Where I had to identify what piece of text needed a be cited and text such as known facts did not. This was also helpful as sometimes it is confusing what needs to be cited. After going to the Writing Center, I gained many important tips in order to avoid plagiarism and how to identify what different forms of text needed to be cited. Another problem I had was I did not know that just typing the verses is not citing the bible because there are many different translations of the bible. I learned I had to cite that specific type of bible used.
I. SYNTHESIS At the mention of “Divine Revelation”, my thoughts on it before were very narrow and simple. Back then, I would have mostly thought of revelations that occurred during the time when Jesus Christ was still alive. I had this expectation that the revelations would be mostly relating to the prophecies that we know from the bible, or what the church is constantly saying is the message of God. However, after getting to know the lesson more in detail and better, I realized that my perception of the topic was wrong, as “Divine Revelation” is much broader and more meaningful than we realized. Furthermore, I able to understand better how “Divine Revelation” or simply God’s revelation is still very much present in modern times today.
Perspicuity When God speaks He wants us to know what His will is for us. In this respect, the Bible is clear. Although there are some things that are hard to understand, most of the Scriptures can be understood, and if we are honest, the main problem is not that we do not know what to do; it is that we chose not to obey
The second point was not only to prove that using the I-Ching made it essential to understand the connection between Gnostics and Christianity. The third point made is how the this novel is not entirely about a deeper meaning tribute to any other work by Dick, and these other novels need to be compared and contrasted individually. The concept brought up is about how the I-Ching keeps up with the Christian tradition. Do people in general have free will or does fate win out and control people? By the end it is made prevalent that we as a human race need to accept out fate, but as well as put work towards it.
Immediately after the Ten Commandments, the Lord revealed a whole series of laws and commandments which we now call the Mosaic Law. It is unfortunate that many people, some even in the Church, think of the Mosaic Law as a substitute for the higher law of the gospel. We call it a lesser law, and so it was, if the word lesser is used in the sense of progressive steps. But some people assume that lesser means of lower importance and significance, or of a lesser level of truth and righteousness. Such is not the case.
What appears as ideal is usually taken to an extreme by some who latch onto that idea. Far from being monolithic, the Protestant Reformation spawned many offshoots. John Calvin came from a legal background and stressed the sovereignty of God. Like Luther, he became a formidable force in the Reformation, molding Reformed theology. Zwingli's attitude toward worship is best represented by his statement: Nothing in worship should be contrary to Scripture, but Scripture ought to explicitly sanction what is to be
To be inerrant, the Bible must be absolute in is historical and scientific accuracy. Biblical Inerrancy The main adversity that many Christians wrestle in believing the Word of God is about the Bible’s historical and scientific accuracy. Many people would agree that history is the study of past events that lead
Digging back in history, Rubenstein learns that before the Arian controversy, "Jews and Christians could talk to each other and argue among themselves about crucial issues like the divinity of Jesus. They disagreed strongly about many things, but there was still a closeness between them." But when the controversy was settled, Rubenstein notes, "that closeness faded. To Christians, God had became a Trinity and heresy had became a crime.
2.1. Only some of the Old Testament law are applicable today Some theological scholars today would say that some of the Old Testament law is still in effect, while others no longer apply. They would consider the three categories of law - moral law; ceremonial law and civil or judicial law (Bayes 2012:3), to also be an indication of which laws are applicable to Christians today. According to this view, moral law is universal throughout all time as it is based on God’s character. Ceremonial law, because it concerns the sacrificial system and includes the calendar years became obsolete with Christ and some general aspects of the civil law remain while most of it no longer applies because there are no true theocracies in existence in the world today.
Is the Spirit not what Jesus sent to be a Guide and Counselor for His disciples? Is the Spirit not what resides in believers today? Why is it, then, that the Holy Spirit tends to get "forgotten"? Why is it important that we do not forget Him? "When we ignore Him or neglect Him, we risk cutting ourselves off from the source of divine power and having to sputter along as best we can, relying on our own resources."