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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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Bible Study in Public Education - It has long been debated whether teaching the Bible in public education would improve our educational system or just help the Christians enlist more members into their religion. Since 1962, the Supreme Court has continued to uphold the ban on all religious practices in public education, including teaching the Bible in classrooms. There are some who believe that this removal of a moral education has lead to a deterioration of the behavior among our students, while others use the protection of the first amendment right to keep the moral teachings of the Bible out of the hands of our public educators....   [tags: Education]
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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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Greek Mythology and the Bible - Studying Greek Mythology and the Bible separately in school, the students’ interest was the utmost importance for the professors. As students grow and mature, there is a greater understanding of how subjects interconnect and how they reflect each other. Greek Mythology may have had some influence on the Bible, and research shows connections between them. It is up to the readers of each to decide whether or not they intertwine, whether or not research proves them correct. Christians and Greeks may have had similar worldviews....   [tags: Mythology ]
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The Quran vs. The Bible - Why do people confuse Muslims and Christians for serving the same god if their books distinguish incompatible higher power characteristics. It is often hard to differentiate significant events in history, especially if they happened over two thousand years ago. Often times people confuse significant biblical events due to lack of education or preferential teachings. Both the Bible and the Quran claim to have been inspired by God; however, that would mean both conflicting religions are considered absolute truth....   [tags: muslims, christians, alah, god]
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The Relationship of Jesus with Women in the Bible - Throughout history and even today women are regarded as inconsequential. They are chattels or servants, a person without rights. In some present instances, women are struggling to show that they do have rights and can make a contribution to society if given the chance. In scripture it is seen that God’s intention was for equality “…And the man said: This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She is to be called Woman.” (Gen.2:23) Woman and Man was given a body, mind and soul. Each had a personality and capable of exercising dominion....   [tags: religious interpretation and beliefs]
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Contradicting Creation Stories In the Bible - The Judeo-Christian creation story is one of the most well know beliefs for the beginning. The issue being looked at comes from the two creation stories in Genesis. One fairly interesting part of this is that the Bible has the two creation narratives back to back. These two stories have made believers uncomfortable and it has been used to discredit believers because they infer the two are contradictory. In order to answer the main question efficiently, the question has to be broken down into two main issues....   [tags: judeo-christians, genesis, creation story]
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Death Penalty and The Bible Discussion - Major world religions have assorted stands on the ethics and morality of the death penalty. These perspectives are mainly based on the religious teachings from religious books, such as the Quran and the bible, which has various incidences of offenders being publicly executed. As indicated in the Hebrew bible, which is the source for the Old Testament, there are various crimes that should receive the death penalty as retribution. These Jewish laws were considered to be divine as they formed a core part of the covenant between Yahweh (their creator) and the children of Israel....   [tags: capital punishment, old testament, religion]
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Explication of theme: The Poisonwood Bible exemplifies the importance of language, especially foreign languages. It is fairly obvious that language plays a role in this work- an English-speaking white Christian family moves to a rich, multicultural society. This new society has picked up on “easy” English phrases, but also speaks French, and its native African languages. Language can be seen as not only a sign of knowledge and scholarship, but a sign of close or open-mindedness. Language is associated with imperialism (especially in this novel, and especially relating to the United States)....   [tags: Importance of Language, Literary Analysis]
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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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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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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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Theology of Leadership From the Bible - This paper is an attempt to do the impossible. In a handful of pages, I will dig into the Bible to build a theology of leadership, look at history to see important influences on the pastoral vocation, and build a personal structure for my call to the pastorate. Fittingly, this paper faces many of the challenges of ministry. The job description is massive in scope, the resources are scant, and the hope for success lies squarely on the work of the Spirit. Before I begin building this theology, let me talk about myself for a moment....   [tags: Pastoral Ministry, Power of the Gospel]
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The Stoty of Jonah: Bible Study - The people of Nineveh were living in evil, and Jonah was called to command them to repent [Jonah 1:2]. Furthermore, the citizens were governed by a King; moreover, the people repented to the Lord after Jonah’s warning [Jonah 3:6-10]. In addition, the book of Nahum is written almost entirely to address the people of Nineveh; Nahum prophesies that their wickedness, folly, and unrepentant lives will lead to destruction. Nineveh is described as a bloody city [3:1], and is repeatedly condemned for their practices of sexual immorality [3:4]....   [tags: old testament, nineveh, nahum, prophets]
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Encounters with Angels in the Bible - ... This infers that the angels must have been holy to have fallen. (Jude 1:6) These angels are called fallen angels. They stand in opposition to God’s work and plan. The holy angels kept their first estate by walking in perfect obedience to God’s will. For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels....   [tags: holy, heaven, testament]
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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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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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Apparent Contradictions in the Bible - We Can Trust Scriptures vs. Can We Trust Scriptures. For a Christian, Scriptures are the basis of what he believes. Scriptures are inspired by God and one can be sure that Scriptures never lie, because God simply cannot lie. God leads us ONLY to the truth: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13). The Bible itself tells us that it is a good teacher and we may use it to teach others: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16) Nevertheless, if the Bible d...   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Scriptures] 1327 words
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Gay Marriage and the Bible - ... Just because what they’re doing is a sin, doesn’t mean we have to hate or dislike what they’re doing. It’s what they choose to do and it should not have anything to do with you. So yes, I feel like they should have just as much rights as we do. If they want to be married, let them. What harm will it do to the Earth. The world has always shunned the gays and the kids in todays’ time see that, so they feed off of what their parents say and they’ll be that way for the rest of their life. I have a gay cousin, doesn’t mean I’m going to love him any less....   [tags: religious beliefs and opinions] 753 words
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The Bible in High School - ... The second example involves a different group and seems to bring much more debate. Often in high schools; you see bands, teams, fans, and cheerleaders holding banners with religious references, mostly Christian, inscribed on them. While many argue that they should not be able to do this because they are a group sponsored by the school, I strongly disagree. The decision to use these verses is still decided by an individual or a group of individuals. The banner is not sponsored by the school, so why should they be able to control it....   [tags: religion, school, education, Christianity]
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Demonic References in The Bible - ... What did he hope to accomplish by his naked appearance. A closer look revealed a twisted and contorted face with a body that contained many bloody contusions and deep embedded scars. He not only looked hideous, but he even also had a foul smell. He reeked with the stench of death. The demoniac was on a run, singling out a man who had just stepped out of small ship onto the shore of Gardara. In a weird gesture of greetings, the naked being flung himself downwards, beneath the visitor’s feet. It soon became clear that the demonized man had no malice intended for the visitor....   [tags: the New Testament, Jesus] 1070 words
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Bible: The Problem with Belshazzar - ... Taylor in its ruins. The cylinder has scriptures from Nabonidus himself praying to the moon-goddess Sin that his first-born son never fails the goddess. It is still not clear to many what relations Belshazzar has to Nebuchadnezzar, but all assumptions suggests that he is the maternal grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. (Unam Sanctam Catholicam) The statement that Belshazzar was the son of Nebuchadnezzar shows that the historical data of the Biblical could be at fault. It is impossible to know for sure what Daniel 5 means when the text says "son"; it can mean descendant or grandson....   [tags: historians, ur, cuneiform tablet] 526 words
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Bible: The Book of Daniel - The Book of Daniel is the only full-blown apocalyptic book in the Protestant recognized version of the Canon. A literary device divides the book into two halves. Chapters 1-6 are a collection of stories that introduces the reader to Daniel and three other Israelites as unwilling guests of the Babylonia Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar. The second half, Chapters 7-12 consists of apocalyptic imagery of deformed beasts and the heavenly court. The focus of this paper will be on chapter 7, which serves as a bridge of the two halves....   [tags: Israelites, nebuchadnezzar]
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Bible: The Book of Deuteronomy - ... We are the only people that once set free from slavery, continue to sit in the land of the people that enslaved us and continue to support a system that works against our very existence. Then we have the audacity to expect the same system to give us our civil rights. The funny thing to me is that our people have yet to understand that a civil right is not something that is given to you. It is something that you are. If you do not act accordingly with that understanding, then you can best believe that you will never know that you are truly free to act and be as the Creator intended you to be....   [tags: god, promises, ten commandments] 1366 words
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Children in the Holy Bible - Children are always referenced in the Holy Bible from time to time. A good example of this is noted perfectly in Matthew 18:3. The bible states that “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Additionally, these themes about children are used hand in hand with the innocence of Adam and Eve before they ate of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve are described as children in this context because of their naivety towards their nakedness and pure state of mind....   [tags: innocence, good and evil, christians] 1606 words
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The Bible: Lyin in Christianity - ... Sometimes people will argue that there are difficult situations (such as trying to protect a person in hiding from a murderer) in which it is morally right to lie in order to protect life. But this would be impossible for Jesus, who was also God, since “it is impossible for God to lie” (Heb. 6:18). Lying would never be acceptable. However, this is not necessarily correct, since there are times that telling the truth would actually be harmful and could lead to bad consequences. A good example of this principle happened during World War II, when Christians hid Jews and lied to the occupying authorities to prevent their deaths....   [tags: god, scriptures, false speech] 1150 words
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Nathan Price: The Poisonwood Bible - ... Leah says, “But my father needs permission only from the Saviour, who obviously is all in favor of subduing the untamed wilderness for a garden”. His lack of research and preparation showed his arrogance and egotism in trying to subdue the Kilangan people with his Western civilization. Price is overly consumed and unrelenting in his attempt to baptize the villagers. Mama Tituba, the Price family’s help becomes enraged as she communicates to Price why the villagers are so fearful of being baptized....   [tags: god, modern culture, pious agenda] 683 words
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Religion: Understanding The Bible - The first chapter of the Understanding The Bible breaks down the Bible and explains it’s components. The Bible is the sacred text of two religions, Judaism and Christianity. According to Slick (n.d.), The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years. The Bible contains many different styles of writing such as narration, fiction, poetry, history, law, and many others. It must be understood in the framework of those styles....   [tags: christianity, judaism, old and new testament]
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Grace Throughout the Bible - I will look at the lives of Moses, Haggai and Ester who with God’s grace overcame huge obstacles in their families, situations, and beliefs to further God’s Kingdom in amazing ways. In Philip Yancey’s Book What’s so Amazing About Grace. Yancey says that grace, “Contains the essence of the gospel as a drop of water can contain the image of the sun.” (Yancey, 12) This and God’s promise that his grace will never leave us makes grace an incredible theme throughout the Bible. Grace is an incredible thing that is defined in a variety of ways....   [tags: Overcoming Imperfection, Esther, Moses]
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The Bible As History - The Bible as History The question of whether the Holy Bible is an actual historical account of what happened since the beginning of humanity, or merely stories that man has come up with over time has long been considered. Many choose to believe the Bible literally and take everything word for word. Others believe the stories in the Bible are a way of showing God’s love for us, but think of them as stories and lessons on how to follow the “way of God.” Others think the stories in the Bible are false, and have no basis in truth at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Art and the Bible - Art and the Bible Art and the Bible is an interesting approach at looking at art in all of its forms. It also answers the question what is the place of art in the Christian life. Along with the question it tries to put a general perspective on art. The different types of art that are mentioned are writing, painting, poetry, drama and music. The question is answered by looking in the Bible and finding specific example regarding art in all of its forms. The general perspectives on art are looked at in eleven points....   [tags: Papers] 1423 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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Blacks of the Bible - Blacks of the Bible Any attempt to establish a universally accepted statement as to the presence of blacks in the Old Testament would be futile for several reasons. Firstly, current definitions of a black or Negro person may differ greatly dependent on the context of their usage, and therefore any study aimed to show the presence of blacks in the bible would be limited to the definition used by either the author or the reader of such a study. Also, the concept of race defined on a basis of skin color alone has been the relatively young creation of the Euro-centric western world, post 17th century....   [tags: Papers] 1985 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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Brothers of the Bible - Brothers of the Bible The Old Testament sibling rivalries between Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers were similar in some ways and different in others, but they all hold lessons for us today, for brothers today still face many of the same problems in life that challenged brothers thousands of years ago. Cain and Abel were in a situation much more unique than Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers faced, for the society they lived in was extremely small, and they each had a direct relationship with God....   [tags: Christianity God Jesus Cain Abel Essays]
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Divorce and the Bible - The law defines divorce as ¡§a legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii. ``from the bond of matrimony.' (b) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or thoro), ``from bed board.'¡¨ Does this definition follow that of the Bible. Mark 10:1-12¡X ¡¥Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 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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Bible Study - GOD. It is who God desires to live in; and this is the man or woman that is willing to obey and conform to I Am; God. The who is the creature of the Creator, God; and the who is also the temple that will house the Spirit of God, which is where God desires to make His abode and become one with you by being one in you. God is His own dwelling place; hence He cannot and will not live outside of Himself. Understanding that God does not live anywhere except within Himself is one thing, but comprehending the vast revelation of it is more challenging; baffling one’s mind....   [tags: Scipture Analysis] 1361 words
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Which Bible Translation? - “The Bible is a special revelation from God to man of truths concerning Himself, His purposes, His plans, His will, man and his sinful nature, and God’s redemptive plan for man.” This quote by Gene Nowlin in his book The Paraphrased Perversion of the Bible summarizes the composition of the Bible. Throughout life, Christians grasp tightly to these words of God in hopes to inherit the Kingdom of God one day. In order to do this, they must study the Bible closely and apply it to their lives daily. Without the proper Bible, this may become a difficult task to accomplish....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Multimedia Bible Studies - Radio The medium of radio began with a focus on education, but later shifted to more of an entertainment focus, which is a situation that multimedia Bible studies can learn from. By the 1930s, most families had a radio in their home, which connected faith to current events and others outside their community because information could be shared in many places over a short amount of time (Legg, 2012). This again stresses the importance of forming a community of believers. Radio was beneficial at first because it was education focused and the church used talkback radio, but in the late 1940s the radio became more entertainment focused (Leonard, 2003)....   [tags: translating, christians, audiovisuals]
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The Bible: The Holy Canon of Scripture Review - INTRODUCTION The Bible: The Holy Canon of Scripture is an essay by J. Hampton Keathley, III that aims to justify the canonicity of the Bible. Keathley first defines canonicity as a word used to describe books that are recognized as inspired by God and then gives a brief history of the term. In essence, the word can be derived from Greek, Hebrew, and Akkadian words denoting a standard of straightness and was used first to describe accepted doctrines of the Church before it became widely used as a description for the list of sacred books that fit the modern definition....   [tags: J. Hampton Keathley, Summary, Personal Thoughts] 794 words
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Books in the Bible and How Roles Changed - ... Women are still seen as unequal to men, and do not realize the value women have. In some situations, women are still being obligated or expected to dress like in the old testament. Times have changed, and modesty is still an important virtue, but is it necessary for women to be that strictly dressed. Women with long hair, no cutting, no make up, no jewelry, skirts and dresses that touch a women's ankle, and long sleeves do not make a women less or more important. A women’s natural beauty is always seen as beauty but there is no need for women to be forced wearing clothing that falls to the ankles....   [tags: scripture, punishment, reference] 1083 words
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Bible vs. Quran - Sunlight beams through arched windows encased in stained glass; reflecting rays of red, blue, green, and yellow throughout the entryway. Below our feet, a wood floor echoes as we walk, and silences with a step onto the red carpet. Dark mahogany pews stand at attention to our left and right. Directly above on the back wall, a stained glass image of a woman standing over an infant in a cradle, sunlight illuminating her delicate features, she gazes down at the child. Her thin angelic lips slightly open, her hands clasped together in a prayer-like stance....   [tags: Religion] 1624 words
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Bible Memory Work - I rushed to my dresser, pulled out the pack, and read through the instructions. In an hour I was working on my first verse. That verse took me a week of determined repetition before it was firmly stitched into my mind. But I was on my way. That pack and, later, other tools were to become a focal point of my spiritual life. Words to Remember I know how difficult it is to motivate people to memorize Scripture. Churches feature programs, pastors exhort, and disciplers encourage, but little memory work gets done....   [tags: Scripture] 2337 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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Bible Study Overview - God is a word sent forth without the support of God’s will; hence, revealing the individuals position; a place outside of God’s government. This is important to understand because it is by the Word of God being spoken and properly exercised in your life that will prepare you for the great things the Lord has in store for you. Not one ounce, portion, or part of the Word of God can be omitted if the individual is to walk in harmony with the Lord. As you adhere to the rudiments of fundamental Biblical principles, which are God’s Word, the flesh (the carnal nature of man) is then securely placed under subjection to the kingdom governmental order of God’s will....   [tags: Scripture Analysis] 1001 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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Bible Made Easier by Robert A. Krieg - Robert A. Krieg uses modern English to explain the Bible that make easier for people to understand the contents of the Bible. The first chapter, Creation and salvation is really good for beginners who does not understand or does not have any background or concept of Christianity, and it is interesting to read the stories, although some descriptions are not logic or have several inconsistencies. Krieg uses creation for beginning that opens up the mystery of the world, which make more sense for human’s daily life and people who wonder how everything happened....   [tags: creation, sin, action, beginning] 1728 words
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The Book of Genesis Sets the Stage for the Bible - ... God must then confront human defiance, and the first instance comes from a woman, the very creature created to congeal Eden’s perfection. God’s intention was for Eden to be a self sustaining paradise for Adam. A place for Adam to live without hardships or turmoil. Since Eve disobeyed God and took Adam down with her, she indirectly caused his punishment and a life of labor. Eve was created by God to be a companion to Adam, a helpmate; instead she ultimately caused his demise. Throughout the Christian era, the story of Eve has provided men with the rationale of why they must restrain and limit the religious, social, sexual, economic, and political freedom of their female counterparts....   [tags: beginning, God, eden] 608 words
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Contradiction Between the Theory of Evolution and the Bible - Charles Darwin was a British scientist who founded the theory of evolution and changed the way we think about the natural world. Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 and lived during the Industrial Revolution. As a child, Darwin initially planned to become a doctor, but his plan terminated when he joined the five year expedition on the survey ship, the HMS Beagle, in 1831. In the expedition, Darwin developed a theory and published a book call The Origin of Species. This book was the beginning of what we know about evolution, and it was controversial....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Science, Religion, Evolution]
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The Poisonwood Bible and the Life of Barbara Kingsolver - Humans have the unique ability to create artwork. Be that in the form of a painting, musical composition, or work of fiction, creativity is the ability to rearrange available materials to create something unique and innovative. Many writers view writing as a way to express their deepest ideas and emotions creatively. American journalist Earnest Hemmingway believed that “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writers often will use their own life experiences to re-experience important parts of their lives and translate it into a story to share with the world....   [tags: literary and biographical analysis]
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Exploring Women’s Role in the Bible - The stories about women in the bible illustrate the importance of their role and contribution to society. Women were slaves, concubines, and child bearers; they were also wives, matriarchs, and prophets. Although, some women had less important titles than others each served a purpose. Even if the Bible does not explain God’s relationship with women as with Moses and other prophets, it illustrates the love and dedication women had for Him. The scriptures describe brave, nurturing, and God fearing women whose decisions impacted the existence of the Israelites....   [tags: Israelites, prophet, patriarchal society, morality]
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Questions and Answers Bible Studies and Faith - ... Q2. Outline the succession of kingdoms in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2 and what part of the statue they represent. Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. A rock struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. the iron, clay, bronze, silver and the gold were all broken to pieces.The wind swept them away, but the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth....   [tags: religious beliefs] 670 words
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Bible Based Message on the Importance of Forgiveness - This is not an exhaustive or comprehensive treatment of the topic. This message highlights some selected important aspects of forgiveness. It is guided by bible-based verses in keeping with the belief that the Bible is the greatest source of wisdom. “To err is human, to forgive divine”, first proclaimed by Alexander Pope in the 17th century, is not an empty adage. It expresses a fundamental weakness in humans, and establishes a supernatural connection that elevates us from an errant being to one created in the image of God....   [tags: biblical, theology, christianity] 2888 words
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The Middle Ages: Bible and Western Literature - King Arthur and the Round Table is among some of the newer stories set in the Medieval Ages. All these stories are old and most people know of them. However, not many people know about the literature that was written in the middle ages. A lot of great literature was written back then and some examples are Beowulf and the Divine Comedy. The literature of the middle ages was greatly influenced by the great major leaders of the middle ages which include the Bible, Catholic Church, and the feudal system that was the government system back then....   [tags: king arthur, medieval age, catholics]
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Multimedia Bible Studies: Evaluation Criteria - Multimedia Bible Studies: Evaluation Criteria The LCMS today faces the challenge of educating people in a post-modern and fast-changing society, where God is often not a part of the equation. The dilemma that appears is whether to stick with traditional forms of education, or develop education that changes along with society. In today’s visual society, many churches are using more video and audio solutions (McAuliffe, 2002). On the other hand, Lutherans are very well known for their tendency to stick with tradition and be slow to change....   [tags: god, church, christians]
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"The Poisonwood Bible" in the European Conquest in Africa - ... Leah states that Rachel was upset as a result of a hole in her dress while starving children outside complain about having nothing to eat. This helps readers put things into perspective; what we may view as upsetting and stressful might be insignificant to others as they might have it much worse. This also helps depict the materialistic attitude of Postwar Americans with consumer goods while in other rural parts of the world, many struggle with the basic necessities such as food. America's involvement in the Congo sparks controversy as they exploit the Congo for its natural resources as well as help facilitate and support the assassination of Patrice Lumumba....   [tags: cultures, slave, america] 1212 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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Bible's Book of Esther is Full of Mysteries - ... The book of Esther juggles the question whether the Jewish populace who are under Haman’s persecution would survive or get systematically exterminated. Though the book deals with religious issues, it never mentions the name of God on the text either in plain text or under the text. The purpose of the book of Esther is understood by the genre and the theme of the book. The theme of triumph of the Jewish populace over the powerful oppressor Haman and the Persian Empire is what defines and sets the book of Esther apart from other Old Testament books with its nontheistic looking text....   [tags: forefathers, persian empire, persecution] 1013 words
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Prophecy in the Bible: Daniel 9:24-27 - One of the most compelling attributes about the Bible is that it is full of prophecy. Christ Himself fulfilled three hundred and fifty-one of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. One in particular is the prophecy of the seventy years in Daniel 9:24-27. Here we look not only to the foretelling of events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ and to the future of today, but also into the authority of the authorship of God’s sovereignty. When we examine the prophecy given to Daniel by the angel Gabriel, we start to see the time frame from which God gives redemption to mankind....   [tags: Christianity and Christian beliefs, Old Testament] 1456 words
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The Bible Reveals God´s Personality - ... God was careful how He made this earth and humans must not be careless about how we take care of it. God saw that all He had created was excellent in every way. People need to realize that they are part of God’s creation, and He is pleased with how He made us. Humans are valuable to God because He made us for a good reason. Since I was a very young child I have wanted to be a doctor or pursue a careen in the medical field. After I became a Christian, I realized that I did not want to be just a physician who happened to be a Christian but a Christian physician....   [tags: genesis, creation] 792 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Role of God in the Book of Job - The Changing Role of God in the Book of Job The Book of Job shows a change in God's attitude from the beginning to the end. At the beginning of the book, He is presented as Job's protector and defender. At the end He appears as the supreme being lecturing and preaching to Job with hostility, despite the fact that Job never cursed his name, and never did anything wrong.  Job's only question was why God had beseeched this terrible disease on him. I intend to analyze and discuss the different roles God played in the Book of Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 1140 words
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A Post-Colonial Liberation Reading of The Epistle to Philemon - To read the texts of the Bible is to immerse oneself in a history, a history of events, and a history of understanding. As we open the pages of the canonical books, we are given a glimpse into the lives and issues of people many thousands of years ago and of the stories that have shaped the development of the church to the current day. At the same time, and following the call of 2 Timothy 3:16 , Christians take seriously what is written and reflect it into their own lives and realities, leading to interpretations and understandings of the text being applied in their own contexts....   [tags: The Bible]
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Sodom and Gomorrah: Pick and Choose - Sodom and Gomorrah are only one example, throughout time that has been associated with one word or sentence taken out of context to equal the meaning. "Sodom and Gomorrah have become symbols of human wickedness especially associated with Homosexuality and Sodomy".(Green) Even though Sodom and Gomorrah were in fact destroyed by God for “all of their wickedness”(Walvoord and Zuck 60) and "not even ten righteous people could be found" ”(Walvoord and Zuck 60) in those cities. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for there sins against God....   [tags: The Bible]
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The Truth Behind Exodus 8 - At first glance a story of the Bible may appear to be just that, a simple story; however, when one does more than simply read the story, there are a plethora of underlying meanings to be found. Reading the Bible in search of its meanings can sometimes be confusing, which results in several different interpretations and raises many arguments amongst the readers. When reading the Bible, “it is necessary to apply tools of critical reading to find out what God wants to communicate with us,” (Smith-Christopher, 28)....   [tags: The Bible]
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Interpretation of Romans 11:33 – 12:2 - “(33) Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom / and knowledge of God. How unsearchable his judgments,/ and his paths beyond tracing out. / (34) ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord. / Or who has been his counselor?’ / (35) ‘Who has ever given to God / that God should repay them?’ / (36) For from him and through him and for / him are all things. / To him be the glory forever. Amen. (12:1)Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship....   [tags: The Bible]
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An Analysis of Exodus 6:8-10 - In Exodus 6:12, the Hebrew phrase “Poor Speaker” (NRSV), does not mean a physical speech disability in a literal sense, but rather it is used as a metaphor to describe Moses’ hesitation to speak to Pharaoh which was not only his own self-consciousness, but was also a product of Israelites disinclination towards him. A Plan of Defense I plan to start my defense by providing those arguments that claim that it was self-consciousness at Moses’ part rather than a disability. For instance, The Eerdmans' commentary states that “uncircumcised” in the passage has been used as a metaphor of being unfit or unready....   [tags: The Bible]
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The Nature and Consequence of Sin - In the beginning there was man and there was simplicity. With the ending of that simplicity came sin. Sin can be defined as a “transgression against God’s will” (Knight, 2009) and the first documented transgression against God was Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:6. (Tyndale, 2005) The short comings of Adam and Eve began a world wind of sin as discussed in Genesis chapters 3-11 After God made man (Adam) He put him into a deep slumber and removed from a rib from his body and made Eve....   [tags: The Bible]
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Biblical Exegesis of Psalm 89 - The Hebrew Bible, better known as the Old Testament, is a collection of tomes that form part of the Biblical canon. Many scholars around the world do not think that a single author wrote the books contained in the Hebrew Bible, but rather that it represents centuries of stories frequently compiled after the events they describe . The stories were created with visions for the future, in order to allow audiences insight into communities and beliefs that were common thought during their era. The stories responded to the issues and problems of their time, but also addressed contemporary climates....   [tags: The Bible]
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Abraham's Obedience: A Biblical Epic - Although it may not be automatically detected by many of today's readers, a common literary genre manifests itself within several accounts of the Bible: epic. Epic is often a form of literature affiliated with works such as The Odyssey, however, its unique, artistic style can also be easily detected within the Word of God. Abraham's faithful obedience to God when called upon to sacrifice his only son is one such example found within the book of Genesis. It contains several epic elements which Homer's audience would recognize with ease....   [tags: The Bible] 1167 words
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In a State of Sin - These aforementioned verses deal with three different conditions of an individual’s unregenerate state before receiving salvation; one, lying to oneself that they are without sin when they are yet sinners. The second is the acknowledgment of their sins unto repentance and the third one is denying the fact that they have sinned when they know they have sinned. These are a declaration in which one may perceive their state. Let me explain further in detail, verse 8 reveals, the mental disposition of one who is presently in a state of sin, while in a state of denial....   [tags: The Bible] 1020 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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The Book of Acts - INTRODUCTION The Book of Acts is a continuation of the story of Jesus. Jesus continues the work He started in the flesh by working through His new body, that of the Christian Church. The term Christian was first given at Antioch and it translates “Christ like.” The apostles were given the Holy Spirit and the power to perform miracles. The word apostle means someone who has seen Jesus. STRUCTURE The Book of Acts can be sub-divided as follows: 1. The gospel of Jesus is preached in Jerusalem. Acts 1.1-6.7 2....   [tags: The Bible]
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Jacob: A Failed Patriarch - Jacob Jacob, the second and more prominent son of Isaac, is one of three aptly named Patriarchs of the Hebrew Bible. Much like his father and grandfather, Jacob earns the right to be known as one of God’s chosen men by being one whose “descendants shall be as the dust of the earth“ (Gen 28:14). Despite this, Jacob is a truly a flawed human being. While he is able to overcome these flaws to become the patriarch of the Israelite people, and receive a portion of the covenant God had promised to his grandfather, Abraham, his sins in life negatively affected future generations of Israelites in the form of slavery in Egypt....   [tags: The Bible]
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Bible as the Inspired Word of God - Bible as the Inspired Word of God The Bible is the work of various authors, who lived in different continents and wrote in different eras. Furthermore, much of the text does not claim to have been 'dictated' by God and is not always God speaking to people. In parts it consists of people speaking to God, as in the Psalms, and people speaking to people, as in the New Testament letters written by Paul. In light of this, some maintain that it is not possible to treat the Bible as a book of divine oracles, delivered once by God and recorded by its authors through divine inspiration, since biblical authors were products of their time and subsequently their understan...   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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History of the Old Testament of the Bible - Studying the Old Testament is not as straightforward as some may think. Being able to recall stories of the Bible does not necessarily mean you have a thorough grasp on the history of Israel and the surrounding nations. Some people read and discuss the Bible without a solid understanding of the history and social issues that were going on at the time. Being able to relate to the stories in the Bible and struggle with some of the same problems faced by the people in the Bible gives you a greater appreciation for the works in the Bible....   [tags: Religion Christian Christianity] 3004 words
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The Changing Role of the Supernatural in the Bible - The Changing Role of the Supernatural in the Bible - The changing role of the supernatural in the bible Almost every religious scripture references to experiences of supernatural phenomenon by holy men and women. The Bible is no exception .The bible in both forms The Exodus, the old Testamant and the Luke in the new Testament is concerned primarily with the existence of god , the nature of god, the relationship of god with his creratures , primarily humanity. Gods role in the history and creation of the world in essence in the Bible is about the supernatural , god being conceived as a supernatural deity separate and existing from the natural creation....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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