There were many problems with war in biblical times, but now is when people seem to bring them up. First, we have a problem of God. In the Old Testament war was excepted because the main image people knew what God as a warrior. But when shifting into the New Testament we see God as a loving person. Today, when people talk about God they say how amazing He is, and how loving and caring He is; but what about the God that can be angry?
Ryan Perry HY 101 Daniel Riches January 8, 2013 Question 2 Martin Luther & Mchiavelli's writings were very different but they shared many traits and were considered ludacris and rebellious for their time. Luther stepped away from the Catholic Church and was very strong about faith and salvation. “ Faith alone is the saving and effacious use of the Word of God, according to Rom. 10: “ If your confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”(Luther 7) Machiavelli wrote about how to be a succesfull leader through many different virtues, including doing anything necessary, cruel or inhumane, to gain or maintain power. “Yet one cannot call it virtue to kill one's citizens, betray one's friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; these modes can enable one to acquire an empire, but not glory.”(Machiavelli 35) “ God our Father hasmade all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing.” (Luther 13) This quote truly shows how strongly Luther felt about faith and the connection to God with no middle man.
to C. 30 C.E. Most of the martyrs knew that they would die spreading the so called good news of Jesus of Nazareth and some even wanted to die believing that was the only way to have an afterlife in heaven. Of these martyrs one of the more interesting and important is a man named Justin Martyr. So who is this Justin Martyr? According to Bart D. Ehrman’s book After the New Testament Justin Martyr was a Christian philosopher and apologist.
He alludes to the Bible in order to relate to the audience, many of who are devout Christians. Paine uses a similar tactic saying, “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…” Whereas Lincoln used religion in a positive aspect, Paine refers to its negative side, condemning it and foreshadowing to the Revolutionary War. By comparing tyranny to hell, Paine is eliminating any doubts in the colonists’ minds about British intentions for America. The tone of “the Gettysburg Address” is delicate; Lincoln’s purpose is to inspire the weak and recognize the dead. He uses phrases like “It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced,” displaying to his audience that an era of physical and emotional reconstruction is about to begin.
First of all, I will establish the main theological message behind the story of how Jesus responded when the people and Pharisees rebuked Him when He drove out the demons in the passage in Matthew 12: 22-32, Mark 3:20-30 and Luke 11:14-23. After reading these passages, most theologians and Christians would usually take away two main messages from the parables that Jesus spoke here. The first message would be that of Jesus coming to establish a new kingdom and rid the older and legalistic ways and the second being the unforgivable blasphemy of the Spirit. However, despite the same message that is carried through, the way it is being carried to the reader through sequence, structure and wording is being influenced by the intent of the authors of these gospels. In order to explain the parallels and differences in the gospel, we must therefore also understand the authorship of the three Synoptic gospels.
In the speech, I Have a Dream, by Martin Luther King Jr., he addresses racism in a vivid manor, and he uses similes and imagery to captivate whomever this speech reaches. First, let us address one of the many similes he uses within his speech. "Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream…" (King) he took this simile from the book of Amos in the Hebrew bible. Dr. King was a Baptist minister, so it is only normal for him to know many bible scriptures from multiple religions by heart. This specific Hebrew bible verse was very impactful for this speech.
This view is supported by the research herein and through exegetical study of the Scripture themselves. Daniel chapter 9 begins with Daniel praying a prayer of forgiveness and restoration for the Jewish people. “Daniel’s prayer for forgiveness and restoration was motivated by his reading of Jeremiah’s prophecy that the Exile would last seventy years.” Knowing that their sin was the cause of their suffering, Daniel pleaded with the Lord to turn His anger from Jerusalem and the holy temple. His desire was a holy one as his request for the restoration of Israel came from a desire that God may be glorified through it. As Daniel prayed, he was interrupted by the angel Gabriel with an interpretation of the seventy years.
Thesis Statement: In this paper, I will be examining Jesus’ phrase “you shall be my witnesses” for the purpose of scholarly accuracy and modern relevancy. I. Introduction The Book of Acts has been a source of inspiration and hope for countless Christians over the past two thousand years. It also has been a source of the many conflict-ridden doctrines that have led to most of the division one finds in the Body of Christ. There is the doctrine of whether one should speak in tongues or not.
John was concerned to present the signs as historical events, to what extent do you agree? John’s gospel is full of symbolism and spiritual meanings, this may have been his own interpretation but it was based on the history of Jesus and his ministry. If John’s gospel did not have some historical accuracy then the early church would not have accepted it. Many of his signs such as the feeding of the 5000 or the healing of the crippled man can also be found in the synoptic gospels making it highly likely that these events actually took place and were quite popular. However, theologians are aware of the possible adaptions and redactions made by the early church and gospel writers, which makes it possible for John to have elaborated certain stories to help strengthen them.
Reflection Paper 1 COM 542 Liberty University Christine Mayers January 18, 2014 Summary Got style? Personality-Based Evangelism was an eye opener for me; I did not realize there were so many different aspects of styles of evangelism. The object of Dr. Johnson's book was to help Christians find their natural style of evangelism, and how they can use that style to better reach people with the Good News. The Good News being sharing the love of God and Jesus and teaching them about salvation. Dr. Johnson's primary focus of the book is to explain the six different evangelism styles, look at the strengths and weaknesses of each style, and how each style relates biblically to evangelism.