Here then is the basis for Paul’s attack on idolatry which follows: “Therefore since we are God’s offspring”; thus, humans are the true image of God. So, no image made, “by human design or skill.” could possibly be anything other than a falsification of the image of God (17:29). Paul ends his sermon by announcing that the time of ignorance is over and calling for eschatological repentance (17:30-31). Now Paul’s purpose is clear. He is not seeking to add a new god to the Athenian Pantheon; he is rather seeking the Athenians’ repentance.
In 1347 Siena, Italy faced a horrible crisis when the ‘Black Death Plague’ killed off around 60% of their overall population. Everyone thought the end of Siena was near, and that their rival Florence would soon take over; but that was not the case. Around the 14th century, the Renaissance began, and the rebirth of Siena was in action. During this time, the term “Humanism” was very important, illustrating interests in the Ancient world. Humanism was a study first done during the Renaissance, where for the first time people started to think and learn about themselves as people, rather than just focusing on god and religion.
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.
The problem is he knows he is “better” than everyone else. Zaroff recognizes he is strong, and determines God made him that way so he could hunt everyone on the earth that isn’t as powerful as him. This causes him to have no regard for human life, which will ultimately lead to his demise. What makes all of this worse is that General Zaroff believes he isn’t doing anything wrong. He concludes that because God blessed him with riches and skills of the hunt, he has to use them to the extreme.
2.10). A verse like this shows even one sin is enough to separate us from God, making any man made hierarchy between sins unnecessary. Fortunately, God graciously sent his son to die on his creation’s behalf so that whoever accepts him will not have to be punished for their own sin, but will be with God forever in Heaven. The forgiveness of sins and the equality between them does not suggest contrapasso. In fact, it is the exact opposite.
Through science, it is clear that we have been born with many things that are not essential for our survival. For example, male nipples, our appendix and hair serve no specific purpose to us. Therefore, if god is perfect by definitions, why is the world full of imperfect design? If god was so amazing, he would not have made these superfluous, unnecessary things that we do not need; however he would also not have made these by mistake. Overall, this criticism is proving that a perfect being (God) would not make mistakes so he either is imperfect or does not exist at
Theists argue that there are about six reasons by which morality is enriched y religion, these are: First, if there is a god, good will always win over evil. If some omnipotent divine power is there then the cosmic energy of justice is always there. Moral reason always overrides immoral reason, because of the fear of punishment. If theism is true, then there is an ultimate power which loves us all and cares for us- whose love inspires us all. If there is a god who created us, then all person are of equal worth and there is no class, caste, gender or race.
The Christian biblical narrative creation, fall, redemption, and restoration describe the nature of God and of reality in relation to the reality of sickness and disease. Creation: In creation, God created the earth and man in his own image. The earth was made for man to thrive on by being loving, kind, peaceful according to the Lord’s purpose by glorifying him. Earth was full of God 's glory and peace, heavenly peace in which everything worked according to God’s will and every creature lived in peace forever. Fall: In the fall, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s promises by not abiding by God’s ways.
Christ died for all sins. Not one sin is greater than the other. Christ took on my pain so I would never have too, so instead I rejoice and not suffer of my flesh. (Romans 6:6, "For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin") We are of such great value that God gave his ONLY son so he could have us now and forever. Every second of every minute
Christians must pay close attention to the message the poet is trying to get across. True, God gave humans dominion over this world but He never told them they could destroy it. God says in Genesis one: “let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Genesis 1:26). Clearly, God’s desire was that people would enjoy His creation and treasure it.