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Mission of God - Mission of God When one comes across the question “Who is God for them?” they could present a lot of definitions on what they think God is. To some, they would revere God as the Supreme Being that has created the whole universe in seven days. Some would note that He is the Loving, Caring, Sympathetic and Ever-Forgiving God that watches over us and guides us away from the darkness of our hearts. Many would state that He is the only Divine Being that everyone must obey and worship. This answer many vary if one comes from another religion, but all would agree that this God is a very special being that connects each and every one of us....   [tags: The Bible, Genesis] 2811 words
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The Greatest Commandment - The Greatest Commandment “to love God” is the first and greatest commandment of all. In researching this commandment I have found that to love God is truly what God really wants from all of us. The commandment is referenced in all four of the gospels of the New Testament as well as being referenced in the Old Testament through the Ten Commandments in which the New Testament was based on. This commandment is so powerful it is found in Luke 10:25-37, Mark 12:28-34, John 13:34-35 and Matthew 22:34-40....   [tags: Bible, God] 2250 words
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David and Bathsheba - Introduction The narrative of David and Bathsheba has been of interest to commentators from all periods. This narrative focuses on the sin of David and gives insight into man’s nature as sinful and fallen, and offers the reader the lesson that this is the nature we possess. The narrative focuses on literary elements including the development of characters, the plot, and setting the narrative. This essay will summarize the narrative of David and Bathsheba and expound on the literary techniques the narrator uses....   [tags: Religion, Bible] 2061 words
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The Female's Headcoverings - Genesis5 24:65 → Rebbecca covers herself with her veil/shawl6 when she sees her future husband for the first time. Genesis 38:14,19 → Tamar covered herself with a veil7 as part of her attire as a prostitute 8 Numbers 5:18 → The priest uncovers9 the head of a woman accused of adultery 10 Isaiah 3:20 and 3:23 → God removes various fashion accessories of prideful women11, 12, 13 Song of Solomon 5:7 → The wife's veil/shawl14 was taken by the city watchmen Song of Solomon 4:1,3 & 6:7 → The wife's temples and eyes are behind her veil15 Isaiah 47:2 → God shames the “daughter of Babylon” by removing her veil16 and skirt The Male's Headcoverings ....   [tags: Religion, Bible] 2062 words
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Bible verses - The book of 2 Samuel continues the history of Israel begun in 1 Samuel. In the book of 2 Samuel the Davidic covenant is established by the LORD, which would culminate in the reign of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Overview of the Book of 2 Samuel David reigned for forty years and is considered the "golden age" of Jewish history. He first conquered and established Jerusalem as the civic and spiritual center for all Israel. David desired to build the LORD a temple, but was forbidden to do so as he was a man of war and shed blood (1 Chronicles 28:3)....   [tags: Samuel, Jesus Christ]
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Striving For Strength: How to be a Strong Christian - How to Be a Strong Christian As most people think, Christians are people who go to Church every Sunday, pray to God, and believe that Jesus is their Savior. These people are right, and what they explained is what all Christians have in common. As a Christian myself, I know that there are two types of Christians. There are strong Christians who diligently obey their rule of conduct that is written in the Bible, and who are not easily influenced by the worldly thinking. There are also weak Christians who care more about what other humans think of them than God....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Bible] 811 words
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It Isn't What They Think It Is - God's word, the Bible, isn't what many have been led to believe it is. The Bible isn't a list of burdensome rules to follow (although there are rules!); it isn't a handbook of one-liner answers to life's problems (although it does have all answers to life's problems); it isn't a collection of feel-good, warm-fuzzy anecdotes and mushy poetry (although there are passages that make us feel loved, worthy, and useful); it isn't an anthology of bedtime stories (although it has some great stories to read at bedtime and any time)....   [tags: God, Bible, Religion, Philosophy] 599 words
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Canon Shape & Structure in Jewish and Christian Bibles - Judaism and Christianity are derived from different times and places in the world. They share a lengthy past and many of the same books. However, these communities are divergent in their beliefs. The fundamental differences lie within the literary composition of each theology’s sacred texts. The shape and structure of the Jewish and Christian canons are arranged to substantiate each community’s religious beliefs. Jews and Christians arranged their canons differently to obtain a specific outcome in relation to their fundamental beliefs....   [tags: Christianity, judaism, religion,bible]
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Homosexuality: It's Okay to Be Gay - Homosexuality has always been a concept that separates people. The most well known place with a “gay divide” is in religion. According to conservative Christians, being gay is wrong in the eyes of God. However, those who are more progressive Christians claim that nowhere in the Bible does God directly say that it is not okay to be gay. Also, homosexuality is not just an issue between progressives and conservatives; there is a strong rift between generations of Christians as well as far as dealing with homosexuality goes....   [tags: conservative christians, bible, god]
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Women and The Church: The Madonna/Whore Complex - ... The author is explaining how it is more acceptable for a man to have desire, while it is evil for the women. Females in the bible who have power over their sexuality are categorized as wicked. This trend is seen not only in the church, but in other places in culture as well. Another institution in society has influenced and promoted the Madonna/Whore complex; art. Artists of female nudes staged their models in submissive, neutral positions in order to please the eye of every male viewer. A significant attribute to the Madonna/Whore complex of women is placed on them by their male counterpart....   [tags: bible, female nudes, society]
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Why Would the Jews Wish to Change the Text of Scripture? - ... Within a very short time Christianity and hundreds of copies of the Bible had spread over a wide area. There were translations of the Christian Scriptures into several languages distributed very early on. Because there were so many copies, written in different languages, in so many places, in the possession of so many people, it would have been impossible to arrange or even agree to any change being made. History records no council or gathering where supposed changes were agreed upon. In fact, when groups tried to alter the Scriptures, they were exposed and condemned as heretics....   [tags: bible, gospel, holy book]
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Marriage as Viewed by Greeks, Christians and Hebrews - According to the Bible, love and marriage were treated with respect because they were divine before the eyes of God. He gave clear instructions to man and woman telling them to marry and bring forth children to fill His world. In essence therefore, man has to respect this institution called marriage and the associated strong emotions or love. Homer’s poem portrays a different version of the same where man is free to cohabit with another woman while they are not married. In the poem we see Penelope living in the same quarters with as many as a hundred suitors and no law is present to avoid the sexual irresponsibility resulting from this....   [tags: Bible vs Greek Mythology] 963 words
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Is There a Quest For God? - Some readers of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) have disputed that the characters in the novel are on a “Quest for God” especially when the future looks so bleak and hopeless as it does in this novel. Why would McCarthy be on a quest for God. For instance, Steven Frye (2009) believes there are a deeper human experience and reflection is what McCarthy writes about and not a “Quest for God”. Frye refers to this passage in The Road,” Just remember that things you put into your head are there forever…You might want to think about that....   [tags: bible, believe, inquiry]
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Give me Freedom or Give Death by Patric Henry - Throughout his speech, Henry referenced a variety of Biblical themes. What are some of the most striking references Henry used. Why would these themes have resonated with his audience. This speech is timeless and would stir the patriotic spirit in many people. The message it contains can work for us today as well as it did for the colonists it was originally written for. Throughout time none of the power in this speech has diminished. It was a call for a young nation to say enough and stand up and fight for the liberty they so desired and deserved....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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Comparison of Christianity and Judaism: Catholicism Stems from Judaism - When Judaism and Catholicism are mentioned, there is a general misconception that they are very similar religions when in fact Judaism is a predecessor from which Catholicism took its early foundations, but altered in its main belief as time progressed. In the progressive timeline, Judaism originated around 1300 BC. From this religion, Christianity was formed as a new religion stemming from Judaism around 35 AD, and Catholicism being a branch of Christianity formed its identity as a distinct branch of Christianity years later around 65 AD....   [tags: bible, torah, jewish]
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Personal Opinion Essay: Israel Entitled to the Holy Land - ... Muslims disprove this by claim that Ishmael was his son at this time, as well, yet Hagar was never truly a wife to Abraham. For that reason, Ishmael was never truly considered the son of Abraham. In addition to Palestinian Arabs` denial, Muslims live by a violent concept. Jihad, meaning holy war, is used as justification for acts of terrorism by radical Muslims. This aspect of Islam is a key component not supported in Judaism. In Mecca, another holy site of Islam, it is permitted to kill non-Muslims that have entered, for they fear that them being there is a risk to their own lives....   [tags: Palestinians, Bible, Politics]
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Compatibility of Modernism and Traditionalism - The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history. It has survived through numerous attempts to destroy it and all it represents. It has been interpreted different ways throughout the years but two of the most important modes of interpretation are the Traditionalist and Modernist views. The Traditionalist perspective has existed for centuries and originated almost as soon as the Bible itself. Modern biblical scholarship’s rise has been more recent, being led by Charles Briggs in the past few centuries....   [tags: bible, sects, interpretation]
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Attempting to Prove God Through Reason - A sixteen year old girl with red hair and soft porcelain skin was sitting on a bench in the park reading an old, very used, book. The girl’s name was Meggy, and she was reading her bible. As she read she heard the clicking of bicycle spokes come near her from down the path. The bike stopped in front of her and she herd the familiar voice of Harry, a boy from her class, call out to her. “What are you reading, Carrot?” He said to her in a teasingly. “My bible” she replied as she looked up at him smiling....   [tags: christian, bible, God]
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The Connection Between Christianity and Homophobia - We have all at some point or another heard someone say that God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. This saying is an excellent example of how a large number of Christian fundamentalist feel about the homosexual community. Studies have shown that there are more Christian homophobes than there is homophobia in any other group or religion in the United States (Wolff, J. R., Himes, H. L., Kwon, E., & Bollinger, R. A., 2012). Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals....   [tags: God, Adam, Eve, Bible]
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The Discrepancies in the Film Adaptation of Exodus - The Discrepancies in the Film Adaptation The book of Exodus is a detailed account of the story of the freedom of the Israelite people from their time of slavery in Egypt. At times the verses may be confusing and it might be hard to grasp points. We will discuss below how The Prince of Egypt was able to portray the main storyline, and look at some points in the movie where there where some incorrect themes or details were shown. At the beginning of The Prince of Egypt, we see the rush that the mother is in to get her baby, Moses, safely to the river....   [tags: Israelites, Bible, Prince of Egypt]
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The Count of Monte Cristo: Revenge and Justice - Revenge is best served cold or so says the well-known expression. This idea of revenge that they seek is usually to restore a balance and take an “eye for an eye” as the bible says. Revenge, if by chance everyone were in Plato’s perfect utopia, would be in a perfect form, where justice and revenge would be one, and the coined phrase an “eye for an eye” would be taken literally. By taking an eye for and eye, and punishing those who did wrong equally as they did wrong, there is justice. However, this revenge sometimes goes to far and is consequently not justice....   [tags: the bible, Hammurabi’s Code]
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The Big Bang Theory vs. Creation: I believe in Creation! - In today’s society, many topics create a very substantial amount of controversy between different groups of people. From abortion to the healthcare reform, there are countless topics of discussion. One of the major and ongoing controversial topics in the religious society is the Big Bang theory versus Creation. One side of the controversy is, predominately, the scientific community, with the other end obviously being the religious community. Genesis 1:1-2 says: “First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see....   [tags: evolution, bible, creationism] 503 words
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Jesus as A Christian Leader - INTRODUCTION There is nothing in my view that is as organized, explicit, inspiring, motivational, frightening, and funny all at the same time as the Bible – the holy book in Christianity. It is transitional, takes one gradually from one era to another without drifting much, does not mice- extremely generous with words. The bible is the best and would be the best novel or book if you will, that would and as ever been written. The Bible Literally holds one hand and shows one the event of things that happened in the past step by step....   [tags: bible, christianity, god]
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Explanation for the Existence of God, by Using Aquina's Second Way: Efficient Causation - Does God exist. Since the appearance of mankind on the earth and up until today--would probably continue in the future--this question brought people to think, reason, and come up with the evidence, to present the best satisfactory answer. Back in 1200s, St. Thomas Aquinas has provided "five ways" to prove for the existence of God, which I am persuaded by, and hopefully others would see the same 'light' in this argument--unfortunately, it does not provide sufficient answers regarding the 'nature of God' (Bailey and Martin, 2011, 37)....   [tags: god, bible, christianity]
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History: On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres by Nicolas Copernicus - European belief relied heavily on what the human mind could observe. However, many of what we perceive of modern science delved deeper that what the mind could see. Rather, some looked deeper into how the world worked and some even looked toward the sky for answers to why God created the world the way it appeared. After many discoveries and evolutions of thought, the way human beings saw themselves within the universe was changed forever. The Aristotelian tradition dominated most of modern Europe....   [tags: bible, creation, modern science]
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The Great Commission to All Humanity - As Christians, we should be adherents of Christ, our Lord and Savior. Moreover, we are to carry out and preach The Great Commission to all humanity, whereby we are governed. Likewise, as verbalized in I Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” (King James Version), we should live a conscientious life that is pleasing to God. Nevertheless, in order to have Holiness, we must be compliant to God’s commandments and attend to our conscience....   [tags: christianity, bible, christ]
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The Responsibilities One Has as a Christian - What are your “responsibilities” as a Christian. It’s hard to listen to the news today without hearing about “rights”. We have “civil rights”, “equal rights”, “women’s rights”, “human rights”, and even “animal rights”. Everyone is demanding to have his or her rights. Conversely, few of these people stop to think of the other side of that coin and that is what are his or her “responsibilities.” Rights and responsibility go hand in hand. There can be no separation of the two. To separate them would be to create an unhealthy and dysfunctional person or group....   [tags: religion, theology, bible] 1388 words
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Capital Punish Relating to The Old Testament - Why do some christians agree with the capital punishment. Some Christians feel that the Bible has spoken to the conflict, but many believe that the New Testament replaces the Old Testament law. Skimming through the Old Testament you can find many cases in which God orders the use of capital punishment, with the acts of God Himself. God was somehow involved directly or maybe indirectly, in the taking of life as a punishment for Israel or whomever threatened or harm the city of Israel. In Genesis 6-8, when it speaks about Noah and the flood ....   [tags: christians, bible, god]
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The Deadliest of The Seven Deadly Sins - Living a perfect life is practically impossible. The human race is constantly hounded with do's and don't's. Where did they get such strict regulations for all to follow. From God of course. The Ten Commandments are a list of morals to abide by to be an exceptional person; they are guidelines that help to make good decisions. Although hammered into everyday life, they still manage to be forgotten and or ignored. Breaking a Commandment is one of the many sins that will keep you from entering the Kingdom of Heaven, but breaking a Commandment is not the worst situation that can happen....   [tags: god, bible, death and hades]
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Sin and Addiction: The Meaning of Sanctification - What happens is that everyone who has ever had life on this earth, whether they are a believer or a non-believer, will face a final judgment, and this final judgment determines their destination, whether it is heaven or hell. The truth is that salvation is not something that we can grant ourselves, after we admit and repent, we must show our faith and devotion to God, and he is the one who grants us the necessary grace and mercy. Salvation is not guaranteed but Christ’s death on the cross makes it possible for us to attain it....   [tags: salvation, god, bible]
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Spiritual Battle Against Spirits in The Air. - Spiritual Battle against Spirits in the Air. There are many events that happen in this world; the Bible explained that what Happened is related to the spiritual world. In this paper, let us try to understand the meaning Of spiritual warfare. Almost everyone believes may already know that there is a spiritual battle between us and the evil Spirits. This truth is clearly taught in the Bible. Paul stated that our battle is not against flesh and blood but evil spirits (Ephesians 6:12). James advises its Recipients to resist the devil (James 4:7) and Peter warned that the devil walking around About to swallow someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)....   [tags: bible, devil, believer, attack]
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Discipline and Children: A Christian Perspective - ... How to Deal Anger with Discipline “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 (ESV-Bible, 2001) It is alarming that many times, parents are the responsible in causing anger in their children, and when they doing this it will create a vicious circle in their families, due to the fact that in the way these children were raised, in the in the future they will follow the same example seen in their parents raising their own children, “Children in this type of family, learn to read their parents moods and live in fear.” (Gliebe, 2012, p....   [tags: Parents, Example, Bible] 1604 words
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Similarities Between Christianity and Judaism - One of the many decisions that has to made in life is what, if any, religion they will practice. Christianity, the belief in God, and Jesus as his son, or Judaism, to follow the direction of the Torah are some of the major religions that a person may choose. This decision may be one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life, and each religion has similarities and differences, and pro’s and cons. Two of the major religions, Judaism and Christianity, are alike in their inspiration of sacred texts, but are different in their identity of Jesus, and practice of worship....   [tags: torah, bible, god]
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A Change in Clergy: Is Your Pastor a Male or a Female? - Is your pastor a male or a female. The most common answer would have been male. As a society were not used to seeing women in clergy. If you haven't noticed women are starting to change the roles of clergy by joining. Its great that women are joining and changing the view of the church. Its something you should support and appreciate. It shows how the church has evolved and accepts all who are willing to take the responsibility of pastoral ministry. Being a female should not be the reason that you can't be a priest, minister, pastor, or rabbis in fact there shouldn't even be a reason that women shouldn't join clergy....   [tags: christianity, bible, god, women]
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Overview: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been viewed as one of the best novels ever written. Matt Berman, a book review writer says “many consider The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be one of the great -- if not the greatest -- American novel." The meaning of the story is a controversial topic with many different opinions. Some say it is merely Twain’s way of showing his views upon slavery. Though parts of the story may be linked to that idea, the story alludes itself to the Old Testament story of Moses and Egypt....   [tags: huck, moses, the bible]
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How Important is God in the Discipline of Children? - ... However, it is then necessary to understand that God must be the central focus in the families and they will not only be healthy families, but also these families that may be the carriers and transmitters of the good news of salvation to all those who allow and believe that only by having faith in God, bring the necessary breakthrough to their families. Yet many scholars recognize the need that many need to believe in something much more powerful than science itself, in which many of their questions will be answered, “It was within biblical scholarships that thinkers first raised questions about what religious people do what they do, or how religion and theology inform the concept of sel...   [tags: Parents, Church, Bible] 1109 words
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Eve and Pandora Teach a Lesson on Temptation - In the bible, Eve was the first woman on the face of the earth. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Both are curious, and end up doing something the wrong way. I chose Eve and Pandora because they seemed very interesting to me, and they both give good lessons about temptation. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus asked Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create a girl they would then name Pandora. Hephaestus made Pandora using clay. “Zeus summoned the gods and asked them each to give her a gift.” (Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, Page 59) Many gods gave her talents and looks, and this is why Pandora means, “All-gifted.” Pa...   [tags: Bible, Greek Mythology] 679 words
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The Story of Lazarus and the Rich Man - The story of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31 is perhaps the most vivid description of Hell mentioned in the Bible. Many unbelievers today, however, as well as many believers, erroneously believe that this story was merely a parable and not to be taken as a literal story of an actual event that had taken place. There are many theories and opinions as to what the purpose of this story was and what it was supposed to illustrate. This essay will cover a verse by verse analysis of the story in an attempt to determine the message that Jesus was trying to relay....   [tags: Religion, The Bible, Luke] 2335 words
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God is Active and Present in His Creation - Introduction Fundamental to the Christian faith is the concept that the God of the Bible is a personal and active deity. Empirical and biblical evidence specifically directs the diligent researcher to the irrefutable verification that the Bible portrays God as dynamically involved with His creation. Scripture expresses His love and desire is that all humanity comes to know Him (2 Pet. 3:9 [KJV]). Furthermore, the Bible teaches that the Christian believer has a vigorous and personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5, 8:26-28)....   [tags: bible, god, christianity, faith]
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Metaphors in Arthur Miller´s The Crucible - ... Only satanists could destroy the city of Heaven, which mean they shall perish. This city of Heaven referred to America, specifically the government, to stress the conservative constitutionally, perfect values the country should remain in. Senator McCarthy felt that the government should be kept pure just like the city of Salem and be against different thinkers and opponents to strong belief. These strong beliefs for the Salem community were strictly Puritan, meaning no Catholics, Jews, or other religions....   [tags: Bible, Past, Present ]
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The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant - Since the advent of ordered civilization, patriarchal rule has held dominion over the kingdoms of men. Women have had equally as many influential, inspirational and imperative tales to be told as men, however their voices have been marginalized, neglected, iniquitously subjugated, and bound by the ineffable chains of bondage for centuries. One need only possess a cursory knowledge of biblical history to recognize immediately the lowly status of women in the ancient Hebrew world. There is nary a better sourcebook of patriarchy and the proscriptive treatment of women in all of literature than that of the Old Testament....   [tags: Bible, Comparison, Women]
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Jesus and the Use of Parables - Much of Jesus’ teaching was through parables, which he utilized as a method of illustrating insightful and divine truths. Biblical scholar Madeleine Boucher informs audiences that “the importance of the parables can hardly be overestimated (Boucher, 1977).” Rather than representing simple anecdotes, each parable displays a deeper meaning. Comprehending the Gospel Parables requires an understanding of the definition of a parables, Jesus’ reason for speaking in parables, and the purpose of parables....   [tags: christianity, bible, gospel]
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Discussion of God's Ultimate Creation: Man - When God created heaven and earth, he wanted to also create those that would be a reflection to his image. He wanted to create more and something that could be good to what he created in the beginning. Earth was created by him and with doing that, he thought to create humankind that could be good to the earth and be superior to everything around them. In Genesis 1:26-27, God talked about how he created humankind within his image so that they would be like God. In Genesis 2:18, the Bible speaks about God’s creation of woman....   [tags: God, the bible, genesis, mankind]
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Supernatural or Simply Science? New Paradigms in the Study of Miracles - Throughout modern times Christianity has been greatly bashed by science and all the new discoveries. Many scientists believe that through recent findings and philosophies that they are able to contradict one of the strongest and most spiritually prominent religions in the world. But science is backed by little proof. Science bases their conclusions off of two things: observation and replication. There are things of this world that can clearly not be seen, for example the Lord, and also things that cannot be reproduced such as Christ’s virgin birth or his resurrection....   [tags: christianity, bible, old testament]
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Changing Youth Discipleship Perspective: From Outward to Inward Ministry - Introduction Nowadays youth ministry leaders are too much concentrated on creating fun and relaxed atmosphere to bring more people in. We want to get more people in church. We worry that they cannot attach to people. We afraid that new comers will be bored. That is why we so much emphasize relationship in sense of having fun. However the other side of discipleship is being lost. Though Christian teachings have been taught at Bible studies, one-to-one classes, it is not enough. The need of nowadays discipleship and mentoring is to show believers those doctrines, teachings, studies are to be practices....   [tags: Christian Teachings, Bible Studies]
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The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh - Myths, some parts speculated to be true and many not, have always been part of our lives. However, as one glances across the different myths of different cultures, one can find that some portion of two different myths can be eerily similar to each other, causing one to speculate whether they have made contact with one another long time ago in history. This led to the question that people constantly try to prove: do myths that have overlapping ideas verify actual historical truths and similar culture between origins of myths....   [tags: Bible, Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Sin and Addiction: Steps to Christ by Ellen White - Many face different addictions, from all walks of life day to day to the point where some are even diseased by it. So does that mean that addiction is sin. Can addiction be separated from sin as much as it is connected to it, and how does it affect salvation. By definition, sin is a transgression of God’s law or an act that is highly reprehensible. Sin is often something that occurs in many facets of our everyday life, and it is very hard to escape the grasp of sin. In biblical society, the keeping of God’s law was taken more seriously and literally than it is today, so how then does our blatant disrespect of sin affect our chance of salvation....   [tags: good and evil, bible, god]
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Free Will in East of Eden by John Steinbeck - Timshel; meaning “thou mayest”, holds a significant role in East of Eden. It shows that anyone can desire to surmount vile in their hearts and create morality within them self. In the novel, Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, the internal conflict of Caleb, and the blessing of Adam. Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, which plays an important role in the theme of Cain and Abel and provides the interpretation of Steinbeck....   [tags: timshel, cain and abel, bible]
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The Church’s View on Being Open to Growth - If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss —“If—” by Rudyard Kipling “Open to Growth” is a notion meant to steer someone toward newfangled things, and to seek new experiences; even those that have some risk involved. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) These two statements truly embody a subcategory of the “Open to Growth” concept (JSEA Profile of the Graduate at Graduation, Open to Growth #11) also mention...   [tags: literature, bible, christians]
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Understanding Jesus' Heritage - Implications for Religous Education - Sandra Schneiders (as cited in Ryan, 2012), describes the bible as “…an integral, even normative, part of living tradition”. This can be seen particularly in the use of the infancy narratives which tell the well-known Christmas story, in Catholic religious groups today – individual parishioners, churches and Catholic Education institutions. The text is used and heavily relied upon to inform believers and those wishing to gain insight into the Catholic religion, on the faith. It appears through contemporary scholarship, however, that the infancy gospels of Matthew and Luke present to their readers, different themes, conflicting information and two very different accounts of the significant bi...   [tags: Gospels in Bible, Christianism]
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The influence of religion in Society - Clap Your Hands if You Believe Every Sunday in churches across America, kids hear this story of a special man in the Bible- Jesus. They hear the famous story of this miracle man who healed people and rose from the dead. Sounds like an important person, right. Well, besides the miraculous stories taught in Sunday school and his impact on today’s religion, Jesus actually had and still has a major influence on today’s society too. Jesus was an influential person because of his impacts on religion, culture, and history by his religious preachings and followers....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Bible, christianity]
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The True Appearance and Purpose of Angels - Bunn 1 “Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests,” Revelation 15:6 (Buursma, Manikas-Foster). In Paradise Lost, a notorious angel, Lucifer, is said to transform into a toad and whisper into Eve`s ear (Jance). The world and the Bible have contrasting perspectives on what angels look like or what is an angel`s purpose. Angels are seen as mystical creatures with halos and beautiful wings, yet, also seen as beings that glorify God endlessly....   [tags: Angelology, Theology, Christians, Bible]
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The Old Testament: Foreshadowing the New Testament - In the days of Christ’s life on this earth, believers did not have access to the Bible in its entirety as we know and are familiar with today. Believers in this ancient time period only had access to the Old Testament. However, through their access to the Old Testament, believers were provided a foundation for New Testament times. This foundation provided New Testament believers with the Lord’s established principles of right and wrong they were expected to follow. In addition, the Old Testament is overflowing with accounts of people whose lives exemplified the future life of Christ on this earth....   [tags: Christ's life, bible, christianity]
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Worship in The Old and New Testament - Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]
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The Scientific Debate of Creation - One of the biggest issues facing Christianity in terms of apologetics is the scientific debate of Creationism. This is a very interesting debate because rather than trying to prove a different points such as the “Big Bang Theory” or evolutionary theory, they instead accept all other hypothesis as scientific fact and start with the assumption that Biblical science can never be accurate. Here are some of the argued points regarding Creationism, summarize from the Not So Deep Thoughts website (Pettit): I. The Problem of Creationism Stated as a logical dilemma A. Source of Evidence 1. Creation Science is based solely on the Bible 2. The Bible is full of inaccurate facts (even shows differing Cre...   [tags: evidence, logical dilemma, bible]
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Christians and The Environmental Ethics - An environmentalist is a person worships the environment and cares for nature more than people. Christians and others share the common perception that environmental ethics exist for how human beings should relate to the land, the free market perceptive and the environmental perceptive. Humans share a relationship with all creations of the earth. But as humans, they find themselves as having a role in the created order which is they have a closer relationship with the creator who has charged them with acting responsible within his creation....   [tags: god, bible, genesis, ]
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God is Merciful and Just - We all know God is love and it is shown everywhere in the Bible. To be merciful means to have broad grace. To be just means to be respectably good and fair. These two attributes seem to contradict each other because how can a merciful God judge a person for their wrongdoing or how can someone who hates sin have mercy on the people who do evil. Many atheists question how could a merciful God be just. The answer to this question is Gods mercy is expressed to us through His love. God is a perfect God meaning his justice and mercifulness is also faultless....   [tags: religion, bible, god]
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The revolt of Israel congregation against Aaron and Moises - The pericope that I choose for this reflection paper is Numbers 17:1-13. This pericope is the last in the series of three narratives about the revolt of Israel congregation against the high priest position of Aaron and the leadership of Moses. The first revolt came from Korah. Korah was a member of the tribe of Levi, the same tribe of Aaron (Exodus 6:16-20). Korah’s rebellion is not merely a personal attack on Aaron but also on his appointed-by-God priesthood. The second revolt led by Dathan and Abiram and the 250 other lay leaders defied and rejected the leadership of Moses....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God] 1346 words
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R.G. LeTourneau: A 20 Century Appostle - In an era when humanity needs a role model, R.G. LeTourneau is highly deserving of recognition. R.G. LeTourneau, a philanthropist and inventor, established his worth with unparalleled work ethics, admirable personal and working relationships, extraordinary contributions to God and the community, and faithfulness in God Almighty that flourished with each passing day. I aspire to live my life as he did; a life that merits emulation. God’s gentle touch guided Mr. LeTourneau’s life, ranging from exacting correction to bountiful rewards, from a boy unreceptive to church into a faithful servant as a man....   [tags: jesus, appostle, bible]
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Observing on the Gospel of Matthew - Observing on the Gospel of Matthew Background This Gospel with precisely placed first as introductory PB and "the Messiah, the son of the living God" (Matthew 16: 16). Although the author's name is not mentioned in the Bible, the nas testimony all the church fathers who first (since c. 130 ad) stated that the Gospel was written by Matthew, one of the disciples of Jesus. If the Gospel of mark was written to the Romans and the Gospel of Luke for Theophilus and all non-Jewish believers the Gospel of Matthew was written to Jewish believers....   [tags: The Bible, New Testament]
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Faith and Reason: Creacionists and Evolutionists - ... Each sentence seems to have a bigger meaning behind it. At first, I was not really convinced by his explanation for why evolution took such a long time. According to Collins, God is outside of time, then a process that might seem incredibly long to us might seem very easy for God (52). This makes sense, but I was thinking more on why God would use this method of slow evolution. If He is God, then He definitely identified the timing variations. Knowing this, why would He take that much time. This is when I remembered that I should read more metaphorically....   [tags: religion, christians, bible]
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Debate Over the Existence of God - ... Why His existence makes a difference” If there is not a God .. what will be the importance of our life . what will be the difference between life and death also if God is not Existing .. we will not have hope .. we will not have hope for deliverance after death . We have to believe God, because he gave a faith he gave us hope to live, he sacrifices his life for us “even if the evidence for and against the existence of God were absolutely equal, the rational thing to do, I think, is to believe in Him” W.L.C  Can we experience the presence of Almighty God on a daily basis....   [tags: god, bible, lord, faith]
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Before Armageddon Comes Psalm 83 - ... 83:4). In verses 5-8 God lists the people that will be invading. The Scripture, of course, uses the Biblical names for the invaders but one only needs to look at a Bible map and see what nations are in the same areas today to know who the culprits are. The invaders can be divided into two groups; political areas (areas with borders) and people groups. The political areas: • Moab = Central Jordan • Gebal = A City In Lebanon • Ammon = Northern Jordan • Amalek = The Negev Desert South of Gaza Down Into The Sinai • Philistines = Gaza • Assyria/Assur = Syria People Groups • Tabernacles of Edom = Palestinians • Ishmaelites = Arabs • Hagarenes = A Clan of Ishmaelites • Inhabitants of Tyre = Ter...   [tags: war, bible, prophecy] 580 words
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The Holy Bible - Our Children Children are the offspring born to a husband and wife in marriage relationship. To the Hebrews, children were considered gifts from God, and to be childless was considered a reproach; 'And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men'; (Luke 1:25). Jesus clearly expressed his love and respect for the children; 'And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth n...   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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Biblical Theology of The Exodus - The Exodus is the familiar story of the nation of Israel. Gods chosen people being taken out of slavery, after a series of plagues against Egypt and into the wilderness in search of the promise land. (Ex. 7-14) Throughout the Exodus, God reveals his character in two main themes, one through the constant redemption of his people (Ex. 14-30) and his power and superiority. The word Exodus means “departure” or “outgoing” and God continually provides a way of escape for his people throughout the Exodus ( Ex....   [tags: Bible, God, Miracles, Power]
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Essay about the Old Testament - Essay about the Hebrew Scriptures Introduction: The study of the scriptures conforming the Old Testament, is a good start not only for those who believe, but also for non-believers looking forward to go further in the study of the sacred and man's relationship with the spiritual realm. The Old Testament (also known as the Hebrew Scriptures) is a true literary jewel whose influence reflects in the work of many prominent authors from different generations. Theological perspective of the Old Testament: From a theological point of view, for Christians and Jews, these writings represent the word of God and they are highly respected as such, not only during the worship, but in the everyday’s l...   [tags: Hebrew Scriptures, Books in Bible] 2039 words
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Homosexuality: Moral Christian Decision Making - Homosexuality Have you ever had to make a decision that might affect the rest of your life. When some people hear this question the topic of Homosexuality comes to mind. Homosexuality is defined as “of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire towards individuals of one’s own sex.” (Cite Merriam Dictionary). There are always two sides to every controversial topic. You can either support homosexuality or oppose it, but what many people fail to do is educate themselves on the topic....   [tags: church, bible, god]
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The Goals of Christian Counseling - Original Assumptions of Professional Clinical Counseling At the beginning of the semester, the framework for professional clinical counseling was presented during the class session. The objective was to study what the world calls “counseling” and how it is designed to provide the correct treatment to these people. The professional clinical model calls for a trained professional to handle the catharsis of the client in a controlled environment on the basis of a fiduciary relationship. Deliberate and guided questions are asked from the therapist to encourage catharsis....   [tags: treatment, bible, wonderful counselor]
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Christ’s Resurrection Foretold and Witnessed - I suppose, since I became a Christian (born again July 31, 1975), I have heard a lot of different opinions concerning different areas and events of the Bible. Of all the topics and points of interest, none has intrigued me as much as the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As you read this study there is one main point that all Christians will agree on. It may not be the day of the week or the hour of the day Jesus died, but we will all agree to the fact that Jesus did arise from the dead and is currently at the right hand of God the Father....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Sabbath] 2895 words
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Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti - Christina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1930. She is regarded by many as “one of the most important women poets in writing” in England during the nineteenth-century (Everett). Rossetti’s best known for writing a collection of pieces known as Goblin Market and Other Poems that was published in 1862 (Christina Rossetti). Many have argued that her most notable poem of the collection, “Goblin Market,” has a strong biblical undertone. By analyzing the characters and symbolisms of “Goblin market” against their biblical counterparts, we will attempt to find the stories true message....   [tags: jesus christ, bible, god]
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Can God Heal The Hurt - Everyone has been sick, either physically or emotionally, at some point in their lives. Where do we turn when this illness becomes more than we can bear. Most people will make an appointment with their doctor and be given some sort of medication, as this is the day of advanced medicine. Well, what happens when the medicine doesn’t work. Where do we turn. Do we look for second opinions or do we look for different treatment options. This is becoming a major concern in our country as people are getting frustrated with the results, or lack thereof, of modern medicine....   [tags: skeptical doctors, jesus, bible]
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The Sermon on the Mount - The Sermon on the Mount contains moral teachings, or the beatitudes, that have challenged and inspired Christians since the time they were spoken. The beatitudes are a foundation to building a home in Heaven. When you read the beatitudes without studying their meaning, some of them may sound contradictory. To most people’s way of thinking, to be blessed is to be happy, however that may not always be the case. The lessons we learn, and the faith we find in Christ, from our struggles can bring us hidden blessings....   [tags: jesus, teaching, bible]
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Analysis of The Abrahamic Covenant - The Abrahamic Covenant is a combination of all the promises given to Abraham by God while he was journeying to Ur of Chaldeans. The twelve tests given to Abraham during the journey provided a photo to believers that this man had saving faith. The last three tests that Abraham endured not only showed the believers who study the bible how much faith Abraham had, but explains God’s love as well. God was pleased to know that Abraham did not allow anything or anyone to distract him from serving Him....   [tags: abraham, bible, god] 1016 words
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Creationism and Modern Scientist - Introduction The topic of creation and humanity is debated by Christians and non-Christians. Modern scientists can claim that the age of the universe is billions of years old and back up their claims with a dating system that cannot be proven. The Bible expresses that God is the creator and humans were fashioned by Him. There are different and varying views of creation, and as Christians, the Bible must be analyzed to examine the truth behind creation. Creationism: Six Literal Twenty Four Hour Days Creationism is the view that states the universe, including Adam and Eve, were created in six literal, twenty-four hour days and is the view that agrees with Scripture....   [tags: Christianity, Bible. Genesis] 936 words
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Characteristics of a Hero - One may talk about the heroes they have today, or even ones that have passed from before. If one looks back even farther, some of the most influential heroes are from Bible times. These are the people that God hand-picked and they put their faith in Him. One of the most memorable and influential heroes is Joseph. He showed many different qualities of a hero like trusting God, strength, integrity, devotion to God and selflessness. Jacob and Rachel had many children and one of them was Joseph. As a child, Joseph was by far his father’s favorite....   [tags: bible, joseph, god]
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Examining the Creationist Theory - The Bible has been at the center of many highly controversially issues over the last 2000 years. Believers and non-believers alike have been debating whether it is the true word of God, or just a collection of stories and myths. At the forefront of this debate is the issue of creation. Many Christians believe that God created the world in 7 literal, 24-hour days. Using this theory, they would say the earth is roughly 6000 years old, but there is also a minority who believe in an old earth and that the creation story in Genesis 1 should be taken figuratively....   [tags: The Bible, Christianism, Genesis]
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The Lake of Fire - The Lake of Fire has been a theological topic of great controversy. Cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the doctrine of eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire, and instead they assert that the place is purely symbolic and that one should not take it literally. However, any good student of the Bible knows that although there is much figurative language throughout the Scriptures, he should always interpret the Bible in the literal sense. Therefore, the believer of God’s Word should consider the Lake of Fire a literal place of torment....   [tags: Bible, Scripture, eternal punishment]
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Biblical Applications in Counseling - Biblical Applications in Counseling One of the most difficult aspects of counseling is accepting when boundaries can be crossed for the betterment of a client and knowing when those boundaries should be respected no matter the outcome. Incorporating religion and spirituality into counseling can often be problematic in the sense that not everyone has the same views on the matter. In fact, not all therapists in the field of counseling agree that blending therapy and religion is effective or appropriate....   [tags: bible, theraphy, scripture, christians]
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Christianity: What is Temptation? - Temptations are one of life’s most riveting tests or enticements that we face diurnal. Moreover, it causes us to yearn for something that we do not necessarily need or it causes us to sin. Furthermore, if we give into temptation, we may be blissful, but it will only be ephemeral. It is because of “The Fall of Man” that sin is second nature for us, which in turn makes it facile to give into temptation. In other words, as the verbal expression goes “we were born in sin and live therein.” As a result, our temptations can either make us or break us....   [tags: spirit, hope, bible, god]
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