He demonstrates these points by echoing the bible by stating: “he perform this out of the same affection which makes him careful of his own goods, according to the words of our Savior (from Matthew 7:12), whatsoever ye would that men should do to you.” Winthrop claimed that the attributes of justice and mercy are two rules that walk toward one another. He wanted Puritans to show mercy to someone in distress and do justice to a poor man. Winthrop essentially uses these two traits because they are easily recognizable references from the Bible. Using biblical references and exploiting emphasis on God’s laws Winthrop is merely trying to gain public support to unify the
In my opinion, I believe that John Winthrop is trying to explain that inequality is a fact of nature that should be accepted by all. I say this because when reading "A Model of Christian Charity" he is always explaining no matter what class or if this person is an enemy we should be treating them with respect and taking care of them if they are in need. This goes for the wealthy helping with the poor and vice versa. He portrays in his writing that at any time someone might need help from another being, and this will keep people closer together no matter what status. I do feel that these views are applicable in America today especially with what the world is going through with race today.
His mission to the nations compared to God’s mission to Hindus today. God’s mission is often described as His desire to bless humanity through His work of salvation or redemption. We can see in Genesis 12, there is specify promise of blessing for the “nations”, which was actually started from Genesis 10. The nation forgot the real God and they started worshiping the idols and the created. But Bible indicates although Abraham family also had in idol worshiper he decided to follow the true God.
3:16-17). Baxter correctly highlighted the primary duty of minister in correcting those disobedience or rebellious flock – “To bring your people to submit to this course of private catechizing or instruction; for, if they will not come to you, or allow you to come to them, what good can they receive?” However, when we look at today’s congregation, especially old believers, their mindset had changed – though at the beginning of salvation, they humbly followed all the minister’s instructions diligently for their soul’s healing, but after sometimes, they hardened their heart to any kind of pastoral treatment as though they are superior than their shepherd. They will not come to us and will not allow us to come to
However, it seems the ninety-nine are more valuable than the lost one. According to the Gospel, Jesus asked, “which one of you having a hundred sheep, and losing one of them, does not have the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?” this comparison was significant for tax collectors, who thought themselves sinners, it shows God’s mercy over everybody even sinners. They are valuable in the sight of God, and God cares about them, whatever their sins were, whenever they did it. In addition, Jesus implies a new idea about intention and how it is more important than what someone have done through his life.
They began to doubt. Meanwhile, under persecution for a long time, to the Christian, the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love gradually increased which affected their behaviors. They did not care about the persecution, and spread their beliefs to them and gave them a lot of comfort and salvation, convincing more people became the Christians. They believed the plague was the God’s punishment and they would have a next better
The sermon begins with an introduction to the story of Peter Healing a Lame Beggar and emphasizes on Acts 3:1-8. Bishop Jakes discusses that the man in the story was only expecting to receive something, no matter what it was, as long as it was something. He then goes into how people are afraid of disappointment, how to have the courage to raise your expectations, and how to break your patterns. He describes how the environment you are in can affect your success and how it’s beneficial to surround yourself with others who are better and who have different things than you do. To be able to want better and receive better, you have to surround yourself with better.
Only if we love the others in the same way Jesus loved us, will there be a type of love that is truly unconditional and selfless. Jesus came to serve the others rather than to be served by others, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
For example, if you want to see good things do good things like helping the less fortunate and eventually it will become like a domino effect and will teach other to do the same. You could show your Religious voice in the world by helping others who are sick or poor, caring for others, Talking to others and letting them know you are there to help or doing random acts of kindness. I will challenge myself to be a Religious Voice in the world by going out of my way to show my support for others who need it. I will try to become a better person by doing these acts of kindness and hopefully my helping others will spread and help to really manifest the Catholic Social teachings. Thank you for
Compassion plays an important role in our daily lives. It allows us to show love to others through acts of kindness. Anyone can demonstrate compassion, but true Christians show it the best. Mark 6:34 says, “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.”