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Analysis of God's Grandeur

- As a Jesuit priest who had converted to Catholicism in the summer of 1866, Gerard Manley Hopkins’s mind was no doubt saturated with the Bible (Bergonzi 34). Although in "God’s Grandeur" Hopkins does not use any specific quotations from the Bible, he does employ images that evoke a variety of biblical verses and scenes, all of which lend meaning to his poem. Hopkins "creates a powerful form of typological allusion by abstracting the essence--the defining conceit, idea, or structure--from individual scriptural types" (Landow, "Typological" 1)....   [tags: God's Grandeur Religion Gerard Hopkins Essays]

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Poem Structure of God's Grandeur by Hopkins

- Poem Structure of "God's Grandeur" by Hopkins "God's Grandeur" is one of the few poems written by Hopkins during his service as a Roman Catholic priest. The poem shows Hopkins' love towards God and his love of sound. "God's Grandeur" is a sonnet that contains three quatrains and a couplet. This sonnet is reminiscent of the Italian sonnet in that it contains one octave and one sestet. In "God's Grandeur", the octet describes the way in which humans are destroying the world by not attending to the greatness that surrounds them....   [tags: Poetry God's Grandeur Hopkins Essays Poet]

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God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manly Hopkins

- “God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Manly Hopkins As a Jesuit priest, Gerard Manly Hopkins devoted many years of his life to spiritual study and instruction. As seen in his poem “God’s Grandeur”, Hopkins translated his intense spirituality into poems that explore the relationship between humans and the natural world as an expression of God’s divinity. In the poem, Hopkins presents the Victorian fixation on progress and change not as an improvement, but rather as a regression from a constructive communion with God’s glory as found in the natural world....   [tags: Gerard Hopkins God's Grandeur Essays]

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Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem God’s Grandeur

- Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem “God’s Grandeur” Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ poem “God’s Grandeur”, illustrates the relationship connecting man and God. Hopkins uses alliteration and stern tone to compliment the religious content of this morally ambitious poem. The poem’s rhythm and flow seem to capture the same sensation of a church sermon. The diction used by Hopkins seems to indicate a condescending attitude towards society.      The first stanza states that we are “charged with the grandeur of God”, or the direct quality of God’s being....   [tags: Gerard Hopkins Poet Gods Grandeur]

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Analysis Of Hopkin's Poem 'God's Grandeur'

- Gerard Hopkins wrote God's Grandeur in 1877 right around the time he was ordained as a priest. The poem deals with his feelings about God's presence and power in the world. He could not understand how the people inhabiting the earth could refuse or be distracted from God. This confusion was due to the greatness of God's power and overall existence that, to Hopkins, seemed impossible and sinful to ignore. However, as the poem progresses Hopkins expresses hope in the world and God's everlasting presence in it....   [tags: Poetry Hopkins]

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Essay on the Power Hopkins' Sonnet, God's Grandeur

- Essay on the Power Hopkins' Sonnet, God's Grandeur As "the world is charged with the grandeur of God," so Gerard Manley Hopkins' sonnet, "God's Grandeur," is charged with language, imagery, sounds and metric patterns that express that grandeur. Through its powerful use of the elements of poetry, the poem explores the power of God and the wonder of nature. "God's Grandeur" is a lyric poem. The tone of the poem is one, naturally, of grandeur, as well as power and wonder. Hopkins' choices of words add to the feeling of grandeur that is the subject of the poem through their powerful imagery, and they express wonder at the power and grandeur of God and the continuity of nature....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Environmental Crisis Exposed in The World Is Too Much With Us and God's Grandeur

- Environmental Crisis Exposed in The World Is Too Much With Us and God's Grandeur  In his poem, "The World Is Too Much With Us," William Wordsworth blames modern man of being too self-indulgent.  Likewise, Gerard Manley Hopkins shows how the way we treat nature shows our loss of spirituality in his poem, "God's Grandeur."  We are ruthless by lacking proper appreciation for, being separated from, and abusing nature.   Man lacks proper gratitude for nature.  People often are blind to nature's great beauty.  "It moves us not," says Wordsworth.  Many people never see a sunrise or a sunset because we are too concerned with the hustle and bustle of our tiny worlds to appreciate the op...   [tags: World Is Too Much With Us Essays]

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Gods Grandeur

- Relationships between humans and the Divine have been the subject of many authors writings, in fact the very first text ever published was the Bible; the most comprehensive link between the Divine and humans. History is full of examples of people trying to define their relationship with the Divine or lack there of, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love...'; (Psalm 51:1). In the poems, “God’s Grandeur'; by Gerard Manley Hopkins and “Leda and the Swan'; by William Butler Yeats, humans relationships with the Divine is explored....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spirit and Matter, God and Chaos, or infinitude Finite

- The Kingdom of Union and Joy can only be attained through the elevation and expansion of spirit which is influenced by its intricate relationship with matter. They reflect, inverse and alter one another depending on the nature of their alliance; and challenge the pervading intuition that one entertains concerning hierarchy, the superior and the inferior, rising and falling. Throughout the poem, the prophetic persona enlightens the reader on the manner to ascend to the spiritual realm via tales on base spirits, on praising and praised bodies -- thus, purveying a dynamic dramatisation of the fall....   [tags: Philosophy, God]

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Allusions to God in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

- Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Victorian poet who frequently utilized symbols to demonstrate how God is evident in all living things. His allusions to God are evident in such works as: “Pied Beauty”, “Spring”, “The Windhover”, and “God’s Grandeur”. The purpose of this research is to examine the way in which Hopkins uses his terms inscape and instress to illustrate these allusions to God. Hopkins’s poetry demonstrates to the readers that seeing beyond the physical appearance of things, and recognizing God’s touch on all things allows for a deeper sense of appreciation, and makes them more beautiful....   [tags: Victorian Poet, Poetic Analysis, God, Symbolism]

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Comparing Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach and Gerard Manley Hopkins'God's Grandeur

- Comparing Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach and Gerard Manley Hopkins'God's Grandeur      Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur" are similar in that both poems praise the beauty of the natural world and deplore man's role in that world. The style and tone of each poem is quite different, however. Arnold writes in an easy, flowing style and as the poem develops, reveals a deeply melancholy point of view. Hopkins writes in a very compressed, somewhat jerky style, using sentences heavy with alliteration and metaphors....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Fear of God

- “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.” (Gen. 20:11) God has breathed the word “fear” into His written word 509 times. The authors of the text recorded “Fear of the Lord” 30 times, while the term “Fear of God” was recorded eight times. There are many words used in the bible to define for the word fear. “The most common of these (giving the noun forms) are Heb. yir’â, ‘reverence’; Heb. paḥaḏ, dread’, ‘fear’; Gk....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Hittite’s Self-Image Characterized by Grandeur

- Hittite’s Self-Image Characterized by Grandeur The Hittite empire, like many others of the Bronze Age, arose at a time when new tactics and implements for fighting were being developed in abundance. Like many other empires of that time, the Hittites recognized the importance of protecting their lands and acquiring new ones. As the size and influence of the Hittite empire grew, it sometimes formed peaceful agreements with foreign lands. These agreements, however, primarily served their own interests....   [tags: Hittite Culture Cultural History Essays]

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God 's Existence He Fights Off The Believers Of Faith

- ... Dawkins believes in no religion and that science is his guide, while he has a point that evidence does show us what was or is, I believe faith is what has been and what could be, given the openness and effort of any individual. I believe in this world, once faith is put into an idea, it will become an idea. The passion that exerts from thus actions becomes more profound to one’s character allowing them to give their full effort to anything they put their mind to. Passion gives way to faith, as faith is what leads to passion....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Higgs boson, God]

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Villehardouin: Grandeur and Nobility

- Geoffroy de Villehardouin was a French noble born in the middle of the twelfth century who participated in the Fourth Crusade. After the crusade he wrote Chronicles of the Crusades which covers not only the foundation of the Fourth Crusade and events up through the conquest of Constantinople, but the ensuing conflicts after as well. Prior to the crusade he was Marshal of Champagne, and while this did not give him direct experience in war he probably took part in disputes in Champagne. This position probably gave him an administrative and military focus which explains the general statesmanlike tone throughout the book, as well as his choice to describe strategies....   [tags: Medieval Studies, History]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God For being accustomed in all other things to make a distinction between existence and essence, I easily persuade myself that existence may perhaps be separated from the essence of God, and thus God might be conceived as not existent actually. PROP. XI. God, or substance, consisting, of infinite attributes, of which each expresses eternal and infinite essentiality, necessarily exists. "Proof.--If this be denied, conceive, if possible, that God does not exist: then his essence does not involve existence....   [tags: Papers]

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God's Forgiveness in Taylor's Meditation 42

- In Edward Taylor's "Meditation 42," the speaker employs a tone of both desire and anxiousness in order to convey the overall idea that man's sinful nature and spiritual unworthiness require God's grace and forgiveness to gain entrance to the kingdom of heaven. In the opening stanza, the speaker describes the human craving and longing for material objects. From the very first word of "Meditation 42," a sense of longing and desire infuses the poem as "apples" (ll. 1) often symbolize both temptation and desire....   [tags: Edward Taylor Poetry]

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The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Reverence to God and Distance from Self

- In his works, Hopkins presents a dichotomy between a religious piety found uniquely in nature and a state of separation from God, one that results in the loss of religious self. In his early works, Hopkins portrays this religious reverence and penetrating insight into the divine and pure. Through a spate of visual imagery reminiscent of the lush and varied nature, Hopkins attracts attention to the physical beauty. Moreover, it is through verticality metaphors and plays on sound patterns that Hopkins translates natural beauty to a spiritual oneness, a deep regard for God....   [tags: Poetry]

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An Imperfect God by Henry Wiencek

- In his book, An Imperfect God, Henry Wiencek argues in favor of Washington being the first true president to set the precedent for the emancipation of African-American slaves. Wiencek delves into the evil paradox of how a nation conceived on the principles of liberty and dedicated to the statement that all men are created equal was in a state that still preserved slavery for over seven decades following the construction of the nation. Washington’s grandeur estate at Mount Vernon at its peak had the upkeep of over 300 slaves 126 of which were owned by Washington....   [tags: slavery in a republic claiming freedom]

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Nature as God

- Nature as God God is considered a friend, parent, protector and guide. Book 1 of The Prelude, by William Wordsworth, doesn't directly mention God but Wordsworth does talk about Nature. Nature is all around him and becomes very significant in his past and present. Wordsworth is so enamored with nature it's obvious that Nature is a religion to him. Parents often make others feel safe and protected and God often plays the role of a parent figure. Wordsworth shows that he feels at ``home' with Nature, regardless of where he is....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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How the Sonnet Form is Associated with Love and Ardent Expression

- How the Sonnet Form is Associated with Love and Ardent Expression God’s Grandeur is a sonnet associated with the environment and obviously, God. It is an Italian petrarchan sonnet, where there is a noticeable split in the poem which makes up the octave and the sestet. The first four lines of the octave, describes a natural world through which God’s presence runs through like an electric current, becoming at times noticeable is flashes. A metaphor is used to emphasise God’s Grandeur as an electric force....   [tags: Sonnets Love God Essays]

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Views on Childhood: My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth

- William Wordsworth once wrote a poem called My Heart Leaps Up in which he claims that “The Child is father of the Man;” this quote provides a basic understanding of his views on childhood (Allison 240). Wordsworth saw children having a close connection to both god and nature, this connection is explained by the theory of transmigration of souls (which claims that children experience preexistence; a period in which they share the company of god while waiting to be conceived). According to Wordsworth, children were also provided with insight into the world which was gradually lost as they matured into adults....   [tags: children, god, nature]

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Satan in Paradaise Lost and Dante's Inferno

- After God created the Earth and mankind, all was right in the Holy kingdom. That is until, a friend, the bearer of light, the morning star fell in battle and ultimately in darkness. This fateful battle made true everything we know and live now. Milton and Dante play on this every concept in two very different ways, for Milton a cunning reflection of man and for Dante an animalisitic dunce. Milton and Dante use the Bible stories as a backdrop for their epic poems of love and of loss wherein a single unique character, a bearer of light is made to reverberate humanity and the supreme basic darkness that is the soul of man, one can note these key elements vis-a-vis his appearance, domain...   [tags: god, lucifer, darkness, soul, bible]

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Death Of The King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords

- ... Through Christ’s incredible generosity, I did get to see the most beautiful sight surrounding our Savior I’ll ever behold. In the silence, the Heavenly celestial choir will come into view, the tens of thousands of members of the symphony will get into position, and the trumpeters will line up, ready to sound the first fanfare. The entire angelic splendor of God’s infinite kingdom opened to my eyes, filling all areas I could see, around the Son of God. To say He is so beloved is an understatement....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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God 's God And God

- ... 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV) “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”. Paul again makes reference to the Trinity Ephesians 5:18-20. This passage of scripture instructs people to be filled with the Spirit, to sing and make praises to the Lord and finally to give thanks to the Lord God through the name of Jesus. In Paul’s writing he makes reference to the Trinity multiple times. Peter also makes reference to the Trinity in his writings....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Trinity, God]

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God 's God : God

- ... When Joseph 's brothers sold him, he had two choices. One: to give up; or two: to trust in God fully and continue moving forward. Joseph chose choice two and never blinked under the hand of our Lord, “because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. . . . It was not you who sent me here, but God” (Genesis 45:5,7). For some people, God does not speak directly with instruction, for Noah he did. God approached Noah, asking him to build his arc and to trust in him. Noah followed the Lords request....   [tags: Jesus, God, High school, New Testament]

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God 's Existence Of God

- God’s existence hinges on his indwelling passion for koinonia. At his very essence, the Triune God lives and breathes community. In fact, nothing exists as individualistic, not even God himself. Though the Bible contains no systematic doctrine of the Trinity, God self-discloses the mystery of his three-person nature in scripture as being distinct yet inseparable, working together for the cause of life, salvation and glorification. Nicholas Lossky explains the Trinity’s interdependence in this way: The Father and the Son sent the Spirit into the world in order that the Son may reveal to the world the love of the Father and the future action of the Spirit, who by his personal dwelling in the...   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Jesus, God]

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God 's Spirit Of God

- ... His Spirit is all-knowing, as it is mentioned in John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (NKJV). Also, He is all-powerful; Holy Spirit revealed this part of His nature through the angel who spoke to Mary “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” (NKJV, Luke 1:35)....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Trinity]

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God is Not Complex

- The sky crystallized royal blue colors propose a beautiful announcement on how perfect the day is. When glancing in the direction of the sun, it appears as if the sun is smiling with joy and excitement. The garden is filled with multiple colored dandelions, roses, and tulips. The aged oak trees stand in strength displaying a picture perfect scene of fruitfulness. The river flows in sync and rhythm to the wind. The birds of the air soar high in formation and precise sequence to the leader. This day and its splendor grace the followers with perfection and expectation....   [tags: God, Religious]

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God 's God And Eve

- ... Many people will blindly say that God is the epitome of honesty and perfection, but God’s words had its own flaws . God’s words are very obscure in nature , which develops confusion and disparate religious interpretations. Some common questions are, what did God mean by death . Did he mean of physical death or spiritual death. Yes, when it comes to spiritual death, Adam and Eve died spiritually. In spiritual sense, God is the truth teller of this story. Adam and Eve were exiled from a place that had direct contact with God....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden]

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It Isn't What God is, But What God is Not

- Let's play a game; I will give you an example of my rule, and your objective is to guess what my rule is. You may propose other examples to test your hypothetical rule and I will confirm if it agrees with my rule or not. Let's begin; my one and only example of my rule is this: 2, 4, 6. Now, if this question was asked to a sample population, the average answer would be a multiplet of 2 (e.g. 8, 10, 12 or 5, 10, 15). Although, these answers fit my rule, “multiplet of 2” is not the rule. The correct answer ( or rule, in my game) is that the numbers are in ascending order....   [tags: confirmational bias, Maimonides, God]

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The Attributes of God

- Characteristics of God - The Significance "What comes into our heads when we think about God is the main idea about us." So says A.W. Tozer in his timeless novel in the characteristics of God, The familiarity with the Sacred. Why would he make this kind of extreme pronouncement. In our hearts we understand the preceding is accurate. It's not sufficient to follow "God." Then we're simply creating an idol in our heads, if we all simply make up our own thoughts concerning what He's like. Characteristics of God - The Foundation Jesus came to show the God of the Bible....   [tags: Charactestics of God, Significance]

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Does God Exist? The Existence Of God?

- Does God Exist. The existence of God has puzzled and has been the questioned that has plagued mankind since we reached the age to think logically. Philosophers throughout time have argued Gods existence whether he does existence or that he doesn’t furthermore some argue that there might even be a number of gods, polytheism. As humans we lack the knowledge and understanding to unanimously come up with a clear and precise answer to God’s existence. Philosophers Christopher Hitchens and Kenneth R....   [tags: Scientific method, Religion, God, Supernatural]

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The Existence Of God

- Truth, what is truth. This question itself has a thousand answers, no person can ever be sure of what truth is rather, truth can be justified, it can checked for reliability with strong evidences and logic. If the evidence proves to be accurate then it can be established that a certain answer is the truth. However, have we ever tried to think about what intrigues us to seek the truth. To think about a question and set foot firmly on the path of knowledge. Definitely it has. That was the very cause itself which is why this world has witnessed some of the greatest philosophers like Aristotle, Plato and Socrates etc....   [tags: Does God Exist?]

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Suffering And The Heart Of God

- Ask anyone above the age of sixteen years old, to describe how life is as a whole. They will describe life as a rollercoaster. A mix of highs and lows; times of joys and sadness; laughter and tears. In the first book of the Bible, Job, we discover something remarkable about suffering and the heart of God. God uses suffering to better our personal relationship with Him. Suffering is a mean God uses to build our character so we get closer to what Jesus is – perfection. As previously, stated God uses difficult situations as a way to improve the relationship we have with Him....   [tags: God, Bible, Monotheism, Conceptions of God]

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The Word of God

- The bible was written as an account of what many viewed that God had accomplished so his actions and words could be passed on for generations. Some believe it is a literary account and some believe it is a historical account. The word of God in the bible comes in many forms and is left up to interpretation by the reader. Some believe that the word of God should be the only word and should be strictly followed. Some believe that the words are meant as a guideline to help us through life. Whatever your belief is you can always seem to find the meaning behind your belief through the word of God in the Bible....   [tags: Bible, God, Religion, Jesus Christ]

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The Trial of God

- Elie Wiesel’s the Trial of God represents the age-old question: how can a righteous God allow evil and suffering. Written as a play based on a real event, Wiesel tries to capture the myriad of emotions and theological arguments that were present. Though the trial, in Wiesel’s play, takes place during the seventeenth-century many cultural aspects overlap with twentieth-century Europe and World War II. Similarities between Wiesel’s fictional world and his life experience involve events such as violent actions against the Jewish community....   [tags: War, World History, Religion, God]

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The Evil Of The God

- Evil exists. This is one simple truth that both sides of the God debate can agree upon. Under the definition of evil as “physical and mental suffering” (Swinburne 106), people experience evil first and secondhand every single day. Paper cuts, headaches, terminal illnesses, and death occur every minute. Theists and atheists see these evils from totally different perspectives. Richard Swinburne believes that he can justify both daily and monumental evil on behalf of an all-good God. B.C. Johnson takes the other side of the debate, and instead says that evil is direct proof that an all-good God can not exist....   [tags: Good and evil, God, Evil, Problem of evil]

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God As Sovereign

- Many people state that they do not believe in any kind of god, that the world simply came into existence. However, this belief cannot hold true. Simply by examining nature and all of its intricate details, people stand unable to deny the presence of a Creator. Deep down, people cannot help but to feel that something greater than themselves exists. A Supreme Being- a god, but what kind of god exists. A god similar to Ares, the war-god of the Greeks. One who lusts for blood and destruction. Or a placid god, one parallel to Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace....   [tags: God remains all-powerful]

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The Word Of God

- ... Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." That scripture is basically saying God will never put you through something he know you couldn 't fight through. The Bible to me is to help you through things like depression. God will ensure that you are never alone. In every situation in life you have to put your trust and faith in God. There are key points in the Bible that help you through things like the Bible. That 's why the Bible is a very resourceful book. God wants us to go through things like depression to appreciate life....   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Judeo-Christian topics]

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Analysis Of Triune Nature Of God

- Constructive Credo Paper Triune Nature of God: What does it mean to conceive of God as triune (three-in-one). Lynn Wilson  Introduction The societal ideal of personal freedom, authority, and agenda create barriers within our community and our relationship with God. Focusing on “self” distracts us from receiving the fullness of God’s eternal love. Weekly, if not daily, I encounter people that struggle with the difficulties, and the challenges of life. My son, Zach was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism....   [tags: God, Trinity, God in Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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God And The Problem With Sin And Evil

- ... First, “God’s attributes are permanent qualities,” 6 meaning that God is good, is still good, and will always be good. In this general sense, God is the complete opposite of humans even though Genesis says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” 7 but because of the fall, any earthly holiness that humans might have has drowned in the evilness of sin. Second, “the attributes are inseparable from being or essence of God.” 8 Meaning that God will never lose His attributes because they are permanently His, so He can never be corrupt like humans are, thus a separation of His attributes can never eventuate....   [tags: Good and evil, God, Omnipotence]

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The True Character Of God

- ... Satan says that if Jesus is who he really says he is, then the angels must come and save him. Jesus surely could have done this and the angels would have saved him. Also, the people around would have seen this great wonder that Jesus preformed to save himself. Satan was attempting to make Jesus force God into saving him. If Jesus had leapt off the pinnacle of the Temple and forced God to save him, this is not trust. Jesus would not be trusting in God and being obedient. Instead Jesus would have been forcing God or “holding a gun to God’s head in an attempt to manipulate him into doing what he wanted” (pg....   [tags: God, Bible, New Testament, God in Christianity]

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If God Is Dead, By Elizabeth Anderson

- ... They are shocked by the idea that atheism rejects God, because to them there would be no reason to adhere to the moral laws if God did not uphold them. In this interpretation, God tells us what is right and what is wrong, and He gives us the hierarchy of morals. At the top of this hierarchy is God, since He is purely good. If this sentiment is true, when we look at cultures who have not had much experience with God, or at least the biblical God, they would not have similar moral standings, yet they do....   [tags: God, Morality, Bible, Atheism]

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The Christian Faith And A Reflection On God

- ... The root cause of human problems is sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. Sin was to downfall of the first humans Adam and Eve. They were disobedient, liars and blamed someone other than themselves thus, the fall of humanity. Humans have an amazing ability to be good and evil. We are called to love one another yet, our own human nature has us hating one another for our differences. A down fall of being human and a Christian is being perceived as a do-gooder or someone who knows everything (Engelmann, 2015)....   [tags: Christianity, God, Jesus, Bible]

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Prove the Existence of God Using Who Has the Idea of God

- In this paper, I will explain how Descartes uses the existence of himself to prove the existence of God. The “idea of God is in my mind” is based on “I think, therefore I am”, so there is a question arises: “do I derive my existence. Why, from myself, or from my parents, or from whatever other things there are that are less perfect than God. For nothing more perfect than God, or even as perfect as God, can be thought or imagined.” (Descartes 32, 48) Descartes investigates his reasons to show that he, his parents and other causes cannot cause the existence of himself....   [tags: descartes, god's existence, idea of god]

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The Church of God in Name Only

- I must first begin by saying I do believe that God has one, universal church, the church of God. “The Church of God in Name Only,” is an effort to criticize those who profess a high claim, yet fall very short in living to that claim. In my estimation many who profess to be God's holy people are not, because the scripture deems such individuals unholy. Such people are not the Church of God. In order to comprehend the reasoning behind such a subject one must already have a general idea of the Church of God's standard....   [tags: Church, God, Religion]

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The Existence Of God And The Afterlife

- God is presented as being all-powerful and all-knowing. He’s aware of all the shortcomings and misdeeds of humanity for every individual person. The existence of God and the afterlife are two questions that merely rely on the matter of faith and belief. Jonathan Edwards and Anne Bradstreet both have relatively similar religious beliefs; however, their individual view point on God could not be further aside from one another. Jonathan Edwards preaches a literal fear of an arbitrary, unpredictable and vengeful God (Baird)....   [tags: God, Faith, Christianity, Theology]

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The Bible is the Authoratative Word of God

- ... Secondly, much of what I would use, would be an apologetic response, and finally, I would put into context the legitimacy of the Bible as in compariasson to other literatures in which they believe it is similar to, or no different from. TESTIMONIAL RESPONSE Using testimony to prove belief in the Bible, has always been a strong point in my being able to effectively share the truth with those who are questioning, or are unsure. I would probably firstly approach the situation by explaining to them how the Word of God saved my life....   [tags: testamonial, faith, God]

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Debate Over the Existence of God

- Is There a God?.. A big question that billions of people didn’t yet proved that’s it’s true or not, but we can search and find out if there is a real God or not .. Even if we don’t have much evidence that explain this answer, but we can find out the truth with a little bit of searching and thinking without judging about it. No one can tell you that you have to believe that God is here or not, even if you are not sure about it, you have to seek by yourself. The Bible said that there is people who saw the God, so there is some evidence that appear here, Jesus also said in the Bible "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.”, so here Jesus wan...   [tags: god, bible, lord, faith]

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Augustine's Treatment on God in the Confessions

- CONDIMENT OR INGREDIENT: AUGUSTINE’S TREATMENT ON GOD IN THE CONFESSIONS “The desire for God is written in the human heart”, the Catechism states (n.27). In one way or another, human beings try to pinpoint out the ultimate reality of things, i.e. the composition of the universe, its, purpose, its goal, etc. At some point, their painstaking search somehow leads them out to a reality which, or Who, can possibly be the definitive, decisive, relational, communicatory factor of everything “under the sun”....   [tags: God, Religion, Divine Revelation]

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Philosophy Of Worship And The Holy God

- Philosophy of Worship Worship is our celebration of the fact that we have been brought into covenant relationship with the Holy God of Scripture. This is both the definition and the focus of worship in the Church. Because of all that God has done in Christ to restore us to himself in covenant relationship, we therefore celebrate. Because of who God is, we adore him. Covenant Remembrance While the New Testament does not lay down a strict form of worship order or elements, there is much to be found in itself and of it’s adoption of Old Testament concepts....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, Bible]

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The Reality Of God 's Life

- ... There is a sequence of elements which are firmly tied in with time and change. The person of faith prays, God receives the prayer and then responds. It is a pattern seen time after time in the Bible itself—God even changes his mind because of pleas by his followers on several occasions. It becomes even more confusing when we tie it in with God 's perfection. In actuality, saying God is perfect is simply another usage of the via negativa. We have no way of defining or understanding infinite perfection, we can only refer to the concept by looking at imperfect beings in reality and saying, “God is not imperfect like that.” To define God 's perfection (which we can 't actually do) we resort...   [tags: Theology, God, Omnipotence, Ontology]

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Muhammad Known As The Messenger Of God

- ... Muhammad’s uncle Abu Talib was killed in 619 when he started supporting him, later he migrates from, mecca to medina. Muhammad’s follower build his house and first prayer house in medina which is known as the holy place even today. He gathered his troops and raided on mecca it was bloodshed throughout the city, all the idols were destroyed under his word. Muhammad’s words where there is no other god except one god he started spreading Islam throughout the world before his death he converted Arabian peninsula to Islamic and gave them a name MUSLIMS The words of the god which were written down by the followers of Muhammad meant a different context he said not to hurt the women, infants, c...   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, God]

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Perspective of Evil and the Existence of God

- A man wakes up to his family; a wife and two kids. They have a nice breakfast together and he leaves for work, starting his day off in a great mood. As the day passes, he gets swarmed with office work, not even going on his usual hour-long lunch break. As time slips into night, he finally gets off work and his work buddies ask him out for a quick beer. He already missed dinner, so he figures what is the harm in taking the load off and hanging out to relax with his co-workers. He does not anticipate to drink four beers, laughing and eating with his buddies until eleven....   [tags: free will, religion, god]

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The covenants between God and man

- The covenants between God and man constitute one of the principal keys to the interpretation of the Old Testament, denoting the dividing lines between the different dispensations and indicating the several changes of procedure in God’s dealings with the earth. There are arguably eight covenants made by God referred to in Scripture. Much could be written concerning these different covenants, but we will only deal with the covenants in Genesis. At various times God condescended to enter into a compact with man, and failure to observe the terms and scope of these compacts leads to the utmost confusion....   [tags: Old Testament, God, Genesis]

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Controversy Between the Existence of God

- In “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky made a famous claim that establishes the link between the existence of God and morality. Apart from the controversy related to the scope of the quotation, the discussion on the proper translation and interpretation of the words of Ivan Karamazov. For instance, in his article “Dostoevsky did not say it” D.Cortesi claims that Dostoevsky did not make such claim (Cortesi 1). However, the research by Russian-speaking authors shows that the original text of “The Brothers Karamazov” contains the statement under study (Volkov 1)....   [tags: god commandments, religion, morality]

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Is There a God?, by Bertrand Russell

- Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist, he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, and he also attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. Bertrand Russell was the recipient of countless awards for excellence during his long lifetime (1872-1970), including the Nobel Prize for literature, which he won in 1950....   [tags: christianity, god, social critic]

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Religion Is A Belief Of A God Or Gods?

- ... William Hathaway will look back at all of the information and determine if religion has a place in the client’s therapy. He uses religious teachings on forgiveness to help clients release anger and abusive experiences. (Kersting, K, 2003). Ensuring that standard 2.03 Maintaining Competence (Fisher, 2013) is being met, once progress is made using religion William Hathaway must maintain their competence. According to (Olson, R. F., 2012) Professor James Griffith at George Washington University Medical Center has experimented on how religious experiences affect health and well being....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality, Faith, God]

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The Christian Perspective Of God

- ... Ramadan exists so that one can acknowledge God and glorify Him and be thankful for what He has given. Those who are sick or unable are allowed to refrain from this act, but should make up for it in the future. (2:185) Pilgrimage to Mecca is the last pillar of faith; this is directed towards all of mankind not only Muslims. They are too complete all pilgrimages, no matter their size. If one accomplishes and meets the needs of each of these pillars, they are in high hopes of entering Heaven to be with God....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, God, Allah]

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The Christian Perspective Of God

- ... Those who are sick or unable are allowed to refrain from this act, but should make up for it in the future. (2:185) Pilgrimage to Mecca is the last pillar of faith; this is directed towards all of mankind not only Muslims. They are too complete all pilgrimages, no matter their size. If one accomplishes and meets the needs of each of these pillars, they are in high hopes of entering Heaven to be with God. Along with the five pillars, one must acknowledge the six articles of faith. Four of the six are mentioned in The Cow, verse 285 “…they believe in God, His angels, His scriptures, and His messengers.” The two other articles of faith are the belief in fate and the belief in the Day of Jud...   [tags: Islam, God, Muhammad, Allah]

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Prayer Of The Church Of God

- ... Some attribute it to the angst of teen-hood, but as I grew up, I began to observe how kids my age handled going through the same experience and how it affected them; I gradually became more aware that it wasn’t about refuting religion or spirituality completely, but more so how I would come to understand the ever changing nature of my own spirituality as a person. The conception of religion originated historically as a way for people to give reason to the world that surrounded them, and by default a way for a community to come together to commune, talk, and be with one another....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Faith, God]

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My Personal Doctrine Of God

- ... God doesn’t overlook our sin, He is prepared to condemn and judge people for their sin. However, God is forgiving and will forgive us once we begin a relationship with him. Jesus paid for our sin on the cross. He rose from the dead and in return gives us extraordinary amount of forgiveness. God is very powerful in the fact that he is Omnipotence which means all-powerful. God has supreme power. This means God can do whatever he wants. It means he has no boundaries like man. Since God is Omnipotent He has power over wind, gravity water, fire, physics, the entire universe, etc....   [tags: God, Omniscience, Omnipotence, Jesus]

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God is Merciful and Just

- We all know God is love and it is shown everywhere in the Bible. To be merciful means to have broad grace. To be just means to be respectably good and fair. These two attributes seem to contradict each other because how can a merciful God judge a person for their wrongdoing or how can someone who hates sin have mercy on the people who do evil. Many atheists question how could a merciful God be just. The answer to this question is Gods mercy is expressed to us through His love. God is a perfect God meaning his justice and mercifulness is also faultless....   [tags: religion, bible, god]

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God and Religion

- "God has become a Deus absconditus, hidden somewhere behind the silence of infinite spaces, and our literary symbols can make only the most distant allusions to him, or to the natural world which used to be his abiding place and home." (Miller, 68) This quote taken from J. Hillis Miller's article "The Theme of the disappearance of God in Victorian poetry" is reflected in Matthew Arnold's poem, "To Marguerite - Continued". This poem is not only a comment on love, and human isolation, but on religious doubt, a central issue in the Victorian era....   [tags: God, Victrian Poetry, Literature, Religion]

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The Divine Attributes of God

- The argument to side with in this paper is that of Anselm’s “Proslogian” where he argues for the existence of God in a less complex way as compared to the Monologian. Inevitably, the Proslogian received criticism from other notable philosophers, some of which will be addressed in this paper as well. Once the fool understands that than which nothing greater can be thought, he will comprehend the existence of God. The divine attributes of God will also be discussed to aid in the fool’s understanding of God’s existence....   [tags: philosophy, god's existance, proslogian]

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Genesis And The Lord God

- ... The first century Christian experience was full of spiritual life connected to the Holy Spirit. And the early Christians sought various ways to maintain their engagement with God. They often participated in sacred rituals. Ancient Christian spiritual awareness was filled with hope, that God would send the Messiah whom would bring love, salvation, hope, and mercy to God’s people. In observation, this is noted also in the twenty first century believers pressing towards the eschatological hope....   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Theology]

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The Between God And Morality

- The debate as to the interconnected relationship between God and morality is one that has been long contested by varying philosophers, authors, and other great thinkers. In doing so, countless of these individuals have found numerous ways of depicting this relationship, through the use of differing texts, films, books, or other informative actions. Specifically so, the film Crimes and Misdemeanors, provides insight into this relation between God and morality, and whether ethical understanding and foundations play a role in society....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy, God]

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Essay on Fate in Weatherhead’s The Will of God

- Understanding Fate in Weatherhead’s The Will of God   As I continued to chat with my pastor that day, I really sensed the hurt in his eyes – the anger that comes from an unsolvable injustice, the tiredness of a problem. “What’s wrong?” I finally asked, “Having a bad day?”  Sensing that I was truly concerned, he let the truth be told.  “I talked with a woman today whose baby died suddenly of unknown causes. As we worked through her grief, she talked about how numerous friends and family, even a religious leader had patted her on the back, shook their heads and said, ‘It was God’s will.’ I find few things worse to say to a grieving parent.  Saying nothing at all would be of more help.”  It...   [tags: Will of God]

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Explain The God Of The Bible And Christianity

- ... In Genesis 3 after being tempted by Satan, Adam and Eve fell to sin. By their disobedience, sin entered the world. Because God is holy and is unable to stand in the presence of sin, He punished Adam and Eve. Due to their disobeying they were forbidden to stay in the garden. Because of sin they were separated from God, and the Holy Communion that shared with God was no longer possible. Because God is holy He separated Himself from the sin that entered the earth. Because God is Holy is created a separation between God and man....   [tags: God, Love, New Testament, Theology]

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A Relationship With God Is Not Hard

- ... If they do not call, we become upset and angry. The same way we desire time with this person to know them better, God desires time with us so we could know Him better. In doing so, we realize just how much He loves us and wants to see us walking in the fullness of His power and authority. The more time we spend with God the more we become like Him. Our self and flesh will come into alignment so we can carry out our God purpose and assignment. God came in the form of man being born of woman to die and be risen from the dead, proving his victory over sin and death....   [tags: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Created in God's Image

- In the beginning of the Bible in the Book of Genesis, it is revealed to use in 1:26-27 that God has created man in his image. The text verbatim states “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” From this distinct text we can clearly conclude that when ad created man and woman, they were destined to be in God’s image and carry his image throughout his creation. Today we can see that many of us do not live in God’s image due to society becoming more secularized as it progresses through the years, however as Christians we can verse this by living in God’s image in ou...   [tags: christianity, god, bible]

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Why God Is A Christian Man

- ... How can god allow all this pain to his children. This all knowing, all powerful, and just God allowed this to happen to children. Why. First I would like to explore The Christian point of view. The biggest reason for God allowing such heinous acts of violence and pain is because we have free will. God has made us with the ability to choose. God has given us free will so we can willingly come to him. Willingly choose between right and wrong or good and evil. (Internet Encyclopedia, N.D.)God 's creation of persons with morally significant free will is something of tremendous value....   [tags: God, Omnipotence, Problem of evil, Omniscience]

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Are Atheists Proved There Is No God?

- ... Mackie who stated in so many words that there is no rational proof for the existence of God because evil exist, David Hume, who argues that the existence of a good God and the existence of evil demonstrate a logical contradiction, and others from further back like Epicurus whose belief is like that of Mackie. The existence of evil and human suffering is perhaps the strongest argument atheists have brought forth to create some doubts in the minds of Christians, specifically those who are weak in knowledge because of lack of study....   [tags: God, Atheism, Philosophy of religion, Theodicy]

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The Loss Of God 's Strength

- ... Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord Your God will be with you wherever you go” (Holy Bible). Before they went into battle, God assured His people that they need not fear, because He will be with them. Believers can be made strong by the knowledge that no matter what happens, if they are fortified and strengthened by God and His promises, they have nothing to fear. For some, it can be difficult to find strength in the midst of a trial. Often times, it is easier to just give up and stop trying, but believers have a God that can use struggles as a tool of empowerment....   [tags: Bible, God, Judaism, New Testament]

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God Is A Very Real Presence

- ... We partnered with other agencies of differing denominations and faiths. My first theology professor, Dr. Theodore Walker, defined God as “that which there is nothing greater”. I do not believe we can define God but this comes as close as I have experienced. Paul Tillich supports this when he said, “God does not exist. He is being-itself beyond essence and existence”. I would purport that Tillich may go a bit too far but I do not think it is possible for a human to fully grasp the concept of a universally present God....   [tags: Human, Religion, God, Meaning of life]

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Human Beings ' Relationship With God

- ... We may know him as Jehovah, Yahweh, God, or Jesus. Out of his love he humbles himself so that in our limited nature we may get the slightest glimpse of who he is. Probably the truest name is "I am who am." His very name is so holy that his name is what he is. This can also be seen where the very word of God is so Holy that the words of God is god himself, this being Jesus. Our salvation, rests in the utter importance of the most holy and beautiful name of and words of God. Thy kingdom come: God 's kingdom is present here on Earth....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, God]

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Dionysus: The God of Wine and Fertility

- Dionysus is the god of wine and fertility. Dionysus invented wine on Mount Nyssa. His Roman counterpart is Bacchus. Dionysus’s symbols are Thyrsos, which are ivory leaves wrapped around a wooden stick, the flute, and wine barrels. The animals that represent him are the panther and the tiger. Dionysus is the son of Zeus and Semele. Dionysus was stitched into Zeus’s thigh after his mother, Semele, asked to see Zeus's true form and was killed. Dionysus grew in Zeus's thigh. Dionysus is the only god with a mortal parent....   [tags: inmortal, god, explore, grow, wine]

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The Church as the People of God

- What is the church. This can be a very deep question, or a rather simple one depending on one’s context, theology, and general understanding of Scripture and faith. From my personal experience, most members of the congregations I grew up in if asked this question would point to the church building or sanctuary. This is not that surprising in my opinion when we consider the gorgeous monuments we have built as houses for God. As a child, I would have answered the exact same way as most people in a congregation, and it was not until later in my adulthood that I came to understand “the church” not as a physical building, but as much more....   [tags: Church, Religion, God, Beliefs, Theology]

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Does God Really Exist?

- Religion is the belief in and worship of a phenomenal controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Religion has been the part of human from the dawn of time, and whether people believe in almighty God or any other god. Most religions believe in a particular higher power, as a result it raises a question whether God really exists or not. Every person in this world can give an answer to that particular question in there on way and according to their religion. Some will say that God exists and they will give there proof of Gods existence, but there are others that believe God doesn’t exist and there is no such thing as God....   [tags: religion, god, exist]

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