To start, as is chronologically proper, Beowulf. In Christianity there is one core protagonist, God, who is impervious to all evil, this translates to Beowulf’s character, being nearly impeccable. Even in the main instance in which his hubris is exposed, the character, Unferth, who does such is quickly shunted and never returns. Unferth states: “For he always begrudged other men who might achieve more fame under heaven than he himself”(Roberts 27). This weak and unsustained attempt to stain Beowulf might at one point have been a much more substantial and an ongoing theme present throughout, if not for the story’s sequent evolution.
In the New Testament, the same statements about faith are there in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38. You got saved by your faith in Jesus, not by any good deeds or any written laws. As Christians we should live by the faith in Jesus. Martin Luther, the famous monk started his reformation through this verse. Luther was always guilty and very much aware of his sins, which made him fall short from Gods laws.
Michael was felt incredibly shameful when he saw the “expression on Smitty’s face when he saw the fish on the road (Callaghan, Page 8).” Michael’s biggest fault was not helping Smitty out when he was given the chance. He had the opportunity to help his friend but instead thought “He just doesn’t mean anything at all to me” (Callaghan, page 7) in fear of angering the rest, but him not doing anything allowed the man to grab the fish and throw it. Unlike in the Two Fisherman, John had the chance to fix his relationship and make it stronger, but John may have wounded his relationship with his father. After their argument he spoke openly with Grace. We know this because “his sincerity, the depth of his feeling, began to stir her (Callaghan, page 3).” This is what leads her to forgive
Sheppard, his name itself being an allusion to Christ, sees himself as a do-gooder with moral superiority. Johnson even exclaims to Norton, “He thinks he’s Jesus Christ!” (O’Connor 464) In direct contrast to Sheppard’s compassionate façade, his true selfishness is eventually realized in the final moments of the story as he woefully repeats the phrase “I did more for him than I did for my own child.” (O’Connor 486) While Johnson’s disability is used as a foil for Sheppard’s awakening, her decision to make Johnson more than just a flat character (more than just his disability) directly defies the stereotype that characters with disability only exist in literature to further the growth of the protagonist. Holly A. Moore in her analysis: “Spiritual Epiphanies: The Role of Disability
The next verse of Philippians continues, “And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross.” Jesus held the appearance of a man rather than show or fully utilize His true form as a human equal in divinity to God during His time among us. These contradictions certainly do not disprove canonical beliefs, but they do help in understanding why Christianity emerged with numerous sects. Discrepancies in explaining the nature of Jesus’ divinity and humanity justify Docetism’s divergence while keeping it connected under the same religion. The practice of Docetism emerged, similarly to all other variations of Christianity, to elucidate questions or contradictions raised in the
God’s holiness has not changed, but our status through Christ’s death and resurrection has changed. We have been cleansed through the confession of our faith and repentance of sin (1 John 1:9). What is more, something very significant happened when Jesus was crucified. The Scriptures say that the curtain separating people from the Holy of Holies was torn in two (Mark 15:38). This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16).
He especially reacted against the sacraments of penance and purgatory. Luther built his case based on his studies of Paul’s letters to the Romans and the Galatians. For him, saving grace comes not from the righteousness we perform, but is entirely an alien (foreign) righteousness from Christ credited to our account. He called this the doctrine of Justification by Faith alone. While Luther understood faith as the means of justification, he also understood the ground of justification to be nothing more than the grace and mercy of God shown to sinners because of the perfect life and work of Christ.
This triple division or classification was first suggested by Rudolf Bultmann, although he only recognized as authentic the third of the three categories. One thing that many theologians unfortunately overlook is the fact that in the great majority of the quotations in which Jesus uses the expression the Son of Man there is a marked emphasis on his authority in relation to something that identifies him as a supernatural character. For example, in Mark 2, chapter 5 Jesus says to a paralytic: "Son, your sins are forgiven" (Mk 2: 5). The scribes who were present accuse Jesus of blasphemy and say: "Who can forgive sins but God alone?" (2: 7).
My Role Model – A Servant Leader One of the greatest of all servant leaders that I admire is Jesus Christ, when He was on earth as recorded by the Holy Bible. He lived a life style that was exemplary, He was compassionate, he showed empathy ,he was forgiving and never judged wrong doing but encouraged his subject to detest anything that will put lives in danger. He was ready to give His life for other; He admonished his disciples in the book of Mark 10 vs 44 to 45 with following statement: “And whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for
that asked the question in Psalms 8;4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: No one knows the love of God as does sinful humanity does. The angels sinned and God judged them immediately, man sinned and God became a man and redeemed him. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Throughout the New and Old Testament, scriptures taught how the characteristics of God stayed consistent. The characteristics that he has shown are love and compassion from Genesis to Revelation. Both Old and New Testament expose the wrath of God. Also, it exposed God’s rage and retribution. Similarly, both of the Old and New Testaments have numerous references on a caring Father who gives grace and mercy to his hurtful enemies.