The Old Testament story of the sudden demise of the priests, Nadab and Abihu, has at least two similarities to the New Testament story with analogous demise regarding the dishonest church attenders, Ananias and Sapphira. In the first three verses of Leviticus chapter ten, Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, determine to present an unauthorized fire to the Lord. Likewise, in the first eleven verses of Acts chapter 5, Ananias and Sapphira are dishonest regarding the sale of their land for an offering to the Lord. In both of these instances, God was not honored in their sacrifices. He never commanded the Nadab and Abihu to burn the incense at this specific time.
Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews. Unlike other kings, who follow the word and will of God, Herod wanted to replace God. The obsession of the kingdom lead him to stray off the path of serving the Lord
The Spanish started out by conquering nations and then tried to convert the Native Americans to Christianity. The French kidnapped 10 Native Americans but then made a long lasting treaty that benefitted them and their Native American allies for years to come. The English were the worst of the bunch, killing their Native American allies and not planting crops that they could actually eat to having one of the most profitable colonies in the Americas and having good relations with their Native
In 328, Athanasius succeeded Alexander as Bishop of Alexandria, and Athanasius immediately showed that he was determined to reject any compromise with regard to the Arian heresy condemned by the council of Nicaea. Unfortunately, Athanasius found that Constantine was not concerned with the theological truth, but with the unity of the empire. His refusal to tolerate the Arian heresy was the cause of many trials and persecutions for St. Athanasius. At least five times between 336 and 366, Athanasius had to abandon his city and spend seventeen years in exile and suffering for the faith. After Athanasius fled, an Arian bishop, George of Cappadocia, was appointed the new bishop of Alexandria.
The ones still alive but accused had been pardoned by the Governor William Phips but since they were accused they were looked at as “dead” inferring to they would no longer have rights, their homes were taken away along with all their possessions. As years passed the Judges did believe that satan had cursed their town, but eventually had some remorse and decided that some of the trials were held unfairly and errors had occurred through out them(Salem witch trials). In 1697 one of the judges had written a letter of apology and confessed his guilt about the mis judgment of the trials. On the same date another 12 jurors who was sitting on the trials had signed a letter of regret asking for forgiveness from their error of
Another factor is that the Christian leaders were so against heathen, and heathen books. It also did not help the cause by that then the Muslim rule came about they also hated the heathen believe so they destroyed libraries on purpose. Once finding De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) the author summarizes it. The author mentions a lot of interpretations of the poem but the ones that stood out to me were on page 188 as he mentions "everything comes into being as a result
Kristin, Great Post!! I found your discussion straight to the point. One thing that I would like to mention is the fact that Christianity was not taken seriously until, the year 597BC when a pope delivered an assignment to convert the Anglo-Saxon. Prior to this Christianity was considered to be a private organization, with many attempts to completely demolish it within Rome.
St. Augustine has many reasons for writing City of God. In A.D. 410, the Goth king, Alaric, captured Rome, which was a shock because the Romans thought that it would never fall. The world itself seemed to have been destroyed, and everyone was looking for answers about what to do and what to believe in. “After 410 he found exiles, those escaping the disturbing events in Italy, arriving in North Africa where he was now Bishop of Hippo and asking how he could explain this collapse of a Christian Empire” (Introduction). Many of the remaining pagans in the world were quick to blame the Christians, claiming that the gods had abandoned Rome and also that the Christian God had failed to protect Rome, as he should have done, since Constantine had declared
The painting ‘Execution of the Defenders of Madrid’ is a painting that Goya done for a response to war. Goya painted this work when commissioned by the Spanish Government and it took him 6 years to complete, after the event took place. It was about Napoleons French soldiers in retaliation to the Spanish resistance. Goya really captures the emotion and horror with his tonal contrasts and strong colours. The audience can feel the empathy towards the man depicted in a white shirt, arms outstretched like Jesus dying on the cross.
With their traditions banned, the only option given was to integrate into their colonisers beliefs. However, when the countries were freed, many people were dependant. Years of abuse was drilled into their head and many of their traditions and resources were stripped away from them. When they did receive their freedom, they had no idea what to do with it. Colonialism is a form of imperialism based on a divine mandate and designed to bring liberation - spiritual, cultural, economic and political - by sharing the blessings of the Christ-inspired civilization of the West with a people suffering under satanic oppression, ignorance and disease, effected by a combination of political, economic and religious forces that cooperate under a regime seeking the benefit of both ruler and ruled.