It is founded in God, Who did not only create the Ten Commandments, but He is the standard and the law. God allowed sin to come into the world. He did not create it, yet He created the possibility of it. God cannot sin nor even be tempted by sin. He is so holy, just, and full of grace that He had to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for these sins and humans’ depraved condition.
“We need Jesus to justify and glorify us, so we find the true meaning to ourselves.” In (Romans 2;15), Paul says that the Gentiles didn’t have the law while, the Jews did, meaning that humanity has the law or not. Such in (Romans 2:12) Paul says whether or not people have sinned against the law or not, all are condemned regardless as the Jews began teaching a stronger condemnation because they had the law all along. Where it all wraps up in (Romans 4:15) Paul asserts that knowledge of the law brings wrath, the Gentiles conversely didn’t have the law. Meaning that the Jews are held to higher standards then the Gentiles. When you look at the views today, many people are believing today that we don’t need God, and he’s not who everyone thought he was.
Paul wrote this letter because of the hostility between the churches. The Christian jews wanted the gentiles to be circumcised and observed the torah before becoming saved. During this time there was great tension between jews and gentiles. Paul wanted the churches to know that they were battling desires of the flesh by this fighting. Paul also wanted the churches to know “if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” Paul wanted Jews and Gentiles to know if they are “walking
However, the Grand Inquisitor’s rejection that the nature of man has potential to change when we accept Christ as our savior highlights the weak link in his argument. The inability to handle freedom appears to the Grand Inquisitor as one flaw possessed by humans. “… For nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom” (Dostoevski 29). He claims that man is too weak and rebellious to bear the weight of free will and therefore believes our paths should be decided for us. However, as Christians we believe that man should have freedom to choose whether he will follow Christ or not.
Soul-building evils are meant to force human beings to live through adversity and in turn strengthen our characters (Sober, pg. 111). Another criticism that exists to this second premise is called defense, which attempts to explain how evil can exist logically, given the existence of God (an all-PKG God) (“The Problem of Evil”). However, defense does not presuppose the existence of God or the existence of evil. If God and evil can
2:14] and inwardly by the Holy Spirit [Rev. 22:17]. Those who refuse God's gracious call will be eternally held accountable for their refusal [John 12:48]. After one has answered the call to salvation and received Christ, God calls him to other callings which are moral in mature and affect a believer’s attitude and conduct. He has called believers to "fellowship with Christ,” to "holiness,” to "liberty,” to "peace,” and to "virtue".
You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you”.” Conclusion In conclusion, I share the same worldview to what is written in the bible.
“In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word is God.” (John 1:1 King James Version) God existed before the heavens and the earth was created. The earth was without form and void and God spoke everything into existence. So we read in His Word that nothing was made without Him. God looked out over all of creation and said everything was good. God did not stop at creation itself.
It appears that this document was founded upon covenant theology, McClellan states, “ the puritans subscribed to the view that a covenant was the necessary basis for both the church and the state” this covenant implies that an individual submits his will to God, and God rewards this obedience with salvation”. The Puritans also believed that God would punish disobedient individuals for their disobedience. Those who governed were led by God to make the decisions for the people, but the premise was that God was on top of the relationship. The ideas of submission and obedience are far removed for modern society in an ideological sense, the government forces people to adhere and most are not obedient to even the smallest laws such as traffic laws. In todays society we are far less to be obedient to a law but more or less we attempt to obey to avoid the negative consequences associated with them such as fines for exceeding the speed limit.
This is primarily done through teaching of Jesus Christ who according to Christian faith and the quote above was sent by god as the perfect sacrifice to atone for the multitude of sins committed by the human race giving humans a chance to be united with god once again through the grace of Jesus. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice due to the way he lived his life in the human form as he only brought good to society but was still persecuted. This persecution despite actually committing any sin resulted in the ideal sacrifice as Jesus Christ was able to suffer the burden of our sins for us in order to allow us to achieve eternal salvation. This act solves the problem of our sins as it offers redemption if we act in the correct way. This premise of redemption through Christ is thoroughly addressed throughout the Christian church through in depth study of the gospels on the life of Jesus Christ as this allows members of the religion to gain an increased grasp on what kind of person Jesus Christ was and what he accomplished.