In the story, Antipas is amazed that Christians do not relate to one another based on their class or social rank. Longenecker contrasts the differences between the churches as well. He explains the two house-churches, which are true to Christ’s ideals. The other one attempts to include Christianity into Roman paganism. One main conflict in this story is that Pergamum is a place where Satan is present, which means it must have been really difficult for anyone to hold on to faith in Christ.
Humans are anything but perfect, but can a a group of people stray away from the proper code of law so much so that it become illegal, by accident? Jesus' trial was filled with these “mistakes.” One writer said this about the trial of Christ, “...the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ was absolutely illegal, unwarranted, and worse than atrocious...”1 Jesus had four main enemies and many things that were illegal against him, but he is our Lord. Jesus' enemies were the Pharisees, Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Chief Priests. They each had their own reasons for hating Jesus. The Pharisees hated Jesus because they thought he broke the law and blasphemed.
Augustine also felt that there should be strong censorship of the poets when writing about the gods because they made fools out of them. Augustine is also very concerned with the amount of people who in past invasions of their homelands escaped by lying about being Christians and then turned their backs on Christ when the danger had subsided. Augustine’s work also raises the question of why mercy is extended to the pious and ungrateful. Augustine responds by reminding everyone that, “The sun rises upon the good and evil, and the rains fall upon the just and the unjust.” The book also discusses Gods patience with humans and how the choice to repent ones sins lies within the man. He tells how some will recognize... ... middle of paper ... ...in things, I do think it is safe to say that they are both Christians.
The Middle Ages was a time of instability and corruption, which was when Dante Alighieri lived. Dante wrote about the horrible era because he wanted to show his hatred towards the current leaders. In the Inferno, he illustrates the unethical community vividly by the use of influential figures that disobey the laws. Additionally, Dante uses imagery in Hell that shows the connection between the Earthly sins and gruesome punishments that portray a vivid image emotionally attached to the church. Furthermore, Dante’s orthodoxy expresses mockery because the church did not always have a clear interpretation for the placement of a multiple sinner, thus exposing the inconsistent church.
The Klan and Aryan Nation’s members proclaim themselves Christians, and followers of the teachings of the Bible, they declare, "Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin…Whoever does any of these detestable things will be cut off from the community of Israel.” (The New Living Translation, Leviticus 18:22,29) or "The penalty for homosexual acts is death to both parties. They have committed a detestable act and are guilty of a capital offense.”(The New Living Translation, Leviticus 20:13). They claim God justifies their actions against homosexuals in the previous passages. Yet, they overlook the other laws entailed in the same chapters of Leviticus, claiming they are outdated. Examples of these laws include, “do not eat meat not drained of its blood.” (NLT, Leviticus 19:26), “you must not defile yourself by eating any animal or bird or creeping creature that I have forbidden (i.e.
He focuses on religion as the primary reason, but let us take this one step further. Every American, regardless of religious affiliation (which is in many regards just a detrimental as Boyd 's argument against political alignment) should be wary of political absolutism. The world is not black and white, and neither are our political candidates. To fixate on one issue or one party is to toss reason out the door and become a blind believer. Faith might work for some in the religious arena, it does not and cannot work in the political arena.
Some people would say that the Christians were cannibals and even eat babies. The Romans didn’t like the thought that slaves and women attended to the meetings, this was because slaves and women were looked down upon the Romans. The Romans believed that Christians were meeting to plot against the emperor, Christians would not offer incense to Caesar and for that they were punished and used for entertainment to the Romans as they were killed and punished. The Christian refused to worship Roman gods, they openly say their won was the true ruler of heaven and earth, and all other Gods were false, this upset the Romans and were very furious. Nero had been a very cruel man as he was one of the causes why
Christianity was unpopular for various reasons. For example, people believed that Christians practiced cannibalism and incest. In addition, people believed the Romans Gods would punish the people of Rome because Christians did not worship these Gods. This incident is important because it illustrates the kind of mistreatment that Christians had to endure early on. In times of chaos, people soothed their fears by finding someone or something to blame.