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  • The Pros And Cons Of Confession

    Confession is fundamental in our Christian faith. Through confession, our sin is revealed and we are able to stand in front God and our brothers as a new person as our sin has been confessed and washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Confession is a blessing from God. It is one of the opportunities God gives to the Christians to break “into the darkness and seclusion of the heart”(p112). Although confession exposes wickedness, it helps one to have better relationship with God. Confession is not easy as it reveals your evilness to others. Confession between two believers is different than the confession between non-believers. God is the present when confession is made between two believers. As we exposed our sin through confession to our brothers, we are no longer controlled by sin. However, it is hard to confess because “the…

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  • Passion In The Scarlet Letter

    because Pearl was unable to answer how she was created. While the magistrates and Hester are conversing, Hester cries, “‘God gave me the child’ cried she, … ‘she is my happiness! Pearl keeps me here in life…. I will not giver her up!’”(Hawthorne 109). Hester’s commitment to Pearl is because of her role in the story to show love and passion for her child. Pearl is what makes her happy but also is a living reminder her of her sin. Hester also has the role of having the ability to defy Puritan…

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  • What Does The Pestel Symbolize In The Scarlet Letter

    that Hawthorne wrote her in with greater intention than just a means for the people to find out about Hester’s pregnancy. Pearl was put into the story to show readers that wonderful things can come from situations viewed as evil or sinful. Starting from the very beginning of Pearl we have her birth. The mere presence of this child is an “act against god” because Hester committed adultery when she slept with another man who was not her husband. Then later in the book Pearl is often described as…

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  • The Importance Of Freedom In Night By Elie Wiesel

    with a great deal of responsibility. The choices that we make in life may result in disaster. If there would be no possible result for disaster toward human freedom, human choice would not be free. We must focus on following in God’s footsteps and rules, being the ten commandments. If we do not abide by this that is when sin comes into play. Disbelief or untruthfulness towards God can result in sin. Another way to look at sin is when people fail to achieve the intentions God may had for them. An…

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  • Analysis Of The Poem The Goblin Market

    Although the Carpenter does not eat as many oysters than the Walrus, as Tweedledee points out to Alice, I placed him at the lowest end of the axis because of what he eats. While the other characters on this list are either addicted to food or drugs, the Carpenter eats an excess of living creatures, mixing murder into his gluttony. While eating oysters is hardly seen as a sin, the oysters in this poem can walk, talk, and communicate with the Carpenter and the Walrus, giving the Carpenter’s and…

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  • Duality In Scarlet Letter

    Hawthorne’s romantic novel, The Scarlet Letter, revolves around the themes of sin and concealment. In this novel, the protagonist Hester bears the scarlet letter, a reminder of her sin in society. However, governor Dimmesdale hides his sin, eventually causing a sense of internal conflict that manifests him. After struggling with his sin, the governor repents, causing both Hester and him to become one with their sins. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses dualities to reveal that society…

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  • Kingdom Of God In Light Of Human Suffering Analysis

    1. What is sin? Sin is a consequence of human choice. There is personal sin and social sin. According to Fischer and Hart, the biblical definition of sin is the “destruction of our capacity for relatedness and the subsequent need for reconciliation” (Pg. 124). There is also original sin and “sin of the world”, which is the universal influence of sin. Sin can take the form of infidelity, racism, envy and others. Mostly, sin is the denial of love that we should have for ourselves, others, and…

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  • Catholic Moral Teaching

    Regardless of the intention (good or evil) for performing an evil action, it does not change the fact that a person is still responsible for that action-taking place. Although this is a bleak view on how the Church appraises an action, it insists on this teaching so its people can fully understand that an action is only good when a morally good outcome is the result of a good intention. By achieving a deeper connection with God’s divinity, an adherence to Catholic moral teaching aids in the…

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  • 1. Do You Have Reason To Believe That Someone Else Has Something Against You? Why?

    Matthew 18:15, which say: “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you” 3. Would it be better to overlook the offense against you, or to go and talk with the other person about it? What would be the probable benefits and drawbacks of each course of action? It would be better to go and talk with the other person about it, the benefits of this…

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  • Essay On Medieval Worldview

    In medieval times, religion was at the center of daily life of all individuals. The Christian Church formulated a purpose of life and death and preached these ideas. God was at the top in a place known as paradise or heaven, in between lie Earth, and beneath a fearful place of existence known as hell. In contrast, the modern worldview is shaped by human intellect and nature. Original sin was a concept imbedded in medieval minds and in modern times is a concept left only to believers. With…

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