Or is killing me God’s revenge?”(33). Hesitating, Lewis humbly states that he does not know. The problem of evil is something both men are emotionally involved in making it the most difficult question they discuss. The existence of suffering is dangerous to Lewis because he believes that there is a God and that He is good. Lewis admits that he struggles with this daily and even questions his own view of God: “If God is good, He would make his creatures perfectly happy.
This should be our beginning to our introduction of our Biblical Worldview. As broad as this term is it seems we should look at this as a standard of how we personally view our world, beliefs and matters of the heart. There are still such challenges between evolution and the biblical thought, science will view as all machines and we are not divine, we know only God is divine, we are humans with sin potential. People more and more today are searching for answers; they want answers to what happens after they are gone. Is God the real truth?
Compare and Contrast A Description of New England and A Model of Christian Charity Mankind can be conceived in interesting ways by analyzing the writings of John Smith and John Winthrop. As I read through John Smith‘s “A Description of New England” and John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity,” it became evident to me that the two readings had similar and different viewpoints of the essential nature of man. Throughout my paper, I will compare their similar beliefs of community and diversity of people and completely contrast their ideas of emphasis on religion and relationships with enemies. Both authors stress a sense of community and diversity in order to survive in America. Smith could not think of anything to “be more pleasant, than planting and building a foundation for his posterity, got from the rude earth, by God’s blessing and his own industry, without prejudice to any” (Smith 114).
The Book of... ... middle of paper ... ...o explain the creation of the universe, to give moral guidance, and to aid in coping with unexpected events. Mythological stories are generally associated with a religious belief. In The Book of Job, the main character faces many trials, Job faces his worst fears, and he successfully copes with the lost of his family and property. Even though Job is not the typical archetypal hero, he does succeed in guiding the readers to a better understanding of God's will, and how blind faith and obedience will always lead to a better existence. Works Cited Bidney, David.
The Bible changes the world because it has a lasting effect on the people who try to live their lives’ by it. The Bible will continue to live even if there are those who try to suppress it. The beauty of a text changing the world is that it creates controversy yet leads certain groups of people. It escalades arguments used by religious and politician leaders in search of making a better world. There are laws like abortion that may conflict with doctrines of the Catholic Church.
Heaven is perfect and cannot be tainted by people who are born sinners. Temptation is necessary for a fair God, because without temptation, there is no choice for man to make. No choice for man would prove that God is not a fair and loving God, which is directly against the Bible, therefore false in Christianity. Moreover, the existence of Satan is necessary, and to Milton, is the “hero” of mankind. Without Satan tempting mankind into sin and death, the true savior of man, Jesus Christ would have had no reason to suffer and die on the cross for our sins.
We have an inability to do what is right, while at the same time, we are completely responsible for what we do. This is not to say, however, that we never do what is right, or that we are pure evil, because evil is simply a corruption of the good. Instead, it means that our every action, when analyzed at the root, has the wrong motive, and ultimately we serve ourselves. Saying that human nature is not at least based on something good would imply that God created evil. Everything that is good is created by God, and there is nothing besides that.
We have too readily admit evil is a problem that seems to get worse day by day. If it can be very hard for a Christian to understand how this can be then I could only imagine how much harder, it is for an unbeliever. The bible made it clear God was a God of love. He desired his creation, our human race, to love him and be with him daily in the Garden of Eden. Could God have truly loved a race of people that he never gave a choice to love him back or who are not also free to resist him (Bennet 1938)?
Often we over look the standards that the bibles gives us on love because it is inconvenient. We can do many good deeds but if we do not love they are worthless “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [a]to be burned, but do n... ... middle of paper ... ...lways. However we can!
Many came seeking fortune and freedom, with the idea of a better life. However, trials and great tribulations ended mankind’s dreams and hopes all in one gasp, death. Survival of the fittest or nature’s way of only the strong will survive, was the lay of the land. To understand a new beginning human beings from all walks of life must find a belief in something, to help cope with daily struggles. For Christians the belief in God is what keeps them grounded.