New Testament Essays

  • The Integrity of the New Testament

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    The integrity of the New Testament is an area of research that is often sought out and questioned then dropped and left without further studying due to its ability to arouse deep spiritual questions concerning the integrity of ones faith. As we venture into the world of Biblical Criticism to seek out the legitimacy of The Holy Bible, we first must conceive a solid background and understanding of the topic. When Studying the integrity, thee biggest issue brought to examination is that of biblical

  • New Testament Forgiveness

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    we also hold onto our own suffering (Halter, 2006). Forgiveness in the New Testament can be viewed as a healing and therapeutic agent. It is a tradition that was handed down by Jesus throughout the New Testament and most notably, in the Lord’s Prayer where he instructed on how we are to pray, that we are to a... ... middle of paper ... that in order to receive, one must freely give. Forgiveness in the New Testament might best be understood by following the examples given by Jesus through

  • A Survey of the New Testament

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    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

  • Essay On The New Testament

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    Mark Allen Powell in his first chapter of Introducing the New Testament reflects on the nature of people during the times of the New Testament. This chapter opens the reader’s eyes to the numerous aspects of the New Testament narratives that deserve consideration. It goes through the major events leading up to CE (Common Era-Christian Era) which consist of four periods. Powell notes the empires that take control over the Jewish people and their land: the Persian period, the Hellenistic period, the

  • The New Testament: The Mystery Of The New Testament

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    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

  • Parables in the New Testament

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    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

  • New Testament Synopsis

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    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

  • The New Testament Church

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    As the New Testament Church grew and became established , it began to encounter an ever-mounting number of challenges to both core doctrine and practical growth. These challenges were compounded as the Gospel spread beyond well-established Jewish roots into Samaritan and Gentile cultures and lands. Men and women walked in the presence and authority of God's Spirit and saw the outpouring of His Spirit and demonstrations of His power just as Jesus had promised! (Joel 2:28, John 1:50) However, with

  • Mysticism New Testament

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    Introduction For out thesis is important to say that In the New Testament included some of the most important themes of mysticism. Mysticism is non rational experience of God. And it also means that God reveals Himself to individuals. Mysticism we're talking about has resulted of a profound experience of people with God. For the start of the topic is important to clarify the very concept of mysticism. The whole of Christianity, the Holy Scripture, and especially the Acts of the Apostles are interwoven

  • The Old Testament And New Testament

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    The Old Testament serves as a foundation for the teachings of God, while the New Testament continues to build and preserve God’s principles. The Old Testament and New Testament have a very unique relationship, as they are complementary to each other. The Old Testament contains many prophecies that are fulfilled in the New Testament. God can be viewed as fearsome in the Old Testament, whereas God portrays a friendlier and more compassionate persona in the New Testament. Although there are many differences

  • The New Testament

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    Simplifying the story of the new testament is difficult. The new testament is perhaps the most influential piece of writing, and has been the catalyst for much of the social and political change in our world since its completion. Not only is the historical impact of the work highly complex, but the New Testament also contains a great variety of literary genres. Gospel, epistle, even apocalyptic literature all make an appearance in the New Testament, which can make deciphering the continuity of its

  • The New Testament: Ephesians

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    such internal testimony, no such claim could be made” (Wallace). Many scholars also debate on the vocabulary usage and the structure of the letter. Some believe that the structure is similar, but the vocabulary seems to be different than his New Testament epistles. Hoehner claims that,” Though the book has a close affinity with Colossians, critics claim that Ephesians is uncharacteristic of Paul” (Hoehner 613). The destination of Ephesians is somewhat debated, but many do believe that the letter

  • Analysis Of The Canonization Of The New Testament

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    In this paper, there will be a discussion about the canonization of the New Testament. Along with an investigation of who was involved in this process. The people and institution looked at will include the following: Marcion, Irenaeus, Origen, Synod of Hippo, and God. First, let us look at the canonization of the New Testament. The first available list of the New Testament books is called the Muratorian Canon and it dates somewhere around A.D. 150. It has the four Gospels, Acts, 13 letters of

  • Importance Of Studying The New Testament

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    believed that there are so many good reasons to study the Old Testament. For one reason the Old Testament lays the foundation for our teaching and also laid the foundation for what was to come. The Old Testament texts were sacred to the Jewish beliefs and practices. The Old Testament provided us with important facts, details and information that were needed in order to understand the New Testament. So what is the point of studying the New Testament of the bible? Perhaps it was to gives us a better background

  • BIB218: The Survey Of The New Testament

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    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. When it comes to the Bible, Christians often have their own views and interpretations on the Bible such as Christians debating about whether there is predestination,

  • The New Testament: The Prison Epistles

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    Introduction The New Testament consists of 27 books and 260 chapters. The first chapters of scripture we will observe is Matthew 13:3-23; Mark 4:3-25: and Luke 8:5-18. These scriptures inform us of the “Parable of the Sower”, “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (Mt. 13:8-9) We will, in addition, discuss the family of Jesus, His disciples, religious leaders, and the crowds. The next observation

  • Importance Of The New Testament Canon

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    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. These twenty seven books were not the only testimonies written in the first century about the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, however their importance anchored their inclusion into the New Testament canon. The

  • Favorite Book Of The New Testament

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    “Most Favorite Book in the New Testament” The selection of choice for my most favorite Book of the New Testament is the Epistle to Philippians. My reasoning for this book being my favorite, is it’s a major part of my being here today. In reality, during this time in my life things was going bad and knew really nothing about God. And yet, wanting to be happy, feel some kind of love and peace in my heart again as a child. The Book of Philippians gave me back my life as you will see. Thank

  • New Testament Principles of Worship

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    communicate with God. He modeled what it meat to be a man of prayer. Jesus frequently left the crowds to be alone with God to pray (Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12, 9:28). Jesus also knew the Words of His Father. He often quoted the Old Testament scriptures from memory (see Matthew 4). He had spent time with the scrolls and learned what it meant to “hide [God’s] word in [his] heart.” (Psalm 119:11) Jesus was obedient. Even though He was “tempted in every way” He was nevertheless “without

  • Sacrifice In The Old Testament And The New Testament

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    individuals on earth to live without sin and enjoy the presence of God based on their own moral purity. In order for human beings to be free of sin, God commanded sacrifices to be given. There are many sacrifices that take place within the Old Testament and the New Testament. The idea of sacrifice is not fully established or clarified until the book of Leviticus and when these scriptures were understood then it would be made clear that they would eventually lead up to the ultimate sacrifice and atonement that