Through The Lens Of Biblical Truth

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This analysis will focus on Lord Sexsmith, a character who struggles with his own belief. In order to understand this character and the various events that occur throughout this novel, support will be provided from various scriptures found in the bible, scholarly articles, and my own experience growing up in a religious family. The approach I am applying is reader response, which will help provide the readers with a detailed image of how this character can be analyzed through a biblical perspective. This essay aims to provide an in-depth analysis of Lord Sexsmith and to provide detailed explanations and several examples to support the struggles this character faces with his faith.
In IceFields, Lord Sexsmith seems to struggle with his faith which is not uncommon for religion as I have been taught throughout my life. In the different religious groups, such as Christian, Islam, and even Jehovah Witness, we refer to the Lord Jesus Christ by different names like Jehovah, Prince of Peace, Allah, Saviour. All these religious groups through their teachings refer to the same Hebrew bible. A question many face, such as myself, and knowing that the bible has been translated many times across many different languages, could some of the scriptures’ meanings change through translations? Lord Sexsmith is a character who struggles with accepting his own appearance. We see that his faith is put to the test, when he state his fear “of being a laughable person wearing the [buffalo cap and cloak]” (Wharton 24). As for myself growing up in a Christian household, I struggled with accepting I had ADHD and Depression, but throughout my life, my parents who encourage my siblings and I to do daily devotions and to read the bible; through that experience I realized that God created each and every one of us uniquely and each with different talents all with the purpose to serve others. Faith is challenged almost every moment of one’s life, Lord Sexsmith is an example of this, yet he can be seen at an early developmental stage of his spiritual belief and accepting the Lord as his personal saviour.
An example of Lord Sexsmith’s struggle with his faith can be seen when he sees the palm of Athabasca’s hand, he sees a red dot and immediately comes to the conclusion that there is more information that is not given to him (Wharton 40). Similarly, the story of Noah and the ark is a good example that illustrates this situation, God tells Noah to build an ark and a flood would occur for forty days, he seems hesitant at first when the task is given to him and comes to a conclusion, is that the only way to receive god’s promise is by obeying his commands. According to Paulian-Timotei Petric who explained that Christian readers form a kind of “interpretive community” in which our interpretation of texts is “inevitably constrained by [series] of interpretations, tradition and contemporary communities of faith” (65). I grew up studying the bible, when...

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