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Germany's Downfall in World War II

- Rough Draft (D-Day) The invasion of Normandy lasted from June 6th, 1944 to August 1994. It brought great effects to World War II but mainly Germany. It was a turning point in the war. The loss of D-Day caused the German army to weaken in power, leading to their downfall in World War II. When the Americans and the Allies invaded Normandy, Germany military reserves were extremely low. The German leaders had not expect them to attack that day and left the headquarters of Normandy. “Confident that the rough seas and heavy cloud cover had postpone any invasion plans for a while, Rommel drove off to visit his family at their home in Southern Germany....   [tags: the Invasion of Normandy]

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World Religions Chapters 2-3 Summary

- 1.) A.) Name and discuss several the major theories of the origin of religion. There are several theories of the origin of religion. The first theory of the origin of religion is the animistic theory, Theorized by Herbert Spencer. The Animistic theory theorizes that the gods of the primitive people were founded on dreams of the recently deceased. The theory basically means that the primitive people believed that there dreams where visions of another world; and they believed that their leaders and hero’s went their after death....   [tags: major theories on the origin of religion]

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Paradise Lost and The Blazing World: Knowledge of Knowledge that is Best Left Unknown

- Paradise Lost and The Blazing World: Knowledge of Knowledge that is Best Left Unknown John Milton set out to write Paradise Lost in order to “justify the ways of God to men” (1.26). To achieve this grand goal, Milton relies on his reader’s capability to discover a degree of personal revelation within the text. Many scholars have noted Milton’s reliance on personal discovery throughout Paradise Lost; Stanley Eugene Fish points out that discovery operates in Paradise Lost in a way that “is analogous to that of the Mosaic Law” because it invokes a level of interaction with the reader that is able to “bring us to the righteousness of Christ” (526-7)....   [tags: Paradise lost Blazing World]

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World Focus on the Shanghainese During the World Expo in 2010

- Several years ago, when talking about Shanghainese, most fellow-countrymen held a low opinion. In their eyes, being shrewd, mean and narrow-minded is typical of Shanghainese. Shanghainese are penny wise, but pound foolish. However, in recent years, the image of Shanghainese has undergone a gradual change. One of my friends who come from Sichuan told me that after nearly 2 years' study here, his stereotype of Shanghainese has been totally broken. We now have another reason to love Shanghai and Reeb Beer is not the only choice....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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The Trinity Is A Divine Mystery Beyond Comprehension

- The Trinity is the Christian Godhead as one God in three persons. The three beings are God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. They are three beings in perfect relationship in one essence. Each member of the Godhead are equally important, but serve different positions in authority. [5 The three beings are uncreated beings without beginning. The three different names are not separate parts of God, but one name for God because the three beings coexist as one entity. They are inseparable and have perfect unity.] [2 The word Trinity is the Christian doctrine of the Godhead.] The Trinity is considered a divine mystery beyond comprehension....   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The And Of The Hindu Culture

- The name Akasha derives from the Hindu culture, and is a noun because it is referring to an entity or a Spirit of being. The actual root form of the name Akasha is from Sanskrit, “kāś meaning: "to be visible"” (Wikipedia). Among the many spiritual cultures Akasha is connected with, it is no surprise that in nearly every sprititual culture she is in she is associated with division. So for Pagans to the four separate elements and culminate into one Spirit is a rather cathartic beauty in itself. What is even more poetic in the realism that is Akasha is that her Spirit of division can be considered an actual plane of existence, a “Heaven” for lack of a better word....   [tags: Meaning of life, Mind, Spirit]

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A Man Is Not The World

- Matthew 16:26; For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul. or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul. 1 John 2:15-17; Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, The Pilgrim's Progress]

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God Is The Christian Standard For Daily Conduct

- We must be imitator of God and therefore, followers of His. As Children of God we must demonstrate the family likeness in our daily conduct. Christ is our example in holiness of life, purity of thought, and cleanness of speech. Christian must walk in love. The distinguishing marks of the Christ-like love are forgiveness and sacrifice. Love is the Christian standard for daily conduct. The Christ-like love denies self, takes up the cross daily, and follows Him (Lk 9:23). Paul warned the Ephesians saints to live in a way that totally glorified God....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus]

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A Reflection On Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual formation is one subject that I like to discuss in that it really helps one reflect on their own spiritual journey and where they are in that journey. The devil wants to steal, kill, and destroy any step forward towards God. He is not after anything tangible that we possess, rather, he is only after our faith in God and belief in Jesus. Knowing this is part of our spiritual journey as fighting against the enemy requires spiritual warfare in which the only one that can help is Jesus. A transformation in our character to be like Jesus is essential to our spiritual growth....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Elizabeth Knapp '

- While reading this story of Elizabeth Knapp, there were no surprising parts of this piece that jumped out to me. When Samuel Willard wrote about Elizabeth’s possibility of there being a demonic spirit within her, the description of her character, her disposition, and the way she acted was expected. There have been many stories of people, whether true or not, who claimed to have been solely captivated by the devil himself, and still considering they could have possibly been overreactions, the spirit of those people could have been possessed by an evil will....   [tags: Hell, God, Demon, Spirit]

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Volunteering At The World And Make A Better World

- Volunteering Have you ever wondered how to mend all the things that are wrong in the world and make them right. Have you ever felt that things need to be changed. The truth is that ordinary people just like you and me are doing that. They are doing things like helping other people out to cleaning up the environment. Overall in our country, more than 56% of our population, men and women, young and old, are giving of themselves to help create a better world. The amazing thing is, the people that volunteer to help are making a lot of differences....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Giving, Volunteerism]

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The Church is Holly in Three Ways

- ... Cyprian of Carthage stated "Outside the Church there is no salvation." This is because "all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his body" (CCC). Since Christ, the founder of the Catholic Church, is the only way to salvation it is easily achieved through the Catholic Church his instrument here on Earth. "Organized religion is a faith system with a structure in place to define doctrine, standardize worship practices, and administrate the organization"(Compelling Truth)....   [tags: holly spirit, christ, god]

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The Power Areas of Life

- The Power Areas of Life The significant elements in Of Water and the Spirit were the elements that contrasted starkly with the modern world. There were many aspects of the Dagara culture that were alien to my culture. The use of and belief in magic and the supernatural ama zed me. I found an absence of secularism in the African society. The Dagara's inability to distinguish between thought and reality stunned me. The element that I chose to talk about is the strong bond displayed between the very old and the very young....   [tags: Of Water and the Spirit African Culture Essays]

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The Olympic Games in Movies: Match by Director Andrey Malyukov

- For centuries sport has brought out the best qualities of human character – kindness, open-heartedness, resilience, camaraderie, and team spirit. Sport helped overcome hardships and lift up spirits. Numerous books and movies have been created that depict and emphasize the role of sport in the society. Many of them tell amazing stories of the lives and achievements of individual athletes and teams who inspire both their contemporaries and future generations. Over centuries, sport united people and nations, fostered mutual understanding and promoted conflict resolution....   [tags: sports, resilience, spirit]

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Debating the Topics Monism and Vedanta

- ... All that we do and experience, feel, think, is accounted for in physical terms. For an argument of robots and humans, a Monist would say, Robots are silicon based life and humans are carbon-oxide based life. That’s the only difference they monist would see compare to what a spiritual person would see. If humans and robots both act alike and speak of “feelings” “thoughts” “emotions” then humans will realize that the mind is just another name for the physical brain. Robots can be made to speak of feelings....   [tags: philosophy, spirit, brain]

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The Nature Of The World

- Prime reality is God. He is all knowing and is with each of us at all times. Some do not believe this is possible, but believers know this to be the truth. As Christians, we live by God’s word as written in the Bible and if we truly believe what is told, we will have no reason not to believe that God is the one and only Prime Reality. “Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below, There is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4:39 NIV) The nature of the world around us is the humans, animals, plants and matter (pg 35)....   [tags: Religion, Human, Health care, Patient]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Screwtape Letters '

- Midterm Paper The Western Religion text I chose to report on is The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Lewis’s mother died at age 9, which lead to atheism and immense amounts of reading and writing at an early age. The Screwtape Letters is comprised of 31 letters. They are written by an Uncle Screwtape, a senior devil, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior apprentice devil. Uncle Screwtape refers to his nephew as the “patient” because he is the person they are trying to turn away from Christianity. Throughout the beginning of the letter, Screwtape explains ways for Wormwood to draw the patient away from religion....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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How Does One Go About Making Moral Decisions?

- How does one go about making moral decisions. With all the tensions that surround modern life how do we, individually, and as a society make moral choices about issues that will affect our relationship to our neighbor, our community and the world. What goes into making moral decisions which affect our society to help achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We don’t exist in a vacuum and ethical choices cannot be made in a vacuum. The choices we make are affected by factors such as nationality, social class, education, occupation and, most importantly, our Christian religion....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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Where Sin Abounded, Grace Did Much More Abound

- …”where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20 As a young Christian, I heard repeated many times the words of Paul the apostle, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." Eph. 2:8-9. I believed I understood well enough the meaning of grace; God 's willingness to forgive and forget. And the context I was hearing it in was typically referring to either the salvation of the unbeliever, or rest and comfort for the sin wearied soul of the believer....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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This Present Darkness Is An Eye Opening Book About Spiritual Warfare

- This Present Darkness is an eye-opening book about spiritual warfare. In this book, Paretti gives a brief insight to his theological stance on spiritual warfare. He mainly focuses on the involvement and effects of demons and angels on human behaviors. Early in the book Parretti gives the assumption that Demons can take over or even possess people without their own will. In chapter 7 Sandy is listening to Shawn talk about being in tune with the universe, and how everything was connected. All the while Sandy starts to believe these theories, but underlying in the backdrop is a demon whispering sweet things and stroking her hair....   [tags: Demon, God, Hell, Spirit]

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My Understanding Of The Bible

- Growing up in a Christian home, I felt like I have always had a sort of understanding about who God was/is. I was homeschooled by my mother who thought that Christian education was important in her children’s lives. Every morning, before we started school, she would sit us down at the dinner table and we would sing hymns and she would read us a bible story. This shaped my understanding and knowledge of the bible. She instilled in me a love for the bible and an interest in what God is trying to tell me through the bible....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Christianity]

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The Case Scenario Of The Law Of A Counselor Who Embraces The Principles Of Integrative Counseling

- The case scenario provided for this week assignment exemplifies a prominent struggle in society, divorce. Some of the pain that humanity deals with is unavoidable and some are redemptive but the majority of it is needless (as cited in Brewer & Peters (n.d.), “Spirituality, suffering and counseling Dynamics”). Divorce can bring much suffering to the individuals who are going through the separation and to their children and loved ones if there are children in that marriage. At times the separation may be amicable but most of the times couples are not prepared to confront the pain and suffering caused by the decision made, and the divorce proceeding can get distressing....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Suffering]

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Helping and Healing Moments of the Eucharist: Awareness of Those Gathered at the Table

- Part One: Narrative In the beginning of 2014 I was faced with news that would taint the way I remember the rest of the year. A young man who had been a part of my congregation took his life. I was appalled as I have known this young man since he was a teenager. He was raised by his grandparents. His mother had been in and out of institutions for various mental and drug related difficulties in life. His father had taken his own life early in the life of this young man. He came to our church as he was invited by his neighbors who had children about the same age as he was....   [tags: congragation, teaching, spirit of god]

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Negative Effects of Superstitions in “Legend of The Sleepy Hollow”

- Superstitious stories are harmful to our everyday lives because the spread ominous myths that were told by families and friends that causes us to think differently in fear. Superstitions can affect us terribly in many ways because they can make us frightened of what we want to commit on what activities we would want to do in our everyday lives. If you’re gullible, you’ll likely encounter terrifying supernatural beings that can possibly ruin your life because you can be affected by paranoia where you start to hear strange terrifying noises that would keep you in fear for rest of your life....   [tags: supernatural, spirit, trick]

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Two Secrets Of The Christian Life

- Time and time again we often come across questions like, “How does a Christian live a Christian life?” or “How should does God help us?” Should we work hard towards perfection or should we just let go and let God do the work He has planned. Reading Hodges there are some key facts he includes in His book Six Secrets of the Christian life. We can confirm these facts through biblical passages that are important to the Christian life. As Christians I believe that we are walking with a shallow meaning of what it is to be a true follower of Christ....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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The King James Translation Of The Passage

- 1 Thessalonians 5:22 brandishes itself as a passage that has led to the misapplication of its meaning and significance. Moreover, the King James translation of the passage had inclined many to misapply its meaning and significance. In the King James Version the verse states, “Abstain from all appearance of evil”.(1 Thess 5:22, KJV) We can already attest the difference with the English Standard Version, “Abstain from every form of evil”.(1 Thess 5:22, ESV) If we scrutinize these two verses alone, we witness a stark contrast of the words “form” versus “appearance”....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Parashah]

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The Mission Of The Church

- According to The United Methodist Book of Discipline paragraph 120 “the mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.” The rational of the mission statement goes on to indicate that “proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor” aids in pursuing the satisfaction of God’s supremacy and reign of the entire world....   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Sylvia Plath and the Occult Revival

- The 1950s and 1960s were viewed as the start of not just the age of “hippies” but also an age of different revivals and movements that Sylvia Plath involved herself in; one of them being the most underground of the revivals – the occult revival.. The occult revival was seen as a back seat to many of the other movements happening during the ‘50s and 60s and some even say Plath just used it as a metaphor in her poetry. However, by looking at her poems, such as “Lady Lazarus,” “The Kolossus,” and “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath pulls the occult into them as way to communicate her feelings to the living and deceased....   [tags: Spirit Conversations, Poetry]

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The Human Soul Of The Dead

- Thousands of years ago, men and women proceeded with their lives in Ancient Greece, sharing their own customs, rituals, and beliefs. When we fast-forward to present day, we’ll find that while many of their customs and rituals have been long forgotten, some of their beliefs they held such as the soul are still circling around the minds of today’s modern world. Over the years, the idea of the soul has been altered, stretched and twisted into something else entirely, but back then, the soul was believed to have been the very thing that differentiated life from the dead....   [tags: Soul, Mind, Thought, Spirit]

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Relationship Between The And The Church

- Relationships are formed when one individual finds a connection with another individual and as a result of that connection; the individuals share conversation, time and their presence with each other. Usually, as long as the both parties in the relationship give each other the substance they require, the relationship will remain strong and last a long time. The problem occurs when one or both members of the relationship cease to fulfill the requirements needed for the relationship to maintain. As a result, the relationship begins to get weaker and eventually the relationship will die....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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The Spiritual Growth of Lily Owens in The Secret Life of Bees

- The Secret Life of Bees delineates an inspirational story in which the community, friendship and faith guide the human spirit to overcome anything. The story follows Lily Owens, a 14 year old girl who desperately wants to discover the cause of her mothers death. Her father T. Ray gives her no answers, which leads their maid, Rosaleen, to act as her guardian. Together, Lily and Rosaleen run away to Tiburon, South Carolina and find a welcoming community. It is in Tiburon that Lily learns many life lessons, including many about herself....   [tags: rosaleen, human spirit, beehive]

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The Pros and Cons of Using Sports Enhancing Drugs

- ... These drugs do have some medical uses but are carefully controlled when used for medical reasons and are illegal unless used in accordance with a prescription. Efforts are being constantly being made to ensure that sports can once again be played with true sportsmanship spirit. It is for countries and Participants to help in jointly maintaining the pride of participation and competition. Pressure is placed on athletes to perform better. The fierce competitive nature of the real sports world in with the peoples excellence has caused athletes to seek alternative means to enhance their performance....   [tags: football players, spirit, performance]

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Analysis Of St. Bernard 's ' St '

- St. Bernard declares that “God Himself” should be the “motivation alone for our love.” This type of love should not require any type of force or outside influence. Because God gave us “Himself, “while we were yet blemished and “unworthiness,” one should be “bound” to God. God gave us Himself first, therefore, because of gift that He gave, we should have an even exchange system. St. Bernard describes, that we were enemies of God and He saw pass all that and still gave Himself to us . As in the book of St....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Boston Marathon Bombings and Captain America

- On April 19, 2013, an entire city was asked to "shelter in place" while police sought the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Captain America was right there with everyone as they watched and waited. In this case, Captain America was a 14-year-old kid named Reuben who was in town for the Boston Comic-Con, scheduled to take place just a block away from where the bombs had been detonated at the finish line on Boylston Street. The convention was postponed shortly after the "shelter in place" order was given, but he and his father chose to check into their Kenmore Square hotel nonetheless....   [tags: fear, spirit, suspect]

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Scientology in The view of Christianity Faith

- Scientology in The view of Christianity Faith Christianity has become the most danger and the most rejected beliave in this world. That rejection are not only from outside the christianity but also from within Christianity. Since the first century that the Gospels being preach, there was a lot of rejections, fierceness, hostility and hetred to these Gospels. That actions were not only from society or secular but the sad thing was that actions was also from the disiples itself. Because of the actions from within christianity, they grow to many different interpretations of faith and the led to deviation....   [tags: gospels, god, church, spirit]

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Compare and Contrast Spanish Culture on Christmas

- Compare and Contrast Spanish Essay Christmas is a holiday filled with tradition, family, and happiness, but what most people don’t know is that Christmas is celebrated all over the world, not just the United States. Latin American countries are especially passionate about Christmas. The way Hispanic people celebrate changes throughout each country. Each one has its own unique Christmas culture. In this essay I am going to write about some of these different countries, and tell how each one is similar and different in showing their Christmas spirit....   [tags: christmas, spirit, caroling, kings]

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A New Divine Sexual Awareness

- With this purpose in mind, why would Jesus proclaim to the pagan people; essentially, ‘reeking with shame,’ not to become ‘ashamed of Him?’ In fact, this scripture becomes quite puzzling ‘until’ one adds a sexual significance that Jesus seems to assert, opening the door to usher in ‘a new divine sexual awareness’ for these people. Inevitably, trying to convey to them God’s sexual presence within humanity and not to be ashamed of this. Jesus announcement of shame toward Him transpires near the doorway of gross sexual filth; indeed, where degrading sex acts flourish....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Social Of Christian Social Ministry

- To serve in Christian Social Ministry means to spread the love of Christ through social manners such as outreaches, events, and non profit organizations just to name a few ways. Before 1950 the major faith based non profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Compassion International and Samaritan’s Purse, did not exist. Today we know two gospels: the social gospel and spiritual gospel. Before there was only one gospel, two were created due to enlightenment and modernism putting Christianity in a situation....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Body And The Soul

- The Soul The topic of this paper is the soul. In this paper I will be discussing how the soul exists, what the purpose is and the difference between the body and the soul. Most people define the soul as the spiritual part of a human being or animal considered to be immortal. I do believe it differs from the actual body and that it continues to live on after the body is gone. I believe that there is a soul, because that is what I was taught in church. The Bible has taught me there is a body and the soul is the life and personality that fills the body....   [tags: Soul, Spirit, Mind, Psychology]

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Life Is A Perfect Mirror

- In order for life to be sustained, Earth must continue to turn. The Earth turns around a central point within itself. To achieve greatness we must be as the Earth. The issue here is that most people resemble some sort of space rock just waiting to one day impact someone else. With all of space, the chances of this happening are slim. The space rock does not spin so one half will burn up while the other grows cold. Most of us are like this rock, giving all attention to all things physical, burning themselves up while the spiritual and mental faculties grow cold....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Consciousness, Spirit]

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My Original Understanding Of Solitude

- Introduction In our world today, solitude with God is often put aside in the ‘I don’t have time for this’ basket. When asked how are you. The general response is ‘busy’ or ‘tired’. Yet as we look into the discipline of solitude we see through Jesus life, solitude with God is necessary to live out the calling God has on each of our lives. Summarise your original understanding of the discipline before the course started My original understanding of solitude was very basic before studying this course....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Christianity]

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What Components Form An Identity?

- Who am I. Various traits may define who one is. What components form an identity. Various components may form an identity. Is a personal identity real. This varies from person to person. Along with everyday people having an opinion, plenty of philosophers do as well. Three different variations of ideas on personal identity that will be covered come from; John Locke, David Hume, and a Buddhist scripture. The theories range from not having a personal identity to considering personal identity to be one’s physical soul....   [tags: Soul, Mind, Spirit, Consciousness]

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Is Sin Or Sin?

- Sin can be defined in many ways, but it creates a separation from God. There is a war that occurs inside people. That war is between one’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Satan was the originator of sin because pride caused him to sin against God. Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world. Sin causes death and without a savior, it is impossible to cleanse oneself. Once sin is conceived, it takes an atonement to wipe away one’s sin. Jesus became the atonement for all believers and He gives everyone a chance to have a relationship with God....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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Religions of the World

- Christianity Christianity is the most popular religion, it has 2 billion people practicing it. People who practice Christianity live in Europe with 80% of the majority living in the United States and Canada. When Christianity began it was a cult with origins from Judaism with Jesus of Nazareth as the cult leader. Jesus had a message stating faith and love is the most ultimate and would defeat sin and death. Christianity is known as monotheism which is a belief in one heavenly authority which in Christianity is God/Jesus/the Holy Spirit....   [tags: christianity, islam, muslim]

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Spirits and Abraham Lincoln: Letters to President Lincoln Concerning Spiritualism

- In the late nineteenth century, American spiritualists maintained that Abraham Lincoln had been a spiritualist too. Whenever they drew up lists of prominent believers, Lincoln was foremost among the reformers, judges, governors, senators, and scientists whose stature lent credence to their movement. In this paper, I look at letters written to President Lincoln by spiritualists or about spiritualism, but it is not my aim to determine whether or not Lincoln was a spiritualist. Instead, I use these letters to reflect on spiritualism as a cultural phenomena....   [tags: Spiritualism Lincoln Spirit Essays]

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The Biography of Bonhoeffer

- The biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy showcases the vast contributions that Dietrich Bonhoeffer achieved during a life that was cut suddenly to short. Bonhoeffer is memorable for his activity within an anti-Nazi resistance, founding the Confessing Church, creating many new theological ideas, and being brave enough to enter back into a warzone to stop the ongoing eliminations of innocent people. Although, he was hung weeks before Germany surrendered and Adolf Hitler was conquered, Bonhoeffer left an important theological legacy....   [tags: theology, God, spirit]

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Christian Beliefs in the Origins of the World

- Christian Beliefs in the Origins of the World “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” A Description of Christian Beliefs About the Origins of The World Christians believe that God created the universe. In Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, we are told that God creates both the universe and everything that is in it. Thomas Aquinas, a leading scholar of the Middle Ages, argued that “Everything in the universe has a cause....   [tags: Papers]

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A Profile On Evangelicalism

- A Profile on Evangelicalism As Muhammad Ali said, “Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams- they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do- they all contain truths.” I have known the various types of religions that we have on our planet since I started getting to know this world. Even though the numbers of religions are increasing, I strongly agree that all religions have their own truth for their followers. Christianity is the largest religion having over 2.4 billion followers in this world....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism]

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Christianity: What is Temptation?

- Temptations are one of life’s most riveting tests or enticements that we face diurnal. Moreover, it causes us to yearn for something that we do not necessarily need or it causes us to sin. Furthermore, if we give into temptation, we may be blissful, but it will only be ephemeral. It is because of “The Fall of Man” that sin is second nature for us, which in turn makes it facile to give into temptation. In other words, as the verbal expression goes “we were born in sin and live therein.” As a result, our temptations can either make us or break us....   [tags: spirit, hope, bible, god]

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Liverpool in the Second World War

- Liverpool in the Second World War In thus essay I will explain the way people organised, modified and managed in the war years of 1939 to 1945. The battle affected all of Merseyside. It was a time of friendship and community spirit but also of sadness and devastation. The Port of Liverpool played an important role in the Second World War, staying open to provide a very important supply route for the UK's continual survival. It was a clear aim for German bombers. As a result more than 4000 people died, 10,000 homes were smashed and 70,000 people made homeless during air raids which peaked with the May blitz of 1941....   [tags: Papers]

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Awakening to the World of Posibilities in Charles Baxter's Gryphon

- ... She wears “gold-rimmed”(246) tinted glasses, and she carries a purple purse and a checkered lunchbox. Gryphon can be also attributed to her storytelling teaching technique”without glancing at the book she began to talk”(251). Like gryphon itself Miss Ferenczi combines real parts into unreal wholes. She sounds sane in one breath and delusional in the next. An other fascinating fact about the title of the story is the spelling of the word gryphon. It is a variant of griffin,which is more popular way of spelling the term....   [tags: teacher, outcast, mystery]

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Serving Its Purpose to Third World Countries

- For many years, people have thought that the way to help developing countries is by providing foreign aid, but they neglect to understand that without development assistance little change will be done. Frequently I have thought, “If countries pay billions of dollars each year to help third world countries or countries with recent disasters, why are there still millions of children dying of malnutrition and starvation. Why are there people without homes?” Today I stand here, as the leader of a new organization that wants to build on the idea that there can be a better world....   [tags: foreign, development, assistence, organization]

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The U.S National World War II Memorial

- Americans have often used art to symbolize the relationship between themselves and their history. Therefore, art is used to honor and remember someone or an event where people died, through a memorial. As an example, The National World War II Memorial is a memorial to honor and remember the people who served in World War II. The success or failure of a memorial depends on how well it represents the image that people have of a certain person or event. Especially in America because they find the construction of a national monument so controversial that no memorial has been erected in the National Mall without a discussion....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of Spirit

- The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marques) and The House of Spirits. (Isabelle Allende) The history of Latin American is a turbulent one: various European cultures have imposed themselves upon the indigenous civilisations, often warping the identity. Portuguese for example, is the language of Brazil, due to the colonisation that took place. This resulted in perpetual upheaval combined with social disparity which can lead to a heightened revolutionary mentality, where the people are looking for change for the better....   [tags: Literature]

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The World Church

- When it comes to the world church, there are several analogies to the meaning of the word. The word church is defined as “a building for public and especially Christian worship”, according to merriam-webster.com. The church is also referred to as a temple or fellowship hall. Now, the product and service offered by the early church were prayer, teachings, worshipping, redemptions, knowledge, and understanding. These services can be identified as a marketing mix. A marketing mix is “a unique blend of product, place (distribution), promotion, and pricing strategies designed to produce mutually satisfying exchanges with a target market,” according to Lamb, Hair, and McDaniel....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament]

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The First World War (WWI)

- Chapter 1: The Right to Make War Since 1795, when Immanuel Kant published in his old age his treatise on "Perpetual Peace," many have considered it an established fact that war is the destruction of all good and the origin of all evil. In spite of all that history teaches, no conviction is felt that the struggle between nations is inevitable, and the growth of civilization is credited with a power to which war must yield. But, undisturbed by such human theories and the change of times, war has again and again marched from country to country with the clash of arms, and has proved its destructive as well as creative and purifying power....   [tags: World War 1 I One]

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A Parallel World

- A Parallel World When I’m assigned a text to read, my first reaction is to search for deep analytical content, rather than to accept it at face value. However, when presented The Quadroons by Lydia Maria Child, I found myself enjoying it for what it is: A great story. I was extremely touched by relationships in the story and the strength portrayed by Rosalie. After forcing myself to dig a little deeper into the text, I discovered a lot of interesting aspects that are still relevant in the world today....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Modern history]

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Peter And Paul Meet Their Final End

- Other authors reflect on the term “ends of the earth” to mean Rome (McBride, p.4), which is where both Peter and Paul meet their final end. William Kurz suggests that the “ends of the earth” is not a specific location, but that the mission of Jesus is unlimited in scope (Kurz, 2013, p.32). After the Ascension, the Apostles gather in the upper room. One other issue needs to be addressed before the coming of the Spirit, the replacement of Judas. The selection of the twelve was designed to be representative of the twelve tribes of Israel (Bergsma, p....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Pentecost]

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Christian Faith Walk One Of Our Life

- During our Christian faith walk one of our many goals is to reach entire sanctification, and to achieve a holy lifestyle of living. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit is imparted into us, and we become a new creation. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is the one who God has given us to rely on to learn how to be perfected in love, and to teach us how to live a holy life. Entire sanctification is the perfection of our love for God” (Powell, 2008, pp. 249), and “the cleansing of the heart of all sin” (Case, 2000, pp....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Theology, Holy Spirit]

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If The Bride Price Listed From An Ancient Jewish Ketubah

- If the bride price listed in an ancient Jewish ketubah was agreeable to a young woman 's father; the young man would have poured a cup of wine for the young woman. If the young woman drank from the cup, it would have indicated her acceptance of the proposal. Drinking from the cup sealed the contract, or the ketubah. This tradition was known as “a cup of acceptance.” At this point, the young man and the young woman would have been officially betrothed, or engaged. In ancient Israel, betrothal was as legally binding as an actual marriage was....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Marriage, Glossolalia]

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The Letter From Luke Of The Apostles

- In the letter from Luke to the Apostles, he addresses the apostles on how they are to live and govern themselves as individuals and in community. These specifications are echoes of the passage in John 20:21 where Jesus says to his disciples, “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” The meaning of the phrase can be understood as, the apostles are to act as Jesus acted, for his actions were those set out by God the Father. In the Acts of the Apostles there are several examples where the apostles are directly in accordance with the prior actions/experiences of Jesus Christ; baptism by the Holy Spirit, curing the crippled man, and facing persecution....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity, God]

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The Importance Of Discourse On The State And Grandeurs Of Jesus

- In Pierre De Berulle’s selected writings pages 134 through 147 we continue to learn about the “Discourse on the State and Grandeurs of Jesus. The fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth discourse is on the communication of God in this mystery. In the fifth discourse, the Son of God is described to further reflect himself about his unique and intimate eternal activity. First the author describes the production of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is said to be the bond between the divine persons. And the Son of God wanted his own person to be the producer....   [tags: Trinity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Passage Of Scriptures By Thomas Hale

- willing to restore and revive those that have lost their life to the secular world. God control all matters of life. It is the individual choice to made over by God. God is willing to shape, mold, and fill those purposing to surrender their all before Him. God is to be worship, praise, and glorified within a person’s bodies. Therefore, the role of preaching in ministry begins with self-examination and accountability to rightly divide the word of truth before God, not pleasing man, (2 Tim. 4:1-5, ESV)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Gospel]

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The Pursuit Of Holiness, By Jerry Bridges

- In The Pursuit of Holiness the author, Jerry Bridges, shows the Christian what it looks like to be truly holy. Holiness is to live a life of conformity to God’s will. Holiness is a joint effort between God and his people, it is not something God just gives us when we accept him into our lives. Many times Christians neglect the responsibility we have of moving towards God and pursuing holiness. Holiness is not something that is fully attainable, it is a constant pursuit to be like God. Holiness is expected by God....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Salvation]

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The Prayer Of The Sacrament Of Confirmation

- 1. Why would a catholic want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. • Confirmation like all the sacraments provide us with a means to encounter Christ and be strengthened spiritually in his presence • Confirmation helps us experience the act of God, his grace more concretely through completing the sacrament. Experiencing Gods grace realistically helps us to live better lives as, we are able to enjoy God’s grace within us- We are able to connect with him like we do with our family here on earth • Confirmation is a celebration of faith; it is an enjoyable time for everyone involved; confirmation invokes happiness • Confirmation provides us with a confirmed sense of belonging to a communi...   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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Chapter 5 : Transformed By Redemption

- Chapter 5, Transformed by Redemption, answers the question “What’s the remedy?” At the beginning of history, God announced his redemptive plan when He told Satan that through the womans offspring he will be vanquished. The offspring God was referring to was Jesus but the “offspring” also refers to the descendants of Adam and Eve who eventually led to Jesus. Although, Jesus is at the center of God’s redemptive plan he was not sent immediately after the Fall. Instead God prepared the world before he sent his Son....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Soul]

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God Is The Ultimate Source Of Authority Over Us

- Truth God is the ultimate source of authority over us. His truth is what we should follow as a guideline to our lives. I am still figuring out if the bible should be taken more literally or metaphorically. If I were to interpret the bible literally, it would lead me to believe that homosexuality it a sin and should not be condoned. If I were to take the bible metaphorically, I would be accepting of homosexuality. At this point in my life I have not studied that bible enough to use it as a guideline for my life....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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Faith, Church And The Way We Can Be Christ

- Pope Francis has answered so many questions I had about our Faith, Church and the way we can be Christ to others in today’s world. This course has re-ignited my love for the faith and reinforced the fact that I am supposed to be working in stewardship. I was so scared when I said my yes to our pastor, being that I don’t have all of the theology that others might have. Pope Francis affirms you don’t need a degree to live a life that leads others to the Lord. #151 “We are not asked to be flawless, but to keep growing and wanting to grow as we advance along the path of the Gospel; our arms must never grow slack… The Holy Spirit, who inspired the word, “today, just as at the beginning of the Chu...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Fight For Sobriety Is Truly A Spiritual War

- Winning the War Against Alcohol The fight for sobriety is truly a spiritual war. Abuse of alcohol destroys health, families, relationships, careers and lives. Winning any war, in the spirit, or in the flesh, requires understanding the enemy, your weapons and sound tactics. Understanding the Enemy (Lies and Truth) I Peter 5:8 (NIV) warns us “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls about like a roaring lion looking someone to devour.” An occasional, or even daily drink, may not harm some people, Out of control drinking is destructive....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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How The Body Turns Foods Into Energy

- What keeps us going. We could answer this question scientifically, by analyzing how the body turns foods into energy and uses it to move about, or psychologically, by talking about appetite. However, I am asking this question on a much deeper level. There is something that keeps us going, something that drives us to move forward. To simply say that I exist is hardly adequate because it does not express my internal drive and motivation. A rock exists; a river exists; yet, neither a rock nor a river has this forward drive....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Priest And Pastoral Advice On Moral Issues

- Ambrose writes a letter to the Priest in the setting of Christianity. He writes this letter to the priest offering pastoral advice on moral issues, which including the discussion on moral problems of wealth and greed” (Wogaman 48). Ambrose starts off the letter by expressing to the Priest how they are to “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute and calumniate you” (Wogaman 48). He explains that the unrighteous are relentlessly imprisoned by one’s own principles than by one that may past judgment....   [tags: Jesus, God, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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The Death Of A Killer

- 1. It takes God’s grace to live in peace with others; Out of fear for their lives Joseph’s brother came and humbly apologised to him for the evil they concocted against him – Joseph was quick to say – You might have meant this for evil – but God meant it for good. It took great grace for Joseph to respond in this manner and it will take great grace for us to respond as well. But remember Paul’s instruction in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ 's power may rest on me....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, God the Father]

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The Doctrine Of The Trinity

- The term trinity is used to indicate the doctrine used in the Christian faith that is interpreted as symbolizing that God is unified in his existence in three definite persons which is God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit (Hodgson, Juugel, Kelly, Presitge, Wainwright, 2016). The essence of understanding the trinity is comprehending that God is three persons, each person is divine, and there is only one God (Johnson, 2014, 174-175). Theologians may debate that the term persons may not be the appropriate term in reference to the trinity just because persons may be viewed as actually being separated in the physical since (Gordon, 2015, 485)....   [tags: God, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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A Ministry Philosophy Involving Cross Cultural Communities

- As a Christian I stand on the belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God and as such the process for its documentation was orchestrated by God for all humankind. Christian’s further believe God has prepared the hearts of humankind to receive the gospel upon hearing if they choose to. Working under this precept we can agree that cultural barriers, specific to hearing the gospel, should not be a factor for other cultures. Since the revelatory Word of God has no barriers the approach used to expose cross-cultural communities to it does....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Culture]

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Who 's An Expert On This Subject?

- Similar to this blog post, there is the occasional ministerial idea in which one struggles with knowing where to start. What committee can coordinate this. Is there enough in the budget for this. If so what line-item do we use. Who’s an expert on this subject. What PR pieces are needed. What’s our church’s history with ideas similar to this one. What skillsets are needed to pull this off well. In the slew of questions that usually catapult us towards a solid execution, Henri Nouwen counters this rush with an invitation into solitude....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity, Prayer]

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The Huntington Disease

- ... It is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases present in humans. The side effects include loss of neuron cells and function, causing a butterfly effect and introducing other difficulties and symptoms in the patients. Peoples affected by the disease see a slow progression of the disease, and since it does not have a cure as of now it ends in death.Before the 18th, people used to think that victims of Huntington’s disease were possessed and controlled by an evil spirit, in turn making them outcasts in the society that they lived in....   [tags: evil spirit, history, genetics]

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What Is Happening Of The Church?

- What is Happening to the Church. Imagine, you finally decide to start going back to church after a prolonged hiatus. Since the only experience you had occurred when you were a child, you know almost nothing about the Bible but feel compelled deep within your heart to make a commitment to Christ. But after attending for weeks and listening to the sermons you find you are no closer to God than you had been when you started. The services seem like one big festival with sermons that consist of a bunch of random stories punctuated by quotations from the Bible, the goal being for you to be happy and feel good about yourself (Smith 2)....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Bible]

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The Justification Of Anointing With Oil

- The Symbolic “Confirming” Anointing with Oil The objective of this dissertation is total comprehension of the practice of anointing, the use of oil in that process, and the significance of the practice. First and foremost, a depiction of the why the practice is accomplished followed by revelation of why oil and its desired effect in the physical and spiritual realm. The genuine importance of being anointed as expressed in the Old Testament is a Deliverer guaranteed under the title of Messiah and the way of his anointing is portrayed to be profound, with the Holy Ghost....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Chrism, Holy Spirit]

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Who Is The Man Called Jesus?

- Who is this Man called Jesus. First, I will explain who he is and how and where did he get his name from both historically and biblically. Second is he GOD himself or does he stands along like us as humans what makes him any different to the average human being. In conclusion why was he created what does he really mean to us is it important to know him and develop a personal relationship if so why. In the beginning God provided us with one his amazing creations and that was Jesus who got his name when a wonderful holy messenger told Joseph that Mary was pregnant with a kid by the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Religious Symbols Are All Around Us And Can Not Live Without Water

- The goal of my poem, The Light in the storm, is to demonstrate how religious symbols are all around us and can be interpreted into nearly every story. This poem takes a simple story of someone in a shipwreck and transforms it into a story of religious transformation. The poem takes on several sacred symbols of Christianity such as: the cross, fish, dove, water, fire and lamb. The stanzas split the poem into five parts: living an atheistic lifestyle, realizing one cannot make it through the storm of life by themselves, becoming a Christian, being baptized and finally praying and spreading the word....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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