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What is the Gospel? - ... Just as we have been liberated by the Holy Spirit, so can we be guided by it. We have been given the Spirit to walk according to, rather than the flesh, as explained in scripture (Romans 8:12-14). As McGuiggan says, “the Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative in the believer”. Because Christ and the Spirit are interchangeable, those in Christ have his nature, wich has been imparted by the Spirit. Should we decide to live after the flesh, of which we have no obligation to follow (Romans 8:12), we have only death to look forward to....   [tags: The Bible, christianity, religious beliefs]
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Old Testament Exegetical Paper – Isaiah 62 - The prophet Isaiah lived in the Southern Kingdom of Judah in the 3rd century B.C. He had a reputation as an uncompromising prophet who did not soften his words of condemnation and urge to make changes (Stafford 616). The nation of Judah stood in a precarious position: the wickedness of the people, the civil war which divided the Israelites into two kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the neighboring countries which stood by, threatening war and the dilemma that faced the leaders about whether or not they should take on allies all indicated the downfall of the nation of Judah if the people did not heed his words and change their ways....   [tags: Bible Religion] 1685 words
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The Canon of Scripture - Most Christians do not think about the canon of scripture or know what it is or means in theology. Most take for granted the Bible they have and never question how it came into being. Today, we have 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament. There was a time, however, that we did not have a canon. Bruce defines canon as books of the Bible that were recognized to be considered scripture (p. 17). The importance of the canon and how it was developed was intriguing to professor and author F.F....   [tags: Bible, New Testament] 1185 words
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Christology in Modern Society - Christology: A Global Introduction Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is associate professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and holds a teaching post at the University of Helsinki and Iso Kirja College in Finland. He is the author of Christology: A Global introduction, Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical, and Global Perspectives (Back Cover). Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen presents the latest, comprehensive introduction to the various opinions about Christology from around the world....   [tags: Religious Studies, Kärkkäine, Bible] 1469 words
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Anthrapology: Marriage and Divorce - Two dear Christian friends, Tom and Jane, are facing a hard time in their marriage and want to consider "other options." However, before making a life-altering decision, they wanted to get the proper perspective on the issues involved and see what the Bible says. Knowing I study the Bible, they wanted to get my perspective on the matter. Understanding this can be a very volatile matter, I started by telling them that my own sin and selfishness make it almost impossible for me to live out the original ideal God has for marriage....   [tags: god, jesus, bible]
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The Kingdom of Heaven - Although the path to the Kingdom of Heaven is available to everyone, not all people will travel it because it is believed by some to be too difficult or people do not take the time to understand what it takes. The answer was spoken by Jesus Christ and it is written throughout the Bible, predominantly in the Synoptic Gospels. For those who choose to take the righteous path, there are many things that the individual needs to know and expect. It is the difficult path, full of troubles but, in the end, the reward is greater than anything....   [tags: jesus christ, god, bible]
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Children´s Discipline and Spanking - ... During this step, the parent will be able to find out if the child deliberately crossed the line or just made an honest mistake. Next, the parent needs the child to establish responsibility for their wrongdoing. This can be done by asking the child a simple question of “what did you do wrong?” If the child replies, “nothing” then the parent should continue to ask questions without solving the question for them. This allows the parent to remain calm, controlled, and not trying to punish. In result, the child is learning and owning up to the disobedience....   [tags: Bible, Love, Boundaries]
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The Unique relationship between God & Mankind in Genesis - The relationship between God and his creations humans can be said to be a very complex relationship. Genesis shows us many examples of God's interaction with humans and human's interaction with each other. From the creation of Adam and Eve and all the events that follow afterwards, I shall show what the relationship tells us about the nature of God and mankind. When you read chapter one of Genesis you have the feeling that God is perfect. God holds all power and control. God turns chaos into order....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1966 words
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Selecting a Disciple-Maker's Message - Introduction Message selection, for the disciple-maker, is an all-important endeavor. Effective disciple making does not just simply happen. Happenstance cannot be and should not be the modus operandi of one who desires to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People are fragile and the Gospel is powerful. God has entrusted his fragile people with a powerful Gospel message. As people who have been entrusted with such a powerful Gospel, we should do everything within our means to see that it is presented in a positive and successful manner....   [tags: christianity, disciple-maker, bible]
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Knowledge: Science vs Religion - There has already been some knowledge that people once believed in, but then someone discovered new information that contradicted the previous knowledge everyone thought was true. In this essay I will consider some knowledge issues considering the view of two different areas of knowledge, which I chose natural science and religion. The purpose of this essay is to distinguish between different accepted knowledge, and to investigate why some knowledge is discarded after finding something that contradicts the knowledge....   [tags: religion, christianity, the bible]
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Created in God's Image - In the beginning of the Bible in the Book of Genesis, it is revealed to use in 1:26-27 that God has created man in his image. The text verbatim states “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” From this distinct text we can clearly conclude that when ad created man and woman, they were destined to be in God’s image and carry his image throughout his creation. Today we can see that many of us do not live in God’s image due to society becoming more secularized as it progresses through the years, however as Christians we can verse this by living in God’s image in ou...   [tags: christianity, god, bible]
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Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14 - Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1745 words
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Biblical Meaning For The Word Samaritan - Religion 1. From the article and from your work in our class so far, what do you think makes this word important and what do you think it's basic meaning is. Based off the text and how I interpreted the word Samaritan, I thought that it was just talking about Jesus getting water from a woman that just happened to live in Samaria. I have no idea about what was the point other than her being kind to him. When I have been in church I was always told just that the basic "moral" of the story was be kind to your neighbors, and just by reading the book of John I decided there was no need to question it....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1403 words
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The Book of Genesis - When preparing to study the Bible, beginning in Genesis, it seems only fitting to begin at the beginning of the beginning. Yes, the book of Genesis contains profoundly more information than just the beginning. Genesis contains the beginning of many things. The world, the beginning of time, the beginning of man, the beginning of God and how He deals with His creation on a large scale and on significantly smaller scale. Genesis marks the beginning of redemption and salvation. From the first man to the first nation called by God, God is depicted as one who loves and protects those He calls His own....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1702 words
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Homosexuality and Christianity - The way people ultimately view homosexuality, whether in religion, politics or modern popular culture, is all determined by traditional or changing points of view. This essay will discuss mainly liberal and conservative Christian interpretations of the Bible, including many verses that may support or condemn homosexuality. It will also discuss the political views and laws against same-sex marriage and the social activism in the homosexual community. This is all about view points and it has many conflicting views and arguments....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Gay Rights] 1354 words
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Genesis: The Creation Week - GENESIS: the creation week Introduction • This presentation is about the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Its main purpose will be to educate you, the audience on hermeneutics, the literal and contextual interpretations of the creation story, as well as the history, author, date and importance of the book of Genesis. • Throughout history, people have asked the ultimate question 'Where did it all begin?' For the majority of fundamentalist Christians, the belief is that the beginning of all life itself came from the supreme power of the Almighty Lord God....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1415 words
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Be Quiet - Bible critics assert that the beloved apostle Paul was a male chauvinist. One might inquire, “How do they support such a claim?” Critics of the sacred writings often flee to 1st Corinthians 14:34-35 to buttress their accusations of apostolic misogyny citing Paul’s infamous command, “The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.” Let us employ some excellent, fundamental, Bible study techniques to determine the meaning of Paul’s words....   [tags: Bible Critics] 851 words
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The Book of Jonah - It is thought that Jonah, the fifth of the Minor Prophets, lived during the reign of Jeroboam II, when the kingdom was divided. (Lockyer, 198) Although the Book of Jonah is quite short, just two and one-half pages, it is not short on themes. Because there are so many themes it is hard to classify or to determine its primary message. (Anchor 936 and New Interpreter's 490) These themes range from running away, praying, second chances, anger, and God's compassion and mercy, to name a few. The following will provide a brief explanation of each theme, previously mention, as it relates to the Book of Jonah....   [tags: Religion Bible]
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Christians and Muslims - Why Don’t Christians Accept the Quran as a Revelation of God. Everything in the Quran that agrees with the Bible is accepted by Christians. However, Christians will not accept the Quran as a divine revelation if any part of the Quran contradicts either the Bible or the Quran itself. The Creation Story Christians believe that Heaven and Earth were created in six days. This is stated in the Bible and some verses of the Quran. But, the Quran in Sura 41:9-12 tells us that the earth was finished in six days, and the heavens took an additional two days to create....   [tags: Religion, The Quran, The Bible] 840 words
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Bible - Childcare Management Business people love to create new opportunities, ideas, and products to make a profit. When America’s businesses added women to their workforce and with the rise of single-parent households, the need for childcare arose, which is a wonderful business opportunity for those people who see the need for affordable quality childcare and are able to envision innovative ways to provide this service. The adequacy or lack of quality childcare affects society as well as the businesses employing those who use childcare services....   [tags: essays research papers] 1269 words
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Comparing Crime and Punishment and The Bible -   The use of doubles is prevalent in the writing of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He uses this device to force comparison and discernment between characters and modes of behavior. In Crime and Punishment, the character Svidrigaylov serves as a dark double to Raskolnikov. While both are tainted by the sin of their crimes, the latter finds redemption, while the former find only despair and suicide. This pair of criminals closely parallels another famous set of doubles: the apostles Peter and Judas. Although each member of these two pairs commits the same crime as his double, only one finds redemption....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Genetically Modified Foods and the Bible - Everyday science and new technology are digging their roots deeper into society. Biotechnology is expanding continuously with new fields of research. Genetic engineering has swallowed today’s world and many people don’t even realize it. Genetically modified foods are in our diets and on the shelves in the supermarket. We are being introduced to new types of food, ones that are more healthy and fresh than before. This modifying process is taking place in biotechnical laboratories all over the world, where scientists study which genes are strong and which ones are weak....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver - What Is The True Religion. The realities of Congo rescued her from the mental enslavement of her father, Nathan Price. Nathan, a Baptist evangelist journeyed with his four daughters and wife to the Belgian Congo with his mission to save the unenlightened souls of the Congolese people. His aim was to accomplish this through his strict biblical sanctions and his firm belief in his Christian faith. As a child who respects their parents' religion and belief, Leah was compassionate and genuine about her father's faith and his outlook on life....   [tags: American Literature] 848 words
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Book Of Romans in the Bible - For in it the righteousness of God is revealed though faith for faith, as it is written, The just shall live by faith (Romans, 1:17). The Apostle Paul wrote several letters, in the New Testament, to cities that he visited trying to help them grow and flourish. In this letter he doesn’t want to state what they have done wrong, instead he talks about the salvation that is offered through Christ. This letter is the most important of his writings. Most of the letters he wrote were to the churches that Paul established....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1361 words
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Divorce and Remarriage - Divorce and Remarriage For those who believe the Bible is the word of God, and live by the standard that God has made for man. It is easy to see that this country is far from living from the way God would have us.. There are many immoral acts being pushed on society and forcing people to accept them. Things like abortion, immodesty, and homosexuality.These things are being accepted by more and more people as time goes by. With horrible acts of murder and perversion as just listed above, divorce is one that needs to be listed among them....   [tags: God, Law of Moses, Bible] 1764 words
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The Old Testament - Abraham, Isaac Jacob and Joseph all had lives inspired by God and I love reading about bible stories about that. This lives of these 4 men lead to the Israelites coming into existence. This will show you the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph and of the Old Testament. The life of Abraham is amazing he had many careers he was a semi nomadic shepherd that God revealed himself to and made covenants of Abrahams offspring which would be the nation of Israel. Abraham believed in God’s covenant with him and that affected his life in a good way....   [tags: prophets, god, bible]
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John's Gospel: Nicodemus - John’s gospel can be seen, in many ways, as the ultimate evangelist text, with the intention as stated clearly by John, to make the reader believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of God, and that in believing in Him you may have life in his name. From John’s perspective there are many occasions where he creates a “narrative” which provides a teaching point to the reader and he portrays a fascinating theme of light versus dark. This is most apparent, more so than any other, in John’s “narrative” in the “story” of Nicodemus....   [tags: jesus christ, bible, god]
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Leadership Theories and the Bible - Theories of Leadership Leadership is the ability of a person to influence people toward the attainment of a particular goal. Leadership is a people activity, not like administrative paper shuffling or problem solving. It is a dynamic force and involves the use of power. Out of the forces of leadership come four powerful characteristics: supportive, directive, participative, and achievement-oriented leadership. Although these types of characteristics are not considered ingrained personality traits, they reflect types of behavior every leader is able to adopt depending on the situation....   [tags: Papers Leading ] 1091 words
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The Old Testament - Christian theologians have taken part in biblical scholarship for centuries on the qualities of the Old Testament that have changed western civilization forever. Walter Brueggemann is no exception to the enormous contributions theologians have made to these discussions in his respected work, The Prophetic Imagination. Here, Brueggemann proposes the social actions of the prophets Moses, Isaiah, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah as revolutionary insofar as each of their ministries provided a radical alternative for the social consciousness for the Hebrew people of their time given the context of their dominant social realities....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Christian Theologians] 891 words
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Homosexual and Religion - The essay by Peter J. Gomes, entitled �Homophobic. Read Your Bible,� can be analyzed in many ways. The essay discusses the issue of homosexuality as it relates to religion. The Baptist minister provides an unexpected approach to the subject. Mr. Gomes�s thesis statement in this essay is, �The army of the discontented, eager for clear villains and simple solutions and ready for a crusade in which political self-interest and social anxiety can be cloaked in morality, has found hatred of homosexuality to be the last respectable prejudice of the century� (�Homophobic� 414)....   [tags: Gays and the Bible]
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Bible - Why Thirst - Why Thirst John 4:13 states “Jesus answered, Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Why Thirst I grew up in a church congregation that taught of God’s vengeance and not of God’s love. I spent the majority of my pre-teen, teen and adult years in fear of God. In fear of what would happen when I sinned. And of course I did sin. Instead of asking God for forgiveness for what I deemed unforgivable sins, I figured in my own mind, that since I was going to Hell, I might as well continue to sin....   [tags: essays research papers] 2758 words
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In The Beginning - In The Beginning In reading the chapter entitled "In The Beginning" I discovered many interesting events that took place. I will attempt to explore the roles of the Genesis matriarchs which include Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. Also I will compare their stories with those of Lot's wife and daughters, Jacob's daughter Dinah, and Potiphar's wife. First, lets take a closer look at Sarah who is the wife of Abraham. Here we see a woman who is a devoted mate and concerned with fulfilling God's prophecies....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1047 words
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bible women - Rebekah The values in Genesis are disobeyed by yet another woman who does not conform to the female model of a fertile mother. While fertility is an overriding value in god’s human construct that women in Genesis threaten to undermine women also obstruct the “natural” course of history which god has set in motion as part of his ideal world. After god reconstructs the world through Noah and then Abraham, the divine element withdraws from the world slightly, and a natural historical course begins to play out through the momentum that god has initiated....   [tags: essays research papers] 574 words
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How Not To Write About The Value Of My Most Valued Purchase - “The value of my most valued purchase” The Compact Oxford English Dictionary denotes value as ‘the regard that something is held to deserve; importance or worth.’ Within this essay the term value will be discussed further in the terms of business and how it relates to my most valued purchase; The Bible. Hollbrook (1999) elaborates on value stating it is more than the worth of the object but includes the experiences of the purchaser such as ‘effect (pleasing versus displeasing)...opinion (pros versus cons).’ When purchasing the Bible there were several motivations in relation to value that I can now identify by looking at my choice objectively....   [tags: Religion Bible Value Informational] 1830 words
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Creationism - The Theory of Evolution is not Logical - Creationism - The Theory of Evolution is not Logical Genesis 1:1“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This quote, taken from the Hebrew Bible describes the belief that religious Jews and Christians follow. These two religions think that man, the earth, and the rest of the universe were originally created instead of the theory of evolution. This view on the origin of the earth is unique, because it was the first religion to practice monotheism (belief in one God), and that God alone created the universe....   [tags: Biblical Creationism Bible] 492 words
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Exegesis on Request of James and John in The Bible - Exegesis on the Request of James and John 10:35-45 The context call of Christian discipleship is from chapters 8:22 – 10:52 these chapters are devoted to informing us of the disciples following Jesus and includes to miracles. These miracles emphasize that the disciples at this stage have no real knowledge or belief of the mystery of the son of man or his destiny and theirs. This passage “the request of James and John” is placed after “a third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection”, and before “the healing of the blind Bartimaeus.” “A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection.” This is third passion prediction of Jesus addressing to his disciples about his fate and des...   [tags: essays research papers] 777 words
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A Comparison Between Matthew and Mark in the Bible - A Comparison between Matthew and Mark While both books of Mark and Matthew portray Peter as one of the most important followers of Jesus, Mark seems to emphasize Jesus' spiritual career unlike the broad, more in-depth pursuit of Jesus' life that Matthew embellishes on. As both Jesus' student and friend, Peter is the one disciple most commonly referred to in the stories. Yet the two passages seem to draw different pictures of Jesus' distinguished disciple. In Matthew, Peter seems to play a larger role in Jesus' teachings and seems more significant to Jesus throughout the book....   [tags: Religion Christianity Christian Disciples]
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Comparison Between Merchant of Venice and The Bible - SHYLOCK: What says that fool of Hagar's offspring, ha. The Biblical Story Genesis 16: 1-16 1 Now Sarai Abram�s wife bare him no children, and she had a maid an Egyptian, Hagar by name. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from child bearing. I pray thee go in unto my maid: it may be that I shall receive a child by her. And Abram obeyed the voice of Sarai. 3 Then Sarai Abram�s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram for his wife....   [tags: William Shakespeare Religion Christian]
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Science and Religion: A Christian's Response to Biology - Science and Religion: A Christian's Response to Biology Introduction In the beginning, God created...the earth and the heavens, or an evolving mass of matter, later to become the heavens and the earth. The conflict between science and religion is a hot topic in many intellectual circles today. One of the more controversial topics is creation versus evolution. How did the world get to where it is right now. How was creation initiated. Is there a Creator or was life created spontaneously. These are some of the questions that boggle minds and set people searching for answers....   [tags: Bible Religion Essays]
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Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark - Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark Many of the same ancient stories can be found in different cultures. Each story differs in a small way, but the general idea remains synonymous. One story that is paralleled in several cultures is the legend of a great flood. The epic of Gilgamesh resembles the Bible’s story of Noah’s Ark, but specific details differ in several aspects.      The story of Gilgamesh originates from twelve fire-hardened, mud tablets, written in cuneiform, in the Mesopotamian culture from around 2500 B.C.E....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible]
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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection Contradicts Religious Beliefs - Darwin’s theories and beliefs of his time caused a huge uproar among masses of people who knew of them. Even his scientist colleagues did not like the way some of his theories contradict beliefs in the Bible. One of the major theories that started it all was that of Natural Selection. According to Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection man lives in a struggle to survive. There are many outside factors that affect the whole process, for instance the climate. In the selection process, Darwin says that man acts on instinct in order to protect himself and the surrounding nature....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Charles Darwin]
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Exegesis Of Revelation 17 One Through 18 A Whore Of Babylon - And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "come, I'll show you the judgment of the great war who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth of committed fornication, and with the wind of who's fornication the inhabitants of the earth have become drunk." Said he carried me away in the spirit into a wilderness, and I saw woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and 10 horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and portals, holding her hand a golden cup of abominations in the securities of her fornication; and on her for head was written in eight, a myster...   [tags: Bible Religion Religious] 1621 words
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Today’s New International Version Biblical Translation - Today’s New International Version Biblical Translation The purpose of this paper is to provide a little background and history into the biblical translation known as “Today’s New International Version”. There are many issues brought forth by several organizations in regards to the translation in comparison to more favorable translations like the King James Version and the New International Version. Included in this paper will be a brief history of the translation, discussion of the issues that are causing controversy, and a few personal reflections on the matter....   [tags: Bible Translation Versions] 854 words
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Approaches To Interpreting The Book Of Revelation - Approaches to Interpreting the book of Revelation The book of Revelation is often very hard to understand because of its "visions and elaborate symbolism" (Mounce, 1992, p. 39). Because of the many visions and symbols that come from the book of Revelation there are several different approaches to interpreting it including the idealist view, the preterist view, the historicist view, and the futurist view. This paper will discuss the four main approaches to interpreting the book of Revelation and the approach that is most consistent with my personal beliefs of the book of Revelation....   [tags: Religion Religious Bible] 1893 words
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An Interpretive Analysis Of Philippians 3:11 - An Interpretive Analysis Philippians 1:3-11 1. Structural Analysis Keeping with the basic structure form used by multiple times by Paul in his day, immediately after opening the letter (Giving his name and in this instance also Timothy's, naming to whom the epistle was written for, a general greeting and thanksgiving)Paul gives a prayer for these believers while foreshadowing the themes that will be used later on in the epistle. Key Center: "I thank my God every time I think of you…" (3) Paragraph Points Paragraph 1: "I thank my God…I pray with joy" Paragraph 2: Being confident Paragraph 3: Since I have you in my heart Paragraph 4: This is my prayer 2. Topical...   [tags: Bible Religion Christian] 1872 words
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The Old Testament's Book of Job - The Old Testament's Book of Job is a highly controversial part of the Biblical text. The book of Job is part of the collection of Wisdom Literature, along with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Like the other Wisdom books Job is primarily composed of poetry. The Book of Job is not simply a story, but a fable, rich with meaning and lessons to be learned. Job attempts to rationalize human suffering and the ways of the Lord. The actual Book in the Bible is for its purpose in teaching us that we must endure what troubles we are given, because it is the will of God....   [tags: Bible Testament Job Religion] 1682 words
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Arguments for and Against Abortion - Arguments for and Against Abortion An abortion is also known as a termination, meaning to terminate, to stop. An abortion is when you stop a pregnancy, by removing the foetus from the womb. Many people frown upon abortions, as they see them as the killing of a life. Other people believe that it is a ‘potential’ life, and that a foetus is not considered to be a child. Some people feel that in a situation where the prospective parents are told their unborn child may be disabled, an abortion is acceptable....   [tags: Christian Bible Religious View] 2031 words
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Religious Freedom - This statement is the foundational tenet for the evangelical and fundamentalist Christian dogma that purports a literal understanding of the Bible to be the unquestionable and undeniable truth. Creationism, a proposed alternative to evolutionary theory, requires a Christian dogma that holds the literal understanding of the Bible to be the sole source of truth. As an alternative to the natural explanation of the origins of life that science and evolutionary theory provides, creationism ministers a supernatural explanation as provided in the biblical Genesis....   [tags: Philosophy, Creationism, Bible] 2070 words
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Proof of the Biblical Flood - "All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened . . . And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; . . . and the ark went upon the face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). The flood was a catastrophic event that changed the earth in traumatic ways, but many people deny that this event ever took place. The main documentation of this occurrence is found in the Bible, but since many people refuse to believe that it is a valid source of history and has no weight in science, it cannot be used to say whether or not the earth was ever completely submerged in water....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 2692 words
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Genesis, the Education of Abraham - Disillusioned Latin students, who cringe at the thought of repeatedly scribbling their grammar, are often told by their teachers, "Per repitio nos studiare," which translates to "through repetition we learn." Though this may seem hard to believe as their hands begin to cramp, it bears a certain amount of truth. As my grandfather once told me, "Experience is often the best teacher." Truly gaining an understanding of something often comes from repeated involvement. Repetition is also the concept that the Hebrew Creator-God uses throughout the story of Genesis to educate Abram about God's purpose and His nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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I Have Come to Fulfill - I Have Come to Fulfill The New Testament is often perceived as contradictory to the message that serves as the basis of the Old Testament. The conflict between Jewish officials and Jesus Christ in many of the gospels extricates the perception that the New Testament does not necessarily fall in line with the Old Testament. Jesus asks that we “not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5.17). While the teachings of Jesus Christ conflict with certain habituated beliefs of Jewish officials, his basic ideas are the logical evolution and fulfillment of the law of the Old Testament....   [tags: Religion Christianity Bible Essays]
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The End of the World - About the end of the end of the world, well I can say…plenty. This final event has been troubling mankind for years, when is it going to happen. We’ve been asking ourselves this one question for centuries. Nobody will ever really know the answer until the inevitable finally happens. Many people have their own theories and beliefs on when they think it’s going to end. But in my opinion, the only one that knows the answer to this age-old question is the Creator, our heavenly father…God. Shortly before Jesus’ death, while he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, four of his disciples came to ask him for a “sign” to the end....   [tags: scriptures from the Bible] 850 words
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God's Word - Satan’s accusatory conclusion in Genesis 3:4 has been levied countless times by the serpent of old and his minions, and is feasibly the most common belief about God’s word; especially these days. Satan’s indictment of God was a subtle, clever and ingenious two-prong attack; God’s word isn’t accurate, but not all of God’s word is inaccurate. It’s a popular indictment, because it gives God credit for some accuracy while denying the inerrancy of God’s word at the same time. It’s a clandestine way of having your cake and eating it at the same time....   [tags: Religion, The Bible, Satan] 854 words
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Epistemological Development - Everything in education is impacted by the perspective of a biblical worldview because educating a child is teaching them to know and find truth. According to Knight, “Much truth exists outside of the Bible, but no truth exists outside the metaphysical framework of the Bible.” (2006, p. 226). The concepts of the Bible are used to give a unifying foundation for all subjects taught. The Bible also becomes the integration point. All content knowledge is contextually interpreted with the Bible because God is the source of all truth and the one who unifies all truth in Himself....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Truth] 1358 words
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Ben Sira - WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA How does the author of the book justify the goodness of God in the face of the evil present in the world. ANSWER: Ben-Sira’s theology, though not systematic, offers a coherent presentation of the sets of belief necessary in understanding and living the Jewish faith (The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 940). In this regard, one important question that has been addressed by the author is the presence of God vis-à-vis the presence of evil in the world. In addressing the question the author has laid down his Doctrine of God and from there explain how evil is present and persist in the face of the goodness of God....   [tags: Bible, Attributes Ascribed to God] 1028 words
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Protestant Reformation - The Protestant Reformation during the sixteenth century established a schism between Christian beliefs that lead to the emergence of divergent interpretations of the Bible. Through this transformation the Papacy was prosecuted for its unrelenting and restricted renditions of the gospel that was seen to oppress the populace and corrupt the true meaning of God’s Word. Though there were individuals such as Desiderius Erasmus who greatly criticized the Catholic Church yet remained loyal there were others who broke away entirely....   [tags: Bible, Notable Figures, Practices]
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Jewish Culture - In many ancient cultures, numbers hold a special significance in the realm of literature. Instead of simply denoting quantity, numbers communicate messages that go beyond the surface content. The Jewish culture was no exception to this rule. In the Hebrew Bible, several numbers reoccur so many times that it is undeniable that the numbers lack some kind of cultural or theological significance. One such number is the number seven, which occurs nearly 400 times in the Hebrew Bible. Most of the uses are significant (e.g....   [tags: religion, hebrew, bible]
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The Life of Moses - The Bible is a compilation of historical occurrences that have been documented to confirm all of God's miraculous works. God has performed many miracles in the Bible. They were not only performed that his people may believe, but they were performed for the well being of his people and as a means of his people's redemption. In the Bible, God also appointed many people to deliver his message and to do his works. The people whom God had chosen were not always the people man had said was fit to do his work....   [tags: Bible Religion God]
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Prosperity Gospel - In today’s society, Christianity is plagued with many disagreements about how to deal with current issues in society. These problems arise from the fact that Christians have the same fundamental beliefs, but they often disagree on the details. This is the reason why there is a panoply of denominations in the Christian faith. The way that many of the factions in Christianity interpret the word of God can be categorized into different styles of gospel, such as evangelicalism and fundamentalism. One such category that is beginning to gain popularity in today’s society, often taught in megachurches, is Prosperity Gospel....   [tags: Christianity, Gospel, Bible]
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The Myth of Exodus - The Myth of Exodus There are many themes running through the Old Testament myth of Exodus – slavery, rescue and redemption, guidance, commandments on how to live, the creation of a nation, and God’s power over other gods. In this paper I will explore what appears to be the chief reasoning behind the creation of the Exodus myth – the explanation of the creation of a monotheistic religion and the similarities of the Exodus myth to the ancient myths, as well as how one should approach the reading of the myth....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
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The Science of Religion - The Science of Religion The cover of the latest Newsweek caught my eye as I was running out the door to class: a vaguely futuristic, androgynous ascetic was basking in the glow of an ethereal ray of light, face calm, hands uplifted to receive inspiration. In the center of this enlightening beam, the title professed, "God and the Brain: How We're Wired for Spirituality." Who could resist such an evocative article. I flipped through it - it started with some stuff about how to achieve a spiritual state (by turning off environmental fear and orientation sensors in the brain), proudly confirmed that scientists can now track brain activity of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Catholic prayers?I...   [tags: Spiritual History Bible Papers]
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Paul's Ministry to Thessalonica - The Apostle Paul was a traveling man. One must simply look at the various places where he preached and established churches to confirm this fact. The letters of Paul found in the canonical Bible establish connections with Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, and Thessalonica. Paul was heavily involved with the formation of the church in the final location, a city now known as Thessalonki, and continued to support it through his letters. The church in Thessalonica dealt with much oppression and persecution during its formative years....   [tags: Bible Christianity Religion Papers]
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Noah and the Ark - Noah and the Ark The story of Noah and the ark is probably one of the most read stories of the bible. Perhaps it is because of the great tragedy it portrays, or because it is a story of salvation. Noah and his family along with the animals were saved from the flood, while the other people and animals perished as a result of it. Growing up the story of Noah and the ark was one of my favorites; Quite simply because of the drawings depicting the story. They appeared so beautiful, when after many years I'm realizing the whole of the story....   [tags: Bible Stories Religion Essays] 1829 words
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1 Corinthians - 1 Corinthians 5 - A "brother" (v. 11) in the church at Corinth was having sexual relations with his father's wife. Paul described the unusual nature of this sin when he said that it was "not so much as named among the gentiles, that one should have his father's wife" (v. 1). This man's behavior was wrong, but also wrong was the tolerance of his behavior by the Corinthian church. Paul condemned these sins, and the necessary corrections were subsequently made (2 Cor. 2:6; 7:11). But what was the spiritual condition of the fornicator before his repentance....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bible, Sin] 1229 words
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Samuel 24 - Passage Analysis Essay: David takes a Census Historical/Cultural The Biblical passage found in 2 Samuel 24 tells the story of king David taking a census of Israel and Judah and in result of this, receiving punishment from God.The two books of Samuel were previously one book but were divided in the Hebrew Bible in the fifteenth century. The two books, along with I and II Kings make up a four part history of the kings of Israel. Seeing as the books of I and II Samuel cover a large span of time in Israel's history, no one man could have lived through the entire history and written the books by himself....   [tags: Bible, Census, David] 1941 words
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Healing Miracles - Healing Miracles I think that the statement "healing miracles do not happen today" is wrong, I believe that healing miracles do happen today. I think this as I see and hear about healing miracles happening daily, we see healing miracles reported in our newspapers, magazines and on television. Christians believe that healing miracles do happen today as Christians have faith in Jesus. When Christians become ill or have a disease they and their families pray to the lord for help that they will be healed and watched over, because they have great faith in believing that God will listen to them and bless them....   [tags: Bible Study] 288 words
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Isaiah 40:1-2 - Isaiah 40:1-2 Table of Contents A. Introduction B. Critical Issues to the Book Of Isaiah a. Deutero Isaiah Vs United Isaiah b. History Vs. Prophecy C. Introduction to the Text a. Literary Context b. Prophetic Genre D. Exegetical Analysis a. Words of Interest b. Aspect of Interest c. Theological Significance E. Conclusion A. Introduction " Isaiah was the greatest of the Hebrew prophets. His general prophecies are without equal as far as beauty of style, versatility of treatment, brilliance of imagery, and splendor of diction are concerned." A sample of the truth of this statement can be found in the passage Isaiah 40:1-2....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1255 words
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Gospel of Matthew - The Teachings of Matthew The Gospel according to Matthew is the first book in the New Testament, and also serves as a bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The gospel tells us of Jesus and his teachings. It is believed that the Gospel originated with Matthew, one of Jesus' disciples, and it circulated anonymously (Harris 149). The message in this gospel was compiled to minister to a Jewish and Jewish-Christian community when tensions between early Christians and postwar Jewish leaders aggravated bitter controversy....   [tags: Religion Christian Bible] 1382 words
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Exegesis Of Matthew - HOW ACCURATELY DID MATTHEW USE THE OLD TESTAMENT. Introduction The Bible contains two parts, which are the Old Testament, the so-called the Jewish Bible, and the New Testament. Though many different writers involved in writing the Bible, the two Testaments are not independent; they are cross-referenced to each other. Christians often treat the Old Testament not only as the historical documents or literatures of the Israelites, but also as an important element of the foundation of the New Testament, because the writers of the New Testament lay strong emphasis on the relationship of Jesus with the prophecies of the Old Testament, which includes "the birth of Jesus, the place of His birth, t...   [tags: Religion Bible Christian] 2222 words
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Faith And Repentance - FULFILLMENT AND TYPOLOGY Prophecy is a declaration of something to come, a prediction forth telling by God to man. When God speak He set in motion spiritual activities and the destiny of all things. Many of things which God in the past prophesied have already come to pass with perfect accuracy, other things spoken forth by God are yet to be fulfilled in the course of God's timing. Old Testament prophecy contains exciting expectancy of the coming Christ, the Anointed One while the New Testament contains the manifestation of him....   [tags: Religion Bible Christian] 1802 words
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Prophecy and Fulfillment - Prophecy and Fulfillment The archetype, prophecy and fulfillment, is demonstrated in Jean Stafford's "The Liberation" and in the life of Moses, as recorded in the Bible. This archetype involves the prediction of an occurrence, and then it occurring. Polly, of "The Liberation", and Moses have many similar experiences when they must confront their family and deliver important news. Polly had the unfortunate task of telling her elderly aunt and uncle that she was getting married to a man in Boston....   [tags: Bible, Informative, Social Issues] 327 words
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I Corinthians 15:12-14 - I Corinthians 15:12-14 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith (NIV). The resurrection of the dead is a mysterious concept that even some Christians have a hard time believing. Paul makes a strong statement regarding the importance of the resurrection and how it is tied to the faith of Christian believers....   [tags: Religion Christianity Bible Essays] 604 words
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Forgiveness and Sin - Forgiveness and Sin The overall theme of the Bible is simple to find, as it is on nearly every single page of it. It is that of man's sin and God's attempt to forgive him of that sin while still being absolutely holy and absolutely just. First, God gives man His Law. These are the same rules and regulations that many Jewish Orthodox follow to this very day. Next, in the supreme act of love, God sends His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for man's sins in a final act of forgiveness. Both of these acts are seen through the life of a single person, the essential founder of the Protestant faith and one of the primary founders of Christianity through the ages - the Apostle Paul....   [tags: Christianity Bible Religion Essays] 1102 words
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Promises To Keep - Promises To Keep The covenant has been a major theme in the books of Genesis and Exodus. A covenant is an agreement between two parties, which is not intended to be broken. On several occasions, God has established a covenant with certain people in order to bless them. In return, they would love, serve, and obey Him as their one true God. The first major covenant God made was with Noah. During Noah’s time, the world became a haven of wickedness in a multitude of ways. God’s heart was grieved from the world’s iniquities and decided to wipe mankind from the face of the earth....   [tags: Bible Religion Christianity Essays]
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2 Samuel 11-13 - The book of 2 Samuel tells the story of King David and his rise to power, as well as reign- the good and the bad. The focus here will be on 2 Samuel, chapters eleven through thirteen, which depict some of the darker times in David’s rule. The theme of these three chapters is God’s modeling of King David. This theme develops throughout the three chapters with the disobedience and punishment of David. God creates laws for His children not because he wants to restrict us, but because he desires a relationship with us so that we may be able to draw nearer to Him....   [tags: Christianity Bible Religion] 794 words
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Psalm - Today’s culture is one where people like to do as little work as possible. Even when it comes to reading our own scripture, The Holy Words of God, a lot of people like to look up one verse and reference it to something without knowing what the rest of the passage says. Psalms 109 is no exception, it is one the more widely misused passages as of late. A popular verse from Psalms 109 is verse 8 which reads “Let his days be few; and let another take his office”, this is seen in reference to our current president, but what people fail to realize is what else David is actually praying....   [tags: Bible, God] 2426 words
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1 Kings - 1 Kings Introduction In 1 Kings 18-19 we are introduced to one of the most magical men in the Bible, and to one of the greatest miracles. Along with Moses and Jesus, Elijah is among the great miracle workers of the world. Elijah used miracles to bring Israel up out of shambles, if just for a moment. He also showed extreme faith and perseverance in the face of great odds. But the true character of Elijah lies in his name, which literally means, “Yahweh is my God (Anderson 246).” Prelude to The Contest In order to understand chapters 18 and 19 of 1 Kings, one must get some background on its main character....   [tags: Holy Bible Old Testament]
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Jehovah's-Witness - My cell phone and my doorbell rang simultaneously; seeing my neighbor’s number displayed, I assumed it was she at my door. Not the case at all. She was calling to tell me that there were some JWs on the way to my door. Since I’d already opened the door and was standing face to face with them, all I could do was tell her “Thanks, I appreciate your concern.” and hang up. “Hi. I’m Mary and this is Joe. We are from Kingdom Hall, and we’d like to have a brief study and prayer with you if you have time.” I began to explain that I was a Christian and not interested; then, I remembered that I needed just such an encounter for my final Apologetics assignment....   [tags: christianity, bible, confession]
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Canon - Can we rest assured that the writings of the New Testament are accurate, and do we know for certain that the canon of the New Testament is complete. The question is profoundly significant, and it bears eternal consequences, because in order to trust and obey God, it’s imperative that we are one-hundred percent certain that we have God’s words. The Biblical canon can be defined as follows: “The canon is the list of all the books that belong in the Bible” (Grudem, 54). Moreover, the New Testament canon begins with the apostolic writings, because the apostles were given special help by the Holy Spirit to recall and interpret the sayings and teachings of Jesus (John 14:26; 16:13-14)....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, God, The Bible] 912 words
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Bibliology - Bibliology The doctrine of the bible, the teaching of the called out ones regarding the writings, the scriptures, the canon. Events – Revelation – Inspiration – Inscripturation – Illumination Events of Revelation 1. Historical/Act: call of Abraham, Isaac's birth, Joseph to Egypt, the Exodus (Passover) 2. Speech/Word: "The word of the LORD came to me, saying" Jer 18.1; Joel 1.1, Hosea 1.1; "My beloved son, in whom I am well pleased" Always comes in human language, no "God language" 3. Incarnation: Hebrews 1.1-2; a. revelation as event most fully occurs....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1996 words
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