The Chrysalids: Fear Waknuk is a society of the future with a setting from the past. It is one of the few places, which have survived Tribulation but it is a primitive society, where people reject change and difference in belief that that is how the ‘Old People’ lived. Waknuk is dominated by a religion, which is obsessed by perfection. “And any creature that shall seem to be human…it is a Blasphemy against the true image of God, and hateful in the sight of God.” They believe that they are the “True image of God”, and anyone or anything different is a ‘Mutant’. That is what they fear, ‘mutants’.
The Jews viewed the Gentile culture as unrighteous and not worthy of redemption. But Paul’s words exonerated that claim by the justification of faith of the Gentiles. Again, similarities between culture and human relationships in the biblical perspective, view all people as a creation of God in His
The point is not to accept these wrong doings as proper actions. The point is that fear alone is not what God uses. The Lord utilizes his love and understanding. God speaks of His forgiveness. There are many examples of men who were on the wrong path who repented and became
The rigid and apprehensive nature of the society encourages conflict as it denies the individuals the opportunity for legitimately voicing and enunciating ones true self. The political, religious and personal conflict between the characters comes from their deeply held fears and one rightly wonders just how religious some characters are. This “hellfire and brimstone” version of Christianity is so twisted as to summon full hearty terror. Like in many other instances it is barely recognizable,
Though Romans says that human nature is that we are sinners. Human beings are slaves to sin and seem to be powerless against it. We understand that we are not righteous at all, and that we need a relationship with God, so that we can be empowered by His righteous. His righteous comes through our faith in Jesus Christ. Only he can redeem, justify, and sanctify us, and we need all three for our salvation.
The society breeds ignorance of the physical change of a “true image” that is not subsequently developed, influences the fear of deviations. Firstly, Joseph Strorm is very strict and examines differences in appearances thoroughly to send people to suffer in the fringes afterwards. Joesph was struck when David stated
We see a variety of responses but it is the inability of the majority to understand the roots of the plague that prevents them from undergoing personal transformation. The religious dogma that is directed towards them leaves them ignorant and inflexible their own ideas about God and their place within society for themselves. This causes many to direct their devastation and fear to misunderstood characters that disagree with societal conventions. The crazed mob that accuses the Gowdies of witchcraft exemplifies the notion that faith blinds people to reality in ‘Year of Wonder’. Faith in God is easily converted into superstition amongst the ignorance of the uneducated.
They feared to live in such sinful society, because they believed that God predestined people to salvation and others were damned for the rest of time. Those believes explain why the Puritans tried to live according to the bible, and why they feared the Lord to some extent. To get away from the perverted European society, the Puritans migrated to the Northeast to create society completely devoted to serve the lord. They were driven by the fear that God was discontent, and that he would bring hell upon
Arthur Dimmesdale committed the greater sin because he was a man of faith. He was not true to his sacred vows. He committed an adultary which is considered to be the worst sin because it is against one of the ten commandments. He told the people of lord to be true and faithful to their religion when he was not himself. He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told.
It is both the overstepping of a line and the failure to reach it-both transgression and shortcoming. In sin, people attack or evade or neglect their divine calling. Sin is the disruption of created harmony and then resistance to divine restoration of that harmony. Above all, sin disrupts and resists the vital human relation to God.” (Driscoll & Breshears, 2010, pg.148-149) Sin is any act or decision which distances us from our Holy Father. Now we have a bit of an idea what sin is, but where did it come from, and how was it spread throughout all mankind?