How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Pi and Jesus had many relations as well as the stories about both of them. These relations and Pi’s strong belief in christianity are a main reason he survived. Not only were there all the relations listed above, but there are even more facts to prove this. One is that Christians believe that if you are a follower of christ you will be lead to salvation just like jesus was after his suffering (Carnagie). Pi believed in Christ so he was promised salvation and he got that salvation.
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). Jesus rose from the dead; this is known as the resurrection. The resurrection is “the fulfillment of the promises both of the Old Testament and of Jesus himself during his earthly life” (CCC 652). If the resurrection did not occur, then Christianity is a “fake” or “false” religion. However, if it is true, then Christianity is absolutely real.
Because of the consistencies between these prophets’ strongly emphasized messages, they would add two commandments to the original ten: Repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities and let your actions be filled with good intention and conscious, for any action without any meaning behind it is useless. The first new commandment, repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities, is a common theme found in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. The book of Hosea, for example, is “designed to call upon Israel to return to the Lord” (New Interpreters’ Study Bible, Sweeny 1256). Hosea uses his marriage as a symbol to the people of Israel to reveal that they are straying away from the God that created them.
In “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, he presents a character named R.P. McMurphy. Kesey parodies the biblical figure Christ with McMurphy with subtle references throughout the novel. However, even though he is compared to a Christ symbol that doesn’t mean he behaves like one. McMurphy is seen as a Christ symbol, not only because of references, but because of his gradual self-growth throughout the novel that allows him to embrace his “divinity” and help others. McMurphy is a mockery of the figure Christ because Christ was a humble, charitable, giving, honorable man who was pure and Mcmurphy is the opposite of that.
Though Mark 16:16 states this, there are also other passages in the Bible that may be considered contradictory. Such as Luke 18:16: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Both sides have evidence to believe that one may be truer than the other. In my eyes neither is really wrong. All religious believer
I see the elements of faith, trust, and unity. I chose these because part of faith seems to be hope. Having hope in something or someone such as a higher power. Which is seen in the film with having hope in God. The main character who was leading
He believes a worldview is a story, not simply an order of beliefs. To begin, Godawa makes the seemingly absurd statement that God loves movies . To support this, he continues on to say that God uses signs and wonders to act as visuals much like a movie. 80% of the Bible is story, vision, or narratives . The author uses people such as Jeremiah and Ezekiel as examples for the idea that God appreciates drama.
The psychological function of the texts can also validate the idea of humans being ”good”. When observing human creation and nature, there are two main conflicting views, the Hebrew creation story portrayed in Genesis and the Babylonian myth of Enuma Elish. While the creation story of Genesis and the story of Enuma Elish may have some similarities, they mainly differ in their views of human nature. Heidel belittles resemblance within the stories though with the claim, “Add to this the doctrine that man was created in the image of a holy and righteous God, to be the lord of the earth, the air, and the sea, and …that make all similarities shrink into utter insignificance” (Heidel 140). In the biblical account, mankind is made from dust by God
Another major religious element, I saw was the fact that E.T. had healing powers. In the film, Elliott gets a cut and E.T. heals him with just a touch. He also had other powers, for example, in the film he brought a dead plant back to life, he could manipulate other body to feel what he was feeling (Elliott) and he made Elliott’s bike fly a couple times throughout the film. We all have different beliefs, but if I remember correct Christ had healing powers, as well along with other powers. This was one of the 2nd major religious elements
Religions with common geographic origins have been known to share codes of behavior, views of nature, and reasons for existence. Three great geographic center of religious origins included Southwestern Asia, where Islam, Judaism, and Christianity originated. Also, East Asia, where Confucianism and Taoism originated, and South Asia, which included Hinduism and Buddhism. Religions associated with South West Asia center on a single supreme authority and seem to be less flexible when it comes to interpretation of religion. Religions associated with South Asia and East Asia appear to be more philosophical and focus on relationships with nature and are more flexible when it comes to interpretation.
It also made it seem like Nick and Gatsby were religious people, making them good honest people. Gatsby has the platonic conception that he is the ideal version of himself and he was
A bible verse that often reminds of this message is found in 1 John 1:9; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I believe that the Bible was written by God through others. I believe that it is the word of God and that we were meant to learn it and to live by it. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” showed that the people valued their God most importantly for their God was their only hope in surviving in a new environment. Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was said very seriously and was taken seriously by the people who listened to the sermon. Edwards focused on a lot towards how sinners will be punished by God and will suffer an eternal punishment if they did not change their ways. Qualities shown were very serious and religious to achieve a well functioning society. George Washington’s Rules of Civility were also serious and showed that people must show the qualities of honesty, respectfulness, and self discipline.
Jesus Made in America by Stephen J. Nichols explores the way that American culture has adapted Christ to align with cultural norms rather than to align culture to Jesus of the Bible. The idea is that Jesus will fulfill the needs of Americans based on what they value and want in their spiritual lives, rather than what is Biblical and upright. The book follows American history from the time of the Puritans to present day, looking at issues like Christian music, movies, marketing and politics tackling all of these issues in the terms of when they were popular in Christian culture. Toward the end of their time together Jesus asked his disciple Peter who he would say that Jesus is, Peter replied by saying that Jesus was the Messiah, the one who had come to create a new covenant between