In a passage, Elie states, “Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live” (34). As a dedicated follower of God, Elie gets frustrated by God’s silence. Several Jews wonder where God is when men, women and children were exterminated within the matter of seconds. Elie wonders how God can allow such cruelty to occur. In a similar event, Mr. Wiesel gets beaten by Idek.
Although the holy scriptures ask for obedience and loyalty to God, temptation overwhelms our body and our mind is tricked into committing sin. Many of us ask for forgiveness and try to repent for our misdeeds. We read the holy scriptures, we attend Mass, we nurse the sick and shelter the homeless, we do all that He asks of us but still our hearts are stained. The truth of the matter is that no one is left unmarked by “secret sin” (1254).
The Christian worldview is about God’s desire to fix a broken relationship between Him and humans, His beloved creation. Humans rebelled against God and cannot save themselves because of their sinful nature. God is a perfect, holy, and righteous God, who cannot tolerate sin and evil. Numbers 14:18 (NIV) says, “The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to iv do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god?” Again, do you find any mention of any church in what the Lord requires of
God instructs Jeremiah not to pray for these people, and tells him that their prayers will not be heard in their day of trouble. Jeremiah then speaks of how the Lord revealed to him that those to whom he was instructed to speak the word of the Lord had conspired against him to kill him. In light of this, Jeremiah asks to see these people punished. God responds saying that none of these people would speared during the year of punishment.
He tried to take piety on himself by bashing himself so that Orgon would feel bad. “ Yes, my brother, I’m wicked through and through. The most miserable of sinners, I. Filled with iniquity, I should just die. Each moment of my life’s so dirty, soiled, Whatever I come near is quickly spoiled. I’m nothing but a heap of filth and crime.
Evil and Immorality The reason why God slashed the length of humankind life is due their sins. For example, the story states that men married women howsoever they chose. Furthermore, the story says that the Lord discovered that evil filled the hearts of men, and the evil was great and perpetual.
He saw what the wrath of sin was causing for the world. There was hate, killings, stealing, wars, so much evil and suffering that he had to redeem the earth. So, he had a major plan through his only begotten son Jesus Christ whom he sent to revive the world by dying for our sins and on the third day he rose again and ascended into heaven. Restoration:
Sin is a spiritual sword that is drawn against all those who undermine the word of God, which forbids them not to do certain things. Sin is essentially the worst enemy you would want not to come across because it will not hesitate to kill you. The devil will disguise this terrible enemy and label it all sorts of nice names. He would label sin freedom, sensuality, modernity, democratic right or the right to determine one’s path and so forth. When the devil hides sin in all these nice terms, he is hiding a sword that is about to devour you.
Throughout history God sought to execute His redemptive plan. After the fall, God intervened and said that he would put enmity between Satan and humans. He said that the woman's seed would execute a deadly blow resulting in redemption for mankind but this was only possible through the death of Christ. In Revelation 5:6 Christ is seen as a worthy lamb who died (was slain), resurrected and redeemed mankind back to a better relationship with God.
Document one was created by a famous Christian John Edwards. John states that God will judge every human, and no one can be saved from hell if they are a sinner. Not even a miracle wouldn’t be able to save you because God has to exact his justice. Document one displays the Christian faith. This shows that the Christian God has to exact His judgement on sinful people.
Even though everything she own was gone, she still has god by her side and blest his name. The feelings in both of the stories are very depressing and frightening. In Bradstreet’s, when you’re reading it, it sounds like the main person was very scared and didn’t know what was happening. After running out she blest god for saving her.
Kingsolver’s first goal of the Poisonwood Bible is proposing how an individual could make peace with the aftermath of their worst mistakes and flaws, as shown through the voices of the Price girls. Kingsolver’s decision to leave Nathan Price voiceless represents the seemingly untouchable arrogance and offensiveness of large powers that drag peaceful innocents into conflict for their own gain. Nathan has no voice because Kingsolver wanted him to be viewed from the outside. Nathan is the uncontrollable darkness that festers in humanity; he is the crimes of a previous generation that are inherited by a new, unsympathetic one that is helpless to change its past and must come to terms with it. Therefore Kingsolver’s main goal of the Poisonwood Bible was for different generations and their individuals to question their preexisting beliefs and spark moral conversations and debates amongst each
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him. Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you!
Summary of Major Ideas In his article, “Why the Secular Needs the Sacred,” William Kirk Kilpatrick accurately discusses the need for the sacred view of life. Kilpatrick says that the world tries to get along without religion, and shows how it does not work. Society has no good person or supreme being to turn to if not God because of all the different opinions flawed man has of what is right and wrong. People turn to a business agreement to try to explain authority even though the point of authority is always changing.