Akhenaten was a devoted man that put all of his faith in the god Aten, who was the god of the sun disk. The pharaoh was originally known as Amenhotep the fourth but changed his name to Akhenaten, which meant “He who serves Aten.” Akhenaten was a strong believer in his god that having another gods name in his name was unacceptable to him. After the pharaoh fully devoted himself to his god, he tried to bring other people in worshipping Aten by developing a temple at Thebes. Although, people’s faith in their gods was much stronger and they refused to worship Aten, Akhenaten did not give up. “He disbanded the priesthood of all gods except Aten; halted the worship in their temples; and he tried to annihilate their memory by erasing their name and
In Ancient Greece, people believed in diverse amounts of myths and teachings to ultimately shed light on how the earth around them came to be. They came to worship not one God, but many Gods. Their gods included the Olympian Gods, Titan Gods, Sea Gods, Sky gods, Underworld Gods, and countless others. People generally worshipped all these Gods, instead of only choosing who they wanted to be loyal to. The story of Hippolytus by Euripides, is a greek myth that really shows the control the Gods had over the people of this time, and the reality that the people in this story had no power of their destinies because the Gods already decided it for them.
He was admired by many, even by other Orthodox leaders such as Athanasius. However, in his determination to disprove Arianism, he went too far in his efforts to explain the incarnation. To disprove the Arians’ interpretation, Apollinarius explained that Jesus had only taken on a human soul and body, but replaced the human mind/spirit with a divine one. To better understand this, think of Jesus appearing human on the outside and being able to die like a human, but on the inside, his mind was divine. To relate this theory to the Bible, Apollinarius’ interpretation could be related to the Bible verse found in Galatians 5:17 which states, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” He relates to this verse, but twists it to say that Jesus could not have had a human mind/spirit because it was corrupt and against the divine nature.
Their god Yahweh had ultimate power, instead of believing that the god might serve you from only rituals and sacrifice, his followers also had to perform good deeds also known as the Ethical Behavior. The Israelis also lived by the Mosaic Code of Law, which had certain features such as an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This led to Christianity because of the believe in only one god and committing good deeds to receive help and eternal life. 3. Why did Sparta develop into a conservative military state?
Here in this chapter Oswalt explain that history was used by Israel and the pagan neighbors, but the difference was that the pagan’s gods were perfect in their history, they did not show or explain the down falls of its prophets. They often kept their god’s in a box, they could act or be a certain way. Whereas when it came down to Israel history, it included the human mistakes by its prophets and its people. They believed in writing history as factual all because of their God, who could not lie. They operated in the transcendence, not with holding the truth.
Many people think that Gilgamesh was not the leader he should be and he did not treat his people fairly. Some of his responsibilities were to protect and provide for his people. According to the history, Gilgamesh was two-thirds god and one-third human. He was a handsome, fearless man who did not care about his own people because he was malevolent and willful. The king of Mesopotamia represented the god and as
According to Schaeffer’s presentation, even though Rome possessed a strong military and was great in size, there was no real foundation or framework by which basic problems could be answered. Their laws and religions were based on opinions, then gods, both of which were limited. There were various religions tolerated in the Roman world and no one really cared as long as the worshiper did not disrupt the unity of the state, which was focused on the formal worship of Caesar. Christians were killed because they were rebels and not because they worshipped Jesus. Christians believed and worshipped Jesus as God and worshipped the only one infinite God.
People could now fix their fate and create their own through the bible, and not through a man who claimed to be God himself. He was the hero to religion itself, and this is how he was meant to be remembered. But as every one of us he wasn’t perfect. Through his belief in God he saw others who did not have the same beliefs as him to be sinners themselves. Later in his life he wrote “The Jews and Their Lies.” In which he repeatedly attacked the Jews and their beliefs.
What is more, the Law is being replaced by love; the theocracy of the Jews makes place for family; God who was once king becomes the Father; the slave of sin become heirs of the kingdom and the fatherhood of God is no more limited to Israel only, but extended to all humankind. This contention between Judaism and Christianity within the Greco-Roman society appeals one to dig more into the culture of such society in the first century. The Greco-Roman society of the first century was a hierarchical and class-conscious society in the sense that not everybody enjoyed the same privilege. However, the stratification of this society did not cancel the possibility of some citizens to move from one class to another, especially when class appurtenance
One of his greatest acts of hubris was that he denies his fate of the oracle and defy the prophecies of the gods that later came to reality, and despite his growing up in Corinth he was a son of the land of Thebes. Likewise, the prophecy was still to come into existence since he did not only overlooked his fate; he did whatever he wants to as the king of the
Christians also believe that God loves every living thing which is different to roman religion where their gods don’t care about them. Another key difference between the two religions is the founding or creation of the religions. Christianity is derived from Judaism; in fact it is actually Judaism after the Messiah has died for our sins, in comparison, traditional roman religion is taken from Rome’s various neighbours which Romans have conquered. Romans made their religion by taking parts from other colonies around them that fit with their lifestyles, the most famous of these is the Greek gods which the Romans took and changed to suit them. Contrary to Christians traditional roman religion was much intertwined with their political
In all teachings, whether it be from the Greeks, Romans, or Christians, we have some sort of divine power ruling over men. With the exception of some Greek philosophers who, believed in no god or gods. One of the major differences between ancient religion and the Christian religion is the ancients, believed in many gods ruling over them while Christianity is monotheistic. Also, just before the revolution of Christianity there were many skeptics of the old, polytheistic religions. The people 's convictions were shaking though, with them, doubting the gods and their childish prejudice and overall flakiness.