Some viewed their time in a labor camp as a test of their faith. They believed if they stuck with God through such suffering, that they were truly dedicated to the Jewish religion. The book, Night, is a great testament to this. Elie Wiesel’s time in the camp may have weakened his faith, but a number of his fellow Jews were strengthened by the whole experience. The idea of God punishing the Jewish
Satan was constantly trying to wrench Corrie away from God and make her think He had abandoned her. Satan made her sick, took away her family, starved her and overworked her; however, God used these to His advantage and taught Corrie essential lessons. Corrie ended her battle against Satan by forgetting about the pain and concentrating on how God was able to turn the dreadful things against Satan to help her. This must have been extremely difficult for Corrie, but I agree with her decision to trust in the Lord and see the good in everything. I agree with her resolution because her story shows how amazing God is and how He always has a better plan.
Mr.Arbeiter saw first hand the horrific ways jewish citizens were treated. Similar to Anne Frank,Israel Arbeiter wanted to see a better world.“May a new love and humanity be born out of the horrors that we have know”. Unfortunately Anne Frank was not able to see this, Mr.Arbeiter has worked hard over the past years to try to makes this happen. Through the Israel Arbeiter Essay students are able to recognize The Holocaust and are aware that change can happen. Mr.Arbeiter speaks to people all over the world spreading the word of love, kindness, equality, mankind appreciation of each other.
Roth gives stories and examples in very different, but ethical ways. Roth creates an activity in the chapter, following the subtitle, “A Good Reason”(Roth 42). The activity involved the use of the word “reason”, in a way of evolving yourself around the idea and focus of which it truly means. Roth claims this game involves a partner, and the partner must begin every sentence with “The reason I…”, the other partner would then respond, “That's a good reason”, every time. After a few minutes the partners would then switch.
First, a Biblical worldview states that God exists (Genesis 1:1). Christians believe that God not only exists, but that He is active in everyday life-the same yesterday, today and forevermore. Secondly, God has revealed himself to mankind (Hebrews 1:1-2). God did not just create the world and leave it to spin madly on its own, but He loved His people enough to reveal himself in amazing ways. Thirdly, Jesus is God’s son and the redeemer of the whole world (John 3:16).
The bible is what helps keeps our faith alive as it contains a rich amount of history that tells us of God’s revelation and the ways how our faith works. Although the bible contains numerous works of different people, it is still a work of God that helps our faith remain constant and grow, as everything written was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In some way, I was able to understand the value also of the other books, as before I did not really take interest of the other books included bible, aside from the likes of the Gospels, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, and Proverbs. Nevertheless, I realized that the books are all part of the bible as each has a purpose to serve and stands as a testament to the infidelity of mankind, and of God’s unfailing love for
It reminds me that the gospels have so much to offer on their own and that context and intent are important to my understanding of what I read. For each gospel I think it’s important to ask, “What can I learn in this gospel that isn’t obvious in the others?” The individuality of each gospel becomes more obvious to me when I think of how God directed each of the authors. Not only did each author have a purpose for their arrangement, but God did too. More and more I see that the gospels, and the other books of the Bible, are meticulous and life-saving and that I should not be taking them for granted. Even though John often does not share in the synoptics structural similarities, it offers unique insight into the identity, ministry, and death of Jesus.
At the very base of his research, Euclidean Geometry, Elisha believed Euclid required proof of his postulates and when Elisha is proved wrong, that his questioning is unnecessary, the entirety of his life’s mission becomes irrelevant. Also, his struggle between Roman reason and Jewish faith detaches himself from the Jewish values he once had confidence in and could rely on. When faced with the dilemma of giving information to the Romans Elisha’s logic outweighs his faith which allows him to continue to fulfill what is asked of him. Elisha is heart-broken that he does not is considered an outsider amongst the Jewish people after his brutal betrayal of his own kind. Towards the end, of part two, Elisha is having a conversation with Charicles about Euclid’s Elements of Geometry and Charicles points out, “if man has not found truth in geometry, then he is incapable of discovering it anywhere” (Steinberg 467).
Casy would try to be a positive influence on every situation. Casy wanted to live “in a way Jesus did” by preaching and teaching about Christianity (McCoppin par. 11). He often referred to the Bible throughout his time in the novel. Casy was a living portrayal of Jesus through his personality, leadership, and influence.
The audience is meant to want to convert for themselves, but also their lost loved ones who did not get the same chance. Jonathan Edwards's "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" argues that everyone was out of God's favor and they needed to return to a righteous path. The sermon is given in his famous "fire and brimstone" style, as many other sermons of the time period. He utilizes imagery, logical, and emotional appeals in order to encourage people to convert to