Cambridge, 1663. Justification: As with many books published during its time, A Brief Summe, is a question-and-answer formatted reader published for the tow, in this case Hampton. It gives a student a basic religious background for the period and a starting point for interpreting the lives ruled by such strict doctrine. Cotton was an early Puritan minister in the colonies and therefore influenced many lives. Introduction: A Brief Summe is
A Puritan Justification for Community The provided “Justifications for Undertaking a New Settlement” clearly represents Puritan ideals, both religious and political, in respects to their beliefs of creating an exemplary community for God, where sins are punishable by God. The justification begins with a subtle jeremiad “Our many sins, for which the Lord shows his displeasure with us,” very simply stating that when Puritans sin, the Lord strikes down against them. According to James A. Monroe, in his selection “U.S. : A City upon a Hill,” expressing jeremiads in Puritan culture was one method of maintaining Puritan utopia. The establishment of jeremiads and their implementation appeared to maintain the block between rich and poor, called
Puritan immigrants arrived in New England, during the 1600s, settling and establishing in areas like Massachusetts Bay. In contrast to the Chesapeake region’s settlers, the Puritan settlers did not only come for economic interests, but rather out of aspiration to create a more pure, Christian society based on moral living and emphasis on the family and community. The Puritans had a strong impact on the development of the New England region, based on their religious emphasis and support for a theocratic political structure. By organizing their society based on their want to create a theocracy, the Puritans ensured that their values and ideas had a great impact on the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630s through the 1660s. In the political development of New England, the Puritans influenced the region by basing the political structure on a theocratic model that enforced firm moral obedience.
Planet Wise: A Book Review In the book “Planet Wise,” written by Dave Bookless, we see a very compelling argument in favour of creation care being more than a simple care for the environment around us; for Bookless, creation care is written into the DNA of every Christian in the world. Not only is caring for creation a reflection of God’s will for the world, but it is something all Christians should do as an act of worship. All Christians are called to meet together, read the bible, pray and share the Good News; which is a joy held by all believers, but creation care is also essential to following Jesus. Bookless lays out his work in the same manner as the biblical story, moving from creation to Jesus and everything in-between. This creative format is followed in this review.
This book is much like what most Christians use called the Holy Bible. They both contain scriptures that are believed to be actually sent from God and is God’s word and will. Jehovah’s Witnesses also Use and distribute a publication called the Watchtower. They use the Watchtower to go over certain subjects such as avoiding premarital sex and the grieving process when losing a loved one. Christians believe that there is only one God.
He lived His life sin free then died on the cross for our sins. We will have a better resurrection then any other religion will have. Another theme is Jesus is our great High Priest, he is superior to all other earthly priests, he is sinless and the Son of God and his teachings and way to follow is what others should strive to do to see the word of God and the light. One other theme is we learn that God now speaks through His son, Jesus and the words and teachings he presents and shows is the word of God, his faith and blessings. We look upon Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith and we
Sermon on the Mount The Gospel of Matthew Mathew 7: 21-23 21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven”. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" REL 3000 24 April 2007 The Sermon on the Mount teaches us through Jesus Christ what God wants us to do.
In the Gospel of Mark, I see Jesus, the Son of God, as a loving, faithful, obedient servant who walks in compassion; doing the will of His Father. He is a servant. His message to us all is “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus witnessed to us on how to be great, by giving our life in service to God. Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant.
Donne’s opinion leans more towards the thought of every man needs one another to survive which makes each individual man represent one part of a whole as Donne states. This is also a very religious point of view representing the Christian lifestyle. Christians are very fond of believing that we are all as one and this is shown in Giotto’s Crucifix which shows Jesus, the only son of God sent to save God’s people and rid them of sin, as he is crucified on the cross for the better of his father’s children. With us as God’s children we as man represent one family made up of each individual on earth. Samuel Menashe’s poem “Adam Means Earth,” he uses Adam the first human sent to earth to show that he is the beginnings of our existence on earth sent by God.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8) As a church we recognize that we serve the Triune God, and we stress the importance of developing our relationship with God and with Jesus, yet it seems to me that there is a lack of talk about our relationship with the Spirit. What is the Holy Spirit? I believe many of us regard the Spirit as something of an essence or wind-like force that surrounds us and leads us to be like God.