Throughout the OT God required the death of a lamb as atonement for sins committed. The death of this lamb was very significant to God's people the Jews because it sent a strong redemptive message. Later we see in the New Testament that the death of Christ bore similar significance for us today. You might ask the question why was Christ death significant? I would like to point out two reasons: 1.
“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.
Simon a jew prisoner was begged for forgivenes by a SS soldier. Karl the SS soldier begged Simon for forgiveness as he killed a lot of jews. Simon decided that walking away was the right thing to do and I agree. I would have done the same as Simon due to the fact that mass murder can not be forgiven. Was that the correct way to go or should have things been different?
Seeing that part of Him was separated, He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins to redeem the relationship that once was. Jesus Christ is a man who has baffled and transformed the new age with his life and legacy. The question arose if He is just a man? Many speculated that He was just a prophet who was profoundly inspired with scriptural revelation. The truth is that He actually is the Son of God and everything he did reflected that of the Father, the
Therefore, Faustus proves that not trusting in and straying away from God can corrupt the mind and behavior, which influences Christians to take up sinful ways. Faustus first uses scriptures to justify his reasons for resorting to black magic because he has become arrogant and feels that his Doctorate in Divinity is not enough anymore. He bends scripture and says, “The reward of sin is death,” (I, i, 40), and so he makes the reader believe that his human nature makes him sin and that he is to die anyway, so he might as well sin. He says, “‘If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.’ Why then, belike, we must sin, and so consequently die” (I, i, 42-45). He is making the point again that he is human and that he has fleshly desires, so he might as well do whatever he pleases because he will die anyway.
Also, Peter questioned why they lied to the Holy Spirit. Peter filled with the Spirit knew of this. The question lingers was Peter surprised?. Sources say, Peter was surprised by their actions what they did and that is why he responded with a question. If they were believers, then they weren't true believers.
Another example is when the colonel says he sacrificed his one and only son. Many people in the end times will act like prophets and deceive others to follow them. The colonel is an example of a false prophet he performs a certain way and has others follow him into deviance. Matthew 24:24 states “people will be deceiving others by acting as appointed prophets form
However, when sin came to lord over human lives, they became self-centered with a heart bent on evil desires. Jesus Christ came into the world in order that through His death and resurrection, He could redeem humanity from the power of sin and be reconciled back to God’s love. Therefore, those who have been restored to God’s family, believing
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:11, 12). *1.Christ the true Messiah was rejected by the Jewish scribes and Pharisees because He did not meet their expectations. They probably expected a political Messiah who would be the Head of a Jewish-led government in which they would have positions. But, when the true Christ rebuked them for being hypocrites and brood of vipers this was contrary to what they expected of a Messiah. Thus, they rejected
In The Crucible this is shared, "These people had no ritual for the washing away of sins. It is another trait we inherited from them, and it has helped to discipline us as well as to breed hypocrisy among us"(20). Since the incentive to murder people was sin, you must consider how identifying sin should come with complete proof to declare such a statement. But as you can see, there was no proof, because with proof a ritual to heal the sin is possible. Instead the immediate response from Puritans was to execute.