It appears that in this chaos and disaster when Job’s friends should have been there to console him or even just pray for him or even marvel in the fact that God is in total control they seem to forget God’s ineffability; they fail to realize that God never allows a thing to take place without a purpose instead they basically said, “well I don’t know what you did but you better repent now before God unleashes more of his wrath on you…” It’s clear that Job thought what he could have done to upset God, and that he felt that maybe this was too much for him. Yet one thing is certain he never denied the words of the Holy One(Job 6:10). He may have wished God ended his life instead of allowing him to endure all of these things, still he never spoke ill of God because he knew that God in a sense can be ineffable. Many characteristics of God are indeed ineffable or simply hard to understand. How God could do this to a man such as Job
Through the characterisation of the Reverend, his narrow mindedness can be seen when he says “lord, we ask the same curse for those who ask grace for this sinner”. Kramer is trying to show that even highly regarded religious figures can be blinded by faith and have double standards, which is evident when the Reverend disagrees with his daughter about differing opinions on religion. However, Kramer does not want to be seen as anti-religious “religion’s supposed to comfort
Luther spoke out against clerical celibacy, papal abuses, salvation by works, and other Catholic doctrines. Luther proves to be the better reformer because of his full commitment to reformation. He did not involve himself with the teachings and rituals of the Catholics, within his writings and words he tore down what he found corrupt. Erasmus on the other hand was a Catholic priest, even though he wanted to reform, there was still a part that did not want to fight the church upfront because of his role. Erasmus tried to find a middle road approach, but this only disappointed scholars from both sides.
The Catholic Church went through a change to its very core when Martin Luther voiced what was wrong, mainly how far the church had moved from the actual words in the Bible. The Christians in the Lutheran faith believed that the decline of the church is related directly to the word of God shared through man. With this relationship, the word of God can be misconstrued to feed the egos and desires of man, rather than God’s will. Martin Luther was interested in reforming the church, and in particular, man’s belief of what is true about God’s word. During this same time, the Catholic Church was moving further from the theology of the Protestants.
That thought pattern is rooted in sin and rebellion because the gospel message is centered on repentance of sin and accepting Jesus as Lord. It is not centered on people living as they like and expecting God to adjust his precepts to us in that spiritual state. 2. This culture has become so morally loose until morality is almost non-existent. To live a moral life according to the gospel message is perceived as being too restrictive to a large number of the populace.
This is because they believe that God created every person the same and we should keep it that way, no matter what crime they have committed, otherwise we could be seen as disobeying God’s wishes. Some Christians may disagree with this quote as they may believe that if someone has not treated society in the correct way they should be treated differently to everyone else. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do to you.’ (Luke- New Testament) This means that you should treat everyone else as you would like to be treated. Therefore some Christians may say that because most criminals have not treated others well they have not followed the Bible and gone against God, meaning they should not be treated the same as everyone else. Other Christians, like Quakers, may agree with this quote as they believe that everyone has equal rights and no one is the leader, this is because God created everyone the same.
Initially he refuses to apostatize by not stepping on the fumie to remain true to his Christian traditions and mirror Christ through his suffering. However through the evolution of Rodrigues’ suffering and God’s silence during his internment, he realizes that by choosing to suffer he’s making a selfish decision which will ultimately disable him from ministering to his fellow Christians in Japan. However these Christians have a different understanding of God, as they cannot apprehend how a loving God would make people like Rodrigues suffer. By rejecting Christ through the power of compassion, Endo establishes the similarities between the central messages of Buddhism and what Christianity is supposed to represent in disregard of the formalities. Endo utilizes Rodrigues’ response to God’s silence to create a shift in beliefs from western Christianity towards buddhist Christianity based on the foundations of love, which ultimately establishes the similarities between the intentional message of the two religions.
She is quick to say, "The God that I serve looks at a person's heart deep down and not his appearance". Is this the case? Let's not forget quickly that our appearance can cause a fellow man to sin, and that is sinful on our part. This is surely the handiwork of the devil. nful Also, I think this trend is on the speedy rise because not much attention is given to it in the church today for fear of indirectly driving away and losing our already handful members.
Augustine is quick to clarify that God did not make sin. If God is good and all things he created are good then sin can not be created by God, for sin is evil. Augustine believes that sin is humanity's responsibility. Augustine’s view of the original sin is very complex and does not discuss it completely in Confessions, for his point of writing the book is more of a personal reflection on his view of evil in his own life. Simply stated, original sin is the condition that inclines human beings to selfishness and disobedience, even when they may want to act otherwise.
Human suffering is a sign that there’s something wrong with the world. The experience of suffering should prompt the human search for God. Some, of course, reject the existence of God altogether. This solves the problem of suffering by removing it completely, but makes for several other problems. First, there’s no one to blame for the suffering.