As acknowledged the area of Caesarea Philippi swarmed with pagan temples and was legendary for idolatry; where the cult of Pan/Satan thrived in a territory that was overflowing with pagan factions and was like the ‘red-light’ district of the adjacent area. It was said that generally Jewish people stayed clear of this area due to its reputation. Therefore, it is quite fascinating why just one week or so before Jesus Christ final journey to Jerusalem to undergo His crucifixion, Jesus takes His disciples to this pagan locality that would have taken 2 days walking (32 + miles). Due to the fact that this area was well-established with paganism, the reason Jesus traveled to such an undesirable region certainly must have been extremely important
History shows how humans grew. It shows where we all originated from and how we made up our laws and such. History has brought about a lot of change. There are so many different ideals and beliefs that originated in the past. There were so many wars and killing sover things that were sometimes for the worst. Everyone had their own ideas in the past, the same way everyone does now. Thing did not always work out the way our ancestors wanted, but sometimes a surprise is just what we needed. So many things were being invented and thought of back then. Industrialization was making a big start and workers needed reforms. Not everyone could make enough money
Unity is the cornerstone of a country. It is certainly essential to have unity in a country in order to maintain peacefulness and prohibit any terror, war as well as destruction. Hence, the 35th President of United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was very concerned to amplify unity in the nation. President John F. Kennedy always has no doubt that it was extremely important for a nation or even the whole worldwide to achieve unity for success. He even promoted about it to the citizens in his most influential inaugural address on 1961. The causes why John F. Kennedy was really concerned about unity were due to religions, racism and to improve relations with other country.
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, one of the five delegates from Maryland at the Continental Convention was born in 1723 at a retirement estate in Charles County, Maryland. Jenifer 's education was widely unknown, however, nearing adulthood he was granted ownership of a large estate near Annapolis, called Stepney. He held many post up the ladder of the government, mainly as justices for higher and higher courts. Later he became president of Maryland 's council of safety and then the first president of Maryland 's state senate.
When considering how a person should act in order to gain the most honor or respect, there are varying opinions. Some may say that you simply must be a good person, but how does one constitute what a good person looks like? The Greek word arete represents what the ideal person in Greek society was. Sometimes arete is loosely translated to mean virtue, however this can be misconstrued in the English language. “Virtue, at least in modern english, is almost entirely a moral word; arete on the other hand is used indifferently in all the categories and means simply ‘excellence’” (H.D.F Kitto, The Greeks, 1952). Because arete is explained by different languages as different things, it makes sense that arete would then be viewed at variance by contrasting
Evangelists go search for lost souls! These individuals are hungry for lost souls. According to Mark 16: 15, it states, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”. What is learnt from the various individuals who carry this role has a special place in our lives. Billy Graham is one of the well-known evangelists which has traveled around the world to win lost souls. The background of Evangelist Billy Graham, his obedience to God, and a role model for future evangelist will be discussed to show the marvelous work being done for lives to be changed.
taking the world by storm and it’s called the prosperity gospel. People today want more
Old major’s dream is a dream about the earth,when man has vanished . Old major said “is it not crystal clear,comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of man,and the produce of our labour would be our own”. When old major says this he is saying that all the evils in the world are caused by man. He is basically saying that once all mankind is gone the earth would be a better place. WHen they make produce,instead of humans taking it for themselves the animals would have their produce from all the labour they have done to themselves for once. Old major also says “ almost overnight we could become rich and free. With that we must do? Why work night and day,body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race.” Then he goes on a little later and says “ That is my message to you,comrades rebellion! I do not know when that rebellion will come,it might be in a week or in a hundred years.” He says this because if they were to rebel and win the rebellion they would have a much easier life than they do at that moment.He also
John F. Kennedy was marginally voted in as President in 1961, a moment in history when there was nothing but silence, yet one miscalculated move could result in the destruction of man. This was in the midst of the Cold War, in which there was tons of tension in the air, which is clearly observable in Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech. Winning by a slim majority it’s necessary for him to convince the American citizens that he was the right choice and is trustworthy. Along with this he addresses the current situation in which Russia was becoming increasingly perilous and the need for peace and unity before a catastrophe occurs. In a historical speech President Kennedy addresses his role in directing peace and liberty by any means possible, using antithesis to convey the necessary objectives he plans on achieving, as well as utilizing fear to create a sense of urgency and clever repetition to point out certain important events.
In Father Gee 's sermon of 1Timothy 6:2-12 was explained in literal, moral, and allegorical interpretation of the scriptures. This scripture is a one of the "letters of encouragement and guidance to the missionary churches" ("New Testament", Bond) that Saint Paul wrote to Timothy about bondservants (slaves) and masters, false teaching, and true contentment in God (1Tim. 6, ESV). Father Gee specifically focused on the true contentment in religion part of the scriptures because it aligns well with the current events and adherents ' temptations of worldly desires.
Seek integrity, seek humility [anawah].” This anawah usually exists in the real poor, but can also not be in them if the poor are full of ambition or envy, in which case they are no better than the potentially rich or frustrated.” Rich people have each and everything needed for life but on one side they cannot open their eyes to the poor people, they are spiritually poor. “Poor people perceive the virtue of spiritual poverty and live it to the full. This show by their use of expressions such as I am poor but rich in God’s grace. The way the poor see life embraces the idea that the truly poor are the rich of this world because they are full of ideas, whereas the poor are the truly rich in God’s eyes, because of their faith and the blessing they see God bestowing on them every day.” Jesus does not reject riches but a rich becomes the obstacle to following divine things. St Thomas held that “poverty is worthy of praise because by liberating man from earthly cares it allows him to concentrate more freely on the things
2Timothy 2:14-19 Paul tells Timothy to take a stand against those who are waging a war of words against the gospel.
David and Goliath is a fascinating book that helps us look at life through another point of reference. The author argues that many things that we consider weaknesses can be transmogrified into powerful strengths. The author starts out by retelling the story of David and Goliath, but in this new state of mind. He argues that if anyone should have been labeled an underdog in this fight it was Goliath (Gladwell, 2013). Goliath was armed for close combat, and based off his language it was apparent that he was not a mobile soldier. He constantly demanded that David come to him to die, suggesting that he was unable to go to David. David was the Israeli equivalent of an archer with his sling. Modern research reveals that expert slingers could kill a man up to 400 yards away, and that a rock hurled from a sling has the same stopping power of a 45. Caliber handgun. David understood that if he had gone up against Goliath in the conventional way with a sword and heavy armor, he would have been no match for the giant. What he decided to do is a blueprint for all of us to follow in our own battles we face today. David broke conventional wisdom, and changed the nature of the fight that so it would be in his favor.
"Nearly 50 percent of Americans believe discrimination against Christians is becoming as big of a problem as discrimination against other ethnic and religious groups." You will be hated by all because of My name.. Matthew 10:22, this verse is saying that Christians are going to be hated by all because of who they believe in which is Jesus. From the 1805 to the 1940 the blacks were being discriminated but now a days it's the Christians that are being discriminated. Now that's the start of discrimination on the Christians, first they start on something small than they start bigger and bigger. The three things that Christians are discriminated for are to accept everyone's belief, prayer and Bible in schools, and how other countries treat them.
In this regard, Gordon et al argues in this wise, “One dare not think he or she can properly interpret the gospels without clear understanding of the concept of the kingdom of God in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Gordon further argue concerning the ethic of the kingdom that, “Is a no retaliation ethic as depicted by Matthews gospel (Matthew 5:38-48). That helps believers to be true sons of the father’s kingdom” (Gordon et al, 2006). The argument above helps a believer to understand the argument of the Gospels about the Kingdom of God.