Jesus experienced physical suffering when he made his way to Golgotha or 'The Place of the Skull'. Mark 15:22. Several Christians argue that mark wrote so much about suffering as he wanted to emphasise what it meant to follow Christ, furthermore, by becoming a Christian, you will probably have to suffer for what you believe. Those who do suffer hideous and torturous deaths, like Jesus, will also share in his resurrection. Christianity wouldn't have lasted this long, without the belief of being resurrected, resurrection also proves that Jesus is/was the Son of God, again which proves that God had the power to raise his son from death.
“It was our sorry case that caused the Word to come down” (Athanasius 4). Why would God continue to love us after all this? God could not abandon us, His creation. If we look at kings and rulers in the time of Jesus, we would most likely see corruption and death. When a king was upset he would often take a violent path.
Various religions and the secular world continually distort how God views repentance. They repeatedly attempt to twist the concept into a scary experience and make us believe that the more we have sinned, the harsher God will punish us. Our actions may demand legal accountability, but God’s ultimate wrath is reserved for those who do not accept Christ. Satan wants us to believe that God is waiting for us to approach Him like a cowering dog so He can exert a great rage on us. Satan wants us to believe that repentance is about feeling guilt and shame and there are dire consequences awaiting us.
God’s purpose impacts my worldview because of the lessons he taught, the miracles he performed, and the death and resurrection he faced. The book of Matthew in the bible tells of the many lesion that were taught to Jesus disciples. These lesson where then passed on to the followers of Jesus Christ, they were taught many lessons for daily living. Jesus gives basic rules to follow one that sticks with me is “11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 11-12, King James Version).
When God gave us the consequences for straying from the holiness, He himself created a dilemma. We call this dilemma the Divine Dilemma. This is the Divine Dilemma: “The law of death, which followed from the Transgression, prevailed upon us, and from it there was no escape. The thing that was happening was in truth both monstrous and unfitting. It would, of course, have been unthinkable that God should go back upon His word and that man, having transgressed, should not die; but it was equally monstrous that beings which once had shared the nature of the Word should perish and turn back again into non-existence through corruption” (Athanasius 6).
It seemed to be a constant cycle with these people to fall away, fall into persecutions, and repent. In this instance, God used the Chaldeans, a wicked nation indeed, to punish the Israelites. Habakkuk's first question directed toward God is that of wondering why he sees the people of God ... ... middle of paper ... ... idolatry. God has answered all of Habakkuk's questions, and he now sees that God's actions are completely justified, however he is terrified of the power of God, and asks for mercy and hopes for compassion during the judgment time to come. Habakkuk hopes in God, and trusts in Him, and knows that whatever God does will be justified and righteous.
Another theme was to continue to trust in God. “Yet I will triumph in Yahweh I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!” (Habakkuk 3:18). Earlier in the verse, Habakkuk 3: 17, it said that things may go wrong according to humanity but, that will not discourage him because he will trust in the God of his salvation. Things may go wrong but people should never stop trusting God. Humanity will never understand God completely.
In His infinite wisdom, God ordained that “the weak things of the world would confound the mighty.” What may seem like foolishness to the natural man are the tools that God uses to accomplish His purpose in the Spiritual world. The writer explains that the mission God has given us is to destroy the works of the devil. We have that power when we raise our voices in song and praise to our God. In the Bible many wars were won by doing “foolish things”, King Jehosaphat... ... middle of paper ... ...and worship, especially when we are in the midst of a spiritual warfare. Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves.
JEREMIAH CONDEMNS JERUSALEM FOR ITS SINS Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin. False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it.
The Edomites had great hatred of Israel. The message of Obadiah is of disaster to befall upon Edom because of its pride and cruelty against Israel. This shows that God stands with his chosen people in times of trouble and will exalt them giving them hope. As it has been noted, the book of Joel is also written in a close sequence to Obadiah it mentions no King, nor does it mention the name of the warring nation that has been coming against Judah. Although, it is e... ... middle of paper ... ..., that the temple should be rebuilt immediately.