Because once we accept Jesus in our lives as our Lord and Saviour we try and imitate Him. He is our friend and companion for life but when we sin, sin separates us from him. This does not mean that we do not qualify for eternal life but we do not want to live a life without Jesus by our side. People who are friends with each other do not do opposite things but try and copy from each other. We need to copy how Jesus lived; He was pushed many times by wrong teachers and Pharisees but His self-control was just amazing.
They may surely love Christ, but in spite of their sincere love, Christological apologies of Mark Jones look to be certainly reasonable and irrefutable. I believe that one of the crucial points of Jones’ for Antinomian is that even Christ also depended on the Holy Spirit and needed assurance. The second Adam obviously showed how Christian should live and should be sanctified. Comprehension about this human nature of Christ may encourage a fallen believer to love and believe our Lord Christ because Christ also felt what we feel and struggled what we struggle, but finally He accomplished what we cannot do instead of
To these others takes time it caused by following idols for a long time so they need time to respond. This situation is the same we face today with denominations it takes time to turn him or her to the truth because already confused with false teachers. The servant of the Lord Paul show us his commitment with work of God to the men’s of Athens. Because it’s not easy to turn someone to Christ from this corrupted world with idols. This passage gives us a challenge to us as Christians to preach the good news of Christ every day, everywhere and helps though saying I will repent tomorrow no one about next day only Christ.
Dreadful regret filled the mind and heart of this once conceited man, and a longing for redemption swept over him. Chuck Colson dearly desired a renewed behavior and outlook on life, in which he put God first, instead of himself. Yet, turning his life around did not prove simple. However, after he befriended Hughes, Hughes continually encouraged Colson’s endeavor for a fresh start. If ever Colson started to slip, Hughes brought him back up and assisted him in pushing on, even through the hard times.
Tensions began to heighten, and the discussion of slavery eventually led to a Civil War. Although what Brown did is considered wrong by many people, his actions are justified religiously by helping the oppressed, and by being a spark for a significant cause in America’s history. John Brown’s upbringing was extremely religious. He was raised as a Calvinist, which means he had a very literal interpretation of
Although, for example, he did not like the Puritan ways or beliefs he would tolerate the people who did. Roger Williams ultimately declared that Christ’s true church could not be known among men until Christ himself returned to establish it. Another huge belief Williams had was the separation of church and state. Roger was a big encourager
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale had an affair with Hester Prynne and Hester is the one being shamed for it. Being considered a god and being looked up to didn't help much either, being praised was a constant reminder of how imperfect he was and how cowardly he became because of his guilt. In conclusion, symbolism was greatly used in The Scarlet Letter to show how guilt can destroy someone. Dimmesdale has shown us that guilt can be more destructive than punishment imposed on others and that deception and secrecy can be destructive. Society has cause guilt to destroy a human by what they think
Rachel was the daughter of Reverend Brown, who brainwashed the people of the town to radically believe that God must come before anything else. In simpler terms, anyone who dared to speak against that concept, would be hated by the people of Hillsboro. Because of this, Rachel felt pressured to follow her father’s rules. If she failed to do so, she would be an embarrassment to him. Rachel’s love for Cates was stronger than the fear she had of her father.
Since the fall of Adam and Eve to temptation, suffering has been a prevalent concept in our faith that humans have tried repeatedly to understand. Even though suffering sometimes causes us to question the power of God, it is a crucial means to which we grow into stronger individuals. I believe we can reconcile faith and suffering because suffering strengthens our relationship with God, everything happens for a reason, and sufferings draws us closer to others. Suffering is a difficult yet important part of our faith because it strengthens our relationship with God. In Job 1, we meet a righteous man named Job who worships God daily.
Throughout the sonnet, the speaker reveals he is not a particularly loyal follower of God, he states that ‘I change in vows, and in devotion./As humorous is my contrition’ This reflects Donne’s personal feelings regarding his decision to change religion and suggests that the speaker views himself as being unreliable and a generally bad worshipper of his lord. This adds to the argument that the sonnets display a lack of religious assurance as in these lines the speakers lack of assurance about his own faith is obvious. This shows the reader that Donne’s speaker feels some justification for his inability to gain salvation as his faith is everchanging. The speaker goes on to talk of his ‘profane love’ which is ‘soon forgot’ when referring to how he feels about God. The idea that someone could have a love for God which could be described as profane is problematic and is an example of a Petrarchan paradox which is a literary technique often employed in sonnets.