He, like all those before and after him, was wondering why God was allowing His chosen people to go through the suffering they were having to endure at the hands of their enemies. He didn’t understand why no matter no matter how much he cries out for God to save them, God has not yet changed the situation. [footnote1] While Habakkuk begins by wondering or worrying about the world around him and God’s seeming indifference, he ends by worshipping God. [footnote2] Habakkuk’s name means to embrace or wrestle. Per usual, his name has to do with the message in his book.
Others, including the man who was healed from blindness, were saying that he (Jesus) is a mighty prophet. The healed man stood for the truth and was turned out of synagogue because the truth angered its rulers. At last, the healed man was found by Jesus who told him that Jesus was the son of God. The man believed and felt to his knees to worship Christ. The author believes that the healing took place because she believes in Jesus Christ and the fact that the story was described in Bible.
Elie Wiesel: His Journey of Faith What are people without faith? Some find it a necessity, unable to function without it. Others find it pointless, untrusting God’s of will. This question is answered in Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, with his journey of faith throughout the Holocaust. Elie struggles to find trust in God, for he feels his God has abandoned him, allowing his people to live in such pain.
The Character Traits of Abraham Abraham was a man who sought after God. In most everything that we learn about his life we see that he chose to have faith and to be a good leader. However, just like any other person, he had his faults and shortcomings. At times he decided to go his own way, instead of trusting God’s omniscient and omnipotent nature. In this paper I will discuss several character traits that I feel describe Abraham and the choices that he made throughout his life.
He was constantly trying to prove to himself, God, and the rest of the world that he was not a coward. He did this by not leaving dangerous situations. He feels that trying to prove himself to not be a coward made him become such an overbearing and abusive father, husband, and pastor. In return the children and mother felt embarrassment for having to listen to his jacked up sermons knowing that Congolese people don’t know right from wrong. The mother understood that the Congolese people did have spirituality and they did have a God.
People talked about God, which was just sounded like a foreign language to him. However, as time goes on. Although he developed a comprehensive understanding about religion, he still feels that his life was lack of religion. Therefore, he was aware of that he want to explore religion. At this point, his uncle Gil affected him greatly.
Even though he believe in God it still goes to show that there still may be some form of physical or verbal conflicts when two different types of religion people believe in a different “GOD”. In the speeches I read both individuals talked about what happened in their country as far as war. It felt like you can actual visualize that was going on in their time frame. • Why is that imagery effective or ineffective? Yes the imagery was very effective because although each individual believe in a type of “GOD” they still seem to have problems during their time frame.
In chapter 2 of “The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism” Keller discusses one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Christianity; how could a good loving God allow suffering? I have heard this question or a form of it many times. “Where was God” “How could God allow this to happen?” “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people, yet let evil people go free?” Suffering and the questions that come along with it are not something new to the world. They were asked even hundreds of years ago. Job 10:8-9 states “Your hands shaped me and made me.
I have seen how God uses the same images over and over to remind us that while we are unfaithful, He still has a plan for us, and how He continually points us to Himself. I have grown to see the Bible as less Old and New Testaments, and more God’s testament.
I know it sounds odd but in times when I've needed guidance from Him, my prayers will contain the answers to themselves. Best of all, God talks to us constantly through His Word. On more than one occasion I have heard the suggestion, "pray with your Bible open." This means to take God's word with you into that quiet place that you pray in and when you think that you are done, look to His word for the answers. They are there, in printed form in every language with more translations that I have fingers and toes to count!