The question “why bad things happening to good people” still cannot be answered for the nonbelievers, a common critique of religion itself. Regardless of the problem of theodicy, however, religion has worked really well to create and maintain the reality. Berger explains that it is because religion legitimates effectively. “Religion has been the historically most widespread and effective instrumentality of legitimation…. it relates the precarious reality constructions of empirical societies with ultimate reality.”
If they have a too much humanistic view such Classical Liberalism did, we can consider them as a heresy or consider their theology bad theology. However, in this case, it seems quite different. In a case of Saltmarsh, it is hard to say that their faith is not Christ centered. This book is not enough to understand Antinomians’ core motivation of their thinking, but they seem to incline toward the saving work of Christ heavily. They may surely love Christ, but in spite of their sincere love, Christological apologies of Mark Jones look to be certainly reasonable and irrefutable.
People thought “Fear God, Honor the King.” (Document 5) It meant that people should have faith in their Kings and fear the course that God has set for them. They believed that monarchs were sent to do the good deeds of god and that using their power for evil was a horrible sin. The honor and faith the people had for the rulers was another key factor that leads to the success of absolutism. Without their faith, many of the accomplishments of these monarchs would never have been
Pascal believed in heaven as possible infinite gain, however Descartes believed that the nature and existence of an external world as something that cannot be fully known or understood. Pascal also believed that the belief in God as the only reasonable choice, when Descartes believed that God should always be held true. Their beliefs still back up this objection though. If nothing is known about the external world, or the external world is infinite gain, there is still no absolute certainty in which side of the wager to choose, therefore betting on God as true is still the most reasonable
However, these communities were inclusive to only those who believed what they did. Many failed because there was lack of law and order. In Document B, Charles G. Finney that “the salvation of sinners will follow, going through the same stages of conviction, repentance, and reformation.” He claims that putting religion upon assumed “sinners” would break down and change their wicked hearts, turning them into righteous beings instead. Evangelicalism bored through the country, uniting believers in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Many believed their idea was the right one, leading to opposition between branches of the church.
Max Weber was a German sociologist who was born in 1864. Many of Weber 's work remains essential to sociology today. He had a particular interest in the birth of strong bureaucracy, resulting in more efficient capitalism. He highlights his ideas through his book 'Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, and the dangers it imposed on charismatic leaders and the process of disenchantment. This assignment will discuss Weber 's work on the Protestant ethic, the origins of where Weber 's warning about bureaucracy emerged from.
Hence there was a need of an entity which could be considered as almighty and powerful so that no question of authority arises. We can also say that there was a need of fear of the almighty to control human behavior. This was the best option available at that time to create a sustainable society. This can be an origin to the term religion. Due to this superficially created power of religion even the ruler of the community feared from doing anything against the religion.
Go to our Heavenly Father and apologise and ask Him self-control. When we sin we become miserable any way, have you noticed? When we do not do the will of God we tend to lose focus which makes us miserable. It happens a lot to me when I sin, I feel miserable so do not worry if you fall into sin as long as it makes you miserable the Holy Spirit is always there to uplift us and we will eventually conquer sin as Jesus did but we also have to practice self-control in order to
Mankind are revelation receivers, interpreters and worshipers. Only in God and with God’s word, their needs could be satisfied. However, people are often influenced by the things in this world. Moreover, since the Fall, Satan has been working to deceive mankind. That is why people need God’s wisdom to choose to obey God.
Only in the warm glow of God’s compassion could we air our disappointed ambitions, our unfulfilled frustrations and our heaviest sorrows. Religion may well have been a deep illusion but it was an important one. In today’s world of belligerent capitalism we need a loving, unjudging institution which evokes our better nature – our humanity. To build kind, secular civilizations in our own time we must never forget the purposes of religion – to offer us answers not necessarily to the hard physical world around us but to our spiritual selves, to offer us comradeship in the face of a climate of competition and, most importantly, to offer us fulfilment of our own moral
I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) because I know that the mind and the flesh can be weak and temptation can be our downfall. Question of Destiny- How worldview influence the way I think, treat and speak to other is based on my respect and ability to have an open mind and to treat others and they would treat me when I interact with people on a diverse platform. I think it helps me as a person to better understand how myself and others views, beliefs and opinions which sometimes can make you stronger or can weaken your sense of worth. In terms of deciding on a future career I feel that I’m
Whether these evils be moral or natural, humans have the free will to react to them in whatever manner they choose. Therefore, God’s test lies in a human’s reaction to the suffering they receive from the evils inflicted upon them. Often times, in cases of illness or natural disaster, when one deals with extreme loss, they also may lose God in the process. Essentially, there are two reactions that can occur when humans deal with worldly evils. When one suffers from acts of evil, they may question God’s existence because of his permittance of these evils, and may even denounce God.