Myth gives us a sense of wonder and a fullness of life that our present culture lacks. Nietzsche urges a return to our deeper selves, which are entwined in myth, music, and tragedy.
Volume 2 Home A Four-point Summary of Reformation Justification We present hereunder a four-point contrast of the basic differences between the Roman and Reformation doctrines of how God justifies a repentant sinner: The Meritorious Cause in Romanism 1.
Justified by faith that has become active by love. Justified by infused or imparted righteousness. Justification means making a man righteous in his own person. The Meritorious Cause in the Reformation 1.
Justified by faith alone in the sinless life and atoning death of Christ on the cross. Justified by imputed righteousness. Justification means that a man is accounted righteous. His sinless life and atoning death on the cross 2. The Holy Spirit's work of convicting us of sin and leading us to repentance towards God and faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross In the matter of justification, we must never confuse these two aspects of redemption.
By Number 1 we mean the doing His sinless life and dying His atoning death of Christ for us. This is the meritorious cause of our acceptance with God. This is the instrumental cause of our acceptance with God.
In Christ the atonement for the sin of all the world has been accomplished the meritorious or objective basis of acceptance with God.
This means that in order to receive the blessing of justification personally, the sinner has only to personally repent of his sins and trust in Christ as his Savior and Lord the instrumental or subjective basis of acceptance with God.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance to God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.
By this the Reformers meant that nothing else was required for justification save that a repentant sinner trust only in what God had done for him in Christ on the cross of Calvary. In this context, they saw that when they put their trust in Christ's blood alone God forgives and accepts them as an adopted child of God and an heir of eternal life.
The papists were willing to concede that a man could be justified by faith if that faith were clothed with love.
But since love is the fulfilling of the law, the Reformers recognized that the papal view was a veiled attempt to support righteousness by the fulfillment of law. According to Romans 5: Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. The Reformers merely re-emphasized the clear teaching of Paul, especially as set forth in Romans 4.
Justification means making a man righteous in his own person. The Meritorious Cause in the Reformation. 1. Justified by God’s work of grace in Christ. 2. Justified by faith alone in the sinless life and atoning death of Christ on the cross. 3. Summary of “Myth, Truth, and the Justification in Religion” William L. Power Phil In the article, “Myth, Truth, and Justification in Religion”, the author, William L. Power states and thoroughly explains his opinions and thoughts on theology and religion. Myth, a symbolic narrative, usually of unknown origin and at least partly traditional, that ostensibly relates actual events and that is especially associated with religious belief. It is distinguished from symbolic behaviour (cult, ritual) and symbolic places or objects (temples, icons).
Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.
Instead of being poured into us, as the Catholics teach, the sinless perfect life of Christ is credited, or accounted, to the believer in Jesus.Refer to Chapter “Justification”, Chapter “Justification in the Old Testament”, Chapter “Errors about justification” and Chapter “Righteousness through Jesus” for much details on justification .
The traditional ideas that knowledge entails truth, belief, and justification are all consistent with the knowledge first project. And Williamson ( ) is explicit in endorsement of a safety requirement on knowledge—just not one that serves as part of an analysis.
Myth equals a truth that cannot be explained by mere fact. A fact is utilitarian: It demands verification and replication. Non-utilitarian, a myth can—if used properly—emphasize the beauty of God’s creation as well as the sacramental nature of life (click the link below to view the full essay by Bradley Birzer).
De Beauvoir hopes to debunk the persistent myth of the “eternal feminine” by showing that it arose from male discomfort with the fact of his own birth. Throughout history, maternity has been both worshipped and reviled: the mother both brings life and heralds death. Myth in a sense is the highest reality, and the thoughtless dismissal of myth as fiction or a lie is the most barren and misleading definition of all.
Myth serves to interpret the whole of human experience and that interpretation can be true or fictitious, valuable or insubstantial, quite apart from its historical veracity. Another theory presented myths as simply literary phenomena, akin to metaphors and symbols.
Myths are expressions of human creativity, like literature. Again, not all myths seem to be that way. Psychologists, specifically psychoanalysts like S. Freud, presented myths as conscious projections of unconscious desires, feelings, and thoughts.