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Worship in The Old and New Testament - Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]
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A Survey of the New Testament - After going through this amazing book of law called the Old Testament, I’m asking myself if the author can top this book with another. My honest and human answer would be not, but God’s best, was yet to come. This Old Testament contains a “to do” and “to be”, aware list, that can be effective for coming generations. However, this being said, I wonder if it was necessary, to go through all these steps and sacrifices, to finished what was started. Old Testament itself reveals in many passages that God has a lot more to offer....   [tags: Christianity, the bible]
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The Synoptic Problem: The New Testament - To understand the synoptic gospels of the New Testament, one must have a clear understanding of what synoptic means. Synoptic is defined as viewing or defining something in a similar manner using various vantage points or sources. The synoptic gospels are the first three gospels within the New Testament: Mark, Matthew, and Luke. These gospels are considered to be synoptic for the vast amount of material that is shared between the three books that is very similar and in some instances almost identical....   [tags: Mark, Matthew and Luke] 945 words
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The New Testament and Slavery - There was no mention of how slavery started in the New Testament. Before the first century, the most common way that people became slaves was by being captured in war or kidnapped by pirates. Later, breeding became a common source for getting slaves. If a slave gave birth to a child, that child would become a slave. This kept the slave population large. Also many people sold themselves into slavery because it was easier than being poor. Some people, who owed debts, sold themselves into slavery so that when they bought their freedom they would be debt free....   [tags: Bible studies, Christianity, justification]
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The Old Testament: Foreshadowing the New Testament - In the days of Christ’s life on this earth, believers did not have access to the Bible in its entirety as we know and are familiar with today. Believers in this ancient time period only had access to the Old Testament. However, through their access to the Old Testament, believers were provided a foundation for New Testament times. This foundation provided New Testament believers with the Lord’s established principles of right and wrong they were expected to follow. In addition, the Old Testament is overflowing with accounts of people whose lives exemplified the future life of Christ on this earth....   [tags: Christ's life, bible, christianity]
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The New Testament: Ephesians - INTRODUCTORY ISSUES Throughout many of Paul’s letters there are many debates pertaining to the authorship, destination, date, and the purpose. In the book of Ephesians many scholars debate on the authorship and if Paul actually wrote the letter, or if it was a scribe. Although there are some debates on whether Paul actually wrote it or not, he does refer to himself twice in the letter. In 1:1 and in 3:1 Paul states himself, 1:3 states, “For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles” (NIV) In verse 1:3 Paul states that he is a prisoner, therefore it is debated that he did not specifically write this because he was imprisoned in Rome at this time....   [tags: analysing the Bible, religious beliefs, Paul]
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New Testament Forgiveness - “Holding a grudge has been likened to taking poison and hoping the enemy will die (Halter, 2006, p. 6a).” How can we mitigate anger and hatred so that our perceived injuries do not turn towards others or ourselves. In today’s day and age, characteristics of what forgiveness actually is are not easily defined. One view suggests that forgiveness involves a deliberate effort to change how one thinks about the person who had wronged them and to let go of any negative feelings towards that person. By acknowledging the pain that we have suffered, forgiveness allows for resolving the grief process (www.pbs.org)....   [tags: God, grief, pain, religion, Bible, reconciliation]
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New Testament Synopsis - The basic story of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is God incarnate as our Savior. All the Gospel authors, whether first-hand witnesses or faithful writers, described ways in which Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah to come. The death and resurrection of Jesus are pivotal to the story of the Old and New Testament, as the climax and fulfillment of the salvation hopes expressed from the beginning of recorded history. The Gospels not only describe the birth and death of Jesus of Nazareth, but detail his life and teaching including minutiae which parallel portions of the Old Testament - and one would think this truth would have been recognized by more...   [tags: Scripture Analysis, Theology, Bible]
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New Testament Apologietics - Lecture One: Introduction To The New Testament A. Basic Facts About The Bible 66 books, written by 40 different authors over 1500 years 39 O.T. “old” = 3 letters, “testament” 9… 3—9--39 27 N.T. “new” = 3 letters, “testament” 9 blessings multiplied 3x9 = 27 B. How did we get the Bible we have today. The O.T. was preserved through the Nation of Israel/Judah to the time of Jesus. The Septuagint (3rd century BC) is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scripture & the primary text in 1st century Israel....   [tags: Apologietics] 1574 words
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Summeries of the Books of the New Testament - Matthew The book of Matthew is of the gospel genre. The key themes and events include the book of Matthew tracing the lineage of Jesus to Abraham. It also describes Jesus’ birth, baptism and the miracles that Jesus performed. Mary and Joseph were visited by three wise men, bearing gifts to the King of the Jews. King Herod heard of this news, and ordered that all young children be killed. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph fled to escape the danger and later settled in Nazareth. This book also gives details on the ministry and message that Jesus gave to the people during his life....   [tags: ministry, message, jesus] 639 words
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Elijah The Prophet and Books of the New Testament - ... The Gospel of Mark describes what Peter had told him about Jesus Christ; how he lived, preached, and the description of how Jesus was baptized. The Gospel also concentrated on the journey of the crucifixion and resurrection The Gospel of Mark has four paragraphs that are unique to this book. All the other chapters are mostly told in the Gospels of Matthew or Acts. 4. Jesus Christ is described ever so slightly different in each of the Gospels based on the personality that the writer felt most important....   [tags: god, kings I] 930 words
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New Testament: Analysis of the Book of Revelation - Although the New Testament has twenty-seven books, I choose to do this research project on the book of Revelation also called Revelation to John. Despite the fact that many people avoid this book, saying that it is confusing, or perhaps even frightening, in my opinion it is the most intriguing and interesting book within the New Testament. The book of Revelation can be quite difficult to understand, there for it often raises more question than answers. However by concentrating on the structure and the symbols within the book, it becomes less difficult to understand....   [tags: questions, structure, symbols] 851 words
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New Testament Principles of Worship - The life Jesus lived was a perfect pattern to be followed. He worshipped God in word and deed. And in every way lived a life that pleased God the Father. He was one with God, obedient to God, loved others perfectly, and became a literal sacrifice on the cross. No one on the face of the earth was more intimate with the Creator God than His Son Jesus. He was one with God. John 17:10 quotes Jesus as praying, “You are in me and I am in You.” Not only was Jesus God, but also He yearned to continually communicate with God....   [tags: theology, bible]
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The New Testament - The New Testament I.     The Primary Source of the Knowledge of Jesus a.     Proclaims the Incarnation -- the Word made Flesh -- Jesus becomes Man b.     Fulfillment of the Promise of the Old Testament II.     Collection of books (proclaiming the fulfillment of God’s promises through His Son, Jesus) a.     Gospels i.     Written by the evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John      ii.     CCC 125 = Gospels are the heart of all the Scriptures as they are the primary source of life and teaching of Jesus iii.     Main sources of information about the historical Jesus iv.     Faith testimonials announcing the good news of salvation; evangelists are not primarily interested in the historical de...   [tags: Bible Religion Christian Christianity] 774 words
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The New and Old Testament - Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: church, god, apostle, elders]
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Parables in the New Testament - Parables in the New Testament In the New Testament, parables are a very important way that Jesus uses to teach the Pharisees, the disciples, and Christians for all time to come. “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” and “The Parable of the Lost Son” are two examples of the teaching of Jesus Christ. In “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” Jesus tells a story of a sheep herder who had one hundred sheep and lost one lone sheep. The man in the parable leaves the entire flock in the middle of the desert to go find his one sheep that strayed away....   [tags: Papers] 780 words
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Blessings: Differences in Old and New Testament Blessings - We do not deserve any of the blessings God blesses us with. We, as Christians, fall short all the time. Yet, God continues to bless us, because He is merciful and loving. God loves us despite our faults and flaws. If it was not for God blessing us and keeping us safe, who knows where we would be. The height of God’s favor and protection is demonstrated through the birth and death of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, truth, and life. He is the perfect example of how to live that’s pleasing to God. Jesus purchased our salvation by giving up His life on the cross for our sins....   [tags: Jesus, Mercy, Bible]
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Does the New Testament Need Some Updating? - Does the New Testament Need Some Updating. Before indulging in the reading my first step was to analyze the title, "The mythological Element in the Message of the New Testament". For me this provided a backbone to what was to come. I was prepared when Bultmann instantly became an engaging figure by examining the development of the universe or in a shorter sense cosmology. I could tell from the beginning that he was definitely looking for a way to bring clarity to how the modern society view the New Testament....   [tags: cosmology, bultmann, modern man] 818 words
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The Gospell of Matthew Provides a Smooth Transition into the New Testament - While the Gospel of Matthew wasn’t the first one to be written, it is placed first in the New Testament. This is because the Gospel of Matthew is written in a way that relates well to the Jewish crowd, providing a smooth shift from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The Gospel of Matthew talks about the many miracles of Jesus, His death by crucifixion, and resurrection. Using Jesus’s birth and lineage, the many miracles He performed, and His modesty as a leader as examples relating back to the prophecy the savior, Matthew depicts Jesus as the Messiah, the true savior of the people of Israel....   [tags: prophecy, salvation, messiah]
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A Relationship Between the New Testament and Physical Therapy - The New Testament is primarily about Jesus’ ministries and teachings. As Jesus traveled from country to country during his last three years on earth, He performed many miracles and healings of sick, lame, and demon-possessed people. As a student, I can relate to this tremendously, since I am studying pre-physical therapy. "A physical therapist can help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries (Occupational Outlook Handbook-Physical Therapists, 2014)." Similarly to Jesus, I can help people and maybe even help heal their injuries as a physical...   [tags: jesus, teaching, healings]
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The New Testament: Mythology, Truth and the Message - Notably, Bultmann’s approach is less as a debunker and more as an interpreter: his idea of the NT is a kind of pure theology written in the poetry of narrative. Therefore, the narrative elements are not important they are means of expressing a theological insight born of an encounter with God. Particularly, Jesus’ the death and resurrection are not two separate events, or two halves of one event. Christ simultaneously is crucified and God resurrects him to conquer death, is a singular event. As a result, the act of proclaiming Christ transcendence of the fallen world results in the person experiencing an encounter and relationship with Christ....   [tags: Christianity, relgious beliefs]
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How do We Know the New Testament is God's Word? - HOW DO WE KNOW THE NEW TESTAMENT IS GOD'S WORD. Introduction There is much debate over the accuracy and the inerrancy of Scripture. Pertaining to this debate there exists an underlying question as to whether or not the New Testament is considered part of the canon or for that matter if it is actually given by the inspiration of God. How did the books that are in the New Testament get there. Who decided which books should be added or taken out. Do we have all the books that we should have. Many ask these questions, but Christians are ill equipped to give an answer....   [tags: religious, Christian beliefs]
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Canonical Model in the New Testament Books by Michael J. Kruge - Bibliographical Entry Kruger, Michael. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books, Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Author Information Michael Kruger holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He has written a number of books dealing with early Christianity. In addition to being an accomplished author Dr. Kruger holds the title of Professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary. This is a traditional brick and mortar school with the added convenience of online courses....   [tags: holy spirit, roman catholics] 1089 words
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Analysis of Christopher J. H. Wright´s Writings on The Old and New Testament - ... This is where Wright brings into view the missiology of the responsibility given to Israel through God’s covenant relationship. Israel does not hold true to the four covenant relationships built with God. Consequently, Wright concludes that salvation was brought about to the nations through Jesus, due to the failures of upholding the covenants by the people of Israel. Matthew 28:18-20. This is the clearest statement connecting Jesus to the God of Israel. Deuteronomy had summarized the Old Testament truth about God in the words: the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below....   [tags: Jesus, Bible] 1161 words
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Symbolism Between C.S. Lewis´ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The New Testament in the Bible - The symbolism between C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the New Testament in the Bible, particularly the account of Jesus’ death is not merely coincidental because The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is, in fact, an allegory. An allegory is a story with morals in which characters, plots and settings are used as symbols. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is rich with Christian symbolism even though the allegorical nature of it is the subject of much controversy....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, allegory, controversy]
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Book Report on Canon Revisited by Michael J. Kruger - Book Report The book entitled Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books written by Michael J. Kruger explains the canonical model by which the books of the New Testament were selected as the right word of God. The correctness of the canon has always troubled Christians; they have always wanted to know that the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are the rights ones. In his book, Kruger answers many typical questions asked by people in relation to the New Testament, its structure and its authenticity as God’s word....   [tags: christians, new testament]
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Plato's Belief that the Human Soul is Immortal - The Nicene Creed appointed the roles of trinity by using the familiar triad set forth by Plato. God maintains His position as the Father and most important; Jesus becomes a divine human - born of the Father and the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit brings knowledge and truths which are set forth by both the Father and Son. “The true foundation upon which the doctrine rests is God himself… it is God as he acted in history, entering our world as a Jewish carpenter named Jesus, dying and rising again to save....   [tags: trinity, Christianity, new testament] 1307 words
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Making a Case for Having Women to Minister Positions - I’m writing in regards to your decision not to appoint women to the position of minister. Your decision to neglect women of the right to preach the gospel is based on limiting passages written by the Apostle Paul stating that women should “be silent” in church. These limiting passages, might I add there only a few of them in the New Testament, have led thousands of women to be spiritually repressed due to the restriction of women in church. This spiritual repression is the doing of incorrect interpretations on certain biblical texts....   [tags: Christianity, interpretations of the New Testament] 1160 words
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Written By Paul, Philemon is the 18th Book of the Bible - ... He had run away, and robbed Philemon in the process. It is believed that Paul came in contact with Onesimus while in Rome as they were both prisoners. When they met each other, Onesimus became a believer of the Christian religion under Paul’s leading3. Paul sent Onesimus back to Philemon, with the letter, confidently including that Onesimus was now a “Brother” of theirs. He wrote Philemon know that Philemon has full power over Onesimus, including the decision of life or death, due to Onesimus’ runaway....   [tags: slavery, christ, new testament]
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The Kindowm of God or Kingdom of Heaven - The “Kingdom of God” or “Kingdom of Heaven” shows up one hundred and nineteen times in the New Testament (Arndt, 8). The Christian Church refers to the kingdom as the Kingdom of God. The kingdom can be interpreted in many ways ranging from it being a domain, a higher power, even being within us. Throughout its interpretations it is always described as being in the future and that it will be coming soon, we are in the already but not yet stage. Once the kingdom has arrived the end of the world will have come and judgment will be upon us, then the Son of Man will return to Heaven....   [tags: new testament, christian church] 2136 words
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Commentary of Portrayal of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Mark - The Gospel of Mark is the second book in the New Testament, it is believed to be written between AD 50 and 67. It was written by John Mark, a secretary and interpreter to St Peter, who recorded his preaching’s. John Mark wrote the Gospel for non-Jewish Christians, who were being persecuted because of their faith in Rome. He had one purpose above all, to prove to the Roman Christians that Jesus was the Almighty Son of God. John painted a picture of Jesus to be a healer, miracle worker and preacher who was willing to suffer at the expense of believing and following God’s mission....   [tags: Bible, New Testament]
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Bible: Hope in the Letters of Paul - Hope (in Paul) The term “hope” appeared many times within the letters of Paul, fifty-four in the NIV Bible to be exact. The Greek term that Paul used for “hope”, “ἐλπίς ”, conveys a sense of trust in a divinely given future. Paul amplified this definition for hope in Romans; he wrote, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Paul expressed this same idea that hope comes through God throughout his letters . Paul prayed, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This verse of prayer clearly exemplified Paul’s belief t...   [tags: god, christians, New Testament]
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Revealed and Unrevealed Scriptures of the Bible - REVEALED AND UNREVEALED There are some simple distinctions in God’s Word that are important to understand in order to learn the Bible accurately. You can classify Scripture into two categories (revealed and unrevealed), based on whether or not a full explanation is given within the specific passage. The unrevealed Scriptures are: • The types and shadows of the Old Testament (Typology) Moses represented the Law and was never meant to enter into the Promised Land. Joshua represented Salvation (as does Jesus) and led the people into the Promised Land (The Kingdom) • The stories and parables of the four Gospels A parable is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, r...   [tags: God, New Testament, apostles] 1622 words
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Observing on the Gospel of Matthew - Observing on the Gospel of Matthew Background This Gospel with precisely placed first as introductory PB and "the Messiah, the son of the living God" (Matthew 16: 16). Although the author's name is not mentioned in the Bible, the nas testimony all the church fathers who first (since c. 130 ad) stated that the Gospel was written by Matthew, one of the disciples of Jesus. If the Gospel of mark was written to the Romans and the Gospel of Luke for Theophilus and all non-Jewish believers the Gospel of Matthew was written to Jewish believers....   [tags: The Bible, New Testament]
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Understanding the International Church of Christ - After understanding the belief system of the International Church of Christ, it may be easier to understand their religious practices that include the following: prayer buddies, discipleships, the One Year Challenge, and the ICOC Ministry Training Academy. Each has a pivotal role within the International Church of Christ and therefore will be discussed further in the following paragraphs. Once a week Bible studies are held within a group of members of the church. People are typically paired up with someone of the same sex, though opposite sex partners are not uncommon....   [tags: religious, sins, new testament] 1526 words
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The Subject of Baptismal Regeneration - INTRODUCTION The idea of baptismal regeneration is crucial to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it addressed by Jesus in John 3:3 while Jesus was talking to Pharisee Nicodemus and said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The Bible documents what the characteristics of regeneration is but how this is accomplished is not seen. This paper will look at definition of baptismal regeneration the biblical justification surrounding baptismal regeneration; it will also look at the different doctrinal view on baptismal regeneration also the views from the early church fathers like Irenaeus, Augustine and theologian Jonathan Edwards....   [tags: New Testament, Bible studies] 2580 words
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Theories, People, Places, And Events Surrounding The New Testament - The New Testament, a compilation of ancient texts dating from the birth of Jesus Christ to an unknown Second Coming of Christ, is a very important document to the archaeological history of the world, as well as the history of man on Earth. However, one would wonder how and why it was written, what influenced it, who were the people involved in it, what events surround it, and so on. Essentially, what truly influence the New Testament to stand at its current status quo. The attempt is made here to expostulate on that and attempt to provide an answer or answers to those pressing questions....   [tags: Religion Religious ] 1546 words
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A Clockwork Orange Essay: New Testament for American Youth? - A Clockwork Orange – New Testament for American Youth. In Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, he observes a characteristic of youth that has been documented from the story of Icaris to the movie Rebel without a Cause. Through his ingenious method of examination of this characteristic, the sci-fi novel, he has created an aspect of what he chose to observe: Rebellion. Our hero, Alex, begins the novel by explaining his mischeviouse exploits in a manner not far from nostalgia, that is tainted with a bit of sarcasm for any bleeding-heart pity one might feel for his victims, as when he recalls his own realization of the importance of the term, "A Clockwork Orange." Alex says of the author and hi...   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays] 1123 words
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The Canon of Scripture - Most Christians do not think about the canon of scripture or know what it is or means in theology. Most take for granted the Bible they have and never question how it came into being. Today, we have 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament. There was a time, however, that we did not have a canon. Bruce defines canon as books of the Bible that were recognized to be considered scripture (p. 17). The importance of the canon and how it was developed was intriguing to professor and author F.F....   [tags: Bible, New Testament] 1185 words
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Exegesis: Ancient Christian Gospels - In interpretation of Mark’s gospels it is important to take into account various elements of historical, theological, and literary context. Mark sets out to appeal to his audience by conveying messages that the audience can relate to. Mark 6: 30-44 is an example of a miracle story with a message that can impact many. There seems to be direct correlation among other gospels and stories throughout the Old and New Testament (NRSV, 1989). Mark is the shortest Gospel and is typically thought to be the earliest....   [tags: gospel, new testament, mark]
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Adam the First Man Created by God - Most Christians are aware of the Old Testament story of creation, and how Adam was the first man created by God (Gen. 2:7), from which all other human life sprang. The New Testament reiterates this point in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians by referring to him as “The first Man” (1 Cor. 15:45). Hence, Christians know that Adam was made of flesh (15:47), as God made him from the dust of the earth. Most Christians also recognize the purpose for which Christ came to earth and how He died on the cross to be the Savior of all who believe in Him....   [tags: christians, old testament, new testament]
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The Apostle Paul - Harris calls Paul “the most influential apostle and missionary of the mid-first-century CE church and author of seven to nine New Testament letters” (H G-33). It would be quite an accolade to receive such recognition, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Paul, or Saul, (Saul was his Judean name and Paul was his Roman name (footnotes B 1943)) originally persecuted the ekklesia or “church”. Paul went from persecuting the ekklesia or “church” to being its “most influential apostle and missionary”....   [tags: Religion, New Testament] 1092 words
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The Gnostic Gospels - The Gnostic Gospels In this essay, I will discuss about the Gnostic Gospels. To discuss this matter, I will divide this paper in a few key points. The first is what Gnosticism is. The second is the Gnostic gospels miscellaneous literature and the last is the conclusion of the Gnostic gospels. What is Gnosticism. According to Bentley (1987): “ Gnosis derives from Greek, and connotes "knowledge" or the "act of Knowing ". (On first hearing, it is sometimes confused with another more Common term of the same root but opposite sense: agnostic, literally “ not knowing ", A knower of nothing).The Greek language differentiates between rational, Propositional knowledge, and the disti...   [tags: gospel of judas, new testament]
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Bible: Paul's Epistles - The Book of Romans was written around 57-58 A.D. Paul was writing to the Church in Rome from Corinth. It had long been his desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel of Christ. Paul was a Roman citizen and felt a kinship with his fellow Romans. The occasion of writing was the desire of the apostle to labor in the great city, a desire which had thus far been hindered, and the opportunity was furnished by the departure of Phoebe from Corinth to Rome. Still firm in his purpose to see and preach in Rome, a letter to the church would tend to prepare the way....   [tags: New Testament, Rome, Greek]
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Jesus The Enigma - In trying to uncover the historical facts surrounding Jesus, many scholars are lacking much physical evidence that is typically associated with proving that an event or person existed. The biggest source of information on Jesus lies within the New Testament of the Bible. The New Testament provides a glance into the beliefs, sayings and works of the man that is believed to be the son of God. It does not, however, provide a clear time frame for when those things were accomplished. The Bible is written more as a theological account rather than a historical record (Harris 281).With little to no additional resources to confirm Jesus’ existence and doings, it becomes almost impossible to confirm v...   [tags: bible, new testament] 1755 words
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Morality of Sexuality - In our society there are many hate crimes and senseless murders against targeted citizens. In a story from CNN, a twenty year old, African American man was brutally beat by four aggressors, while walking into a convenience store. When he came out he was jumped unexpectedly by men outside the store. While assaulting the man they yelled “no faggots in Jack City”. Jack City is nickname for a suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia where the assailants lived. Humiliation played a big part in this incident because while Brandon White was being assaulted, non-violent participants where videotaping the whole incident (Basu, Moni, Police Arrest...)....   [tags: Religion, homosexuality, New Testament]
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1st Timothy Analysis - 1st Timothy Introductory Issues There is a lot of debate amongst scholars about who the author was of this epistle. Some scholars say that it was written by a “Paulinist” which is a follower of Paul who is to be one or two generations from the apostle Paul. Other scholars say that there are many stylistic differences such as; conjunctions, prepositions and pronouns. Many scholars made this argument to be a four pronged pastoral authenticity debate with; historical, stylistic, ecclesiastical, and theological questions about the epistle....   [tags: New Testament, Bible]
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Teaching From Paul's Epistle to the Romans - The Epistle of Paul is the foundation and the most absolute book in the New Testament. Its historical impact is unequaled by any book possibly due to its international appeal. Although it is referred to as a book, Romans was actually an occasional letter. "Paul was a Roman citizen (Acts 22:28) and a strict Pharisee, a Hebrew of Hebrews (Acts 23:6); He studied under Gamaliel, one of the most famous Jewish rabbis at Jerusalem" (Towns & Gutierrez, 2012). Paul being educated and intellectual knew how to frame words and speak to his audience in a way that engaged them; causing them to embrace Gods amazing grace by His plan of redemption through His Son, Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Grace of God]
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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ - The New Testament includes four Gospels that encompass a variety of narrative accounts relating to Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Matthew; is sequentially placed as the first book within the New Testament. Furthermore, it is a canonical account of the life of Jesus, and is recognized as one of the synoptic Gospels. These accounts are divided into twenty eight chapters that appear in the form of a parable, proverb, law, or miracle story found within modern day poetry, letters, or literary tracts. Moreover, each narrative account possesses influential and intellectual material that attracts readers to examine it further....   [tags: New Testament, Matthew 1:2-17]
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The Gospel According to Matthew - ... Schnackenburg suggests that the gospel was written after “Jewish war and destruction of Jerusalem, “around 66-73AD. He also indicated Antioch as a possible writing place where Greek was the common language. Stanton suggests that if Mark’s gospel was written following the events of 70AD, Matthew’s revised and considerably edited; edition of Mark must be later. Scholars accept that Matt chapter 22, the parable of the wedding banquet, was referring to the destruction of Jerusalem and Israel’s rejection of Jesus, therefore Matthew gospel needs to be dated after this event....   [tags: new testament, christians, jews, jesus] 2876 words
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Religion: Understanding The Bible - The first chapter of the Understanding The Bible breaks down the Bible and explains it’s components. The Bible is the sacred text of two religions, Judaism and Christianity. According to Slick (n.d.), The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years. The Bible contains many different styles of writing such as narration, fiction, poetry, history, law, and many others. It must be understood in the framework of those styles....   [tags: christianity, judaism, old and new testament]
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Description of The Divinity of the Scriptures - The Bible is a book that is comprised of over forty different authors and sixty six different books, which are sub-divided into the Old and New Testament. The division is because the Old is the books that we inherited from the Jewish faith and the New Testament is during the time of and after the Messiah, had come and is only in the Christian Bible. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given by the inspiration of God because, they complement each other, they declare prophecy and fulfillment, and God is revealed through them....   [tags: christian bible, old testament, new testament]
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Paul and the Church of Corinth - ... Since all these gifts and blessings are given from God It is unthinkable to create division in the church by creating sects and calling yourself by a specific minister for everything we have belongs to God. Questions to ask yourself 1. Do ever go to church based on who’s preaching. If so, why. 2. Do you talk bad about some preacher’s based on their performance. 3. Do you look at a preacher’s anointing as their own gift or do you look at the giver of the anointing. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 Paul compares the Church of Corinth to like that of planting a tree....   [tags: religious beliefs, the New Testament]
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The Charismatic Debate - The Charismatic debate on whether the gifts of the Spirit have ceased or continue to be used in modern times divides the Christian church. There have been some extremes on both sides of the fence. One view believes that, if a person speaks tongues, the person is under some demonic control and the other says that, if a person does not speaks tongues as evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he or she is not saved. Both views use Scripture to defend their positions. The Scripture was not written to divide, but to bring us closer to God....   [tags: spirit, christian church, new testament]
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A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons - True Grace of God A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons Peter was an apostle of Jesus Christ; he was brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew and became one of Jesus’ first disciples1. He became a prominent member of the 12 disciples, being with James and John a member of the innermost circle around Jesus. He served at times as a spokesman for the group2 and he was with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration3. The first Epistle of Peter most commonly known as First Peter....   [tags: New Testament, Apostle, Commentary]
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Did the Apostle Paul Write the Book of Colossians? - INTRODUCTORY ISSUES There are many introduction issues pertaining to Colossians authorship. Along with arguments and issues there are a few debates and questioning pertaining to the date, location, and the occasion, but overall all agree. Many scholars have come to the conclusion that Paul indeed is the author of Colossians, but there are some debates and questioning. There are two main arguments that deal with the authorship of the epistle. There is much debate on the literary usage in Colossians and the style in which it is written....   [tags: Bible, Scholars, New Testament]
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The Traditions of Old that Became Only Traditions: Mark 7 - In Jesus' day the Pharisees and scribes held the traditions of men, also known as the interpretation of the law, in very high regard. Some of these many traditions included washing of hands, pots, and cups. These interpretations of the law were probably meant for good. This can be seen in this aspect of washing. Moses actually did advocate it. When it was done around his time though, there was a specific reason why they did it. One of these reason was because someone had gotten physically dirty and another was “in connection with moral consecration which was purposed.”1 For examples they washed a leper when he was healed and they washed a priest when he was getting consecrated....   [tags: Jesus, Pharasees, Bible, New Testament]
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The Old Testament and Principlism - Introduction The Old Testament law is seen as irrelevant by most modern Christians today. Christians are now under the blood of Jesus Christ which is said to abrogate the Law. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” The law of Christ is to love God and your neighbor as yourself. This does not mean, however, that the Old Testament Law does not apply to Christians today. Author J. Daniel Hays expounds on this topic in his article, “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” and focuses on the hermeneutical approach of Principlism....   [tags: Bible, Reflection, Application] 893 words
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The Old Testament: The Five Covenants - The word ‘covenant’ is, in the Old Testament, it is the Hebrew word ‘berith’ and is used many times in different texts. Some scholars my say that the word covenants is hard to find a true meaning. You will hear the word covenant throughout the Old Testament. I think sometimes when we hear the word covenant only one or two covenants come to mind. There are many covenants throughout the Bible. I will attempt to define and explain five covenants. These five covenants are: Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, Davidic Covenant and the Fifth Covenant or the (New Covenant)....   [tags: Noahic, abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic]
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The Old Testament Law - Introduction The Old Testament law is seen as irrelevant by most modern Christians today. Christians are now under the blood of Jesus Christ, which is said to abrogate the Law. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (NASB). The law of Christ is to love God and your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40). This does not mean, however, that the Old Testament Law does not apply to Christians today. Author J. Daniel Hays expounds on this topic in his article, “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” and focuses on the method of Principlism....   [tags: Religion, Principalism] 1276 words
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Reading the Old Testament - The Old Testament and the Bible itself has been studied extensively for centuries. Archeologists and Scholars have labored and pondered over texts trying to decipher its clues. It does not matter how many times the Old Testament has been studied there will always be something new to learn about it or the history surrounding it. In the book Reading the Old Testament: an Introduction, the author Lawrence Boadt presents us with a few different authors of the Old Testament that used different names for God and had a unique insight into the texts....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Analysis of John Saliba´s Understanding New Religious Movements - John Saliba’s approach to new religious movements is secular (despite his position as a Jesuit Priest) and well rounded. He begins by exploring how new religious movements are viewed today, how they have been reacted to in the past and why that may be. He examines the original definition of the word “cult” as well as the modern derivations of it and how it affects these new religious movements. By considering multiple opinions on new religious movements as well as looking at the historical, psychological, sociological, legal and theological context in which these religions came to be and attract new followers, he is able to advocate for a more open approach to these new religions and offer...   [tags: cult, religion, new, movements]
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Covenant Throughout The Old and New Testaments - Agreements these days are usually typed contracts that are composed by a lawyer and signed in front of a witness. However, it has not always been so formal. During the years the Old Testament was written, agreements and deals were primarily verbal contracts between two participants. Those contracts took on many forms and different customs were associated with each. These contracts also called covenants and have many different uses and meanings throughout the bible. Some commitments made in these covenants had been accompanied by self-maledictory oaths or curses that would have been implemented if the covenants were violated (New International Version 25)....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Simmary of the books of the Old Testament - Summary of the books of the Old Testament Genesis (EXAMPLE) The book of Genesis is largely narrative material. Some key themes and events include God as the creator and sustainer of his creation demonstrated through the accounts of the creation week, the fall of man, the flood, and Patriarchal History, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. After Adam and Eve sinned and ushered the era of sin and death into the world, men continued to become increasingly sinful. Eventually, God became so angry he completely destroyed mankind with a world-wide flood....   [tags: genesis, numbers, isiah, deuteronomy, jobs] 799 words
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