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The And Of The Bible

- It has always been much speculated, and little doubt exists that the bible was not the work of any single author, but a collection of anecdotes by many. Jews and Christians in their millions believe that the holy texts came directly from god, Hebrews certain that the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses, ot the Torah is none other than godâs word, even though modern theologians concede that the whole was written by many, who preached diverse ideologies, linguistic styles and indeed a whole range of names for God as they saw the deity....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Criticism of the Bible]

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Love In The Bible

- What then is love. Over the years, society has pondered this question only to arrive to different answers. Who then deserves to be love. Some people love only those who are easy to love. Others, love people who they know will reciprocate their love. According Eagle Vision Ministry, there are different kinds of love: Storge love (love of a parent to child), Eros love (physical love), Phileo love (friendship love), and Agape love (God’s love). Agape love is a unique love that has nothing to do with emotional attachments....   [tags: The Bible]

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The Hebrew Bible And The Bible

- ... Yet, suspicion antennas rose, and are growing higher and higher. I am more inclined to believe that most of the Hebrew Bible has been 2 tampered with in pursuit to control slaves etc. In the process of detective work, when it is all said and done, African American Scholars should be included in the entire process so they can then form decisions for themselves as to which facets of history that should be omitted, included, and interpreted from a different lense....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Tanakh]

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The Bible And Bible Verses

- To get an A in Intro to New Testament, we cannot simply read bible stories and memorize bible verses. It is also a requirement that we read about and discuss the different ways people have interpreted the Bible, and, furthermore, add our own inputs on how we believe the Bible should be interpreted. Origen of Alexandria, for instance, believes the Bible cannot be completely understood because it is “divine,” as it was written by God (Origen 53). Even the help of the Holy Spirit cannot make clear every part of the Bible because “there are mysteries here which our mind cannot fathom” (56)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, God]

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The Bible And The Holy Bible

- Over 1,000 pages long, comprised of 66 books, completely translated into over 500 languages, and is the best-selling book with over 5 billion copies sold, is the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the book used in the Christian faith, known as the “Word of God” to many believers. This book, the Holy Bible, has crossed the line from an object to a thing, in my life. The Bible provides me with comfort, the guidance I need in my everyday life, and connects me to God. Without the Bible, my life would never be the same....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christianity]

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The Bible And The Christian Bible

- Bible comes from the Latin word biblia meaning group or collection of books. When the word “Bible” is heard many think of the Christian Bible, however, it is not the only one. It is, still, very prominent. Given this acknowledgment the Christian Bible is the most important book of the Christian faith. Despite a unity between the many books there is debate on which should be included for the proper worship and instruction from God. Different interpretations have led to some of these disagreements which also led to sects forming and creating a bible under that particular group’s beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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The Bible Vs. Christian Bible

- ... Because they did not heed his warning, “the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken” (Genesis 3:23). Furthermore, “on a deeper level, the story suggests a connection between sexuality and knowledge that brings to mind the experience of puberty” (McKenzie 35). While it might be a creation story through the Old Testament, there is more to the story than what lies on the surface. The parable of Adam and Eve provide etiology for the heavens and earth, the creation of genders, and ideas of responsibility and sin....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Plachers’ article, “Is the Bible True?” explores deeper into the subject of the Bible and if it content it contains is credible information. Through Plachers’ statement, “We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully,” we are able to reach the idea that the Bible is in fact true, but it all depends on how the individual interprets the text. Placher supports his argument that the Bible is true by alluding certain parts of the Bible to past American Literature....   [tags: Bible, God, Writing, Criticism of the Bible]

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The Philosophy Of The Bible

- ... 6. This course gave me the idea that there are other books (Apocrypha) exists in the Bible. For instance, 7. Most of the blessings of Israelites were shunted away because they worshipped more than one God, that means whatever we considered above God or give more attention/priority in our life then it will result in worshipping other things. Therefore, I want to prioritize God above all in my life 8. Through each Module scenario I got the feeling that how easily I can relate some of the Bible stories or verses into my own life 9. Towards the end chapters for instance, “Revelation”, gives the notion about God’s judgment on sin and gives an insight to lead a life according to God’s will....   [tags: God, Bible, Judaism, Israelites]

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The Book Of The Bible

- ... If one commits infraction they can repent. Repentance allows the individual to redefine themselves, spiritual growth and strengthen their relationship with God. Prayer is another way to establish an intimate relationship with God, it is an integral part of everyday life answering them with wisdom and compassion. Temples are the place of worship for the members of LDS, there are over 140 temples worldwide. Here they gather weekly, study the gospel, minister and serve one another. Every person is entitled to the blessings of God’s plan of happiness and eternal family ties; marriages, baptisms, confirmations and other ceremonies occur here as well....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Gospel]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Placher in his article, “Is the Bible true?”, attempts to explain to the reader the reasons why we can believe in the Bible. Placher states that to understand how the Bible is true we need to first accept its genres, recognize its attitudes toward historical details, and consider the social context of the language in which it was written. When a person understands the meaning of the Bible they then can trust the Bible as a guide to life, and a way of understanding the world. After reading the article, multiple times, I have come to the conclusion that I do not believe Placher proved his thesis with the points he presented....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Big Bang, Criticism of the Bible]

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There Is No Ground For Bible

- 1914 "There is absolutely no ground for Bible students to question that the consummation of this Gospel age is now even at the door, and that it will end as the Scriptures foretell in a great time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. We see the participants in this great crisis banding themselves together .. The great crisis, the great clash, symbolically represented as a fire, that will consume the ecclesiastical heavens and the social earth, is very near." {WR VI May 1 1914 5450} 1914 "We have no doubt whatever in regard to the chronology relating to the dates of .....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Bible, God]

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The Historicity Of The Bible

- The historicity of the Bible is a key argument for the reliability of the Bible. Walter C. Kaiser stated that: The evidence for the truthfulness and historicity of the Bible continues to mount up as never before. Just when skepticism seems to be making the most noise, we are being flooded with an overwhelming amount of real, hard evidences that demand a verdict opposite to what sceptics… are clamouring for in their current worldviews and life views. This statement is accurate, and this is exemplified through the discovery of archaeological locations, numerous historical artifacts, and the unearthing of Biblical figures who were once thought of as myths....   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The Inerrancy Of The Bible

- Today we will take a look at the inerrancy of the Bible and what it means. http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com We live in a time that many are to reluctant take a stand when confronted with error. We need to ask the question, like Pilate, “What is truth?” We’ve grown accustomed to being lied to, from politicians and even preachers. When we look at the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, it is an important question because the truth does matter. The 1st statementin in our Decerlation of Faith, We believe In the verbal inspiration of the Bible....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Ten Commandments, Bible]

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The Origin Of The Bible

- ... It is divided in to two parts the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains thirty-nine books and contains the story of Israel people. As the same New Testament contains twenty-seven and it explains the life and work of Jesus Christ. They also contain exhortation to the believers from time to time and live a life which is acceptable in the site of God. The writers of the Bible are from different level of the society such as: they were kings, prophets, shepherd, philosophers, fisherman, etc....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Teachings Of The Bible

- ... And ultimately He is the God that made scripture happen. In discussing God’s piecing together of such a massive work of literature over magnificent span of time, Dr. Erikson provides a fantastic example of supernatural ordering of things by explaining that “rocks and atmosphere have not chosen to be as they are. Their ordering according to purpose or design must come from somewhere else. And this being, says Thomas, we call God” (Erikson 30). So if we know that God created a practically indescribable universe that goes beyond one’s imagination, yet has an order to it because He designed it, who are we to question his purposeful order of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, God]

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An Introduction Of The Bible

- Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Bible This guide is specially written for new Christians, commonly called born again Christians. As we bear in mind that new Christians come into this spiritual journey called Christianity which is to live like Christ, with numerous questions in mind, but don’t know which ones to ask first, or even who to ask these questions to. You need to understand that we are not trying to encourage you more into one religion or another. We are approaching the Bible in the most neutral but instructive way....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Bible As A Sin

- Why is homosexuality mentioned so many times in the Bible as a sin. In the book Torn, Lee tries to find an answer in the Bible for why he is gay. Although Lee grapples with scriptures in Chapter 12 and tries to discern the meaning of the verses in light of the context, he is disappointed that the answers he was looking for were not there. Through these scriptures we can discern that the act of gay sex is a sin, homosexuality is no different from any other sin, and because every person on earth is a sinner, we should unconditionally love these people....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Bible]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- In the Holy Bible, Jesus speaks to the devil and states that God says that a human cannot live on just food, but also requires the Word of God (New international Version, Matt. 4.4). As Christ followers believe, this is a commandment from God that helps show the importance of scripture in the Christian faith. A major part of the religion is based on the Word of God and the faith that a follower has in these writings. When one reads the Bible, they are reading straight from God. This is the reason that the Bible plays such an important role in the Christian religion....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Old Testament]

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The Bible And The Prince

- 1) Introduction – The bible and the prince are supposed to be texts to guide you. However they include a ton of violence which makes them seem bad but infact they are good a) The Hebrew Bible and The prince by Machiavelli are guidebooks centered around important historical events. On the one hand, the Hebrew Bible is about the history and religion of the people of Israel. Its historical accounts functions as models of religious and moral conduct. On the other hand, The Prince is centered around the political history of France and Italy around the time of the Italian Renaissance....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Political philosophy, Israelites]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- For thousands of years Christianity has led people to believe in a power greater than themselves. The bible provides Christians with instruction, encouragement, and wisdom regarding their everyday lives. The Bible is separated into two sections the old and new testaments. Within these sections Christians discover the covenants between God and his people and Jesus and his believers. The covenants are referred to as the “old” and “new” covenants. These covenants instruct Christians of their obligations to God, and God’s obligations to his people....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Bible]

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The Sermon Of The Bible

- Scripture holds a prominent role in the sermon. In 2 Timothy 4:2, it states to “preach the word in season and out of season”. The Greek word for preach is ‘Kerusso’. It means to be a herald (proclaim) and to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion). In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Christian terms, Jesus]

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The Revelation Of The Bible

- We know that historians have written text regarding Jesus - the One called Christ. We have irrefutable facts contained in historical Roman documents where Roman leaders asked for instruction and guidance on the governance of Christians who followed Christ in the beginning of the 2nd Century. Carbon dating and paleographic science provides proof that the Great Isaiah Scroll was written at least 2120 years ago (107 B.C.). Merge this with the Septuagint evidence and we have credence of the entire Old Testament/Hebrew Bible being in existence before the birth of Jesus Christ around 1 B.C....   [tags: Jesus, Messiah, Bible, Gospel of Matthew]

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The Genesis Of The Bible

- Throughout history people had always enjoyed and appreciated works of Literature in which they can relate to their everyday life. The Genesis book from the Bible is an example of Literature in which people know its stories and appreciated them. Even people who do not have faith on the Bible know the stories from the Genesis. The reason behind that is because the book is famously known as a collection of stories that tell us about the beginning of everything and how early civilizations interacted with God....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Book of Genesis, Binding of Isaac]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- ... Many statements point to a time in history beyond the lifetime and conquest of Joshua. Modern Old Testament scholars believe as well as the Jewish tradition proclaims that Joshua did in fact write the book. It is also believed by other scholars that Joshua was not the writer but one of the elders of Israel. For me I prefer the traditional view that the book was written by Joshua. I find that with several other Old Testament books, the book of Joshua was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh, Christian terms]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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Is The Bible True?

- Is the Bible true. This is a question I have asked myself as I have navigated my walk with Christ and learned more about my faith. Billy Graham once said, “Our faith is not dependent upon human knowledge and scientific advance, but upon the unmistakable message of the Word of God” (Bickel, 2003, p.15). In our world today, there are many different religions and each one professes their book to be the Word of God. The Koran claims to be a “revelation from Allah and seen as the Word of God” (Yohn, 2013)....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament]

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Meaning of the Bible

- Reflection Paper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible. Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. Intro The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less....   [tags: Reflection Paper, Religion, God, Jesus, Bible]

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The Figurative Language of the Bible

- In 2011, the Barna Group completed and published the results of a five-year study on why many teens are turning away from Christian churches. The research showed that one-fourth of these skeptical young adults felt that “Christianity is anti-science” . This statistic should not be too surprising because Christians are notorious for their steadfast beliefs in Genesis 1 which states that the universe was created by God in just 6 days. Obviously, this tale contradicts countless scientific records and theories, making a life of faith practically unachievable for any science-minded individual....   [tags: Bible Essays]

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Esther in the Bible

- The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about God, but instead shows God’s plans for all of our lives and how in all frightening moments of life, He remains faithful to those who trust and have faith in Him....   [tags: God's Plan, Faith in God, Bible, God]

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Forgiveness in the Bible

- “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”(Matthew 6:14-15, NIV) Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights discusses many situations in which individuals learn to forgive others for the wrong that they have done against them. The Bible refers to the idea of forgiveness as an act not only for the person that has wronged you but for yourself; in order to grow, we have to forgive because if we do not, God will not forgive us....   [tags: Demon and King Shahrayar, Bible Analysis, God]

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Context of the Bible Book

- Context of the Bible Book: The book of Genesis begins with the creation of the earth and all the living things upon it. It continues on The story of Joseph and his family, which spans nearly fourteen full chapters, is well crafted and highly detailed. “Unique, too, is the somewhat secular mold in which the [Joseph’s] biography is cast. The miraculous or supernatural is conspicuously absent” (Sarna 211). The story is embodies the very best parts of literature. And, in fact, is not overtly theological....   [tags: Bible, Summary]

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The Bible Is Not Anything Spiritual

- After watching videos and reading chapters ' one through three in the text book, I have realized that the bible Is not anything spiritual but can be taken as being spiritual only by the way you present it. My understanding of the Bible is that it is a book that consist of stories that tell the history of how the man discovered God, but his name is YHWH in the bible. Some people look at the bible as being a template or a guide that tells how you was supposed to live your life on the earth, but it 's not....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Canaan, Torah]

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Study the Bible!

- Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person....   [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]

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The Bible And Its Impact On Society

- ... The discussion revolved around understanding that some of the commands in the Bible were created to reflect the social and cultural issues of the time period. This includes letters to the early church addressing current issues they were facing. For example, Ephesians 5:22 tells women to fully submit to their husbands. Some view this verse as saying that women are subordinate to men. There are statements in the Bible that still apply to today 's society, however there are statements that need to be considered within a different cultural context because they differ from what our world is like today....   [tags: Bible, God, Christianity, Psychology]

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The Bible Vs. The Spirituality

- To have an understanding of a subject is to have a ability to comprehend the subject. A question was asked in our Biblical Studies class, “what is our understanding of the Bible”, this is the reason for this paper to see if I have a understanding of the Bible. After the third attempt to answer this question I would have to say that I do not have a clue but I will get a educational guess for the fourth time. So here we go. The experience in this Biblical Studies has been very challenging, stared from the beginning of the class....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible]

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The Christian Bible And Mere Christianity

- The Christian Bible may be one of the most influential pieces of texts ever written. Through reading of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible my life has changed drastically as a human being, in every way, shape, and form. Not only has the Bible changed who I am but, it has drastically changed the way I read. Two texts that have truly affected me as a reader of the ESV Bible are the Catholic Bible and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. While reading the ESV Bible has changed me as a person it has also changed me as a reader....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Protestantism]

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The Bible : The Book Of Genesis

- ... In my opinion, the first book in the bible, Genesis, is the most important book to understand before reading other books in the Bible; otherwise, other chapters would not make sense to why it is written if one does not understand how life was created at first. I am able to learn about so many concepts of life and human beings after reading Genesis as well as find answers to my curiosity about the world. As one would say, there is always a reason for all creations and Genesis makes that saying very true....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Moses, God]

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The Bible And The Book Disappointment With God

- Throughout this class five major themes were studied: law & covenant; oppression & deliverance; justice & righteousness; kingdom of God & hope; and grace and faith. Within these themes there are lessons that are taken from the Bible. Each theme provided a basis of Godly instruction and how to be a faithful follower. In the first lecture law and covenant is discussed. Within this lesson it is taught that there are rules to relationships that one has with God, one another and society as a whole. There are many examples within the Bible and the book Disappointment with God, by Philip Yancey that show law and covenant....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God]

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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bible

- “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Fiction has always been used as a way to relay different types of messages throughout time. In many cases authors use fiction to make political commentary, use stories to bring out the major flaws that society has, as well as a way to spread different types of beliefs or ideals. C.S. Lewis’s used his work, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, to reiterate the messages of the Bible to those who might have gotten lost during their lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Myth, Bible]

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The Parable Of Matthew From The Bible

- Forgiveness “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others of their sins, your father will not forgive your sins (Matt 6: 14-15, NIV).” One of the many things that the Bible teaches its audience is how God forgives us for our sins, as well as how we are suppose to forgive those who have sinned against us in any way. God shows two types of forgiveness throughout the Bible, merciful forgiveness and graceful forgiveness....   [tags: God, Spirituality, Theology, Bible]

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The Bible Is The Word Of Truth

- D.A. Carson introduces the essay by explaining the overall difficulty of interpreting the Bible in honesty and truth. Because the Bible is the Word of Truth, Carson informs the reader of the importance in understanding the Word of God before accepting the difficult task of interpreting it. He continues by focusing on the idea of hermeneutics and three primary ways that the interpretation of text has changed in the past few years. Historically, interpretation was both a science and an art. A science due to the fact that there were codes that were used in the understanding and an art because judgment and insight was used in order to determine any underlying details that the original author may...   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Translation]

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Women's Inferior Status in The Bible

- Corinthians 14:34 states, “Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law” (Holy Bible, King James Edition). Edith Hamilton, "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist", says that the Bible is the only book before our century that looked to women as human beings, no better nor worse than men (Tanner). However, it cannot be said that this book was consistently favorable to women. Maybe not absolutely, but conditionally in personal opinion, the Bible shows numerous examples of a woman’s inferiority to men, an assessment that has been translated into the cultures of generations....   [tags: Status of Women in the Bible]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- In the Old Testament of The Bible, the story of Leviticus states that "lying with mankind as with womankind is an abomination”. Furthermore, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah has been interpreted as condemning homosexual acts. Sodom and Gomorrah is mentioned in the Book of Genesis, both in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This story is typically used as a metaphor for homosexuality and is viewed as a deviation. Some interpretations of it today believe that The Bible does condemn homosexuality, while other interpretations state that The Bible has rare or unusual words in the passages that may not be referring to homosexuality at all....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Homosexuality]

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Biblical Authority : The Bible

- Biblical Authority Inspiration can be defined as God’s ongoing and dynamic revelation of truths to humans in order for us to know how to live and deal with spiritual and ethical encounters, by instilling wisdom and understanding of his word. Since humans wrote the Bible there is room for idiosyncrasies, intelligence, historic context, social context, and geographical context to influence scripture. However, God’s revelation of himself and his character prevails through the Bible. There is a dimension of God that can only be reached through personal encounters of His truths, through prayerful reflection of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Canaan]

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Moses Of The Bible And Beyond

- Moses was an extremely important figure in both the rising Jewish religion and in modern day Judaism teachings and practices. He is widely thought of as the best “prophet, leader and teacher that Judaism has ever known” (Rabbi Louis Jacobs, "Moses: In the Bible & Beyond.") Called Moshe Rabbeinu, meaning Moses our teacher, he was considered a person with human like faults and short comings yet acknowledged as the leader of a people’s freedom, the man who spoke with G-d and the instructor of a budding religion....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Bible, Judaism]

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The Prophet Jeremiah Of The Bible

- Life presents all human beings with moments when choosing to stand up for something, or someone, brings certain opposition. Criticism, cynical jeers, rejection, and ridicule, all present as potential outcomes to acting out of such convictions. The prophet Jeremiah faced more than a moment, or even a short season of aforementioned affliction. Scholars project from 627-586 BCE, some forty years of perpetual calamity in the life of Jeremiah, results in a book within the Hebrew Bible drawing attention to palpable emotions and experiences....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Prophet, Torah]

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The Supernatural Powers Of The Bible

- To live out the Biblical meta-narrative in our social and professional lives, how do we do this and where do we start. God created us to bear his image, and in doing that, we are to restore the nation under his guidance. With knowing the bible is “one big story” and our part is to participate in “acts “of this narrative, it begins with restorative actions. (Goheen, 2005) confirms this and discusses the restorative powers of the bible, and how our lives are also shaped by one big story. So by having faith in the truth of the scriptures, we can show this by our work within the community, and in our chosen professions....   [tags: Bible, Truth, Community, Learning]

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Mary's Angelic Encounter in the Bible

- INTRODUCTION The Bible contains many stories of people having an encounter with angels. An encounter alludes to an unexpected meeting. The word “angel” is a transliteration from the Hebrew word “mal’ak” in the Old Testament (Strong’s H4397) and the Greek word “angelos” in the New Testament (Strong’s G32). Both words mean “messenger” and describes one who executes the plan and will of the person whom they serve. God created an innumerable quantity of angels. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and...   [tags: bible, stories, god]

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The Teachings Of The Bible God

- Holiness is something that separates something from the others. It shows that something is whole and healthy and sets it apart from bad. God has Moses teach the Israelites about being holy. God is holy and he wants His people to live holy lives as well. Moses helps the Israelites with the holy laws that contain both promises and punishments. Throughout the entire Bible God reveals that He is holy. He calls Himself the Holy One. He is not unclean and is not evil. He calls us to be holy like He is....   [tags: Bible, Moses, God, Judaism]

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Antigone And The Holy Bible

- It is easy to place the blame on fate or God when one is encumbered by suffering. It is much harder to find meaning in that pain, and harvest it into motivation to move forward and grow from the grief. It is imperative for one to understand one’s suffering as a gateway to new wisdom and development; for without suffering, people cannot find true value in happiness nor can they find actual meaning to their lives. In both Antigone and The Holy Bible there are a plethora of instances that give light to the quintessential role suffering plays in defining life across cultures....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, God, Bible]

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Authority Figure in Bible Examples

- As a child, one always questions authority and discipline especially from a parent. A father’s love may appear measurable, to a child, based upon how much time he spent together, and how much punishment he delivers. Some people believe in physical punishment, which may include a spanking, or they believe in taking nonphysical measures, which may include a timeout or going to bed early. Throughout the ages, people argue the issue that parents may play favorites or discipline one child more harshly than the next....   [tags: authority, discipline, punishment, bible]

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Is The Bible Compatible With The Theory Of Evolution?

- Is the Bible compatible with The Theory of Evolution. Is it possible that God used evolution to make man from the animals. Did God direct the development of the bacteria, transforming them into fish, and then reptiles and mammals, to get finally a species of apes into humans. There are scientists and religious leaders who claim to believe in the theory of evolution and the teachings of the Bible, and claim that the biblical account of creation is symbolic. It could be that you wonder if the theory that human beings evolved from animals is compatible with God 's Word....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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The Bible And Myth By John Oswalt

- ABSTRACT John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity and unique from other Ancient Near East literature. There was a time when the Bible, and the Israelite religion was different from its neighboring societies. But as times have changed, many people now lump the bible with other Ancient Near East myths....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Vulgate]

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Rationale And Significance Of The Bible

- ... 1.3 About the Holy Bible Holy Bible has two parts; one is the Old Testament, another is the New Testament. Despite those many writers, but Christianity believe that Bible is written by God’s will. This publication contains The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV) copyright 2001, 2007 by Crossway Bibles, a ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV text appearing in this publication is published by the National Committee of Three-self Patriotic Movement partnership with Good News Publishers and the British and Foreign Bible Society....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Marriage]

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The Bible As A Book Of Wisdom

- During my journey as a Christian, the Bible has been used as a book of wisdom. Many elders in my church will use scriptures to define the world we live in today. From homosexuality to controlling addiction, the Bible became the answer to my problems. However, it does have me wonder why Christians are compelled to the Bible when it has been created by man. I do believe that Bible is a wisdom book, but there is a difference between how God’s Word operates in other resources and the Bible itself. The Bible, or God’s Word, operates within the hearts of common people who did not know the Lord; it also operates in Christians today....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Original sin]

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The Bible Is Not An Easy Task

- My professor once said, “You cannot have faith in God if you don’t know Him.” In other words, it is necessary for us as believers to know Him in a logical sense as well, rather than solely encountering God 's presence in a spiritual way. Christian Doctrine definitely covers the logical aspect of knowing God and the Bible. The material in this course has taught me how God has and continues to reveal himself through several ways, as well as the importance of the theology of the Bible, and that His word is perfect in all ways....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Theology]

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My Favorite Hobby At The Bible

- ... Just how on this earth we can guess the original figure of a thing from it duplicate copy, in the same way we can guess how many Gods are there in heaven from the living things God has made. All living creatures breathing have a male and female image of God. Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse”. We have no excuse to deny our heavenly Mother who created us....   [tags: God, Bible, Christianity, New Testament]

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The Bible Is The Word Of God

- ... The most conservative fundamental believers of who are the minority of people hold this view. To swing to the far other side, is the more liberal thinkers who believe there is not any inspiration in the writing of the Scriptures, instead the bible is just another Christian classic.5 These thinkers believe, “there is nothing supernatural, completely unique, or absolutely authoritative about the Bible.”6 Yet to expand out from the minority of people into the overwhelming tradition of the church, the inspiration of Scripture divides between the words and the authors....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, Religious text]

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The Bible Is The Words Of God

- The bible is the words of God. It is natural to believe that the bible should be read and practiced literally. However, as the Roman Catholic Church believes that “God speaks through men in men in human fashion” (Dei Verbum 12). Hence, what the authors want to say, and what God wants to express via their words should be located. In this essay, the reasons for which the Holy Scriptures should be interpreted shall be discussed in further detail. Firstly, the Bible was not written to contemporary readers....   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Torah, Christianity]

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My Perspective On The Catholic Bible

- For many years, I have had this ideology that all the information inscribed in the Bible is factual. It was thought provoking to see that the Bible is composed of historically accurate information and stories. The Introduction to the Bible course has given me the opportunity to explore and broaden my perspective on the Catholic bible. I am challenging myself to see the bible from a historical and scientific view, but also with a view of my faith. The information that I have gathered from the course has caused me to question faith and facts....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Book of Genesis]

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The Bible By Merrill C. Tenney

- ... It wasn’t until the 17th century that Christians began to grow uncertain of Mosaic authorship and started to develop ideas that the Pentateuch would be written by somebody other than Moses, this viewpoint is known as higher criticism of the Pentateuch. Higher criticism of the Pentateuch states that there are more authors involved in the creation of the Pentateuch, other than just Moses. They believe that the laws could be attributed to Moses, but the history most certainly was written by other authors at a later period in time....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Old Testament, Moses]

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Should The Bible Face Reconstruction?

- Should the Bible face Reconstruction. The bible is a book of Christian scriptures with an Old and New Testament. Being a religious book used as a guide for many Christian denominations, you would think the book would have precise instructions on do’s and don’ts to get into heaven. However, this is not the case. The point of this essay is not to berate Christianity especially since I am a Christian myself. The point is to berate the quality of the Holy Book that is, to put frankly, poorly written....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, Torah]

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The Bible Is Filled With Beautiful Women

- The Bible is filled with beautiful women. Whether we are discussing Sarah, Rebekah or Leah, it does not matter; they all are beautiful. Beauty is not the only attribute that these women possess. They were angelic and pure as well as smart, tricky, and cunning. They are just as strong as their mighty husbands. God gave these men promises that would carry on for their lifetimes, protecting them and providing them with wealth. They were not totally pure human beings though. This goes for their wives as well....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Leah, Jacob]

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The Bible : A Biblical Worldview

- A biblical worldview is the perspective or the way a person views the world its belief and values in a certain way and treats this issues differently from the way of the world. The book of romans is basically Paul’s letter to the church was a letter he wrote not knowing the congregation so he basically talked about the doctrines and cogent matters that Christians should observe. Paul wrote the romans with a biblical worldview perspective in mind as he touched so many factors that today are a n issue for naturalists....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Jesus]

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The Betrayal Of Jesus From The Bible

- While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this weeks scripture study. I thought about Judas and a conversation of the healing that could have happen if he did not hang himself. Thinking about that I went to the story of how Judas sold Jesus for thirty and it got my attention. So I wanted to do my scripture on Luke 22:47-50. Even though I know this story and what happened I am excited to dig deeper into this scripture and find out somthing deeper. over all I feel like their is somthing more to learn in this scripture even if it’s something I just need to be reminded This week 's scripture study was interesting because I have read this before in the bible and it 's a story well kno...   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Gospel of Matthew, Christianity]

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The Holy Lord Of The Bible

- There are so many keys to peace in just these four scriptures alone. Imagine all the keys of peace throughout the Bible. I encourage you to research every scripture in the Bible on peace. It will set you free. We can see as we offer sacrifices of shouts and singing, our heads will lift above our enemies around us. When we give the Lord a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, it honors Him. We make prophetic decrees to our enemies that God is bigger than he is. You are separating yourself from the enemies lies when you honor the Lord with a sacrifice....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Bible, Devil]

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Reading The Bible Is Important

- “He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.” - Francis Chan Lovingly, we should follow Christ and His example every day. To follow Christ, we must know know what our responsibilities are. Reading the Bible is vital. With prayer, people have access to talk to God - anytime and anywhere. Attending church is important. “Why should I take the time out of the busyness of my life to study and meditate the Bible?” DrOP Eighty-eight percent of Americans own at least one Bible; however, 32% of people ages 18 to adult do not believe that any literature is sacred, including the Bible, which is untrue....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Gospel Writers Of The Bible

- One of the major gospel writers of the bible was Mark. Mark was a friend of Peter. Peter was one of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus Christ, which were known as the 12 apostles. Mark always paid close attention and listened when Peter had spoken about Jesus. He constantly wrote down all the things Peter had told me and preached about. Mark also wrote about the things that he had physically seen himself. Mark wrote this book while he was living in Rome, which is the capital city of Italy. He wrote his book around some time from 50 AD to 70 AD....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Saint Peter]

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The Bible Has Been A Challenge

- Reading the bible has been a challenge as I aged because I have not been so easy to be forced into it. Struggling to just sit to read it will probably be there for the rest of my life due to my health condition. The faith communities have always told me to just blame the devil. I truthfully can’t and won’t be able to because everything is supposed to happen for a reason. I cannot justify what has happened to me in any sort and faith cannot not completely fix what has been broken. The origin of the story is in Egypt and ultimately comes back to Egypt....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Plagues of Egypt, Levite]

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Baptist Bible Fellowship International

- The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]

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English Translations of the Bible

- The efforts for translating the Bible from its original languages, i.e. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek began many years ago. Its being the reference book for the religion was the main idea which feed up those efforts. Every people wants to understand how he begs and prays to God according to the sacred book. Not only Bible but also many other holy books were translated into another languages. The Bible is the bestseller in many English speaking countries today. The reason for this is especially the US, whose founding base still lies behind religion....   [tags: English Translations of the Bible, Translations, B]

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The Bible Among The Myths

- In The Bible Among the Myths, John N. Oswalt opens up his book by establishing his expertise in the subject of the Ancient Near East (ANE). Oswalt started his study into the ANE at Asbury Theological Seminary. After attending Asbury Theological Seminary, he went to Brandeis University. This is where his fascination with the subjects and ideas of the ANE started to grow. Oswalt eventually went on to teach at Asbury Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Wesley Biblical Seminary....   [tags: God, Religion, Old Testament, Bible]

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Biblical Story Of The Bible

- ... Act I The formation of God’s people is the main point in Act I. As the Israelites go out from Egypt it marks a time frame known as the Exodus. In the reading by Anderson Isaiah described Exodus as so, “When God created Israel to be a people so that they might perform a task in the divine purpose (Isa 51:9-11)”(29). As God’s people often suffer in Exodus it shows how God is always there liberating people, and being involved in their lives. In Act I God’s people are tested, but God always answers despite their murmuring and at times unfaithfulness to him....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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Bible 's Point Of View

- ... I do believe nothing has changed even up to this present day. What I gained from reading through these passages is that God only establishes certain commitments to his loyal servant and he often confirms his words. There are several people in the bible that were involved in some sort of Covenant with God, to mention few, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For instance; God made a covenant with Abraham as evident in the book of Genesis, Chapter 15 verse 18, where God had promised that he would give Abraham and his descendant the land from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates....   [tags: Abraham, Book of Genesis, Bible, Isaac]

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Biblical Exegesis Of The Bible

- ... The fact that post-Biblical Jews and Christian Church were able to agree on for this period of time is a notable element of evidence for Mosaic authorship. These are two religions that are not even in accordance over whether or not Jesus was the Messiah. Another piece of evidence not taken directly from the Pentateuch is the archaeological attestations that can be found in found in the writings of ancient civilizations, such as Mesopotamia and Egypt, that support “the patriarchal stories and their general historic validity” (Tenney 682)....   [tags: Torah, Bible, Moses, Documentary hypothesis]

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The Bible Verse Psalm 121

- The year is 1590; it’s a beautiful sunny day in France. You are walking below the Alps; the air is fresh and crisp – taking your breath away with its coldness. You wonder how you are going to climb this mountain, how you are going to survive here, how you are going to live for you are a Waldensian. You are running for your life, running because you have certain religious beliefs that contradict the Catholic Church and they are trying to hunt you down to torture and kill you. You are frightened and apprehensive, not knowing what the future holds, and yet there is a steady calmness....   [tags: Bible, God, Peter Waldo, Waldensians]

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Lower Criticism Of The Bible

- ... The answer is no because this question concern was what happened between when the events happened and when it was written. And we are told that the church father did not made up the stories instead they used the living eye witness testimony, used shorthand notes, the oral culture, memorable public events, easily memorized poetic forms, and the way Jesus’s was teaching his disciples as the link that enable them to write the stories. Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Many people in our world today do not believe that the Jesus Christ did not die on the cross and was risen....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Resurrection of Jesus]

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Biblical Interpretation Of The Bible

- ... 26). It is because of their very nature, that the scriptures must be approach with humility and an “open mind” (p.15), yet the author stated that when interpreting the narrative of scripture, one must look to “where it equivalent” might be in other parts of scripture (p.27). Although Capon (2002) recognizes that the use of storytelling is not unique to the Bible, he divides the parables of Jesus into three categories of study which include, “parables of the kingdom”, “parables of grace”, and “parables of judgement” (p....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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Church And Bible Study Groups

- ... I went to a couple of their meetings. The first thing I noticed is that it was very informal. No one dressed up or anything. It made me feel more comfortable being there. She introduced me to some of the people there. They were very friendly towards me, which also made me feel more comfortable being there. They began with a prayer time. It was very peaceful to me. They played music, and displayed these PowerPoint slides of things to pray for. The slide that interested me the most was the one about the Muslim population, and to pray for them to stay safe....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Code of conduct, Bible]

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