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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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Analysis and Reflection of Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists - ... Young-Earth Creationism 3. The Cosmology of Genesis. Concordance: This position tries “correlate the biblical account of creation with science.” (loc 763 Kindle, Branson) In other words they try to make the Bible fit into the world as we know from the discoveries of modern science so both can mutually coexist. The first major issue with this position is that while science is constantly making new discoveries and advancement in all areas, we would have to constantly revise our views about the Bible to make it compatible with every new scientific discovery or theory....   [tags: bible, creationist, science] 1063 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 - ... Those who are set apart from God think of Him as a God who makes us his slaves, but as believers, we know this is completely false and that He is a God who gives us freedom from sin10. The kings think they can save themselves because they are set apart from God. Not only do they wish to release any ties with the Lord, but they want to cast him away, far away11 THE LORD IN HEAVEN LAUGHS AT THE NATIONS (PSALM 2:4-6) God Despises the Raging People but doesn't rise up and battle with them (Psalm 2:4) Christs ridicules the kings and nations because He had already decreed the king of Zion12....   [tags: David, Deity, Opposition]
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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 - ... Because of Tyndale’s decision, conventional people could read the Bible, the only problem with this is that the Catholic Church bought as many as they could and destroyed them. The Contemporary review, December 2000 written by Joan Bridgman claims Tyndale to be “the mainly unrecognized translator of the most influential book in the world” (4). He gave everyday people the ability to read the Bible and interpret the meanings of things that might have otherwise been hidden from them by the leaders of the Catholic Church and other religious organizations....   [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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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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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 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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Why Would the Jews Wish to Change the Text of Scripture? - ... Within a very short time Christianity and hundreds of copies of the Bible had spread over a wide area. There were translations of the Christian Scriptures into several languages distributed very early on. Because there were so many copies, written in different languages, in so many places, in the possession of so many people, it would have been impossible to arrange or even agree to any change being made. History records no council or gathering where supposed changes were agreed upon. In fact, when groups tried to alter the Scriptures, they were exposed and condemned as heretics....   [tags: bible, gospel, holy book]
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Africa Turns The Lives Of A Family Upside Down - Many cultures make clear distinctions between the social status of males and females. In most places, the man is the one who carries leadership roles and the woman is the one who supports the man, but even so, the future is not always guaranteed. The woman will always have a little bit of want for freedom and need for acknowledgement within her heart. In Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price, the male authority figure of the household, limits the Price women’s ability to aim for higher goals in life, which includes a better living environment and education....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible]
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Marriage as Viewed by Greeks, Christians and Hebrews - According to the Bible, love and marriage were treated with respect because they were divine before the eyes of God. He gave clear instructions to man and woman telling them to marry and bring forth children to fill His world. In essence therefore, man has to respect this institution called marriage and the associated strong emotions or love. Homer’s poem portrays a different version of the same where man is free to cohabit with another woman while they are not married. In the poem we see Penelope living in the same quarters with as many as a hundred suitors and no law is present to avoid the sexual irresponsibility resulting from this....   [tags: Bible vs Greek Mythology] 963 words
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Give me Freedom or Give Death by Patric Henry - Throughout his speech, Henry referenced a variety of Biblical themes. What are some of the most striking references Henry used. Why would these themes have resonated with his audience. This speech is timeless and would stir the patriotic spirit in many people. The message it contains can work for us today as well as it did for the colonists it was originally written for. Throughout time none of the power in this speech has diminished. It was a call for a young nation to say enough and stand up and fight for the liberty they so desired and deserved....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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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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Attempting to Prove God Through Reason - A sixteen year old girl with red hair and soft porcelain skin was sitting on a bench in the park reading an old, very used, book. The girl’s name was Meggy, and she was reading her bible. As she read she heard the clicking of bicycle spokes come near her from down the path. The bike stopped in front of her and she herd the familiar voice of Harry, a boy from her class, call out to her. “What are you reading, Carrot?” He said to her in a teasingly. “My bible” she replied as she looked up at him smiling....   [tags: christian, bible, God]
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The Connection Between Christianity and Homophobia - We have all at some point or another heard someone say that God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. This saying is an excellent example of how a large number of Christian fundamentalist feel about the homosexual community. Studies have shown that there are more Christian homophobes than there is homophobia in any other group or religion in the United States (Wolff, J. R., Himes, H. L., Kwon, E., & Bollinger, R. A., 2012). Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals....   [tags: God, Adam, Eve, Bible]
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Faith Response: Interpreting Genesis and Creation - ... The last viewpoint and the one in which this paper will lend its focus, The Literary Framework View, which says that the timing of the events in Genesis do not need explanation or a literal interpretation of the chronology, but rather are there to show the power of a single God in bringing order from nothing and setting up the story for which the Bible is based upon. The Literal Framework model makes the most sense for three reasons, the fall of Satan is not chronologically placed within the creation story, the Young Earth Theory does not explain the scientific age of the earth, and the Day Age Theory can be disproved by the great flood....   [tags: bible, restoration, god] 659 words
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Learning Integration in My Counseling Courses - ... They have helped me to further form my Christian worldview and really understand and know what I believe in. This worldview helps me to filter everything I do and the things I learn through that Christian worldview. This applies to the rest of my courses at Emmaus. The counseling and youth ministry courses I am presently taking and have previously taken have helped me to apply anthropology the study of mankind as well as my worldview and belief that people are created in Imago Dei which means in the image of God....   [tags: bible, theology, Christian] 794 words
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Philosophy: Socrates and The Divine Theory - Introduction The nature of morality is believed to have been heavily impacted by the enduring history of religion, yet philosophical conflict has arisen of over differing interpretations of Socrates question of whether ‘our moral virtues were designed as good by an omnipotent God, or whether they are good because God recognizes them as good.’ The argument stands on the presumed belief in the God of the bible, which results in a contradiction in the infinitely debatable question posed by Socrates....   [tags: god, bible, religion, interpretations] 1242 words
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The Holy Bible - Our Children Children are the offspring born to a husband and wife in marriage relationship. To the Hebrews, children were considered gifts from God, and to be childless was considered a reproach; 'And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men'; (Luke 1:25). Jesus clearly expressed his love and respect for the children; 'And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth n...   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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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 - ... The press was made of metal that had letters carved onto the punches. These were then put into a copper blank. Gutenberg was a trained stonecutter, and did work with metal, which helped him in the development of the press. The press made information readily available and easily accessible to the population, which was not true before the press. Johann Gutenberg changed the world drastically with his creation of the printing press. (asme.org) Johann Gutenberg also changed the world of religion, by printing the Gutenberg Bible....   [tags: press, bible, ink] 610 words
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The Doctrine of the Trinity - ... For example, since God sent his son Jesus into the world, as seen in the book of John, He cannot be the same person as the Son. Furthermore, after Jesus returned to God, the Father and the Son sent the Holy Spirit into the world. Therefor, the Father and the Son must be different than the Holy Spirit. Also, when reading the book of Mark about the baptism of Jesus, one can see that the Father, or God is speaking from heaven, while the Spirit descends from heaven in the form of a dove as Jesus is coming out of the water....   [tags: christian bible, teachings] 879 words
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The Scientific Debate of Creation - One of the biggest issues facing Christianity in terms of apologetics is the scientific debate of Creationism. This is a very interesting debate because rather than trying to prove a different points such as the “Big Bang Theory” or evolutionary theory, they instead accept all other hypothesis as scientific fact and start with the assumption that Biblical science can never be accurate. Here are some of the argued points regarding Creationism, summarize from the Not So Deep Thoughts website (Pettit): I. The Problem of Creationism Stated as a logical dilemma A. Source of Evidence 1. Creation Science is based solely on the Bible 2. The Bible is full of inaccurate facts (even shows differing Cre...   [tags: evidence, logical dilemma, bible]
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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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The Epic of Gilgamesh - ... But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female” (Genesis 6:13-19). And thus, Noah brings two of every kind of animal into the ark, and the floodwaters rain down for forty days and forty nights, until finally God is satisfied with His cleansing (Genesis 8-10). In The Epic of Gilgamesh, there is a similar flood mythology at play....   [tags: bible, old testament] 926 words
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Biblical Applications in Counseling - Biblical Applications in Counseling One of the most difficult aspects of counseling is accepting when boundaries can be crossed for the betterment of a client and knowing when those boundaries should be respected no matter the outcome. Incorporating religion and spirituality into counseling can often be problematic in the sense that not everyone has the same views on the matter. In fact, not all therapists in the field of counseling agree that blending therapy and religion is effective or appropriate....   [tags: bible, theraphy, scripture, christians]
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Christianity: What is Temptation? - Temptations are one of life’s most riveting tests or enticements that we face diurnal. Moreover, it causes us to yearn for something that we do not necessarily need or it causes us to sin. Furthermore, if we give into temptation, we may be blissful, but it will only be ephemeral. It is because of “The Fall of Man” that sin is second nature for us, which in turn makes it facile to give into temptation. In other words, as the verbal expression goes “we were born in sin and live therein.” As a result, our temptations can either make us or break us....   [tags: spirit, hope, bible, god]
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christian World View - Everyone has a worldview. This may be something we do not think about on the regular, but we all have one. A worldview is our set of beliefs used to understand the world. It shapes our thoughts on how we interpret reality, and forms our moral opinions. Our regular worldview is formed by almost anything secular, jobs, money, family even education. Then there is a Christian’s Worldview which would be our sacred doings. The Christian or Biblical worldview is based on the word of God. When the word of God is the foundation of your everyday life....   [tags: bible, messiah, jesus]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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