It is impermissible to fault Al-Qadr for our sins
and disobedience because doing so is akin to being in confrontation and showing dissatisfaction with Allah.
HOW many times during the week leading up to Easter will we be informed that Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to die for our sins
? According to classic Christian theology, sin entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.
Indeed "He was wounded for our iniquities: He was bruised for our sins
If Jesus died "to atone for our sins
," he would therefore not have had to die if mankind, including myself was sinless, therefore mankind, including myself caused his death, therefore being "guilty"?
It is why we are all in need of salvation and why Christ died on the cross as a blood sacrifice and atonement for our sins
That Jesus died for our sins
is so ingrained in Christianity it seems almost absurd to question it.
It is Christ who came to suffer for our sins
and to cleanse us of them.
We deserve to die for our sins
, but Christ died in our place.
"I John 2:2: 'He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins
, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.'
Ian McEwan's new novel pokes some unsettling holes in this mythic backdrop, raising hard questions about the stories we tell of our innocence and other people's guilt, and suggesting the almost quaint solution of making amends for our sins
. In Atonement, McEwan, winner of the 1998 Booker Prize, has written a coming-of-age story about 13-year-old Briony Tallis, a teller of dramatic tales whose creations turn out to be something of a Pandora's box, which she attempts to close by doing penance and fashioning a fresh story in which her own guilt is revealed and partially expunged.
Held at gunpoint, Holbein quietly told the Chinese converts accompanying them, "Make an act of perfect contrition." Even in his terror, a convert named Peter recalled his catechism lesson: "Perfect contrition comes from the love of God; it is the sorrow which we have for our sins
because they have offended God....
"Herein is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as expiation for our sins
" (1 John 4:10).
The underlying theology in the Stations assumed that Jesus' purpose on earth was to suffer and die in order to save us from punishment for our sins
, and that for us Jesus serves primarily as a model of the courage and stoicism with which we should meet our own deaths.
Paul says: "Without love I become a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal." (7) A Christian view Our journey to perfection is brought about by the gracious gift of God, by Jesus atoning for our sins
by dying on the cross for them.
Being sorry for our sins
and faults--individually and collectively--we can realize that we were born into this human condition.