Anyone can have it. God is the forgiver of all sins. John chapter three says “For God so loved the world, he gave his only son; that whoever believe in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” This scripture is basically saying that God loves us so much, He sent his son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for our sins. Another example of this in scripture is Romans chapter five. It says “For God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This verse basically says the same thing as John chapter three.
Job was a man who was a good man and faithful to God. God punishes Job harshly for no other reason than to prove to Satan that Job is religiously faithful. Satan appears before God to tell him about all the sinful things people were doing on earth. God allowed Satan to test Job by making him suffer. God says to Satan, “Did you notice my servant Job?” There is no one on earth like him, a thoroughly good man who
The believer is no longer God's enemy but now has peace with Him and is His friend. 7. Propitiation: All the wrath of God that was once upon the believer has been appeased by the substitutionary death of Christ. 8. Redemption: The death and shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that has bought the believer back from sin.
Mill would say that if God is omniscient then surely he is aware of our suffering and would therefore intervene in the evil as he loves us all. Yet God still allows our suffering to continue which suggests that God is not powerful (omnipotent) at all and cannot stop us or save us from this evil. Mill also believes that the natural disasters and natural problems within the human body such as curable or incurable cancers and diseases such as motor-neurone disease (causes of the body to shut down slowly) for example show faults in the design. These disaster show poor design but how can an all knowing
Question 2 “Neither lofty words nor careful reasonings can answer our questions about suffering so well as the lived example of Jesus.” (CN p24) Discuss this statement in the light of the Christian perspective /Christian view’s on human suffering. (CN pp19-24) We are reminded when we see a crucifix that Jesus suffered. Scripture tells us that God did not want to inflict suffering and death on his son. God did not will the crucifixion of Jesus as it was human beings who were acting in direct opposition to God’s will []. Despite our failings, God will always love all people because they are part of God.
What was jobs response? All of their points of view were that he was guilty of some sin and that God was not pleased with him (p.295). Eliphaz felt like Job brought trouble on himself, Bildad felt like anyone that pursues wickedness (like Job) shouldn’t be surprised of the punishment it brings, and Zophar stated that Job was getting what was no less can be reasonably expected (p.295). Jobs response to their entire verdict was that he was not guilty of any of their accusations; therefore he was going to wait on the Lord to vindicate him out of it all. (p. 296).
He attempts to make humans unforgivable in front of God by stating “The reward of sin is death”. He tries to prove this statement by his selective quoting from the New Testament in the Bible: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us”. Very importantly, he neglects the next line that gives the complete and true meaning: “If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and
An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring us to God..." . God expects us to continually forgive those who hurt us. When Jesus told Peter that he was to forgive his brother seventy-seven times he meant that there was no point keeping count or track of it. We should always be willing to forgive.
In Romans 13: 4-5 it says, “For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.” We will first look at the purpose of the civil law. God put rulers over us for a reason.
In the world today, there is appalling devastation, pain and suffering endured by millions of innocent people. Most view them as unfair trials; they ask, ‘If there is a God, why does He allow it?’ Although pain and suffering are viewed as unnecessary and unfair trials executed by God on sometimes innocent people, they’re a necessary way in becoming more Christ-like because it is a way for sin to be explicated and for God to be revealed to the lost. From the biblical point of view, there is no intrinsic value in this suffering. Akin to the evil in the world, suffering is a perversion of what should be, which was caused by the disruption of the relationship between mankind and its Creator; it has no value in and of itself. That’s not to say that there can’t be any value whatsoever in pain and suffering.