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.
Another thing is that christians believe that Jesus new life after death is a sign of everlasting life for his followers (Christianity). Pi was a strong believer in Christ and Christianity which lead him to surviving what most wouldn 't believe
It displays craftsmanship as it is covered with “guardian boards of oakwood” (15) and “adorned with gold” (17), or rather given a wooden cover and extravagant golden foil art. Now that the creation process is finished, the Bible feels proud to “[proclaim] in all directions / the savior of nations” (21-22), Jesus Christ. It has moved away from its “old foolish sorrows” (22) to embrace a new lifestyle of hope that it will impact the “children of men” (23). It is no longer worried about its suffering but the content it contains. It assures that anyone who reads and believes in it will be “safer,… / more courageous, freer of heart, [and] wiser in spirit” (24-25).
This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. 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
When he said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” (9). He is saying that this is what he entails to achieve for his God. Trying to grant the audience a diverse viewpoint, rather than discrediting their own. During his speech, Henry made biblical references such as, “Different men often see the same subject in different lights" (2). The word light was used by Henry, to show again that his views are like gods, and he is not against them.
Well respected Puritan MInister, Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon “ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (1741), testifies about the consequences of unrepentant sinners. Edwards’ purpose is to express to the congregation the idea of refusing to repent leads to many punishments. He develops a dramatic tone in order to justify that non repentance is inescapable. Edwards emphasizes repetition, vivid metaphor, and extreme imagery in his use of pathos.
He It is a story about God’s love and commitment to humankind; His response to man’s Disobedience; the power of God’s promise; and the High cost of Eternity (Jesus the Christ), as revealed in the Stories of Adam and Eve and throughout the New Testament. During my speech, I will show the Love of God, Why man’s obedience to God is necessary because of the fall , and because of His promise we should have an understanding of God thoughts towards us and His desire that we would spend Eternity with God.
Even though individuals may think “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never hurt me” words can actually uplift individuals because words can propel people to their destiny and the Bible says death and life are in the tongue. Jack Hanes book The 10 Most Powerful Words you can say shifts the perspective of Christians view about words. That words can propel people to their God given destiny. To begin with, Jack encourages all believers to take conscience of their words and train their tongue to speak these powerful words: I believe, I care, I forgive, I need, I submit, I will, I won’t, I am, I can, and finally I must.
As one of the most referenced piece of literature, it is no surprise that Bradbury uses the Bible to enhance his book. While united as a nation, the people of Shinar wished to build a tower that reached the heavens; God was not pleased. And God said, “Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech” (New Revised Standard Version Student Bible, Genesis 11.7). The people
II. DEAR GOD Although oppression and discrimination appear to be the main issues explored, Walker uses religion as a binding force, buffering the two other themes and as an insightful vehicle for widening audience appeal and empathy through the common voice of Christianity. Walker’s narration of the novel through a series of letters addressed “Dear God” subtly reinforces these other two themes and provides a raw account of Celie’s experiences through a shared audience perspective. The constant referral to Christianity is used to not only highlight Celie’s development as a character, but to also emphasise the importance religion and spirituality held in black communities and American society at the time.
Often in the sermons pastors persuade their audience to behave in a spiritual or more fashion. Such is the case in Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” where he sends sinners to hell, who do not repent. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone, clear imagery and complex figurative language.
1. The setting of the novel is in a small town with run down shops and stores. The people there are older and there are few children around. The atmosphere is relaxed, the people living there are not really in a hurry to go places or do anything.