I think that Mary Rowlandson 's accounts did support Puritan beliefs. She quotes many scriptures throughout the reading. Among these is 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads "And he said unto me, my Grace is sufficient for thee"(Perkins and Perkins, 120). This supports Puritan belief because their main goal was to save corrupted believers and non-believers. This scripture assures a person that his/her sins are taken care of by God 's Grace, and that encourages them to be saved and convert.
Because once we accept Jesus in our lives as our Lord and Saviour we try and imitate Him. He is our friend and companion for life but when we sin, sin separates us from him. This does not mean that we do not qualify for eternal life but we do not want to live a life without Jesus by our side. People who are friends with each other do not do opposite things but try and copy from each other. We need to copy how Jesus lived; He was pushed many times by wrong teachers and Pharisees but His self-control was just amazing.
The three main character traits I think apply to America are equality, sacrifice, and freedom, and I will be explaining why I think these are, in the following paragraphs. The first main idea I will be talking about is equality. In America, we are given multiple opportunities here to express ourselves in ways people in other countries will never be able to. Countries in the Middle East, for example, treat women as if they were animals.
Mary McLeod Bethune has impacted our world in many ways with her education and the way she viewed the world. She was a very educated women and was a part of many associations. She had a huge part in helping the blacks to freedom and even helping the women in America. She was an educator and she even worked with the presidents. She spent a lot of time and effort getting the world to where it is today.
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
One such person is (Strecker, 2000) who argues that the image of Jesus developed is in the religious content of Judaism Jesus spoke of the coming of the kingdom of God and explained it in a way that was relevant to the time of his teaching. This supporting that Jesus’ teaching was an integral part of his life and vital to the spreading of the message of the Kingdom of
(Jasper) Coleridge hopes to help people understand that they must pay for their sins, and that if they are willing to do so, they will be able to live with their Father again. We all hope for that love, but it cannot come with pain first. And with the pain, we must pay the
By the description about the background, on the one hand, from the responses of the Christians to the plague and the persecution, for the Christian themselves, the story in the Bible made them have the the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love. No matter how hard the persecution were, no matter how many people have died of them, they still believe the Lord, the only god in their mind. They had no fear. And for the other people, because of the plague, the Bible made them realize their evils, they got saved from the plague and became the Christians, which I think it was a good influence in people's moral development. It is also a great event in the development of
A true Christian perspective is one were the individual takes great pride in being self-sufficient. We as Christians should live our lives in a way that prepares and guides ourselves to being self-sufficient. We should stay away from sins that burden or distract us from promoting a stable and functioning life style. Drugs and alcohol, and lust cause the greatest damage to our social and economic stability. We need to take great pride in our work and being honest, hardworking, and wanting to set a good example.
It is a place for ‘political seminar’ (Williams, 2011), because it loves and worships a God who transforms human society. Through it, people deliberate about civic virtue and the common good in accordance to God’s love. Religious institutions such as churches are considered as one of those social institutions apart from the government, school, family and others where activities and programs have significant impacts to the lives of the people they are serving (Naillon, 2007). The relationship between the religious congregations and the civil authority has been a feature of theological debate and political dialogue since ancient times (Frame, 2006).
He includes plenty of studies and statistics to back up all of his claims. The greatest strength of the book is its ability to connect all present issues with ones of the past. Holbert, S., & Rose, L. (2004). The color of guilt & innocence: Racial profiling and police practices in America. San Ramon, CA:
Winthrop believed that having this "bond of love" would unite his congregation and influence the world in a positive manner. Most importantly, the sermon urges the Puritans that the world is watching them like “a city upon a hill (Winthrop).” Winthrop explains the importance of God choosing his congregation to go to America to carry out their mission. This "city upon a hill" is often cited by the supporters of American Exceptionalism. American Exceptionalism has been used to exemplify the United States over other countries.
Those we help is not a far-off issue. God sees our efforts for helping the poor as a means of sustaining our relationship with him. And for upholding a vision of morality, with special care to the poor and concern for the most vulnerable and needy. Nevertheless, we should not stop here, we ought to delve deep into Scripture for guidance and direction. The authority of Scripture helps measure our ethics and decision making.
In John the Baptist 's response to the crowd, he explains to them that if they have more than they need, give what is not a necessity to those that have nothing, and for them to not to cheat people and be grateful for what you have. This is similar to Jesus ' response of selling your material possessions to the poor to, “have treasure in Heaven.” The heart of both of their messages is to keep the Ten Commandments important in your life and to help those who are less fortunate than us. After John gave his message, people began to question whether or not he was Christ, but he told them someone mightier than him was going to come. His words filled the people with expectation, but when Jesus told the rich man to give up his possessions, he was