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 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).
God is a ruler with expectations. What He had sought out to create in mankind was not being represented, all He saw was evil all the time. (6:5) In Genesis 6:6 we see a God that feels pain from a broken heart. From the grief he has sustained, he demands judgment and justice. His decision and reaction is to destroy all that He has created.
And safely dated to the last quarter of the first century; the Didache and Ignatius of Antioch reference Matthew’s gospel in the first part of the second century. The gospel of Matthew appears to have a dependence on Mark with early rabbinic Judaism possibly trying to consolidate itself after the Jewish war. Matthews’s intentions are to link Jesus to the Prophesies and great Patriarchal figures such as Moses concerning the coming of the Messiah. At the start of Matthews gospel is the genealogy to show the unbroken line from Abraham through David to the husband of Mary, Joseph. I think it is worth briefly mentioning gematria here a numerological study assigned to words and letters, there appears a manipulation by Matthew counting Jechonia twice.
The narrative of this drastic event in Genesis 6-9 show that God will not tolerate great wickedness forever. Several events including the flood, Sodom and Gomorra, Nineveh, and Babel show us who God is. He is a God of righteousness and justice and hates the wickedness of the world. Ed Hindson and Gary Yates explain that the events surrounding the tower of Babel indicate that God blesses those who obey and scatters those who disobey. As believers, we can see that God desires a heart that seeks Him above all else.
A Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Scriptures The Hebrew Flood story of Noah and his obligation to preserve man kind after God had punished all living creatures for their inequities parallels The Epic of Gilgamesh in several ways. Even though these two compilations are passed on orally at different times in history the similarities and differences invoke deliberation when these stories are compared. Numerous underlining themes are illustrated throughout each story. Humans are guilty of transgressions and must be punished, God or Gods send a flood as punishment to destroy this evil race, a person is selected by the gods to build a craft that will withstand the flood and allow this person to create a new race. An investigation of the inconsistency and similarities of both flood stories exposes the relationship between the Gods and the stories hero, insight on each cultures moral perspective on friendship and values as it applies to the flood, and each stories common origin.
Judas who was once an Apostle to Jesus Christ betrayed him by informing Chief priest who Jesus was. Although Dante places Judas, Marcus Julius Brutus and Gaius Cassius in the same chasm which shows how closely important and serious betrayal to the church and to the state are to him, Judas is damned to the worst punishment of all. Which is only just because he betrayed Jesus, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God. Such betrayal justly deserves to be the “soul that suffers the most.” (34.61) This allusion being both political and religious serves more than one purpose. Like the others it helps to warn people to not commit these same crimes and sins so that they don’t have the same misfortune as these famous figured did.
Zephaniah Essay The book of Zephaniah contains messages of divine judgment against Judah and Jerusalem, as well as against other nations. It addresses a rare concentration of references to central issues in the history of ancient Israel. Idolatry, violence, and deception abound in Judah when Zephaniah began prophesying. Zephaniah's prophesying made it clear that Yahweh would execute vengeance upon unrepentant wrongdoers. His adverse judgments would be visited not only upon Judah and Jerusalem, but also upon other peoples: the Philistines, Ammonites, Moabites, Ethiopians, and Assyrians.
In chapter two of the book Jeremiah is talking about the how mad the lord is at his people, and how he brought judgement to the wicked land. God is showing in chapter two how mad he is and he cut off the power of Israel, but in chapter three he Jeremiah tells us that he is faithful to us and he will restore the land. Even though he to is very sad from his city being taken and destroyed he remembers what the lord has told him. He then explains that the people of the kingdom of judah and the kingdom of Jerusalem need to fall back to the lord and get rid of those false gods. For the love and kindness of the lo... ... middle of paper ... ...incredible beautiful things he creates for us, we can either take advantage of those things or we can share them with people that might not understand this or see it in there lives.
Idolatry will bring destruction. In verses 1-25, Jeremiah states how worthless idols are, the amazing importance of the one true living and everlasting God, and the unavoidable consequences of worshipping things that are worthless and wrong. God told them, “I will fling out all who live in this land. I will pour great troubles upon you, and at last you will fear my anger.” Through verse 6, Jeremiah explains how there is no one compared to our God. He contrasts the reality of idols with God.