How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
143) The Lord of the Flies (Satan), admits to being the beast. He is behind the corruption growing in the boys. He is the one tempting the boys to turn against each other, and lose trust in one another. The boys’ biggest fear was the beast, but they can’t sharpen a stick at both ends and hunt Satan. Before the blame falls on the Lord of the Flies, notice Satan can tempt people, but he can’t force anyone to do anything.
Although Humanity struggles with their own religious faith, The Walking Dead takes it to a whole new level when the characters are put in an apocalyptic world where it is Vidal to have faith in order to survive. The Walking Dead uses biblical allusions and symbols to emphasize humanity’s need for faith in general, and to demonstrate that survival depends on that faith. Hershel Greene is the ideal Christian who does not question God’s existence. He believes strongly in what he considers to be right and is known to be uncompromising in defense of his morals. Through this post- apocalyptic world, he puts his Christian faith first in order to survive.
The whole point of the Puritan’s journey into that forest, although each individual’s is different, is so they can get a glimpse of this traveler and what he is capable of and in turn realize how much they actually need God. The serpent on his staff is a symbolization that he is like the serpent in the Garden of Eden. (Shmoop Editorial Team) Within O’Conner’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the forest has more of a threatening, rather than creepy ambiance. The forest is hunched over the ditch where the family is trapped. O’Conner describes the forest as “tall dark and deep”.
Honesty is an important virtue to her, and others are able to see this, for example, John Proctor states, “In her life she has never lied...my wife cannot lie” (Act 3). She shows her love for the church by being righteous and doing
First, Calvin argues that man is doomed with total depravity because of the original sin committed by Adam and Eve. 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.
After Watergate, the only thing that mattered to Colson was having a right relationship with Christ and ministering the grace he had received to as many people as possible. Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” both of these versus speaks into how Colson thought, felt, and acted. Charles Colson’s life is a powerful testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 perfectly describes Colson when it says, “One who bore the image of the man of dust became one who bore the image of the man of Heaven.” Colson wrote “The real story was that Christ had reached down to me, even in my disgrace and shame, and revealed Himself as the One who forgives and makes new.
The message of Cranach's Law and Gospel is to portray that kind acts and good faith could lead one's soul to heaven. He trying to convey to his viewers because church and religion were making a big change during this era and people worried about their salvation. He also wanted to show how people were judged in the eyes of God and how God grants Mercy to his children. To Cranach, God was almighty and able to forgive sinners, to forgive all of us. Cranach wanted to inspire hope and belief in
Everyone has the potential to do evil, whether they think so or not. The ability to be a monster, tyrant, or zealot is present in everyone. As Kenneth L. Woodward relates in his article, Overcoming Sin, “we are all children of darkness struggling toward the light” (para. 2). So if everyone has the potential to do evil, what is it that keeps them in check?
This was very significant in setting the tone of the speech in terms of talking about the girls. The word choice King used was very important as well. He used the word “beautiful” to describe them and also referred to them as “God’s” children. In the Christian Church God makes no mistakes, he is a being that is perfect so by referring to these girls as God’s, they are thought of in a higher light. Also, the word beautiful or beauty is used many times in Bible when referring to God’s work and his actions.