Due to the convicting and powerful teachings of the Word of God, many men have tried to discredit the Bible as a complete and truthful book of facts. Historical writers are generally regarded as truthful and their works are useful to this day as guides for living. Leaders, teachers and military commanders have looked back at historical narratives to glean some understanding that could be helpful in the current day. Our hope is that history would teach us a lesson without having to go through the agony of the lesson firsthand. The fact that the beginning of history in all recorded accounts is limited to the same time frame is a starting point for believing in God of the Bible and yet many refuse to admit that the Bible is true.
It is seen the bible that God is sovereign no one can question Him. We may not understand many things, but we must follow His way of doing things, not just go with emotions like Inclusivists. The bible says that Jesus is the way the truth and the life. In my opinion, If that is what it says, then it is the truth, and he should embrace that truth as it is. Works Cited Nash, Ronald.
In Christianity the behaviors and teachings of individuals in the Bible stories are subjectively interpreted as good or bad - or the stories are said to be holy or evil within the eyes of God, which then leads the reader to conclude which specific acts are deemed right or wrong - and ... ... middle of paper ... ... to their claims to justice (Nash, 1999, p. 360). In conclusion, it should not matter if one is judged alone or with a group. We are all equal in the eyes of God and should not worry what others say about us, because in the end God will be the only one we need to impress and he already knows where you stand in the eyes of equality and justice. Works Cited Retrieved from http://www.daoiststudies.org/dao/bibliography/shared-virtue-convergence-valued-human-strengths-across-culture-and-history Cline, A. (2011).
The Bible as History The question of whether the Holy Bible is an actual historical account of what happened since the beginning of humanity, or merely stories that man has come up with over time has long been considered. Many choose to believe the Bible literally and take everything word for word. Others believe the stories in the Bible are a way of showing God’s love for us, but think of them as stories and lessons on how to follow the “way of God.” Others think the stories in the Bible are false, and have no basis in truth at all. Some people want to have a clear picture of what early Palestine was like without ever having reference to the Bible, and “this may be an equally one-sided approach as using the Bible [as] complete factual history” (Porter 16). More and more archaeological digs are uncovering tangible evidence that some of the stories in the Bible actually do have a factual basis.
In conclusion, I believe that I do not need to experience Jesus in the way that the physical world requires, to know that He exists and that He is my savior. There are many things that I have accepted as truth, without concrete physical evidence. Although I have questioned the reasoning behind these things, I lack the ability to find a logical answers. I do, however, understand that at some point, we all have to give in to faith and hope that what we understand as truth is in fact truth. Faith and belief in Jesus cannot be quantified or qualified through the devices of this world.
Some think that God is that of a human. There is no possible way that this could be, because in John 4:24 Jesus speaks "God is spirit, and those who worship him just worship in spirit and truth.". Even though Jesus had flesh was of the Spirit he still did have matter. He had flesh which is matter. In this flesh was very important qualities.
Joshua Corpuz Isaiah Nengo Anthropology 1 April 22, 2014 Age Of Reason The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine is about how he believes in a religion or a god. Throughout the book, Thomas Paine talks about how religion is such as Christianity’s bible, doesn’t make sense. He argues that in the bible, the stories that is accounted for and written down are somewhat false. He doesn’t believe in some of the stories in the bible that everyone is deciding to believe. He doesn’t believe that the bible is credited to the word of god, but it is by someone who has just created their own stories and accounts the one and only Jesus Christ.
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Although their religions are not true religions Melissa respects their views of being true. Quite similar to Melissa's opinion, Jason feels that there is only one true religion in the world, which is Christianity. However, he recognizes that there are many other religions in the world in which their followers believe are true. He does not believe that one should criticize others for their beliefs, and that they should respect each person's beliefs even if they are different from his. For Jason, Christianity is the true religion.
After reading about the author’s fascination with the situation in which the less religious group accepted Jesus as the son of God willingly whereas the supposed higher tier of society, deeply religious Pharisees were unable to recognize Jesus as the Messiah I can speculate a number of things. One of which is that the author is curious and reads into things in hopes of finding a pattern since they distinguished two different groups of people during the time and searched until they found a similarity. I can also ascertain that whoever wrote this reflection on the bible is a believer in Jesus being the son of God since they reference Jesus in the introduction as “the son of God” and in the closing paragraph indicate that the Pharisees did not recognize the messiah which shows that they believe Jesus was the Messiah. It also appears to me that the author of this passage may have some doubt or at least lacks clarity in the full account of the story on why the Pharisees condemned Jesus. I say this because they talk about how it doesn’t make sense why that group of people would be so quick to rule out the possibility that Jesus was who he claimed to be and that the very idea doesn’t make