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...Believers New Believers In the modern world, new believers and generally everybody encounters very many challenges. As oneof the new believers, I encounter numerous challenges in my daily life. Subject to the fact that I need to survive and succeed economically, socially, and spiritually, I have developed different insights. Notably, my insights entail things that encourage me in fresh ways. As such, the insights enable me to cope with the challenges that I encounter in my daily life. Ideally, my most prominent insights include the Bible or the Godly teachings, advice from my spiritual leader, and guidance from my mother....
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Muhammad and the believers
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...believers al Affiliation) Fred McGraw Donner Tittle of book: Muhammad and the Believers Place of publication: New York Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Number of pages: 304 pages ISBN: 9780674050976 The book offers a vision on how Islam evolved. The book is written by the author and was intended to address the Christians and the Jews. The author of the book argues that the origin of the religion lies in believer’s movement which was begun by Prophet Muhammad. The movement was that which was of religious reforms which mainly emphasized on righteous behavior and monotheism with conformity with revealed law of God. Those that were in the movement and were addressed... Muhammad and the...
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Laleh Bakhtiar novel translation of the statement: Will it be accepted by Muslim believers
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...believers? Laleh Bakhtiar stirred controversy when she had a novel translation of the Quoranic verse daraba which is commonly interpreted as “Men are the maintainers of women….and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them” (Quoran, 4.34). In reading the Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane, a 3,064-page volume from the 19th century, she found that the definitions for “daraba” was “to go away” (Macfarquhar, 2007). She translated it as when... Laleh Bakhtiar novel translation of the ment that deals with husband-wife relations: Will it be accepted by Muslim...
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Critical review of the 2004 Lawrence & Peters article Reasoning in Believers in the Paranormal
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...Believers in the Paranormal By Emma Lawrence and Emmanuelle Peters (Critical review) ‘Reasoning in Believers in the Paranormal’ is a very technical article on the subject. Although the facts presented are backed by rigorous researches conducted by various scholars, there was nothing new that was presented in it. The experiments mentioned in the article only prove that people with paranormal beliefs have a certain bias referred to as the domain-specificity of reasoning. The only positive review that can possibly be given to this article is that it supports previous studies on the subject. For this study, a total of 174 people from the Society of Psychical Research completed... a...
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Sincere believes about the morality of divorce will not influence God judgment of us as true believers
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...Believers The morality of divorceis often called into question in Christianity, though through a closer examination, it could be said that the morality of divorce will not be a determining factor that will influence the judgment of the Christian God on whether or not a person is a true believer. In the past, one of the beliefs present in Christianity was that due to the moral issues, divorce was considered to be sinful; biblical quotes were given as a way to prove this point, however, upon closer examination, it can be shown that the reverse is in fact the case. Morals are rules or habits of conduct, especially sexual... ? 2 March The Morality of Divorce and its Effect on the Determination of True...
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What do you think are the three most important aspects of any belief system in drawing new believers to it Compose a framework of at least five specific questions one might ask when examining any new belief system
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...believers into it, and six core questions that should be considered when examining any belief system. One of the primary aspects of a belief system that attracts new believers is its relevance to the pulse... of the times, the psycho-socio-historical dynamics (Whitsett). The rise and spread of Chuck Smith’s Calvary Chapel, for example, had its beginnings in California, a state of transients and extremes, and the belief system, while fundamentalist Christian, moved away from dour old people in suits and welcomed new believers, including Society’s rejects (gang members, mental patients, drug addicts) with love, rock music, jeans and T-shirts, and mass baptism in the...
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Strategy For Successful Incorporation of New Believers Into the Church
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...Introduction In order to ensure that more and more Christians become part of the Church and live a more integrated life within the congregation, it is important to develop a practical strategy which can attract more Christians towards the Church. Any strategy to include more members in the Church must be Church centric in nature and should take care of enhancing the role of Church in the lives of those who enter for the first time. Strategy In order to increase the number of new members from 15 to 350 in next five years, following strategic steps will be undertaken at Church: Develop an incorporation culture In order to effectively ensure that new members are introduced to the Church... In order to...
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'He will come again to judge the living and the dead' Why is this statement in the Niceness Creed, how is it relevant and how do
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...believing in God, do not lose out on their journey of faith; the believers who die will be resurrected during the judgement day, so that they can receive their reward. Together with believers, the non-believers will also receive their judgement, but will instead be sent to hell fire, where they will receive their reward for their disobedience. The believers of the present-day get the fundamentals for the interpretation of the statement contained in the Nicene Creed from the areas... ? The function of the Nicene Creed to the faith of modern-day Christians Introduction One of the persistent questions thatface people, especially Christians is the issue of “what happens to an individual after death and...
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Gods True Prayer
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...Believers? According to the passage of John 17:6 – ‘I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word’, Jesus mediates between the Father and the Believers by allowing the latter discern God’s plan of Salvation through His Son who conveys the Word of Truth according to His Will. Equivalently, Jesus then serves as the Savior and author of faith to the Believers and followers of the generations that are still to follow. His ministry profoundly teaches them the Way to the Father and by stating that ‘All I have is yours, and all you have is mine... God’s True Prayer What does this prayer tell us about Jesus' relationship to...
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NonBelievers, Foreigners, & Strangers
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...Believing in one God, these three religions also seem to emerge from the region which is in closer proximity with each other. Jerusalem, in Palestine, is the home to Judaism as well as Christianity whereas Mecca and Medina are considered as sacred placed for Islam. Judaism Under the teachings of Judaism, believers have to believe in the existence of one God however, Judaism came into existence when people generally believed in many gods. Resultantly, Jews have to keep distance from the non-believers and those who believed in many gods. Essentially, for Jews, foreigners and non-believers... Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam share the same roots and are based upon similar principles of monotheism....
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Confucianism, Daoism, and Leagalism in China
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...believers of Confucianism give great importance to the moral values and never do anything, which may go against their moral values. “Confucianism is mainly concerned with moral values, which form the cornerstone of its philosophy” (Islam Contemporary Perspective). Confucianism gives rise to such a society where everyone gives preference to moral and ethics, and tries to promote a real peaceful society where there is harmony and tranquility between the individuals. Believers of Confucianism take care of their friends and never produce harm to any... ?[Your full full October 25, Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism in China Before going to discuss how the philosophies of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism...
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Buddhism
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...believes in the cycle of life which holds that humans incarnate after death. On the other hand, the Mahayana schools believe in the eternal and glorious life after death. Buddhism upholds a peaceful coexistence among humans and objects all forms of capital punishment. Moreover, the tradition accepts suffering as a component of human life (BBC). The Four Noble Truths The four noble truths... Buddhism Buddhism is a culture that focuses on individual and spiritual development. Buddhism does do not involve any form worship but rather strives to obtain a deep insight on the real nature of life. There are two major schools of Buddhism and they conflict on the issue of life after death. The Theravada school...
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How useful is the Letter of Jude for the Church Today
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...believers aware of the those who are honest teachers and those whose intention is to take away the joy provided by salvation. In his book, Jude is strict and goes straight to the point. He points out the evils in the church and provides a means for believers to stay safe and focus on the second coming of Jesus Christ (Brown 79). The book comes in handy today as there are many false teachers who... Importance of the Book of Jude for the Church Today The book of Jude, written by the half-brother of Jesus and a brother to James is an epistle that communicates a relevant message to churches since it was written. Though it is one of the shortest books of the new testament, it bear a strong message that keeps...
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Worship in church
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...believers perform functions in the declaration of their acknowledgment for God’s salvation. Additionally, worship facilitates the recognition of the position of the church, its collective appreciation, as well as its significance. He also argues that, worship lets believers to meet their God (Webber 102). He says that, when people recite the Holy Scriptures and preach about them, they receive the God’s power. Webber argues that, worship motivates people to achieve a certain goal. He... Task: Introduction Worship in the world exists in a number of forms. These are the Muslim worship, the pagan worship, and the Christianity worship. This essay shall discuss the Christianity form of worship. Worship in...
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Scott Hahn's: A Father Who Keeps His Promises
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...believers and non-believers since we cannot see their hearts as God sees them. The second aspect b) Unity of the church There might be many denominations, but God only recognizes one church, which is the body of Christ. Therefore, this one body... Scott Hahn's: A Father Who Keeps His Promises The nature and functions of the church 1The Nature of the Church There are several aspects of a church that reflect its nature. a) Church is invisible yet visible. The way God sees the church made up of those who genuinely belong to Christ is the invisible church (Hebrews 12:23). On the other hand, the visible church is the church that can be seen by Christians on earth. The visible church is made up of both...
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World Culture Term Paper. Islam
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...believers, which all Muslims are obligated to do them. These five pillars are considered as the framework of Islam. This paper will discuss the five pillars in detail and explain how each pillar contributes in the making of a better society. It will also illustrate how the pillars as a group affect the society positively. The first pillar of Islam is the declaring of faith also known as shahadah. This is where in order for someone to become a Muslim; they must declare that they believe in only one Allah. By doing so, they agree that there is no other real god who... ?Islam is based on five basic acts. They are said to be instructions from prophet Mohamed who is regarded as God's messenger and servant to...
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History of the afterlife
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...believers go to heaven which is a place where they would have the presence of God and other believers. It is a place where the believers are freed from sin as well as from all of its manifestations including pain and suffering. While in the afterlife, people will have physical presence like they have... in this world, life there would be very different from what it is in this world. A vast majority of Christians also believe in the existence of hell and believe that it is a place meant for punishment. Fire has been included in the description of hell in several passages of New Testament. Many Christians believe in the intense sensation of...
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Final
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...believe in the bible and worship God are lonesome. The poet believes that those boys who believe in the word of God are few compared to the other ones whom she considers as lost. The word lost has been used to refer to the number of young men who are more in number... of a character---- David of a setting---- religion of a symbol---- faded men The poet Emily Dickson is obsesses with religion and death throughout her poems. In the poem she focuses on the bible to convey her message on religion. She asserts that the bible is written by men who are faded and is an antique volume. She gives a suggestion on holy specter. She outlines the effect that the bible has on the people. She considers those boys who...
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Across denominations in the UK, numerous methods for evangelism are advanced. Critically evaluate the evangelistic methodologies used by a local church forum you have recently visited
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...believer and relays the message of salvation to them. The friendship evangelistic methodology is presently the most challenging evangelistic approach in the United Kingdom. Most members ascribed to the friendship evangelistic groups experience problems making friends with non-believers. Majority of people in the United Kingdom are capitalistic in nature, making it difficult for believers to meet non-believers. In addition, most people view Christians as conservatives who spend most of their time in church. It is, therefore, difficult for believers to establish long-term friendships with non-believers. The Friendship evangelistic... Evangelistic methodologies in the United Kingdom By Introduction...
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Postmodernism and Christinity
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...believers’ denial of the objective truth and existence of Jesus. Different interpretation of biblical concepts presents a challenge to the Western church. Critics... Post modernity and Christianity Post Modernity and Christianity Is the Western church too modern? There have been concerns by critics of the Western church terming it as an institution that adopts postmodern concepts rather than promoting the ideals of Christianity. Some critics maintain that the spirit of evangelism and Christian leadership has not been fully manifested in the Western church as desirable. One such debate relates to the non-existence of objective truth as promoted in the Western church. Most critics of the church refer to...
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Scott Hahn's: A Father Who Keeps His Promises
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...believers and non-believers since we cannot see their hearts as God sees them. The second aspect b) Unity of the church There might be many denominations, but God only recognizes one church, which is the body of Christ. Therefore, this one body... Scott Hahns: A Father Who Keeps His Promises The nature and functions of the church 1The Nature of the Church There are several aspects of a church that reflect its nature. a) Church is invisible yet visible. The way God sees the church made up of those who genuinely belong to Christ is the invisible church (Hebrews 12:23). On the other hand, the visible church is the church that can be seen by Christians on earth. The visible church is made up of both bel...
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Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity
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...believe... Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity Nursing practice and healthcare service provision is an important profession thatcalls diverse culture and faith along different religious lines. Since there are several religions across the world, Baha’i, Buddhism and Sikhism were identified for this paper in comparison to Christianity. The paper addresses some of the basic spiritual aspects such as meditation, prayers, beliefs and rituals of religions. Besides, the paper addresses concern as to what a healthcare service provider should consider while taking care of a patient from a divergent religious belief. The most important element to point out is that every kind of faith is very critical in...
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Reading Response Questions for One.Life 8 & 9
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...believers and making them understand that praying as a church is an important part of spiritual formation. The main weakness of the church is incorporating... Reading Response Reading Response Chapter 8 Chapter 8 of the book discloses the view of McKnight Scot concerning the church. I have full agreement with the author’s view of the church since he urges people to get close to the heart of the message of Jesus through discovering the old rhythm of every day prayer at the heart of the early church. According to McKnight, the old church had a good way of praying and having fellowship with God. McKnight Scot says that through the early church, the old path of praying as Jesus did is understood, and through ...
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Interpretation Paper
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...believe in their faith, in the form of judges, to handle their cases. It is not like Paul does not appreciate the role of the judges, but rather, he confronts the weakness within the church, to the extent to which non among them would be able to stand for the rest to provide counsel. The intension of the author was to inculcate the spirit of reconciliation among the believers in the Corinth. This was ultimately to appreciate the spirit of forgiveness among the believers, and never to expose... 1ST CORINTHIANS 6 11 The passage describes relationship between people and how they handle their legal matters. It encourages people to consider solving the problems they have amongst themselves before involving...
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OUR CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION ESSAY
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...believers Passive believers Non believers True believers always try to concentrate 100% in the church mass and prayers. They will never bother about what’s going on around them. They will be in another world of spirituality while worshipping in the church. Passive believers will go to church simply to show others that they are also believers. They will avoid their belief for personal gains; but will act as strong believers in God and church activities. Non believers also go to church at times in order to study the church activities. Some of these non believers go to church in secret since they may act as non believers in the external world while they may have belief in God... head: ification and...
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Week 2 email 1
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...believers, we know that theanswer to this question is yes, God does exist! So now the question is how do we know that this is true? In Matthew 11:25, Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Therefore, we as God’s children have received the gift of faith. The faith we have received is not from our own reason or logic, but from saving faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After reading Erickson Page 357, something interesting can be learned from this. The physicist... Email Week 2 Does God exist? This question coming from someone who lives in the flesh may be a difficult one. As...
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Passion of Apostle Paul
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...Believers should have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-8). He: a. did not pride over his equality with God (Philippians 2:6). b. humbled himself and took the nature of a servant (Philippians 2:7). c... ?Passion of Apostle Paul Outline Desiring the consolation of the love of Christ, unity with him and fellowship with the spirit. (Philippians 2 4). Requirements: a. Being likeminded, having the same love and being one in spirit (Philippians 2:2). b. Should act not out of pride, selfish ambition or vain conceit. (Philippians 2:3). c. Each member to consider others better than themselves (Philippians 2:3). d. Each member should not focus on themselves but act for the benefit of others (Philippians 2:4) 2....
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SIM #11
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...believers. There are weak believers who act differently from the rest of community of believers2. Paul states that leaders should strive to deal with individuals who are deemed deviant in the community as a consequence of making them have a sense of belonging. Consequently, Paul appeals to the leaders to encourage the faint hearted and the weak. In Mark 10: 42... SIM PAPER OF THESALONIANS 5:12-24 Thessalonians 5:12-24 is established within the genre of community exhortations. Paul lays emphasis on the conduct and attitude the church should have for those in leadership. The discussion focuses extensively on future potential leaders of the Thessalonians church. The leadership style in this context is ...
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Watchman. A spiritual discipline that guides christians lives
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...believers get frustrated as they try to seek the spiritual path experience. They end up not getting the most appropriate path in this case. This leads them into darkness, lingering in the crossroads throughout the year, being high or low sometimes or even failing to get the right people to seek consultation regarding the problems they are facing. There is therefore need for clear guidance for the believers to take the right path. According to Watchman (1998), all those who go out to seek God with a very honest heart move step to step in the right path. Every sinner moves from his... Running Head: WATCHMAN NEE TESTIMONY Watchman Nee Testimony Date: Introduction Today, most believe...
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Religion Paper
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...believers the importance of faith and works. Many of the believers claim to have faith in God, but they are required to prove it in actions. As human beings, God tests us in different ways, but ultimately we have to overcome the test by focusing our faith and trust in God. This story also teaches believers that God wants them to make Him their priority and focus on obeying all His commands. Abraham understood all this because he knew that God had given him a son at his advanced age of over 90 years. With the same faith, he was ready to sacrifice that one and only Son in order to please... Religion paper The biblical account of Isaac and Abraham is an inspiring illustration of faith and obedience to God. ...
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Macca and Madina Revelation
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...believers are restricted to touch the sacred Mecca soil, and if one touches it, the law states that he should be sentenced to death, (Nomachi and Seyyed 85). Mecca is a popularly known sacred center and Islamic religious universe. Mecca is a sanctified preservation recommended for believers and is humanity guidance. Mecca is an indisputable memorial (of the guidance of God), a holy place where Abraham prayed, and every person who enters Mecca is safe. Humanity has a Hajji or excursion... Introduction The conception of sacred centers and sacred geography that reflected diverse access points to straight and unmitigated links between man and divine are adequately defined in Islam. Similarly, the idea of...
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Write a research paper on the concept of jihad
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...believers. Besides, the influence of fundamentalism on Islam and rapid spread of terrorism strengthens the misinterpretation of jihad to an extent. Thesis statement: The research work on the concept of Jihad proves that it means duty mindedness, groups interpret the same as a tool to exert their influence, individuals consider... Research paper: the concept of “jihad” The concept of jihad is related to the core aspect of Islam, which is interpreted differently, i.e. as violent and peaceful. To be specific, some people attempt to criticize Islam on the impression that jihad is the visible instance for violence or holy war. On the other side, some others interpret jihad as the inner struggle faced by the...
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Interpetive journey for new testament letters
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...believers in Colosse, encouraging them to put their trust in the one true God which was preached to them. The Colossians were receiving other doctrines and were mixing their religious beliefs with Christianity and Paul was concerned about this that he wrote them to make it clear that there is no other God who can save them but Jesus. On the first chapter, he asserts the supremacy of Christ and then starts encouraging them not to be swayed by human rules and regulations but to be firm in their faith in God. On the assigned text, Paul then challenges the true believers to live a holy life and gives them a set of instructions to live... teachings because they consider Jesus as only ‘one’ among...
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Macca and Madina Revelation
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...believers are restricted to touch the sacred Mecca soil, and if one touches it, the law states that he should be sentenced to death, (Nomachi and Seyyed 85). Mecca is a popularly known sacred center and Islamic religious universe. Mecca is a sanctified preservation recommended for believers and is humanity guidance. Mecca is an indisputable memorial (of the guidance of God), a holy place where Abraham prayed, and every person who enters Mecca is safe. Humanity has a Hajji or excursion obligation... Introduction The conception of sacred centers and sacred geography that reflected diverse access pointsto straight and unmitigated links between man and divine are adequately defined in Islam. Similarly, the...
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Threads
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...believers who have emotional struggles, factual doubts, and questions about their beliefs 2) it is useful in witnessing to the non-believers, and 3) it helps the faithful in understanding and validating the authority of the Holy Scripts. According to Gary R Habermas, "applying apologetics to ministry can profitably be utilized... in strengthening believers who have questions or even factual doubts and in laying a theological foundation on which to build (along with the application of additional, non-apologetic methods) for those who have certain emotional struggles concerning their beliefs. Such a strategy might also be useful in witnessing to unbelievers by the power of the...
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Literary Analysis
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...believers’ ministry amongst which the members are profoundly and strongly impacted by the love of Jesus Christ. Well, all the members acknowledge the fact that each of them could have come from the most shameful and dark background. However, it is time that each acknowledges that they have been saved by the grace of God’s only begotten son; Jesus. Given the initiative, Mitch Albom tries to incorporate the various themes procured by this ministry in his book; “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” Below are some of the ministry’s themes are procured by the different... How does the Mitch Albom incorporate “I AmMy Brothers Keeper,” into “The Five People You Meet in Heaven?” “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” is a...
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Analyzing Religions
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...believers of some religions. Like... Analyzing Religions [Pick the Decent Analyzing Religions Religions have always been important to people of the world no matter if they live in East, West North or South. It is consensus among the historians on the founders of both religions. Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ in Nazareth (currently in Palestine) in year 33 CE (first century) (Lindberg 2009); while Islam was founded by Prophet Muhammad in Makkah (currently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) in year 610 AD (Maps 1999). Since the start of both these religions, they have always been constantly spreading in all parts of the world. Some parts of the world geographically represent the majority of believer...
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Johanine community
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...believe towards Christology, as they linked Jesus with Moses of Deuteronomy and Logos-hymn in relation to pre-existent Christology. The Samaritans believed that Jesus was divine and considered Him as the one who had seen God. The involvement of Samaritans had certainly developed the Johannine Christology, which created theological tensions amid the communities of local Jewish. The Jewish had a feeling that their monotheism thoughts were abandoned by Johannine community with the development of a new religion of a God named Jesus... Johannine Community INTRODUCTION In the New Testament, there were four Gospels that include Gospel of Mathew, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Luke and Gospel of John. In the initial...
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Roman Catholic Communion
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...believers attending the mass and offers prayers for the well being of the parish and the community. After the opening prayer, the clergy starts the reading of the scripture. It does need to be mentioned that the reading of the scripture in a Catholic communion is not random or haphazard, but rather it follows a liturgical calendar. The Catholic Church has prescribed the readings for each and every day of the year. This practice of affiliating to the same reading on a particular day at the Catholic Churches placed all across the world, lends a sense of community and camaraderie to the people following the Catholic religion. The reading... of the Religion and Theology of the Concerned 22 July Roman...
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Elements of genre
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...believers and non-believers. In addition, the author also shows how this Act eats into the national income, hence injuring... Elements of Genre Hamilton Marci. “A Minefield of Extreme Religious Liberty.” The New York Times, July http www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/30/congress-religion-and-the-supreme-courts-hobby-lobby-decision/hobby-lobby-has-opened-a-minefield-of-extreme-religious-liberty> The major argument in this editorial is that The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the US is unconstitutional; therefore there is need for it to be repealed. This writing taps into the audience values and emotions mainly through the author’s illustration of how the Act perpetrates inequality between believ...
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Theology
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...Believers were first called Christians at Antioch (Chapter 11). Another change is that the disciples were persecuted. Peter was arrested on several occasions and put in jail. During his detention, the rest of the disciples prayed and the angel of God released him out of jail (Chapter 12). James, the brother of Andrew, was beheaded (Chapter 12) while Stephen was stoned to death because of their faith in Jesus... Acts 15 Introduction Acts record the life of followers of Christ after his Ascension to heaven. It gives an account ofthe early church and the beginning of missionary work. It also revolves around the spiritual person of Christ, the Holy Spirit. Jesus promise to his followers was the Holy Spirit ...
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Books of the bible
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...believe this book was written for Gentiles. Luke This book is also an account of Jesus' life, which focuses on his life, death, and resurrection. Luke's representation of Jesus is that he is the messiah. John John's account of Jesus is that he is God and man and by believing in him, salvation is possible. The book is written for believers and non-believers. Acts The purpose of Acts is to describe how the church grew after Jesus' resurrection. It is an account of how Christianity grew to Rome. Romans Written by Paul to the Romans, this book explains sin and salvation through Jesus. The longest of the letters, it...
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Freedom of religion in the People's Republic of China
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...believers and non-believers are living in harmony in China. There are no incidents of clashes between believers and non -believers or believers of different religions as in the case of some other countries. In other words, religious extremism is not allowed in China. The government has formulated certain laws for the sites of religious activities in order to ensure that all... ? Freedom of religion in China Freedom of religion in China Slavoj Zizek (2007) reported for The New York Times d 11 October 2007) that China iscurrently trying to control religious freedom even after the death of the people. He has pointed out that China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs announced Order No. 5, which...
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SIM #4
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...believers have gone astray. Other churches are known also of using their services to generate money. In connection to the passage, churches that contribute to ungodliness among believers correlate to unfruitful vines and need to be destroyed. Work Cited King James 2000 Version. New York: The Bible League. Print.... The big idea of the words of God in the passage “the Vine and the Branches” is that God values individuals who enhance the spread of the true gospel and that He wants people to love what He loves and avoid what He does not like (King James 2000 Version, John 15.1-11). From the passage, I can deduce that I have got a role to play as a Christian in order to be regarded fruitful by God. For in...
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Discussion Board
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...believers and followers of Jesus Christ, ‘the church’ gained recognition after the Day of Pentecost. The Pentecost provides both a historical and spiritual... The Day of Pentecost The Day of Pentecost The Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, mentions a gathering of the first followers of Jesus Christ during the Day of Pentecost. A sound, in form of a strong wind engulfed the room, sparks of fire rested on the heads of those gathered in the room, and they spoke in tongues. The Holy Spirit gave them the ability to speak in other languages, which had miraculous messages (Bacchiocchi, 1996). The day of the Pentecost is symbolic and has both historic and spiritual significance. The symbolism of the Day of Pentec...
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Religion Experience
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...believers community. It is basically meant to commemorate the period around which the death and resurrection of Jesus took place from the time of crucifixion. The Roman Catholic is particularly on recording in regard to the celebration of this period. It is important to note that Roman Catholic and some of its splinter affiliates has the majority believers population among the Christians and the world at large and this explains why this is a globally observed period with internationally recognized periods of Holiday (Catholic University of America,2002). It is important to understand the underlying... ? Easter Season The Easter season is one of the widely celebrated annual events among the Christian...
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...believers and non-believers are living in harmony in China. There are no incidents of clashes between believers and non -believers or believers of different religions as in the case of some other countries. In other words, religious extremism is not allowed in China. The government has formulated certain laws for the sites of religious activities in order to ensure that all... Freedom of religion in China Freedom of religion in China Slavoj Zizek (2007) reported for The New York Times d 11 October 2007) that China is currently trying to control religious freedom even after the death of the people. He has pointed out that China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs announced Order No. 5, which deals ...
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...believers. Through these broad changes many disagreements emerged: questions about who were church leaders, how their power was exercised, who got to set doctrinal legitimacy, and theological questions such as the nature of the divine. Through the broad history of Christianity, it becomes apparent that more and more of these conflicts were solved by the creation of a strict hierarchy, which put older, educated men at the head, forming church policy, while diminishing the importance and voice of anyone else. The role of women in the Church was an early issue... Profs The Many Fissures in Early Christianity. In the first few centuries after the death of Christ, Christianity underwent a wide variety of...
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95 Theses
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...believed that the core idea of Christianity was to follow God’s commands so to gain his grace and this qusai practice enabled the poor or rich sinners to purchase salvation through Church issued bonds instead of seeking repentance from God (Iclnet.org, 2014). 95 theses contained a list of question for the religious authorities in a humble and academic manner, which does not contain direct criticism, but a recap of preaching of the religion itself. Luther focused on the fact that God seeks obedience from his creation if faith... Number] How do the issues Luther present for debate illustrate to the problems in the Church of his day? Martin Luther a theology professor and a priest of Wittenberg wrote his do...
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Assembly of God
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...believe in the core doctrines of the Assemblies of God that include baptism with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues, salvation by repentance and faith, divine healing of the sick, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Poloma, 2013). The Statement of Fundamental Truths (SFT) defines the 16 basic components for AG ritual, which mostly include the two... Assembly of God Assembly of God Officially known as the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, the Assemblies of God (AG) is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world with about 67 million members and adherents in over 212 countries. The Assembly of God comprises of autonomous Christian groups (Jackson, 2013) served by 300,000 ministers who...
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