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    The New Testament of the Holy Bible is a collection of twenty-seven writings that have been deemed as canon by the early church. The term canon comes from the Greek word kanṓn representing a carpenter’s rule. The current list of books first appeared in a festal letter from Athanasius, the bishop of Alexandria, in 367. Athanasius wrote this letter in an attempt to clarify the true writings that defined the true message to the Christians of his period. Other Christian schools and sects followed different ideas of what the teachings of Christ meant. Athanasius’ list defining biblical canon did not appear suddenly. Rather, the list was the result of the deliberations of the Church that occurred over a couple hundred years. Various individuals and…

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    Revelation: God Speaks

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    In the book of Doctrine, the authors, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, go over 13 core doctrines of the Christian faith. In this report we will be focusing on Chapter 2 of the book, which focuses on the biblical teaching of Revelation: God Speaks. In today’s day and age communication has become a necessity for our everyday lives to run smoothly. While there are many different ways that we as the human communicate, the question of how do we hear God is frequently posed. Does He speak through my…

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    The Christian Old Testament and The Hebrew Bible are one and the same, this is what has been taught by some Christian sects for as long I have been a Christian , however this is not true as I have come to learn, the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament Bible are not identical. These texts the Christian Old Testament and The Hebrew Bible are texts that are strongly related to Christian and Jewish identity and ideology. One distinction that makes them different is that ,…

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    A few different things go into this process. One of the things contributing to a book’s status as canon, is if it is developed over centuries, with multiple different versions of the texts (possibly, translated to different languages as well). Another trait of a work that is regarded as canon is that it is referenced back to as the “standard” in it’s field. The Hebrew scriptures are considered canon for Christians, as they consider the Hebrew Bible their “rule of faith”, and have therefore given…

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    Young Earth creationism is the belief where the world was created in 6, 24-hour days, and the age of the world is approximately 6000 years old. The Young Earth creationism uses the great flood to show how it makes sense. Making the world and everything on it young. This ideal that the earth is young is not a new ideal and has been around since between 700 and 735 AD, when a monk by the name of Venerable Bede claimed the creation of the world was in 3952 BC. Many other people have placed the…

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    This article deals with various intervention strategies that incorporate Scripture in psychotherapy, providing examples of a fictional client, George. This article is written to increase Christian counselors’ awareness of diverse Scripture interventions and to stimulate “divinely inspired creativity” in the further development of strategies (Garzon, 2005). At the beginning of the article, the author introduces the case of George and mentions ethical issues. He highlights the importance of…

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    Bibliology And Inspiration

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    individual commented on a website called gracethrufaith.com, by Jack Kelly, saying, “Can you explain what pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, OSAS, and literal reading is and why I should care? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God – He is my Lord and Savior – the only way to salvation (John 14:6).” Sure it is the primary concern of the Christian faith to believe Jesus is the Son of God, but it is also important to know the facts about the Bible so that you can be better prepared to defend…

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    Cox lost interest in the bible study approach in his teenage and college years was still very fascinated with the bible none the less. If you were not raised in a very strict religious home, I think it gives that freedom to find your own faith in what to interpret. He realized the study groups were too “constrained” and felt the “narrative” approach was “a good foundation on which to build a more adult understanding”. (Cox 4) Critical for him was not to “disparage” or turn the bible into a…

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    Inerrant means that the Bible is written without the presence of error. Being inspired by God, the Bible has perfect words from a perfect God. This can be seen in Psalms 12:6 which states,” The words of the Lord are flawless.” (Bible Gateway) There are four arguments for inerrancy found in scripture that help validate this fact. The first argument for inerrancy is the Biblical argument. (Ewell, 157) This, in my opinion, is the second strongest argument. I believe this to be true because if the…

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    that Scripture is revelatory is necessary due to the differences of contexts and cultural settings. He states the attention to hermeneutics convinces many that there is no single, sure meaning for any text (ix). Therefore, the revelatory power of the text is recognized and given the true form that reflects and shapes the interpretation of the text. Brueggemann description of revelatory scripture opens the door for me as a pastor to realize that, “Scripture as revelation is never simply a final…

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