The perception of the Gospel within our culture is diverse. Some see it as a fictional work, that there is no God; that we simply are and will simply cease to be. Some even view the gospel as blasphemy or an attack against their beliefs. Still, others see it as good but not necessarily true for everyone. Best of all, there are those who see it as the only saving truth.
Ya’ll have you ever felt lonely? Have you ever felt as through your friends and family had abandoned you? Have you ever had a hard time understanding or submitting to the will of God? If you have, then you have an idea of what the Lord Jesus went through as he struggled at Gethsemane. Today, if you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn to the book of Hebrews, Hebrews four and verses 15 and sixteen.
However, at the end of the book, even though he has been forever changed by his Holocaust experience, Elie remains with his faith intact. First, Elie is closely in touch with his religion and the study of his religion. Elie grew up thinking that nothing could exist without god. His faith is based on an idea that God is everywhere all the time . Elie soon begins to question his faith in god, by the inhumanity and evil he witnesses during the Holocaust.
In the seclusion of this shepherd life Moses received his call as a prophet. The angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of fire in the midst of the bush, the dry branches of which would naturally have burned in a moment, but that remained unconsumed.
Simply because I feed it more. The above parable is one that was explained to my father and I during a bible study some years ago by a family friend named Craig. The two dogs represent good and evil, God and Satan, and their never-ending fight over an individual's soul. My father seems to have really taken this to heart as he mentioned it several times throughout our two hour conversation this evening. It seems that my dad has not put too much thought into day-to-day ethical thinking, but does try to live his life as God would expect him to.
A.D. King remembered on brother’s holiday “How can you be forgotten if you never been known?” asked his widow, Naomi King, 82. “He was always in the background. But I want his memory to live on.” A.D. King’s widow and family have tried to resurrect A.D. King’s memory with the creation of the A.D. King Foundation, which teaches nonviolence in his name. The foundation has also released a documentary on A.D. King’s life. On Monday, when the world celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the family of his brother will say a prayer for a figure that has been largely lost in history – King’s younger brother, Alfred Daniel “A.D.” King.
In particular, when speaking of Spies, the lines are not as clear as they do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Because of this area of debate, the idea of absolutes is not possible. Without absolutes, how can we actually give someone guidance on how and where to go in their lives? Without a spiritual path that is laid out and definite, where does someone with a troubled soul go? I am grateful for the door that the book opens by illustrating how the two worlds of psychology and Christianity can be married yet as in any marriage, there is always areas that are not
It is doubtful that Darrow was as white or Bryan as black, or even Scopes himself as absolutely ignorant and innocent in resolute belief as is depicted. Characters such as the newspaper reporter and Scopes’ love interest have been given more ‘spirit’ to help the plot through. This, however, opened up the film to possibilities of backlash. It is fairer to approach the criticism, perhaps, in the words of the critics themselves. Robert Harsh, for example, declares in ‘Exposing the Lie: Inherit the Wind’ that "Christians, particularly William Jennings Bryan, are consistently lampooned throughout, while the skeptics and agnostics are consistently portrayed as intelligent, kindly, and even heroic.
Lewis and Joy both took the road to Atheism and then landed on the road to Christianity. In the book, A Grief Observed, Lewis compared the pain of death to being mildly drunk, or concussed. Lewis felt as though there was a blanket between him and the world.  He questioned, “Where is God?’ Although he questioned God and experienced another great loss, Lewis knew that he could not let his faith in God fade. He had to press on and look to God for his purpose in life and believe that God would strengthen him in his time of bereavement.
What hurt me more: your absence or your silence” (Wiesel 1). At the end, Elie is not that little 12 years old boy who thinks God is everything anymore, he becomes angry and disappoint at God for not protecting His people. Elie’s faith is not pure anymore compare in the beginning of the novel. “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them,”(Mahlia Jackson). Faith can plays a really big role in people’s soul and helps people go though their life.