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345 wordsI believe there is a higher power, God. This God is all powerful and the creator of life. He is the one we must answer to on judgment day. However, believing in God does not mean a belief he is the creator of morality. Religions like to make God as the brains behind morality. Yet, this is not the case. Simply, God is the creator who shares his wisdom with man as we should be rather than the lawgiver. For instance, some religions believe actions are good / bad because God commands that. By this, ...
Killing Of Human Beings
321 wordsWhat is wrong with Killing? Apparently, the killing of human beings whether people accept it or not, exists within our ever growing society. Obviously it's against the law, however does this make it wrong? The answer to this question is no. From a religious perspective killing another individual is wrong. For those who don't believe in God, killing is wrong as well because it takes away a person's autonomy. As long as someone believes in God's teachings then the act of killing is a violation of ...
Voice Of God And His Divine Command
470 wordsDivine Command In my opinion, trying to differentiate between the Divine Command and the acts of God that impinge on one's consciousness is one in the same. Divine command to me would basically be the entire Holy Bible. An act of God to me is just waking up in the morning and being able to breathe new air and live another day. Whenever I hear a voice in my head I just consider that God is telling me something and that what he is telling me is a divine command. For example, if I am at the point w...
715 wordsThe purpose of the creation story is not central to the Bible but serves as a prologue to the historical drama, which are the central concerns of the Bible. The narrative focus in the Bible is on the story that begins with Noah and is centered on the exodus from Egypt. The central event in the Bible is the creation of the covenant and the giving of laws and commandments. Although the creation of the world in Genesis I and the pronouncement of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 are two completely ...
Negative Confessions And The Ten Commandments
2,458 wordsA society that consists of complex organization is defined as a civilization. A civilization is made up of different factors, including government, religion, and culture. Through these factors evolved a set of principles for the people to live by. These were called codes of conduct. Through the examination of the Judgments of Hammurabi, the Egyptian "Negative Confessions", and the Ten Commandments, inferences will be drawn to explain the reasoning that may have promoted their creation and the si...
Independent Limits On Gods Commands
894 wordsIn his dialogue Euthyphro, Plato poses the question of whether the gods love what is holy because it is holy or whether it is holy because the gods love it. The corresponding question in terms of ethics is whether God loves the good because it is good or whether it is good because God loves it. Divine command theorists give a clear and unequivocal answer to this question in the area of ethics: they maintain whatever is good is good only because God wills it to be good. This has serious implicati...
Sabbath Of The Lord Your God
3,262 wordsShould the Ten Commandments be Posted in Schools Notes: All scripture quotes, unless otherwise indicated, are from the New King James Version of the Bible. The views expressed below are not necessarily those of the author, but rather are intended to make people think. Feel free to distribute this essay anywhere you want, including web pages, newsgroups, forums, and e-mail. Not only should public schools be allowed to post the 10 Commandments, they should be REQUIRED to post them in each and ever...
Ten Commandments In Public Places
849 wordsThe Ten Commandments in Alabama courthouse has been one of the biggest issues going on in the country. America, a country built upon human rights and freedom is now taking away citizens liberty slowly but sure. Also we are dealing with a situation that is a clear abuse of judicial power to destroy one of the most fundamental rights of our citizenship. One nation under God was their cry and declaration upon the laws of nature. Upon God they built a mighty nation but now taking away God's word out...
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