Human Ethics And Predestination Essay

2049 Words 9 Pages
Have humans evolved throughout time, changing their thoughts, beliefs and writing? Has it come to a point where we no longer have the same feelings and entertainment as our ancestors? Has our views on human ethics changed throughout time that now we believe that our ancestors did horrible things? In the early 1600’s there were groups of Europeans came to the North America’s looking for a new blank slate. A group called the Puritans came to America from England because they felt religious persecution, they wanted to refine the church of England. These people were really calm, intolerant people that believed in predestination. Predestination is the belief that God has already predicted everything the past, the present, and the future, and from …show more content…
Today that is not necessarily the case, there are many atheists who believe that there is no god. And they have the right to believe in whatever they want to believe no one can stop them. Even though, there are many people who do not believe in God or are not Christians, the government uses the Christian church a lot to connect to the people. John Winthrop writes in “A Model of Christian Charity” in 1630, that they are “a city upon a hill” (a biblical reference) and “to avoid this shipwreck” they “must be willing to abridge ourselves of our superfluities for the supply of others’ necessities” and they “must uphold a familiar commerce together”. Also he states, “we must delight in eache other, make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labour, and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work” and they “shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies” In other words, John is saying they are a city constantly being watched and to avoid being vulnerable from attacks and the enemy, the community should become one and work together and share with each other, and nothing should be hidden from anyone or else God won’t help, because God is only there when there is unity and togetherness. In addition, William Bradford’s “On Plymouth Plantation” states that the crew were constantly fearful but they believed that God was constantly there and was always helping them. In Anne Bradstreet’s Upon the Burning of Our House, we see that she misses her house a lot but she thanks God and respects his decision since he is the one “that gave and took” and he could have taken more than her house such as people’s lives. Today, the government even make biblical references to use in their speeches to connect to the public. George Washington stated, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world

Related Documents