This means that God will not save them, nor force them to believe in Him; in which they will be condemning themselves to suffer. Suffering allows people to prove their character to others. Christians understand God is entitled to do what He plays because “for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). People are sinners by nature, but it teaches them to become an obedience of God’s ways. Christians understand that suffering is used as a tool for God’s punishments.
Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves. He has always been envious of the praise, adoration and honor and love that God receives from his church. Satan would rather that we sulk and pout instead of “forget about ourselves and concentrate on Him and worship Him”. I have found that this is one of the many the keys to gaining spiritual victory. By “silencing the enemy” in our lives, we can remove strongholds that Satan has set up in our minds simply by singing the praises of God and walking in the spirit.
The Problem of Human Suffering The Christian tradition is haunted by a significant mark: Suffering. The question that arises from this suffering is if God is the omnipitous being that Christians believe Him to be, why would He let His people, whom he loves, suffer great pains and horrible deaths? According to premises derived from theologians and followers of the Bible, God is "all loving". If that is true, then God would not want His people to suffer, but by just looking around us we see that suffering, in fact, is happening. If there is suffering going on that God does not want, then He would be able to stop that suffering since He also believed to be "all powerful", yet suffering still goes on.
Although God loves all of his children, He could still use his power for bad but He chooses not to do so. God’s children, who can be defined as those in his kingdom by the blood of Jesus Christ, are the chosen ones for doing His will. He makes it clear that Christians are to fear him. “Yes, we should fear God because He is the Almighty Creator who can discipline us should we rebel against Him. He is so holy and so awesome that being in His everlasting presence brings an inspiring fear.” (CARM) As this CARM states, God is so amazing and so powerful.
Only then will they be forgiven. However, God did not take this action to be or become something of evil to those who were innocent in their wrong, He carried through this effort to purify the Earth of the corruption which was spreading throughout man. For he wants to correct the wrong and make man “Good”. Man was too spread-out, as well as corrupt, the only option left to God was to do as he did, flush man from the Earth and save those who he saw as worthy to re-establish Man. And so through this Chapter we see the vengeance and determination of God, to be right in being in such emotion, as His creation had become corrupt.
He says that all of the good deeds that a man could do would keep him out of hell just as much as “a spider's web would have to stop a falling rock” (199). Secondly, Edwards believes the wickedness of man necessitates God... ... middle of paper ... ...ife, are in the hands of an angry God” (199). Another author, affirms this truth. “The truth was, and is, that man must be reborn in order to know himself as a distinctly human being and to be, in Christian terms, saved” (Davidson, 79). Although Edwards did have the depiction of God’s wrath in mind when he performed this sermon, the main goal was to accurately describe to his audience their standing before God, or what dilemma they were in.
The law of talio is administered by God, and once Saul and David disobey the God's law, they are subjected to punishments that are supposed to correct the wrongs of their crimes. In a society where God presides over the manner in which justice is distributed, he enforces the laws of talio. One must commit a crime or disobey God's commandments before losing his divine favor. As a result, God's protection is taken, and one must pay for their crimes against God and the society.
(Migliore 128) This view paints God as the punisher to both the wicked and the righteous, and that suffering is the result of one’s own actions. This argument sees the relationship between sin and suffering far too simply. Although, there is some Biblical support for this view in the old testament, it does not mirror the character of God revealed in Jesus Christ. The third argument proclaims suffering as something that turns us to God and helps to cultivate our hope for eternal life. (Migliore 128) This view teaches that Christians are supposed to encounter suffering as an opportunity to glorify God.
From Judaism, to Islam and even Christianity, Charles Selengut discusses specific instances in which these religions utilize holy wars to protect and honor their covenants with God. To the believer, the use of violence is a necessity and permitted by God. Holy wars have been used as a means to rid the world of non-believers and evildoers, to the true believer these wars are not just a thing of the past but also an ongoing fight to bring the truth to all. “History is the arena for the realization of God’s blueprint, and what has gone wrong must be made right” (p.39, 2008). 2.
Our physical eyes cannot see their presence but we know they exist from the real results of Their actions. (Sherman) DEVIL ATTACKS AGAINST BELIEVERS If we are consistent with the teachings of the Bible, then we must admit that the devil Can attack certain extent and influence people believe. Various warning to s... ... middle of paper ... ...g, 2011. Kraft and Charles. he Rules of Engagement : Understanding the Principles that Govern the Spiritual Battles in Our Lives .