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Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible - Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1299 words
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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction - The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1379 words
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Baptist Bible Fellowship International - The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]
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Morality and The Holy Bible - Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 980 words
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Role Of Ruth And Esther In The Bible - Torah (the Law) "…means "teaching" or "instruction"…(Harris, 3) for mankind. The Torah includes both the Oral Law and the Written Law. In addition, the Law is an extension of sacred oral tradition, thus broadening the meaning of Torah to designate the entire body of Jewish laws, customs, and ceremonies. Nevi'im( the Prophets) "…consists of narratives relating to Israel's …" (Harris, 3) history as a nation on its land and a "…collections of oracles" (Harris, 6) . Supporters of God's covenant do battle against the paganism of neighboring groups and among the Israelites themselves....   [tags: Hebrew Bible Religion Religious] 1327 words
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The Bible - The Bible The Bible, the word of God, provides all humankind with the knowledge and the faith they need to receive God's salvation and be regenerated by God's life. Reading the Bible also teaches us many things about God, Christianity, Jesus and His Word. In order to understand and appreciate the Bible and Bible Literature, it is important to know the historical context as well as many other factors. This paper will discuss the importance of reading the Bible and how to understand it and use what we read in the Bible and apply it to our everyday life....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Bible - If the Bible is indeed the Word of God, perfect and without error, then the issue is settled. Homosexuality is a sin and we must condemn it's practice. However, if the Bible is the writings of men who were only capable of seeing dimly, as if in a mirror, the way Paul described it, then we have a long way to go before we settle the question. John's teaching concerning the third person of the trinity, God's Holy Spirit, has that person leading us into truth, and not a book...even if that book is called "the Holy Bible." I maintain that the conservative doctrine that the Bible is the express Word of God, perfect and without error, is a heresy....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship - The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship The Bible is a key element in all services in the Christian faith and used for various reasons in the church. The Bible is viewed by Christians as the book of God, and God’s word to be followed by faithful Christians to live their life with help and guidance to be as God would want. Christians keep God in their hearts with regular praying and private worship. In congregational worship, which is a group of people worshipping God together, helping each other to understand the way they ought to live their lives....   [tags: Bible Studies, Religion] 317 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis - The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 981 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Dionysus and Genisis God - Dionysus and Genisis God Every individual has his/her own view of a divine power. It appears that each different culture looks at its’ higher being in a different way. Texts and myths are used by each culture to explain its god or gods or even goddesses. Genesis, from the Bible, shows the many characteristics of the Christian God, as does Euripides' The Bacchae of Dionysus. The two separate Gods are shown to illustrate very similar human characteristics; however, they differ by their godly attributes and their effect on how women are viewed in today's society....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 784 words
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Bible: The Book Of Daniel - I enjoyed reading the book of Daniel very much. I can only begin to report how much reading this book has taught me about faith, sacrifice, humility, trust, control, and obedience. The book of Daniel has made a huge impact on me and inspired me to put my full trust in the Lord. Being a Christian in 2006 is hard at times. There is so much temptation to do the wrong thing and rarely any influence to do good. I can apply the knowledge I learned from the book of Daniel to many aspects of my life. As a parent, especially a single parent, I can instill in my daughter values and importance of being obedient not only to me but to a power much greater....   [tags: Bible Religion Christianity] 1169 words
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Miracles in the Bible - Miracles in the Bible A miracle is known to be a wonderful and surprising event, believed to have been caused by God. In my opinion a miracle is something that happens that seems beyond belief. A miracle can be personal, meaning that you might think something is a miracle that no one else does e.g. my father got the job. It’s a miracle. Christians believe that a miracle is an extraordinary , super natural event , believed to been created by God. In Luke gospel there are several scriptures describing how Jesus was presented as a worker of miracles....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind People hold many differing opinions about Genesis 1-3. Some people believe that God didn't want Adam and Eve to have the knowledge of good and evil because it would make them as gods. The purpose of this essay is to show that Adam and Eve caused the downfall of mankind. Now, to the untrained eye, it may be possible to interpret the aforementioned text as having certain "scheisty" tendencies coming from both the serpent and, believe it or not, God himself....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 677 words
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The Importance of the Bible to Christians - The Importance of the Bible to Christians The Bible is an important book to Christians, it is a declaration of their beliefs. It represents a holy book, and a source of authority. Christians believe God speaks to them through the Bible. The Bible is split into two sections, both these sections are equally important to Christians. The Old Testament is very important because, it show’s where Christianity originated from. Its root’s are in Judaism and Jewish history. The first 5 books are known as the Pentateuch or Torah and are believed to have been written by Moses....   [tags: Free Essays] 394 words
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The Use of the Bible by Christians - The Use of the Bible by Christians The sacred book in Christianity is namely the Bible. It is used in both public worship and also one uses the Bible to worship alone such as personal devotions. The Bible is used in public worship in numerous ways. In a number of Nonconformist churches the Bible is brought into the church and placed on the lectern at the front of the church to signify that the service will commence. Often the congregation will rise from their seats in respect as the Bible is brought in....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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Hebrew Bible Exegesis - The translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible , have led to many versions of stories that we thought we knew, especially the book of Genesis and the first fall story . Hebrew words such as adam, and other significant words in Hebrew language will be the main focus on in this paper. These words can have very different meanings according to the exegetes and also of a person's belief system that is translating them. Thorough critical analysis of postexilic writings will cast doubt into believers of their faith that indeed, what they have been taught about the stories of the Bible are just one interpretation....   [tags: Religion] 1543 words
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Abortion - Bible is Pro-Choice - Bible is Pro-Choice Without any question, the Bible is overwhelminly pro-choice. Although the Hebrews were influenced by many of the laws of their Assyrian, Sumerian, and Babylonian neighbors, all of which forbade abortion, the Hebrew scriptures had no laws forbidding abortion, not a single one. This was chiefly because the Hebrews placed a higher value on women than did their neighbors. There are, however, some references to the termination of pregnancy. Exod. 21:22-25 says that if a pregnant woman has a miscarriage as a result of injuries she receives during a fight between two men, the penalty for the loss of the fetus is a fine; if the woman is killed, the penalty is "life for life."...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 401 words
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The Bible and Christianity on Abortion - The Bible and Christianity on Abortion There has been recent debate over the Christian ethics of abortion, and what the Bible’s implications of the matter are. One must first acknowledge that the Bible does not directly say anything about abortion. Kerby Anderson is the president of Probe Ministries, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “reclaim the primacy of Christian thought and values in Western culture through media.” (http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/arg-abor.html) He claims that the reason abortion is not mentioned in the Bible is because the act was so unthinkable - so absurd - to an Israelite woman at the time that there was no need to e...   [tags: Papers] 947 words
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The Bible Vs. The Matrix - The Bible vs. The Matrix The Matrix is a current movie and the Bible is a piece of inspired literature that has withstood scrutiny throughout the ages. The Matrix has many biblical themes and it parallels the Bible in numerous ways. Let me briefly explain a simplified plot of The Matrix. The story centers around a computer-generated world that has been created to hide the truth from humans. In this world people are kept in slavery without their knowledge. This world is designed to simulate the peak of human civilization which had been destroyed by nuclear war....   [tags: Film Movies] 1992 words
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Attributes of Humanity in the Bible - Attributes of Humanity in the Bible One attribute of Humanity that I saw in Genesis through Dueteronomy was the fearing of God. The fear of the Lord, according to the Bible, is a heartfelt reverence for the majesty of God and a loving awe of the grace of God. One who fears God has great thoughts about Him and knows Him and puts his trust in Him. One who fears God, first of all, knows God in all of the infinite splendor of God's being and the God who says, "I AM THAT I AM." Throughout the Scriptures, whenever we see a human encountering God, we see that this encounter always contains an element of fear....   [tags: Papers] 443 words
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The Bible as a Historical Document - The Bible as a Historical Document MARK'S THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change, edit or enhance Jesus' sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity. According to the Five Gospels Book, plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime, but actually very common Mark's time. Besides, Mark never knew Jesus first-hand, he somehow had to make a 'story' from basically Hearsay. Mark groups different parables and sayings of Jesus by topic; making a false impression that these things happened in order....   [tags: Research Religion Mark Religious Papers] 1413 words
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Democratic Implications of the Bible - Democratic Implications of the Bible In the form of government known as democracy, the power lies in the hands of the people. Be it to change the laws or the structure of the government, the decisions of the legislature are made by either the people or representatives that are elected by the people. Under most government systems, elections are used for people to express their views and beliefs. There is equality for all, including basic freedoms such as freedom of speech and religion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1532 words
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Image Of God In The Bible - Representation of God in the Bible Throughout the Bible God can be represented in a number of different ways. In some chapters of the Bible God can be found to be a compassionate, loving God, who would do anything for his people. To contradict this, in other chapters of the Bible God can be found trying to instill fear into people so that they believe in him, or do what he wants of them. In both instances it shows how different God can be seen and why believers can have doubts about how God really is....   [tags: Religion] 1400 words
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A Miracle According to the Bible - A Miracle According to the Bible · The power of God. Jesus tells the paralysed man that his sins are forgiven something only God can do. Also the healing that has taken place is not just the physical healing but that of his relationship with God. · The power of faith in God. When the centurion's servant was healed it was vital that the centurion believed that Jesus was the son of God and so had the power to heal. Jesus' miracles helped people to have faith and to believe in the kingdom of God....   [tags: Papers] 554 words
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The Bible version controversy - A controversy of immense silliness has recently broken out among Evangelicals regarding the validity of modern, conservative translations of the Bible like the New American Standard, the New International, and the New King James. The controversy was ignited by a book written by Gail Riplinger entitled New Age Bible Versions. The only thing sillier than the controversy is the book that sparked it. Remember the old joke. -- "If the King James Version was good enough for the Apostle Paul, then it's good enough for me!" Well, Riplinger tries to convert the joke into gospel....   [tags: essays research papers] 2033 words
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The Land Of The Bible: The Sacred Bridge - First Reading Critique: The Sacred Bridge Anson Rainey and R. Steven Notley are the authors of The Sacred Land Bridge, which is an Atlas of the biblical world and includes maps, pictures, and historical cementation as to the significance of this region. The biblical world that this atlas focuses on is defined as the eastern Mediterranean littoral, or more commonly called the Levant in modern archeological discussions. In my critique of this book I will be focusing on pages 30-34 which will define the boundaries and explain the importance of the Levant....   [tags: Theological Book Review Critique] 1189 words
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Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation in the Bible - Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation in the Bible Proper Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation Throughout the text of the Bible, and especially evident in Chapter 3 of Genesis, there is a system which God has set up to denote the proper relationships each of his creations share with each other and with Him. An analysis of this reoccurring theme will help to establish that God’s intended system is a hierarchy in which there is an apportionment of “servants” and “masters,” with God having the final authority....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Miracles of Jesus in the Bible - John's purpose for writing the Gospel of John is given to us in John 20: 30 - 31: " And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. The sign miracles that John writes about are turning water into wine, curing the nobleman's son, curing the lame man, feeding the multitude, walking on water, giving sight to the blind, bringing Lazarus back from the dead, and the miraculous catch of fishes....   [tags: Religion Christian] 729 words
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Bible - Childcare Management Business people love to create new opportunities, ideas, and products to make a profit. When America’s businesses added women to their workforce and with the rise of single-parent households, the need for childcare arose, which is a wonderful business opportunity for those people who see the need for affordable quality childcare and are able to envision innovative ways to provide this service. The adequacy or lack of quality childcare affects society as well as the businesses employing those who use childcare services....   [tags: essays research papers] 1269 words
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Discussing the Relevance of the Bible for Christians Today - Discussing the Relevance of the Bible for Christians Today All world religions have sacred scriptures. They all teach that the world and universe were created, and that the universe has a purpose. Humans also have a purpose, which is explained in the Bible. Modern historians, archaeologists and scientists have stated that texts of the Bible are historical documents. Many of the writers of the Bible have influenced the world and its teachings have been taught all around the world....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Comparing The Holy Bible and Crime and Punishment - The Bible and Crime and Punishment Dosteovsky's novel Crime and Punishment depicts the Biblical account of Jesus' path to crucifixion burdened with a wooden cross through the character of Raskolnikov. After committing a cold-blooded murder he experiences mental anguish, and in a defeated state, confesses, and accepts the consequences of his crime. Although the novel begins by focusing on the crime itself, the majority of the book discusses Raskolnikov's struggle through denial and redemption after the murder has been committed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 445 words
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Relationship between The Bible and Power And Politics - The power and politics has been an issue since ancient times and still every much exist. Since biblical times, we as human beings have been battling power and politics as a problem of the world. The human society can trace our efforts to control this problem back to the greatest book every written, "The Holy Bible". Also, within power and political influences throughout WWI & WWII, the cold war, and this tension between the Third World and West end countries. Power and politics are not likely buddies, although ethical standards can progress into gain....   [tags: Religion] 815 words
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The Bible - According to the Encarta ® World English Dictionary, the word masterpiece is defined as an "artist's best work: the best piece of work by a particular artist or craftsperson." Yet, even with the use of this word, the description of God's Word the Bible still would not see justice, for it is impossible to manipulate the English language, or any human language for that matter, with the intent of trying to utterly describe its absolute magnificence. Written under divine inspiration, God's infinite nature is revealed to the human race through this extravagant literary work....   [tags: World Literature] 1003 words
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The Bible - The Bible In the Holy Bible, teachings guide all types of human beings to a better understanding of life. Many of these verses reach out to man through teachings of human nature and how to create society's moral values. A personal favorite verse that may reach out to every man and not just those who practice the Judaeo - Christian religions is : " The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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The view of God from the Bible's Perspective - The biblical standpoint on the view of God may be summed up in two verses, “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7) This clearly indicates the attributes of God as merciful and just, forgiving and stern....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God] 1134 words
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Ethics in the Bible - Ethics in the Bible a) Throughout the bible there are instances where Jesus performed healing miracles, and when he performs these miracles he is not prejudiced against anybody so he is not racist. I think that the bible teaches that racism is wrong for example in Luke 10 Jesus tells the parable of the good Samaritan, this story tells of a man who was on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers who left him half dead. Soon a priest came by and saw the man, and walked by on the other side of the road....   [tags: Papers] 1003 words
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The Bible and Euthanasia - Euthanasia is a controversial issue in today's society. It is defined as the intentional ending of a life with the purpose of relieving pain or suffering. Many people believe that it is within a human's right to die a peaceful, dignified death with assistance. While others believe that euthanasia is an immoral act and that legalising the deliberate killing of humans will undermine the legal system in the UK. Currently in the UK, it is illegal for a doctor or another person to deliberately do something that causes the patient to die - e.g....   [tags: Euthanasia, Physician Assisted Suicide] 603 words
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Slavery in the Bible - Slavery in the Bible The first mention of slavery in the Bible is found in Noah's declaration, "Cursed be Canaan. The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers" (Gen. 9:25). He said this after waking up from a naked, drunken stupor and learning that his son Ham had mocked him. Although Ham was the guilty party, Noah's statement was directed at Ham's youngest son Canaan. If he was involved with his father in this act of disrespect, the statement can be taken as the pronouncement of a curse, "Cursed be Canaan." It is possible, however, that Canaan did not join his father in making fun of Noah....   [tags: Slavery Essays] 780 words
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Galileo vs. The Bible - Galileo vs. The Bible Religion and science have always been conflicting studies. Religion, being based on faith, relies on the supernatural to explain life and being. Science, on the other hand, cannot do this. Scientists need to eliminate the possibility of the unexplainable in order to maintain and control group by which to measure other groups. The unexplainable I refer to are the miracles that are commonplace in all supernatural religions. Galileo lived in a time where church was state. The land was ruled according to the words of the bible, and anyone in opposition would be in contempt....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Wisdom According to the Bible - Wisdom According to the Bible What does it mean to have wisdom. Some may say to be wise is to have enough knowledge and good judgment to make well thought out life decisions. Wisdom is a common term mentioned throughout out the New Testament Epistles and the entire Bible. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom and knowledge. It talks about ways to be wise and ways to be foolish. Through out the Bible there seems to be different types of wisdom and it is described in different ways. Analyzing all types of wisdom and knowledge will help us decide what the Bible means to be wise. First let us look at what the Old Testament has to say about wisdom....   [tags: Papers] 616 words
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Laziness as Explained in the Bible - ... Proverbs also tell us that a lazy person loves to sleep (Proverbs 6:9-10; 24:33; 26:14). A lazy person loves to sleep because it is their excuse to avoid the responsibility. They also think they are wise in their own eyes and impatient with unsatisfied desires, and success. However, according to the Bible, a lazy person is a fool who lack diligence and they may come to poverty. A lazy person gets nothing he wants (Proverbs 13:4; 14:23; 21:25-26; 26:16). A lazy person seeks comfort and unable to finish the work....   [tags: Slothfulness, Work] 518 words
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The Bible as the Word of God - The Bible as the Word of God What would a logical person accept as proof of God. Would he require God Almighty to appear before him in order to acknowledge His existence. Would he apply this same criteria to everything else in life. For example, would he not believe in the President of the United States unless he saw him in the flesh. He might counter that he has seen his photograph, but this does not meet the original criteria. Such photos are evidence based upon other evidence. That is, confidence in the news media and photography....   [tags: Papers] 1338 words
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Civil Disobedience and the Bible - Civil disobedience is a nonviolent opposition to a law through refusal to comply with it, on grounds of conscience. I understand why somebody might want to oppose the law. Somebody might have their own beliefs on what is right and wrong and they wouldn’t know when they're disobeying. But when you do know what you're doing, if you don’t obey a certain law set forth for you to follow, there most likely will be some kind of consequence for not following the law. You could go to jail, be put on restraint, have something taken away, etc....   [tags: Papers] 549 words
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The City of Joppa Mentioned in the Bible - Joppa is the southern end of the city today called Tel Aviv. Most likely, this is the city you would fly into today when visiting Israel. This also would have been true in ancient days, although you would have come by boat rather than plane. The port of Joppa was of great significance in both the Old and New Testament because of the access that it gave to Jerusalem and other sites in Israel. This would have been the port Herod the Great used at first to bring in materials for Ceasarea Martima in 10 BC, which is approximately 30 miles to the north on the shore....   [tags: tel aviv, israel, joppa] 589 words
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Brother Stories from the Holy Bible - When I was younger my brothers and I would fight over the attention and gratitude of my parents. From reading the Stories of brothers in the Bible I have discovered that brothers have been fighting ever since the beginning of time. Through the stories of Cain and Abel, and Jacob and Esau I have determined that Brothers stories are one of childhood ignorance and desire to obtain everything. Once adolescence has turned to adulthood, brothers seem to reform there ways toward each other due to the realization that you don’t need to have everything to obtain happiness....   [tags: Cain and Abel Jacob and Esau] 470 words
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The Various Tools Used by the Writers of the Bible - The Various Tools Used by the Writers of the Bible Introduction The bible is most read book in the world today, as we know it. It is also the longest lasting book or should I say oldest, still available in our bookshelves across the world. The Lord has blessed us with the technology that we have today. We have computers, laptops, typewriters, and even pocket size machines that are capable of writing things down, or even voice recordings. But think back to the days when the words that fill the pages of the bible were being lived and mapped out....   [tags: Papers] 998 words
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The Bible Does Not Allow the Death Penalty - Capital punishment has been a part of public debate in the United States for as long as I can remember. Proponents say it prevents crime; opponents claim it is cruel and unusual punishment. Social science has been unable to either conclusively support or disprove the theory that capital punishment deters crime (Schonebaum, 2002), mirroring the mixed emotions of many Americans on the subject. Historically, execution has been a significant form of punishment for deviance from social norms and for criminal behavior....   [tags: capital punishment essays]
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Context of the Bible Book - Context of the Bible Book: The book of Genesis begins with the creation of the earth and all the living things upon it. It continues on The story of Joseph and his family, which spans nearly fourteen full chapters, is well crafted and highly detailed. “Unique, too, is the somewhat secular mold in which the [Joseph’s] biography is cast. The miraculous or supernatural is conspicuously absent” (Sarna 211). The story is embodies the very best parts of literature. And, in fact, is not overtly theological....   [tags: Bible, Summary] 956 words
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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bible - “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Fiction has always been used as a way to relay different types of messages throughout time. In many cases authors use fiction to make political commentary, use stories to bring out the major flaws that society has, as well as a way to spread different types of beliefs or ideals. C.S. Lewis’s used his work, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, to reiterate the messages of the Bible to those who might have gotten lost during their lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Myth, Bible]
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Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible - Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible Throughout the Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver utilizes the experience of the Congo to enhance and rediscover the faith of three of the Price daughters. At the age of fifteen, Rachel, the Price's oldest child, reveals her true beliefs of her religion through her petulant remarks of the Congo. During her stay in Africa, Rachel only talks of possessions she left behind. Rachel misses items such as toilet paper and sets of clean clothes. She, however, doesn't mention the bible in the list of items she longs for....   [tags: Kingsolver Poisonwood Bible] 660 words
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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail - Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence] 1437 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Cruel God of Genesis - The Cruel God of Genesis This essay will propose and support the thesis that God carries the blame for the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden and resulting downfall of mankind. Genesis has always been the cause of heated discussions. The work itself is not all that confusing, but rather the symbolism buried deep within the text is. The opinions of the reader often have a substantial influence on the reader's interpretation of the text. Because the scripture has played such an important role in the theological beliefs of so many Christians, extremely different interpretations of the text have the potential to create distance between even the closest of friends and even worse,...   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 832 words
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Essay on Punishment and the Prodigal Son of The Holy Bible - Punishment and the Prodigal Son   In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity of his or her actions, and shows regret for these actions, punishment may still be dealt out in the name of "tough love"....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 691 words
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Violence, Power, and Goals in the Hebrew Bible and The Iliad - ... Sacrifices are, in nature, very violent. Innocent blood is spilled to please the vengeful God. In Exodus 12, "the Lord struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on the throne the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of the cattle" (Exodus 12:29). God did all that just because the Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites leave his country. The immense sacrifice of the first-borns of man and beast was an act of violence that led the exodus of the Israelites....   [tags: the hebrew bible, the iliad, literary analysis]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Suffering and The Book of Job - Suffering and The Book of Job      Life is difficult. "Suffering...is not an exception to the human condition, it is the human condition" (Gomes 405). The question of why life can be unjustly cruel is asked today and has been asked since the beginning of time.   And where is God in the midst of hardship. Is He non-existent, as the pagan statement, "It's Chance alone that moves and rules our lives" implies (Neiman 442). Or is God only partially in control of situations, as Harold Kushner concludes, writing, "there are some things God does not control" (462)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]
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Revelations in the Bible - To understand this portion we need to comprehend that Revelation is consider an apocalyptic literature. An apocalyptic intends to show a future anticipated truth about the end time. John wrote Revelation and he intend to reveal the truth that is to come. The truth is overwhelming that John's words cannot properly convey his vision, therefore John wrote it in symbols and codes. Revelation has a narrative framework that is build on a dualistic understanding of reality. That there are two eras which consist of the present and the future where humans have to choose sides according to Blount....   [tags: Apocalyptic Literature, Bible, Revelations]
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Exploring Mary in the Bible - ... He worked with stone , copper , metal , and wood for use in several industries. Mary’s life wasn’t normal. In this gospel written by Luke , Mary was visited by an ‘angel’ that came to her , telling her that she would be birthing a Son of God. What Luke meant by angel is unknown. He just knew that this action was God’s will. This event was called a proclamation. 'The angel said to her “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus”.’ Luke 1:26-38 Mary became pregnant , without sexual intercourse....   [tags: Mark's Gospel, Bible studies] 1086 words
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Rewriting the Bible - Pink Cross Publishing is revising a gay Bible that will hit the shelves in a matter of weeks. Instead of portraying the common couples of the Bible: Adam and Eve, Mary and Joseph, and Samson and Delilah, there is now Adam and Steve, Mary and Josephine, and Samantha and Delilah. All of Jesus’ disciples will be gay except Judas, and Satan will be straight. Children’s workbooks are also being made to accompany this Bible ("Dead Serious News"). There are many people who are trying to rewrite the Bible for a variety of reasons....   [tags: Revisions, Validity, Translations]
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Themes of the Bible - ... He created the sky, and the ocean with everything in between. Then he proceeded to do it again 2: 4-25. We are not even to chapter 3 in the Book of Genesis and God has already created the world twice. Combined with Genesis chapter nine and Noah with the flood one could say that God has now created the world three times. Why were humans, so bad that God has now created the earth three times. K. Shabi in his/her analysis of Genesis talks about Creation and it being full of holes. As well as repetitions found in the book of Genesis....   [tags: infertility, rivalry, deceit] 732 words
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The Bible and The Qur’an - ... Therefore, religion and peace is a very integrated ideology as the religious beliefs and principals of a faith form the basis on which further notions of inner and world peace can be formed within a religious tradition. Within Christianity, the adherents are called to display an attitude of peace as they live their lives in accordance to their beliefs and principal teachings which are presented throughout the Bible. The New Testament is the normative text for all Christians as it is used and understood among all Christian groups as the “principal and foundational source of teaching” (Studies of religion I & II, 2004)....   [tags: islam, christianity, beliefs] 758 words
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The Prophecies in the Bible Are Not Myth - ... In 1861, the French Academy of Sciences claimed to find 51 scientific errors in the Bible. However, with the progress of scientific research and time the 'errors' found by the French Academy of Sciences were errors caused by the academy itself and not by the Bible. There were some facts written in the Bible long ago, and with the progress of life we started to discover and witness them. One of these facts is the spherical Earth: The prophet Isaiah, inspired by the holy spirit, wrote about the shape of the world in Isaiah 40:22, "It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out li...   [tags: Old Testament, religious beliefs] 1163 words
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The Bible and Western Culture - The Bible and Western Culture 1. The Bible as Political/Philosophical Statement The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood The dystopia depicted in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a patriarchal society that prides itself in the protection of women. The marked hierarchy of power and status revealed here cannot be denied and the society’s attitude towards women is as anti-feminist as many could ever imagine. The society in which those without power are not only weak but ignorant is reminiscent of the early Middle Ages when only the highly educated and powerful were able to read, and even fewer were able to read the Bible....   [tags: Papers] 1562 words
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Why the Bible Conflicts with Science - Why the Bible Conflicts with Science "I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." Albert Einstein Mr. Einstein was not the only one to wonder about such things. He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind. However, if the Bible was inspired by the same person who created the universe, it should be able to answer this query to some satisfaction....   [tags: Papers] 1552 words
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Exploring the Women's Role in the Bible - ... 5). Even though women are child bearers, the bible suggests they came from man. Also, the bible establishes that men are dominant and rule the household. In a patriarchal society, women obey and respect the men in charge. However, in Exodus, the participation of women contributed to the success of the Israelites freedom. Raveh’s (2013) article explains: In our quest for the absent story of "birth" as a subject in classical Jewish literature, we must remember that this central and important event in the existence of every individual certainly in the ancient period that we are discussing—was, apparently, the exclusive domain of women....   [tags: Biblical studies, analysis, Old Testament]
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Gay Marriage and the Bible - People are always saying how being gay is not okay, and that God says in the bible that it should be man and woman not man and man. But It also says in the bible that no one should judge one another, whether it be on looks, height, race, and or gender. So I feel like all these people that are judging all the people who are making the decision to be gay is wrong. If they truly went off of what the bible said, They’d know that all sins are equal. So them judging them about being gay is a sin, well they’re sinning just like the gays are....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions] 753 words
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Bible: Hope in the Letters of Paul - Hope (in Paul) The term “hope” appeared many times within the letters of Paul, fifty-four in the NIV Bible to be exact. The Greek term that Paul used for “hope”, “ἐλπίς ”, conveys a sense of trust in a divinely given future. Paul amplified this definition for hope in Romans; he wrote, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Paul expressed this same idea that hope comes through God throughout his letters . Paul prayed, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This verse of prayer clearly exemplified Paul’s belief t...   [tags: god, christians, New Testament]
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The Holy Bible and Jesus Christ - ... Moses birth is the beginning of an incredible story which is narrated to us by the scripture of the Exodus. At the time of Moses birth he had to be hidden for a period of three months by her mother Jochebed. When the three months passed her mother couldn’t hid Moses anymore from the Egypts then she decided to put him inside a chest and let him flow through the Nile river. Moses was found by the Pharaohs daughter who with compassion adopted this little child. By this means we can begin to see Gods power and also we can acknowledge that there is a plan already set for everyone of us....   [tags: prophets, knowledge, guide, writings] 901 words
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Bible: Paul's Epistles - The Book of Romans was written around 57-58 A.D. Paul was writing to the Church in Rome from Corinth. It had long been his desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel of Christ. Paul was a Roman citizen and felt a kinship with his fellow Romans. The occasion of writing was the desire of the apostle to labor in the great city, a desire which had thus far been hindered, and the opportunity was furnished by the departure of Phoebe from Corinth to Rome. Still firm in his purpose to see and preach in Rome, a letter to the church would tend to prepare the way....   [tags: New Testament, Rome, Greek]
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Demonic References in The Bible - From deep within a dark cave on the opposite side of Galilee in the country of the Gadarenes the most hideous cry emanated. The cry was an audible sign for all travelers to keep clear of the haunted tombs. Those who knew better feared the shadowy figure that lurked there hidden within the rocks. There were stories being circulated that told the tale of an unconstrained madman who could not be held captive. With herculean strength he had repeatedly broken every restraint that his captors had executed....   [tags: the New Testament, Jesus] 1070 words
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The Poisonwood Bible by Nathan Price - ... The story reads, “Women are expected to wear just one style of garment and no other. But the men, now that is a course of different color” (44). By this, Rachel is explaining how the men in the Congo get to wear whatever they want to wear, whereas the women are segregated and made to wear the same thing every single day. In the novel, Orleanna says, “I was his instrument, his animal. Nothing more. How we wives and mothers do perish at the hands of our own righteousness” (89). Orleanna is stating that she is a like a slave to her husband and must drop everything for him....   [tags: congo, feminist characteristics] 745 words
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The Bible and Jesus of Nazareth - ... through Judea, where the mischief originated.”This quote, from the works of Tacitus, appears in every known copy, downplaying the idea of tampering by Christians. From this quote we can discern that Jesus was a jewish man who wandered Judea preaching. He eventually gained a massive following. This gained the attention of roman officials. another man who confirms these notions in his writings is Lucian of Samosata(120 - ~180 A.D.). He wrote “The Christians... worship a man to this day- ... who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account......   [tags: secular evidence, miracles, healing] 759 words
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The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible - The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible The story of the Golden Calf illustrates the inherent fallibility of man. It starts out when the people ask Aaron to “make us gods, which shall go before us.” Despite the fact that God had spoken to them just days earlier commanding them not to make themselves any graven images, Aaron doesn’t argue too strongly against this, immediately asking them to turn over any gold jewelry they have so that he may make them a figure of worship....   [tags: Religion Biblical Essays] 901 words
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Analysis of Bible Passages and Questionnaire - ... In the situation found in this text, there were only Jews that were part of the church. In today’s world, the church is made up of people from all walks of life—the church has gone past Jerusalem. Also, in this situation, it is shown that the church was having a hard time feeding the widows. In today’s church, one of the primary responsibilities of the church is not to necessary provide for the widows (this doesn’t mean that the church can and should if need be). The people were elected for the soul purpose of making sure that the church was being fair with all of its members....   [tags: Analysis, Christian, Scriptures]
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - ... She never truly comes to terms with it and gains exponentially more regrets as she ages. Leah shows an example of someone unable to let go, who instead carries the guilt and lets it eat away at her. Because she was never able to come to terms with any of the past events, her soul will forever be burdened. Forgiveness of one’s self is freeing but first one must accept that the past is irreversible. Another way to deal with one’s past regrets is to find ways to cooperate, such as searching for logical explanations and finding peace in logic instead of letting feelings take over....   [tags: repressing memory, past regret] 915 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Character of God Exposed in the Book of Job - True Character of God Exposed in the Book of Job The Book of Job offers many complex and abstract ideas. It can also be looked at in a simple fashion, taking it as a folk tale trying to explain the unexplainable forces of fate and chance. The story is often interpreted as another strange episode of the Almighty Yahweh requiring blind faith in the midst of overwhelming and sadistic trials. A picture is painted, at first glance, of a cruel and uncaring God who is most interested in His wager with Satan on the reliability of His faithful follower Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 695 words
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