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Jesus in Fascinating Bible Facts by David M. Howard and Gary M. Burge - Jesus in Fascinating Bible Facts by David M. Howard and Gary M. Burge In the book Fascinating Bible Facts by David M. Howard Jr., Ph.D. and Gary M. Burge, Ph.D. Jesus is described and seen by the authors in many ways. However I find the most prominent to be Jesus as a Human or a Brother. The authors attempt to show Jesus as a Human or a Brother for many reasons. The first is that they are targeting a specific audience, the young people. Most young people want to think of Jesus as a Human or a Brother because for them it makes it easier to believe and feel what he went through....   [tags: Papers] 341 words
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Flood Stories in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible - Comparison of the Flood Stories in Gilgamesh and the Bible    The two stories closely parallel each other, though Gilgamesh was written down before 2000 BCE and the version in Genesis was compiled ca. 400 BCE. Biblical writers probably knew of the much older myth but revised it so that it fit with their own history and worldview. They intended it to fit with their own mythology. Despite the many similarities between the two stories, this difference in intention is revealed in a number of motifs that distinguish the biblical story from the ancient myth:  Gilgamesh  Genesis  1....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 826 words
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Flood Myth of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Comparison of the Flood of Gilgamesh and the Bible People grow up listening to the story of Noah and the flood. They remember the length of the flood, the dove, and the rainbow very vividly. However, most people do not realize that the story is told throughout many different cultures and with accounts older than Genesis¹s version in the Bible. Although each of the accounts tells of the flood, there are many variations to the story. One such story can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although the Epic of Gilgamesh is similar to the Genesis version, there are some differences in the days leading to, during, and after the flood....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays] 805 words
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Religious Musings on The Turner Diaries: Reading the Bible of the Racist Right - Religious Musings on The Turner Diaries: Reading the Bible of the Racist Right Domestic religious terrorism doesn't figure very strongly in the modern American consciousness. However, this may be more of an embarrassing oversight than an encouraging reflection of reality. Juergensmeyer did me quite a service by starting out his forceful documentation and analysis by looking at the actions of the American religious right. Though he focused on those responsible for the attacks against abortion clinics, he also brought up the Christian Identity movement, the group connected with Timothy McVeigh of Oklahoma City bombing fame....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 1178 words
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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker - The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Obedience and Arrogance in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Obedience and Arrogance in Gilgamesh and Genesis The issue of obedience figures prominently in both "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the book of Genesis in the Bible. These works were produced by very different cultures and traditions (Middle Eastern and Hebraic, respectively) and the characters in each react to authority or advice with very different levels of obedience. Noah is found to be righteous by God and is rewarded with a means to escape the devastation of the flood. Gilgamesh, in his arrogance, thinks himself to be above the mortal concept of death....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1239 words
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Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal Referenc - Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal References Often times great novels and plays allude to religion, to mythology, or to other literary works for dramatic purposes. Shakespearean plays are perfect examples. Allusions help the reader or spectator better understand, through visualization, a character or an event in a novel. In some cases, the characters, the events, or a series of events are structured according to the people and the action in other stories, whether the stories be religious, mythological, classical, or historical....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Free Affirmative Action Essays - Affirmative Action is Against the Bible - Affirmative Action is Against the Bible America was known as the Land of Opportunity. Then it became evident that "opportunity" was only available to white men. Later, laws were passed to ensure equal opportunity regardless of race, sex, or religion. These Affirmative Action laws were set in place by our government with the intent of correcting the social evil know as prejudice; but in doing so, they created a monster. Affirmative action has become an ineffective, outdated, and socially harmful policy that is weakening our great nation....   [tags: affirmative action argumentative persuasive] 1130 words
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Prophets from the Bible - ... Jeremiah’s greatest message was he believed there would be a time when the old covenant that Yahweh made through Moses would be replaced by a new and better covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33) Ezekiel was a Zadokite priest and prophet from Jerusalem during the exilic period. Ezekiel was a prophet in Babylon from about 593 BC to 571 BC. Much of Ezekiel’s message was to encourage the Jewish people in exile that they would be returned to their land however not necessarily soon. The book of Ezekiel is a collection of signs, visions, dramatic acts and oracles....   [tags: religion, priests, Yahweh] 1020 words
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Introduction to Philippians - Introduction to Philippians With possibly fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament, and no less than seven attributed to him, the Apostle Paul of Tarsus undoubtedly altered and continues to alter the course of Christianity. Through his extensive mission work, preaching, and letter writing, Paul has left behind an immense legacy that few people in history can compare to. To this day, some two thousand years later, Paul and his writings are extensively researched, discussed, and debated across all of Christianity and much of the non-Christian world....   [tags: Bible, Apostle]
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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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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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A New Way to Read and Study the Bible in Michael Joseph Brown's They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies - ... In addition to the “foundation of modern biblical Scholarship”, the historical-critical method, readers will discover several other methods. Readers will get the opportunity to read up on the process of each method and compare both the advantages and disadvantages. Brown then, strategically, works into a sub-chapter titled “A Primer on Biblical basics” which includes topics such as the creation of the Bible itself, the languages of the Bible and chapter and verse divisions. Brown even includes the significance of the use of italics....   [tags: scholar, guide, faith]
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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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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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Bible: The Beatitudes in Jesus Sermon on a Mount - ... “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” To be meek is to be quiet, gentle and kind, the meek have a strong sense of self control and display a docility of spirit even in tough situations. They are those who are willing to be the bigger person in a situation and walk away from conflicts or those who are willing to do the jobs that no one else will. They are the people who do not value materialism and are able to see the bigger problems in life. They do no resent those who are less unfortunate but instead strive to help them and mend the problems that face the world....   [tags: poor, mourn, meek, heaven] 1207 words
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Analysis of Psalm 2 in the Holy Bible - CONTENT A DESCRIPTION OF THE HATRED OF HUMAN NATURE AGAINST THE CHRIST OF GOD. (PSALM 1:1-3) The Nations Rage (Psalm 2:1) In the beginning of the Psalm, David starts with an angry interrogation against the humans for God1. David is perplexed about why the people are even raging against God, he knows the have no reason to and they don't have a benefit too anyway. They're rebellion is motivated by vain2. With vain, especially against God, comes boundless foolishness in this Psalm3. The disturbance was not only created by the people but also their leaders who fostered the rebellion4....   [tags: David, Deity, Opposition]
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Analysis and Reflection of Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists - Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists, a book edited by Al Truesdale and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, examines two significantly different ways of understanding the nature and role of the Bible that mark different parts of Christ’s church. The first is represented by fundamentalism; the second by Wesleyan theology. The goal of the book is to help persons in Wesleyan denominations clearly understand the differences between Wesleyan theology and fundamentalist theology, and that even though both are of the Christian faith, how the theology between the two are incompatible with one another....   [tags: bible, creationist, science] 1063 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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The Study of William Tyndale’s Life - The study of William Tyndale’s life is an interesting one; he translated the Bible into multiple languages, ultimately started the reformation of the Catholic Church, and found a use for the printing press. It is hard for one to decide if what he did is ethical (there seems to be a lot of gray space). Nonetheless, he did however have a substantial impact on the social, religious, and in some areas political lives of people continuing until the present day. He also changed how the Church would forever go about its religious business, and he also helped to print the very first book ever printed rather than written: the Bible....   [tags: bible, william tyndale, church]
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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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Religion Versus Science in The Scopes Trial - ... “Evolution disputes the Bible record of man’s creation, and the logic of the evolution eliminates as false the miracles of the Bible, including the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Christ” ( Moran 191 ). This made obvious that the people of Dayton were ready to stand by their long held religious beliefs. In rural towns, especially in the South and Midwest, Americans turned to their faith Efe 2 for stability and to comfort themselves....   [tags: teacher, evolution, bible]
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Bible Study on Romans 1:1-7 - ... I can apply this passage to my life by accepting the concept that only God is perfect and no matter how hard I try I will always fail and fall short of God’s glory. Romans 2:1-11 – God’s Righteous Judgment God will judge everyone and those who practice evil will pay. However we think we can judge others for practicing evil when in God’s eyes judging others is considered evil. On judgment day, those who truly love him will be granted eternal life and those who don’t will receive God’s wrath....   [tags: paul, christ jesus, old testament] 1299 words
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The Three Paradigms of Biblical Studies - ... Specifically, archeologists conduct excavations in order to uncover records from Israel so that the data may be studied by historians, while other archeologists incorporate literary records with the archaeological data to reconstruct the period in which the biblical narratives took place. This process is long and tedious as most data may be difficult to relate to literary materials. Also due to the religious nature of the Biblical narrative, studying supernatural events may prove to be ineffective using traditional methods....   [tags: the Hebrew Bible, text analysis] 853 words
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The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs - ... For instance, Eve and the Apple of Eden who is known for eating the forbidden fruit, the Malinche as she is seen as a traitor in Mexico’s history, Marie Charlotte of Belgium who is seen as guilty for the fall of the Austrian Empire in Mexico, the fall of the French Monarchy due to Marie Antoinette’s "obsession with spending”, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz seen as “rebellious” for confronting and standing up against men, and Leonora Carrington for breaking free from gender roles imposed in british royalty culture, among many others....   [tags: bible teachings, gender inequality] 825 words
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The Book of Hebrews - The Book of Hebrews ​​The book of Hebrews is a unique portion of the Bible because it is written as though it were a letter, directed at people the writer may have known. However, the book targets a seemingly broad audience of those without faith and also those that could be described as believers that have experienced persecution. A salient message within Hebrews is that people must persevere when they feel persecuted because Jesus Christ is their salvation, regardless of anything else that is happening in the people’s lives....   [tags: Bible, Bible Story, Religion, God, Christians]
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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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The Importance of Literature for Christians - Literature plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of life. The importance of literature to the Christian worldview is immeasurable. Commonly defined as written works that have superior or artistic merit, literature has been a part of our world since creation. In the first book of the Bible we are introduced to the story of Creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. The Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters....   [tags: bible, internet, reading] 2046 words
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Kay Arthur: Co-Founder of Precept Ministries International - My topic for this semester was Kay Arthur. Kay is the co-founder of Precept Ministries International, an inspiring speaker, and has written over a hundred books and Bible studies. At the age of 80, Kay is still teaching and speaking at women’s conferences across the world. As I read Augustine’s “On Christian Doctrine”, I was reminded of a similar book written by Kay Arthur titled “Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days”. I feel Kay Arthur does an exceptional job of coaching through an inductive study of Scripture....   [tags: Bible studies, religious views]
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The Human Tendency Towards War Exemplified in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies - ... Furthermore, knowledge symbolizes the fruit of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, which corrupts people. Jack’s mind is full of the fruit of knowledge, which defiles his mind and turns him into a savage. When naval officers finally rescues the boys, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence” (Golding 202). In the Bible, God decides to rain for forty days because he wants to wash away evilness within humans. After learning about it, Noah builds an ark and saves people to help them reborn into civilization....   [tags: civilization, corrupted, bible]
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Women and The Church: The Madonna/Whore Complex - Since the beginning of recorded history, our world has put certain expectations and rules on female and males alike. Whether it be in the workplace, at home, or in society. There is a list of unwritten rules that every person should abide by if they want to fit in to their culture. For women in America, filling this quota is a lot harder than it seems. The Western woman is under the influence of unrealistic expectations regarding the media, this is true, but it is more complicated than that. Scholars have noticed a trend in the guidelines for women, from the stories in the bible to today’s modern media....   [tags: bible, female nudes, society]
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Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament - ... Jesus continued on his journey through the land and began to ask what would eventually be the twelve disciples to join him as his students to learn the word of God so that they too would go out into the world to spread his word. The twelve Apostles included Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 10:2-4). In almost every way these men were different from each other and not what the Pharisees believed that a Son of God would have surrounded himself with to which Jesus only replied with “It is the sick people who need a doctor, not those who are healthy…” (Matthew 9:12)....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, baptism]
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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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Preaching and the Imagination: Thesis Research - ... But without the use of sanctified imagination, the sermon cannot with the greatest effectiveness. Christianity in Korea has only 100 years of history. Yet, it has made a remarkable growth so that the churches and Christianity are increasing explosively. Recent research shows that 22.8% of the population of South Korea are Christians. It is a miracle wrought by God’s grace, for the numbers of Christians surpass those of the believers in Buddhism which had been the most popular religion in Korean history....   [tags: Bible, Influence, Speaking] 772 words
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Author Bart D. Ehrman on Scriptures - ... Ehram has written the book in a plain language for an audience with no prior knowledge of the history of the Bible making it clear that book is intended “for people who know nothing about textual criticism but who might like to learn something about how scribes were changing scripture and about how we can recognize where they did so” . In supporting his thesis Ehram present a couple of conspicuous arguments. Ehrman starts off his critical analysis of the New Testament by arguing that the scribes of early Christianity were not in a position to make reliable copies, since they were not professional copyists but simply illiterate believers....   [tags: Christianity, Scribes, Bible] 1181 words
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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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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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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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Who Are Angels and Demons? - ... In the Bible, they are mentioned mainly when God wants messages delivered to people. Now in the Bible, it does tell how not all angels were trustworthy and they did not always listen and obey God. “By nature they were spiritual entities, and thus not subject to the limitations of human flesh. Although holy, angels could sometimes behave foolishly ( Job 4:18 ), and even prove to be untrustworthy ( Job 15:15 ). Probably these qualities led to the "fall" of some angels, including Satan, but the Bible contains no description of that event” (Wilson)....   [tags: theology, God, bible]
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Johann Gutenberg Made Books Possible - “Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men. Through it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men.” In this day with the technologies of eReaders and mobile everything, it is hard to imagine a world without books, or words in written form....   [tags: press, bible, ink] 610 words
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Creative Writing: The Truth - ... There were no men there to fill in the gaps. Eric was doing fine since his father’s passing, but there was a part of his childhood that was taken away from him. I had finally seen that spark of happiness in his eyes again. Eric had become introverted. He threw himself into practicing karate as a way to deal with the pain of losing his father. These brothers had come into his life. They stepped in and they were filling the role that was left empty by his father. I was so happy for my son. Lord knows he had suffered enough and he deserved to be happy now....   [tags: christianity, bible, genesis] 1297 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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Debate Over the Nephilim - ... We can find out who the sons of God, the daughters of men, and the Nephilim are by searching in the Bible how they are mentioned in other places of scripture. This is a good analytical way of finding the meaning of a word or group of words using only the Bible which is written without any flaws or mistakes. “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him”. (Psalm 18:30) “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness “ (2 Timothy 3:16) The sons of God are not only mentioned in the book of Genesis, we can also find this term in the book of Job....   [tags: bible, scientis, christians]
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Proving Does God Exist - ... That’s how the human race began. The bible will inform you on the whole situation. Most people say the bible is just a book of a story. The bible is so much more than that. I can see why they would argue about that, it is a good argument. But God does not have to show himself, he was here a long time ago. He sacrificed his life for us. He is always with us, whether you see it or not. The key to belief is to have faith. The churches we have, the commandments, the Bible, and heaven are all true....   [tags: faith, creator, bible] 1226 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To Love God - Romans 8:28 Body of Scripture And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Exegetical Study of Romans 8:28 (KJV) A. Them that love God; 1. “love to God is not naturally in men; those who train their hearts and minds will show their love by a desire to be like to God, and therefore imitate him, by making his glory the supreme end of their actions; by being careful not to offend him; by delighting in his presence, in his people, word, ordinances, ways, and worship; and by undervaluing the world”....   [tags: religion scriptures, the Bible] 635 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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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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