Ephesians and Colossians: The epistle to the Ephesians church is a faith treatise on victorious Christian living or said in other words a ‘triumph of faith’ and so does Colossians.However,Colossians the apostle addresses some heretical teachings probably by Gnostics who argued the body was bad or evil and that nothing good can come from the evil body. Some also taught of celestial and constellation worship and philosophies of men. (Tokunboh Adeyemo: 2005:1155: Biblestudies.org). Paul explains how believers’ faith is rooted in Christ and how Christ overcame the devil and triumphed on the cross. Believers in Ephesus are reminded how Christ broke the dividing wall of separation and reconciled man with God.
Christianity has organised its principal beliefs into a structured systematic theology in which it draws its sacred writings and traditions from. These principal beliefs include the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection, the Trinity, revelation and salvation. Through the ethical and moral teachings of Christianity and characteristics of religions which consist of sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics; these beliefs can be expressed and connected with the life of adherent’s. The divinity and humanity beliefs identify that Jesus Christ was both fully divine and human, and that he is the second being of the trinity. This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’.
Reading response 4 The poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” focus on a similar topic of religion and creation. There are symbolic references of Jesus in “The Lamb” including the actual lamb, and the child. This poem explores the beauty and innocence that God had created in the earth. It begins with the child asking the lamb who made him, and during the course of the poem it is revealed that the child knew the answer all along and says that the lamb was made by another lamb (Jesus/God). The lines “He is meek & he is mild, He became a little child” shows that the creator of the lamb and the child is a kind and beautiful god.
What Defines a Father? by Kurt Bruner The Christian faith acknowledges Jesus Christ as the one and only Son of God. Yet Jesus taught His disciples to address God as "our Father in heaven." Since Jesus is the only Son of God, why did He invite us all to call God "Father"? Obviously, Jesus holds a unique position as God incarnate, the second person of the Holy Trinity.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods don’t compare to the God that Christians believe in today. The God in the Christian Bible is a stable God. This stability is shown in the covenants that God made with His followers and continues to make. By being the truth, and saving all Christians, He confirms that He is an everlasting God and will not break the covenants that He makes with His people. The Bible supports this in many different Bible scriptures.
The bible also states “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” Genesis 1:27. With that being said, since God made us in his image we need to act in this world as He would act. You also have to think of the nonbelievers as well. Unbelievers watch you and maybe they are searching for Christ or
This Tabernacle was designed by God Himself to follow the pattern of the true Tabernacle in the heavens. It was where they came together to worship and offer sacrifices. Its purpose was to remove the barriers of sin and guilt that kept them from face-to-face communion with God. “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day continually. One lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight.… This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet you to speak with you.” (Exodus 29:38–39, 42).
Compare and contrast the texture and melody of The Lamb and New York Counterpoint (18) William Blake was born in 1757 and wrote two books in 1789, Songs of Innocents and Songs of Experience. The Lamb was taken from Songs of Innocence and composed by John Tavener (born 1944) in 1982. The Lamb is a sacred anthem taken from the written by William Blake. It is described to be an anthem because it is a piece of music with English text for the choir to sing in a church service. The Lamb is sung by an all male choir who give the song depth and significance by the sound of their voices coming together, this alongside the fact that it is unaccompanied gives the song a spooky church-like feel and helps it sound like a sacred choral piece of music.
In The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, Dante uses great imagery to depict the exact nature of the intense punishments the dwellers of Hell are put through by Satan. Dante uses the Dark Woods to represent a sinful life on Earth, and therefore they are what leads Dante and Virgil into Hell. He uses imagery to describe these woods as “so rank, so arduous a wilderness! Its very memory gives a shape to fear” (Alighieri 4). One of the more drastic punishments in the novel for sinners is for the Sodomites, who were violent against nature; they were punished by having to eternally walk under a rain of fire, constantly burning.
Satan has captured him “take me to you” through temptation and sin “unto your enemy”. This religious metaphor jumps out of the poem viewing god in a very positive manner “three-personed God”, in comparison to himself and the violent “enemy”, Satan. He should not have been driven to such immoralities. Donne portrays a vivid use of violent imagery in the very first line of the poem, “Batter my heart, three-personed God; for, you / As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend”. The imagery serves to set the tone for the entire poem.