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  • Their Faith In Night
    816 words
    Night is a dramatic book that tells the horror and evil of the concentration camps that many were imprisoned in during World War II. Throughout the book the author Elie Wiesel, as well as many prisoners, lost their faith in God. There are many examples in the beginning of Night where people are trying to keep and strengthen their faith but there are many more examples of people rebelling against God and forgetting their religion. The first example of Elie loosing his faith is when he arrived at ...
  • Faith In The God Of Jesus Christ
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    Sense experiences / depth experiences: not limited by the empirical data-the really "real" is not necessarily able to be seen. Religious Experience (depth experience): Not just a sense experience, an experience that causes people to change, always touches on the "other" (the transcendent) -that which goes beyond our understanding (anything that we can come up with) (ie... who can really explain the sunset? ). Orthopraxis (Right-practice): The process of doing the right things. Orthodoxy: Believi...
  • Faith In God
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    This excerpt from the passage of "Do Not Worry", from the Gospel of Matthew deals with issues such as faith, single-mindedness and worrying. Faith is an important part of this passage. To the people of biblical times, this passage spoke out a certain message - whoever has faith, will be taken care of by God. He will know who has been faithful and believes in him and He will take care of them. God takes care of things as insignificant as lilies and grass (6: 28, 6: 30), He will not forget about y...
  • Your Faith In God's Justice
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    Does the Book of Job strengthen your faith in God's justice? Why does God allow Satan to cause such tragedy in Job's life, a man whom God has already acknowledged as "my servant Job, that there is none like on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?" (1.8) From the beginning, it is known that Job is in no way deserving of his injustices, so a reason must be given. God gives Job an opportunity to prove that under any circumstances Job will still have faith....
  • Christian Martyrs
    537 words
    The document, "The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity", shows just how mighty and fearless the faith of the martyrs were in Rome around 203 A.D. in which our story takes place. During the rule of Diocletian, Christianity was not the religion of popular belief. Many of Romans practiced polytheism. As a result, numerous Christian believers were persecuted for their divine faith in God. Surprisingly, the Christian martyrs did not care that they were sentenced to death. They believed that by dy...
  • Faith And Reason
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    "Theology in fact has always and still needs philosophy's contribution. As a work of critical reason in the light of faith, theology presupposes and requires in all its research a reason formed and educated to concept and argument" (97). Our beliefs and understandings about God stem from theology. Our knowledge comes from those teachings. In this manner, it can then be stated that theology is derived from reasoning. It is man's attempt to justify what it holds to be true in faith. As humans grow...
  • Faith A Trait
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    Existence of God The truth behind the existence of god. As a flesh and blood we seem to aspire to be immortal, we have created stories guidelines ways in which we our able to become immortal. Christians call it jesus others call it alla or buddha. Does this make one better then the other or is just a set of rules that we all follow just so mankind can prosper. Is faith a trait that isl eared or is it a that we our all born with the ability to be live. The questions we have this is a trait the ab...
  • Eliezer's Faith In God
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    Night Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of the author's experiences during the Holocaust, as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Although the book to the naked eye seems to simply by another horrific depiction of life in Nazi concentration camps, it was not only written to show the horrible truths about the Jewish experience during this time. It was also a window to the emotional trauma experienced by this people. During the course of this book Eliezer has many of his basic beliefs challenged...
  • Question Of Faith And Reason
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    Critical Paper 3 Fides et Ratio, One or Both? The Middle Ages saw a period in time that was deeply rooted in Christianity. Almost every aspect of life was monitored and ruled by the Church. This period in time also saw the emergence of men beginning to question whether the existence of God can be proved by faith, reason, or as Thomas Aquinas insists, by both faith and reason. There were differing opinions of this matter in both scholarly and religious circles. Faith is what all believers must ha...
  • Grace And Faith
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    The pages 87-108 are mainly about righteousness. The heart of Luther's religion is the justification of faith. Luther writes about the different kinds of righteousness and how they relate to God and Christ. Then Luther talked about Paul wanting to setup a doctrine of Grace. Then he jumps into the kinds of righteousness. Luther says that there is a political, ceremonial, human tradition, law, and faith righteousness. (p. 88) In Luther's own words the most excellent righteousness is faith, because...
  • Eliezer's Faith In The Jewish Torah
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    Night Paper Night is told by Eliezer, a Jewish teenager who lives in the town of Sight, in Hungarian Transylvania. Eliezer studies the Torah. His study is stopped, when his teacher, Moshe the Beadle, gets deported. Few months later, Moshe returns to Sight telling a horrifying story that the Gestapo took control of his train and led everyone into the woods, where they killed everyone. Nobody believes Moshe and he is taken for a crazy lunatic. In the spring of 1944, the Nazis occupied Hungary. The...
  • Importance Of Faith In Man
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    Faith is believed to be one of the most important elements attached to the life of a human being. Faith brings meaning to life. It is the essence that ties a person to life no matter the struggle encountered. Whenever some one looses faith in the people of their society, all he has felt is a religious believe which can be translated into 'faith in God (s) '; . In the stories 'Bontsha the Silent'; and 'Gimpel the Fool'; by Isaac Loeb Peretz and Isaac Bashevis Singer respectively, the protagonists...
  • God Experiments With His Servants
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    WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE Many people wonder why bad things happen to good people and the answer is quite simple. God wants to teach his servants one of his many lessons. In most cases, people tend not to learn any lessons if all they get is the good. On the other hand, if they experience some of the bad, on tends to learn an important life lesson. Most people learn from their mistakes and not from their fortunes. So the answer to the question is that God allows bad things to happe...
  • Lost Faith In His God
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    Night The Holocaust, a horrible time for the world. Just as any war is. War is the single most destructive thing our world has. It can take the lives of millions of people in just a few seconds. War however may seem bad from the perspective of many people, but it is even worse from the perspective of a single person. A boy for instance, trapped between two opposing forces. Elie for example has lived through this. A boy of only 15, how much he has suffered through. During the course of the book N...
  • Peace With God Through Christ Jesus
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    Romans 5: 1-5 Justification, Peace, Grace and Access In Romans, Paul talks about many different topics and problems that the Jews face during 57 to 58 AD. He speaks of the need for righteousness, condemnation and sin in Ch 1: 18-3: 20. Righteousness is imputed, and justification and sin is explained in Ch 3: 21-5: 21. But there is one major area that this paper is going to talk about and try to explain in as good of detail as possible. Justification, Faith, Peace, Access, and Grace in God in Rom...
  • Moses Faith For The Lord
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    Obedience and faith are virtues valued throughout the world. Families of all religions and cultures spend countless hours teaching their children these personality traits. Companies and social groups spend millions of dollars in an attempt to keep their employees and followers loyal to their cause. The reason for this effort is obvious: customers do not buy a product without knowing its quality and value. Children will not obey their parents unless they are scolded and taught otherwise. A consta...
  • Faith In God For Eric Liddell
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    ! ^0 I believe God made me for a purpose. But He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.! +/- (Eric Liddell, talking with his sister Jennie) Eric Liddell has a hidden purpose for running in his heart, which is to run to feel God!'s pleasure. He has a tireless pursuit of winning; however, not to prove that he is good at running, but to prove that! ^0 committing to the love of Christ is how to run a straight race.! +/- (Eric Liddell, preaching on the training ground) By blood as Sc...
  • Mr Zuss Believes J.B.
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    From the view of Mr. Zuss and Nickles, two characters in the book J.B., J.B. suffers from God's will. J.B.'s children, his wife, his health, and his home are taken from him. Nickles and Mr. Zuss have different reasons why God makes all humanity suffer. Mr. Zuss believes that man should always have faith in God, whether in grief and pain, or in delight. Nickles thinks that God prepares humans for death through suffering. He believes that God makes people suffer, but doesn't have to. He is upset w...
  • Lack Of Faith In God
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    Both "Eleanor Rigby" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" demonstrate a feeling of isolation in the modern age. They both show the depression and loneliness felt when people are isolated from one another. But, more specifically these pieces of literature demonstrate an alienation from God and the despair which follows. Through religious references and the repetition of the idea of loneliness both pieces of literature examine the problem of spiritual despair and a lack of faith even though they diff...
  • God Inflicts The Ten Plagues Upon Egypt
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    An Enemy Called Violence Even though the Hebrews believe God to be loving, he is not found pleasant in all situations. God is helpful, rewarding, and caring in the Bible toward the people who have faith in him; and is also known to be devastating, and at times overwhelming to his opponents when God inflicts forces of violence. The force of violence plays a major roll in Genesis and Exodus. Three main events in Genesis / Exodus come to mind when discussing the privileges of God's followers or the...

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