Christian Bible Essays

  • Comparing The Geneva Bible And The Christian Bible

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    a time to decide who we will be in 2016. Bibles have beginnings too! In printed Bibles, before the “in the beginning” of Genesis 1:1 is another beginning of the Bible: the title page. In a world new to printed vernacular Bibles, title pages communicated where the Bible was printed, and what it contained—all important information in the tumultuous era of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The title pages of the Geneva Bible and the King James Bible are full of rich imagery that reflect the

  • The Christian Bible and the Islamic Quaran

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    and the Bible are considered sacred text and their impact on modern society is ever present. Sacred texts are a collection of historical writings that date back thousands of years and are used by many traditions to have a special significance especially scriptures and holy books as they are often used to show hoe to live an honest and meaningful life. The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam. It is believed to be the word of Allah who spoke to directly to the prophet Muhammad. The Holy Bible is the

  • Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible and the Flood of Gilgamesh

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    Gilgamesh has been of interest to Christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at Nineveh, with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the Flood of Noah's day.1, 2 The rest of the Epic, which dates back to possibly third millennium B.C., contains little of value for Christians, since it concerns typical polytheistic myths associated with the pagan peoples of the time. However, some Christians have studied the ideas of creation

  • The Bible Is The Only Authority For Christian Ethics

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    The Bible is the only authority for Christian ethics – Discuss The Bible is a key source of knowledge for Christian ethics as, of course, the Bible itself holds all many teaching and principles from such authority’s as Jesus, although some may non-Christians argue that there are many criticisms to what the Bible has to teach, such as how the Bible is quite challenging of its own teachings and how depending on your own personal views both non biased Christians and non-religious people will create

  • Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible

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    Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible Creation in Ancient Egyptian religion can be much different than the creation account taken from The Bible. Genesis has a set description of “The Beginning” while there are several different versions and variations in Egyptian mythology. The versions range from a “one god” myth (Ptah; see picture) to the more common creator out of Nun, which in itself has several derivations. The Ogdoad is a grouping of eight gods that existed

  • Canon Shape & Structure in Jewish and Christian Bibles

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    structure of the Jewish and Christian canons are arranged to substantiate each community’s religious beliefs. Jews and Christians arranged their canons differently to obtain a specific outcome in relation to their fundamental beliefs. First off, the Jews arranged their books in the Hebrew Bible to reflect their covenantal relationship with God. The 24 books are organized by genre of scripture and tell the history of God’s relationship with the Jewish people. The Hebrew Bible, or TaNaKh, is arranged

  • Flood Stories in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible

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    Comparison of the Flood Stories in Gilgamesh and the Bible The two stories closely parallel each other, though Gilgamesh was written down before 2000 BCE and the version in Genesis was compiled ca. 400 BCE. Biblical writers probably knew of the much older myth but revised it so that it fit with their own history and worldview. They intended it to fit with their own mythology. Despite the many similarities between the two stories, this difference in intention is revealed in a number of motifs

  • For the Bible Tells Me So a Documentary on the Christian Church

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    For the Bible Tells Me So is a documentary that explores the way people in the Christian church, more specifically literalists or fundamentalists have treated people who identify of liking the same gender who strive in the church. Most of these literalists will use their religious book, the Bible, to wrong those that are following the ways of homosexuality by taking it quite literally. Through this, it shows how religious groups play a role on many families who have a daughter or a son who identify

  • Flood Stories of the Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Christian Bible

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    The Flood Stories of Gilgamesh and the Bible The amazing stories of the great flood that are described in The Epic of Gilgamesh which is translated by N.K. Sandars and “The Story of the Flood” which is the King James version, both stories similarly. Many of the events of each story are very similar in ways and very different in some of them. From reading both stories I concluded that there was a huge flood that took place in that area of the world. Even though the way both stories describe the

  • Creation, Flood and the Hero in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Christian Bible

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    Creation, Flood and the Hero in Gilgamesh and the Bible The Epic of Gilgamesh compares to the Bible in many different ways. The epic has a different perspective than the Bible does. This paper is a contrast and comparison between the two books. The three main points of this paper will be the Creation, Flood and the Hero. The way these two books start out is creation. This is the first similarity that we can state. God created man out of the earth, “In the beginning God created the Heaven

  • Tolerance In The Christian Bible

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    differs from you, that you disagree with. In the Christian Bible, it is commonly mentioned as an after-effect of things like impatience or ignorance. Q3) I believe that no, even in a multicultural society, that not all

  • A Christian Perspective On Epistemology In The Bible

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    researchers. In a Christian perspective on Epistemology in the Bible, relates to the establishment of God’s model for human beings and His design for human life through salvation and through faith in life in basis

  • Comparing Islam and Christianity

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    perception of the Christian Bible. It is these not-so-subtle contrasts of thoughts that separate the two most prevalent religions in the world. One of the most important differences in Christianity and Islam is the concept of atonement. In Christianity, Jesus’ death on the cross allows Christians to repent from their sins and gain forgiveness from God. Conversely, in Islam there is no atonement from sins with Allah, though they still repent and confess their sins. While Christians believe that their

  • Religion

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    Religion "Religion" is a simple word that divides humanity in several groups. It is the claim of many influential Christian and Jewish theologians that the only genuine basis for morality is in religion(Nielsen 13). The morals and beliefs of children are greatly influenced by their home life. It is sad how children grow up, not able to research into their beliefs, but conform to the beliefs that have run in their families for generations. Not many children break away from the traditional religion

  • Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Parallel between Jesus of Nazareth and Jay Gatsby

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    Jesus of Nazareth and Jay Gatsby In his critical essay, “The Mystery of Ungodliness”, Bryce J. Christensen writes about the parallel that F. Scott Fitzgerald creates between Jay Gatsby and Jesus of Nazareth from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Christensen explains that Fitzgerald once wrote a letter to his friend, John Jamieson, explaining that he was going to write the story of Jay Gatsby’s youth, but he did not because he wanted to maintain the element of mystery that goes along

  • Satan

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    many names. The Devil is a powerful and mysterious being. Who is Satan? Who believes in him? Where did he come from? There are many questions that I had about Satan at the beginning of this report. Where did Satan come from? According to the Christian Bible it is clearly taught that the Devil and the other demons are spiritual or angelic creatures created by God in a state of innocence, and that they became evil by their own act. It is added that man sinned by the suggestion of the Devil, and that

  • Myths about the sun and the moon

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    the gods attributed to their care and existence. The sun and the moon are such influential powers that the creation of them is right along with the creation of the world and humans in some of the better-known mythology. The story of creation in Christian Bible tells of God’s creation of the sun and the moon. On the fourth day “God made two great lights - the greater to rule the day and the lesser to rule the night... God set them in the dome of sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day

  • Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

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    Law and are looked at as the will of God. These messages were given to him through the archangel Gabriel, in a kind of continuation to the Jewish Torah and Christian Bible, which the Qur’an shares some similarities or past “history” with them such as the belief in Abraham and Jesus as a prophet, but in the eye’s of Mohammad the Jews and Christians had fallen astray from the real teaching of god. His life and actions were very important to the creation of the religion. I would say that his policies


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    different ideals presented to them by communicating with Jah, their God, and through careful examination of the Bible. By living a natural life and giving praise to Jah through every deed are key methods to living an eternal life (Nicholas, pg 31, 1996). Through meditation the followers arrive at the truths, and begin to come to understanding what has been left out of the Christian Bible. The Bible gives a representation of the past and future, but can really only be understood within oneself. The idea

  • Both Sides of Capital Punishment

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    violence calls for punishment of a severe nature, and many citizens argue that the punishment necessary is the death penalty. These people quote passages such as the "an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" concept from the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian bible. Some people take the neutral position that there is no right or wrong answer, that each opinion on capital punishment is valid in its own way. Opponents of the death penalty claim that sentencing a person to death does not change the reality