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  • The Oneida Community

    Daschke 280). After Russell died in 1916, Joseph Rutherford took on the leadership role and changed the name of the group to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rutherford placed a bigger emphasis on proselytizing to nonbelievers and focused on door-to-door evangelism. Additionally, Rutherford instituted new practices that set the Witnesses apart from mainstream society. For example, members do not celebrate Christian holidays including Christmas and Easter, and they do not celebrate birthdays, as these…

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  • Evangelization Of Christianity

    will meet in a confirmed location every Sunday and have mass. It provides a place for them to deepen their faith and connection among each other. They aid poor; share food and property; diligent and humble. Most of churches have the same goal of evangelism. The family will go to mass to the Church together. It forms a tradition inherited by the next generation as well as family faith. Their neighbor, who was a Christian, will wonder what are those people doing and try to comprehend. The…

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  • Cultural Transition In American Culture

    Every culture has its specific traditions associated with transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Various cultures sometimes share similar traditions like marriage and the importance of growing facial hair to show that you are becoming an adult. However, some things are unique to certain cultures. As the son of Jamaican immigrant parents, I have a specific cultural transition that not everyone experiences. Also, since my parents are heavily involved in Christian ministry, some of my…

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  • Philippians 1: 3-11 Analysis

    Paul’s inaugural address in Philippians 1:3-11 gives thanks to God and expresses joy for the effectual, transformative work of Christ that courses through lives of the Philippians believers, which has caused them to be partners “in the gospel from the first day until now” (v.5). Yet, Paul does not conclude his salutation with thanksgiving and rejoicing. Rather, Paul sees the gospel work through an eschatological lens evidenced through his assurance in that “he who began a good work in you will…

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  • Argumentative Journey Essay

    INTRPRETATIVE Journey Grasping the Text in Their Town: The Book of Acts was written by Luke, this part of Acts takes place in Jerusalem after Jesus has ascended back into heaven and his promise of the appointed twelve the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The beginning takes place in Acts 6:1-3 where Peter and the other apostles are faced with a challenge within the Chrisitan community. "Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the…

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  • Diligent Thinking In John Stott's Book, Your Mind Matters

    Stott’s book, Your Mind Matters, explains the importance of why Christians need to truly think. Based on scripture, he believes that diligent thinking is a necessary part of a Christian’s life in at least six areas, worship, faith, holiness, guides, evangelism, and ministry. Stott felt need to write about how their mind actually matters and is critical to a Christian’s calling because “…the pressures against using the mind carefully, honestly, and faithfully as an essential aspect of the…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Spanish French And Dutch Colonies

    creating honest wealth and long lasting relationships. The French alike the Spanish made efforts to spread Catholicism, but like the Dutch, did not eradicate the practicing of other religions. They had a friendly and respectful approach in their evangelism and did not punish any independence from the Catholic beliefs. Catholicism was not widely used to make decisions in their…

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  • History Of Slavery In Colonial America

    19.African Slavery in the colonies began because the people began to find that using them as labor workers were more economical. They were able to use them to their fullest potential for however long they wanted instead of having a time frame that’s listed on a contract. They would rather have a lifetime supply of plantation workers. 20. Slave culture continued to widely spread throughout all the American colonies and became more depended on. Enslaved Africans soon took over much of the…

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  • Understanding My Calling Essay

    As I was sitting in class one day, my professor prepared to ask us a question. I centered all my theological knowledge into one area of my brain, and was ready to analyze whatever came through. I was ready. He asked, “Can God cut down a tree with a floppy fish?” Completely flabbergasted, I was unaware of what to say or think, except that God could do anything he wished, so yes. Then he said, “But wouldn’t it be so much easier with a sword.” It then occurred to me that I was the floppy fish.…

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  • The Children Of God Analysis

    The Children of God, a new religious movement by David Berg serves to manifest the idea of the “Law of Love.” Conserving the ideas of “flirty-fishing” and evangelism, the role of gender and sexuality is highly interpreted within the Children of God. In specific, gender and sexuality is highly targeted towards females within new religious movements (NRMs). To begin, gender plays a role in new religious movements, where women become subordinated in a hierarchy, lower than men, while they…

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