Although people say that they would help in an emergency situation, people will pass the responsibility on to others because of fear, selfishness, and nonchalant thinking. I will give my thoughts and incorporate the story of The Good Samaritan in the following paragraphs on the concept of the bystander effect. The story of the Good Samaritan can be found in Luke 10:25-37. This story is about Jesus teaching the concept of love. A lawyer asks Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life.
In the past, people wanted to believe that there was a place to go once they died, and they would be rewarded if they lived a good life. For example, in Christianity, people believe that if you do bad things and commit a sin, you will go to Hell, but if you are good, you get to go to Heaven. On the other hand, in Buddhism, you do not die, but you get a new life through reincarnation. I think that religion helps people evaluate how their lives are led, which, most importantly, helps to establish morals and helps people focus on determining how to live their lives. As long as there are people who practice a religion, then religion is not redundant, as it is in use, and therefore relevant to today.
Come let us reason together, Jesus instructed us to spread the gospel to all nations, (Matt. 28:16-20). Imagine a new believer is told that once they accept Christ; their sins are forgiven. This is great and they are rejoicing, then he commits a sin, willfully or not; and is told that he lost his salvation. That poor soul will turn away defeated, however God will not leave him nor forsake him, God is married to the backslider, (Jerimiah 3: 14).
But, when the heart of a believer has truly been affected by the love of God, they will come back to Him. They have tasted the goodness of the Lord, and like the prodigal son, they realize they have a loving Father and return to Him. Apostasy is when a person has “willful, ongoing, and unrepentant sin in their lives” after receiving the truth of the knowledge of Jesus Christ; they have abandoned the faith. The doctrine of eternal assurance can impact a believer in a negative way, when they believe they must work in order to keep eternal salvation. A believer’s salvation is not dependent on their own ability, only the work of Jesus Christ on the cross can satisfy the debt of sin.
St. Augustine acknowledges that while he cant remember these years he more then likely acted in the same manner. After infancy, St. Augustine enters childhood and this is were his learning of the world and god begins. He was infatuated with many worldly things and would be greatly distracted form his studies, and he would be punished for this so that he would not neglect what was important. Then later in his childhood he grew ill and was going to be baptized. His mother was Christian and she felt that should he die his soul
His conscience is telling him he shouldn't lie or defy the court and then his death, hanging from the noose, can be a proud one, accepted with honour after making his love and more importantly his peace with God. However his natural instinct, given to him upon his birth is telling him to lie. That he should lose his good name, confess to dealing with witchcraft. Telling him to lose some, perhaps all the respect people have for him but to keep his life. To lose his dignity but to keep his life.
Faustus has read the Bible, at least some parts of it. It seems that he can be saved from the scripture because he has done what is necessary. However, his misinterpretation of the Bible rejects the idea of clarity and inerrancy. He reads the Bible alone without discussion with the church and tries to define what the Bible means by himself. He attempts to make humans unforgivable in front of God by stating “The reward of sin is death”.
Men who do not follow the pathway set by God then inevitably fail, as the poet states in line 14 when he refers to “death”. The imagery contributes directly to the spiritual aspect of the poem’s religious viewpoint. The tone of this poem, out of the religious point of view, is morbid because it directly reflects on the spirituality of the modern day man. The religious aspect is again clearly seen through the use of words, such as “God” (line 2) and “mortal” (line 5). The writer uses a simile to envision himself as God and then sets the bird equal to man.
An early Morality play, ‘The Castle of Perseverance,’ records the spiritual progress of mankind from his hour of birth to the Day of Judgement. The Good and Bad angels contest to win his soul, as he forsakes the former to consort with Seven Deadly Sins. Later, Penance becomes his saviour, and lodges him safely in the Castle of Perseverance. Personifications of Good and Evil In the light of these points we may call Marlowe’s ‘Dr. Faustus’ a belated morality play in spite of its tragic ending.
He has a good angel and evil angel that try to guide him. He also has peers that try to help him come back to the “good side” but Lucifer’s right hand man, Mephistopheles, convinces him it is too late for redemption. In the last hours, of the twenty-four years, he almost asks God for forgiveness. The author twists the story by saying it is too late. This story is classic for the moral issues that the people were facing at the time.