In the first subcategory of Book Two, Lewis discusses his conversion from atheism to Christianity and how it relates to his worldview. When he was an atheist he convinced himself that he was smarter than the majority of the world. This was debilitating and caused him to have a narrow outlook on existence as he could only see one side of the question
People could now fix their fate and create their own through the bible, and not through a man who claimed to be God himself. He was the hero to religion itself, and this is how he was meant to be remembered. But as every one of us he wasn’t perfect. Through his belief in God he saw others who did not have the same beliefs as him to be sinners themselves. Later in his life he wrote “The Jews and Their Lies.” In which he repeatedly attacked the Jews and their beliefs.
God gave you agency or the power to make choices. He let you choose whether to follow His plan. Mormons believe that Satan was one of God’s spirit children who rebelled against God and did not accept His plan. Satan and his followers were not allowed to be born on Earth and tempt God’s children to do things that bring unhappiness and do not please God. They accept that because of our choice to have faith in Jesus and follow God’s plan we were born on earth and by making these same choices we can find peace and be able to return to live with God after life is over.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 (The Holy Bible: The New International Version, n.d.) Jesus was put on earth to dwell amongst man and spread the teachings of God. He was also sent to die for our sins and when he was resurrected, he did so to erase all the sins of
C.S Lewis: A man of faith and intelligence In his widely successful book “Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis wrote: “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.” (Page # unknown) You might be surprised to know that such a faithful quote comes from a once adamant atheist. The story of C.S Lewis is one of intelligence, spirituality and literature. He was perhaps best known as a novelist and in his classic children’s stories “The Chronicles of Narnia.” While this book series is amazing in and of itself an accomplishment, we often leave out his other interesting life details and books that he has written. Throughout this essay we will discuss topics such as his childhood and early interests, his education and conversion to
But, basically, Huxley was right when he said that agnosticism is the only honorable position because we really cannot know. And that 's right. I 'd be real surprised if there turned out to be a conventional God” .Gould was very active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a big supporter of antiracism and antisexism. He was also a big supporter of
It isn’t enough to pray to the Dark Lord for something...you must also put forth some effort on your end; It is a popular belief that Satanists do not believe in the Christian God. Atheistic Satanists (LaVeyan Satanists) do not believe in God, they do not even believe in Satan as a real entity. To believe in Satan, you must believe in God, and visa versa. As much as the Dark Lord despises the Christian God, Jehovah, he will tell you that he is the true Creator. Satan cannot produce life.
In part II of Lewis book he describes several different scenarios of Christians beliefs. He first talked about the difference between Christian Pantheism and the Christian idea of God. (pp.36). I myself as a Christian believe that God is beyond good and evil, that he is good and righteous, he loves love and hates hatred. Whereas, in Pantheism, one believes that God is part of the universe, without the universe God would not exist.
“Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.” Martin Luther was a man who knew that no man could be perfect. Luther dedicated his life to studying and practicing Christianity. Martin Luther believed that no man or church had the authority to judge or save a person from sin and that the duty fell to God, and God alone. Luther’s teachings were staunchly against the concept of indulgences created by the Roman Catholic Church to make money and support the church. The idea that God’s mind could be made up by any earthly amount of money and the papal decree was ridiculous to Luther.
Being very critical on Catholicism, he thought the bible was an outdated source even though it had good scriptures. He took interest in the Islamic religion in which he thought was very barbaric or a genuine humane religion: as well as Hinduism. His interest in different religions, actually inspired famous quotations in his different works for example “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds” which is from his famous novella Candide. Voltaire wrote Candide as mocking to the idea that God created it all; since he does not believe in the existent of God he mocks the idea. Voltaire as a philosopher took the advantage of the beliefs of other people and since God is perfect, he created an Enlightenment novella that illustrates characters who believe in the “good of all evil”.
Jesus is the one who is holy and true at the church at Philadelphia. Whatever door he opens, no man has the ability to shut. Finally, at the church of Laodicea, Jesus is the Amen. He is the faithful and true witness with glorious authority (Tellingthetruth.org). In reading Revelation, the book is a blessing not only because of the blessings that are identified in the seven primary scriptures, but we see Jesus Christ and all He is created to be highlighted in the passages.
Root seemed to convey the idea that certainty is the enemy of science; that science is humble to being open to its theories being disproved. However, I personally see science as being a more rigid set of facts than theology. On the Root presented Christianity as having a pessimistic reputation of refusing to be uncertain. Just a week earlier, I had a conversation with an atheist who confirmed this, saying that Christians act like they’re the ones who have to have everything defended and can never be wrong. However, I personally feel like I have experienced the exact opposite in my theology classes; the more I learn about theology, the more I realize that I’ll never be able to learn everything.
In the Chicago Tribune in 1963 it was stated by Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton that they had experienced the death of God. According to their statement "the vital God of their Christian faith has died." This is a statement made by two men by their own admission that claim to be atheist. However a statement of that nature could only be made by one that is a Christian who has faith in the living God. It seems that one could never experience death of something that does not exist.
One of the most well-known prophets of the Bible, Elijah represented God in a bold manner. He appeared in the later chapters of 1 Kings and the opening few chapters of 2 Kings. God sent Elijah during this time to warn Israel to repent from idolatry. Through his various miracles, this courageous prophet also showed who the real God was. Elijah’s acts and non-hesitant ways are a great example to God’s people today.
Already, in this first week of class, I have learned some rather interesting things about this intriguing author. First, I never really thought about C. S. Lewis as an atheist or how deeply he held his atheistic beliefs. I have, it seems, always considered him a Christian since I know him only through his Christian writings. His atheism, I discovered, though deep and profound, did not satisfy him. It was through literature that this dissatisfaction