Habakkuk is one of the good guys. He fears God and does what is right, but it is getting him no where. [footnote3] Habakkuk’s question to god is extremely demonstrative of two important factors of faith. The first faction his question deals with is the attitude of most righteous people, he is completely outraged by all the
What changed elie from the devout believer he was at the start of the text to the spiritually empty person he becomes 600 - 700 The novel night written by Elie Wissel expresses how horrific circumstances and maturity can play a role in ones opinions on religion. It speaks of how Elie whom at the start of the novel was a devout believe develops into a spiritually empty person. Through extreme conditions his opinions on his god change and as he matures his feelings and the way he thought about his god change. He doesn’t however rid god of his life and unknowingly still turns to him. Brutal and horrific sites of babies being used as shooting targets and hangings of fellow Jews lead Ellie on his path of believing his God was not stronger nor more powerful than man.
Donne intends for the first sentence to include the image of God beating his heart because it references the fact that God still accepts broken souls that are also remorseful. Although this image seems to have no controversial elements, a closer interpretation says otherwise. Donne is playing with the Christian belief of broken and repentant spirits going to heaven as he has the audacity to suggest that God break his heart so he can by default be accepted and become righteous. The mere fact that Donne has the nerve t o more or less mock God and religion is a form of protest. Donne’s brashness is continued in the next
Job 4: 7-21 is taken from Eliphaz’s speech to Job. After undergoing immense suffering for no apparent reason, Job curses his life and birth and seeks comfort from his friends. Although Job is a good and holy man, Eliphaz states that suffering is the result of sin. He is implying that Job’s suffering is a result of a sinful life, although we already know the true reason for his pains. In verse 7, “Think now, who that was innocent ever perished, or were the upright cut off?”, Eliphaz basically says that the good do not suffer.
When he talks about the original sin, he says that he used it as an excuse to sin, and that he would take great delight in it. This shows that he was not mentally strong enough at this point in his life to be able to take responsibility for his actions; instead he just blames God for them. He explains this by saying that the original sin of Eve makes people into the sinners that they are and how they naturally come by it. Later in his life, Augustine resorts to some
Elie worked hard to save himself and asks God many times to help him and take him out of his misery. "Why should I bless his name? The eternal, lord of the universe, the all-powerful and terrible was silent..."(pg 31). Eliezer is confused because he does not know why the Germans would kill his race, furthermore does not understand why God could let such a thing happen. "I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted his absolute justice..."(pg 42).
Let us explore these beliefs. Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye,(62; 1) the sin of self-love a mortal sin in Christianity. He fears self-love is so deeply rooted that he will never be rid of it; And for this sin there is no remedy, It is so grounded inward in my heart. (62; 3-4) Shakespeare seems angry that he is experiencing self-love. In Sonnet 62 Shakespeare could be warning his friend to beware of self-admiration as it is mortal sin and not easy to discard.
Most importantly, we hurt our Father who loves us unconditionally. These pleasures are temporary and their artificial happiness never lasts. I think this Beatitude shows us how to deal with life’s misery, overwhelming sadness and despair that our “false gods” create. Only when we truly mourn our foolish choices and recognize the sins all around us, can we begin to understand Divine comfort. I think the story of the Prodigal Son or Lost Son, in Luke 15, is a perfect example of this Beatitude.
4:3 that the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine, but instead, will heap up for themselves teachers that will tell them what they want to hear? As J.C. Ryle so pointedly stated, “What men do not like, they try hard not to believe.” This damnable doctrine is known as Annihilationism, which teaches that the wicked do not suffer eternal damnation in hell, but instead are annihilated, brought to utter extinction, never to experience the weight of their rebellion against and rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This damnable heresy comes straight from the devil himself who first asked “Yea, hath God said?” and “Ye shall not surely die.” (Gen 3:1, 4) He who holds the keys to death and hell (Rev. 1:18) has more to say about the eternal estate of the wicked than any other in Scripture. Sentimentalizing God Annihilationists appeal to the love and mercy of God as their foundation for the utter annihilation of the wicked at the end of the age.
Furthermore, Brown is self-righteous. He is arrogant in that he believes that none of his family has sinned, yet he learns that all of his family has an evil side. Even those, who he idolizes, such as members of the church, are seen at the devil’s ceremony. Brown is in disbelief in that he cannot accept the fact that the people that he sees as