According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
Here Nephi expresses why it is that he “delighteth in proving unto [his] people the truth of the coming of Christ.” He teaches that, “save Christ should come all men must perish.” Without a Savior and Redeemer, no man would be fit to enter back into the Kingdom of Heaven. But Nephi delights in Christ because, “in his grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy,” the Plan of Salvation is made possible. This characterization captures the true essence of who Christ is in so many ways. Our God is a God of justice, bound by divine principles to hold all men accountable for their actions. By this estimation, it would be impossible for any of us to make it back to Him on our own; we would all fall painfully short of the mark of perfection that qualifies men for Heaven.
When a king was upset he would often take a violent path. God, on the other hand, chose to send someone kind and loving to help us rather than to hurt us. This proves that God is and was genuinely concerned for us, and wanted to see us prosper. “ Now that the common savior of all has died on our behalf, we who believe in Christ no longer die” (Athanasius 21). God wants us to have faith in Him, He wants us to live forever with Him.
This shows his compassion towards God because he is sharing God with everyone else which is something God wants us to do. Another way that Arthur Dimmsdale shows that he cares for God is when he commits a sin he goes through deep repentance. This is an example of how he is a compassionate character because when he knows he does something wrong he feels deeply ashamed by it and repents to make up for what he did. The last way that Dimmsdale is a compassionate character is how even though he feels he can never go to heaven he leads other people on the path to heaven. This compassionate towards God because he tries to help everyone find the right path which brings them to God.
Either they are the words of Jesus, or Mark constructed them to emphasise the suffering and death of Jesus. Although Jesus is God, he is also human and his humanity becomes particularly evident when he goes to pray in Gethsemane, where he asks his father if he has to go through with his suffering, even though he knows that it is part of God’s plan. He says, “Take this cup of suffering away from me”.  Here Jesus is scared and anxious, but possesses true courage, as he still has the strength and determination to endure pain, and even refuses to take the myrrh drug, which would have decreased his torment. The huge nature of Jesus’ suffering is displayed in the passage when the soldiers mock Jesus.
He allows certain things to happen because the things that prompt us to be weak, He will utilize to make us stronger. In the book, the Lord becomes more evident in Ben Fielding 's life when Ben releases the bitterness he maintained against God. Ben was bothered by God for allowing his son to drown and allowing innocent Christians to be slaughtered and killed. He did not understand the way God operated, and most of all Ben Fielding did not trust God. Trusting God is not easy, but if we truly love Him, we will truly trust
This type of love is the love that God has for His own children. This type of love is what was displayed on the cross by Jesus Christ” (Crier, 2015). The New Testament says multiple times that God is agape love, showing that God is the ultimate, most self-sacrificing love. Throughout the Bible God provides for His children out of love and even punishes them out of His love for His children. “Much is made of God's wrath and punishment in the Old Testament, but when God punishes, it is with reluctance… In fact, God often pleads with the Israelites to stop doing wrong and repent so that he may bless them” (God’s love, n.d.).
But Jesus came and pretty much told them that the only way they could justify doing that was if they were perfect. So unless you are the epitome of a perfect christian how can you justify showing hate to those who aren’t perfect? John 15:12 says, “This is My command: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.” God is love. That is what God has always been. And as he has shown us unfailing love and forgave us of what we’ve done wrong we should also forgive oth... ... middle of paper ... ...ation that you believe is right.
Then there came along the Samaritan. He was supposedly an enemy of the victim because of his religion, and yet he was the only one who helped and took car of him. The Good Samaritan is a clear role model to all Christians, as even as the victim was supposedly his enemy he still love and treated him as a loving neighbour. In James 2:1-5,we are told precisely that prejudice is wrong; “you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives” It cannot be shown any clearer than
All He asks of us is to repent from our sins and seek Him with all our hearts. This parable motivates believers to always repent because God is the most merciful and forgiving. Besides teaching about the good news, Jesus also performed miracles that caused many people to believe in his