“The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Many characters in Dostoevsky writings voice their philosophical beliefs on God and religion. Alyosha and Zosima advocate for a Christian lifestyle and acknowledge that, “those who kill God also kill man” (Mcinerny, Ralph. “The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Others such as Ivan and Prince Myshkin either refuse to accept God out of pride or attack the Church, especially the Catholic Church, with false or misunderstood principles.
Jonathan Edward was a religious man and believed in Christianity; he used the way of salvation of the people by preaching. He recalled people of the hereafter world that all people are responsible for their actions and behaviors in this world otherwise God will punish them in the eternal world. According to Jonathan Edwards in “sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” that describes the wrath of God toward sinners, “o sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: it is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you, as against many of the damned in hell” (436). Here he implies, if you people do not avoid bad behaviors and actions, you will count as sinners and will be going in the
To start with, humanity is both good and evil, both spirit and body and both material and immaterial. Humanity seems to be in revolt against both God and humanity. Then, God is deus duplex, meaning that while He provides grace and mercy through Jesus Christ, there is wrath and darkness in the world. The world is equally a paradox, therefore, both have been created and has fallen, both are good and corrupt and has the potential for good and evil. And despite all of this, God can still do good in the evil world and culture … which He, by the way,
The definition of evil in Bible means anything that betrays the God. Evil is what is morally wrong sinful or wicked, and it also the result of a bad actions. For evil behaviour, there is two categories: evil committed against people like murder and adultery and evil committed against God like unbelief and blasphemy. Throughout the Bible about Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot is absolutely a evil character. Judas is originally the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ.
In Dante’s Inferno, Dante thoroughly describes what he believes Hell to be. He lists many sins, along with their punishments and placements in Hell. Strangely enough, Dante does not have a specific circle for idolatry, the worship of idols, or something other than God. This is thought to be strange because idolatry is generally considered a grave sin. One possible explanation of this is that each sin in itself can be viewed as a form of idolatry.
God tells Hosea to marry Gomer, who is a harlot. God compared the people of Israel to Gomer because of their betrayal. God was good to his people, as was Hosea to Gomer. The Israelites started to stray from God, pray to other “idols” and commit sins. God used Hosea as a prophet, to speak to the Israelites about their sins and to ask God for forgiveness.
/Why should intent, or reason, born in me, /Make sins else equal, in me more heinous.’ This shows the speaker’s dissatisfaction with God and shows the reader that the speaker feels that the punishment that God has given to humanity is disproportionate when compared with the punishment that God has given to the Devil. This suggests that Donne’s speaker is jealous of creatures like the devil who are not damned because of their sins. Stachniewski states that ‘the Calvinist doctrine of double predestination (whereby the majority was foredoomed to damnation before being created) multiplied the causes for dismay.’ Calvinism was a popular denomination of the protestant
Pope John Paul II says that evil is privation, but it becomes not as the total privation or total absence of good. He speaks theologically about suffering in the light of Passion and death of Christ, who transformed the meaning of suffering and brought good out of evil. The way in which evil things grow from the pure soil of good is a mystery for human beings. Pope gives an example of the parable of seed which is sowed in the field in the Gospel of Matthew 13:24-30. God allows them to grow together and on the last day, He will separate from each other.
It seems ridiculous in a world that seek punish upon punish. More in more in the United States of America law enforcement officers are sought to be punished for the way they apprehend violators of the law. Grace as the divine attribute of God bestows worth upon the worthless and deliver unmerited favor to the hopeless. Paul instructed Titus in "saving grace." Titus does not have to work to receive the grace, but he works in response to the grace
The Christian faith is partially based on the concept that sin is imminent, for "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". The Old Testament in the Hebrew Bible portrays this belief through the narrative of Adam and Eve. They were created by God to be flawless but fell short of that expectation; teaching future generations that all humans have imperfections and sinning is inevitable. Likewise, Nathaniel Hawthorne in his novel, The Scarlett Letter, explores these indiscretions and different degrees and interpretations of sin. Hawthorne's plot is centered around Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth who each sin according to 1600's puritan society.