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.
The father and the many bystanders question the power of God when even the disciples cannot help the boy. This leads Jesus to utter the aforementioned quote about the importance of having faith. This proves that Jesus believes that anyone can be saved, if he has faith in God. This could even extend to the rich man. If the rich man had faith in God, he too could be saved.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
He never found peace in these practices. As he studied the Scriptures, he came across Romans 1:17, “The just shall live by faith.” The statement burst upon his consciousness like a light as he realized that he could never be saved by his works but needed to trust in God’s grace for the forgiveness of sins. He concluded that justification by faith is an act of God that makes the sinner righteous apart from his own works. Here, lies the difference between the Catholic and the Protestant conception.
Grace is “the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God,” (Holcomb). It’s the belief that God grants humans salvation and the He can grant it to anyone, even the least likely candidates. Grace has innumerable definitions depending on who is asked. Some people define grace as the outward expression of the harmony of the soul. Others define grace as that which saves the worst of us.
John Winthrop uses Tenets of Calvinism in his writings by "and so teaches us to put a difference between Christians and others. ' Do good to all, especially those of the household of faith'. Winthrop shows total depravity in that he recognizes the difference between sinners and Christians using his beliefs that man was born sinful. He also uses limited atonement in that Christ died for his certain people but it is those certain people that are supposed to influence others to follow Christ. He also says that we are "to serve the lord and work out our own salvation under the power and purity of his holy ordinances."
The Bible tells Christiansin the book of John 3: 16, to love one another just the same way God loves them and sent His only son to rescue them from sin. The Bible does not want Christians to go in to war with fellow Christians nor to seek revenge but to ask God for help. Christians are allowed to choose their leaders and ask God for guidance in order to choose the right leader (Dockery &Thornbury, 2002). Leadership also comes from God and whoever has been elected as the leader holds a divine position that should be respected by the followers. God expects leaders to be wise in their decisions and rule justly.
The book of Luke gives a clear explanation of Jesus’ misson by saying, “For the son of man came to seek and save the lost.” (Luke 19:9, ESV). This verse shows that Jesus came in order to save sinners; as a result of this, Jesus spent most of his time with those who had lost their way and needed to be brought back to the light. Accordingly, if Jesus were to come to earth today, he would not be visiting churches and people who are following his word, but he would be preaching to criminals and people who need him. The apostle Mark writes that, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17, ESV).
As they cannot afford to fail, then all measure to succeed are open and equally justified. If that means to police each other or to execute someone for the crime that they did. Working towards a common goal. And a common goal that they have the determination to achieve because failing means being the subject and reason for shame and embarrassment across the world for all Christians and even more, the all-powerful and unforgiving wrath of God himself. Therefore the sermon given by John Winthrop is very powerful in the creation of the Massachusetts colony and provides the determination needed for it to succeed along with details on how to live and serve god the right way.
The Christian belief brings people together because God call all of his followers to love above all. Also, this belief gives life a purpose knowing humans are here to help with God’s plan and that there will be salvation from God’s free grace for those who believe (CWV-101 Lecture 5, n.d). However, there are some troubling things about Christianity. One troublesome topic is that God has never been seen and Christians are to have faith in Him and to believe without physically seeing. Additionally, many people do not believe in God because they see all the bad in the world and think that there could not possibly be a God.