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    Hope of the Godly Person The comfort in these things, which will be explained in later chapters is this: If you genuinely desire to do the will of God and you are ashamed of sin (even if at times you lapse into it) then you are to be saved. If you were raised in tyranny and taught evil but wish to learn the love of God for no other reason than he commanded it and believe his warnings, then you are a child of God and can be saved by God’s Son. The difference is as clear as the difference…

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    With all the various forms and flavors of false doctrine that exist in our current world, it is important to maintain familiarity with these different erroneous teachings. One teaching that has plagued the Lord’s church as of late is that of “Realized Eschatology”. This radical approach to interpreting Biblical prophecy has caused a number of Christians to stray from the faith. Members of the church should educate themselves in error like this so as to resist falling prey to it and be able…

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    Throughout Dante 's Inferno, the reader views one man 's opinions of sin and depictions of its punishment. Dante the poet keeps his views on different types of sin obvious, just as Dante the character expresses his views on the sinners and their punishments. Ultimately, Dante the character 's views differ from the poet 's views. Dante the poet comes up with the punishment, while Dante the character usually feels pity for those punishments. In Hell, the punishments of the souls are never ideal,…

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    Chapter Three In chapter three of, After you Believe, N.T Wrights explains the human calling to reign over creation and ultimately achieve God’s vocation and intended image for humankind. In the creation account found in Genesis, humans are given reign and dominion over creation. What does the word ‘reign’ imply in this context. It is unlikely that God gave us ‘reign’ to destroy his beautiful world. Nature is a project that humans should protect and maintain. As humans, we need to enable…

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    story that can be related to “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ”. The Resurrection of Jesus is Christian belief that after he died he rose again from the dead to wash our sins away. Most of the time, we question ourselves, If I die today, will I got to Heaven or Hell? That answer remains unknown because we do not necessarily know. People does not understand that we are on this earth for a main reason. That reason is to live up to God Ten Commandments. In the bible, it was mentioned in Romans…

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    Purgatory Research Paper

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    a well-behaved life, we will rest in peace in paradise which indicates Heaven. If not, they will end up in Hell. In Buddhism however, they believe in reincarnation. People will be reincarnated until they gain enlightenment. In Islam, the belief is somewhat the same as Catholicism, but will all be judged at the end of the world: Day of Judgement. Until that day, those who are in hell will suffer in graves, while those in Heaven are in peace. The religions: Islam, Buddhism, and Catholicism all…

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    Judgment Day

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    There are countless things we can learn from the Bible. Some of these can be placed in the same category or they have the same theme they are trying to get across. A very important message we see repeatedly throughout the bible is that we were saved by Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death is the reason we have a chance at salvation today. Another theme that is often mentioned in the bible is that the Kingdom of God is near. This means we need to repent for our sins and we need to prepare…

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    Sins undiscovered or unpunished in life will be eternally punished in death, exemplifying Dante’s view that one should never succumb to Earthly whims. As Dante travels through the concentric circles of hell, he meets many sinners who were heroes on Earth who were lauded in spite of their sins or sinners whose true crimes were never punished. In Canto XXIX, he meets Griffolino d’Arezzo who tells him that “the crime for which [his] flesh/was charred was not the one that brought [him] here” (XXIX.…

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    back and forth between what existed before this creation. The very first verse states “God created the heavens and the earth” then the story moves to state “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness”. This was an interesting comparison because it seems God has created the heavens and earth, but then creates mankind in “our” image. Who existed with God before the earth was created. Was heaven created, and then earth created in the image of God and the angels? These two verses encourage…

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    embarks on a life-long, hard journey to the celestial city (heaven) where he will face many trials. Christian values…

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