Go to our Heavenly Father and apologise and ask Him self-control. When we sin we become miserable any way, have you noticed? When we do not do the will of God we tend to lose focus which makes us miserable. It happens a lot to me when I sin, I feel miserable so do not worry if you fall into sin as long as it makes you miserable the Holy Spirit is always there to uplift us and we will eventually conquer sin as Jesus did but we also have to practice self-control in order to
Reader is forced to question his own morals to decide which side here is actually the righteous one. Due to moral differentiations, readers split into two sides, supporting God or Satan. So, the line between true and false is not really clear. In Satan’s perspective, God is described with authoritarian and dull characteristics that make the reader see the God as an unattractive entity. On the other hand, it is possible to see Satan’s seductive nature and avoid choosing him over God.
Not everything in this life is fair and equitable. Job’s three friends, however, were certain that God was punishing Job for some secret sin, something Job could hide from everyone but God. Job vehemently denied that such was the case, and he was right. God later verified this also. However, during his ordeal of loss and suffering, Job gradually came to resent God.
I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice” (Wiesel 45). While Elie Wiesel had moments of lost faith, some others wholeheartedly, regardless of what they were going through, believed that God did what he did out of love. Akiba Drumer said: "God is testing us. He wants to see whether we are capable of overcoming our base instincts, of killing the Satan within ourselves.
The Problem of Evil “Evil has no positive nature but the loss of good has received the name of evil” said St. Augustine.The problem comes from the fact that if there is a deity that is all good, all knowing and all powerful, how can evil exist? The problem of evil (or argument from evil) is the problem of reconciling the existence of the evil in the world with the existence of an omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and perfectly good God. The argument from evil is the atheistic argument that the existence of such evil cannot be reconciled with, and so disproves, the existence of such a God. Therefore, the “problem of evil” presents a significant issue. Mackie theorizes there is no possibility all three facts can be true and coexist together.
Jude only came to believe that Jesus was the Son of God after His Ascension, his lack of faith during Jesus’ ministry leaves to show how he was still ignorant and in need of the Spirit’s enlightenment. As for Peter, he was impulsive and often let his emotions get the best of him. One example would be when he refused to accept Jesus’ prediction of His death and earned himself a stern rebuke from the Lord. Another would be when he denied having known Christ out of fear (John 18:17). The truly inspiring part of their story is that God chose to overlook these weaknesses, and through His amazing grace, He used them just as they were for His
Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes disappointed with how religious practices are being done but he just expresses it in a subtle manner. Unlike here in Matthew 23:23 where if you just read the verses you’ll feel the outbursts and depth of His anger to the Pharisees seeing as the first statement alone – “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” ended with an exclamation point. Somehow, one can’t help but realize that Jesus is truly serious by now because He never really gets angry. If a man who is characteristically and temperamentally an irritable and ill-tempered person, then his anger may no longer seem effective as you’re used to his temperament. Nobody really pays any attention to the anger of a man who is angry all the time, right?
It is a convenient and comforting respond to unfortunate and even devastating ‘fate’. The pain becomes bearable to those who suffer because it is all part of a bigger plan, it is more than ‘you’. This concept is also built upon an irrational fundamental attitude, “the surrender of self to the ordering power of society.” (54) The problem of theodicy does not end at that. The use of God as a shield works on believers, but not on nonbelievers. The question “why bad things happening to good people” still cannot be answered for the nonbelievers, a common critique of religion itself.
In the short story, “I said to myself, I am responsible to the country for this, and I must go along with him and protect the country against him as far as I can. In the article, “Well, sir, every one of them is a record of some shouting stupidity or other; and, taken together, they are proof that the very best thing in all this world that can befall a man is to be born lucky.” (328) This quote reveals that Reverend’s apparent aversion for the God seems controversial with his role as a clergyman. Through the whole story, readers can obviously feel the painful for the clergyman who has a deep resentment of God because he believes the god treats people unequally, and only lucky people can be successful. In the short story, readers can see that Scoresby and the clergyman joined the war together, but eventually Scoresby became a hero when the clergyman couldn’t accomplish anything in his lifetime. Therefore, his jealousy impels him to slander Scoresby to an immensely foolish person who made mistakes all the time.
The only way to stop the curse is by changing his beliefs and not going through with killing his sons wife. This is hard for Creon to listed to due to his stubborn and self centered personality. Teiresias is a old prophet who is blind and respected. The prophet comes out saying “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong…. the only crime is pride” ( Teiresias 232).
By speaking instead for God Himself when Edwards declares, “Men’s hands cannot be strong when God rises up”, a superstitious audience is left petrified with distress. Given the strength of religious values at the time of the speech’s deliverance, the idea of an inescapable wrath brought upon by sin would undoubtedly draw the colonies away from worldly matters, and instead towards the olden values which the colonies had been founded upon. As mentioned previously, Edwards possessed a remarkable reputation as a minister and orator at the time of the deliverance of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Through the establishment of credibility through ethos, Edwards allows his reputation to support his argument and convey validity to his audience. With these
In Psalm 5:4 it says,"For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome"(Biblica Inc,NIV). Sometimes we can not even help it if someone is in trouble. Although life can be unfair God proves to us that he loves us and will not allow such evil to overtake us. In second Thessalonians 3:2 it says," and pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith"(Biblica Inc,NIV).
The sinners are facing an infuriated God. It was believed hat sinners will face the wrath of God 's judgement. The natural men, people who have not been reborn, were held in the hand of God over the pit of hell. Preacher,Jonathan Edwards, is saying it is God 's ultimate and final decision. Not only was Edwards, among others, were angry with sinners, but God was as
… Because in his great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death…” (Wiesel, 67). Elie acknowledges that he no longer wants to believe in God because he concluded that God is the reason that the Jews are in the circumstance they are in. This is another reason individuals might think Elie is showing lack of spiritual stamina during the Holocaust because Elie begins to consider why he should believe in God when He has created such terrible things throughout the world. On the other hand, Wiesel explains, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in
This reinforces the idea that Grendel would be open to friendship if only the Danes were. Unlike Grendel, the Monster struggles to justify his actions; he is beyond remorseful, asking if Walton thought “that the groans of Clerval were music to [his] ears? [His] heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy; and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change” (Shelley 164). By stating that his heart was brought to vice and hatred by misery, the Monster implies that no life would have been lost had he been given a companion with whom he could be happy; with a mate he could have remained a being of love and sympathy. This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence.