We can be sure that by reading the bible, it is really in our best interest, letting us benefit ourselves. The wisdom that we can find in this book is summed up when God wrote this to Isaiah: “I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself.”—Isaiah 48:17. All these points lead up to one thing. The bible is a wonderful book that can help many people today, and should be available on all shelves, even yours. We learned how the bible is harmonious and accurate, filled with prophecies, and practical for our day.
This book provides a lot of good information that has helped better understand God and our relationship with Him. This information will give me more confidence and will enable me to better defend my faith and to share that faith with others. This is a book that I recommend that all Christians read. It is a book that will really make you think. For me it was kind of tough to read and understand at times, but it is worth the effort and time.
The nations are becoming more and more interconnected. I think that the move toward a global economy is ultimately negative. There are many reasons why I think it's negative, there are many events that can prove this, but only one that impacted the most. One of the biggest things that can impact the global economy for all nations is the religion. The religion was a big conflict back then and still is now.
My overall take on this experience was positive. I am grateful that Professor Rodkey had this project in place for the course. It opened my eyes into seeing that there is so much more in a religion. Religion consists of cultures, beliefs, and even a style of clothing. I think that if I haven’t have had this experience, I wouldn’t know what else is out there.
I was challenged to deeper my faith through questions and further reading, so that I may fully understand what it is that God was doing in the lives of those in the Bible. I would highly recommend this book to a reader that wants to fine-tune their faith in a way that is personal to them. Brown is a wise man that made something quite scholarly into something a normal human being could understand. He left out all of the fancy, literary words that are typically found in biblical studies. I truly appreciated his dedication for the general public to grasp studying the Bible on a basic level.
What Christian Humanism is to me is simply the fact that God is most satisfied by people when they put him first and live a righteous life because it’s the right thing to do, not because we believe living by his word will give everlasting life in Heaven. I believe this for many reasons; one of the fi... ... middle of paper ... ... Jesus gave his life so we could all have a second chance. I am thankful I am blessed with the ability to search for answer and follow down the right steps on my own. But with that choice comes great reasonability, we impact our communities in more ways than most of us are aware of, big reason why I’m glad I was able to attended Saint Joseph College and have the opportunity to view the professorial life from a religious standpoint as well from a non religious one. After completing Core nine I was able to tie a lot into my old beliefs together with what I recently learned, I feel a lot more confident with my relationship with God, and felt like the course has helped me tie a lot of loose ends.
Then refute that selfishness, greed, and sin caused by human-violence are the primary causes of war. In any culture, war has always been a factor whether it is due to religion, communism, nationalism, militarism, or just down right greed. It is a way for one to have control over something that does not belong to them. Recently there has been an argument circulating around anti-religious beliefs that “religion has been the cause of more wars and conflicts than any other factor” (Pimentel). This theory is obviously inaccurate and shows no relevance of any proper research done.
With this new knowledge of the Bible, I have a new pe... ... middle of paper ... ...it is true, not because I have been tricked and deceived. I want to know the whole picture so I can make informed and complete ideas. But even with all of these new questions and feelings that have arisen from this class, I miraculously now see the magic to the Bible. The fact the so many people believe and have faith in a religion with a holy book that has flaws is amazing because it shows the true depth of faith. That even with all these questions, doubts, and fears faith still prevails.
For my essay decided to discuss the similarities and differences in Protestant Christianity and Islam. After looking through the choices given to me, I decided that this comparison would fit me best because I myself am very devout in my faith so this topic fit me well. Going into this discussion I already had much knowledge on both, but I did end up doing much research on both, and it was very interesting to see why each religion believed the way they did. I believe for this paper even though I was not able to clearly state which religion I agreed with more, I do believe it was good training for me for in later life when giving your opinion is not best idea for a situation. Obviously, with believing in a religion I am biased towards a side when it comes to religion, but it is interesting to discuss religions in a way where I can look at the origins, practices, and basic beliefs, and actually talk about them with going straight pointing out why do not believe them to be true.
The Messenger of the Lord is a well written book as it has opened avenues of thought that allows for a clearer understanding of who God is an His ever growing love for human beings. Chapters 1 to 3 is a favourite of the whole book, primarily because of it revealing information of how God reveals himself and the gospel of salvation to men and women. The Messenger of the Lord is a must read.