JEREMIAH CONDEMNS JERUSALEM FOR ITS SINS Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin. False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it.
God maintains His supremacy over man through punishment of the wicked. Nevertheless, God does not always destroy the unrighteous immediately and without warning. The Old Testament records a profuse amount of situations in which the Lord sends a messenger to admonish sinful nations and to alert them of the impending condemnation. Whether or not they accepted the warning and turned... ... middle of paper ... ...se man does not understand why something occurred does not mean that God did not possess full power over the happening. Common misconceptions about God run rampant.
Moses asks that God destroy him with the rest of his people if he will not grant them forgiveness, implying that the thought of god’s displeasure so disturbed him that he would rather die in hopes of averting this disaster. While God denies him this, he grants that those guilty of the sin shall only be plagued with misfortune, rather than destruction, as he planned earlier. Thus the people are given mercy, but not forgiveness.
Abraham premeditated that he would not be safe in the land of Gerar, which was located between Kadesh and Shur. His rational was that the people of that land knew not the Living God of the Hebrews; therefore, they had no reverence for Him. Without reverence for God, the people of those lands certainly would have scarcely deliberated the moral implications of such nefarious acts of murder, rape, and pillaging. These heinous acts would have been merely customary behavior. We can also purpose that because the people of the land did not reverence Jehovah, they also did not have fear of His mighty hand of judgment.
Even though God does bring His wrath out on the world a lot in the Bible, the plague is mos... ... middle of paper ... ...l life instead of experiencing the eternal affliction that can only come from being cut off from God in Hell. Even though Father Paneloux does his best to preach to the people of Oran, he makes some serious mistakes. The only result that comes from this is the people getting angry with God and turning away from Him. This benefits nobody as now the people have lost the best way to get through affliction: God. A good sermon to the people of Oran would be one that emphasizes the innocence of God in this plague and the necessity for a devoted relationship with Him.
One reason that was discussed was that Job must have committed a sin or done something extremely displeasing to God. Therefore, all that has happened is somewhat of a consequence or punishment. Conversely, the judgments that are made are inaccurate. As a result, Job becomes perplexed but still tries to explain that there must be another rationale. He cries out to God, praying that he will answer him and show him the way.
God has to allow evil in the world because if he didn’t, we would never know the difference between good and evil. Hick: There is a reason why God allows Evil. Hick writes about how evil has been around forever with the climax being when Jesus was crucified. He asks why an all-powerful God would allow this and says it’s because of the free will given to us. Everything bad happens because this world is not perfect and this is where “soul-making” begins.
CONTENT A DESCRIPTION OF THE HATRED OF HUMAN NATURE AGAINST THE CHRIST OF GOD. (PSALM 1:1-3) The Nations Rage (Psalm 2:1) In the beginning of the Psalm, David starts with an angry interrogation against the humans for God1. David is perplexed about why the people are even raging against God, he knows the have no reason to and they don't have a benefit too anyway. They're rebellion is motivated by vain2. With vain, especially against God, comes boundless foolishness in this Psalm3.
The Edomites had great hatred of Israel. The message of Obadiah is of disaster to befall upon Edom because of its pride and cruelty against Israel. This shows that God stands with his chosen people in times of trouble and will exalt them giving them hope. As it has been noted, the book of Joel is also written in a close sequence to Obadiah it mentions no King, nor does it mention the name of the warring nation that has been coming against Judah. Although, it is e... ... middle of paper ... ..., that the temple should be rebuilt immediately.
He was constantly questioning why God made him an evil creature and tested humans and their belief through violence. He framed himself as a god and wanted to feel the same power when calling himself the truth-teacher and phantasm-tester in order to make sense of the lies of humans and tried to understand his own purpose and situation. By the end of the novel Grendel had become completely untrusting of the people and finally decided that his role in life is instead to kill and torment the Scyldings because as he became more existential, he realized that his actions would not have an effect on the outcome of the universe, so filled the void in his life with rage on the people of the Hrothgar’s meadhall. As he goes to fight Beowulf and the Geats in the hall, he seemed to have accepted his role as, “[Grendel] seized up a sleeping man, tear at him hungrily, bite through his