12:10-11: “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner”. The scripture foretold of how the people would reject Christ, while his purpose is the epitome of life (Belcher 70). Similarly, the suffering and death of Christ are prophesied in the following words: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Psa. 22:1; Mt. 27:46; Mk.
Calvin believes that God deals with an individual and not a group. Hence, he chooses one depending on the plans that he has for them. The third point of Calvinism is limited atonement. This stipulates that Jesus died for the sins of each and every human being. However, their sins will be washed away by the blood of Jesus as long as they respond to the election.
The first example of pathos is seen in the quote, “ We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” (King 3). This statement supports King’s argument by expressing how his people can no longer wait for their freedom, because if they do, it’ll never come. In this case, good things do not come to those who wait. The second example of pathos is seen when King says, “If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church. it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century” (King 9).
It made Igbo to believe, “praying that the day would not be far when the priest and all his people would turn away from the worship of snakes and idols to the true religion” (AOG: 214). The missionaries promoted Igbo to abandon the ‘snakes and idols’ and join the church to become civilized and find a salvation. The Christianity provided the stronger protection than the deity, Ulu. The Christ is believed to be the strong, merciful and forgiving and Ulu in compare to Christianity is weak and stubborn; the stubbornness of the native deity caused the religious identity. The missionaries declare, “Ulu who is a false god can eat one yam the living God who owns the whole world should be entitled to eat more than one”.
While at the camps, both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur had passed. Elie had debated whether or not he should continue to follow the traditions, including fasting. He kept thinking to himself "Why should I bless his name?...What had I to thank him for?" (31). After seeing how God had not helped the Jews at concentration camps, Elie started to lose his faith in God.
Author Dimmesdale In Christian’s view, Bible teach that God will save them by admit their sin. Although in Buddhism’s view, concept of sin is not clear, in order from them to jump out of the transmigration, they need to admit the sin. Human are living in a world that flood with sins and evil behavior, that people not only not acknowledge their sin, but also try to deny it. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne viewed the corruption of the church and government and their hidden sin. Hawthorne portrayed Dimmesdale ,a combine of sinner and saint, change by his hidden to show people the power of hidden sin.
God has commanded us in His Torah, "Keep my decrees and laws, since it is only by keeping them a person can (truly) live" . Therefore if one 's life is in danger, he may violate any law to save or heal himself. The only exception to this rule are three important sins which one may not transgress under any circumstances, even at the expense of one 's life. They are: idolatry, murder, and sexual crimes . Since these sins outweigh life because of basic stringencies, one must be martyred rather then transgress them under all circumstances.
His propaganda against the practice of the Pope to have the authority to read and interpret the Bible only and make people believe and follow it. Luther said that everyone can and should read the Bible for themselves, and have their own conclusion and faith. He had a strong criticism about the church's wealth, called its leaders corrupt and immoral. He strongly disagreed with selling indulgences and simony, when people after facing and regretting their sins had to pay large fees to be able to get to haven instead of hell. This was a e very old “tradition” of the Catholic church, but by the 16th century it became abusive.
Blood is the price of what he considers to be socially progressive and ameliorative. God, and His Church, never do anything except make people tolerate poverty. As in the other great political novel of this period, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon (1940), the question raised is whether the ends justify the means to achieve them. For Koestler, ends cannot be separated from human adequacy of the means to achieve them. For Greene, the interest lies in the beliefs aroused by the ends, and the emotions which inspire them.
In verse 14 the new man is said to be carnal. In verse 18 “in my flesh” means the whole fallen nature that needs the resurrection body. In verse 24 the “wretched man” cries out to be rescued from this body of death. As a believer in Christ, Paul longed to be delivered out of the fallen human body which still has indwelling sin. Paul did not longed to be delivered from the penalty of sin - that was paid for us on the cross - Paul longed for deliverance from the power of sin.