As narrated through one of the most significant books in history, humankind is inherently flawed and needs a single ruler, the Lord God, to sublimate their culture. If people remain obedient and devoted to God by following the rules He lays out for them, the society will have order and harmony. Through human nature, patriarchy, and the transition from henotheism to monotheism, the purpose of the Bible is for a single God to issue rules to humans, giving them a set of laws and a hierarchy. Human nature is to be evil and therefore they need the rules presented in the Bible in order to live a prosperous religious life. God only makes laws for humans, because unlike angels, they are born evil.
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
Why should Christ died for all when He foreknow and predestined that the atonement would only be effective for some people? God foreknown how we would respond and how we would use our free will and yet why does He still decided to atone those whose heart would not be budged toward Him later? I get the impression that God want to give all of us the same opportunity of salvation because all of us is the same according to God, all of us are His image and creation, and the fulfillment of the salvation will depend on our respond to His calling. So is it possible for the pronounced believers to be the unintended object of salvation plan all along? There is still some part that remain unsolved for me and I am still trying to seek for the
Everyman must have his own account and make sure that his good deeds are always strong and are kept healthy. God loves us all and we are all his children therefore if we sin we must repent of our sins so that we can be forgiven and in turn will make the road to the grave much easier. The motives of the morality play is to send a message to everyman which is the whole of mankind there is life after death and that man must not be selfish and remember where they came from and where they are going. The things we have here on earth wont get us to heaven and that worldly goods have no value in
Theology of the Body also teaches us how we need to live our lives, as men and women, in the best way to glorify God. It is proven everyday that men and women are different. We differ not just by our physical features but by the way God made us too. God created both men and women to love one another.
Religion is considered to be the most influential and persuasive force that inspires individuals and communities. The pre history events reveal that actions of love and self-sacrifice are rooted in holding religious beliefs. Kimbell, in his book, When Religion Becomes Evil, defines religion, “The word religion evokes a wide variety of images, ideas, practices, beliefs, and experiences, some positive and some negative” (pg 20). Hence, religion involves human understanding; the way people value God and some personal thinking of fundamental reality. Religious life is set in that way that defines appropriate and inappropriate behavior.
True worshippers never lack, they never fail, they understand that there are certain things that prayer cannot do for them but worship does instantly. Remember that God is looking for those that will worship him in spirit and in truth. No matter what they are going through, they know that as long as they are connected to the spiritual, they will stand out physically because when worship rises, blessings
John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” showed that the people valued their God most importantly for their God was their only hope in surviving in a new environment. Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was said very seriously and was taken seriously by the people who listened to the sermon. Edwards focused on a lot towards how sinners will be punished by God and will suffer an eternal punishment if they did not change their ways. Qualities shown were very serious and religious to achieve a well functioning society. George Washington’s Rules of Civility were also serious and showed that people must show the qualities of honesty, respectfulness, and self discipline.
The founders also stated that for their to be virtue there needs to be religion, as one must render god and put all faith in him as the source of all organisms and the principles of daily routines. As the founders mentioned, virtue is vital because without virtue there can be no liberty, which is key in American societies. In order for one to be virtuous they need to display morally good or righteous qualities. According to the founding fathers the moral man knows that there are set parameters regarding how he can live.
Loyalty and the Punishment That Follows a Puritan When it comes to spreading religious beliefs you can always wonder how much is too much. In typical Puritan culture life is considered a temptation to sin and you must always be grateful for what god has given you. Writing is a way to connect to god and spread a direct, powerful message to the followers of Puritan life. In result of their religion, bible allusions are commonly used throughout their writings. When comparing the two authors, Bradstreet and Edwards, one must look at some of their most common works.
By keeping God on the American currency and in the national pledge, it will aid as a reminder on how our nation began. Having “In God we Trust” is one of the most controversial topics when discussing religion and the government. Having those four words, represents more than just trusting in God, it serves as a remembrance of what our nation was and how it became the country everyone fancies. This phrase has been a part of America since it was founded. It protects religion from the Government not the Government from religion, thus no matter what someone believes, the Government cannot take away the right
Sympathy, the feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune, can push an unwanted burden onto the shoulders of a reader. When reading different stories, antagonists might provoke sympathetic thoughts. A character that has the ability to spring the feeling of pity upon a reader can force a mixed perception of the activities during a story. Antagonists have had the unnoticeable trait of creating a lenity for themselves. Polyphemus, the antagonist Cyclops from the epic poem