Pascal believed in heaven as possible infinite gain, however Descartes believed that the nature and existence of an external world as something that cannot be fully known or understood. Pascal also believed that the belief in God as the only reasonable choice, when Descartes believed that God should always be held true. Their beliefs still back up this objection though. If nothing is known about the external world, or the external world is infinite gain, there is still no absolute certainty in which side of the wager to choose, therefore betting on God as true is still the most reasonable
If man was never tempted to turn away from God, nothing bad would ever happen. True, life would be extremely different and marvelous, but how would God know if mankind truly loved him? Emma Hughes states, “Paradise Lost illustrates God’s creation of man and free will as evidence of His perfect nature, not as a contradiction of His benevolence,”(Hughes). God creating man with free will was no mistake. Milton states, ¨In the beginning how the Heavens and Earth rose out of Chaos,¨(1, 9).
This quote demonstrates the deadly sin of pride because the foolish rioters think they can avenge their friend against an unknown enemy. This sin is used in order to show how pride in one's own self may lead to unwanted repercussions. Because this tale was written in this time period, boasts and pridefulness were common. The use of pride develops the characters from being a band of brothers to becoming each other's murderer.
Not only does good work represents his or her faith, good work proves the existence of salvation and brings glory to Him. While having faith in God is necessary, doing good work is just as important because good works proves the existence of salvation. When God saves a person from their sins, that means that he or she is willing to put all of their wrong actions behind and reborn as a new person in Christ. If he or she still doing illegal actions, then their proclamations are not trustworthy. For example, in the movie 101 Dalmatians 2, Cruella De Vil announced that she had changed (meaning she will not produce any kind of animal-based clothes) after some psychological treatments.
Satan challenges God’s authority proclaiming, “Who can in reason, then, or right assume monarchy over such as live by right his equals if, in power and splendor less, in freedom equal?” (5, lines 794-797) Satan acknowledges that God is more powerful and splendid, but denies God’s authority over angels. By purposely Satan’s argument equates freedom with anarchy; this is absurd. Individual freedom is not completely unrestrained. Free beings are still subject to lawful authority. Satan compounds this fallacy by asserting, without evidence, that angels do not err.
God, the preeminent stockholder of grace, invest unlimited and unconditional love in human beings, so human beings as responsible recipients of grace may show grace. We do not disregard works. We work not for grace, but in response to the grace of God, Christians desire to be in obedience to God. Amazing grace was not in our non-reaction to the aggressive drivers that was just common sense and courtesy at best. Grace was the response of Big Guy believing in dying the death he envisioned would be, acknowledging that between 2005 and 2010 he had been set free to die that he might live.
Moreover, he vows to bring Laius’ killer to justice, and that is exactly what he does. Pursuing punishment despite the fact that it is self-inflicted displays a tremendous amount of nobility. Through these situations, Oedipus is more than a king with an unfortunate fate, but he represents mankind itself. And so the strength that allowed him to be king in the first place, but also acted as his flaw, comes full circle to redemption. These ironic effects are attained through the quintessential elements of religion, the tragic hero archetype, and diction.
God has given us these pleasures for our enjoyment, but they must only be used in pursuit of the goal. Unfortunately, modern society views pleasure as happiness but really the pleasure they seek usually just ends in misery. Pleasure must not be the goal, but rather finding joy in oneness with God. “‘Under the sun,’ he said, everything was ‘a chasing after the wind’” (Zacharias 131). Zacharias is quoting Solomon in the Bible where is lamenting about his life of lavish living, and Solomon concludes that it was a lot of toil to no avail.
And the part that the Law misses is Jesus and salvation through him and he came to this earth to fulfill it. As it is stated in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He said this in my opinion to emphasize that completing the law is impossible thus salvation is a really difficult thing to achieve without Jesus as he tell us in Matthew 5:20 “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Bible Gateway NIV). Another example of this is seen in Acts 13:38-39 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses”(Bible Gateway NIV). Therefore, I believe that we cannot obey the law to its totality because it is humanly impossible without the figure that fulfills the Law this being
From his initial youth, Gatsby loathed poverty and longed for prosperity and sophistication. Such a short title, The Great Gatsby raises a lot of questions. There are two ways to read the title. One is to see it as an ironic and another is to understand it directly. Gatsby rises to the high class of society in a dishonest way; he's earned his fortune through illegal activities and tries his best to hide his past.