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  • Human Beings And Almighty God
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    The word "Islam" is an Arabic word which means "submission to the will of God". This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam", which means "peace". As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. The most important truth that God revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty God, thus all human bein...
  • Calling Of The Prophet Isaiah
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    The Calling of the Prophet Isaiah, Chapter 6: 1-13 The prophet Isaiah lived during a very troublesome era during the years 742-701 B.C.E. He preached during the reigns of four kings of Judah: Uzziah (783-742), Jot ham (742-735), A haz (735-715), and Hezekiah (715-687). Judah faced many challenges and crises throughout those years primarily at the hands of the Assyrian Empire. Isaiah interpreted the events as part of the Lord's will, and he encourages the people to trust in the Lord rather than r...
  • Traveling Prophets Around 886 Bce
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    "Soul Catchers" A most interesting film detailing the history and role of the prophet in the Jewish tradition. The first question we must explore is what a prophet is. A prophet by definition is a person who speaks by divine inspiration. Others will say that a prophet is one whose eye is open. A person who can see things that others cannot. In order to understand the prophets and their appearance in history we must first understand the politics of the times. In the eleventh century BCE Israel is...
  • Prophets The Prophets
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    The Prophets The Prophets, religious sages and charismatic figures, who were perceived as endowed with a divine gift of revelation, preached during the period of the monarchy until a century after the destruction of Jerusalem (586 B.C.E. ). Whether as advisers to kings on matters of religion, ethics and politics, or as their critics, under the primacy of the relationship between the individual and God, the prophets were guided by the need for justice and issued powerful commentaries on the moral...
  • Books Of The Prophets Isaiah And Jeremiah
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    Prophets of Zion and the Babylonian Exile In ancient Jewish culture, prophets were a part of every-day life. They proclaimed what they understood to be God's word, and lived according to it. In times of crisis, prophets were even more present, to warn and give consolation to the people. One time period in which there were many prophets was the Babylonian Exile, where the people of Judah were taken and deported to live in Babylon. Of the books of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, Isaiah 63: 7-64:...
  • Scene A Prophet Of God
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    Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese writer who spent the last twenty years of his life in United States. He considered THE PROPHET to be his masterpiece, and most people who read it understand why. It is a poetic work, but not really a poem. In this book Gibran shares his philosophy of life in really beautiful language. The author sets the scene A prophet of God has been living among the people of Orphalese for's long time, but he has been longing to go back to his real home. Over the years he has come...
  • Prophets Of Modern Times
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    What is a Prophet The most common definition of this word is spokesman, or one who speaks for or on behalf of someone. Prophets were sent out on a well defined and specified mission entrusted to them, by God, to guide mankind along the path of righteousness. They were charged with the responsibility of conveying to the believers the commandments. They were directed to carry good tidings in return for acts of piety and warnings of severe retribution for bad deeds. We can therefore define a prophe...
  • Warnings From Jeremiah Jerusalem
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    Brian Brakes Old Testament 103 The life of Jeremiah Jeremiah may be one of the most intriguing and revealing of the Old Testament prophets. With his continual return to god and the constant struggle between his heart and the voice of god. This elevates him as a human being and not just as an instrument of god (Paterson 144). He is one of the most human of prophets mentioned in the Old Testament and at the same time most Christ like in aspects of his sermons and works. His story has intrigued man...
  • Leadership Styles Of Matthys And Bockelszoon
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    Charisma and History: The Case of M nster, Westphalia, 1534-1535 THE VIOLENT attempt by the Melchiorite Anabaptists in 1534/35 to establish the "New Jerusalem" in the city of M nster represents one of the most bizarre events of the Reformation. The whole crisis is often construed as an extreme outworking of some latent tendencies within Reformation thought. Luther's widespread influence had greatly diminished the role of the priest as a mediator between the layman and God, thereby increasing the...
  • God's Greatest Prophet
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    The wisdom of God is said to be of ultimate totality, and a prophet, according to Hebrew and Christian scriptures, is the means through which he relays this wisdom to the people. But what constitutes God's selections? Are prophets spiritually superior to the common man? Are some prophets more powerful than others, or does God, in effect, distribute the same amount of power to all of his prophets? Is there, in other words, a hierarchy and if so are the reasons for it contingent upon the individua...

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