THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Assignment 7 This assignment covers John 16-18. 1. What specific forms of persecution did Jesus predict of His disciples? 16:1-2. Jesus predicts that a time was coming when the disciples will be expelled from the synagogues and those who kill them will do it thinking that they are offering worship to God.
If Caesar were still alive people would not be fighting about this, so this is all Brutus’s fault that there is this big conflict. He wants the Roman citizens to feel sorrow for Caesar and his death but enlightened that his tragic ways have ended. Antony understands that all the Romans are seeing that Brutus is not a great
Most Christians do not follow teachings of Jesus about non violence because they have good reasons. Turn the cheek has made Christians to act cowardly and support injustice. It is said not to refuse evil, but this makes Christians to be disobedient.Going the second mile, is a cliché that makes Christians to join the oppressors. Jesus described this issue as masochistic, impractical and suicidal. In Jesus teachings, he never told Christians to do all those negative actions however, it is said to be a misunderstanding.
And people being as they are, had to find someone to blame, So they chose the Jewish because they already didn't approve of their beliefs. In ancient times Romans demanded that the Jews convert to Christianity. If they didnt, they were denied citizenship rights and protection under law. At the end of the fourth century, as the fight between Christianity and Judaism intensified, Jews were labeled with the vicious title of "Christ killers," because
This challenged the faith because faith is about not knowing but trusting in God that you will be safe. However, the Nazi's had taken away the Jewish church, and religion is based on structure and leadership. Without the church people started to lose faith and started to think that bad things would happened to them. The Jewish community started to lose faith and they began to turn
The failure to convert the Native Americans to Christianity perhaps is another reason that changed the puritans’ attitude toward the Indians. The puritans saw Indians less as people that needed to be converted but irredeemable heathens that needed to be exterminated in order to fulfillment God’s divine plan, like Canaanites or Amalekites in the Bible. “Now He hath many ways to destroy them”, said Mary at the end of her
This frightened the people of the time because no one knows exactly what will happen in the end of it all, when you die, but no one wants to live a life of hell, pain and torture. “The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up.” (Edwards 46). The piece was written at the beginning of the Great Awakening, when the old Puritan ways were fading and the Christian religion was rising. Because the Puritan religion was becoming a thing of the past, the reverends used scare tactics to drive the “unregenerate” Christians who had not confessed to being born again into God’s grace, into thinking that they were not saved. The Great Awakening caused mass hysteria from the fear instilled in the people of the
The Pharisees and Sadducees accused him of not following the Jewish law because they felt that what he shared with the people was going against the traditional Jewish scripture and they felt that he deserved to be punished. I found this very unfair, just because Jesus had his own way of going about things and it wasn’t “their” way they felt that he was wrong. Now a days we all have our own views and opinions and we definitely would not have been hung on a cross nor would we have been treated as he was. I felt that his punishment was very serious, whether he was the messiah or not, no one deserves to be put to death for something of that matter. When I read that the crucifixion was a punishment that was usually given to people who committed crimes of thievery and other serious cases I became a little more upset.
It was also seemed as opposition to roman rule. So then rulers also used Christians as scapegoats for political and economic troubles. For example the emperor Nero was blamed for a disastrous fire in Rome, he said Christians were responsible fire in Rome and were ordered to be persecuted. The emperors after Nero did not continue the persecution. Later on as the pax romana began to crumble the romans executed Christians for refusing to worship roman gods.
Driven nearly two thousand years ago by the Romans from the land now called Israel, they spread throughout the globe and tried to retain their unique beliefs and culture while living as a minority. (Museum, 2011) Considering the Jews did not carry the same religious beliefs as the Christians, the Jews were discriminated against by the Christian’s. The Christians taught their people that the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus. However at the time the Christian’s were not aware that the death of Jesus actually fell on the hands of the Roman government. Anti-Semitism was definitely present before the Holocaust and it was a thousand times worse during Hitler’s reign over the Nazi party.