• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Bible was written centuries ago. Can Christians still regard it as relevant today?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Bible 3. The Bible was written centuries ago. Can Christians still regard it as relevant today? All world religions have sacred scriptures. They all teach that the world and universe were created, and that the universe has a purpose. Humans also have a purpose, which is explained in the Bible. Modern historians, archaeologists and scientists have stated that texts of the Bible are historical documents. Many of the writers of the Bible have influenced the world. Its teachings are that humans should treat each other and the world around them with respect. ...read more.

Middle

Human nature doesn't change, and the teachings of the Bible are eternal. They are about mercy, love, forgiveness, justice, etc. The Bible is the word of God, and although issues that occur today aren't mentioned in it, there still are issues in the Bible that are relevant in our lives tod from coursework.info ay. Non-Christians could argue that mankind's attitudes and the environment have changed, our technological capacity has increased, and so they regard the Bible as unimportant and irrelevant today. This is because the Bible was written when society was very different. ...read more.

Conclusion

Christians will interpret the Bible for themselves and churches also help. Catholics look to the Church for interpretation, but other Christians only seek guidance as they don't want to be dictated on what a Christian should believe. Those Christians who accept the writings and teachings of the Bible as true would also acknowledge that God is unchanging and timeless. Therefore, laws and rules that were pertinent to the biblical generation would without doubt be just as significant to individuals nowadays. To Christians the Bible supplies guidance as to how we should live and carry out our lives in order to receive the final rewards of heaven. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Morality of War section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Morality of War essays

  1. Religion, Peace and Justice

    So all these teaching are ways in which Christians can either use violence under controlled circumstances or different ways in using violence. They are all ways in which the believer can do their action knowing that they are not doing evil, and having God beside them all the way. (c)

  2. What does Christianity teach about human responsibility for the world?

    This means that it costs manufactures less to make goods, however it also means that the Third World are paid small wages and can therefore not afford a decent lifestyle. Therefore it is the developed world's fault because they need to pay them bigger wages.

  1. Describe the teachings and beliefs of Christians about death and what might happen afterwards.

    40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Christians see this passage as meaning the virtuous people will go to Heaven because they lived according to the scriptures.

  2. Barrington Dyer and develops the inception of this report, its thesis, and motivation as ...

    A good example of this is the controversial "Star Wars" system missile shield. In addition to these objectives, defense and mitigation also calls for "preemptive measures" which is basically a euphemism for preemptive strike. Preemptive strikes epitomize the principle of a strong offense makes a strong defense and has only

  1. Explain How the Holocaust Continues to Affect the Lives of Jew Today

    Those people, who were tattooed with numbers, have life long reminder of what went on in the camps. Some survivors may have physical pains if they were experimented on at Auschwitz, it also left many in women in the state that they could never conceive.

  2. ''The Bible was written centuries ago. Can Christians still regard it as relevant for ...

    The Bible has to be relevant because it is the foundation of the faith. In the beginning God created heavens and earth (Genesis 1:1). This is the very foundation of the faith, and all Christians need to know where the roots of Christianity lie, and where their beliefs sprung from.

  1. War in the modern world includes terrorism and the threat of nuclear war. ...

    In Matthew 26:52, Jesus states, "Put your sword back in its place, for those who live by the sword, die bye the sword" This teaching is one of Jesus' simplest teaching. It is obvious what he is saying. But he is not necessarily talking about dying physically, but more of dying spiritually.

  2. ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security’ (UN Dec. Human Rites) - ...

    Martin Luther King was also a pacifist. He changed the laws for the black people in America. He showed that violence does not always triumph over evil. Dietrich Bonheoffer changed his mind of pacifism when faced against the Nazi regime. He then turned his pacifism into violence.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work