“Explain the Judeo- Christian concept of God as a law-giver and judge” God loves and cares for his creation because of this he creates rules in order for his creation to live together harmoniously. Judaeo-Christians have many views about God as law giver and judge. Firstly God can be seen as Law giver in Exodus 20 when God is said to have revealed the 10 commandments to Moses, but the Children of Israel have just been warned that if they approach him directly, he may break out against them and kill them. In this story it God is seen as omnipotent and the presence of Him is a mortal danger and threat. He gives direct commands to Moses and Moses obeyed God's orders despite personal danger and overwhelming odds.
This is a major turning point in Judaism because at this time, the population was “enlightened” in the aspect that religion and science could coexist. “Those who acknowledge the truth will accept as the best proof for the Creation the fact that everything in Nature serves a certain purpose, so that one exist for the benefit of another.” Maimonedes’ deep influence in Judaism was mainly creating a belief that God and science could coexist. Jews with time endorsed his philosophy becoming well-educated. His philosophy also helped Jews have a connection with the Gentile
I believe that God sent his son to die for my sins and the sins of nonbelievers. Jesus is the bridge that connects us to the Father. My Christian belief determines my actions and therefore any consequences follow. As a Christian I believe that we are to follow His commands and be an example to others. Through the course of this class my worldview has not differed but strengthened, it has made me a stronger Christian.
| Emphasis is on the blessing of Abraham`s seed. | Genesis 12:3- I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. | Abraham | Again God`s call for Abraham`s move by faith. | God`s promise of blessing. | It is a continuation of the development from 1 and 2.
Secondly, they are the chosen people of God, which means they live beyond the rest of mankind. Thirdly, they are always the witness of God. However, the history of Jews is full of tears, because they found it difficult to live at peace with the rest of mankind. Christianity, the religion emerged from Judaism, is known as a new religion by that time, Jesus Christ was a Jew, but he created Christianity by adding supernumerary laws to the Jewish law based on mercy not only on justice—the forgiveness of the original sin and the promise of eternal life in paradise for Christians who are willing to be the witness of Jesus. Islam, the youngest religion in all three, was founded by Muhammad.
Some supporters of the restoration of the Jews interpret the prophetic texts as describing inevitable future events, and these events primarily involve Israel (taken to mean the descendants of the Biblical patriarch Jacob) or Judah (taken to mean the remaining faithful adherents of Judaism). People who take them at face value see these prophecies as requiring the presence of a Jewish state in The Holy Land, the central part of the lands promised to the Biblical patriarch Abraham in his covenant with God. This requirement is sometimes interpreted as being fulfilled by the contemporary state of Israel. The didactic texts of the Epistles also include explanations of the events described in prophecy, and so complement and expand upon their
To begin with, lets discuss the famous William Bradford who wrote, “Of Plymouth Plantation," this literature piece discusses his experience traveling to the new world and early colonial life in America. His commentary shares views of the separatists’ religious beliefs. One example, where religion shapes his literature would have to be, "when God intercedes to assist the pilgrims on their way, such as when sailors who mistreat them are punished through illness or death. “There was a proud and very profane man…he would …condemning the poor people…but it please God…to smite this young man with a grievous disease” (Baym 61). Bradford goes on to write “praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever…let them which have been redeemed of the Lord, show how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor” (Baym 61).
Overall the Koran teaches its believers to be good people and it has very good core values I found inspiring. I found extremely interesting on how the Koran was written. It seemed that three powerful figures were involved in the Koran; Allah, The angel Gabriel and the Prophet Mohammed. That in itself is a topic I would like to read more about. What we see in the world today is how Allah is an important factor in the Islam religion.
Christ had referred to the Old Testament summary of all the laws of the Bible into two great commandments: "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and your neighbor as yourself'" (Luke 10:27). When asked who was a neighbor, Christ related the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). It was the Good Samaritan who took care of the mugging victim who was a neighbor to the victim. The others who walked by and ignored the victim's plight were not acting as neighbors to him. In the light of all we have seen the Scriptures teach to this point, can we argue that if we were able to save another's life from an attacker by shooting the attacker with our gun that we should "turn the other cheek instead?"
Romans 3:28-30 speaks to the fact that people are justified by faith, not by the law. Paul addressed this because the Jews cared a lot about the law that they neglected their culture. Paul began to take an interest in the importance of the law and took full account towards the culture. “A healthy culture life is one that views the culture as one created by God,” (Frank,(October 2013)). We each have a different culture that God has given us, and we each should follow this religion.