THE ROLE OF CYRUS THE GREAT IN ISRAEL’S DEVELOPING UNDERSTANDING OF GOD A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. GARY YATES IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE OTSB661, ISAIAH LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY EDDIE H FINCH – 22458150 LYNCHBURG, VA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013 Content I. Abstract 3 II. Introduction 3 III. Oracle Concerning Cyrus 4 IV. The Role of Cyrus in Isaiah 4 V. Who Was Cyrus the Great? 5 VI.
The goal of a Christian is to develop a close relationship with God through (Word of God) the ministry of Jesus Christ and by the aid of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the anointed one from God the Father who came to this world, to fulfill the Old Testament laws and prophecies. Jesus performed miracles which are recorded in the Gospels by the eyewitnesses. Christianity teaches that there is one God, one faith and one baptism; it teaches that God made the universe, the earth and He created Adam and Eve and that God created man in His image, that mean God’s character. That means every person is made in God’s image and likeness.
Genesis may be the most known book in the bible to refer to when talking about the origin of life, but there are also several other scripture readings. In Psalm 89:11, credit is given to God for creating the heavens and earth saying, “you founded the world and all that is in it”(Psalm 89:11, NIV). The question of identity is wanting to know what set humans apart from animals. This is another question that should come fairly easy to Christians. In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man.
In the essay that follows, the relationship between the Garden of Eden, the Tabernacle, and the Temple will be discussed. Their theological relationship will be traced following the outline provided in the course syllabus. Many supportive sources of information were available. This paper will attempt to summarize these findings and synthesize a succinct view on its impact on Christians today. The relationship between the Garden of Eden, the Tabernacle, and the Temple: It is quite clear that the Garden of Eden, the Tabernacle, and the Temple are all places that mark the relationship of God with His people.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion, as is with Islam. It originated from the Hebrews, who believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and is present everywhere. Like Islam, Judaism has a holy book called the Torah, a sacred recording of laws and events in the Jewish history. The Jewish faith believes that God gave them the Ten Commandments through Moses, “the Lawgiver”. According to the Jewish tradition, God made a covenant, or agreement with Abraham, the founder of Judaism.
The Jewish holy book is called the Torah, which is the written law of God's instructions. Jews believe that the Torah was given to the Prophet Moses. It teaches Jews how to act with moral behaviors, think, and even feel about life and death. Christianity, which has roots in Judaism, also believes that the Ten Commandments are the primary set of laws as well. Followers of the Christian faith believe that Jesus is the Messiah, so it's doctrine is based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Briefly answer each section from "The Story of the Bible": ------------------------------------------------- Write 2-3 sentences explaining why the Creation account is so significant to the Christian worldview. It is significate because it shows that God is all powerful by creating all of creations. It builds our confidence in his ability to do all things. It also gives a perception of an all loving God by creating woman for man not to be alone and creating it to be peaceful and perfect. He created us in his own image which means that we should all be respected, honored, and cherished by all mankind.
In the time period of ancient Israel, the patriarchal God was a common idea that many people lived by. The book of Job induced the common thought of the patriarchal God as it showed God as the primal authority over humanity. The people of this historical time period had a declaration of trust and hope with their Almighty. Job was a man in the biblical text that had great faith. Job had direct communication with God and he often exclaimed his faith, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon earth.
As Christians we believe that our chief purpose in this life is to love the Lord God and to serve others in His name. Everyone has a worldview of some sort whether it is intentional or not. One’s worldview influences every aspect of their lives and how they interpret the world around them. (Word Count:130) Part II: A Biblical Worldview In the Christian faith one bases their entire existence on the infallible word of God (focusonthefamily.com). In the bible in Genesis 1:1 it is established that life began when God spoke it into existence.
A Worldview Through Genesis Whether you realize it or not, you have a worldview. Everyone has at least some set of beliefs or opinions about the biggest questions in life such as ‘Where am I?’, ‘Who am I?’, and, most importantly, ‘Is there a God?’ The first eleven chapters of Genesis serve as an excellent source to find the answers to some of these immensely important questions. We can often learn much from our history’s successes and shortcomings and the same applies here with the Bible. From the Creation of the Earth to the tower of Babel, the Bible explains to us the origins of our world, the essence of our being, the purpose of our relationships, and the beginning of civilizations, therefore shaping my worldview. Where does the Earth come from?