The Aeneid, as well as The Inferno, depict hell as a place where there are multiple levels and where sins are punished differently depending on the degree of severity, the evilest of sins receiving the worst punishments. Virgil like Dante portrays an afterlife in which people are awarded for their deeds. This kind of belief would have been prominent in a character like Aeneas, he would have believed that his deeds would have been justly rewarded in the afterlife. While he most likely did not have the same set of values and virtues that St. Augustine later had after his conversion he did live by a code of honor or a set of values that pertained to his time and culture. The virtue he possessed that motivated him to establish a new home in modern day Rome was one of honor, which was very important to ancient civilizations, both greek and Trojans alike.
He explains, “There is Hell’s wide gaping mouth open (Page 2)”. This implies that Hell is a wide mouth waiting to swallow those who disobey God. It also conveys that people should follow God’s rules in order to avoid going to Hell or being swallowed by Hell’s open mouth, which awaits them. Edwards daunts his believes into following God in order to get into heaven and avoid Hell. He makes Hell seem like the worst thing ever imagined and that God is willing to send people there for not believing/ following him.
Colson Capital Punishment: A Personal Statement Charles W. Colson was imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal and uses his faith to justify capital punishment in the most extreme cases, such that is proportional to the crime committed. Summary Charles W. Colson makes many fine points about the support of the use of capital punishment. He quotes many bible passages including (Acts 25:11) when he states “If… I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die,” (Paul). Essentially, Colson believes that one must accept the proper punishment for their wrongdoings, even if that is death, and that “by not punishing moral evil the authorities are not performing their God-appointed responsibility in society,”(Colson).
In C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, Lewis is arguing that Hell is not necessarily a place where wicked people who detest God end up; Hell is a place that offers people exactly what they want. The Great Divorce presents “the reason for Hell,” which is people choosing their own wishes over God (Gibson 110). This novel reveals that the self-imprisonment of one’s greatest dreams can lead to infernal results (Gibson 113). In The Great Divorce, Lewis uses Dantean structure, the nature of Grey Town, and the various Ghosts’ interviews to prove that to live in Hell is to receive and accept everything except God and his will.
Second, he believes in unconditional election that determines who will be saved and who will be condemned. Third, he understands there to be limited atonement, meaning that Jesus did not die for everyone. Fourth, Calvin argues that irresistible grace is offered to God’s chosen elect. And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Edwards reminds people that mankind is nothing compared to God and that that all of humankind is guilty and deserves to be punished. This appears similar to Bradstreet’s poem, but there are some
Garcia Marquez uses biblical allusions, a varying syntax, and auditory imagery in this passage to express the theme that, regardless of its fairness, fate is unavoidable, so the only thing one can do it accept it. Garcia Marquez uses biblical allusions in this passage to compare Santiago Nasar to Jesus Christ and emphasize that he was fated to die for the sins of others. In the bible, Jesus is said to have died as punishment for the sins of humanity. Jesus’s death is alluded to in this passage and is compared to Santiago’s death at the hands of the Vicario brothers. For one, Jesus died through crucifixion, or by being nailed to a cross.
"This is the case that everyone one of you is out of Christ..." It is true, as according to the Puritan faith, that unconverted people will go to Hell." To further convince potential Puritans, he uses another logical appeal. Edwards points out something observable, that would seemingly contradict his assertion, and debunks it. “You probably are not sensible of this; you find you are kept out of Hell, but do not see the hand of God in it; but look at other things, as the good state of your bodily constitution, your care of your own life, and the means you use for your own preservation.
The Cross as a Victory There are several theories of atonement that come along with the idea of salvation. One of those theories is that Jesus ' death on the cross and resurrection is seen as victory over the devil and all the evil powers that held humanity captive. Before, we were in bondage from our sin and had no way to be liberated. After, Jesus ' death on the cross we are now set free from sin and the death that it will inevitably bring, which was conquered by Jesus.
Death is an inevitable topic that at some point in time everyone will experience. Some people spend their lifetime worrying about death and dying, and others rely on their faith and relish in the thought that after fulfilling their life on Earth, they will live eternally in Heaven. Neither Epicurus nor Feldman believe in life after death, but this is where their similarities end, as Epicurus regards that even without an afterlife, death is not something we should worry about, whereas Feldman is concerned with the harm death brings upon us. Epicurus’s argument is that my death is not a harm to me.
He speaks on the fire and pain they will endure for the sins they have done against God. In his sermon he speaks on eternal life like Bradstreet but unlike her he uses it as the eternal life people will receive if they sin. The eternal life in hell full of pain, fire and misery. Such as “There will be no end to this exquisite misery”(Edwards 111) He try’s to show sinnful puritans that at the end of their road of pain to God will be pain and suffering.
Whatever it maybe, there’s sure going to be a consequence right along with it. Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” combines the ideal beliefs that any Christian lives by and that’s the guilt of committing a sin. We live by the absolute horrifying penalty of going to hell, for the only god to judge us. In order to prevent this we have to obey his law and practice it. History has displayed countless amounts of times were the fear of hell has made us absolutely, earn a one way ticket there.
“So I go to hell, I wait for it” shows that the Misfit realizes that he is in fact not going to go to heaven, but all he can do is wait and continue to sin while he awaits his judgment. “But someone 's left me creased, someone 's left me creased,” the crease refers to the mental and spiritual tear in the Misfits psyche. It is a gaping chasm caused when the grandmother comes to the realization of her own sins, and reaches out and touches the Misfit, changing his course of thinking of life and
(Hammon 10). Hammon wants all to realize that although you are a slave, you are still your own person and you are held accountable for the wrong doings cause by yourself. “and some of you may say this of your masters, and say no more than is true, But all this is not a sufficient excuse for you. You know that murder is wicked. If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this would be any excuse for you, if you .should commit the same crime?