There are not many authors throughout church history who have been able to touch the centrality and supremacy of Christ like T. Austin Sparks and Watchman Nee. Their writings are apparently floating to the surface of modern religious Christianity... and they are choking out the empty dead adages and 12 step "purpose-driven" life plans. These simple Christ-centered messages are helping believers everywhere to see the simplistic nature of our faith. And Watchman Nee touches on so of these in his book “Christ: The Sum of All Spiritual Things” In "Christ: The Sum of All Spiritual Things," Nee says that Too often Christians view Christ as the one who gives us the stuff or the "things" we need to succeed and to live victoriously. We must stop running after the accumulation of worthless religious "things" and find our satisfaction in the Person of Christ.
He did this because it is God who had chosen them and they are his and Jesus had been glorified among them. 28. What is the meaning of Jesus’ prayer “Holy Father, keep them in thy name?” 17:11. Bruce, p. 332. Since Jesus would no longer be with his disciples, he asks the father to watch over them by his name so that they may remain as one.
One negative aspect to his essay would have to be his bias toward conservatives and the rich. He deliberately labels out the rich in many of his examples by pointing out how they claim to be Christian but do not wish to help aid the poor. As for conservatives, he not only points out George W. Bush but refers at times to religion as “conservative religion.” This clearly shows his bias toward them and could be a way for him to associate them with the American Christianity problem. I believe McKibben has a great point on this issue. As American Christians, we always believe that if we do good deeds or help ourselves we go to heaven.
However one fact remains, both individuals went against the church by defying both it's legitimacy and power as well as it’s power, but as aforementioned, for very different purposes, but in both cases resulted in earning the title of heretic. Another area in which contrast could be seen between the two “heretics” was what one could call the outcome of their heretic practices against the church. In the case of Martin Luther he was excommunicated and sought after, but even more significantly he never recanted for his work nor apologized for it or for his clear contradiction against the Church. While on the other hand, Galileo recanted all his works, and suffered only a sentence of house arrest as a result. Each man although both suffered the burden of the title of being a heretic, each earned the infamous title through different manners, and each suffered contrasting consequences as a result of what was regarded as heretical practices.
E) The parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25) among others. THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MESSAGE: The below summary may help the believer to have a sound faith: I) the modern believer need to appreciate among other things that the grand subject is that of Salvation and the redemption message of how Christ came from heaven to earth. Christ came to seek and to save the lost. Man became sinner because of the Adamic nature and needs a savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23). ii) Those who believe in Christ become sons of God (John1:10, 12) and they will not be condemned (John3:16-18), the believers are entitled for eternal life.
“Tolerance, what crimes / have been committed in your name.” can especially be seen as a criticism against the various social and legal inequalities perpetrated against many races, religions, and sexes under the guise of ‘Political Correctness’. However, as the point of these focus papers seems to be on interpreting the poem within its historical context, I will leave this tangent short. Levertov begins with “Genial poets, pink-faced / earnest wits…”2 This seems to be a criticism against all poets who write “neutral3” things; poets who do not try to choose a side; poets who do not challenge their readers; poets, even, who rely more upon being witty than on actually saying something. The entire stanza, from “Genial” to “name” seems to imply that poets who do these things are making excuses rather than really putting their ideas forward. However, at the second stanza Levertov moves back into familiar territory, seeming to criticize women who are content to live at home and bake bread4 ; to remain blind to the “nightmare reality5” around them.
In the play, “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, John Procter is seen by many to be a hero. However, he is also viewed as a vain and egotistical because of the choices he makes throughout the play. Miller’s play I set, in 1692, in Salem, in a puritanical environment in which religion and law were the same. Procter an individual, comes into conflict with this society that demands conformity. The following will be discussed: the puritanical society; the factors that make Procter an individual; the choices Procter makes and finally the possibility of seeing him in a positive or negative light.
The Tell-Tale Heart Assignment: We notice that some details in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” make a literal reading of the story rather difficult. Advance and defend a figurative reading of the story consistent with the story’s details. Poe seems to focus on creating mood throughout his story. Many symbols in this story are interpreted in several different ways depending on the reader. These symbols throughout the story include the old mans eye, the heartbeat and the contradiction between love and hate in which I will be talking about in this paper.
He would have Narragansett writing on one side of the page and English on the other. These translations would help draw cultural and spiritual conclusions, and offer moral instruction through meditation and analogy. He had poems in the text that “satirized English civilized degeneracy and sympathize with Indian barbaric virtue.” Throughout the book there are many ironic comparisons of civilization with barbarianism. (Heath, 348) Williams also wrote Mr. Cotton’s Letter that is basically his take on his exile from Massachusetts. One of his more famous works is The Bloody Tenent of Persecution.
The Pilgrims were Puritans, and there was pressure from the Puritans and the Church of England by the period. Individuals regularly approximately the Pilgrims sought through opportunity, yet this is somewhat deceptive. The Pilgrims originated just for individuals personal particular religious opportunity. They didn't have confidence in stretching out religious flexibility to extra as well as were quite unforgiving with nonconformists in their particular province. (eNotes, 2016) Jonathan Goldberg has inspected “Bradford's treatment of sexuality, sex, and racism during the time spent incorporation and avoidance by which he characterized the group portrayed in Of Plymouth Plantation.