Even worst than lying and pretending to be other than oneself, is acting as if one is not conscious of the sin one is committing. Mark Twain writes a lot about religious hypocrisy in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and this might be a reference to the society he has lived in. In the society that Twain writes about, people are mostly Christian. How come despite their faithfulness, the period in which the story takes place is characterized by one of the cruelest marks in the
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
One last Christian aspect elaborated on in the book is how society needs to care for the common welfare rather than their own selfish wants. God teaches us all about these principles in the Bible and they all apply to us in modern-day life as well as back when “A Christmas Carol” was set. The first principle that is a crossover between “A Christmas Carol” and God’s teachings is how people can change their life around from heading straight to failure to a joyful life and an abounding future through seeking forgiveness. Scrooge doesn’t see this very quickly in the book, but he slowly develops knowledge of what it will take to reverse what he has done wrong throughout his life. The book and the Christian point-of-view have different views on how this reversal of someone’s future can happen, but the general idea of how it can happen for someone is the same, forgiveness.
John’s willingness to partake in devilish temptation proves his incrimination in some form of witchcraft or another: perhaps his adulterous ways were simply a metaphor for conspiring with the devil himself. Sin, desecration, scandal-- are they not all condemned by the Christian faith? And if witchcraft is condemned as well, are the two inadvertently related? Perhaps the overlying double meaning of The Crucible plot is that sin of any kind will be brought to light eventually. The corrupted man that is John Proctor is an ideal personification of the Christian concept that salvation and forgiveness of sin is the guiding light of mankind, and will save even those who rebuke God’s word in the name of repenting their actions.
The scripture of Exorcisms says “ What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits and they come out” ( Lk 4:31-37). The miracle accomplished the strength of Jesus over evil and that people can get help. Everyone will get tempted but they just have to trust in Jesus that they will find a way to fight it
The reason is that “Merry Christmas” associates with Christians only. In my opinion, I can foresee a time when evangelism could be banned in public spaces all in the name of fairness, inclusiveness, and multiculturalism. The Fathers’ evangelism faced the difficulty of war between native tribes, tortured, and martyred. We, as descendants of those Fathers in Christ, are facing the difficulties of individualism and multiculturalism in evangelism in the present day. The Fathers kept their faith and fulfilled God’s will in the past.
At the same time, the behavior of a religious person cannot be defined only by the contents of his religion, otherwise every its follower would be the same (Norenzayan, 2013). This is why the scientific research of Christianity seems to us more efficient: its dogma is based on prosocial ideals, naturally accepted and encouraged by society (which possibly could emerge due to the appearance of Christianity in the first place, but that is a discussion for a philosophic study). Because of distinct prosocial nature of Christian beliefs, we can more clearly observe the factors that modify these beliefs, as they have a lesser range of interpretations. This range became narrower with the arrival of Reformation and overall improvement in public education, as the abuse of religious power and beliefs decreased (Cameron, 2012). Even without a well-defined moral ideals
The Crusades were carried out as a response to the vandalism of the Christian shrines, destruction of churches and persecution of Christians in Holy Land. The paper shall show that the Crusades were a form of Salvation for the Christians. A Crusade was thought to be legitimate and had to meet a specific criteria. A person never entered into the Crusade for just self-aggrandizement since they ought to have legal and sound reasons. The Crusades were waged for the role of repelling injury or violence and the imposition of justice on the wrongdoers.
The rewards of sin and righteousness There is a little spiritual secret I want to share with you. If you want to take it for granted you will pay the price of doing so. This secret has something to do with the reason Jesus urges us to be birthed by God so that we may walk in His righteousness. He urges us to be the children of the Light so that we may overcome all the difficulties of life. There is a spiritual protocol that deals with sin and righteousness.
Christians meeting together constitute a church. I am not condoning error but if you have an opportunity to take the word via preaching, a Bible study, leading young people’s meetings, then GO, even if the Christians are in error. Make sure your theological muscles are strong. A great mission field is the modern day evangelical church. I know people who know they are being dished up a very superficial meal yet they cannot quite put their finger on the problem.