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The New Testament

- ... Jesus gathered many disciples, but appointed twelve to preach and have authority over demons. The number twelve, an important number to Jews, signified the twelve tribes. Jesus’ message was that God’s kingdom had arrived, therefore everyone needed to repent and decide if they accept or reject Jesus as the Messiah. In addition to teaching with authority about the scriptures, Jesus performed miracles of healing which represented God’s presence and grace, miracles of resuscitation representing God’s kingdom reigns over everything, including death, miracles of exorcism which represents life being taken back from Satan and miracles of nature representing God is renewing the created order (Duv...   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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The Old Testament And New Testament

- There are hundreds upon thousands of ancient text that have been discovered, read, and debated among scholars and people of interest. Out of all these ancient texts, the Bible is considered the greatest collection of ancient writings that have truly influenced the world for generations. The Christian Bible consist of 66 or more books that are divided into two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament consist of books that were written before the time of Jesus Christ. The New Testament consist of books written during and after the time of Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Jesus]

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The Old Testament And New Testament

- Old Testament Final how the Old Testament and New Testament are related. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: One of the ways we know that the Old Testament and the New Testament are related is the both contain the infallible written word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16) (Myers) The affiliation between the Old Testament and the New Testament echoes both the endurance and incoherence amongst the Christian and Israelite....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The Key Roles Of The New Testament

- Throughout the New Testament we see Jesus take on a profusion of significance roles as he fulfills the prophecies within the Old Testament. These roles hold great weight of significance that helps explain who Jesus truly was. Prophet, priest, and king are the three key roles that are momentous in comprehending the sovereignty of Jesus. The role of Prophet represents Jesus ,in the New Testament, as the living and walking word of God. Jesus was the incarnation. In other words, he was God with flesh on, completely equal and inseparable from God....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament]

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The New Testament Of The Bible

- Long time ago, there was only one religion, Judaism. However as time passing by, the society had a lot of changes. Because of the changing of emperors and the geographic changes, Judaism occurred a lot of variations with those changes. More and more branches started to emerge under the Judaism. Christian became the strongest branch and had their own theological beliefs. Then Christian gradually began to separate from the Judaism. In the Bible, the New Testament part recorded the faith of Christianity....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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The New Testament

- ... This is in spite of the fact that they had won a battle against the Philistines through no effort of theirs but by the hand of God. God told Samuel to go back to the people and tell them of all the consequences they would have to face if they choose to have an earthly king. Samuel passed on God’s warnings and consequences to the people. 1Sam 8:18 says “When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day.” But the people had already made up their mind and insisted on their earthly king....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Old Testament]

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The New Testament

- ... But instead, Jesus came in meekness and humility. So you can understand why it was hard to wrap their heads around this peaceful guy being the Messiah. The thing is, we are in that same place in time as the Jews were before the first coming of Christ. There are all these groups and sects and each professes to know what is right and what is wrong. There are military revolts and governments and economies falling all over the world. And the Bible tells us that before the second coming of Christ, there would be wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6)....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament]

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Summary : ' The New Testament '

- Explanation Achtemeier, Green and Thompson begin in the first chapter by discussing what the New Testament is by stating that, “the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven separate documents that, together with the Old Testament, has exercised such significant influence in the history of the world that its impact would be difficult to measure and hard to exaggerate” (Achtemeier, Green and Thompson 1). The writers posit that the intention of the book is to shed light on the New Testament from three different perspectives or angles....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Jesus, Christianity]

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The Skills Of A New Testament Leader

- ... Tarsus is located within present day Turkey, just north of the island of Cypress. The combination of his family’s wealth and his education gained influence in his favor. Saul’s life young life records was silent until the martyrdom of Stephen, in which he witnessed. Stephen’s death stirred Saul’s soul to seek and persecute all Christians (Acts 8:1). Saul was riding from to Jerusalem to Damascus with persecuted Christians; this journey is approximately135 miles long, and a blinding light came to him knocking him off his horse....   [tags: New Testament, Paul of Tarsus, Christianity]

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The New Testament And The Gospel Message

- ... “To evangelize was to bring good news about a great event” that had occurred or was occurring. The word evangelism was “picked to describe the great event of Jesus coming into the world to announce what God had done for him for humanity.” If the good news is the teaching about the wonderful life of Christ, then we must be open to evangelism and spreading that good news to others. We are called to be Disciples of Christ and through the United Methodist Mission statement, “the mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” When we spread the word of Christ, we demonstrate “two things; a love of the church and a living relationship with...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Gospel, New Testament]

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The Canonization Of The New Testament

- ... 100-150 when the four Gospels were collected so that they could be published (Branson et al, 2006, pg. 27). Next is the people and things that contributed to the canonization of the New Testament. • Marcion developed the first list of books regarded as canonical. He became very fascinated by the teachings of Paul but eventually he would interpret them in such an unbalanced way that he was considered a heretic. He would compete with the early Christian church by starting his own rival church this would go on for several decades....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christian terms]

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The New Testament Of The Bible

- ... One was written by a disciple of the Apostle Simon Peter and the other was written by a disciple of Paul who claims himself to have thoroughly investigated all the people he came across, gathering all the information he could so he could write it all down in an orderly fashion . Paul’s 13 epistles were written between the years 49-65 AD since it is commonly thought that he was beheaded (because of his Roman citizenship) soon after the great fire of Rome during Nero’s persecution of Christians ....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Christian terms]

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Comparing The Old Testament And The New Testament

- Forgive the length of this, but I really wanted to get this off my chest after so many years. I’ve been a Christian for my entire life, but I do not consider myself a religious person. I was raised in the Lutheran church so most of my beliefs come from there although I don’t really associate myself with any church anymore. When I was around 17, I began to become skeptical and question my beliefs due to being subjected to logical science most of my life. I can’t ignore logic, as that would be, well, illogical....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament]

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Text Of The New Testament

- I.THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT The New Testament has had its original text copied carefully and been preserved for hundreds of years. We have been able to find over 5,700 manuscripts depicting the New Testament in many different translations. Even though we have these manuscripts, the first formal printing of the New Testament did not appear until 1516. This text was very successful, but it, “did make inevitable minor mistakes, which textual criticism seeks to reverse” (442). When we look at how the New Testament and many other ancient books, we see that it was done in ways much different than how books are written today....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Biblical canon]

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New Testament View Of Leadership

- ... He goes on to solemnly confess before the elders in Ephesus, “he kept back nothing that was helpful” (20:20). Here Paul discloses not just his willingness, but his call to proclaim the truth that’s “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (1 Tim 3:16). This implies shepherding, leading and caring for the sheep. He taught both in public and in homes, to Jews and Greeks, not limiting his message nor the audience he shared it with. It is the role of the urban practitioner to not only to proclaim the gospel, but to share with all that desire to hear....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Leadership, Bible]

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Criticizing The New Testament Paper

- Criticizing the New Testament Paper Therefore, the big news mentioned in the Old Testament was the coming of the Messiah, but the big question is “when”. The Gospels were written about the life and times of Jesus. The synoptic view of Matthew, Mark, and Luke can also to be said about how they got their information as in straight from the source or second hand from other people. As for John, John had some similarities, but not enough to be considered together with other writers of the Gospels. John had a different view of Jesus because of the very close relationship they had together....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Bible, Christianity]

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Criticizing The New Testament Paper

- ... Paul was probably the greatest evangelist in history of mankind by traveling to many destinations. Paul enduring many difficulties while doing God’s will by spreading the gospel. The function and organization of the church started. Antioch is where the word “Christian” first came on the scene for the people that followed Jesus Christ. The first of two is reader-response criticism. The reason for this selection is that probably most people read the bible and continue reading until the end of the chapter....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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Mystery Of The New Testament

- Mystery of the New Testament The New Testament is a part of the Christian Canon, which is inclusive of the Old and New Testament. The New Testament consists of twenty-seven books, and is the foundation of the Christian religion. The New Testament has set the bar for Christianity as a religion, but many questions surround the New Testament. These questions surrounding the New Testament have continuously sparked controversy. The Old Testament revealed how worshipers of Christianity were to live their lives, and helped to guide them through their lives....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament]

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Manuscripts Of The New Testament

- Scribes and copyists put in countless years of their time into the creation and translation of the New Testament that we read today. In fact, architects and historians have uncovered approximately 5,700 manuscripts of the New Testament. According to the textbook, “The first formal printing of the Greek New Testament did not take place until 1516” (Burge, Cohick, and Green; 442). This means that earlier copies of the New Testament were copied by hand meaning that they were subject to many mistakes, which I will explain shortly....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Translation, Bible]

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Development Of Repentance And The New Testament

- ... In chapter 22, God added that the transgressions and problems faced by sinners shall be converted to righteousness and happiness once they repent. In Proverbs chapter twenty eight verse thirteen, God spoke through proverbs and states that he who covers and hides his or her sins shall not prosper in God’s name. In contrast, if people shall confess and forsake their sinful acts, they shall obtain mercy from God and live eternal life afterwards. In Isaiah Chapter thirty verses fifteen, God spoke to the Israelites about repentance....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christian terms, New Testament]

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The Bible : The Old Testament And The New Testament

- ... Leviticus takes its name from the tribe of Levi. Numbers is when Moses counted the Israelites twice. Deuteronomy is when Moses reminded the people of what God has done in their life and wanted them to rededicate their life to the Lord. There are twelve historical books (Joshua, Judges, Ruth 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Ezra Nehemiah Esther, and 1 and 2 Chronicles) Joshua, Judges, and Ruth is how the Israel overcome the Promised Land, 1 Samuel -2 Chronicles is how Israel became a great nation and Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther There are five poetry books: Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Jesus, New Testament]

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Repentance And The New Testament

- ... In chapter 22, God added that the transgressions and problems faced by sinners shall be converted to righteousness and happiness once they repent. In Proverbs chapter twenty eight verse thirteen, God spoke through proverbs and states that he who covers and hides his or her sins shall not prosper in God’s name. In contrast, if people shall confess and forsake their sinful acts, they shall obtain mercy from God and live eternal life afterwards. In Isaiah Chapter thirty verses fifteen, God spoke to the Israelites about repentance....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christian terms, New Testament]

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Rudolf Bultmann 's The New Testament

- Rudolf Bultmann emerged as an eminent and controversial elocutionist in liberal Christianity through his work The Mythological Element in the Message of the New Testament and the Problem of its Re-interpretation. Throughout this work, Bultmann analyzes the fundamental features of the New Testament in an attempt to re-interpret and “demythologize” them (2). The Mythological Element in the Message of the New Testament and the Problem of its Re-interpretation is arranged into two parts. The first part is primarily dedicated to exploring and defining myths since Bultmann believes the “New Testament is essentially mythical in character” (1)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Religion]

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The Sacrifice And Atonement Of The Old Testament And The New Testament

- ... There are four types of sacrifice that serve a specific purpose, “The purpose was not just to create communion between God and man; rather, the “sacrifice” represented the principle that, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” The purpose was to show that in order to be forgiven of sin there must be bloodshed. The four types of animal sacrifices are sin offering, guilt offering, burnt offering and the peace offering. The most important of the four is the sin offering....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christian terms]

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Analysis Of Timothy 's ' The New Testament '

- ... Paul specifically tells Timothy to watch out for women who are being taken advantage of by men. Paul tells Timothy that people who live for the Lord will in some shape or the other be persecuted. Paul mentions how lonely he is, he says that Demas has left him and only Luke was there for him. Nearing the end of Paul’s letter to Timothy Paul ask him to bring him a cloak, probably because he had been arrested before gathering his belongings and the jail was cool. What Paul desired more than his cloak was his parchments, these were probably documents such as parts of the New Testament, the Gospels, or other letters....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Gospel, Gospel of Matthew]

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Textual Criticism On The Manuscripts And Text Of The New Testament

- ... 24-26), and the Alands’ classification of manuscripts into the “strict,” “normal,” “at least normal,” and “free” categories is evaluated (p. 27-28). Comfort then provides some “corrective” to several of the Alands’ classifications and then proposes his own set of terminology in categorizing these papyri (p. 28-29). Following this, under the heading “The Canons of Textual Criticism,” he surveys the internal criteria used by critics to evaluate which reading gave rise to all the others in each variant unit (p....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Biblical manuscript]

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New Testament : A Fundamental Part Of My Learning Experience

- ... Many of Paul’s New Testament letters were written during his years of missionary labor(Jensen.p.237 Chart 59). . The epistles are letters written to inexperienced churches and individual believers in the early days of Christianity. These are thirteen letters that address a specific circumstance or situation. Four of these letters were written while Paul, one of the disciples, was confined in prison. Three letters are exclusively for church leadership, Timothy and Titus and elaborate on ministerial matters....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Epistle, Jesus]

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The New Testament Canon Is Not One Universal Bible

- There is not one universal Bible, just as there is not one universal Christian church. There is actually a separate canon for each major division of the church such as, Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox, however each has the same New Testament of 27 books. The New Testament canon is the compilation of four books called gospels, one book that is the foundation of the early church, twenty-one letters, and one book of prophecy. This paper focuses on some of the contributing factors to creating this compilation....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Biblical canon]

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Peter Fee Is Professor Emeritus Of New Testament

- The author Gordon Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Regent College, where he taught for sixteen years. Gordon Fee has received his BA and MA from Seattle Pacific University and his PhD from University of Southern California. He is a noted New Testament scholar, having published several books and articles in his field of specialization, New Testament textual criticism. He also published a textbook on New Testament interpretation, co-authored two books for lay people on biblical interpretation, as well as scholarly-popular commentaries on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus and on Galatians, and major commentaries on 1 Corinthians and Philippians....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Exegesis, Christian terms]

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Analysis Of Luke And John Which Is Part Of The New Testament

- Having to challenge traditional beliefs have been a thought provoking since I was told from a young age that everything inscribed in the Bible was deemed historically accurate. But as time prolongs, and since it makes sense, it has been easier to accept. In order for Catholics to be knowledgeable and cherish the Bible, one should be educated and well informed of the actual context of the text The information I acquire continues to question faith and facts. My knowledge of the Bible, continues to invigorate every day....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of John, Christianity, New Testament]

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Honor, Patronage, Kinship, And Purity : Unlocking New Testament Culture Desilva

- ... deSilva traces the certain cultural values through Greco-Roman and Jewish writings, showing how extensive the honor and shaming value was to first century Mediterranean society. deSivla states that now that one can see the honor and shaming in the cultural context the approach to New Testament writings changes how the texts speaks in that a reader will be more sensitive to the cultural context of honor and shaming. One can now see that for Christians what gives a person worth and value is the continuous commitment and obedience to Jesus and His teachings....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Early Christianity]

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The New Testament, Jesus And All His Deeds, Death And Resurrection

- ... I always just kind of read it and took it as it was I never looked for themes that were repeated I just read and took in what I found important. I actually found it very interesting that when Dr. Hall asked what the key themes of the New testament were the only answer the class could think of was Jesus. It took him giving us a few minutes and searching through our Bible 's and maybe a little help from Google for us to began to make a list of themes. Like myself, I can only assume that my classmates never thought of the New Testament as having themes....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Bible, Jesus]

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The Book I Chose From The New Testament Is Men Of The Bible

- The basic literary genre of this book is a story about a man who thought he was persecuting the ungodly, who came to realize that he was persecuting the wrong people. He was blinded and his sight was restored when he began obedient to the God of all creation. The title of the book I chose from the New Testament is Men of the Bible, the authorship Ann Spangler and Robert Wolgemuth are the authors. 2002 is the date of the books’ copyright and it was published by Zondervan in Grand Rapids, Michigan....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Paul of Tarsus, Jesus]

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Literary Reviews On Eight Primary Leadership Strategies From The New Testament By Robert D. Dale

- ... Peter L. Steinke, Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach. Congregations are emotional structures. He pinpoints factors that put members at risk for distress and conflicts, ten principles of health, how the congregants can choose new ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, and how spiritually and emotionally capable leaders influence the emotional organization.() Eddie Gibbs, Church Next: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. While new church models have challenges, each challenge has strengths and limitations....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Christian terms]

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Worship in The Old and New Testament

- Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]

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A Survey of the New Testament

- After going through this amazing book of law called the Old Testament, I’m asking myself if the author can top this book with another. My honest and human answer would be not, but God’s best, was yet to come. This Old Testament contains a “to do” and “to be”, aware list, that can be effective for coming generations. However, this being said, I wonder if it was necessary, to go through all these steps and sacrifices, to finished what was started. Old Testament itself reveals in many passages that God has a lot more to offer....   [tags: Christianity, the bible]

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The New Testament : A Christian Church

- ... By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John). If love is shared with one another, then forgiveness can equally be given, “…for if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses…” (Matthew). In agreeance, this last statement rids of hypocrisy within Christians. A Christian is taught that they could not ask to be forgiven for their sins if they condemn those of their neighbor, which once again supports the concept that there is no hierarchy when it comes to the love and forgiveness God offers to his people (Luke)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Trinity]

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The New Testament Of The Christian Bible

- In the New Testament of the Christian Bible lies the four famous gospels, respectively Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. On the surface all these gospels tell the same story of Jesus Christ and his ministry; at a closer look, however, the gospels are four distinct texts that narrate diverse accounts of who Jesus was and explicitly illustrates how the authors of the gospels understood him as a person. Mark and John specifically have drastically contrasting, if not conflicting, narrations of the nature of Jesus....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of John, Baptism, John the Baptist]

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The Synoptic Problem: The New Testament

- To understand the synoptic gospels of the New Testament, one must have a clear understanding of what synoptic means. Synoptic is defined as viewing or defining something in a similar manner using various vantage points or sources. The synoptic gospels are the first three gospels within the New Testament: Mark, Matthew, and Luke. These gospels are considered to be synoptic for the vast amount of material that is shared between the three books that is very similar and in some instances almost identical....   [tags: Mark, Matthew and Luke]

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The Testament Of The Old Testament

- ... The Persians took power of the Jews from the Babylonians and let the people return to the native lands it they wanted to do so. King Saul, David and Solomon ruled the twelve tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. The nations were split into the Northern Kingdom of ten tribes and the Southern Kingdom of Benjamin and Judah. The Babylonians conquered the Middle East for the Assyrians. Then the Persians conquered the Babylonians and allowed the Jews to return to their homeland if they wanted to....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Bible, Old Testament]

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The New Testament and Slavery

- There was no mention of how slavery started in the New Testament. Before the first century, the most common way that people became slaves was by being captured in war or kidnapped by pirates. Later, breeding became a common source for getting slaves. If a slave gave birth to a child, that child would become a slave. This kept the slave population large. Also many people sold themselves into slavery because it was easier than being poor. Some people, who owed debts, sold themselves into slavery so that when they bought their freedom they would be debt free....   [tags: Bible studies, Christianity, justification]

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The Testament Of The Old Testament

- In society today, skepticism has increasingly bound to Christianity as if it was page in the Bible itself. It has become evident from both historical and scholarly studies that, we as a human race, should question the very existence of God. The Old Testament bridges this gap between God and his people and the resemblance between the two testaments is strikingly similar. It is evident that God is seen as: Father, Redeemer, Holy, and Savior. These realities are found in both testaments, yet why is there a need for the Old Testament....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus]

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The Old Testament: Foreshadowing the New Testament

- In the days of Christ’s life on this earth, believers did not have access to the Bible in its entirety as we know and are familiar with today. Believers in this ancient time period only had access to the Old Testament. However, through their access to the Old Testament, believers were provided a foundation for New Testament times. This foundation provided New Testament believers with the Lord’s established principles of right and wrong they were expected to follow. In addition, the Old Testament is overflowing with accounts of people whose lives exemplified the future life of Christ on this earth....   [tags: Christ's life, bible, christianity]

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The New Testament: Ephesians

- INTRODUCTORY ISSUES Throughout many of Paul’s letters there are many debates pertaining to the authorship, destination, date, and the purpose. In the book of Ephesians many scholars debate on the authorship and if Paul actually wrote the letter, or if it was a scribe. Although there are some debates on whether Paul actually wrote it or not, he does refer to himself twice in the letter. In 1:1 and in 3:1 Paul states himself, 1:3 states, “For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles” (NIV) In verse 1:3 Paul states that he is a prisoner, therefore it is debated that he did not specifically write this because he was imprisoned in Rome at this time....   [tags: analysing the Bible, religious beliefs, Paul]

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New Testament Forgiveness

- “Holding a grudge has been likened to taking poison and hoping the enemy will die (Halter, 2006, p. 6a).” How can we mitigate anger and hatred so that our perceived injuries do not turn towards others or ourselves. In today’s day and age, characteristics of what forgiveness actually is are not easily defined. One view suggests that forgiveness involves a deliberate effort to change how one thinks about the person who had wronged them and to let go of any negative feelings towards that person. By acknowledging the pain that we have suffered, forgiveness allows for resolving the grief process (www.pbs.org)....   [tags: God, grief, pain, religion, Bible, reconciliation]

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New Testament Synopsis

- The basic story of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is God incarnate as our Savior. All the Gospel authors, whether first-hand witnesses or faithful writers, described ways in which Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah to come. The death and resurrection of Jesus are pivotal to the story of the Old and New Testament, as the climax and fulfillment of the salvation hopes expressed from the beginning of recorded history. The Gospels not only describe the birth and death of Jesus of Nazareth, but detail his life and teaching including minutiae which parallel portions of the Old Testament - and one would think this truth would have been recognized by more...   [tags: Scripture Analysis, Theology, Bible]

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New Testament Apologietics

- Lecture One: Introduction To The New Testament A. Basic Facts About The Bible 66 books, written by 40 different authors over 1500 years 39 O.T. “old” = 3 letters, “testament” 9… 3—9--39 27 N.T. “new” = 3 letters, “testament” 9 blessings multiplied 3x9 = 27 B. How did we get the Bible we have today. The O.T. was preserved through the Nation of Israel/Judah to the time of Jesus. The Septuagint (3rd century BC) is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scripture & the primary text in 1st century Israel....   [tags: Apologietics]

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Summeries of the Books of the New Testament

- Matthew The book of Matthew is of the gospel genre. The key themes and events include the book of Matthew tracing the lineage of Jesus to Abraham. It also describes Jesus’ birth, baptism and the miracles that Jesus performed. Mary and Joseph were visited by three wise men, bearing gifts to the King of the Jews. King Herod heard of this news, and ordered that all young children be killed. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph fled to escape the danger and later settled in Nazareth. This book also gives details on the ministry and message that Jesus gave to the people during his life....   [tags: ministry, message, jesus]

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Elijah The Prophet and Books of the New Testament

- For The Old Testament Book: Kings I 1: Elijah the prophet lived during a time of misconception of what God is, and what is He really like. Elijah lived during the time of king Ahab, who happens to be the one that abandoned the true God, obeying his wife. The kings wife, Jezebel, ordered all God’s prophets to be murdered. And she replaced the worship of God to Baal; their made up god. One day, Elijah told the King of Israel, Ahab that there will be no rain nor dew until God says so (1 Kings 17:1)....   [tags: god, kings I]

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New Testament: Analysis of the Book of Revelation

- Although the New Testament has twenty-seven books, I choose to do this research project on the book of Revelation also called Revelation to John. Despite the fact that many people avoid this book, saying that it is confusing, or perhaps even frightening, in my opinion it is the most intriguing and interesting book within the New Testament. The book of Revelation can be quite difficult to understand, there for it often raises more question than answers. However by concentrating on the structure and the symbols within the book, it becomes less difficult to understand....   [tags: questions, structure, symbols]

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New Testament Principles of Worship

- The life Jesus lived was a perfect pattern to be followed. He worshipped God in word and deed. And in every way lived a life that pleased God the Father. He was one with God, obedient to God, loved others perfectly, and became a literal sacrifice on the cross. No one on the face of the earth was more intimate with the Creator God than His Son Jesus. He was one with God. John 17:10 quotes Jesus as praying, “You are in me and I am in You.” Not only was Jesus God, but also He yearned to continually communicate with God....   [tags: theology, bible]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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The New Testament

- The New Testament I.     The Primary Source of the Knowledge of Jesus a.     Proclaims the Incarnation -- the Word made Flesh -- Jesus becomes Man b.     Fulfillment of the Promise of the Old Testament II.     Collection of books (proclaiming the fulfillment of God’s promises through His Son, Jesus) a.     Gospels i.     Written by the evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John      ii.     CCC 125 = Gospels are the heart of all the Scriptures as they are the primary source of life and teaching of Jesus iii.     Main sources of information about the historical Jesus iv.     Faith testimonials announcing the good news of salvation; evangelists are not primarily interested in the historical de...   [tags: Bible Religion Christian Christianity]

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The Bible As A Book And The Testament Of Salvation

- ... Another example is to show the church of Galatia that no division or group can approve that they are saved (Galatians 3:28). Paul’s letters only showed the congregational message where it speaks to all people about God’s eternal grace. They had to understand how the Spirit and the flesh work and to plant spiritual fruits in their hearts to have a healthy Christian lifestyle. Just because he speak about women does not mean he hates women; he uncovers the churches’ weaknesses and guides them with an inspired message to change their sins or faults....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Moses]

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The Myth Of The Old Testament

- ... The first error that has been pointed out in the Gospels deals primarily with the setting of Jesus ' famous Sermon on the Mount. In the first Gospel, written my Mathew tells the story as though it is taking place in a mountain setting, hence the name of a Sermon on the amount. (Garvey, 1998). On the other hand, Luke tells the same exact story, but instead of taking place on a Mountain he tells that the message was delivered from a plain. This simple difference between the Gospels creates a sense of curiosity on whether or not the other topics or ideas in the Gospels have been recorded accurately....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Jesus]

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Racism And Pastoral Leadership : The Old Testament And The New Testament

- RACISM AND PASTORAL LEADERSHIP Our world has an amazing variety of people groups living throughout the globe. They vary in physical appearance, languages, and cultural behaviors. Unfortunately, these differences are often considered and used by individuals of one group to devalue another. This attitude, known as racism, is a common behavior that has existed from the earliest recorded histories. This examination will review God’s Word in the Old Testament and the New Testament in order to understand what God meant to be the normative behavior of Christians as they interact with others....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Human, United States]

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The Books Of Prophets And The Old Testament

- To add, much like the other sections of the Old Testament, the Books of Prophets also had an all-encompassing theme: To return to or to remain in covenant faith by being connected with God. So in general sight, God used the prophets as messengers to help His people to both, stay in covenant with Him or to return to covenant with Him. So, one may ask, how does this connect to the overall themes of: to (1) Love God, Love each other, Love God’s environment and to (2) Trust, Believe, and Obey God. All-in-all, God wanted His people back in covenant and in a spiritual relationship with Him....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament]

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The Theological Concepts Of The Old Testament

- It is believed that the minority of Christians within the twenty first Century lack knowledge regarding the key issues of history and culture presented within the Bible, as well as the ideologies of Jesus Christ which are presented within the scripture of the Old Testament (Stache, 2014). In order to promote the mission of Jesus and His teachings, the theological concepts present within the Old Testament must be assimilated into the twenty first Century. The reason for this is due to the rapid growth and constant change society is currently experiencing....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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Redemption : The Old Testament

- ... However, the redemption of firstborn humans was different; they were to either substitute an animal or part with a fixed sum. People condemned to death would also find redemption through the payment of particular sums (Black et.al, 1967, Pg 174). Gaal on the other hand was and still is the term used to describe the act of deliverance. This may be in relation to individual persons or property. It has also been used to describe situations where individuals had previous possession of an item. Old Testament writers would in this case paint the picture of a person who played the role of the deliverer or redeemer....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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The New and Old Testament

- Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: church, god, apostle, elders]

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Reasons That Hinder Christians From Reading The Old Testament And That God Has Changed Since The New Testament

- INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER ONE 1-A.“A great deal of information is in there, but as none of it goes together, the reader doesn’t know how to use any of it.” (Richter 18) “Facts are stupid things until brought into connection with some general law.” (19) In the introduction of her book The Epic of Eden, Richter argues that there are three main reasons that hinder Christians from reading the Old Testament: 1) the belief that the redemptive story is not present in the Old Testament and that God has changed since the New Testament, 2) the great barrier (differences in culture, history, geography, etc.), and 3) the “dysfunctional closet syndrome.” Of these, she believes the last is most challen...   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Old Testament, Canaan]

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Parables in the New Testament

- Parables in the New Testament In the New Testament, parables are a very important way that Jesus uses to teach the Pharisees, the disciples, and Christians for all time to come. “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” and “The Parable of the Lost Son” are two examples of the teaching of Jesus Christ. In “The Parable of the Lost Sheep” Jesus tells a story of a sheep herder who had one hundred sheep and lost one lone sheep. The man in the parable leaves the entire flock in the middle of the desert to go find his one sheep that strayed away....   [tags: Papers]

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Blessings: Differences in Old and New Testament Blessings

- We do not deserve any of the blessings God blesses us with. We, as Christians, fall short all the time. Yet, God continues to bless us, because He is merciful and loving. God loves us despite our faults and flaws. If it was not for God blessing us and keeping us safe, who knows where we would be. The height of God’s favor and protection is demonstrated through the birth and death of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, truth, and life. He is the perfect example of how to live that’s pleasing to God. Jesus purchased our salvation by giving up His life on the cross for our sins....   [tags: Jesus, Mercy, Bible]

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Does the New Testament Need Some Updating?

- Does the New Testament Need Some Updating. Before indulging in the reading my first step was to analyze the title, "The mythological Element in the Message of the New Testament". For me this provided a backbone to what was to come. I was prepared when Bultmann instantly became an engaging figure by examining the development of the universe or in a shorter sense cosmology. I could tell from the beginning that he was definitely looking for a way to bring clarity to how the modern society view the New Testament....   [tags: cosmology, bultmann, modern man]

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The New Testament, The Virgin Mary And Mary Magdalene

- When reading the Bible, many individuals often place emphasis on the substantial male individuals such as Jesus, God, Peter, and Joseph while not entirely recognizing the importance of the female figures present in the New Testament such as the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. Without the Virgin Mary, there may not have been Jesus, the son of God. Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary play essential roles in the New Testament and in a way, ensure the continuation of Christianity and the existence of Jesus....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Mary]

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The Gospell of Matthew Provides a Smooth Transition into the New Testament

- While the Gospel of Matthew wasn’t the first one to be written, it is placed first in the New Testament. This is because the Gospel of Matthew is written in a way that relates well to the Jewish crowd, providing a smooth shift from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The Gospel of Matthew talks about the many miracles of Jesus, His death by crucifixion, and resurrection. Using Jesus’s birth and lineage, the many miracles He performed, and His modesty as a leader as examples relating back to the prophecy the savior, Matthew depicts Jesus as the Messiah, the true savior of the people of Israel....   [tags: prophecy, salvation, messiah]

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A Relationship Between the New Testament and Physical Therapy

- The New Testament is primarily about Jesus’ ministries and teachings. As Jesus traveled from country to country during his last three years on earth, He performed many miracles and healings of sick, lame, and demon-possessed people. As a student, I can relate to this tremendously, since I am studying pre-physical therapy. "A physical therapist can help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries (Occupational Outlook Handbook-Physical Therapists, 2014)." Similarly to Jesus, I can help people and maybe even help heal their injuries as a physical...   [tags: jesus, teaching, healings]

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Comparing The Testament And The Prophet 's Life And Times Of Jesus

- The big news mentioned in the Old Testament was the coming of the Messiah but the big question is “when”. The Gospels were written about the life and times of Jesus. The synoptic view of Matthew, Mark, and Luke can also to be said on how they got their information as in straight from the source or second hand from other people. As for John, John had some similarities but not enough to be considered together with other writers of the Gospels. John had a different view of Jesus because of the very close relationship they had together....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- Throughout the year we see the bible be change over time by the structure and text. The bible was created many years ago; it was not created on a specific date or location. In the bible there are many stories that talks about why people suffer and some stories have answers on how it should be solved or what should be done to resolve it. In discussion of The Old Testament of the response why people suffer and what should be done about it. One controversial issue has been wheather the Old Testament has given us an answer to why people suffer in life....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Old Testament, Jesus]

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Dr. Walter Kaiser 's Style Of Preaching And Loves The Old Testament

- ... God chose Noah and his family to build an ark because the world was going to be destroyed by a flood. Noah preached for 120 years and told the people that God was going to destroy the world with a flood but the people rejected Noah’s messages. The whole world was destroyed because they would not adhere to the warning given by Noah. The Tower of Babel was a perfect example of unity, but it came at a cost. The people decided to build a tower that could reach into the heavens; however, their motives were evil....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The New Testament: Mythology, Truth and the Message

- Notably, Bultmann’s approach is less as a debunker and more as an interpreter: his idea of the NT is a kind of pure theology written in the poetry of narrative. Therefore, the narrative elements are not important they are means of expressing a theological insight born of an encounter with God. Particularly, Jesus’ the death and resurrection are not two separate events, or two halves of one event. Christ simultaneously is crucified and God resurrects him to conquer death, is a singular event. As a result, the act of proclaiming Christ transcendence of the fallen world results in the person experiencing an encounter and relationship with Christ....   [tags: Christianity, relgious beliefs]

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Jehovah 's An Old Testament Hebrew Name For God

- ... It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist--denying the Father and the Son (1 John 2: 22 NIV). Every member of Jehovah’s Witness has the spirit of the antichrist. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here (1 John 4:2-3 NLT)....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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How do We Know the New Testament is God's Word?

- HOW DO WE KNOW THE NEW TESTAMENT IS GOD'S WORD. Introduction There is much debate over the accuracy and the inerrancy of Scripture. Pertaining to this debate there exists an underlying question as to whether or not the New Testament is considered part of the canon or for that matter if it is actually given by the inspiration of God. How did the books that are in the New Testament get there. Who decided which books should be added or taken out. Do we have all the books that we should have. Many ask these questions, but Christians are ill equipped to give an answer....   [tags: religious, Christian beliefs]

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The Death Penalty On The Old And New Testaments

- The Holy Bible speaks about the death penalty in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament the death penalty is certain and instantly applied whenever one commits a crime. This began to change in the New Testament, as crimes could be defined as against the law or worthy of death (Holy Bible: NT), and as Jesus Christ began to minister to all people. There are places in the New Testament that suggest that if people break the law they deserve to be put to death, but in other places God speaks of mercy for those who are innocent or have committed a lesser offenses....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Bible, Old Testament]

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Canonical Model in the New Testament Books by Michael J. Kruge

- Bibliographical Entry Kruger, Michael. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books, Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Author Information Michael Kruger holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He has written a number of books dealing with early Christianity. In addition to being an accomplished author Dr. Kruger holds the title of Professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary. This is a traditional brick and mortar school with the added convenience of online courses....   [tags: holy spirit, roman catholics]

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Analysis of Christopher J. H. Wright´s Writings on The Old and New Testament

- ... This is where Wright brings into view the missiology of the responsibility given to Israel through God’s covenant relationship. Israel does not hold true to the four covenant relationships built with God. Consequently, Wright concludes that salvation was brought about to the nations through Jesus, due to the failures of upholding the covenants by the people of Israel. Matthew 28:18-20. This is the clearest statement connecting Jesus to the God of Israel. Deuteronomy had summarized the Old Testament truth about God in the words: the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below....   [tags: Jesus, Bible]

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Symbolism Between C.S. Lewis´ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The New Testament in the Bible

- The symbolism between C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the New Testament in the Bible, particularly the account of Jesus’ death is not merely coincidental because The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is, in fact, an allegory. An allegory is a story with morals in which characters, plots and settings are used as symbols. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is rich with Christian symbolism even though the allegorical nature of it is the subject of much controversy....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, allegory, controversy]

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The Old Testament God : A Covenant Between God And The Nation Of Israel

- ... Characters who are key in linking the covenanted promises to individuals through to future generations are focused on such as Abraham. It describes how God ascribed righteousness to Abraham reinstating his relationship. This was instituted by a covenant with Abraham. God made promises to him and his descendants. During this situation, the people of Israel cry out to God. In Gods mercy, He has compassion on them and sends them a deliverer in the man of Moses. Through great signs and wonders God directs Moses to lead his people out from pharaoh’s rule towards freedom....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament]

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The New American Standard Concordance

- ... However, in the New Testament repentance is view as the process in which a person redirects his mind and will and turns from away from sin back to God. John the Baptist uses the word metanoeō in his proclamation, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” (Matt 3:2). Frank J. Matera and Mark Allen Powell indicate that John’s call to repentance is unique to that of the prophets. John the Baptist calls people not only to repent but “demands proof of authentic conversion” (Matt 3:9-10). His call is connected to the soon coming of the Kingdom of God and the coming Messiah (Matt....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christian terms]

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New Signs Of Who Jesus

- The New Testament encapsulates what the title depicts, new signs of who Jesus is and evidence of what humankind’s future will bring, due to whether they chose life with Him or not. It is a blueprint designed by prominent biblical people as a way to share their testimonies and spiritual guidance for future Christians, while waiting for Jesus’ second coming. These books offer foundational building blocks to help form a durable faith in God, for no one knows when the Messiah will return…Therefore, it is beneficial to know the spectrum of identities that depict Jesus, particularly the declaration of Him as ‘God the Son’, as to appreciate His roles, in particular for me personally (to avoid false...   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, God]

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