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  • Imprecatory Psalm Analysis

    Introduction The Imprecatory Psalms, according to Bullock, are “psalms of anger” and “psalms of wrath” in which the “psalmist prayed that evil would befall their persecutors.” This forum entry reflects on the Imprecatory Psalms in relation to their Old Testament context; what they teach about God and God’s judgement; and how they should be viewed in light of the New Testament. Finally, the author’s conveys his view as to whether the Imprecatory Psalms should be used as a model for prayer. Imprecatory Psalms in the Context of the Old Testament Bullock categorizes Psalms 35, 55, 59, 69, 79, 109, and 137 as imprecatory. Day considers the same seven psalms as imprecatory and in addition categorizes Psalms 7, 52, 58, 83, 94, 129, and 140 as imprecatory also. In these psalms, the psalmist asks God to bring curses on their opposition. The curses include such things as God’s wrath and anger (Psalm 69:24), confused thought and speech (Psalm 55:9), shame and dismay (Psalm 35:4), a short life (Psalm 109:8), and even the death of their children (Psalm 137:8-9). Are these types of prayers for harm consistent with Old Testament covenants, law, and theology? God’s initial covenant with Abram established the precedent for these types of prayers. God promised to Abram “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse” (Genesis 12:3). In Deuteronomy 31:30 - 32:47, Moses speaks a song to the assembly of Israel in which he extols the righteousness and justice of…

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  • Differences Of Nouthetic And Integrative Counseling

    Differences of Nouthetic and Integrative Counseling The field of psychology has been divided many times into many different schools of thought and even in Christian counseling these differences in opinion still come forth. The two sides to Christian counseling are Nouthetic/traditional counseling and Integrative counseling. Nouthetic just focuses on using the New Testament and the Old Testament together to teach people and to try and help them with any issues. Integrative counseling not only…

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  • Tremper Longman III: Understanding The Psalms

    There is much love and respect within the church for the book of Psalms. And Tremper Longman III accurately identifies in his Preface that the Psalms are both “familiar” and “foreign” to many people in the church. People in and outside of the church are constantly exposed to the Psalms. It is a common book for devotionals and laments. However, even with people’s daily exposure with the book it has not made the text much clearer in regards to the poetic idioms, expressions, and structures that…

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  • What Is Archaeology

    Archaeological data can be a valuable aid to interpreting texts, as well as providing independent conclusions of a text’s historical accuracy. Archaeology provides a general background to the events of the Bible, helps us in understanding the translation and many passages directly, and it has given us insight into the religious setting of the Bible. Archaeology provides historical credibility to the events of the Bible. This helps provide analytical scholars more on the context of the Bibles…

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  • The Red Beret Summary

    The author of the article, Reasons to Question the Reliability of Scripture, wrote on the basis of trying to disprove or question the reliability of the New Testament by providing multiple arguments against the idea that the oral history of Luke and the other NT authors could be accurate. While I have an answer for all, I’m going to focus on a few that I believe are the most important to help clear up a basis for historical evidence before ever going into faith or Christianity as a theology. The…

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  • The New Testament Summary

    Intro: In this book one can learn many facts and information about the bible they never knew. The book is not about scriptures in specific. It is about back-round information to how people today received God’s word. The reader gets to see just how important the text is and the effort to preserve the word of God. In this book the reader will find out the types of writing materials used for manuscript. The languages used in the text. Whether text was written in print or cursive. Discoveries where…

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