The seven stars in his hand represent the angels’ guardian ministry toward one specific church, or the human leaders or pastors of these churches. Angel literally means messenger. Ephesus The church of Ephesus was a church that did many good works and seemed as if it was thriving on the outside. They were no longer motivated or fuel by the love of Christ they were just concerned with looking good. In revelation 2:4 Jesus states that nevertheless I have something against thee because, thou hast left thy first love.
This story is an example of creatio ex nihilo. It shows how God created everything out of nothing. God is portrayed as being omnipotent because whatever he says basically happens. In the Bible, each time God made something, it would ‘God said’; this shows how powerful he is. Because he used to say it and it would just happen.
A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 BY DIANIA SPORISKY A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 The Bible comforts and reminds those of us who have come to trust in Jesus Christ not to despair as if there was no hope. We have the revelation of our Lord that not only announces His sovereign reign but also charts the course of world events. One of the most significant revelations is found in Isaiah 9. Against the background of the prophecy of war and destruction, darkness and gloom (chapter 8) Isaiah gave this prophecy about the Messiah—the glorious coming king. “Messiah” is a Hebrew term that means “anointed one,” that is, the anointed king.
In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics. In general Christian ethics is deontological and authoritarian and what is deemed right or wrong is based on belief in God. The ethics of Christianity is based on the holy bible, which is a library of books that expresses Christian faith. As the bible was written over a long period of time and includes many different teachings and morals, there is no overall biblical morality that can be chosen therefore different denominations choose different parts of the bible to support their beliefs. For instance in Genesis it says that ‘God breathed the breath of man into Adam’s nostrils’ and from this Roman Catholics can argue that as God has given life, only he can take it away so things such as abortion, euthanasia and murder are absolute wrongs.
Laurie Anselme Litterature: John Steinbeck Chapter 8 In John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, “Wrath” is indeed to be referred in the story. Being one of the deadly seven sins, it introduces us, the presence of biblical themes such as preaches, prayers, sermons, hope and fellowship. The 8th chapter will be presenting us, for the first time, those themes and their importance (meaning, role, influence etc…), starting firstly with Jim Casy’s preach where we will analyse its true nature and meaning, then its direct influence on the people around. Secondly we will analyse the importance of that preach on the tragedies that await the family and Jim Casy’s true role in the story. M During breakfast Jim Casy is asked by the “granma”, who represents the pious, to give a prayer.
Many scholars believe that the Chronicles of Narnia is an allegory of Christian Doctrine. The series may not be a direct allegory, but the tales of Narnia do parallel biblical truths. The first book in the series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, contains many parallels to the Gospels found in the New Testament of the Bible. C.S Lewis’s life experiences and personal philosophies made quite an impact on all of his writings, but especially in The Chronicles of Narnia series beginning with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Clive Staples Lewis, better known as “Jack”, was born on November 29th, 1898 in the Northern Ireland town of Belfast and raised in a happy Protestant home in that small town (Wilson 8).
There are many Christians who think of Sabbath keeping as resting in Jesus on the Sabbath day. From a biblical standpoint, Sabbath keeping is observing the seventh day of the week as instituted by God, as a reminder of His creative works. We see this in Genesis 2:1-3, “... And on the seventh day God ended his work… and he rested on the seventh day... And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it” (King James Version). God did not rest from fatigue but used His personal presence to bless and sanctify the seventh day. By doing so future generations can observe the seventh day Sabbath as a holy day sanctioned and blessed by God, its creator (Ministerial Association, 1982, p. 250).
The longer chapters, representing the later Medinan revelations, precede the shorter, earlier Meccan revelations to Muhammad ” (Esposito 2010: 17) The basic message communicated through the Quran is monotheism: to worship the one and only God. This message is communicated through the bible in the Christian faith but is particularly strong in Islam. Messages from God in the Quran are held in the most high esteem in the Islamic faith and Muslims are adamant about upholding the laws laid out in the this sacred text. “This [Quran] is a Message for humanity, in order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is but one God, and that those of understanding may take heed.” (Quran 14:52) Islam translates as “obedience” and Quran as “recitation” (Burke, T. Patrick. 1996: 243) and it is by the in depth laws laid out in the Quran that Muslims live their lives.
Evil is something caused by living things with free will which is intended to cause harm or misery to something or someone else, though different people have different views on what evil is. One argument is the atheist argument, and that God can’t exist if he allows evil. John Mill, an atheist philosopher, says that God can’t be real because if he was then he would not allow this much suffering to happen, especially to innocent people. Another non-religious view is that sometimes bad things happen, not because a ‘God’ has made it, but just because not everything that happens in the world is good. For example, there was a mini-bus crash where 12 children and a teacher were killed, and an atheist would say the mini-bus and lorry were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that it certainly did not have anything to do with God.