In both Inferno and the Bible, rejudgement does not exist outside of the second coming of Christ. In Hebrews 9:27, it is stated that everyone is ¨destined to die once, and after that to face judgment¨. The quote doesn´t necessarily condemn the idea of rejudgement, nor does it support it. Biblically, as long as you recognize Jesus as your savior before you die, you go to Heaven. A rich king damned to hell once cried to heaven for mercy, and was told there was a chasm that separated Heaven and Hell.
He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him. It is explained that God is the only one who is able to save people from going to Hell. Edwards wants people to imagine how evil and distressed life would be without Gods love and mercy. He explains that to not burn in Hell people need to ask for forgiveness from God, experience Gods mercy, and continuously practice the Lords word. Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is.
Instead being very real, and the cost of such self-interested actions are more than a few stripes and a quick forgiveness, instead an eternal damnable concept to be paid for. The truths uncovered by Dante matches with the way that the Christian world viewed how the world really functioned according to their theology at the time. Their perception of truths regarding the afterlife do not alter according to the various cultures or circumstances of those whom do not fall under the typical pattern of Christianity, this is made evident from those whom are sent to the eternal Limbo consisting of the unbaptized children and virtuous pagans whom never knew God. They do not have the opportunity to pass from their hellish state to worship the God they might have known if conditions had given it. The Dante definition of moral truths are not subjective, instead they are held as moral absolutes, a definite ethical right and wrong.
Blow believed that people should not be punished for learning through sin, whereas Dante felt as though being exposed to sin was a permanent mark on your soul. He believed that you always carry parts of sin with you. I do not think Blow understands Christianity. She feels that Christianity is predicated around punishments. However, Christianity is based on love, faith, and forgiveness if one repents.
Now faith is defined as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. In the stories The Song of Roland and Dante’s Inferno both main character’s faith was tested on their spiritual quest to salvation. Roland was betrayed and outnumbered by his enemies and Dante was lost in the darkness of sin. As each man faced difficult situations on their missions, both relied on their faith to overcome their enemy, persevered through obstacles and refused to turn back. Although Roland and Dante journeys were completely different, their values in what they believed in were the same.
Beowulf has very apparent Christian influences that are very noticeable with even in the first few pages of the poem. Mentions of Cain, resemblance of the monsters and the devil, and multiple Beowulf’s victories acclaimed to God for his protectance. Within line 16-17 on the first page there is an evident fusion of the Christian and pagan details of the story stating “ The Lord, in requital, Wielder of Glory, with honor blessed him.” This is the first evident fusion of the two religions combining the pagan’s love for glory with a Christian mindset of God is the supremacy and holds all glory. Further into the poem there are perceptible views portrayed that Cain is ancestral kindred of Grendel, the protagonist’s first antagonist, and all of the monsters depicted in the poem. Cain being referenced from the Bible’s
While Mayan culture views human beings as perfect (a danger), Christianity views humans as fallen and depraved, but still worthy of love and existence. There are many parallels between the account of Popul Vuh and the book of Genesis which include the elements of earthly creation, a fall by temptation, and human creation The actual account of biblical creation of the earth is noted in Genesis 1. The Bible tells its readers that the world was created in six days, and on the seventh day, God rested from his work because it was good. Within those six days, God created light and dark, sky, land, the galaxy, the sea and flying creatures, and finally land animals and man. In Popol Vuh, the Maker is a supreme god like being who is noted to be the “mother-father of life, of humankind, giver of breath, [and] giver of heart” (cite).
“By this way no good spirit ever passes” (“Commedia: Inferno”). It is also very important to understand that the sins themselves are not the reason they are condemned to Hell. The reason they are condemned to Hell is due to their failure to repent and ask for forgiveness of these sins. “In Dante’s faith, a soul can only be saved by turning to God for forgiveness” (“Commedia: Inferno”). Someone
In my opinion, I think that heaven and hell do deal with pleasure and pain. Pain is for those who sinned and they then go to hell, yet everyone is forgiven by the Lord Jesus Christ and is saved so they therefore go to heaven where there is pleasure and peace. Pleasure and pain are things that us humans take away from life and it continues as we go to heaven where all of that pain we used to have is then gone and pleasure only remains by the love of the Lord. My question for Moreau would then be, why say that you are a religious man when you don’t think that pleasure and pain is connected to heaven and hell? It takes a true Christian to know God, his love and what he has done for us humans, while Moreau knows
At the core of every sin punished in Purgatory, there are the three perversions of love. Virgil explained that, “Neither Creator nor his creatures ever, my son, lacked love. There are, as you well know, two kinds: the natural love, the rational.” (17.91-93) Natural love is perfect and cannot turn towards evil. Rational love, however, is imperfect and unpredictable. It cannot stray when it is fixed on the Eternal Good, but it can stray when it turns toward evil or the wrong goal.