There are other important applications for confessing the word of the blood of the Lamb The bible say’s, “resist the devil and he will flee from you”. I was thinking, how can we resist the devil in such a way that he will flee from us? Now of course there are lots of angles we could look at, such as not giving in to temptation, however my thoughts ran along the theme of recognizing that the key is knowing what his name means and resisting accordingly. The devil and Satan are the same person all the others are evil spirits or demons. Demons afflict people with diseases among other things, but the name devil means false accuser or slanderer.
Hughes regretted his decision, but he did not want to keep everyone else waiting. This illustrates the common issue of Christians claiming to be followers of Christ, yet attending church is the only religious action they perform. The way that the aunt kept telling Hughes to come and be saved provided a coerced feel to her motives. His childlike innocence of expecting Jesus to literally walk into the church accompanied by bright lights led to his confusion as to why members of the congregation went up to the front of the aisle and Westley only going because he was tired of sitting. He took the faith aspects of religion literally, leading to his genuine confusion.
In Sonnet 62 Shakespeare could be warning his friend to beware of self-admiration as it is mortal sin and not easy to discard. He is also saying he understands self-love as he also loves his image in the mirror, even with age, But when my glass shows me myself indeed, Beated and chapped with tanned antiquity (62; 9-10). In Sonnet 74 the poet is speaking of his death; The earth can have but earth, which is his due (74; 7) and also The prey of worms, my body being dead, (74; 10) This is referring to the Christian belief, of ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Shakespeare is saying that when he dies, his spirit will still exist; My spirit is thine, the better part of me (74; 8). Christians believe that the soul survives death.
Reverend Parris is a priest who is supposed to preach about the good will of God, but Reverend Parris abuses his power by preaching instead about “golden candlesticks” and pensioning the townspeople to give him more salary, give him the deed to his house, and to do so he was willing to kill innocents. “And yet silent, minister? It is fraud you know it is fraud! What keeps you man? Said Giles (78).
So many Christians still believe that in order to be loved by God one should do something first. No, God loves us for who we are. When the connection is created and God is allowed to enter into persons heart, then transformation occurs and lifestyle changes to a true Christianity. It is important to say that when people realize that they need to change they realize that it is sometimes easier to corrupt the Word of God so it will serve their purpose and
Atheist may feel their punishment is complete once they served their sentence, but since Christians believe taking someone’s life is committing a sin; they therefore question the likelihood of their soul entering into heaven. This principle held by Christians lays a greater feeling of sorrow for their decisions. Many people have been raised upon the idea of what is right or wrong, but it is evident that not everyone can come to an agreeable term. The religious and nonreligious laws have affected the decisions one would make. Yet, the history of a person’s background will determine the feelings they have towards their own
An opinion maker can be anyone, a priest telling you how God wants you to live, ones parents teach them morals or the television. These shadows make us think that this is the way to live and that this is what is important in the world. Few can break the chains and escape the cave. When they do and find out what true reality is, most come back and want to spread the truth. In most cases these people are looked down upon for not conforming or for trying to poison the minds of others.
In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Edwards brings into question the salvation of anyone who has not been “born again.” He never directly questions his own salvation, but declares that many in the congregation to which he is speaking will soon find themselves burning in hell. The only hope he offers for escaping from the fiery pits of eternal damnation is a metaphorical call to flock to the open arms of Jesus. Considering that he was speaking to a congregation of Puritans, such an ultimatum would seem superfluous: were they not all there for the purpose of seeking God’s mercy? Or perhaps Edwards was speaking to those Puritans like Anne Bradstreet in all their human imperfection. Unlike Edwards, Bradstreet’s writings reveal belief in a loving and forgiving God, one in whom her salvation need not be questioned despite her acknowledged failings and occasional doubt that we saw in “To My Dear Children.” Bradstreet’s imagery of God in “Some Verses upon the Burning” stands in potent juxtaposition to Edwards’ claims: Thou hast an house on high erect, Framed by that might Architect, With glory richly furnished, Stands permanent though this be fled.
Luther was also disappointed in man and felt that they should take the consequences that go with their sins and hope that these lessons could be taught to them before it would become too late. In expressing his disappointment with the church, Luther goes on to discuss the real ways a man should repentance his sins and not the way the church is having them repent at the current time; which is by having them pay for pardon of their sins and guilt. He states what he believes is to be worthy of god when it comes to recognizing the wrong in something that you have done and now want to be sorry about. He also goes on to state that the pope does not have the power to forgive someone’s sins that is the power of the lord and only him. The pope can only remit sins or guilt by announcing that GOD has actually remitted the guilt.
Something "must surely be amiss with Mr. Hooper" (28). But Mr. Hooper could just be hiding his own sin, not providing the congregation with an example of how they are denying the sin that they have committed. A Christian is told to ask forgiveness of his sin before their judgment day and they will be forgiven and accepted into heaven, or not accept their sins and be damned to hell. Would a reverend be a hypocrite toward his fellow believers? Mr. Hooper is clearly