“A Journey Through The Old Testament” SUMMARY: For many Christians the Old Testament is daunting and confusing. The books are long and speak about a culture dramatically different form our own. This wonderful book by Elmer L. Towns, “A Journey Through the Old Testament” does not substitute for reading the Old Testament, but Mr. Towns has provided a wonderful “journey” in understanding the people of the Old Testament and a view of the Coming Messiah. His works speak to the intellect as well as to the heart of how God prepared the world in His image – and His hope for mankind.
Naomi knows that Boaz is a Kinsmen Redeemer to her family. Knowing all this helps interpret the passage in its historical-cultural context. It is important to know the all the customs when a spouse and sons die. This is essential to understanding the meaning of the book of Ruth. I believe that the one of the ways to persuade men and women to make and effort to study historical-cultural context is to explain that God revealed himself to these people during their time in history.
There’s so much history about the early days of the gospel and about how the church was organized and managed back in the history of the Bible. The Bible consists of the history, law, wisdom writings, and the prophet’s. Dr. Elmer L Townes book entitled a journey through the Old Testament is the most helpful book I have ever read. I love the way he just took every subject in the Bible and broke it down in the simplistic form so that it is so understandable. He seems to have written this book from an everyday living perspective.
Marriage and Family Therapy: The History and Development of Marriage and Family Therapy Shanikqua Sharp Liberty University COUN 501-D29 Professor Stanley McCreary December 14, 2011 ABSTRACT Marriage is an institution designed God to be the foundation for a strong and healthy family. Its intent was to establish a relationship of built on the foundation of love that encompasses, trust, solidarity, unity and intimacy for the purpose procreation. Marriage was intended to be forever. Unfortunately marriage occurs between two imperfect people thus causing for discord and misunderstanding. Despite our commitment and love, our family relationships bring us both joy and challenges.
Roberson 1 Leslie Roberson Dr. Cary Paulk Religion 201 07 December 2011 An Exegetical Study of Philemon 1 “That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgement of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” (v. 6). The Epistle of Paul to Philemon was a personal letter written in the spirit of forgiveness and redemption. The author of the letter was the Apostle Paul who was under house arrest in Caesarea (Acts 24-26) or Rome (Acts 28, 30). The date of this Epistle was somewhere between 60-63 CE. Paul wrote the letter not only to Philemon, but also his wife, Apphia, his son, Archippus, and the church in their house (Philem.
Biblical Imagery in Macbeth No book has made a greater impact on world literature than the Bible. "It has colored the talk of the household and the street, as well as molded the language of the scholars. It has been something more than a 'well of English undefiled', it has become part of the spiritual atmosphere. We hear the echoes of its speech everywhere and the music of its familiar phrases haunts all the fields and groves of our fine literature" (Ackermann 9). Shakespeare's debt to Scripture is profound; biblical imagery is woven into every play.
Among these women were prominent queens, prophetesses, and leaders. The Bible is the only book in the world which looks at women as human beings, no better and no worse than men. Genesis 2:18 says “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Thus woman was created as a helper for man. Eve was the first woman in the bible. “And Adam called his wife Eve because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20).
The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by god through Angel Gabriel over a 23 year period. It is the most important text for the Muslim faith as it is believed to be the words of God. Muslims believe the Quran was revealed by God, as law and reference to what is permissible and what is prohibited. It sets rules and regulations for people and societies to adhere to, in everyday life, like the five pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship. Sharia/Islamic law touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on varied topics from family life, welfare, banking, environment , etc.
Final Reflection Essay Throughout this semester I have learned so much about God and His plan of salvation. I learned that in order to have salvation you must have an excellent relationship with God. You also must obey God and avoid all temptations from the devil and the world around us. I learned that God is love and that holiness is one of His qualities. Lastly, I learned that God will always love and forgive us.