We all have a sinful nature and have fleshy desires, but it does not mean we are suppose to give in to it. God intended for us to live a life where we didn’t have to choose from good or evil, but because sin entered this world man has a nature that commits sin and opposes the character of God. Even though we come into this world already have sinned it does not mean we should be in a perpetual state of continuing to sin because we have a nature to do so. The book of 1 John touches on the subject of sin it states, “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1Jn 1:7 [ESV]). Once we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and we believe that sin does not control us we can begin to walk right with the Lord and live a life where we don’t find our identity in the sins we
So if you keep saying, “Oh i’m a sinner, I’m a sinner.. I need Jesus (or whoever) blah blah blah”, you need to stop. Because continuing in that “sinful” cycle is a benefit to no one. In order to move on in life, one must hold no regrets, but before doing so, at least understand what was causing you to act a certain way. And by being forgiving to yourself and making amends for your wrongdoings, you can easily move on in your life.
The concept of morality is mysterious is saying that just because god says its right to slap a child doesn’t really make it right. It’s just one way of looking at it. This conception of morality makes God’s commands arbitrary. This is saying that God is the only one who can create reason for his sayings. This conception of morality provides the wrong reasons for moral principles.
The first of these dangers is susceptibility of Americans to extreme individualism, and isolation from the community. Secondly Tocqueville fears that American’s would develop an excessive desire for material things. Moreover, he believes democracy would cause American’s to lose the ability to think for themselves and, instead conform to society. Tocqueville’s final concern of Democracy was that an intense aspiration for total equality would in turn create a society who sacrifices many rights. Tocqueville argues that the only thing which will keep Americans away from these dangers, which would undoubtedly lead to despotism is religion as source of moral education.
That thought pattern is rooted in sin and rebellion because the gospel message is centered on repentance of sin and accepting Jesus as Lord. It is not centered on people living as they like and expecting God to adjust his precepts to us in that spiritual state. 2. This culture has become so morally loose until morality is almost non-existent. To live a moral life according to the gospel message is perceived as being too restrictive to a large number of the populace.
Fitzgerald aims to build a sense of trust and so portrays characters as well educated and enlightened, as such that Nick is ‘inclined to reserve all judgments’ and being ‘privy to the secret grief of wild, unknown men’. This forces the reader to trust Nick’s retrospective recollections; and the fact that the reader is aware of how his perceptions may have been altered by future knowledge or the erosion of memory through time indicates this memoir may be an edited version that is not completely reflective on the true events. Fitzgerald clearly sets the setting of the whole novel: the West Egg and East Egg, it is arguably said that it could be referred to the history of the Christopher Columbus story. This enhances the imagery of an egg as the start of a new life; Nick felt that ‘life was beginning over again’. Moreover, Fitzgerald allows Nick to point out the superficial similarities between the two communities, revealing differences gradually; extravagant wealthy people populate both Eggs and to the outsiders they are a source of ‘perpetual wonder’.
Augustine is quick to clarify that God did not make sin. If God is good and all things he created are good then sin can not be created by God, for sin is evil. Augustine believes that sin is humanity's responsibility. Augustine’s view of the original sin is very complex and does not discuss it completely in Confessions, for his point of writing the book is more of a personal reflection on his view of evil in his own life. Simply stated, original sin is the condition that inclines human beings to selfishness and disobedience, even when they may want to act otherwise.
This is because they believe that God created every person the same and we should keep it that way, no matter what crime they have committed, otherwise we could be seen as disobeying God’s wishes. Some Christians may disagree with this quote as they may believe that if someone has not treated society in the correct way they should be treated differently to everyone else. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you.’ (Luke- New Testament) This means that you should treat everyone else as you would like to be treated. Therefore some Christians may say that because most criminals have not treated others well they have not followed the Bible and gone against God, meaning they should not be treated the same as everyone else. Other Christians, like Quakers, may agree with this quote as they believe that everyone has equal rights and no one is the leader, this is because God created everyone the same.
By shirking responsibility to fatalism, Mozi contends that fatalism devalues human action by emphasizing the futility of human efficacy and its limitations. In following the structure of the belief in Confucian fatalism, Moists arrive at the undesired consequences of humans neglecting to put in their full efforts and laziness, this being a dangerous doctrine to teach the masses. Beyond the mere practical concerns, Moists claim that fatalism also avoids moral responsibility; if rewards and punishments were a matter of destiny, there would be no incentives to act morally. Tensions between
Human suffering is a sign that there’s something wrong with the world. The experience of suffering should prompt the human search for God. Some, of course, reject the existence of God altogether. This solves the problem of suffering by removing it completely, but makes for several other problems. First, there’s no one to blame for the suffering.