All humans are born sinners, but I believe that you have the power to control your sin. In conclusion, I think that Puritanism was a religion that was almost impossible for human beings to live by. They had no way of knowing whether they were going to be condemned or redeemed when they were laid to rest. Not knowing would make your life miserable and make you not want to believe. With Christianity you are guaranteed a place in Heaven as long as you commit and accept God as your Savior and Lord.
But in reality, Hell is real. None of us are exempt unless we have come to the Father through baptism and accepted Him as our Savior while agreeing to follow the path He has made for us and stay true to His word. If you study the Bible, you will find that Hell is actually pretty complex but the study of Hell can be pretty fascinating. Most of the references from the Bible describe Hell as a pretty grim and miserable place that none of us would want to visit, let alone spend eternity in. All of us have our own preconceived notion as to what Hell may be like, but from Sunday School to modern day movies, we probably all think it is HOT….fiery….and pretty awful.
The Puritans fear him and tried zealously to make themselves worthy in his eyes. They insisted that they, as God's special elect, had the duty to conduct affairs carrying out his will according to the Bible. Though many of their beliefs seemed outrageous, the most heinous of all was the aforementioned ‘Doctrine of Elect.' If this ‘Doctrine of Elect' guaranteed the chosen a spot in heaven, then there was no reason for them to behave as pious, God-fearing Puritans. There was no reward after death for those who had been good and were not ‘chosen.'
In a twisted sense, Satan is necessary in our lives to tempt us. Without his temptation, there would be no choice but to follow the glory of God. No living person can live a perfect life like Christ did. This means that man had a definite destination for them, and it wasn’t Heaven. Heaven is perfect and cannot be tainted by people who are born sinners.
This is where the stereotypical response is wrong. Being a Christian does not mean the feeling of hatred towards everyone who sins is present, or that every action is hypocritical to what is being said. Christians often go as the unheard group of people due to the disbelief in what is said. Consequently, the persecution of God’s Word happens daily when the heart of one of His children dies without ever knowing Him. A Christian does not mean that life is perfect and that going to church every Sunday makes a person one.
It is rare and fleeting. One possible cause of this is the overwhelming sensitivity of people today. Preachers have to be very careful not to offend members of their church because individuals tend to disregard information that does not please them. According to Christ, “The Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14 712). Churchgoers only care to listen to the good news that the Bible holds, pushing preachers away from hellfire and brimstone.
Christianity is the least uniform system of beliefs in comparison to many organized religions like: Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and many others. Disagreements rise about topics like: one’s choice in life, how does one reach Heaven, do Christians really serve a tangible God, and so much more. These questions begin to undermine Christians’ theology because their judgement becomes clouded. All stem from unbelief, and one certain question, predestination or free will, causes disagreements throughout the globe for the followers of faith. Christians must look at all facets of one’s eternal election.
We don't just sin when we murder, but when we are angry. In other words, no one can stand before God and demand to be accepted. When we honestly put our hands on our heart and think of ourselves in light of God's perfect standard, we realise that we fall short. And that's the main reason God gave the Ten Commandments and Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. The contents of the Sermon on the Mount demands on Jesus' followers - they are moved-on from complying with an outward set of universal values to surrendering themselves - body, mind and soul - to the ways of God.
Blaise Pascal’s argument was fairly simple: you are better off believing in God because if he does exist, you will go to heaven, but if you do not believe and he happens to exist, you are likely to be punished with hell. There are several things wrong with his argument because he is insinuating that if people go about living a morally correct life, but do not believe in God, they are not welcome in heaven, if God is proven real. With that being said, Pascal rules out all the people that do well in the world and basically live by God’s biblical rules, but do not believe in his existence for a matter of reasons, whether it is lack of evidence or perhaps they believe in another God. A fallacious point made in Pascal’s argument for making people prefer to believe in God, is that he does not mention what God to believe in. If a person is to believe in another God that Pascal is referring to, that person will not benefit from heaven because they do not believe in that exact
Moloch's speech was the first argument so the other demons were the most open minded about his ideas. Belial then took the stand, though he had a far different view than Moloch's. Belial can see that they are no match for the power of God, and therefore denizens of Hell should be benign and hope that God pities them. In other words, Belial is ready to give up because he recognizes that their hands are tied. He is hoping that God wants them to realize this and will allow them back into heaven for admitting that He is superior.