Binding of Isaac

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  • Why Do Christians Contradict Each Other?

    Like every other Christian, I have heard the story of Abraham and Isaac many times. I have listened to pastors preach about Abraham’s obedience and unwavering faith in God as he prepared to kill his son. And often, I have wondered what Isaac thought as this happened. I wondered if he fought back or if he was mentally and emotionally effected by his own father trying to kill him. I have wondered if this event made him angry with a God that was supposed to love him and care for him. I have even asked myself if I would be able to murder someone if God told me to. The answer for me is very simple. No. No, I would not be able to kill someone because God told me to. I believe even threated by God’s wrath, I would not be able to kill another human being. I…

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  • Night Elie Wiesel Journey

    Night Looking deeper into this memoir, one can see that the traumatic journey had a great effect on Elie physical, mental, and spiritually. Some may say that Elie lost his faith in God during his endeavors in the concentration camp, but personally I would disagree he completely loses his faith. Ultimately, I do not think Elie lost his faith throughout his journey, although certain situations in the book lead the reader to believe that Elie had finally had enough. Many times Elie questioned…

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  • Goldfarb's Worldview Through Reflection And Analysis

    nature of his Judaistic perspective of a Jewish mystical understanding of God and creation Rabbi Goldfarb is constantly testing his worldview against two thinkers who seem to be diametrically opposed to each other: Moses Maimonides and Isaac Luria. Though there are inherent self-contradictions between the two thinkers, Goldfarb has fused them together. This is, he said, one of the biggest dilemmas of Judaism for some people. However, for Rabbi Goldfarb, it means that his worldview is a…

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  • Lombaard's Essay Five Historical Explanations For Genesis 22

    In the story of Abraham, he was given the mandate by God to sacrifice his son to him. God wanted to test Abraham’s faith and he was willing to sacrifice his son without questioning God’s orders. However, when God informed Abraham that he was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham resisted. Part of the reason that Abraham pleaded with God to not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah was that he realized that there was good in that city full of sin. That not everyone was to be punished for the faults…

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  • Abraham's Ethical Dilemmas

    faith, people are often exhorted to have the faith of Abraham, the father of three of the largest religions in the world. His story in Genesis is celebrated for his unyielding belief in God’s divine plan which is what sets him aside as a figure to which all can aspire. However, his actions and choices seem a bit questionable. God’s command to kill one’s own son is fundamentally unreasonable given the premise that God is all good, and Abraham’s willingness and lack of objection in obeying him…

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  • John 19: 16b-22 Analysis

    words, and the universality of Jesus’ kingship, the description of the inscription on Jesus’ cross in John 19:16b-22 also exposes Jesus’ willingness to do anything for God, which both parallels and deepens Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son Isaac. The initial image of Jesus “carrying the cross himself” in John 19:17 reveals Jesus’ control over his destiny, as well as his willingness to sacrifice anything for God and suffer for the…

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  • Fear And Trembling Analysis

    This was a test to see if he had faith in god, but not just to see if god existed. Abraham believed that no matter what happens to Isaac, he will have Isaac back at the end. Since Abraham withstood the test, at the last minute when he went to sacrifice isaac, he was allowed to sacrifice a ramp instead. Therefore, Kierkegaard described Abraham as the knight of faith because his action was not universal. He did everything as god commanded without anyone 's advice or without telling anyone. Abraham…

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  • Stephen's Speech: Abridged Version Of The Hebrew Bible

    Leaving out the story of Abraham and Isaac would have kept from the reader/listener the trials that God put Abraham through. Making Abraham take his son, that was only possible because of God, to a mountain and to sacrifice his son to God. The absence of this makes the reading of the story seem more like a quest to spread the religion and populate new lands. It mentions nothing about the trial because at the time people may not have followed a being that was not omnipotent. To help and excuse…

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  • Does God Limit Knowledge?

    have never appeared. Another story observed in the Old Testament was the story of Abraham and Isaac. Soon after God had deliver Isaac to Abraham and Sarah he was planning to test him. “And it happened after theses things that God tested Abraham.” (Hebrew Bible pp.105) The Hebrew Bible states how God requested Abraham to go land of Moriah, takes is only born son Isaac and offer him as a burnt sacrifice. God didn’t let Abraham know why he commanded him of this and that this would be the beginning…

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  • Soren Kierkegaard: The Paradox Of Faith

    contrary, that it is the highest, at the same time believing it dishonest of philosophy to offer something else instead and to slight faith. Philosophy cannot and should not give us an account of faith, but should understand itself and know just what it has indeed to offer, without taking anything away, least of all cheating people out of something by making them think it is nothing. Kierkegaard’s link between Faith and Existence is considerably a paradox, which contradicts the common opinion.…

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