After reading Romans 1-8, I never would have thought you could find these subjects in these scriptures. I basically saw the subject matter based around the character of how some believers treat other cultures outside of their race. I figured that Paul was just trying to get the Jews straighten out from mistreating the Gentiles, and not allowing them access to salvations, but I know understanding that there was a correlation between what Paul was writing and the subjects at hand. Paul was basically showing us that we had a sinful nature that our identity was in God, which we should have a serving relationship with others outside our race that we should not give into the cultures around us and we should not conform to the civilization that we live in. I fully understand now how these subjects can affect our everyday lives.
These statements hindered my acceptance of the Beautiful and Wonderful Gospel of Christ. One statement was “God hates gays”, although, this is untrue there are plenty of Christians who will stand by this statement, and, by effect turn many away from the Gospel. The” don’t do as I do, do as I say”, hypocritical, actions of some has pushed many away. For example, someone who is committing fornication, yet, condemns a homosexual is enough for some people to react negatively to the Good News. The issues of historical events, such as slavery, the Crusades, and the Salem witch trials, all have some impact on why people deny the Gospel.
We can also discern the true Shepherd's through their teachings about the incarnation of Christ and deity of our Lord Jesus. Our Saviour advised us "by their fruit you will recognize them. "(Matthew 7:20). If someone is not providing teaching based on Jesus Christ's theology then he is proving himself false. Satan and his minions have corrupted the minds of those people who listen to his deceptive ideas so as to continue their hell-based schemes.
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.
This quote proves that he is really a Christian because he confesses his sins to God. It shows that he has strong convictions of his religion and he really believes. “Mary, God dams all liars" (Miller 263)! This quote shows that Proctor tries to get Mary to confess her sins because of his beliefs in God. He was trying to scare her to get the truth out of her.
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.
THE CRUSADERS AND THE CHURCH The crusades represent a part of church history that many have attempted to forget and leave hidden within the history books. Some claim the crusades to be a courageous time for the Christian church as they attempted to trample out false doctrine and protect the Holy Land from the cult of Islam. Others will quickly identify the crusades as the darkest and most regretful period of time in the history of the church. Either way, there is much detail surrounding the history of the crusades and how they developed. It is not quite as easy as a black and white assumption because many of the men involved had mixed intentions and sentiments regarding what the crusades were actually about.
By sinning and keeping it secret, he was breaking two of God's most important laws: Do not commit adultery, and do not lie. Lying not only caused Dimmesdale emotional pain, but it also appeared physically. He became weak and frail, barely able to hold his head high. Roger Chillingworth had been Hester's previous husband, before he sent her ahead to America. When he learned of Hester's betrayal, he was furious.
(112) How is it that he can make a reference to one little piece of the Bible and not take a look at the rest? Over and over again in The Holy Bible it mentions forgiveness and mercy. If this is true, then how is it that the wrath of God is right above us, ready to strike without giving us another chance? The Almighty God is there to help and comfort us when we do wrong, not to condemn us the very second we mess up and never offer another opportunity to fix everything we possibly can. Edwards’ mind was so clouded with trying to scare these people witless, that he just contradicted himself.
If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?” The problem of evil poses this question: how can a God who is all-powerful, all-wise, and all-good permit so much pain, suffering, and evil in the world? How would you answer this question? week 6 Jesus and the Kingdom of God (graded) Describe some of the values Jesus had in mind when he used the phrase “Kingdom of God.” One scholar has called Jesus’s message “ethical apocalypticism.” What do you think this means in light of our discussion of apocalypticism in the text?