In juxtaposition to the sin and punishment centric ideology that permeated the teaching of the Church at that time, Julian of Norwich extended her understanding of God’s specifically maternal role to demonstrate God’s innate kindness. Indeed, “God is kind because it is his nature. Goodness-by-nature implies God.” (McGrath 183) To Julian, this very understanding of God being fundamentally kind, and being removed from the role of moral arbiter, is what will lead one away from sin, for the kindness of God inspires kindness within the soul of the individual and from God “to [Julian] was shown no harder hell than sin. For a kind soul has no hell but sin" (Beer). In her understanding, the way to lead humanity away from sin is not through fear of
How does that look like? The apostle Peter illustrates this to us when he talks about Christ’s gentleness in 1 Peter 2:19-23: The way Jesus responded to hostile people is an example for us to follow. When someone hurts us, we must avoid retaliating or making threats and entrust our situation to God. Gentleness is the ability to show patient endurance when you are treated unfairly. With this phrase Paul reminds believers of God’s sovereignty.
I would like to conclude this essay of the morality play everyman by stating that this is life long lesson that will be experienced in our lives and that of our future generation, the main purpose of this play is so that us as mankind must judge ourselves to see if we are worthy of the heavenly kingdom and that what we do on earth shall be done in heaven and we must not neglect our
In this topic we are going to be a critical thinker to analyze the misinterpretation. This will be very useful for us to know which one is the truth, then in our daily life we can declare our faith to other. This understanding will help us to standing firm in our faith and to refuse heresies around us. We will be able to describe the issues and heresies toward Christ, and will be able to either analyze and give the answer toward the issues. We will not be gullible by heresies around us because we have the true understanding about our faith.
and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace." 2 Timothy 1:6-9a Paul and the elders of the church had laid hands on Timothy and prayed over him to ordain him into ministry. Paul instructs Timothy to "fan into flame the gift of God" to encourage him to look to God for guidance so that he can use his gift as God intended him to and to draw strength, power, love and self-discipline that can only come from God.
Gal.6:9 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Ps. 118:21 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom. 5:1 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Agape love shows itself in humility and kindness (King James Version Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4). This kindness comes from wanting to care and making a recurring choice to act upon caring. Another way to look at agape love, as the apostles looked at it, "is an attitude of the heart, of the mind and of the will" (Davidson 986). Culture should no longer see love only as a feeling, but a feeling along with continuous thoughtful actions. Agape love can also be seen as self-denial for the sake of another (Guzik).
Lucius had no hope left when his life was nothing but troubles. He had to accept faith into his life and cleanse himself of his past sins. In the end, Lucius was able to find salvation through faith, transform back into human form and spread the word of faith through the miracles that he had experienced. The next theme I found was that God is the God of both grace and judgment. He is always forgiving, but he has the power to show that all actions are not accepted.
Saint Bernard advises us that we are obligated to God for his adoration and his penance. In addition to the fact that we should love God on the grounds that cherishing God does not go without profit. Loving God is advantageous for us because he compensates the individuals who respect Him with the favored condition of the wonderful Heaven, where distress and misery can't enter. And the measure for such love is to love without measure. What the author says is extremely straightforward.
(Genesis 1:26-30). Just like Adam we are all capable of doing God’s will but we must also live by faith and obedience and I think that’s our purpose (Genesis 2:15, 17). The Question of Morality- I believe to measure your ability to balance their “right and wrong” a person must have morals to act and live by. For instance don’t be fooled by people who doesn’t have your best interest at heart because they bad habits or judgment can put you in an uncompromising situation that could reflect on you badly (1 Corinthians 15:33). I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness.
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.
I feel like the converted Lamanites truly showed their understanding of the gospel and their love of God. Even when the Lamanites began to kill them they stayed true to their covenants and praised God. These people not only had strong testimonies, they were truly converted. In verse 15 they recognized how difficult it was to repent from their sins, and to ultimately change their lives. They said,"since it has been as much as we could do to get our stains taken away from us, and our swords are made bright, let us hide them away that they may be kept bright, as a testimony to our God at the last day" (Alma 24:15).