He is the minister of New England and he’s supposed to be living a life that is holy before God and His people. Arthur Dimmesdale had made a huge mistake when he had sexual relations with Hester. It affected not only him but: Hester, Pearl, the townspeople, God, and Roger Chillingworth. Dimmesdale first acts like he didn’t do anything at the first scaffold scene by stating, “I have thought of death, have wished for it, would have even prayed for it, and were fit that such as I should pray for anything.” (Hawthorne 67.) How it affected him had a huge impact.
Danforth was one of two judges who traveled to Salem Massachusetts from Boston Massachusetts for the witchcraft trials. Danforth was a man in his later years and was looked at as powerful and authoritative. He was an intimidating man and others feared him, which made him angry because he believed he and Judge Hathorne were guided by God. To Danforth, nobody should fear the court unless guilty because innocent individuals have nothing to hide. Danforth shows Salem his authority by wrongly convicting citizens, controlling the court, and enforcing society’s laws.
It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians. Ethics is the decision between right and wrong influenced heavily by beliefs and responsibilities of an adherent. Through the Bible, teachings by Jesus through parables such as the ‘Good Samaritan’ educate them on the way they should behave in everyday situations. In this parable, a man is neglected by a priest and a Levite but is helped by a Samaritan, a person who was disliked in that time. It shows Christians that they should help everyone who is in need, leaving no one behind.
Once the grievances had been posted on the door of Wittenberg's cathedral, the idea of an alternative religion had been planted. The Puritans, from the ideas of Luther, believed that the bible alone was the only voice of God and with that, all men are equal. Similar to Luther, John Calvin also had varying views from the the church, but his were the idea of predestination. Predestination is the idea that God had selected the “elect” to go to heaven from the very beginning. The Puritans used these two men to help shape their unique and devote religion.
Megan’s Talk 7-13 Obedience I am going to start out with a scripture from D&C 93:24, 26-28. It says, “The spirit of truth is of God, and no man can receiveth the fullness unless he keepeth his commandments. He that keepeth God’s commandments recieveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.” Our Heavenly father has given us the commandments to guide us and to protect us. Being obedient is doing God’s will. He knows what is best for us and he doesn’t want us to get hurt, so obeying His commandments will save us a lot of grief in the long run.
He lived His life sin free then died on the cross for our sins. We will have a better resurrection then any other religion will have. Another theme is Jesus is our great High Priest, he is superior to all other earthly priests, he is sinless and the Son of God and his teachings and way to follow is what others should strive to do to see the word of God and the light. One other theme is we learn that God now speaks through His son, Jesus and the words and teachings he presents and shows is the word of God, his faith and blessings. We look upon Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith and we
It is said in many scriptures in all religions that God will punish non-believers and heretics so why would people take matters into their own hands. I believe these people should be punished by God for such immoral acts. This violence is too excessive and is unjustifiable by any means. Religious violence and any other type of violence (except self-defense) can never be morally excused. Everyone in the world agrees that the action of Adolf Hitler in the Holocaust was an abomination and inexcusable.
God made us and loves us He does not want us (His children) to fear death. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice in which we do not have to fear anything. Jesus claimed to be God In the Bible, in John 10:30, it says, “I and the Father are one.” Jesus was talking to the Jews that had gathered around him to stone him and they mocked him so Jesus replied that he and God are one. Jesus also said to them that even if they did not believe he was the Son of God to believe his works so that they may understand that God is in him. (John 10:37-38) Jesus never tried to hide the fact that he is the Son of God nor did he ever do anything in secret, everything was there in plain sight for everyone to see and to believe.
All Christians must be able to give a defense for the hope that is in them, so that the truth will be upheld in every circumstance. The New Apostolic Reformation The teachings of the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) are nothing new they have been around before the 1950’s, which scholars believe connect to the “Latter Rain Movement”. Many of the leaders in NAR were involved with the “Latter Rain” movement such as, C. Peter Wagner, Bob Jones, and Rick Joyner, just to name a few. The Assemblies of God actually refuted this movement in 1949. “Satan sold them the lie that "unity" is the principal thing and thus they dethroned and eventually jettisoned purity and truth.
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. That we are all sinners and Christ came into the world to forgive our sins. Another example is second Corinthians chapter five. It says “God made Him who had no sin to be sin, or be a sin offering for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God.” Have you ever heard the Ten Commandments? If not, here they