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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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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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God 's Existence He Fights Off The Believers Of Faith

- You would think that in a world full of incredible individuals created from the same source, the planet, would see eye to eye and build a great civilization. Belief is what separates humans from each other; mainly this belief of what they think occurred in the creation of our planet. Many people assume that the earth is not billions of years old but in fact created by God giving us the recent inception of humans, which is detailed within a few of the worlds sacred books, be it the Old Testament or New Testament....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Higgs boson, God]

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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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The Evil Of The Fallen Angels

- ... To believe in God’s Divine protective presence and the power of prayer exists as an incredibly productive shield for believers. Moreover, ceremonies, prayers and other sacred involvement to cast out evil forces date to the beginning of time, as the power of “a divine religion,” producing methods to fight against evil spirits and their detrimental actions against mankind’s body and mind. Unequivocally, it appears the loving Holy Spirit of God blankets the earth, just as the iniquity of Satan does; both of these energies transcend from different levels that people physically, mentally, and spiritually access....   [tags: God, Deity, Human sexuality]

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The Importance Of Discourse On The State And Grandeurs Of Jesus

- ... Guided and invited by his very self by his personal qualities and perfections. He was the first to emanate from God. “…he wishes to be in a state and condition through human nature so that he can be offered to God as first fruits in thanksgiving for all that universally proceeds from him” (pg 135). He’s the only one constituting in himself, the new mystery and the only one adoring personally and divinely in his humanity. And that is why that is the unique source of divinity. “He wishes to be, in a new way, a living and eloquent image of the grandeurs of God” (pg 135)....   [tags: Trinity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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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

- died, same as me. There certainly may have been other people who were awake, but I didn’t notice any from my viewpoint. As we flowed to the host, Christ robed each of His guests in white. Christ’s own power became the robe that adorned the golden, glowing souls flowing to Him. As souls streamed closer to Christ’s light, they arose to standing positions and were draped in their robes, joining Christ’s light, and becoming part of the light itself. To see this transformation was like watching a dance, the light surrounded each soul, flowing in waves as if it were a living entity and filling each outline with white energy....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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Is There A God?

- ... Another reason is that people just choose to be atheist because it seems like the right for them. The law of probabilities describes the reason why God does not exist by stating that there is no existence of God not even any hard proof or evidence. This understanding comes with the idea that the only things that are worth believing in are things that can be proven and seen. The presumption of Atheism this is stating that everyone should start with the understanding and assumption that God does not exist and place the responsibility on those who do believe to prove that God does exist, but until that proof is present the bottom line would be to agree that God does not exist....   [tags: Reality, Existence, Atheism, Existence of God]

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God 's God And God

- I believe God created the entire universe; including all that has ever been and all that will ever be. God is omniscience. “God knows everything and God’s knowledge is complete.” There is one God, as scripture states in Ephesians 4:6 (NRSV) “one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” God has no limits. God is present in all places at all times, as declared in Proverbs 15:3 (NRSV) “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” God is undeniably unchanging as revealed in Malachi 3:6 (CEB), “I am the Lord, I change not”....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Trinity, God]

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God 's God : God

- ... if I didn’t know…. I know now… these are some stiff-necked people… which means some stubborn…hardhead…un-tractable…not to be led peoples….oh sometimes working with church peoples you get that feeling… they’re some hardhead peoples to work with…but oh brother and sister God spoke as if He had seen enough, and He made a remarkable offer to Moses. If Moses would only agree, God would consume Israel and start over again with Moses… for He told Moses I will make of you a great nation… in others Moses let start over….allow me to get rid of these peoples and start over with some brand new set of peoples that would at least follow the rules… Then Brother Moses did something not many of us would...   [tags: God, Islam, Lord, Torah]

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God Is A God Of God

- ... Our existence is equal to the meaning that we have purposes. He did not created us for no purpose. That is why non-christians’ life is meaningless, because they don’t know what the purpose is. However, Psalm 16:11 said that God will be happy if we do the right things. “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me wish joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Also, He will reward us with the eternal life after we died, which is the best gift human can get. 2....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God in Christianity]

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God Is A God?

- ... In addition, in Western religion and Philosophy God is depicted as omniscient, which means all knowing. God’s knowledge and understanding are seen as infinite or without limits. In fact, his knowledge is seen as eternal, and is something that is not limited by time or space. In Western religion one can call upon God for all the answers in life. God knows everything good or bad that is going on in your life, and have the power to take away any sorrow or pain if you pray to him. “Theology asserts that God made people free to choose good or evil” (Roots of Wisdom Pg....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Omnipotence, Omniscience]

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God 's God : God

- Everyone plays a part in this crazy thing called life. God brought everyone unto this earth with a purpose, a job. God has a will for everyone.The bible tells us Gods will is “good, pleasing, and perfect” (Romans 12:2). The only way to fully fulfill this God given task is to trust the Lord and his plan. Most people do not realize that they are on earth to do the task god has given us, let alone when they are doing it and some people never get the chance to realize their purpose because they leave us, and their absences is the their purpose itself....   [tags: Jesus, God, High school, New Testament]

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God And God : Almighty And Gracious God

- ... Her heart and spirit rejoiced, and she without fear but abounding faith, she came into the house right in front of those who rejected her. The woman began to attend to her Lord and his needs. A jar of ointment was all that she had in her possession, her gift of being that she was so appreciative and grateful for what Jesus did for her, she gave what little she had, precious perfume and oil to wash and cleanse the feet of her Lord. Every time that we read and reflect upon the Scriptures, spending time with the Old Testament or the New Testament, letting the epistle word or gospel account of Jesus and his ministry speak to us....   [tags: Jesus, God, New Testament, Christianity]

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The Triune God And God The Father

- ... Special revelation takes place in the Bible in many instances through theophany or the direct revealing of God (Jones 34). Examples of this include the burning bush in Exodus 3 or the instance of Moses hiding in the cleft of the rock as God walks past in Exodus 33. In each instance, God directly presents himself to mankind. The most important form of special revelation comes from Jesus Christ who Christians consider God in flesh and His actions and teachings reveal much about the character of God....   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, God in Christianity]

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God Is A Just God

- One believes that faith in Jesus Christ is needed because Jesus Christ is going to be faithful to His calling. Jesus is the Word of God, and God said, when He send out His Word, it will perform what He sent it out to do., Iit will not return void. Jesus is our salvation and must be faithful to His calling. Even when His flesh is crying out, it want to give up and quit, the spirit of God that is Within him cry out not my will but your will be done. . Wright wrote that God is a just God and know that balance is a vital (p.53).There are righteous people and unrighteous people;, something must be done....   [tags: Jesus, God, God in Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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God And The Controversial Existence Of God

- ... Therefore, we need to attempt to object the first premise that “ethics is objective only if God exists”. In the case of skeptical atheism, atheists should reject the first premise “ethics is objective only if God exists” because if all objective laws required the existence of God, then that includes all objective laws within the normative and mathematical realms of objectivity, not just those of moral laws. Essentially, we would not possess any real knowledge. For example, if we are to hypothetically assume the conclusion of the Argument from Atheism, then I would be mistaken in my belief that one plus one equals two....   [tags: God, Atheism, Morality, Existence]

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The Nature Of God 's God

- ... God commanded Adam and Eve to trust God. The Lord also commands faith and obedience, to communicate with him, and ask Him what we need. If we have true faith, then we have absolute trust in God. 5. Luther’s Phrase Bondage of the Will Luther’s understanding of free will, based on Scripture, believes that, truth, human will, in and of itself, we can choose, for example, what to have for lunch, but we are not free to choose to love God. Man is in bondage to sin, sins of necessity and if left to himself he would never seek or choose God....   [tags: Jesus, God, Christian terms, Trinity]

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God 's Existence Of God

- God’s existence plays a major role in Descartes’ arguments in the Meditations, especially the Third and Fifth Mediations. Throughout this essay I will explore Descartes’ arguments on God’s existence and argue that he is not entitled to use God’s existence in this way due to the fact that his argument is circular and that he felt pressured to prove God’s existence due to personal belief and necessity. Had Descartes not proven the existence of God, he would not have be able to prove that anything else is true in life besides his own existence....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Existence of God, Theology]

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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

- The phrase “Ruach ha-Kodesh” is utilised in the Hebrew scriptures and in several Jewish writings to refer to the Spirit of God. Ruach ha-Kodesh literally means the spirit of holiness, the wind, or breath; the Holy Spirit is not an ethereal shadow, nor an impersonal force, but He is an expression and a manifestation of who God is. Holy Spirit is a person, the third person of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is in a relationship of possession to Father and Son, Has divine nature, divine works, divine authority, same in substance and equal in power and glory to Father and Son....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Trinity]

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God Is The Only True God

- ... I sat before them in majesty, like a king at the head of his troops....All ears were filled with my praise; every eye was my witness. For I rescued the poor, the desperate, those who had nowhere to turn"(Mitchell70). This description could easily be mistaken for a description of God and instead further shows the similarities between man and God. Although Job is punished by God, it is not because of Job 's personification of God because God says that Job is, "a man of perfect integrity"(Mitchell5), who, "fears god and avoids evil"(Mitchell6)....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Adam and Eve, Satan]

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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

- “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” These are the words of God to Adam and Eve. A seemingly simple notion that Adam and Eve contravened after hearing the serpent’s persuasive appeal for power and godlike knowledge. After eating the apple, Adam and Eve were no longer in the state of innocence or a state of moral neutrality. They were able to now perceive the goods and evils of the world upon eating the apple....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden]

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God 's View On God

- ... He wants us to love everyone to show his true love on this earth. To me I believe God wants me to learn some things in life on my own. Many people think God is in every occurrence in their lives. I would always laugh when people would say that God helped them in a sport. God to me has bigger issues than a football game in a privileged city. My view of God has been a struggle for me, that why I try not to put a label on God. I imagine God as a regular person who makes decisions no one else would....   [tags: English-language films, God, Meaning of life]

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The On The Existence Of God

- ... If you’re going to have an objective system or morality, you have to have a reason to think that humans are capable of choice. Most of morality concerns how we treat other people. Ethics is about the proper conduct that should be practiced. There are good reasons that neither relativism nor evolutionary ethics can provide a more coherent account of out moral experience than theism. There are no objective ethical norms that are binding on all people. There is no objective or trans-personal standard above us all to which we can appeal....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Universe, God]

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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 Mystery That Is God

- ... Gregory also emphasizes the fact that God is “above our complex,” meaning that He is transcendent and exceeds any worldly definitions that humans could give Him. Human emotions, expectations, language, and actions are just that—human. They are not capable of not being human because they come from human minds, which are limited to the worldly experiences they are subject to. Human minds are not capable of grasping anything more, and God, being omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, is infinitely more than human....   [tags: Theology, God, Human, Omnipotence]

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God Is Not The Kind Of Thing That Asserts The Claim That God Exists

- ... Since we know that past events are real and not mere ideas, their series cannot be assumed to go back forever without a beginning point. To date, there are a number of discoveries in astrophysics and astronomy that seem to suggest that the universe is not eternal. Scientists have accumulated evidence pointing to the fact that the universe began about 13 billion years ago. They claim that from nothing a cataclysmic event, which is referred to as the Big Bang, caused the existence of the universe....   [tags: Atheism, God, Existence, Existence of God]

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Abraham 's Sacrifice Of God

- ... Equally—if not more—difficult is his promise to stay with the boy to keep him safe. He is powerless to save himself or his son. The man does not recognize his own divinity either because he narrowly sees his son as God. His conversation with Ely about being the last man on earth and not knowing it themselves (170) emphasizes a problem with self-identification and understanding an individual’s relationship to others in a harsh and intensely desocialized world. By extension, if the last man cannot identify himself, can God identify himself as God....   [tags: Christianity, God, God the Father]

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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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The Son Of God

- ... 18. THE MEDIATOR God knows all things, from our public declarations to the most intimate thoughts in the quiet of our bedroom. Everything that people do on earth, much like a speedometer, is “somehow “registered” in eternity, to appear for the fist time on the Judgment Day” (81). Recent scientific breakthroughs now suggest that the human brain records everything that happens throughout the course of life, but only certain and specific instances can be physically recalled into the memory at any given time....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Christianity]

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The Righteousness Of God

- ... In Romans 1:17, Paul is leaning on the language of OT (Isaiah 46:12-13 and 61:10) (Longman, 42). Here, salvation and righteousness are equal terms. In the traditional Hebrew sense, the righteousness of God is basically the way God acts. Especially in regards to his keeping of his covenants (42). This is a way of thinking that was foreign to the Greeks. Paul then, is using the language of the Hebrews in order to reveal this idea that God, in keeping with his character, offers salvation. It would not be the ‘good news’ that we see it as, if it were merely a result of an abstract part of God’s character....   [tags: God, Jesus, Zeus, New Testament]

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City Of God : Liberating God Of Life

- ... To please God, Abel brought he’s best first fruit as a sacrifice while Cain brought God a less pleasing sacrifice. Angry and jealous Cain choose to kill his brother and didn’t think it was a big deal. Like Cain’s attitude, Lil Ze didn’t care about how he got ahead, he cared about power and his ego. Compared with Johnson’s “Liberating God of Life,” the film is the story of the poor, mainly the young men, before they hit the age of 20, start a life of crime to get out of being poor. Thinking its survival the Tender Trio is like the Robin Hood of Rio, where they rob businesses and share with the poor....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Cain and Abel, Monotheism]

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The About The Substance Of God

- ... We see a similar argument resurface in Aquinas’ writings in article VI: are names said in the primary sense of creatures rather than of God. Aquinas again contends that when describing perfection, these names are primarily concerned with God. However, he distinguishes between speaking metaphorically about God and making a comparison between God and creation. Aquinas gives the example of health in an animal, where the definition of health said from medicine and said of urine. Health, said of medicine, is said to be healthy because it causes health in the animal; while when it is said of urine it indicates a sign of the animal’s health....   [tags: Metaphysics, Ontology, God, Conceptions of God]

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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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Myths Of God And Jesus Christ

- ... The Bible states that God is of three parts; the Father (God), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Mankind cannot have one without the other. The Father create the universe and everything in it. When he create man, he breathed his own breath in man and man became alive. Genesis 2:7 states “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living creature”. Ecclesiastes 12:7 goes on to say “then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it”....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity, 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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Is Jesus Christ A God?

- ... Another human characteristic that Jesus has like humans, he could show emotion. There are many times in the bible where it said Jesus showed emotion. The Gospels tell us that Jesus felt compassion. One of my favorite verses is “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” (Mt 9:36) One can possibly assume that Jesus and the disciples saw the same scene: the approaching crowd of people. But Jesus saw them with different eyes than the disciples did....   [tags: Jesus, Trinity, God in Christianity, God]

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The Word Of God

- The Word of God As a child, I was raised to know there is a God. Any problems in your life can be solved by praying to "our father '. The Bible to me is a guide through life as a cheat sheet is helpful to a test. In life, you will overcome multiple obstacles and also tests. The only way I know how to get through the laborious times in life is to reach out to God. To me, the Bible is a hands on learning experience about how to get through life itself The Bible teaches you how to get through every season in your life....   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Judeo-Christian topics]

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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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God Is Dead

- ... However, Nietzsche also believed that the God of our life is based on our fantasies and goals in life. In order for us to turn back to the originally meaning of God is to destroy our fantasies. Nietzsche believed there could be positive possibilities for humans without God. Relinquishing the belief in God opens the way for human creative abilities to fully develop. I know it is wrong to think about the Christian faith in this type of matter, but imagine how much time we spend looking at God....   [tags: Christianity, God, Atheism, Religion]

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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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A Study Of The Attributes Of God

- ... “God knows all those things, and yet, choses or allows man to make their own decisions. This should give Christians great comfort, while going through the events of life.” The psalmist is very open with what is being written in the psalm the words describe the awe at the immensity of a God who knows all things would be personally interested in the affairs man. “This is marvelous indeed, but the thought that fills my heart with glad wonder and brings God close to me is the assurance that He is interested in me as an individual” ....   [tags: God, Omniscience, Omnipresence, Omnipotence]

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God And The Problem With Sin And Evil

- God and the Problem with Sin and Evil Before one understands why there is evil in the world one must ask two important questions. First, who is God and what is His personality/characteristics, and second, what is sin and how does it affect humans and their relationship with God. By understanding these two different types of questions, one will understand the implications of evil and therefore be able to establish if God truly is evil or if sin truly is the root of all the evil in the world. Sin is defined by Erickson when he refers to the work of Satan, saying, “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the...   [tags: Good and evil, God, Omnipotence]

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The Best Words Of God

- ... Or worse, you have a god who, then he chose, could only love as a limitation of his nature. That kind of god could possibly act without love, and that would be a disaster. In that, is surely not me." The Son: "Emmanuel. God with us. He who resided in Heaven, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, willingly descended into our world. He breathed our air, felt our pain, knew our sorrows, and died for our sins. He didn 't come to frighten us, but to show us the way to warmth and safety." - Chuck Swindoll God the Son is The word (logos) made flesh....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Trinity, God the Father]

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The True Character Of God

- 1. The first temptation, turning a stone into bread, is believed to cause Jesus to doubt himself and to doubt his sonship. However, this temptation is really to tempt Jesus to use his own power to comfort himself and to betray the Father. If Jesus had turned the stone into bread he would have been doing the exact opposite of God’s will and would not have been showing the true character of God. Jesus needed to resist this temptation and look to God alone, not turn to his own “powers” to feed himself....   [tags: God, Bible, New Testament, God in Christianity]

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If God Is Dead, By Elizabeth Anderson

- How can we be expected to trust a God who Himself has gone against the morals that He teaches. In Elizabeth Anderson’s article “If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted” Anderson brings up many arguments as to why the moral understanding of the bible and religious scripture brings up multiple examples of unreliability. Both in the writings and of God Himself. Throughout the article Anderson mentions the inconsistencies and inaccuracies within the bible and other religious writings, and how their moral teachings which were considered right are now considered wrong in the present day....   [tags: God, Morality, Bible, Atheism]

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The Christian Faith And A Reflection On God

- God spoke this world into existence and created man in his image. God had given us basic instructions for living within the pages of the bible. In God’s ultimate love for us he sent his Son in the flesh just die for our sins and through him give us eternal life. In this paper we will look at what is God like, humanity, who Jesus is, restoration, an analysis of the Christian faith and a reflection my belief in God. God God is like the ultimate parent who is loving, caring and corrects us when we need it....   [tags: Christianity, God, Jesus, Bible]

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The Between Knowledge And Knowledge Of God

- ... 35). Essentially, one must come to know one’s self as being corrupt and vain in order to come into the knowledge of God who is good. This knowledge will lead one into true happiness. Conversely, Calvin also states, “Without knowledge of God there is no self-knowledge” (Calvin, p. 37). To that end, one must see oneself through the lens of God in order to avoid mistakenly having a sense of pride and self-righteousness. To be clear, Calvin does not believe in natural theology. Because of the fall of Adam, one cannot experience God as Father, Savior, or Redeemer until Christ reconciles one to himself....   [tags: God, Atheism, Religion, Philosophy]

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The Bible And The Book Disappointment With God

- ... Oppression is seen as slavery is entered into the picture for the Israelites in Egypt. Baby Moses is spared, and came to free his people when he was older. In return for the slavery, the ten plagues were released among the Egyptians, the greatest form of deliverance for the people. Moses stayed true to God and God helped him. Justice and righteousness were addressed. Justice is similar to the golden rule; it is how we treat others and was set by God. Righteousness is the innate right that one is just and their beliefs are right....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, 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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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 Reason For God By Timothy Keller

- ... Keller points out that this actually makes sense because people who have had a rough life tend to recognize a need for God. Also, people are flawed. No one can follow the teachings of Christianity perfectly. As my pastor says, “Church is the perfect place for imperfect people.” The church serves to help people develop their relationship with God, not make them perfect. Keller used Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of his examples in this chapter. He writes, “He called white Christians to be more true to their own beliefs and to realize what the Bible really teaches… If everything is relative, there would have been no incentive for white people in the South to give up their power.” His argu...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, 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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