God tells everyone to forgive those who had hurt them. Willingly forgiving Christians of their sins, and because He has forgiven Christians they are to forgive others. Although the world’s reasons to forgive other are valid, they are all but selfish reasons to take the initiative to forgive other people. God is an almighty and powerful God whom Christians are to fear. Although God loves all of his children, He could still use his power for bad but He chooses not to do so.
Jesus used these parables as a harbinger of the apocalypse and incorporated many common situations to induce a thought provoking response to the truths He was trying to teach. However, the truth was not always received with welcome ears. On the other hand, for those who hungered for the word of God, the truth was a blessing and a comfort. The simple and engaging parable type of story from the gospel of Luke called The Prodigal Son is about a wayward son who squanders his inheritance but returns home to a forgiving father and a scornful older brother. In this parable the father who is an unfaltering and forgiving is a representation of the unfaltering love of God the father.
This story presents Peter and his brother as incredibly devoted to their leader from the first few moments. Whether their lives as fishermen were prosperous or not, to simply abandon everything for one stranger is risky and takes faith. The story's important message about Jesus' strength as a leader and his follower's devotion entices both authors to include it among their lessons. Yet, Matthew's next significant mention of Pe... ... middle of paper ... ...ch the world through his sayings and actions, rather than waste words on the doings of his mortal followers. Peter's importance is determined by this difference of views, leaving two different pictures of him behind.
God did love the later characters, but towards the end of the accounts God loses a tremendous amount of faith in humanity. Nonetheless the God does bless all whom He encounters, and His presence to each character help... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of how an individual could find favor in God. The answer was even if one has nothing and can not stand on your own have faith in God and He will prevail. Job’s story gave individuals hope, because even if God was angry with the group one might be saved if he lived right and had faith. The story summed up the tenacious attitude of Jacob, the curiosity of Moses, the downtrodden sprit of Elijah and the humility of Isaiah.
He must struggle futilely to get back to where he was. Torn between the desire to confess and atone for his sin and the cowardice that holds him back, Dimmesdale goes slightly mad. He takes up some morbid forms of penance, fasts and scourgings, but he can neither whip nor starve the sin from his soul. In his agony, he staggers to the pulpit to confess, but his words come out as generalized and meaningless declarations of guilt. The reverend seems to want to reveal himself, but Chillingworth's influence and his own shame are stronger than his weak conscience.
Not realizing that he needed God just made the gap larger. Upon the death of his friend, he had metaphorically stretched the hole out so much that when it reopened it caused him immense pain. He tried to use material cures to heal himself, but once again “These delights were succeeded not by new sorrows, but by the causes of new sorrows” (60). Looking back, Augustine sees that it takes him an extremely long time to put his faith in God. Even after he states that he should turn to God he turns to the visible world and is once again let down by the results.
Man's fate was said to be pre determined and salvation was out of his control, but at the same time, man was expected to live a near perfect lifestyle for no truly justified reason. The Puritans also lived in a theocracy since man was fallible, yet, God's will was interpreted by the Preacher who was a man and was as weak and vulnerable as any man. These contradictions along with others caused people to lose faith in the religion despite the good intentions of the Puritans. Pre Destination was one of the most prominent beliefs in the Puritan faith. However, when combined with the pure lifestyle forced upon the puritans, it also became one of the many contradictions.
As Romans 8:28 states, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” So even though Dantes had to endure such great misfortune every once and a while, God worked out everything for good in the end. When Dantes first arrived at the Chateau d’if he was nineteen years of age, and he was a naive young man with a sense of adventure. However, Dantes’ attributes of kindness and gentleness were quickly cut down after many days in the cold prison cells of the Chateau d’if. Dantes lost all hope, and he eventually decided to commit suicide. However, God’s guiding and caring hand is shown when at the last minute hope arrives for Dantes.
The profit Crusoe makes from his first business project, and in acknowledging his inner struggle about obeying with his father or following his desire to go to sea. Crusoe's narrative is not just an adventure story about storms and... ... middle of paper ... .... He no longer views himself, as he does in his first journal ingress, as miserable and poor man but is now feeling the friendliness of calling himself king and lord of an ambrosial vale. Crusoe triumphed over the state of nature correlating with the growing of the scientific revolution in that era. Being stranded on the island gave Robinson Crusoe a renewed spiritual connection to God and his faith and he had to out his faith in the hands of God.
Does he promise and not fulfill? His Peace Isiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you I Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. His Provision Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus His Help In Temptation Psalm 119:9,11 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.