He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it. Jeremiah obeyed him and rebuked them for their idolatry, and their outrageous manners. Jeremiah said Jerusalem is ripe for judgment and exile. He was almost killed for this lecture, but the officials of Judah saved him. Idolatry will bring destruction.
In the gospel of John, Jesus says to the disciples, If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. (John 15:18-20) The apostles face the persecution Jesus forewarns of when the Sadducees confront them in the temple for teaching the resurrection (Acts 4:1-4), when Sanhedrin calls for a public trial of the apostles (Acts 5:17), and most courageously, Stephen, who is martyred for his preaching (Acts 6:8-8).
Genesis Chapters 5-9 “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the lord said, ‘I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created-people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.”(Genesis 6:5-8) In this essay I will take an interpretive look at Genesis chapters 5-9. The main focuses will be: the relationship between God, Noah, and Noah’s generation of mankind; the barriers and boundaries for humankind that were present and created by God in these chapters, the characteristics of God throughout the text and the overall importance and message of this passage in the Bible. In the days of old -when life could reach more than nine hundred years- “sons of god”(6:2), angels and warriors ruled the earth.
First, Jeremiah’s word of choice when describing his prosecutors and God is similar yet the image of each is different. Though Jeremiah blame God for the cause of his suffering saying, “you deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed” (Jeremiah 20:7). The image of God revealed a holy warrior when “he rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked” (Jeremiah 20:13); for example when God rescues Israel from Egypt. When he was recused from the Israelites who were about to denounce him and praises to God, “the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail” (Jeremiah 20:11). The people of Israel, Jeremiah’s prosecutors, the ones that were actually causing the suffering of Jeremiah by mocking him.
God acts through Moses to bring about the plagues against Egypt. Go to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart...in order that I may show these sign of mine among them...I have made fools of the Egyptians...so that you may know that I am the LORD. (Ex. 10.1-2) To God, in order for the Israelites to truly believe in him, he must show off his powers to nations different to his own. After every plague though, the Pharaoh might have just given up and let the Israelites leave Egypt, but God hardened his heart each and every time to make an example out of him.
In this paper, there will be an attempt to investigate two factors first, there will be a comparison between Judah and our nation to see how Jeremiah’s betrayal of God as the divine potter is applicable in today’s world. Finally, How does Paul’s concept of “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son” (Galatians 4:4, English Standard Version). How does this concept relate to our modern world? Judah’s greatest shortcoming was their denial of God and the resulting action of them walking away from Him. They had done this by making offerings to other false gods and worshiping the work of their own hands (Jeremiah 1:16, English Standard Version).
God gave Saul a specific command to destroy the Amalekites and everything that belonged to them (1 Sam. 15:3). The reason for this command stems from payback for what the Amalekites had done from the Israelites after they had left Egypt (Ex. 17:8-16). Saul did not follow through with the instructions he was given.
In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan seeks revenge against God and causes the fall of man. He deceives Adam and Eve and gets them to disobey God. God ends up seeming cruel because of the way He punishes Adam and Eve but, He’s not. God could have killed them for disobeying him, instead He’s giving them a second chance with life, its just going to be a harder life. God is just doing what He has to by sending them out of the Garden.
(1) This sin caused Israel to be defeated in Ai as well as caused Joshua humiliation and prays of the sad disaster to God. When Joshua cried out to God, God gave him directions on how to put away the sin of guilt amongst them. The discovery, trail, conviction, condemnation and execution of Achan gave Israel peace again. (2) This story appears as the laws so Canaan itself, “made nothing perfect,” the perfection both of holiness and peace to God’s Israel is to be expected in the heavenly Canaan only. Literary Analysis in Joshua 7 This passage was authored by Joshua who was the leader of the Israelites.
Anti-Semitism is just like every other type of prejudice and discrimination, it represents a denial of human rights. Though violent Anti-Semitism acts are rare, there are still occurrences of anti-Semitism today. The roots of anti-Semitism were believed to be started in Ancient Israel. When Ancient Israel was invaded and destroyed, rulers blamed the Jews for the disaster. “The Jews had turned to another God and neglected their own ancient laws and Gods, therefore the Gods punished Israel”(Patterson 3).