Christ does not give us love, joy, peace, patience, and so forth. Christ is the gift and the giver! Nee also mentions that many Christians come to the “ Christ of the Scriptures for salvation and then they are bombarded with "things!" We have all these "spiritual things" we believe and do and the sum of them is our spiritual life. Nee expresses that we don't need more "spiritual things" we need Christ.
In (doc. h) the puritans had the limitation of Gov. it let all the world learn to give mortal men no great power then they are content they should use. God was their king. It is therefore that most wholesome for magistrates in church to never affect more power and authority than will do them good.
Another church idea is from document 5, which is an excerpt from The Second Book of Homilies, which was produced by bishops of England, and it was authorized by Elizabeth I. It discusses the idea that men should be the ones leading and holding the power while women should cease from commanding and perform subjection. One last opposition from the church is explored in document 7. Edward Rishton, a Roman Catholic priest, discusses his hate for the fact that she is becoming more important than religious church figures, one example would be that the people are praising Elizabeth’s birthday more than the feast of the Mother of God. During this time there were also because who opposed the view of the church and accepted the fact that Elizabeth was their leader.
This shows the importance of the Bible to Protestants compared to the Catholic woodcut in which there is no importance placed on the scripture. In the Catholic woodcut, is it very ornamental and the monk who is preaching does not have a Bible to read off of. This shows the contrast between Protestant and Catholic beliefs in doctrine. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Luther responds to Eck saying that he will not recant his teachings unless he is “convinced by Scripture and plain reason” (Doc 5). During his speech, Luther advocates his belief in sola scriptura.
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.
In document three, an Excerpt from the Council of Trent, it states “Turning its mind especially to the restoring of ecclesiastical discipline, this holy Council cautions all bishops so to live, with due meditation, that they can bring together truth and behavior as a kind of perpetual example of frugality, modesty, and decency, and especially of that holy humility that so strongly commends men to God.” The overall message of these words are that bishops and priests of the church should not engage in worldly pleasures, which was a major concern of the reformers against the church, but live a life dedicated to serving God and fulfilling His
“Yet one cannot call it virtue to kill one's citizens, betray one's friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; these modes can enable one to acquire an empire, but not glory.”(Machiavelli 35) “ God our Father hasmade all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing.” (Luther 13) This quote truly shows how strongly Luther felt about faith and the connection to God with no middle man. He thought that the fact that the Catholic Church said you had to confess to a priest so they could talk to God for you was wrong and takes away from your faith. Machiavelli sees virtu as the traits necessary for a prince to acquire to be able to succesfully run a state. “ And above all a prince should contrive to give himself the fame of a great man and of an excellent talent in every action of his.” (Machiavelli 89) In Chapter XVIII “ Of Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared, or the Contrary” Machiavelli lists in his writing traits to be a succesfull Prince. He expresses how it is better to be feared rather than loved and to recognize the people around you and in
Paul encouraged Timothy to be a faithful soldier, his counsel was to be ready and protected. Wiersbe suggests that before one stands one must first bow before the Lord in prayer and worship, then this one may put on the armor of God. The armor of God is one of the most prominent dressings of a Christian. This is a personal opinion, trying to consider a son going into battle with the enemy and not being fully dressed out for battle seems nonsensical to the mind. Mr. Wiersbe gives three responsibilities, knowing the enemy, use the equipment and trust in the Lord and the energy He provides for the battle.
While Catholicism focused on obeying the regulations of the Church and respecting the supreme authority of the clergy – which were reinforced by power-hungry clergymen like Loyola -- (Doc. 5), Protestantism emphasized admittance to heaven by faith alone. Once Martin Luther came to this conclusion, he stopped fearing God and began loving him for his justice and mercy (Doc. 3). This was Luther’s transition from Catholicism to a new way of viewing Christianity, and he quickly began to spread his
The New England settlement focused on religion, which directly affected the economics of the society mostly because of their puritan heritage. According to Document 1, 3 and 4 both of the historical context of the document 3 the community focused on family values and how everyone should be sharing everything as one community in sense rich or poor made no difference because of the unity under god, This was proven by document 4 in which the community set rules for labor and income, The community wanted to spend more time devoted to god an thought that money would then lead to greed which in that time was looked as the devil. As