That’s why we sin because Satan does not want us to understand the meaning of being saved. Just like the story of Adam and Eve god gave them rules on how to live then Satan came and tempted Eve to sin and she eventually did. That’s why god punishes them and sentences them to death. "Believe on the lord Jesus Christ and be baptized and you will be saved (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:21) This Quote is really saying in order for anything to happen you need to be clean of all your sins and believe in god, believe in everything he did. I also say that we all have to pay for our sins just like Christ also suffered once for
We don’t do things for a reward in heaven but we do them because the sign of Heaven is already inside of us. With faith and works we need to not do it for salvation but do it because God is working inside of us. The works that we do is the outworking of the faith that is inside of us. By not doing good works that we have been called to do we are potentially pushing down the work of God that is inside of us. Lewis’ view here is so true.
Therefore, Wiles comes to the conclusion that God's goodness and the concept of miracles are two incompatible ideas. When discussing God's omnibenevolemce, Wiles introduces the nature of God and its impact on miracles. However, this also anthropomorphises him. As humans, with a limited knowledge of what the word 'good' means, Maimonedes states that it would be disrespectful to attribute this equivocal concept to an unlimited God. We cannot judge God, nor his actions because he is a non cognitive being.
Many people believe that morality is dependent is religion and morality is based on the religious scholars and holy books. There is no point in morality of God hadn’t set the moral values in the first place. However, some also say that humans only behave morally because they’re scared of God and any punishment to follow. There are several approaches that are taken when attempting to work out the relationship between religion and morality. ‘Is what is pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved?’ In Plato’s Euthyphro dilemma, Plato is asking ‘is x good because God loves it or does God love x because x is good?’ An example of this is murder; is murder wrong because God says it is or is murder wrong because it is wrong morally?
All people are born sinners. Natural men must be reborn to be saved; “…hell is waiting for them…” (Edwards 46). These views are that of Jonathan Edwards in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Edwards belonged to a religion that was lingering and was close to disappearing due to the growing numbers of Christians, so he used figurative language and imagery in order to scare people back into the Puritan way of life. “Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downward with great weight and pressure toward hell.” (Edwards 47).
God gets angry and destroys the tower. He scatters the people across the earth by confusing their common language, thus forever dividing humankind into separate nations. God’s relationship with Abram begins by setting him apart with a promise in Genesis 12:1-3. It has a covenant structure. God’s rule obligated himself to Abram while assigning him a task: Abram was to leave his father’s house in Ur, a city of the Chaldeans and his father’s birthplace, and Yahweh would show him where to go.
Life was long and hard. This was the time of Enoch and Methuselah, who had tremendous demonic influences within their cultures. They fell further and further away from God, and deeper and deeper into darkness. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:5-11) Then approximately one thousand years after the creation of Adam, a man who was a type, a foreshadowing of the Messiah was born, Noah.
Falon Amanda Moss Prof. Edmond Lisa ENC 1102—Virtual Class 20 October 2011 Eliezer’s Faith Struggle Most people ask the question why is there evil? If God is all good then why did he create people who are evil and that rebel? To the unbelievers, and the atheists, this would be their argument. How can an omnipotent, benevolent God allow evil? Eliezer started to struggle with this same question.
(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.
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.