- 1 Where does lesser of two evils come from?
- 2 What does the Bible say about speaking out against injustice?
- 3 What did Jesus say about election?
- 4 What did Jesus say about persecution?
- 5 What does Jesus say about hypocrites?
- 6 How do you pray for the oppression?
- 7 What does the Bible teach about election?
- 8 What does the Bible say about reprobates?
- 9 Do we have free will to choose salvation?
- 10 What is persecution in Christianity?
- 11 What are the reasons for persecution?
- 12 What are some examples of persecution?
Where does lesser of two evils come from?
Mythology. “Between Scylla and Charybdis” is an idiom derived from Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, Odysseus chose to go near Scylla as the lesser of two evils. He lost six of his companions, but if he had gone near Charybdis all would be doomed.
What does the Bible say about speaking out against injustice?
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV) Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
What did Jesus say about election?
Biblical passages John 15:16: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
What did Jesus say about persecution?
In Luke, Jesus speaks of “people [who] hate” and “defame you on account of the Son of Man” and likens his followers’ suffering to that of earlier prophets (6:22-23 NRSV). Jesus later says to “not fear those who kill the body and after that can do nothing more” (12:4 NRSV).
What does Jesus say about hypocrites?
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.
How do you pray for the oppression?
O God, I place before You my weakness, my helplessness and the little esteem that people have of me. O Most Merciful God, You are Lord of the Oppressed and You are my Lord. Into whose hands will You entrust me?
What does the Bible teach about election?
Election within the Bible is the notion that God favors some individuals and groups over others, an idea that finds fullest expression in the Hebrew Bible’s affirmation, supported in the New Testament, that Israel is God’s chosen people.
What does the Bible say about reprobates?
The doctrine is found in many passages of scripture such as Romans 1:20-28, 2 Corinthians 13:5-6, Proverbs 1:23-33, John 12:37-41, and Hebrews 6:4-8. When a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving of conscience for particularly vile acts, it is considered a sign of reprobation.
Do we have free will to choose salvation?
As humans are corrupted by the effects of sin, prevenient grace allows persons to engage their God-given free will to choose the salvation offered by God in Jesus Christ or to reject that salvific offer.
What is persecution in Christianity?
Christian persecution refers to persistently cruel treatment, often due to religion or belief. Jesus told Christians to spread the word of Christianity, and acknowledged that this may put them in danger. One example is the bombing of Christian churches around the world.
What are the reasons for persecution?
Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.
What are some examples of persecution?
Examples of persecution include the confiscation or destruction of property, incitement of hatred, arrests, imprisonment, beatings, torture, murder, and executions. Religious persecution can be considered the opposite of freedom of religion.