There are two sided to every story and there is always someone to argue a difference point of view however, whoever has the most power/ influence will have their opinion recorded as fact or truth. For example, there are many works, including gospels and books that did not make it into the modern bible. It is said that these works did not pass the cannon. This list, or "canon," was affirmed at the Councils of Jamnia. No one church or group decided what books would be included in the bible, but some stronger religious groups were able to overpower the smaller sects which resulted it a Bible that reflect the views of some sects which lead to the demise of smaller sects that supported other gospels and stories that were not included in the Bible.
Many times when a person reviews all of the gospels side by side, they find that they end up with more questions than answers regarding the type of person that Jesus really was. One of the biggest difficulties in using these four gospels to obtain a better understanding of Jesus’ thoughts and actions, is that not all of the authors had a direct physical relationship or contact with Jesus. Most of the authors depended on oral teachings and using a combination of written documents already in existence to develop their gosp... ... middle of paper ... ...ke sense to accept. Other things when considered from a mental, emotional and spiritual aspect make sense. 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.
1st Timothy Introductory Issues There is a lot of debate amongst scholars about who the author was of this epistle. Some scholars say that it was written by a “Paulinist” which is a follower of Paul who is to be one or two generations from the apostle Paul. Other scholars say that there are many stylistic differences such as; conjunctions, prepositions and pronouns. Many scholars made this argument to be a four pronged pastoral authenticity debate with; historical, stylistic, ecclesiastical, and theological questions about the epistle. Some scholars agreed on the fact that the historical arguments did not match up with the book of Acts but they do not understand how Acts can be used as historical reliability unless this letter was written after Acts which isn’t the case.
This is a logical fallacy because if the bible is known for its good stories and its good fables, but most of the book contains things that are frowned upon by god himself. In conclusion, Paine makes a good argument that the bible is wrong and the stories in it don’t make a lot of sense. He makes a god point about his religion being his mind and not what a book has to say or what preachers have to talk about to further the word of god. For me I grew up in a catholic family, went to catholic schools, and go to church every Sunday. These points make sense but I cant agree with Paine one hundred percent on this one.
Valid Arguments Believing that there is or is not a God is not a subject that many people discuss opening as a natural discussion. People believe or disbelieve in God for many reasons; they either grew up with or without religion, circumstances have happened that make people believe or disbelieve in God and many people’s views have changed just by listening to people discuss the idea of God. Two people who have been vocal about their thoughts on God are the Rev. Billy Graham and Richard Dawkins. They both are convicted with their beliefs and depending on whose arguments you believe, a person can do further research on the topic to make an educated decision on their own whether or not there is a God.
This would also conclude that both books were inspired by the same Messiah, even though the Quran and the Bible claim to have different high powers. Many questions arise from such topics, such as: can the Quran and the Bible both be absolutely true if they hold opposing standards? Many controversial questions and discussions arise along the lines of this subject, yet it can be explained through very simple evidence: the textual content, their origins, and contradictions between the Quran and the Bible. Most people who confuse the Quran and the Bible have never read or studied either of the books for themselves and merely believe the information they consume through media (Valle, Religion-Online). However, scholars who studied the text of the Quran and the Bible found contextual evidence that proves the Muslim’s Allah and the Christian’s God, whether fiction or factual, to be different gods with opposing moral standards.
He says that Milton’s epic allows Satan to have freedom of speech. It is somewhat surprising that the actual Bible is very one-sided. In my personal opinion, I feel that Paradise Lost is more fair and just than the Bible itself. The Bible is also hard to understand. I feel that this is the reason why many people can read it and interpret it many different ways, because there is no clear-cut way to read the bible.
There always has been a huge gap and conflict between the religious and scientific beliefs. There were very few people who believe both religion and science at the same time. The main trend of being human more towards science than religion is due to the fact that people do not see logical reasons and argument for most of the religious beliefs. From the past few centuries, people have become more rational and argumentative than the past. A man from ancient civilization often used to believe in the authority of pope without questioning him for the proofs.
O’Donnell made a very different point than mine (and I listened to him because he has certainly researched this): Julian did not recognize how well entrenched religious novelty (Christianity?) was, and how apathetic traditional devotees tended to be. Had Julian survived the Persian war and returned to make good his claims to restoration, he had a long, potholed road ahead of him (196). This book, of course, is much more through than my “paper in seminary,” yet it surprised me: Paganism was on the way out when Christianity began to take its place. I was aware than many of the Greek philosophers before Christ had turned from poly-theism to some sort of “impersonal” force or God, yet this was more far reaching across ancient society than I suspected.
Those that have studied the writing suggest that it was meant for those people that did not meet Jesus and did not have access to the kind of teaching contained in the New Testament because it had not yet ... ... middle of paper ... ...f God’s glory and for those that have questioned their faith. The book urges the reader to consider the sacrifices Jesus made, his role as a messenger and mediator, and the ability of people to find salvation through the acceptance of Jesus. These are central messages that other portions of the Bible touch on but do not discuss with the same degree or urgency. Page Break References Harvey, B. (2012).