1.02 Monotheistic Religions In what ways is the Holy Land an important site for all three monotheistic faiths? The Holy land is important to members of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religion because they have lived on the Holy land for generations and have important religious sites located here. The land is holy for Christians because this was where God’s son Jesus was born, crucified and where he resurrected from the dead. For Jews, it contains many Jewish synagogues and this land was promised to them by Yahweh. After a number of Jews were enslaved in Egypt and once freed, Moses helped them escape through the dessert and after over 40 years of traveling in the dessert they finally made it to the promise land by Yahweh which was Canaan.
It was the Lord who put into my mind … that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies … I am the most unworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely … No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.” Columbus, being a Catholic, was Protestant and felt obligated to bring God to the world. Years after Columbus had come and gone the Mayflower Compact was signed but before signing the recited “For the glory of God and advancement of ye Christian faith … doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in ye presence of God and one of another, covenant & combine our selves together into a civill body politick.” Columbus helped start our nation but his work would not compare to the work and sacrifices to come. Once America had beaten the
CHRISTIANITY VS. JUDAISM Christianity and Judaism are religions that are each very unique. Although they both have plenty of differences, they also have similarities. In fact they probably have more in common than some of the other major religions in the world, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Although both Christians and Jews believe God to be their creator and controller; Judaism has no founder, as opposed to Christianity whose founder was Jesus Christ. In Christianity it is believed that Jesus Christ was the savior to all humanity and was sent to Earth by his father (God) to pay for the sins of all mankind.
This man credit God with Abraham victory battle and he also declares God’s sovereignty over heaven and earth. Heb. 7:3 approaches with an uncertainty about the identity of Melchizedek it reads: he is “without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. Since there was no beginning or ending for him many may have taken on to identify him as God, this text was probably considered as a problem text. The general purpose may be that Melchizedek may have been a human being sent by God to deliver (messenger) and test the faith of those who considered themselves as Christians.
The codex Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 was purchased in Cairo by a German scholar Karl Reinhardt. A lot of pages of the Gospel are missing. It portrays a whole new understanding of Jesus' life. Its idea is that the disciple will discover his or her inner spiritual awareness from Jesus' teachings, and that that is what leads to eternal life, not salvation through Jesus' death and resurrection. It also shows Mary as an active disciple, and perhaps even as Jesus' primary disciple.
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.
They accepted the Bible, although they believe that it was corrupted in favor of the “White man”. http://altreligion.about.com/od/alternativereligionsaz/a/rastafari.htm In a quote used by the late Martin Luther King "We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always hoped to do great things." debate.uvm.edu/dreadlibrary/dorsey.html Dr. King was not talking about the late Robert Nesta Marley when he mouthed those words however those words personify how Bob Marley spent his 36 years on this earth, and his involvement with the Rastafarian movement and the impact he left on our society. To get a better understanding of the man Robert Nesta Marley (Bob) we must first learn, how, when and where it all started. Robert Nesta Marley (Bob) one of the most influential icons of the Twentieth Century was born in a small town in St. Ann Bay Jamaica West Indies, an area called Nine Miles on February 6, 1945, to a white father and a black mother.
This particular book in the bible is considered by many to be the greatest love story in history. The basic literary genre in the book of Ruth is considered a biblical Hebrew narrative. The major events that take place in the book of Ruth include: The tragedy Naomi and her family experience (Ruth 1:1–22), Ruth meeting Boaz, Naomi’s kinsman while working in his field (Ruth 2:1–23), Naomi encouraging Ruth to ask Boaz to be her redeemer (Ruth 3:1–18), and finally Ruth is redeemed by Boaz and Naomi is renewed (4:1–22). The key themes in the book of Ruth include: Faithfulness, security, and redemption. Ruth demonstrates her faithfulness to Naomi, by refusing to leave her side and displaying a strong and willing commitment to her mother-in-law (Ruth 1:15-17).
2. ” Ananias was afraid of the authority of Paul. However, we know God can change your hearts and minds. B. Paul, teaching show evidence throughout the Bible, let us look at 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV), “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
One of the most well-known biblical stories, Adam and Eve had profound impact on the way Medieval Christians explained the origins of humankind and nature, and how it shaped their moral values. Thus, the creation story of Adam and Eve is a myth, because Medieval Christians believed the text as “word of God”, explaining and depicting the inception of life, nature, and morals (Morris 23). In the Medieval Christian society, biblical myths are considered to be factually true and the morals and instructions of the myths are followed meticulously. Humans have always been curious about their environments and existence, and myths explain certain phenomena of life and nature. Myths are not simply stories told to entertain; they are understandings of reality taught to educate people about the world they live in.