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What are the moral and religious differences, if any, between euthanasia and suicide? Why may these distinctions be important?
The only absolute is Love (Agape Love). Love should be the motive behind every decision. As long as Love is your intention, the end justifies the means. Christians argue that because suicide involves self-murder, then anyone who commits it is sinning, it is the same as if a person murdered another human being. In the Bible there is, however, no specific verse that clearly states that both suicide and euthanasia lead directly to h**l. Yet because Jesus Christ took the punishment for the sins of mankind, and suicide is seen as a sin, the result would be that the person who commits suicide would not be culpable, and that all his sins would be covered by Christ 3.
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as a 'beacon' of salvation for mankind; Jesus speaks in parables as a means of translation for Gods' 'word' which is promising salvation. The salvation of the parables saves one from the entire elements of ones entity, which include spiritual (and moral), mental and physical. A parable of Kingdom of God which can be seen as about a future hope of salvation is the Markan 'Parable of the Sower'. This parable Illustrates God's lavish offer of the Kingdom of God in Jesus' preaching and the mixed response given to it, nevertheless results are amazingly rich.
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This is true of other world religions where pilgrimage is also important. A pilgrimage is a symbol in action. It represents the journey of the Christian life from earth to heaven. The Church is sometimes described as a pilgrim people. Back in the middle Ages pilgrimages were very popular. It was not like going on holiday. Pilgrimages often took years. Journeys were long and dangerous and many died en route. They usually traveled in groups and would stay in monasteries or hostels on the way. Pilgrims undertook these journeys to holy places because it was important for their faith.
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Furthermore due to Jesus' vocation Simon and Andrew acknowledged there when they were recruited by Jesus to became his disciples as Jesus announces he will make the fishers, 'fishers of men' causing them to 'leave their nets and follow him' as they realised their vocation was to be a disciple for Jesus by learner for the wise man, as told in Mark 16:20. Through his various teaching and parables, Jesus taught his disciples to 'love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you' Matthew 5:44, outlining his teaching about loving your neighbours on the Sermon on the Mount in Mark 7:24-27.
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"The bosom of Abraham, though not in heaven, and yet above h**l, offers the souls of the righteous an interim refreshment until the end of all things brings about the general resurrection and the final reward" (Chidester 149). The idea of this mid-place caught the attention of many theologians of the time. In the fourth century, h**l was seen as a place of spiritual suffering by Gregory of Nyssa. At the same time, the Latin theologian Jerome theorized h**l as a place of pure physical torture.
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For him that is the greatest honor. He dies a happy man, knowing that because of the beauty of his soul, Roxane could have loved him in spite of the ugliness of his face. *After Sister Marthe asks Cyrano about the soup: SISTER MARTHE: You are quite reasonable Today! ROXANE: Has she converted you? SISTER MARTHE: Oh, no-- Not for the world!- CYRANO: Why, now I think of it--That is so-- You, bursting with holiness, And yet you never preach!
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Contraception is also rarely available so many unwanted children are born. Unlike in first world countries where families choose to have children at a later date because more women prefer material possessions and like to have a decent amount of money before they bring up a family. There is a very high infant mortality rate in third world countries because of the contraception crisis as deadly diseases such as aids are easily passed onto children and the lack of food means that many die from hunger.
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A study of the New Testaments’ teachings, on adultery and homosexuality- How might these cause problems for Christians today?
he knew that the people of Sodom did not know that the messengers were angels; they just wanted to r**e the men. So the condemnation of Homosexuality by Jude is difficult to ignore. Though Jude does go against the words of Jesus in "And if anyone does not welcome you or listen to what you have to say, as you walk out of the town shake the dust from you feet. In truth I tell you, on the Day of judgement it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town"1 Jesus compares the punishment given to the people of Sodom, to a punishment given to those who are inhospitable.
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This means they live on an unbalanced diet, consisting of just one food type, this, in turn, causes malnutrition. * Increased level of disease. In the South there are not the facilities that we have in the North. This means that often the nearest doctor or medical clinic is several days walk away and probably would not be very well equipped. When people around are suffering from severe malnutrition and the only drinking water is contaminated with various diseases and bugs disease and illness is quick to spread.
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This belief came about from what was stated in Exodus 20:17, that a woman was a possession of the husband, 'You shall not covet your neighbour's house; you shall not covet your neighbour's wife...' Indeed in Jewish religious and social law, women, slaves and minors were often placed in the same category. The religious authorities had little respect or liking for women, the Rabbis were fearful of women as they were seen as a source of s****l temptation. Additionally, the Shema was not to be recited anywhere, where you could hear a woman's voice or see her legs or her hair.
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Their economy is based on agriculture, hunting, gathering, and fishing. Some of their crops include bananas, maize, pumpkins, pineapples, sweet potatoes, sugarcane and peppers, they also cultivate cotton, which is used to make thread and then hammocks or loincloths, and they grow tobacco. To hunt with they use either spears, blowguns with darts, or even the missionary-introduced bow and arrow, which they did not have beforehand. The spears now have iron tips that are received from the missionaries, and the darts often have tips dipped in poison derived from a plant that acts as a muscle relaxant to cause the animals to fall instantly.
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Hebrew gives prime importance to the Old Covenant. Hebrews gives prime importance to the Old Covenant. The two most important covenants for the Hebrews were the Noahic Covenant, which according to Jewish theology are the obligations all mankind has, and the Mosaic Covenant which is the Torah that God gave the Jewish People, and are an obligation for Jews. The theme of Covenant is important to the Hebrews because In Biblical times, it was important because it brought the Jewish people into a relationship with their God, who promised if they kept their promise to obey Him, He would protect.
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With reference to the topics you have investigated, examine and comment on the claim that the teachings of the new testament do not add anything of value to our value of our understanding of Life after Death. (50 marks)
Paul goes on about two different orders, Christ and his believers. Morris argues that the Greek word for destroyed does not imply fighting, just that all rule, other than Christ, we will be rendered null and void. Section four is all about the Arguments from Christian Experience. V29 brings about an abrupt change in focus, and St Paul moves from Christ to Christian. Section five goes on about a bodily resurrection. St Pauls uses the miracle of the harvest and says that are bodies are ?sown up? in corruption, dishonour and weakness, but it will be raised in incorruption, glory and power.
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Christianization throughout History. I wanted to find out the true origins of the 3 major Christian holidays: Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Where their (sometimes strange) traditions came from
Today, Christmas is celebrated in many places around the world by Christians and an increasing amount of non-Christians, but few people know the true pagan roots of this holiday. First and foremost, the early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Christ. There were two reasons for it: The first was the simple truth that no one knew the exact day of Christ?s birth. Today, most historians believe, according to the biblical description, that his birth took place around September (approx.
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