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  • God The Father
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    Jesus the Christ is God the Father (that One and only Holy Spirit - God is a Spirit and One) in flesh - the Son of God. It was God the Father who was responsible for overshadowing the virgin Mary and causing her to conceive. So Mary was the source of His humanity and God was the source of His divinity. He became a man but he did not cease to be God the Father of the universe. He could probably best be explained as the God-Man. Sometimes He spoke and acted as a man. Sometimes He spoke and acted a...
  • English Elizabethan Gown
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    Elizabethan Theatre -called this in honour of the current Queen (Queen Elizabeth I) -a period of great unrest in England concerning England's official religion -Queen Elizabeth declared that no plays could be about the current religious matters or portray current political figures -"Master of Revels" was the offical censor of all plays -the Queen had to approve all the plays that were performed in London -Queen Elizabeth liked Shakespeare's plays and gave him support and protection Acting Compan...
  • Condemnation Of Arius And His Beliefs
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    Arius and the Council of Nicaea In a time when many questions were being asked about the explicit facts of Christianity, challenging the official stand of the church could be asking for trouble. The Church ranking leaders wanted to know, "How did Arius understand the unity of the Holy Trinity". The answer is not simple, nor was it ever accepted by the Church. In a time where every bit of official Church doctrine was coming under fire, it was not easy to get at the truth. People who questioned es...
  • Imperfect People
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    Truth About God " You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. ' - Acts 7: 51-52 The Jews have always been afraid of the radicals of God. They have in the safety and understandings of the past and fear the effects of these radicals. But when these radicals like the prophets arrive, they persecute them because they are uncertain about the truth. An e...
  • Tillich's Ultimate Concern
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    Creed or Chaos Dorothy L. Sayers looks deeply into the controversial topic of the church's downfall including how and why dogma plays a vital role in ones distrust in the spiritual strength of Christianity. Creed or Chaos focuses on dogma as such a doctrine of faith proclaimed by the church and it's misinterpretation as an ideology. In The Greatest Drama Ever Staged is The Official Creed of Christendom, Sayers specifically references the assurance of the demise of the church as a result of the p...
  • Scientific Revolution The Church
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    During the Scientific Revolution scientists such as Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes and Bacon wrestled with questions about God, human aptitude, and the possibilities of understanding the world. Eventually, the implications of the new scientific findings began to affect the way people thought and behaved throughout Europe. Society began to question the authority of traditional knowledge about the universe. This in turn, allowed them to question traditional views of the state and social order. No ...
  • Buddy With God
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    Ego vs. God During my growing up years, from the time I was 3 or 4, I attended church with my parents. Sunday school taught me all the bible stories and when I was 12, I went to confirmation for two years. I was confirmed in eighth grade and continued to attend church regularly until two years ago. Beginning two years ago, I had come to the realization that I had a great deal of apathy about my religious beliefs. It probably started with my lack of participation in church and in Sunday school. I...
  • Calvin To The Christian Life
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    1) The terms of the question The political conception of J. Calvin has been subjected to a wide range of interpretations so that a ' communis opinion' appears nowadays very difficult to be reached. Particularly the contribution of Calvin's theology to the birth of democracy and liberty has been until now one of the most debated and discussed. It is well known that the most famous and influential version of the thesis associating Protestantism and Progress was offered by G.W.F. Hegel, who in his ...
  • Name Church Of God
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    Church Of God. ORIGIN Most of the Pentecostal churches which bear the name 'Church of God' can be traced to a holiness revival in the mountains of northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee. In 1884, R.G. Spurling, a Baptist minister in Monroe County, Tennessee, began to search the Scriptures for answers to the problems of modernism, formality, and spiritual dryness. An initial meeting of concerned people was held on August 19, 1886, at the Barney Creek Meeting House to organize a new movement that...
  • 70 Week Prophecy Of Daniel 9
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    The prophecy found in Daniel 9: 24-27 is a key to understanding the parenthetical nature of this present age. Israel's history from the rebuilding of Jerusalem to the second coming of Messiah is incorporated in the 70 Week prophecy of Daniel 9: 24-27. We know that Messiah was cut off (referring to His violent death) after the 69th week, and we know from the book of Revelation and other Scripture passages that the 70th week is yet future and represents the final seven years before the Messiah ret...
  • Spaniard Quietist Miguel De Molinos
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    The Spaniard Quietist Miguel de Molinos I. Factors. The Church, since its origins has suffered from the attack of heretics and their heresies which have caused many controversies and schisms within it. However, many of the conflicts are the result of other than heresies. There are cases where conflicts arose because of ambition of power, lack of moral, and intrigues, other because of lack of wisdom and a poor theological understanding. One of the instances in which a mixture of the elements ment...
  • Bow Of God's Wrath
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    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God I had just gotten in form milking the cows and serving breakfast to my family. It was a hot day in late June and I was already late for church. I bustled about the house gathering my belongings, my children, and just trying to look my Sunday best. My husband and two children were finally ready to go so we headed to our local church about a mile down the road. As we took out usual seats in the third pew, Minister Jonathan Edwards came steeped up to the plain p...
  • Martin Luther And Niccolo Machiavelli
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    Both leaders of their generations, Martin Luther and Niccolo Machiavelli were also religious and political icons. Through their theses, essays, and books they were able to successfully convey their views to the public. Martin Luther was a lawyer turned priest, who tried to open the eyes of the public to the general corruption of the Catholic Church. His 95 theses were the foundation of the Protestant Reformation, while Machiavelli used his skills as a writer, with The Prince, and other works, to...
  • Catherines Devotion To The Church
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    Saint Catherine, originally named Caterina Benincasa, was born in Siena, a city in west-central Italy south of Florence. She was born on March 25, 1347, the feast of the Annunciation. She had a twin sister who did not live long after her birth. Catherine was the youngest of twenty-five children. Her father, Giacomo Benincasa, was a wealthy dyer. He lived with his wife Lup a, the daughter of a then famous poet, in a spacious house which is still standing today. Catherine is described as having be...
  • Little Bit Of Scripture On Sunday Morning
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    I can't think of a time when I didn't believe Christ was my Savior. I cant' think of a time when I wouldn't have answered, "Yes, I have a personal relationship with Christ". But I can think of a time (a long, long time) when that relationship was on my terms and by my rules. I can think of a time when I listened to a little bit of scripture on Sunday morning - but it had no place in my life the rest of the week. I was born into an Episcopalian family. I was baptized as an infant. I attended chur...
  • Obviously Uneducated Church
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    By the title of this essay you might think I'm talking about three different churches, I am. But not three you might expect. When I say three churches you are probably thinking of different denominations like Catholic, Episcopal, or even Mormon. All these are just denominations among others that are scattered throughout the world. All of which claim salvation. This basically means all of them say if you are in our church you are going to heaven. Really, there are hundreds of branches and denomin...
  • Story From The Angel Being
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    English 202 Rob Ellis Life's A Beach The Divine Tragedy Sometimes it takes a different perspective for someone to see the reality of how things are handled, and Marquez's insights into the way "Mainstream Religion' has dragged God and Christianity through the mud to the point of non-recognition. This is illustrated by Pelayo and Elisenda's not even seeing the wings in the beginning. My end goal here is to bring out this wonderful story's points and compare them to mainstream religion's fallacies...

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