Luther was also disappointed in man and felt that they should take the consequences that go with their sins and hope that these lessons could be taught to them before it would become too late. In expressing his disappointment with the church, Luther goes on to discuss the real ways a man should repentance his sins and not the way the church is having them repent at the current time; which is by having them pay for pardon of their sins and guilt. He states what he believes is to be worthy of god when it comes to recognizing the wrong in something that you have done and now want to be sorry about. He also goes on to state that the pope does not have the power to forgive someone’s sins that is the power of the lord and only him. The pope can only remit sins or guilt by announcing that GOD has actually remitted the guilt.
Naturalist do not believe in more than just matter, they look at things as if I cannot see it then it is not there. However, as a Christians, I believe in more and I know our God is out there helping us through our lives. Naturalist look at us as machines that all of our emotions and such are just reactions in our brains, but Christians believe that everything we do is the creation of God. Secular humanist and Christians are so different I use my religion to help stay in line. Secular humanist feel that religion is really a negative thing because it gives you rules to follow therefore you never really follow your deepest desires.
He, like all those before and after him, was wondering why God was allowing His chosen people to go through the suffering they were having to endure at the hands of their enemies. He didn’t understand why no matter no matter how much he cries out for God to save them, God has not yet changed the situation. [footnote1] While Habakkuk begins by wondering or worrying about the world around him and God’s seeming indifference, he ends by worshipping God. [footnote2] Habakkuk’s name means to embrace or wrestle. Per usual, his name has to do with the message in his book.
Donne intends for the first sentence to include the image of God beating his heart because it references the fact that God still accepts broken souls that are also remorseful. Although this image seems to have no controversial elements, a closer interpretation says otherwise. Donne is playing with the Christian belief of broken and repentant spirits going to heaven as he has the audacity to suggest that God break his heart so he can by default be accepted and become righteous. The mere fact that Donne has the nerve t o more or less mock God and religion is a form of protest. Donne’s brashness is continued in the next
An opinion maker can be anyone, a priest telling you how God wants you to live, ones parents teach them morals or the television. These shadows make us think that this is the way to live and that this is what is important in the world. Few can break the chains and escape the cave. When they do and find out what true reality is, most come back and want to spread the truth. In most cases these people are looked down upon for not conforming or for trying to poison the minds of others.
Lot of persons don’t want to escape from the cage that it was created around them from the Christianity beliefs. Maybe they are using God just as an example of perfection that they can relay on, or maybe it is for them an example of supreme power that could give help and support in difficult moments. We should not forget all the way that Church made during time, and that all those proofs that gave credibility to Christianity may be all false. If god, as the father of human kind, would have existed, he wouldn’t let all those catastrophes to happen (Katrina, 2004’ Tsunami, and many others…). What kind of father would be the one that let its children to die in such terrible ways!?!
However, if God exists and one does not believe he/she will receive eternal punishment. Therefore, any sensible person should believe in God because the risk is greater to do otherwise. By breaking down this wager one is able to perceive what he/she risks by not believing in God and in turn causes them to evaluate their future in the after-life. One of the most criticized elements of Pascal’s Wager is that it assumes God rewards belief. Is it really rational to believe that God will reward blind faith and punish those who do believe in moral justice but do not necessarily believe in him?
• 1. Clare Dempsey 9X2 :-) Abortion - A controversial issue “An acceptance of the practice of abortion is incompatible with Christian belief in the sanctity of life but not with the attitudes of ethical philosophers or popular politicians.” Examine and comment on this claim In this short essay, I am going to confirm different beliefs on abortion, and eventually come to a conclusion of the quotation given above. The beliefs studied, or rather, explored will be Catholic beliefs and doctrine, other branches of Christianity, non-religious (or secular) attitudes, some utilitarian views, and the views taken from the perspective of situation ethics. It is estimated that 45 to 55 million abortions take place in just one year, 87% of these take place
The question in my mind is would they trust in Him when they could not physically be in His presence as they crossed the turbulent waters or would they evidence a lack of faith and be consumed by fear? Believers are faced with the same choice. Just like the disciples, the Lord allows tests of faith not to hurt, but to build faith in the heart of the Believer. He allows or does this to show that Believers must depend on Him for everything. Believers must place their faith in Him for all their needs and see the utter insufficiency of their will power, that there is no victory to be had in their works or good deeds, but only through simple Faith in the Cross.
The devil’s tool is shame. It is being ashamed of who you are as a person and not what you have done. It is hating who you are and thinking that you have no reason to live. God created us in His image and gave is a divine purpose. If Jesus would die for us on the cross for us then our live is worth it.