John Donne's The Holy Sonnets By making many references to the Bible, John Donne's Holy Sonnets reveal his want to be accepted and forgiven by God. A fear of death without God's forgiveness of sins is conveyed in these sonnets. Donne expresses extreme anxiety and fright that Satan has taken over his soul and God won't forgive him for it or his sins. A central theme of healing and forgiveness imply that John Donne, however much he wrote about God and being holy, wasn't such a holy man all of the time and tried to make up for it in his writing. In sonnet 1, the speaker is talking to God.
“The characters in the morality play were personifications of good and evil usually involved in a struggle for a man’s soul” (Morality Play, 2014). Death is a messenger sent by God to call Everyman. God is mans Maker, Holy and Just. To set the scene of the play God speaks about his death on the cross to give people life, He mentions the seven deadly sins, He states that people live in their own pleasures, and how many people have forgotten and neglected God. God gives Death a charge to show Everyman who is outside of the law of God that they must come to him without escape or delay; this will be the day of reckoning for all.
We have nothing else that will truly matter when the end comes. The character Death is a messenger sent by God to summon Everyman. In the beginning of the play, God speaks about his death on the cross to give people life, mentions the seven deadly sins, which are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. He states that people live for their own pleasures, and how some have forgotten and neglected Him. God commands Death to go to Everyman and to summon him to heaven to make his reckoning.
Confession, Exploration and Comfort in Upon the Burning of Our House The theological concept of humankind’s inherent depravity created tension in the lives of seventeenth century New England Puritans. The Puritans believed that humans were born sinful and remained in this condition throughout life. This doctrine stressed self-discipline and introspection, through which the Puritan sought to determine whether particular spiritual strivings were genuine marks of true religiosity. God preordained election to heaven, and some Puritans would be saved through the righteousness of Jesus Christ despite their sins. There was no certainty in this life what eternal destiny awaited because the knowledge of who was elect was a divine mystery.
They feel uncomfortable because the grass is hard and tough on your feet, the river is solid, the flowers and trees are solid like a diamond and can not move, and even the leaves are too heavy to lift. Most of them do not understand why they are there. Heaven is a big change from hell and the ghost don't feel right at the moment so they want to head back where they felt at home and comfortable no matter if it was hell.
Otherwise, in times of happiness and rejoicing, they worship their one, almighty, Christian God. When Grendel is attacking Herot, and its people think they are in their greatest danger, the people of Herot "sacrificed to the old stone gods / Made heathen vows / hoping for Hell's Support, the Devil's guidance in driving their affliction off." (175-178). With the use of the word "old" in this section, it can be inferred that the stone gods are things of the past. The rest of the passage shows that it was because of the doubt and fear, instilled in the people by Grendel, that the people of Herot regressed back to their old gods.
While reading the book of virtues make sure that you follow the good lessons and give your life to god. Without JESUS CHRIST in your life your soul will go through eternal torment. The smell that comes from hell is one that your flesh can not bear. Hell has pits where you can walk through and see the pain of those whom are there forever. There are different departments of hell.
When it’s life or death, we aren't usually thinking of anyone but ourselves. We give up on loving our enemies. We even lose hope that change will ever come. However, God uses opportunities like these to test our faith and potentially make our relationship with him stronger. When the world around us is overridden with sin, God assures us that even in the darkest times His light will guide us through.. Wars are a devastating time for everyone, and WWII was a big test of faith in a lot of households.
Now, God’s grace is for everyone, but that doesn’t mean all will be saved automatically. American Christian theologian John E. Sanders says, "Some evangelicals reject the adage, 'You haven’t got a preacher’s chance in hell,' because they believe that some are evangelized in hell. "(7) Several theologians happen to defend this idea, and among them, George Beasly-Murrow and Nigel Wright. They argue that, God grace is so big that, it reaches even through the deepest hell. Earnest Cassara says, "when man dies he enters eternal bliss immediately through the power of God’s love."
Meursault as Christ in The Stranger (The Outsider) In one of his later interviews, Camus made the somewhat irritated comment that Meursault is the “only Christ we deserve.” While this seem to be a pithy, witty comment, we need to figure out how Meursault is like Christ. Christ taught his disciples and had them go and teach others, yet Meursault has no disciples and chooses to say little. Meursault murders while Christ brings a man back from the dead. Most drastically, Christ ”died for our sins” in order to make all those who follow free from original sin. Meursault just dies.