God’s righteousness is good. God is good in His entirety. There is nothing about God that is not good (Romans), this is basically saying that the goodness of God is a life-transforming truth and that we should use the words of God in are attitudes and actions. The Ten Commandments are the clear example of God setting the standards of what is morally right and wrong. We follow these laws that God has set because we believe that they show us are sins and if we follow these laws that we will be reward towards the light.
The Bible states that with Jesus we have better hope, and that our rewards for living life His way will be better. We also know from Hebrews that heaven is the better place to be. We know that heaven is place where streets are paved with gold, there is no sickness and no one is ever sad. Jesus had way better sacrifices than we did. He lived His life sin free then died on the cross for our sins.
He loves us just as much as he love his only son. He gave us his son to die for our sins. God gives us mercy because he is gentle with us. He forgives us because whenever we sin or do something wrong. The Christians believe that when they repent or say that they are sorry that is when God forgives them.
He firmly thought that God is a righteous one who at the end of time will deal with those who rejected him. Augustine`s argument that evil is a `deprivation of good` rather than a positive substance created by God has been supported by some modern thinkers. Brian Davies describes evil as `a gap between what there is and what there ought to be`. Augustine`s argument that evil has resulted from the abuse of human free will has also been supported by modern thinkers. It seems clear that humans choosing to act in the wrong ways cause much of the evil and suffering in the world.
A tragic hero is someone of noble birth with heroic qualities, but the hero struggles mightly against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration. One of the qualities of John Proctor being a tragic hero include his strong conviction. “But I wilted, and, like a Christian, I confessed. Confessed" (Miller 163)! This quote proves that he is really a Christian because he confesses his sins to God.
‘Is what is pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved?’ In Plato’s Euthyphro dilemma, Plato is asking ‘is x good because God loves it or does God love x because x is good?’ An example of this is murder; is murder wrong because God says it is or is murder wrong because it is wrong morally? If ‘x’ was already good before God commanded it then there would be no purpose to God whereas if God commanded ‘x’ because it’s good, then God would have a purpose as he would have to guide us with what is moral and what isn’t. The view that moral rules are true are good because they were commanded by God is called the divine command theory. ‘The Good consists in always doing what God wills at any particular moment.’ If moral actions are good or bad because they are commanded or forbidden by God, certain things follow such as; if they had not been commanded or forbidden by God then they wouldn’t have been good or bad. Furthermore, if God had said the opposite to what He did say then the things that would have been good is now bad.
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller, 62) John Proctor confesses everything in the name of justice, and cannot be spared himself unless he loses his good name. In conclusion, the way John Proctor gives everything in the name of honesty and doing the right thing whether the outcome is in his favor or not makes him heroic. I think of John Proctor as a man full with integrity through to the very end. Even though he had a sinful past, he remained honest and true in the end, in the name of saving the
The bible also gives us Jesus’s teachings to show us how people in poverty and explain to us why it is so important to help people in poverty. Before the temptation Job was blessed by God, he had many possessions and a large family. Job is described by God as “blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8) According to Gutierrez, Job followed a “doctrine of temporal retribution, which says that the upright are rewarded with prosperity and health, while sinners are punished with poverty and sickness.” (147) The Devil twists Job’s theology and puts him to the test. According to the devil “you have put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has. You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the
The story begins with God angry because Everyman pays too much attention to his riches instead of acknowledging Him. God says, "Of ghostly sight the people be so blind, Drowned in sin, they know me not for their God. In worldly riches is all their mind." (271 Shorter Norton) This is the first time we see an example of deception. Everyman has turned his back on God and set his sights on things that are not deemed important at the time of reckoning.
If we are talking about a Christian view of God as omnibenevolant then He always does what is good but this does not detract from the fact that the source of good is independent of Him. The other, more provocative statement that something is good because God commands it indicates that God is the ground of morality and whatever He commands is the morally good thing to do. However, this causes a number of problems, mainly that if He were to command rape or genocide, these actions would become morally good and the right thing to do. As the more debatable statement, I will discuss the latter statement in more detail. Many, if not most, Christians would argue that they believe the second statement and that morality depends entirely on God as he is omnipotent and omnibenevolant and so is the source of goodness.