359 ce. Marble, Museo Storico del Tesoro della Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City” it shows the symbolism to Christian thinking, that served to identify them to each other and to mark the articles of their faith (Sayre 251). The art work of Muhammad placing a black stone on his cloak, showing the story about Muhammed and how he was established as spiritual leader. These art work show proof of their beliefs in God and that he had prophets to help guided their religions, even though they may have some different views. Jews, Christians and Muslims share more than just a great deal of theology.
The author of the book of John’s gospel was John the son of Zebedee. The early church father says that author was “an apostle of Jesus Christ”, because “the author leaves tantalizing clue in his gospel which when examined in conjunction with the testimony of the early church father. ” On the other hand, “the author identifies himself as the disciple who Jesus loved (John 21: 20, 24) a prominent figure in the Johannine narrative (John 13:23; 19: 26; 20: 2; 21: 20, 24).” Above all, I think it not very important about John’s gospel date because “one of the points urged by those who favor a late date is the contention that the manner of referring to the Jews points to a time when they had become enemies of the church.” Perhaps, “throughout this
Christians follow the teachings in the Holy Bible which is made up of two parts, the Old and New Testament. The major difference between Judaism and Christianity is Jews don’t believe the Jesus is the messiah and is the son of God (John 3:16). Judaism only uses the Old Testament. Christians believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven because He died on the cross for our sins and made a gateway to Heaven (John 14:6). The roman religion is tremendous difference compared to Christianity.
Because of the consistencies between these prophets’ strongly emphasized messages, they would add two commandments to the original ten: Repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities and let your actions be filled with good intention and conscious, for any action without any meaning behind it is useless. The first new commandment, repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities, is a common theme found in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. The book of Hosea, for example, is “designed to call upon Israel to return to the Lord” (New Interpreters’ Study Bible, Sweeny 1256). Hosea uses his marriage as a symbol to the people of Israel to reveal that they are straying away from the God that created them. Hosea’s most general message to the people of Israel lies in repentance, highlighting that the answer to any problem is to turn back to the Lord.
JESUS IS THE TRUE ‘’LOGOS’’ OF GOD In John 1:1 the term "the Word" (a translation of the Greek "Logos") is widely interpreted as referring to Jesus, as indicated in other verses later in the same chapter. The Greek term “Logos” was well known in the heathen philosophies and the Hebrew Wisdom literature. The Bible reveals to us that the Creator was before the existence of all things, invisible and visible: God the Father and His Word Jesus Christ, the Author of all things existed before the beginning of everything- before the creation of time. God pre-existed in eternity (Genese1:1). Jesus was with God the Father before the creation of angels and men.
The coming of Christ had a purpose, namely to serve the Lord and carry on his work. Similarly, we get the prophecy of Christ works as a priest (Psalms 110:4; Hebrew 5:6,10). Similarly, the Messianic Psalms included a prediction of the rejection of Christ. Christ was rejected by the Jews just as it was written in Psalms 118:22-23; Matthew 21:42; Mk. 12:10-11: “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner”.
The day of the Sabbath helped give the Israelites a sense of self-identity. The psychological function of the texts can also validate the idea of humans being ”good”. When observing human creation and nature, there are two main conflicting views, the Hebrew creation story portrayed in Genesis and the Babylonian myth of Enuma Elish. While the creation story of Genesis and the story of Enuma Elish may have some similarities, they mainly differ in their views of human nature. Heidel belittles resemblance within the stories though with the claim, “Add to this the doctrine that man was created in the image of a holy and righteous God, to be the lord of the earth, the air, and the sea, and …that make all similarities shrink into utter insignificance” (Heidel 140).
The Neutrals in Dante 's inferno, serve as a symbol for selfishness. As these people committed themselves no cause but their own, they are left to their own vices, separated from both heaven and hell. Abandoned at the gate, just as they had abandoned everyone throughout their life. This punishment it a form of uniquely adapted justice, as they are getting in the afterlife what they fought in life. Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae.
The first one which is referred to as total depravity stipulate that sin is a force that has affected man’s stability as well as how they relate with god. All aspects of a human being such as soul, mind and body have felt the impact of sin. This means that sin affects a human being wholly. The second one is the unconditional election. Calvin believes that God deals with an individual and not a group.
Michael Tomlin New Testament Dr. Young Prompt 1: The portrayal of the disciples in Matthew and Mark The books of Matthew and Mark are two Gospels of the New Testament that shows a lot of similarities in the ways they portrayed the ways of Jesus. The book of Matthew has been considered in many cases the most important Gospel in the New Testament. As we all know Matthew is the most Jewish of all the other four gospels and mainly focuses on the deeds of Jesus. Matthew was an educated man with a Jewish background. The book of Matthew is dated, depending on the dates of Mark, which according to conservative scholars is after seventy AD.