A brief summary will be helpful as we continue: Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom and power to will and to do that which is good and well pleasing to God; but that state was mutable, or changeable, so that he was able to fall from it. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, has entirely lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation; therefore, as a natural man, being altogether averse to that good, and dead in sin, he is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself or to prepare himself for salvation. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, He frees him from his natural bondage under sin, and by His grace alone enables him freely to will and to do that which is spiritually good; yet, by reason of his remaining corruption, he also wills that which is evil.
When reading this poem, I did not realize its meaning until the last two lines: On second reading, I found the same line had been in the second stanza, but in following the rhyme scheme for rhythm rather than meaning, I missed it. It is amazing to me that a poet who lived before the industrial revolution would have had such an opinion on human kind.
There was the expansion westward, conquering the wilderness, but cities were still relatively small, the farmer was valued and climate change was a century off.
Yet Wordsworth could see that Man was changing, for the worse. Man, with so much power for good and for destruction has the responsibility to respect his fellow man and the environment in which he lives.
But Wordsworth saw even then, that greed, selfishness and arrogance was changing his ideal of human kind into something else.
Wordsworth appreciated the beauty of the land, the flowers, the birds and trees. He saw that they had value, and he saw that there were an every decreasing few who shared this view.
If this was in the thoughts of a poet a hundred years ago, I wonder how he would think of us today.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized.Keep track of the latest Arizona Cardinals' roster moves as the team cuts down from 90 players to the required man roster limit by Saturday's 1 p.m.
deadline. Many thousands, without a doubt.
About are listed as extinct on The IUCN Red List, but that figure only includes the well-documented extinctions that occurred in the last few hundred years. Studies like this paper estimate that thousands. Sep 19, · Over the years Bob Williams, a retired teacher and World War II vet, has given out nearly 6, Hershey's chocolate bars in his Iowa town.
Man is made up of physical material, the body, that can be seen and touched. But he is also made up of immaterial aspects, which are intangible -- this includes the soul, spirit, intellect, will, emotions, conscience, and so forth.
Find articles and editorials about lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, women, and more. Explore the art of being a man at lausannecongress2018.com Gentlemen welcome.
What man has made of man is, at bottom, an unfortunate being who is self-shut-out from the vision of enjoyment and from friendship with the elements. This is a worse problem than war, than injustice and brutality, than harmful and insulting imbalances of wealth, because it is the basis and cause of all of them.