The demonstration was for Pilate, and Andreas just happened to get into the middle of all the action. “The demonstration was because Pilate wanted to take money from the temple treasury to build a new aqueduct for Jerusalem” (4). The Romans captured people from the demonstration that they suspected for having ties with the terrorists Bannus and Barabbas. While being interrogated about the demonstration, Andreas is given a choice, to both further prosecution and imprisonment or to gather information for the Romans about rising movements that might take over the land. Black mail and Decision • Andreas had been locked up in a cell for what it seemed like years but he was counting the days and by the third week he was dragged out to confront Pontius Pilate, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ude the controversial issues about Jesus.
It can be determined as an act of ministering to others which surpasses the law (v. 12). One of the leading areas of conflict between Jesus and Pharisees was in keeping the Sabbath. In this passage, Jesus is criticized for allowing his followers to pluck and eat grain on the Sabbath day. The Pharisees regarded this as work, which was forbidden. Jesus rejects both their interpretation and motivation.
After renouncing his job as a preacher, Casey first decides to ponder his questions by going "into the wilderness like Jesus" and seeing if he can attain the 'spirit,' while analyzing his thoughts (489-90). When others around him rarely observe ideas in depth, Casey transforms all of his thoughts into complex puzzles and seeks the answers little by little. Casey believes that by taking his ideas one piece at a time, he will one day be able to encounter the "real" truth. When he first hears of the conflict between the different social classes, Casey "[throws] back his head and [looks] at the sharp stars" in deep thought, his mind poring over the controversy (77). Casey's hours of analyzing bring his thoughts together and creates for him a larger intellectual depth, which distinguishes his sole purpose from those around him.
This, however, is but a modern interpretation. During this time, all of Jesus’ disciples wrestled with the concept of him as a servant king, rather than a dominating king that could deliver the Jews from the control of the Romans. Jesus summarizes his own humanly purpose in a rather noteworthy statement to his disciples within Mark 10, verses 43-45: “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” What was initially believed to be a complex concept that nonplussed even the holiest and most godly of people was summarized elegantly into nothing more than a straightforward statement, a metaphysical representation of Jesus’ own sacrifice and the summary of the history and relationship between God and his own creation. John Mark’s literary account of the life of Jesus summarizes the multiple motives behind the existence of the Living God.
Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory.
Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.” (New International Version Acts 8:57-58) Truthfully, I do not know the importance of his attendance, however the next verse is where Stephen prays, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (New International Version Acts 8:59) Since Saul was in attendance, this prayer is for him, it covers him as well. After this event, Paul begins the persecution of the church. The Bible says he went from house to house dragging out both men and women and throwing them in prison.
I believe the main reason Jesus did not wanted to tell anyone about his true identity was because he did not wanted to show off and he still wanted to live his life as private as he can; in addition, there are many people who like to keep their secret to their own and not to share with anyone. Another reason, he did not wanted to tell people was because he would have a difficult time moving around since the crowds would come crawling to him. He once said that, “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go; show yourself to the priest and off the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing as a testimony... ... middle of paper ... ... by their own. For example, “To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables, that 'seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest perhaps they should turn again, and their sins should be forgiven them.” This quote describes how the story is meant to be understood clearly only to those who have a true belief in Jesus.
He tries to turn things around and stop Abigail to threaten and accuse people in Salem, but he had gone too far saying he had compacted with the devil. Because of this, he has been arrested and is marked to hang. In the last scene, John had finally confessed to witchcraft and is sent to jail, but he was given a way to get out and be free. Other characters have known that Proctor is the only one that can end this for good only if he confessed and gets to go home with his wife, Elizabeth. However, Proctor signed the confession paper and the court were gonna take it to tell the village that he has confessed, but he snatches the confession paper and he tells them that he does not want another name under god.
God help me. I can do no other.” After he defied the Diet, he was declared an outlaw and heretic. This quote signified that Luther was asking help from God because he was frustrated that no one in the council thought what he was saying was true. Since he was a lawyer before he became a priest, he asked many questions searching for the truth of the righteousness of God. Throughout his life, Luther always debated with others about why they believe what they believe.
Milton’s Paradise Regained tells the story of The Son of God’s temptations by Satan. Milton takes his own version of how he imagines the biblical story. We see the temptations of Christ throughout Paradise Regained amplify in intensity and put spiritual last through Milton’s choice of order. Previously Satan has attempted to tempt The Son of God with food, turning stone to bread, even after fasting for forty days. The Son of God stood his ground and rightfully resisted even though it would not only feed him but others as well.