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Bible and Law Abortion Research Paper

… Bible and Law - Abortion

Bible and Law

Abortion has been defined as an act of voluntarily terminating pregnancy, which leads to the embryo's death. Abortion has become a very controversial topic in most countries because it is becoming more rampant as time goes by. Within the society, there are different opposing and proposing groups. And each of them has different views as to why they oppose or support abortion. Some see abortion as a way of practicing one's freedom in the society, while, others view abortion as an immoral act Davis ( 9)

I believe that abortion is morally wrong based on my understanding of the Bible. Abortion destroys many lives of helpless children, and it is being practiced in many countries amongst them…. [read more]

Luke 15 The Christian Bible Research Paper

… Luke 15

The Christian Bible is "often seen as a book of moral instruction or a relic of a previous age," (Rowland 10). Moreover, the Bible has a specific style and occupies a specific literary genre that reflects its historical, political, and social contexts. Because the books of Christian Bible such as the Gospel of Luke do contain social and political commentary that are cloaked within the classical narrative structure of the hero's journey, such books are clearly works of literature and can be analyzed as such. The Book of Luke is the longest of all the synoptic gospels (Utley). It was written not by an apostle of Christ who knew the historical personage, but as someone who later came to preach the gospel of…. [read more]

Christian Biotechnology: Not a Contradiction Term Paper

… So in this area, it is relatively simple to analyze the use and importance of this field of research. Transgenic crops have proven to be vital food source for both economic and humanitarian purposes, while transgenic animals are quickly proving to be just what the meat, milk, and egg industry need to increase profits and production. Christians everywhere should be in support of biotechnology and genetic modification in food production, as this has the potential to erase world hunger and improve corporate profits all at once.

Genetically modified (GM) crops are safe and proven in the field. Scientists are not just tinkering with DNA for fun -- GM crops are being created that are far superior to traditional hybrid strains in hardiness and resistance to…. [read more]

Theology -- Christian Doctrine Essay

… The church's foundation is the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. The church was purchased with Christ's blood, as in Acts 20:28 (Nelson 1999); Christ is ordained by God to be the head of the church after his resurrection and exaltation, as in Eph. 1:20-23, Col. 3:1, and Col 4:7-12 (Nelson 1999). In addition, the church's beginning is associated with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit baptizes believers into one body, as in 1 Cor. 12:13 (Nelson 1999), which had not occurred during Jesus' ministry, as in John 7:39 (Nelson 1999), but was designated for a future time, as in John 14:17 (Nelson 1999). That baptism by the Holy Spirit first occurred at Pentecost, as in Acts 1:4-5 and 11:15 (Nelson 1999).…. [read more]

Christian Missionary Work in Iraq Today Research Paper

… Family. Pursuant to mixture of shari'a law and civil law, men are the heads of the household and of Iraqi society.

Some indication of the composition of contemporary Iraqi families can be discerned from the breakdown of the current Iraqi population provided in Table 2 and depicted graphically in a population pyramid in Figure 2 below.

Table 2

Demographic Breakdown of Iraqi Society Today

Age Group

Percentage of Population



0-14 years




15-24 years




25-54 years




55-64 years




65 years and over




Source: CIA World Factbook at

Figure 2. Population Pyramid for Iraq: 2014

Source: CIA World Factbook at

A Survey of Mission Work

History of Mission…. [read more]

Exegesis Luke Essay

… Exegesis Luke 12:16-21

The Parable Of The Rich Fool

exegesis of luke 12:16-21


"Luke's version of the story is a rather simple one, actually.

A rich man lives like there is no tomorrow, only to learn, to his embarrassment, there really isn't! Simple enough.

or is it?"

When Jesus shared the parable of the rich fool with the crowd that followed him, he had not only "set his face" to make his final journey to Jerusalem, he also "set his face" to stand firm in his calling to teach. The term "set his face," which occurs in five verses in the KJV of the Bible (Blue Letter Bible), includes the phrase "stedfastly set" (Luke 9: 51), which Strong explains…. [read more]

Christian Worship the History Research Paper

… Some, including Presbyterian churches, believe that Christian worship should only be constructed from what is directly and explicitly written in scripture; "in short, God institutes in the Bible everything required for Church worship and prohibits all other possibilities," (Smith 19).[footnoteRef:21] Others, like Lutherans, Anglicans, and Methodists argue that "worshippers may use elements of worship that are not prohibited by the Bible, whether or not they are positively commanded by scripture," (Smith 19).[footnoteRef:22] In other words, many Christians believe that unless the Bible expressly prohibits a certain type of worship, any type of worship is good. This view is known as the "normative" view of worship because the emphasis is on what is considered normative within the Church. The various disagreements over Christian worship are one…. [read more]

Christian Knows the Earliest Verses Term Paper

… Chapter 15 in the revelations reveals that those that had foregone temptation from the beast of sin were able to share in the bounties of God. The fact that verse talks about harps is indicative of the fact that Man who followed God's word and precepts returned to a state not unlike that of an angel. Those seated at God were restored into the original image of God. Chapter 20 in the book of Revelations also indicates that those of the right of God enjoyed eternal salvation and "reigned with Christ a thousand years." (v. 3-5).

One way in which a religion can be distinguished from a cult is the fight over what is conventionally good vs. what is conventionally evil. With changing times, the…. [read more]

Bible Role & Characteristics of God's Angels Essay

Angels of the Lord

Chapter 3: Angels

Angels have been used by God to accomplish his purposes and to assist his people throughout history both recorded and unrecorded history. Angels are mentioned 273 times in the scripture and in 33 of the 66 books of the Bible. (Fruchtenbaum, nd) Angels are mentioned in the Gospels and for instance in the book of Matthew 16:27 where it states as follows:

"For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of his Father with His angels, and then he shall reward each one according to his works."

The Book of Acts in chapter 7: 52-53 states as follows:

"Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed…. [read more]

Luke's Beatitudes Term Paper

… ¶ … Jesus" is a question that is both straight forward and at the same time ambiguous. On the one hand, everybody knows who Jesus was. Simply, he is whom Christians believe to be the Son of God and who Jews and Muslims believe to be a prophet of God. On the other hand, knowing who Jesus is beyond this basic understanding is dependent on who one is asking, as Jesus is something different to every person, including between Christians. At the same time, there is the question between who Jesus was as a historical figure and who Jesus is as a religious figure.

Being the longest of the four canonical Gospels, the Gospel of Luke provides one of the most detailed accounts of the…. [read more]

Is Divorce and Remarriage Acceptable? Essay

… This is because based on the Old Testament law, incest was forbidden. In addition, such a marriage was illegitimate, and they support this view of "always sinful" suggesting that the exception clause only appears in Matthew, which its message was referring to the Jews.

Owing to the lack of the exception appearing in Luke, the argument further suggests that the exception was meant for the Jews alone. In addition, those involved in such an incestuous marriage were allowed to undo the marriage, but it was not permissible for them to marry again. In reference to Paul's instruction on spouses who depart, this may only be a separation, which does not allow the other to marry. However, if the unbelieving spouse officially divorces the believer, and…. [read more]

Influence of the Bible on Christian Mission Term Paper

… ¶ … Bible on Christian Mission

In the early 1960s, there was concern about the direction of the Christian mission in the world (Anderson, Gerald, 1961, p. 3). The reason for this concern arose largely out of events that were taking place in many of the "super power" nations around the globe; especially in America, where the "counter cultural revolution" was being waged against everything establishment from the Vietnam War to cutting down the rain forests in South America, and even God. But it was the relationship between Christianity and other cultures that was at the forefront of Christian mission thinking, and Christian missionaries were driven by what they perceived as their evangelical mission around the world. Presenting the Gospel and testifying to others as…. [read more]

Render Unto the Caesar Literature Review

… Several explanations give detailed information on how political matters correlate with the moral or religious considerations (Peter, Lewis & Bolden 2002, 26). Perhaps, other people have come to a great deal of considerations and view the secular setting or sphere to be absolute, and state totalitarian, thereby justifying the matter of laying down laws even when it comes to worship and religious matters. Nevertheless, the criticism to this claim always relies on the rider to which Jesus supplemented that we must also offer unto the Lord what belongs to Him. "We must always obey the Lord rather than any other human authority- Acts 5: 29" (Calvin, George & Kennedy 1986, 104), this is the claim that Peter together with other apostles had when they received…. [read more]

Jesus Christ Is an Inextricable Essay

… What I read as the Christian Bible did not exist for them. They were merely carrying out the word of Christ, as His most faithful disciples. In carrying out this word of Christ, the disciples helped Christ to create the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. We now have the definitive codex for spiritual enlightenment in our hands. Christian faith and practice is simple, and there is nothing strange or complex about it. We read the Bible to know God, and in knowing God we develop faith, and in developing faith we spread the gospel. Gradually, we Christians commit to the coming of Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven. Christian faith is faith that our work will be done so that His will be done, on…. [read more]

Jesus' Christian Life, Prayer, and Teachings Dissertation

… Prayer brings redemption. Solomon averred that as soon as he asked for Wisdom, it was bestowed upon him. David, similarly, was given fortitude through the Spirit of God (Psalms 118, 131). Every martyr obtained strength to resist tyrants, and overcame dangers and death through prayer. The above are all examples of this "communication" with God in the true spirit of how Prayer was intended.

St. John Chrysostom weighs in again: "He who uses this great weapon knows not death, leaves the earth, enters heaven, and lives with God. He falls not into sin; he loses affection for the earth; he makes his abode in heaven; and begins, even in this life, to enjoy the conversation of God. How then can you disquiet…. [read more]

Job Fair Summary Clues From Date Term Paper

… Job Fair Summary

Clues from Date and Place

Popular Theories

Political Issues and Theoretical Opinion

Modern Analyses

Authorship of Hebrews

The Letter to the Hebrews culminates the beliefs of Christianity. It established Jesus Christ as the author and founder of the Christian movement. It establishes Christ's position as a divine entity that humbled himself to become human. Hebrews is one of the most important books in the New Testament for modern and ancient Christians alike. However, its origins, authorship, audience, and the date of its writing are an area of much debate in ecumenical circles. This research will analyze the merits of popular viewpoints on the origin of the Letter to the Hebrews.

It is a common misconception that Paul was the sole author of…. [read more]

Dramatic Change in the Character of Paul Essay

… ¶ … Saul of Tarsus embarked on his journey to Damascus, he had already gained fame as a devout Jew, member of the Pharisees, and leader of a group of Jews that wanted to wipe out the Christians. In fact, it was he who was one of those responsible for the death of the first Christian martyr, Stephen, in Jerusalem. Saul was not only a Christian "hater," but actively traveled from city to city arresting Christians. And it was during a journey to Damascus when he was struck down by a vision and rendered blind. Like many who experience life changing moments, Saul experienced suffering, or Pathos, which gained sympathy with his critics and aided in his later missionary work. The Book of Acts 9:15-22…. [read more]

Biblical Terms Used for Counseling Term Paper

… Biblical Terms Used for Counseling

There is much debate and contention about secular as opposed to religious approaches to counseling - which is in effect a reflection of the secular / religious divide in contemporary culture. However, an analysis of the terms and concepts found in the Biblical texts showed evidence of a great deal of similarity and concurrence with contemporary counseling terminology. This study examines a few central terms in the light of Biblical meaning as well as the relevance of these terms in a contemporary therapeutic and counseling environment. The result of this analysis indicates the ways in which Biblical concepts enrich and expand the meaning and effectiveness of modern counseling. The analysis of the specific words tends to concur with Olsen's (1997)…. [read more]

Gospel of Mark Term Paper

… ¶ … Gospel of Mark

Often regarded as the earliest of the four Gospels, the Book of Mark was written within perhaps thirty years of the time of Christ's death and alleged resurrection. Although it is an anonymous book, meaning that the true author is unknown and that the title of Mark was added at a later date, ancient tradition ascribes this Gospel to one John Mark, a disciple of both Peter and Paul, who is said to have completed it at Rome as a summary of Peter's preaching. The text shows considerable knowledge of Palestine and the Aramaic language (i.e. that spoken by Jesus Christ) with occasional Latin references which suggest the influence of Roman culture.

Originally written in Koine, being the traditional language…. [read more]

Western Religion in His Book Term Paper

… Education is to be had on penalty of Sin.

The author Neusner avers that there are several forms of Judaism -- each presenting a different viewpoint based on culture and philosophy. Rabbinic and Talmudic Judaism are two of the main. (pp. 41-49) Contemporarily, secularism has taken root under the strength of Western culture. Incidentally the Torah has also undergone severe changes. The Torah was destroyed after first Temple's destruction. When the Jews were restored to Israel, the Torah was revived and was made available to everybody. It included the Tannakh (The Hebrew Bible) (p. 45), which contained the Pentateuch, Books of the Biblical Patriarchs and smaller books. During the age of cogency, the notion of the dual (written and oral) Torah arose (p. 71). This…. [read more]

Christianity and Islam Term Paper

… Islam and Christianity

Religion serves as one of several socializing factors in a society, and religion helps shape the culture, determines aspects of the legal system, governs how the people are ruled, and achieves a number of other functions in the social order. Christianity and Islam are among the major religions in the world, serving primary populations in specific areas of the world, Christianity Europe and Europe-influenced areas, Islam in the Middle East where the religion was founded and other parts of the world to which it has been exported. These religions differ in terms of numerous beliefs even though they are related in some ways as well. One similarity can be found in the way the religions emphasize certain personalities as leaders and role…. [read more]

Life and Death Book Review

… The author even goes on further with some ideas of how the legislation needs to be really being changed in order to lawfully inspect and receive circumstances of euthanasia.

The book also goes on to talk about many other areas to the reader for example, how this misrepresenting of the border line has left a lot of people with sensitive questions about pain and suffering and how it not only effects the patient but also people around them such as their family and friends (Schemmer, 1998, p. 83 paragraph 2). Schemmer goes a little further and discusses other topics such as the quality of life, death with dignity, and the costs of long-term care. He mentions that people can really discover many different helpful answers…. [read more]

Kindness - Religion Term Paper

… Kindness - Religion

Kindness as it is reflected in the Holy Bible, the Holy Spirit, and in Our Lives

Kindness is often exhibited through acts of altruism, and the definition of altruism is: "unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others..." (Merriam-Webster Online, 2004).

It is interesting to note that according to the National Opinion Research Centre (NORC), "Americans on average perform 109 altruistic acts each year" (The Christian Century, 2003). Those individuals surveyed by NORC, who do not attend worship services (in a church, synagogue, mosque or temple), perform, on average, 96 acts of altruism, or kindness, in a year. But those who do attend worship services average doing 128 acts of kindness each year.

Why do people who attend spiritual services…. [read more]

Faith Makers Research Paper

… Exodus Faith

Change and Learning on the Road: Developing New Views of the Person and of God in Exodus

There is a clear and often mentioned difference between the view of God and Man as seen in the so-called Old and New testaments of the Judeo-Christian Bible. The Hebrew Scriptures that make up the Old Testament in general (though with some notable exceptions) present a view of God as a somewhat vengeful and highly authoritarian ruler of his people, setting out rules and laws and following through with punishment in epic (one could even say Biblical) fashion. Negative events that happen to individuals and the Hebrew people as a whole are seen as a response to their sins -- suffering is created by mankind through…. [read more]

Daniel 9:24-27 the Student of the Bible Research Paper

… Daniel 9:24-27

The student of the Bible, and particularly of the Old Testament, is faced with several interesting challenges. Not least of these is the fact that texts such as Daniel 9:24-27 can be interpreted in a number of ways. Indeed, many prophetic Old Testament texts have been subject to diverse interpretations. Mostly, these interpretations would depend upon the point-of-view of the interpreter. The Jewish approach to Daniel 9:24-27 would for example most likely offer a non-Christological view. Generally, the Christian viewpoint regards the New Testament as fulfilling the Old, which would invite a Christological view of the text in question. Both interpretations are in turn based upon interpretations of the historical and biblical context of the passage, as well as current commentary relating to…. [read more]

Glossolalia, or Speaking in Tongues Research Paper

… Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, is a vocalizing (sometimes writing) of speech-like syllables as part of religious fervor or practice. It is controversial, even among the religious; some consider it to be meaningless ramble brought on by a euphoric state, and others part of a holy language. The word itself is a compound of a Greek verb (lalein, to talk, ), and a noun (glossa, tongue or language, ). It appears as a phenomenon in the New Testament; specifically in Acts 2:4 ("they began to speak with other tongues," and in Corinthians 12:8-11 and 12:28-30 where the word appears in conjunction with the Greek word charisma, suggesting that these were gifts given by God to people who had transcended and were able to mentally touch…. [read more]

Analzying Christianity and the Torah Dissertation

… Christianity and the Torah

History of Christianity

Basic concepts in Christian theology

History of the Torah

Christianity and the Torah

Torah observance at the Table 130

The Significance of the Torah to Christian in modern day 134

It is the Powerful Word of God 134

It Leads Christians to Jesus the Messiah 136

It Deals with the Questions of Life 139

What we Understand about The Law 141

Interpreting and Applying the Law 143

Suggested Christian approach towards the Torah 144

Identifying what the specific law…. [read more]

Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels Term Paper

… Gospels

The Bible is probably the most read and most controversial book in the history of humanity. Much of this controversy can be attributed to the first four books of the New Testament, which are referred to as the four gospels. The four gospels chronicle the life of Jesus Christ including his birth, ministry, death and resurrection. The purpose of this discussion is to examine these books of the bible. The discussion will aim to solidify the idea that the gospels are eyewitness testimonies whose differences and similarities are valuable in exploring and proving the historical life of Jesus Christ the Lord God on earth.

Brief overview of history related to the intertestamental period

There is a significant period of time, which separates the last…. [read more]

High Degree of Misinformation Essay

… Discuss the changes.

Prior to taking this course, in many ways I considered Christianity to be a static religion. I had not given thought to the notion that Christianity changed rapidly in the first few centuries of its practice. I noticed several critical changes in the practice of Christianity in the first century AD and its later practice. The first change was the idea of a Christ centered church with Jesus as the only leader. The second change was the idea of a church with multiple elders to focusing power on a single leader. The third change was the idea that church leadership should remain local to the shifting of power to leaders located away from the church's physical area. The fourth change was a…. [read more]

Holy Spirit in the Book Acts Term Paper

… Holy Spirit in the Book Of Acts

The purpose of the Book of Acts was to offer a history of the early church with a focus on the Holy Spirit and how it is the "life principle" of the Church (Johnson 1992, 14). The book focuses on the day of Pentecost and how one can be empowered by being a witness for Jesus Christ. Specifically, Acts tells the reader that the purpose of the book is to write "about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven" (Acts 1:1-2); this, according to Bock (2007, 51) is a reminder from his gospel and is used as a reaffirmation. Acts is the record of the apostles being…. [read more]

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