Divine Retribution

What Is Divine Retribution? Divine retribution is supernatural punishment of a person, a group of people, or everyone by a deity in response to some action. Many cultures have a story about how a deity exacted punishment upon previous inhabitants of their land, causing their doom. An example of divine retribution is the story found in...

Atonement

Atonement

What Is Atonement? Atonement is the concept of a person taking action to correct previous wrongdoing on their part, either through direct action to undo the consequences of that act, equivalent action to do good for others, or some other expression of feelings of remorse. From the Middle English attone or atoon (“agreed”, literally “at one”), now meaning to be “at...

Prayascitta

Prayascitta Prāyaścitta (प्रायश्चित्त) is the Sanskrit word which means “atonement, penance, expiation”.[1][2][3] It refers to one of the corrective measures in dharmaśāstra as an alternative to incarceration or other forms of danda(punishment) when someone is convicted of certain categories of crimes.[3] The word is also used in Hindu texts to refer to actions to expiate one’s errors or...

Penance

What Is Penance? Penance is repentance of sins as well as an alternate name for the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession.[1] It also plays a part in confession among Anglicans and Methodists, in which it is a rite,[2][3] as well as among other Protestants. The word penance derives from Old French and Latin paenitentia, both of which derive from the same root meaning repentance, the desire...

The Virtue of Penance

The Virtue of Penance Penance (poenitentia) designates (1) a virtue; (2) a sacrament of the New Law; (3) a canonical punishment inflicted according to the earlier discipline of the Church; (4) a work of satisfaction enjoined upon the recipient of the sacrament. These have as their common centre the truth that he who sins must...

Faith

Virtues of Faith

Virtues of Faith Through the light of belief, man rises to the highest of the high and acquires a value worthy of Paradise. And through the darkness of unbelief, he descends to the lowest of the low and falls to a position fit for Hell. For belief connects man to...

Punishment varies according to the one who committed the crim

The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of a king who has lost or broken the crown...

Punishment is judged according to the nature of the crime

Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime and the intention of the criminal in committing it, not to how long it took the criminal to commit the act. The punishment of murder, which in most cases takes five minutes or even seconds, ranges from imprisonment...

Hell Is Punishment For Actions

Hell Is Punishment For Actions Hell is punishment for actions, but Paradise is a Divine favor. What is the reason for this? It is clearly shown in the above Indications that with his faculty of will and insignificant wishes, through giving form and reality to something non-existent or theoretical, man...

The Punishment Varies According To Who Committed Crime

The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of a king who has lost or broken the crown...

Punishment Is Judged According To The Nature And Result Of The Crime

Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime and the intention of the criminal in committing it, not to how long it took the criminal to commit the act. The punishment of murder, which in most cases takes five minutes or even seconds, ranges from imprisonment...

Why is Atheism So Widespread?

Why is Atheism so Widespread? Atheism means denying God’s existence, rejecting His commandments, avoiding religious reflection and seriousness, and considering oneself independent of Him. As such beliefs negate the concept of sin, people imagine that they can live as they please and thus begin to corrupt their hearts and minds....

What are the Greatest Dangers and Pitfalls for Faithfuls?

What are the Greatest Dangers and Pitfalls That a Believer Faces, and What Precautions Can Be Taken? Humanity is being tested in this world. Life itself, from the beginning until the end, is full of tests that are different in shape and level of difficulty. Said Nursi has mentioned the...

Unbelief is an Infinite Destruction

Unbelief is an Infinite Destruction However insignificant the part of the free will seems in man’s actions, and however slight a sin unbelief may seem to some at first sight, it is a denial and negation and therefore destructive, and deserving eternal punishment. Remember that we likened the part of...

Punishment varies according to the one who committed the crime

>The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of a king who has lost or broken the crown...

Punishment varies according to the one committed the crime

Punishment varies according to the one committed the crime The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of...

Punishment is Judged According to The Nature and Result of The Crime

Punishment is Judged According to The Nature and Result of The Crime Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime and the intention of the criminal in committing it, not to how long it took the criminal to commit the act. The punishment of murder, which...

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