Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31). He was constantly searching for ways to prove the consistency of the Bible, so he could further establish how authoritative it was. Calvin and Luther did not agree on the sacraments or the use of the law, but both were very influential theological figures of the Protestant Reformation and they both claimed that Scripture, not the church, was the true
He showed this to the reader through the use of Christian symbolism and Shakespearean allusions to show that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”. Both happiness and truth are such important parts of a person’s life, and neither one can just be eliminated for the greater good of the other. A utopian society is perfect in every way, shape, and form, so one can not just eliminate such a big part of any community. Ignorance of such a big part of life, such as truth, is dangerous to one's self. Huxley’s final message to the reader is in order to reach that perfect society, people must learn to solve their problems without simply sweeping them under the rug.When people live in ignorance, there is no possibility of peace, and is that a “perfect society” someone would want to live
As a faithful believer, Dimmesdale put all of his heart in to God, but he cannot admit his relationship with Hester. He did not realize his mistake until he talked with Hester at the forest. God plans a perfect place for Dimmesdale to claim his sin, the same place Hester reveal seven years ago. He admit his sin as a winner who fight with sin.Author use irony to show those do not admit sin that sin will reveal no matter how you hide it. “ ‘Thou hast escaped me!"
A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, deals with the essence of humanity and morality. Being difficult topics to grapple with, many turn to a religious perspective to inform their beliefs on these subjects. Burgess himself is a strongly Catholic individual and this ideology shows through in the ideas presented by A Clockwork Orange. The book contains a number of allusions to the Bible, Jesus and God’s intentions for humanity. These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences.
JL Mackie was persuasive in his argument by showing that belief in an almighty God is not rational. He proves this by posing the problem of evil. According to JL Mackie, if God exists and is omniscient, omnipotent, and good then evil would not exist. However, evil exists in this world, sometimes in the form of undeserved suffering (diseases that affect humans, earthquakes, famines ...) and others perpetrated by man (murders, wars ...). If God exists and has the capability to be powerful, good, omniscient and omnipotent, why would he let evil be perpetrated?
Martin Luther lists the Ten Commandments, top among them the commandment against idolatry. Idolatry, according to the book, means having a wrong and false trust which translates to not serving the right God. I find Luther’s interpretation of idolatry insightful, particularly his analysis of the first commandment as demanding sole trust in God without ever seeking any other god. Luther further adds that idolatry goes beyond erecting and worshiping images to trusting, seeking, and pursuance of help and consolation from sources other than God. This interpretation widens the scope of idolatry beyond the common perspective of the practice, an interpretation I find enlightening and which introduces a new dimension to the understanding of the practice of idolatry.
If Jesus was not able to be both man and God at the same time, he would not have the ability to save us from our sins. Only God can save us from enduring hell, but God needed a pure sacrifice, so Jesus stepped in as the ultimate sacrifice. He lived a life fully human, dealing with temptation, hungry, thirst, and weariness. If Jesus was not fully God and human our salvation would not have been
Another Milestone that effects the way we define the notion of “Good and Evil” is largely based on our religion. Therefore, the way we see right from wrong, heaven and hell, light and darkness, Good vs. Evil and God and the Devil comes from the moral criterion that we attempt to apply to our worldviews. However, given the conspicuous contrasts amongst religions, ranging from Christianity to Islam to Judaism. Many people believe that due to the simple fact of religious diversity, this provides the basis to discredit any assumption of moral truths.
If we accept good from God, shall we not accept evil?” (Job 2:9-10) But eventually Job asks God: “Why should the sufferer be born to see the light? Why is life given to men who find it so so bitter?” (Job 3:20) This was the story of Job in the Bible, in which he was given misfortunes in his life after God gave him success. It was a story that has been told again and again when I am young and this made me inquired of myself, if God really exists, that is to say powerful and good, why He did not take away all the bad things in the world and replaced it by good ones? As I become older, my doubts become larger, I started to question the existence of God and I had convinced myself that God does not really exist. Before I start my points in this argument, let me introduce myself to you.
The word of God is the blueprint of our lives. There is nothing that concerns life that is not in the word of God. When we made Jesus our Master, we have allowed Him to determine our lives through His word. In this regard, we need to bring our life in line with the word of God and when we do this, we live in His righteousness. But when we fight against His commandments, we reveal our love for the