All people are born sinners. Natural men must be reborn to be saved; “…hell is waiting for them…” (Edwards 46). These views are that of Jonathan Edwards in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards belonged to a religion that was lingering and was close to disappearing due to the growing numbers of Christians, so he used figurative language and imagery in order to scare people back into the Puritan way of life. “Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downward with great weight and pressure toward hell.” (Edwards 47).
With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind. Many Christians believe that Mormonism is not a true Christian religion, although Mormons make the claim that they are based on their faith in the Christ Jesus as the sole savior of the world. Can Mormonism, a polytheistic religion, truly be considered Christian, when Christianity
But all along has been another God.” This “another God” was the good God that was separate from the creator God. This was the father of Jesus Christ who had nothing to do with law, wrath, or judgment, but was instead only a God of grace, love, and acceptance. This dualistic view is taught and believed in many Gnostic cults, including many modern “secret societies” such as the Freemasons. Excommunicated from the church and disenchanted from his father, Marcion needed to escape from Sinop. He traveled throughout Asia Minor desperately seeking recognition for his Paulinist theology.
Romans 1:20 says “that the creation has been seen and understood because of God’s invisible qualities, divine nature and His eternal power so that men may not have an excuse.” It, therefore, follows that God is seen through His creation. He has made everything showing mercy to those who spit on His face that He is the same God that created everything by the power of His word. People who have seen His glory through His creation have no excuse before Him for they have seen and experienced yet rejected Him (Frank, 2013). Our Human Identity According to Paul, Christians should find their human identity in knowing Jesus and their true nature. Genesis 1:27 says “that we are made in God’s image” and according to Romans 7:25, “are joined to the father in spiritual union through Jesus Christ.”In Him, we find who we are because of the fellowship we have with Him.
Life was long and hard. This was the time of Enoch and Methuselah, who had tremendous demonic influences within their cultures. They fell further and further away from God, and deeper and deeper into darkness. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:5-11) Then approximately one thousand years after the creation of Adam, a man who was a type, a foreshadowing of the Messiah was born, Noah.
That’s why we sin because Satan does not want us to understand the meaning of being saved. Just like the story of Adam and Eve god gave them rules on how to live then Satan came and tempted Eve to sin and she eventually did. That’s why god punishes them and sentences them to death. "Believe on the lord Jesus Christ and be baptized and you will be saved (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:21) This Quote is really saying in order for anything to happen you need to be clean of all your sins and believe in god, believe in everything he did. I also say that we all have to pay for our sins just like Christ also suffered once for
The Screwtape Letters is a book about C.S. Lewis’ insight into the human mind from the perspective of two demons, Screwtape and Wormwood. Screwtape sends his nephew, Wormwood, words of advice on how to stray the “Patient” away from the “Enemy” and towards “The Father Below”. Lewis had to put himself in the place of the elder demon, Screwtape, as an experienced tempter for Christian men. The Screwtape Letters is a book that uses Christian morals and values and takes the opposite side of them to try and condemn a young man to an afterlife in Hell.
In Tartuffe, Moliere uses characters to symbolize and criticize the church and its followers. Moliere shares the view of many when he displays the church as wholly worldly, evil, and above all, hypocritical. The characters Tartuffe and Orgon symbolize the church and its followers, respectively. The character for which Tartuffe is named is an evil hypocrite that puts his so called “piety” on display for the world to see. Likewise, many Christians pray loudly and serve publicly just so everyone can see how godly they are being.
They believed that god was punishing humans for their sins and that god uses plagues, miserable famines, conflicts, wars and others to make people suffer who have done any harm(Answers). During the late 1340’s, this reason shows that civilians were extremely religious which made them believe that this was true since they thought god was involved in everything.Also, it shows the lack of knowledge in medicine in the world because they were going clueless on what caused the disease. This made the belief more common which encouraged churches and others to believe that the most ideal and practical answer was that they were being tested on for their cruelty. Those who thought God was disciplining them thought that the cure was to pray and punish themselves until they got back on God’s good side which reapplies to the idea of people being super religious during the 1300’s. Religiously Committed Catholics would whip themselves and would cry for God’s forgiveness showing that they believed this belief by a lot.