In the first lines of the “Book of Job,” Job is described as a “perfect and upright” man. In the “Allegory of the Cave,” once the escaped prisoner finds out about what life truly is, he goes back to the other prisoners to share his beliefs. Sharing wisdom is what philosophers love to do. The people that contain wisdom about the world tend to enjoy spreading it around, and it sometimes even becomes their ultimate goal in life. The best thing about a wise and philosophical leader is his lack of selfishness and corruption.
The God in biblical Scripture is a God who comes down and speaks to people and commune with them. He is not a God who stands off and doesn't hear, speak or communicate, such as the Greek gods did. "The gods of ancient Greek and Roman mythology were personal, but they were not infinite. They had weaknesses and frequent moral failures, even petty rivalries. Furthermore, deism portrays a God who is infinite, but was not personal and removed from their people" (p. 167).
The Book of Proverbs teaches on wisdom, tradition, and raises questions of values and moral behavior. As a Christian one must accept His instruction and apply it to their lives and then they will see the benefits of His instruction. In reading Proverbs 13, God says that one should take heed and follow the direction that is given. Believers should accept what is being told to them in a cheerful manner, to listen with intent and then to go forth with diligence. How they respond will determine the consequences and how it will affect the world in which they live.
a “hero” type figure must step up on the behalf of human beings trying to escape or resolve the situation. It becomes more about a community than an individual. This movie is similar to the book of job when God made a bet with the devil about Job. If Job does not remain loyal to God after satan’s challenges he will have his family and possession taken away. Job gets to keep his family and possession because he stays loyal to God.
This juxtaposition of a loving and all-powerful Creator with the presence of evil perplexes theologians and philosophers alike, but Robert Farrar Capon suggests that “If God seems to be in no hurry to make the problem of evil go away, maybe we shouldn’t be, either … Maybe… evil is where we meet God.” The book of Job is an encouraging testament to the suffering soul, but anyone who would seek out Job’s pain for himself is beyond ascetic. He is morbid, wretched, and dangerously deluded. Suffering accomplished by internal motivation bears no goodness or
As obedience is one of the main factors in God’s definition of righteousness, the fact that God dismisses Moses’s acts of disobedience signifies the major importance God places on the future of his people. As when the Moses but once again questions God’s motives as he says “Since I first came to the Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has mistreated this people, and you have done nothing at all to deliver your people”(Exodus 5.23), God then establishes his covenant with the people just as he had previously done before with Abraham and Jacob. So as Moses continually brings forth these challenges to God, the justification for the allowance of these challenges is due once again
The story in Genesis 3 “The fall” appeals to the reader’s logic and ensures that they can follow a logical path to support my claim that the power and justice should be complementary with each other in order to keep the balance of forces through equality and tranquility is a goal sought after to amend injustice. “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor, you will give birth to children, Your desire will be for your husband.” (Genesis 3, 40) Punishments were given by the God after the God knew that Adam and Eve ate the fruits on the knowledge of the tree since the God had already defined the rule — neither Adam nor Eve could have the fruit on the tree. Due to the curiosity about the rule and the fruit, Eve and Adam ate the fruit; later on, they knew what shame it was. Besides, the narrative story in
If we accept good from God, shall we not accept evil?” (Job 2:9-10) But eventually Job asks God: “Why should the sufferer be born to see the light? Why is life given to men who find it so so bitter?” (Job 3:20) This was the story of Job in the Bible, in which he was given misfortunes in his life after God gave him success. It was a story that has been told again and again when I am young and this made me inquired of myself, if God really exists, that is to say powerful and good, why He did not take away all the bad things in the world and replaced it by good ones? As I become older, my doubts become larger, I started to question the existence of God and I had convinced myself that God does not really exist. Before I start my points in this argument, let me introduce myself to you.
Although Josephus and Philo reveal Pilate's propensity for murdering innocent noncombatants, Jesus' trial underscores his efforts to conceal his unethical escapades from superior Roman officials. Such practices represent an unambiguously dissimilarity to the attributes of God and injustice is demonized throughout the Bible, especially in Deuteronomy, where we discover the passage, "Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow" (27:19). In fact, God is commonly represented as a righteous Judge or King in the Bible (e.g., Psalm 7:8; 7:11; 9:4; 9:7; 89:14; 99:4), contrasting the positive attributes of the Eternal King with the morally degenerate attributes of finite rulers-such as
God made a provision for this plant to protect Jonah. Jonah was exceedingly [repetitious, substantiation] Question: What was Jonah supposed to understand from the episode with the gourd? Does the episode answer Jonah’s complaint? If not, what is its function? Why did Jonah need a shadow when he already had shade from the “booth”?