the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture amongst others. The Natural World In the context of biblical world view, the description of the natural world begins in the first lines of the Bible “In the beginning, God created the
The Romans would live their daily life of what God says. Everything that happened to you was because God made it happen. Charlemagne was a huge influence on the bringing of Christianity. He did torture or kill you if you didn’t believe in Christianity (until you did). If you disobeyed the church you would be punished.
Numerous people believe that having “In God we Trust” on American currency imposes Christianity on the American Citizens and takes away their right, but these sayings is what lead America to becoming the great country it is today. By keeping God on the American currency and in the national pledge, it will aid as a reminder on how our nation began. Having “In God we Trust” is one of the most controversial topics when discussing religion and the government. Having those four words, represents more than just trusting in God, it serves as a remembrance of what our nation was and how it became the country everyone fancies. This phrase has been a part of America since it was founded.
People want to be that believer that will be saved from Jesus Christ and be sent up to heaven to not have to bear with the years of destruction that many non-believers have to face. The Rapture returns all believers in Christ from the Earth which is described in the bible by 1Thessaloinians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54. The second coming is when Jesus returns to defeat the Antichrist and destroy Evil which is described in the bible in Revelation 19:11-16. Either way this sounds like a waiting game for many Christians and many non-believers because basically we could wake up tomorrow with friends and family who have disappeared and others are left on earth with the wonder and thought of what’s going to happen to them. I don’t judge those who are religious and I definitely don’t want to put anything on the back burner but personally I don’t know how I feel about the Rapture.