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Keeping Christ in Christmas

- Have you thought about the current religious and social scene in America; especially during this time of year of Christmas. Religion has once again been forced to the forefront of the news, with groups fighting over whether to have a “Nativity Scene” in the public square, others are debating about using the word “Christmas” in their sales ads, and then we hear schools are not going on “Christmas break” but winter break. In our changing society, I wonder if anyone of us has stopped to ask what did God intend by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to this earth....   [tags: religion, christmas, jesus christ]

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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial

- There were many, many illegal things that happened at Jesus' trial. Their goal was to get Him condemned, not to truly and lawfully find out if He was guilty. They had been trying for a long time to find a way to put Him to death. Now, they had him in their hand and they did their best to get rid of Him. “If these men had intended to conduct a legal trial, a specific charge would have been made against Christ, and a warrant for His arrest would have been issued.”1 Since this was not what they wanted, they just twisted things to help them succeed in there agenda....   [tags: Jesus Christ, Bible, Trial, Blasphemy]

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Compare and Contrast: Socrates and Jesus Christ

- “To stand up for what you believe in is more important than to be scared of imprisonment or death.” – Socrates The Apology In this literature review I will discuss both Socrates and Jesus Christ (Jesus). I will compare and distinguish them, by their trial, misdeeds (through the view of society), law, justice and punishment. In addition, I will write about their influence in today’s society and what impact they have made through time. Both Socrates and Jesus had many things in common yet, they we’re different....   [tags: Comparing Socrates and Jesus Christ]

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Analysis Of The Letter ' A Prisoner Of Christ Jesus '

- ... 7Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people. Philemon is a blessing. Before Paul begins dealing with the issue at hand, he is encouraging Philemon. 8Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, Paul didn’t shy away from correcting others when necessary, but in this instance he is choosing not to command Philemon do the right thing. Instead he will appeal “on the basis of love” as seen in the next verse....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Epistle to Philemon, Christ]

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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

- The Passion of the Christ - The Pathetic Appeal of the Death of Jesus In February 2004, one day after the release of The Passion of the Christ, my girlfriend and I took our seats in the crowded theatre. I came into the night prepared to watch the death of Jesus Christ. However, I had no idea that I would actually be watching the death of Jesus Christ. For ten or more years prior to this night, I had always been told that Jesus had died on a cross for my sins. My parents, my Sunday school teachers, my friends’ parents, and my extended family had, at some time in my youth, told me the story of Jesus from the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)....   [tags: Reflective The Passion of the Christ]

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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

- "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This verse - John 3:16 - is perhaps the most important in the Bible. Jesus Christ was the son of God, but he was also the son of man. Jesus had a human mother, Mary (see Luke 1:30-31 for example), but his father was God (see John 3:18 for example). Jesus was human, not God. Consider 1 Timothy 2:5:"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" There could not be a clearer statement that Christ was a man....   [tags: Essays about Jesus Christ]

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Buddha and Jesus Christ in Literature

- Buddha and Jesus Christ in Literature Many pieces of literature and characters in literature are based off of religious figures or beliefs. In the literary pieces that we have read this semester, Buddha, Jesus Christ, and their religions have often been motifs. Buddha and Christ have many striking differences, but also quite a few similarities. They have both been very influential in many of the worldly religions of today, and in literature throughout the years. The man commonly known as Buddha was born in 560 B.C....   [tags: Buddha Jesus Christ Religion Papers]

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John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

- John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity John Milton was born in 1608 and died in died in 1674. He was by far the most learned man of his time. He influenced men from the Romantic poets to the American Puritans. Moreover, he relied heavily on the historic Christian doctrine of Calvinism. In the first four stanzas of On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Milton paints a beautiful picture of man's redemption in Christ. First, the first four stanzas of Milton's poem have a distinct rhyme scheme....   [tags: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Essays]

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Who Is Christ Today

- It is undeniable that we live in trying times. The newspapers are loaded with articles about the economic downturn. The local newscast is headlined by violence erupting in streets just around the corner. Websites broadcast the events of war and genocide on almost every continent. With all these sobering events occurring on a daily basis, the question begs to be asked: Just who is Jesus Christ to us today. In his time Christ was a teacher, a leader, and a model to the growing Christian population....   [tags: Religion Christ Jesus Christianity Theology]

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The Impeccability of Jesus Christ

- The Impeccability of Jesus Christ The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 “witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He inconsistent with the nature of his character.” That is, Jesus was sinless. It is vital to our theology that Jesus was sinless. For only if Jesus was sinless could His death have been a vicarious substitution and fulfil God’s redemptive plan for man....   [tags: Bible Christianity Religion Jesus Christ Essays]

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The Case For Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation Of The Evidence For Jesus

- Being a Christian and a student of Communications, I felt compelled to reading The Case for Christ. I decided to use this book for this review especially due to the large amount of criticisms and backlash it had received. Lee Strobel is known for being a hard-nosed skeptical journalist and ex-investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He also described himself as a "former spiritual skeptic" before his personal mission for the proof of God. Skeptics around the world claim that Jesus either never said He was God or He never exemplified the activities and mindset of God....   [tags: Strobel Case Christ]

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Death Through Adam Life Through Christ

- Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ As many of us know it today as the Bible states, God created man, "he formed him from dust and breathed into his nostrils to bring him to life. He planted a garden in Eden and put the man there. Out of the ground God made every tree pleasant to see and good for food." (Nietzsche) For the serpent had told Eve that the tree of knowledge of good and evil would not harm her or Adam, they chose to eat from it, without listening to the command of God. By eating this fruit, it imposes the knowledge of good and evil on Adam and Eve and now it causes the risk of making a sin against humanity....   [tags: Religion Theology Analysis Adam Jesus Christ]

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Carlo Levi’s Memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli

- Carlo Levi’s Memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli Carlo Levi’s memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli, describe his time spent as a political prisoner in the isolated and desolate village of Gagliano in southern Italy. He tells of the village itself and the surrounding settings and what it is like to be forced to live in a completely different environment to that which he is accustomed. In this literary reminiscence, Levi addresses the themes of impoverishment, religion, social divisions and the ever-present issue of death....   [tags: Carlo Levi Christ Stopped Eboli Essays]

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Jesus Christ Would Support the Death Penalty

- Capital punishment, as ordained by God, is the only way to reduce crime in a long-lasting form. Although there are many who would refute this claim, the Bible holds its ground when it comes to the issue of capital punishment. The Bible has stood for, and will continue to stand for, capital punishment. Since God was the one who first initiated capital punishment, we should look to His Word to find the origin of it. Capital punishment was instituted when God told Adam and Eve “...in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 9:6 also references capital punishment by stating, “Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” Exodus 21:12 echoes this saying with...   [tags: Jesus Christ and the Death Penalty]

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The Christ Of The Salvation

- ... So, with Christian salvation, one is called to “obedience of faith,” the proper response of action on top of the faith he has. This is the category in which baptism falls, so it does not counter Paul’s words in Ephesians 2, since Paul is not referring to “obedience of faith,” but rather to those “works of merit” which are done to earn salvation. This Campbellist counter would be effective if it were not for the Biblical examples of individuals ‘saved by faith.’ Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this is the ‘sinner on the cross’ in the passion narrative of the Gospels....   [tags: Baptism, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Resurrection of Christ

- The Resurrection of Christ is one of the most questioning studies of scientists. Also Theologians have been stuck on this topic as well. Without the Resurrection, the Christian’s faith would be futile and Christians are not Christians. Indeed, there are several theories that tries to prove the Resurrection to be false. The Swoon, Theft, Wrong Tomb, and Hallucination theories are false because Christ did, in fact, rise from the dead. The Swoon theory states that Christ did not die but only fainted and was still alive, then after the crucifixion and the burial took place, afterward Jesus removed the big stone and went on his way appearing to people and living his life on Earth....   [tags: Christianity ]

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The Gospel of Christ

- Paul wrote this letter in response to some who were promoting a different gospel (1:6) than the one he presented at a previous visit to this area. Are there other "gospels" being promoted in our culture today. How can they be recognized. What distinguishes the gospel of Christ from these other gospels. Before I begin to discuss the other “gospels” being promoted in “our” culture, I would like to discuss the cultural tension that scripted and introduced the different gospel to the Galatians, in order to form a parallel to today....   [tags: Theology ]

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Followers of Christ

- When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever...   [tags: Kingdom of God, Good News]

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Chosen By Christ

- I believe that my pilgrimage with Christ began before my birth. I was chosen. I didn’t choose Christ but he chose me. It was at a very early age that my grandmother noticed that I was touched by the hand of God. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it at that time. It wasn’t until my first encounter with the lord at age 10 that I realized there was something different about me. I can remember having an unexplainable experience in my grandfathers Apolistic church. I didn’t understand the experience as a child but I understand it now....   [tags: Admissions Essay]

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Community in Christ

- There is a parable that I remember hearing long ago. The first scene opens with several people sitting around a table with a large pot of delicious soup set before them. The aroma alone is tantalizing. However, the only way they can reach this pot of soup is with the long handled spooned utensils that they have been given. They are able to reach into this pot to retrieve the soup, but the problem begins when they attempt to feed themselves with these enormous instruments. It is impossible. Because of their inability to find a solution to this problem they become weak, frail and malnourished....   [tags: Christianity]

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The Creation Of Christ And The Future

- ... The word Image in English means a likeness; however, in Hebrew the word Image translates into tselem which means “to carve or cut” and it can be joined with the word Demuth meaning likeness (Brand, et al, 2003). In conjunction with one another they mean a pattern or form and thus the idea is that man represents something of or about God, including his presence and his authority within the world. If we have been created in God’s image, then God has given us something from himself to include his presents and/ or authority....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Christian theology, School]

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Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ

- The known world was impacted by the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which was done by the first century church with great passion. These early followers of Christ set the world on fire, by relaying the Good news of Jesus Christ, first to the nation of Israel then to the gentile world. The Bible tells us that the Apostle Peter was commissioned to bring the announcement of Christ’s death and resurrection to his Jewish brethren, whereas, the Apostle Paul was chosen by Christ to bring the Gospel message of salvation to the gentile world....   [tags: God, testament, scriptures]

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The Revelation Of The Resurrection Of Christ

- ... Their bold behavior is a testament to their belief in the resurrection of their God. Fourthly, the growth of Christianity in the world since that time adds to the confirmation of the Resurrections. Initially after Peter’s first sermon on Christ’s resurrection more than three thousand souls were saved. (Acts 2:41, NIV) That group has multiplied to hundreds of millions of believers worldwide today. Lastly the testimony of countless Christians today speaks to the power of the Resurrection. People have been delivered from addictions, broken marriages have been restored, and the destitute have found hope....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament]

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Christ Is The True Savior Of The World

- ... Two rules that were given were that no lamb could be left overnight until morning because it would smell, and also that no bones of the lamb could be broken. This is also a foreshadowing of Jesus on the cross. Usually when people were killed on the cross, their legs would be broken, but Jesus ' legs were not broken, nor any bone in his body. They also did not leave Jesus dead on the cross overnight until morning, and then come back and get Him. Once He was crucified on the cross and the veil was torn He was taken and put in the tomb, and then rose three days later....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Judas Iscariot]

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Jesus Christ, The Incarnation Of God

- ... According to the gospels, Jesus Christ was born into poverty which makes him the first true God that has remembered the poor. Since God was incarnated in Jesus Christ, Christ incarnates divine love and radiates the grace, and truth that comes from God. Since the beginning, Jesus had a ministry where he was devoted to share the vision of the Lord. In Jesus’s Christ ministry, he condemns violence and injustices. In Mark 1:15 Jesus states “The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” In this passage Christ wants to help humanity by providing a righteous path, which is to repent all of our sins....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God, New Testament]

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Defense of the Humanity of Jesus Christ

- Defense of the Humanity of Christ. Jesus Christ was without a doubt a real, living, breathing human being. His human nature is separate and distinct from His divine nature, yet unified in the person that He is. He was not God merely making himself appear as a person: He was truly human. Jesus's humanity is very clear from the testimony of scripture and records of his life. Jesus's humanity is attested to by scripture through the accounts of people who view Him as an ordinary person. He was born of a human mother, experiencing the natural process of gestation and birth (though miraculously conceived) just like every other person on this planet (Luke 2:7)....   [tags: Human Nature, Divine Nature, Religion, God]

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The Concept Of The Deity Of Christ

- ... Colossians 1:18 (NIV) says “He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” This often studied passage draws Christians into a closer relationship with God as they learn more about who He is. Colossians 1:13–14 – Three Separate Beings, Yet One Person In order to properly discuss and study this passage, one must first read the first two verses very carefully. Colossians 1:13 states that “[God] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves....   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, God, God in Christianity]

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The Proclamation Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

- ... He came to break the curse of the enemy and bring His people back to the Kingdom of God. My calling in regards to the Gospel is to share the love that Christ has so gracefully shared with me. This world is so rough on us and there is little love that goes around and the love that does go around is conditional. I want to show people that God’s love in unconditional and does not expect us to do a lot of good works in return for His love. In Luke 24:46-47 the author writes, “ This is what is written: The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.” Before thi...   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Gospel, New Testament]

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An Analysis of the Book, Christ and Empire

- Most would not admit this but very often, Christians have in many ways - through crusade, capture and trade, used the name and influence of Jesus Christ to encourage and validate political, economic, even and especially military gain. The book Christ and Empire is representative of Jesus Christ, and empires throughout history with great effort with the fact of Jesus’ implication on human life. As every theologian or political figure interpret Jesus’ power on humanity, He is the central figure of the Byzantine Empire pointing out that power and harmony of a group, and eventually the downfall from America....   [tags: religion, theology]

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The Beliefs Of The Church Of Jesus Christ

- ... Jehovah Witness is another non-traditional Protestant denomination and has a little more than eight million followers. Its origins start with Charles Taze Russell, an Adventist, who was influenced by the many Christian sects around him. He decided to study the Holy Bible with his colleagues in order to differentiate the truths of Christianity and what resulted was a literal interpretation of the Holy Bible, which is at the core of Jehovah’s Witness belief. As stated the Jehovah’s Witnesses take the word of the Holy Bible literally, therefore they differ from other Christian sects in many ways....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Bible, Christian denomination]

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The Doctrine Of The Gospel Of Christ

- ... These people have been given a great gift, and if they are truly grateful, they would share the gospel to others. As the scripture says, this teaching of the gospel will change the lives and behaviors of others, causing them to repent of their evil works. Christ also teaches us, “" You have not taught your children light and truth, according to the commandments; and that wicked one hath power, as yet, over you, and this is the cause of your affliction." (D&C 93:42) One of the most important people you can teach the gospel to is children....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Christianity, Teacher]

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Owen Meany As A Christ

- ... Merrill to the staff just as Jesus was able to convince people about the Kingdom of God. There were other instances where Owen was convincing in when he first met John 's cousins where he was able to convince them to do what he wanted do when John feared that they would not be accepting of Owen but Owen was convincing as it said, " I had never seen my cousins gape at anyone with such open mouths." After that moment, John 's cousins did whatever Owen asked of them and they followed his every lead....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Messiah, Christian terms]

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The Significance Of The Holy Of Jesus Christ

- ... This is why when Pilate asked the Jews, "Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests responded, "We have no king but Caesar"(John 19:15). Cesar was bewildered when the Jews demanded Jesus to be crucified. From that day on, the cross is recognized as the symbol that shows respect to His death and salvation. The word “salvation” can be summed up in one simple phrase: “Jesus came to the world so that human rights convert to God’s righteousness.” This phrase does not imply that humans have the ability to become a god or be equal to God, but rather be a part of His spiritual nature....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion, Christianity, Christian cross]

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Understanding the International Church of Christ

- After understanding the belief system of the International Church of Christ, it may be easier to understand their religious practices that include the following: prayer buddies, discipleships, the One Year Challenge, and the ICOC Ministry Training Academy. Each has a pivotal role within the International Church of Christ and therefore will be discussed further in the following paragraphs. Once a week Bible studies are held within a group of members of the church. People are typically paired up with someone of the same sex, though opposite sex partners are not uncommon....   [tags: religious, sins, new testament]

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Christ As The Good Shepherd

- Whether or not we notice it, Art is always around. It can come in the form of a beautiful painting in the Smithsonian Museum, a sculpture by Michelangelo, or as graffiti on the wall. Whatever the form, art is always present. Additionally, art is not new; for as long as there have been people, there has been art. Though rare, early Christian art manages to express, in picture form, a story from the bible. One piece, which was actual a mural painted in the fourth century, on walls of the mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Raveena, Italy, depicts Christ teaching his apostles....   [tags: Art]

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The Dead Christ With Angels

- ... Christ is in the center and the angels are surrounding him. He is also in the foreground, upfront, whereas the angels appear to be in the background. Christ is dominating the pictorial composition, and is the main focal point of the work, guessing from his centered location in the painting. There are no real vibrant colors used in the painting, even the bright colors shown feel darkened as if the figures are in the shadows somewhere, and light is peaking in, shining off all of them. If the lighting wasn’t as dark, the colors would surely be brighter....   [tags: Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus, Color, Oil painting]

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Christ in Catholicism and Other Religions

- The modern society is a highly pluralistic society. Rapid transmission of information in the modern era and the ability of people to travel around the world on a larger scale has created awareness that the world and the modern society has a multitude of diverse and contrasting viewpoints on a variety of issues. This pluralism is evident in the realm of religion than in any other realm. Human awareness of the existence of the many religions in the world, today, is unprecedented. Christians are aware of the existence of many other smaller religions apart from the mainstream Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism....   [tags: comparative religion, religious studies]

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Outline Of Passage Of The Coming Of Christ

- ... The term “looking forward (to wait, expect)” in verse 14 translates in Greek to prosdokao. (WS1) This term “to wait, expect” (4328 Strong) has a semantic range of two: to expect (whether in thought, in hope, or in fear); and to look for, wait for. The second semantic range best applies to the verse because the believers are looking for, waiting for God’s return. In verse 15, Peter begins by stating that our God’s patience now means salvation for some, present and future, and this connects to verse nine where he demonstrates that God is patient in His coming, desiring that everyone repent, not perish....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Salvation, God]

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Christ as A Master in Discussion of the Dao

- Christ as A Master in Discussion of the Dao As intelligent beings, we spend much of our adult lives wondering if the life we lead is truly how we should live. The Dao De Jing teaches that we should live a life in which we have reduced our ego to the point of minimizing if not, eliminating its role in our actions and thoughts. By maintaining the smallest ego possible, we are more able to respond to situations with our true hearts, not with the interest of ourselves in mind. By reacting to events and happenings in our life through natural tendencies, we respond through our true self instead of our ego making decisions that maintain our personal interests, or at least keep our personal intere...   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Imitation Of Christ By Thomas A Kempis

- ... He firmly stresses that when you are to go forth before God, you should say, “I am nothing, I have nothing, and I can do nothing.” This is an emotional passage to faith because you are stating that your life means nothing in commendations to God. In addition another example that is more of a spiritual passage to faith is when Kempis links his words and ideas into what Jesus said, or says. Kempis talks about communion. He says, “…. and invite us to receive these mysteries, saying, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”(Kempis 86) This is an example of a spiritual approach due to the fact that he takes the words directly from the Bib...   [tags: Religion, Philosophy, God]

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Energy Of The Body Of Christ

- ... The energy for this process comes from glucose or glycogen, our stored form of glucose. Glycogen is store in muscle tissue and the liver. One of the most important functions in human metabolism is the liver, which will later be related to the Body of Christ. It is accountable for controlling blood sugar between meals. As soon as blood sugar levels fall, glucagon stimulates the liver to release store glycogen in the blood stream in order to maintain blood sugar levels. Not only is the liver an important part of metabolism, but so are muscles....   [tags: Adenosine triphosphate, Metabolism]

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The international church of christ

- The International Church of Christ is a family of churches spread across 152 nations in the world. With its roots in the early 1970’s, it has spread so rapidly primarily because of its ambitions to have churches in every country, city, town, and village in the world to teach the lessons of God and optimize salvation for all. In 2008, there were 88,000 members and only 590 congregations; however, in 2013 there were reportedly 103,000 members in 650 international congregations. These hundreds of congregations are in fact racially integrated and made up of a very diverse population of people from different age groups as well as economic and social backgrounds (ICOC HotNews)....   [tags: thomas mckean, religious movement, cult]

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The Mass Of The Christ And Heaven Is For Real

- ... The popularization of the wearing of rosary beads as a fashion statement has led some Catholics to feel dissatisfied with society and their portrayal of the sacred beads. Others, however, believe that it is not sacrilegious to wear rosary beads as a fashion accessory, but merely shows the modernization of our society when interpreting religious symbols. Christian symbols like the rosary beads are that were once seen as fully sacred and, therefore, untouchable, now are could be seen on anyone walking down the street....   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Symbol, Religion]

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The Way of Jesus Christ

- The German scholar and theologian Jürgen Moltmann wrote a powerful work called The Way of Jesus Christ. In his book, Moltmann, blends Judaism and Christianity together to form what is called messianic Jewish faith. Messianic Judaism is a religious movement that adds to Evangelical Christian theology with elements of Jewish terminology and ritual. He connects the Old Testament with the New Testament and believes there must be a connection between the messianic and the Christian perspective of Christology....   [tags: Religion, Messianic Jewish Faith, Christians]

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Similarities between Christ and Buddha

- Icons throughout history has hold many different meanings whether sacred or for everyday lifestyle. Each culture practice different ideologies that come with an array of different interpretations. Paintings, sculptures and craftworks are examples of different medium used to portray icons but yet could hold the same significance as the other. In Christ the Savior of Souls, early 14 century of the Saint clement church, the artist use a highly spiritual figure as the subject, placed in the center fold, using contrasting colors to convey its importance to the people who come in its presence and to show the divinity of the figure itself....   [tags: religious icons]

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The Leader as Mentor: Jesus Christ

- Introduction “Follow Me!” The call to His disciples was straightforward. Three short years later, after watching and listening to the Master, Jesus gave a final charge, “Go and make disciples.” (Commonly known as the Great Commission, it is the call to all followers of Christ as well.) Jesus chose to implement the fulfilling of the New Covenant through 12 men who He called, appointed, and commissioned (Willson, 1990). His methods were unconventional and revolutionary for that time. Training was extensively and exclusively provided by Jesus while living with Him for three years prior to His ascension....   [tags: christianity, jesus, disciples]

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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial

- Humans are anything but perfect, but can a a group of people stray away from the proper code of law so much so that it become illegal, by accident. Jesus' trial was filled with these “mistakes.” One writer said this about the trial of Christ, “...the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ was absolutely illegal, unwarranted, and worse than atrocious...”1 Jesus had four main enemies and many things that were illegal against him, but he is our Lord. Jesus' enemies were the Pharisees, Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Chief Priests....   [tags: pharisees, sadducees, the herodians]

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John's Account of the Life of Christ

- John’s gospel was written last, and contains the mostly unique information about Jesus. His purpose for writing this gospel was to convince the readers that Jesus was who he claimed to be, and for them to put their trust in him. Another principle theme is Jesus’ deity, which can be seen in more than a dozen passages. Within the book of John, there are only seven miracles, each are different, and five of them are unique to John. Unlike all the other gospel accounts, John begins his book not with Jesus’ birth, but with a theological prologue explaining the reasons and nature of Jesus’ incarnation as well as the purpose he had in taking on human flesh....   [tags: jesus, bible, john's gospel]

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A Believer's Unity with Christ

- Christians are not called to feel love for all persons, but to desire to act in a caring and just way towards all, which is the true reality of a believer’s unity with Christ. As we can see in Romans 8 it has already been establish that there is no condemnation for the ones whom God is sanctifying by the Holy Spirit. Paul explains that the primary cause of distinction between the true believer and all others is the existence and work of the Holy Spirit within. Within the chapter we all have received the proclamation that we have been freed from the bondage of sin and shame....   [tags: religion, Christianity, Jesus, God, theism]

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Teaching of Jesus Christ on Forgiveness

- Asking to forgive is often considered as hard words and it rarely comes out from anybody’s mouth. However, when said, it gets harder to ignore the same. In our lifetime we have been on both the sides. We might have asked somebody to forgive or somebody could have asked us to forgive them. However, the emotional concern often results from unforgiveness. When you do not forgive a person or if somebody does not forgive you, it often leads to bitterness, resentment, hated and anger. Many families often develop depression as well as social behavioral problems due to hatred and anger....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]

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The Judgment Seat of Christ

- The Judgment Seat of Christ Introduction Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, death, suffering and sin have lost its power over humanity. It has opened to humanity the reality of the life to come after this life on earth. This hope, which the redemptive act of Christ gives, brings men and women to the reality that life here on earth is the beginning of persons’ journey towards God. In this way, life’s journey starts from, begins with, and ends with God. However, as the images of eschatology fortifies hope for the things to come, it also poses a challenge for Christians to constantly take a re-look into their inner lives as well as in their actions because in the “Second Advent and i...   [tags: Theology ]

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Christ: The Lord of Psychology

- It’s interesting studying Psychology from the perspective as Jesus Christ being the Chief of all psychology. It is already known by Christians that Christ is the Co-Creator of humankind. Genesis 1:26 (NKJV) states, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth”. However, the Christian’s outlook regarding this passage of Scripture is usually very limited only considering the exterior creation of mankind....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

- The New Testament includes four Gospels that encompass a variety of narrative accounts relating to Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Matthew; is sequentially placed as the first book within the New Testament. Furthermore, it is a canonical account of the life of Jesus, and is recognized as one of the synoptic Gospels. These accounts are divided into twenty eight chapters that appear in the form of a parable, proverb, law, or miracle story found within modern day poetry, letters, or literary tracts. Moreover, each narrative account possesses influential and intellectual material that attracts readers to examine it further....   [tags: New Testament, Matthew 1:2-17]

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The Anointed One: Jesus Christ

- ... Since Jesus is an incarnation of God, he is both fully human and fully divine. This makes him a very efficient priest. He reconciles humans and God by stepping foot in both realities (Han). Without Jesus’s human and divine nature, our broken connection with God due to Original Sin would never be rebuilt (Leith). Prophet The final but not any less significant mission of Jesus is that of prophet hood. A prophet is one who is sent to bear witness to the truth, to speak in God’s name, and is the voice of God (Paul, John, II....   [tags: religious beliefs, Christianity]

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Christ: The Lord of Psychology

- In reading this chapter, one of the main ideas that touched my heart and mind was “The Kingdom Documents”. This gives good information on how Christians in Psychology can use the Word of God to show how God created everything and He alone has the authority over every aspect of our lives. The Christian can use the Word of God to teach about love, faith and God’s grace. “Christians primary intellectual task is to integrate their religious beliefs with disciplines that have already been developed” (Stevenson, 2007, p48)....   [tags: using the word of God, religious beliefs applied]

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The Life of Jesus Christ

- Jesus’ life was told through the writings and tales of his apostles which are found in the New Testament in the Bible. His ideas were unconventional during the Jewish religious establishment. There is little knowledge of Jesus’ life from infancy until the age of thirty and the mystery in the years before Jesus taught, between the ages of twelve and thirty years old. Jesus publicly ministered for approximately three years before he was killed by his own people (the priests) mainly because he was ruining their business....   [tags: Biography, world history, christianity]

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Leading the Body of Christ

- Why. Why is the Body of Christ in the state that she is in. It is due to the seeds that she has sowed. As I read thought he Book “The Unstoppable Force: Daring to be the Church God had in mind” by Erwin MacManus I am forced to look at the current state of the church and ask myself this very question I pose to you. Is the Church as a whole in the state that God so desires it to be in. Are we being the body that He wants us to be. Are we doing what the Church is designed and called to do. Are we thinking like the Lord commissioned us to think....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Leadership of Jesus Christ

- INTRODUCTION Great leadership is an essential aspect in any organization. Many experts claim to have the secret of successful leadership. Whether in business, politics, or religion, leadership is an important topic. Decisions that are made, plans that are implemented, and visions that are inspired are components of leadership. Some great leaders in history are Winston Churchill, George Washington, and Mahatma Gandhi. Leadership is vital to business and politics, but it is most essential in religion....   [tags: Foundational Principles, God's Kingdom]

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Real Diversity And Jesus Christ

- ... Now if A and B are both real, and yet different from each other, they must differ by something real. But then this too must be being. Now it is impossible for two things to differ by what they have in common. Two things equal to the same thing, being, are equal to each other. Hence all things must really be one single being,” (74-75). At the very least, this interpretation of Parmenides’ position serves to stress the danger in losing sight of the ordinary experience of the diversity of real beings, which must be respected in a true philosophical system, for such experience demands a certain priority over any contradictory reflection....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Metaphysics, Aristotle]

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Catholicism is Christ’s Church

- Humans are rational beings that use their intellect to try an achieve some sort of sense of the world, in other words truth. Truth is something that can not be denied as false. Since all humans are not part of the same culture, humanity as a whole does not share the exact notion of what is considered to be true. Humanity tries to achieve or know the truth through various outlets or practices. These different belief systems are understood to have been formed from their specific culture. Obviously, humanity has many different cultures and with that comes many different forms of truth seeking....   [tags: theology]

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Christ Has No Body

- I was excited to receive your letter and I am equally thrilled to respond to your request. For thousands of years mankind has conflicted against the power of evil in order to reach a state of harmony with God. The many different views of each religion seem to have compounded the issue of who may be right and who may be wrong. Regardless of our personal beliefs, our goal seems to always remain the same, to be united with Christ in heaven. The poems of St. Teresa of Avila, My Beloved One is Mine and Christ Has No Body, are illustrative of the thoughtful and emotional impact Christ had on the life of St....   [tags: Religion ]

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Living Buddha, Living Christ

- ... These values and beliefs can start a revolution ending world suffering and bringing about peace and harmony among all mankind. The author observes many practices and beliefs that intersect Buddhism and Christianity. He also makes reference to the long history of religious intolerance and persecution within the Christian tradition, brought about by greed, mistrust, and ignorance. He emphasizes the need for continuous practice, prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and personal growth within individual religious traditions and cultures....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Buddhism, Meditation]

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Who Is Jesus Christ?

- ... We can read countless times throughout the Bible where Jesus stood out in ways that were not so pleasing to the people around Him. Today just as yesterday people do not know how to take Him. He turned water into wine. He disregards any type of social and racial gender. He is the way, the truth, and the life. And He is the exact reason I can have something far greater than I deserve. No matter how many scars others around me can see from wounds that I have suffered and continue to suffer, my God is an AWESOME God and without Him in my life, I am not sure how I could function....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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About Christ's Great Commission

- The Acts of the Apostles is a record of the impact and influence of Holy Spirit in the lives of the disciples and other believers who were witness to the events surrounding the life of Christ. Acts 1:8 is a key verse that is considered an outline for the rest of the book. It describes the empowerment of the disciples, their witness, and the spread of the gospel throughout the earth. When Christ declared, “You will receive power," he was speaking about the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be sent to teach them all things and remind them of everything that Jesus told them (John 14:26), so that the gospel wouldn’t be merely words, but a message w...   [tags: Christianity]

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Keep Christ in Christmas

- Few people can confidently say why the United States celebrates Christmas on December 25. And I imagine even fewer people know why we give gifts, or why we pucker up when we find ourselves under some mistletoe. The answers to these questions are under a thick layer of rich human and mythological history. For me, the majority of these discoveries were absolutely shocking—Christ was never in Christmas. Sol Invictus is the Roman sun god whose birthday celebration falls on December 25. Scholars agree that this date was most likely picked because the Roman calendar lists the 25th as the winter solstice....   [tags: religion, state, church]

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The Person of Christ

- The Person of Christ When discussing and proving the person of Christ, there are two basic laws that must be addressed and proven. First you must prove that Christ is one hundred percent human (humanity), then you must prove that at the same time Christ is one hundred percent God (deity). As human, Christ had a body, he had a soul and spirit, he had human characteristics, and he was called by human names. In Luke 2:52, it is written that Christ, even though he had a virgin birth, He was born with a human body that was conceived by a human body....   [tags: Papers]

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Unlikely Christ

- In the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor tells the tale of a family taking a road trip to Florida. Unlike the many trips they had traveled before, this one presented them with a morbid surprise. After a startling, but non-life threatening car accident, the family is assisted by a run away convict by the name “The Misfit”. This criminal and his two counterparts assassinate the entire family not long after his identity is revealed. O’Connor does something very unlikely with this grim character; she correlates him to Christ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Confess Christ

- Philemon 19 Owning Up to Christ Paul’s letter to Philemon is one of the most beautifully written books of the bible. The delicacy with which Paul approaches his good friend and brother, Philemon, immediately takes on admirable qualities. Paul needed a favor of Philemon. He was sending Onesimus to him, a new convert to Christianity. He wanted Philemon to nurture this young man’s tender new faith. But there was a catch. Onesimus had once been Philemon’s slave, who had run away, and was now returning back home....   [tags: Sermon]

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Passion of the Christ

- The Passion of the Christ is one of many films about the life of Jesus but this particular one is different to the others. Released in 2004, directed by Mel Gibson and filmed in the ancient Aramaic language, `The Passion' focuses mainly on the death of Christ and shows us the full extent as to what he suffered to save mankind. Before seeing The Passion of the Christ I hadn't heard much about it except that it was very violent and politically incorrect. In fact I hadn't seen or heard a review that said if it was good or bad or if it was well acted or if it was worth the watch....   [tags: Film]

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The Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

- ... Christ is also surrounded by stars, which could represent the heavens and his own divine nature. The Four Symbols of the Evangelists surround him as reminders to the Revelation of Saint John in the last book of the bible about the coming apocalypse, when the judgment of the people occurs. Around these symbols, the artist placed seven lamps to symbolize the seven Christian communities where Saint John addressed his revelation . In the band below, separated by geometric designs similar to San Vitale, the twelve apostles with halos stand holding books....   [tags: notorious paintings, Art history]

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Images Of Jesus Christ On The Book Of Revelation

- ... The book of Revelation is a picture book. The images are intended to teach and to spark an emotion upon seeing the things John sees” (Web. 2 Dec. 2015.). The definition of "revelation" comes from a Greek word apocalypsis which derives from the a combination of apo (from) and calypsis (covering). Literally, this word means: a disclosing/uncovering of something previously hidden and apocalypsis occurs 18 times in the New Testament (Web. 3 Dec. 2015.). During this study there are many questions we can ask about the book of Revelation some are easier to answer than others....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Book of Revelation]

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The Offence of Christ's Lordship over Psychology

- “No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed” exclaimed by Clarence Darrow (Slimi). The conviction of the Lordship of Christ in the life of the church continuously provokes antagonists, and archrivals to demolish the very foundation on which Christianity is built. As long as the world is old, there has always been and always will be some quarrelsome contender prompt to argue the differences between what is logic verses what is supernatural. These attempts are only aim to discredit the bible, God, Christ and his Lordship....   [tags: religion and the human sciences, religious beliefs]

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A Christ-Like Figure in Lord of the Flies

- A Christ-like figure is when an author develops allusions between their characters in their story to Jesus Christ. In Lord of The Flies the author William Golding describes parallels Simon to Jesus. Simon is one of the major characters in Lord of The Flies and he is given characteristics and a physical appearance that relates to Jesus Christ. Simon also has a similar personality and helps the weaker one in the group. Simon also experiences the devil in his journeys when he wandered in the jungle....   [tags: William Golding novel, character analysis]

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Why Christ Is The True Master Teacher

- ... She truly knew remembered that “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.” In his talk, “And Ye Shall Teach,” Harold B. Lee states that, “The Master had a true love of God and God’s children.” Mrs. Hansen embodied this statement and this is the main reason she is considered a master teacher. Another teacher that I consider to be a master teacher is my eighth grade history teacher, Mrs. Miller. Many students did not like Mrs. Miller, her class was structured and she expected nothing less than perfection from her students....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Lesson plan]

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Thought Reform of the International Church of Christ

- Thought Reform The International Church of Christ uses various means of the thought reform that Tobias and Lalich discuss. Beginning with the idea of deception, the recruiter tends to lead the potential member into a spiral of unknown information; they will not tell you from the start that they are a part of the International Church of Christ; instead they will say they are from a local congregational church that is interested in having new members join their congregation. Recruiters and members are also able to deceive potential members by being able to combine social events with Bible studies, not telling the person that they are actually attending a Bible study (Rauchno)....   [tags: dependency, ex-communication, denominational split]

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John Stott’s The Cross of Christ

- John Stott’s The Cross of Christ will remain a fixture on anyone’s bookshelf who seeks to delve into the depths of Christology. This book is not one that is read once and consumed in completion but promises to continue to challenge and inform the reader upon multiple encounters. With an urgency to awaken the heart of the believer to the centrality of the Cross, Stott shares his own heart and passion while continuing to be precise, logical, and thorough. Its universal impact on one’s conceptions of one’s faith and the actions that flow from that recognition, make it a great tool for ministers and leaders wishing to disciple younger believers into the profundities it has to offer....   [tags: Christology]

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Christian Perspective On The Belief Of Jesus Christ

- ... Many factors sparked birthing of the Reformation such as political, educational, religious, and social and economics. Reformers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ullrich Zwingli, and their contemporaries in the reformation movement maintained with all Orthodox Christians, the physical resurrection from the dead. When it came to eschatology, the reformers protested against Roman Church‘s claim to the heaven and purgatory through indulgences. Martin Luther wondered why the pope could free any soul from purgatory, but he did not free them all....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Christianity]

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The Passion of the Christ Directed by Mel Gibson

- The Passion of the Christ was directed by Mel Gibson and released in 2004. Briefly, the movie follows the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth who has proclaimed himself as the Son of God. In the movie, Jesus is condemned for spreading his monotheistic beliefs in the Roman Empire of 33 A.D. The Passion of the Christ shows many aspects of Roman civilization throughout the movie including roman government at the time, how large a role religion plays in the civilization, and class distinctions among the people....   [tags: film review]

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What It Takes To Follow Jesus Christ

- “How can I follow Christ?” A question asked often. Since the time of Jesus, people have been drawn to him. These people glare at scripture for direction. Often, they become misguided and will abandon scripture’s special revelation. This exegetical paper will discover the constant power of scripture. The saying of Jesus within Matthew 16:24-28 will be studied. The literary and historical contexts of the passage will be deduced. Finally, exegesis on all five verses will be done. How does one follow Christ....   [tags: Interpretation Confusion, Literary Context]

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The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti

- ... Contrasting to the women in the Sixa who follow the teachings, there are the Tala villagers in the forest. The Tala villagers accepting Christianity as minimally as possible, because they realize that the European faith has provided access to what the Talas believe the true power of colonialism: money. This becomes apparent as the “converted” Talas leave their villages for communities like Bomba, that are scattered along the new colonial roads. They do staff the missions for the cash rather than motivation of their faith....   [tags: drumont struggles, denis]

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