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  • Analysis: The Biblical Book Of Ecclesiastes

    meaningless! Upon discovering this central theme in Ecclesiastes, I could not understand why a Religious book would calm that life is pointless. Then I pondered on my personal understanding of the purpose of life based on the Islamic faith. Personally, I believe that we are created to worship Allah (The Lord), with the promise of an eternal afterlife. Then I reread Ecclesiastes to see if there was a mention of an afterlife, to my supervise I did not find any. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your might; for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going” (Ecclesiastes, 9:10). It seems the Sheol is where we go after death. Nevertheless, the real question is whether Sheol is a world to which the eternal afterlife begins or not. Certainly, Ecclesiastes leaves that question to the reader to answer. Therefore, based on class discussion we can to the conclusion that Sheol is simply the realm of the dead, in other words final death. Thus, if there is no afterlife, what is the purpose of life? Ultimate success is to attain what the heart desires. However, ultimate success is not a globally unified concept, but rather one of a personal definition. Personally, I believe if there is not a goal to strive for, then all that is done is meaningless. “For meaninglessness (“vanity “) is the source of death. There is a death worse than death: the death of the soul; and dead souls” can be seen on any city street. “Vanity” is death indeed;…

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  • Purpose Of Life Analysis

    meaningless! Upon discovering this central theme in Ecclesiastes, I could not understand why a Religious book would claim that life is pointless. Then I pondered on my particular understanding of the purpose of life based on the Islamic faith. Personally, I believe that we are created to worship Allah (The Lord), with the promise of an eternal afterlife. Then I reread Ecclesiastes to see if there was a mention of an afterlife. To my surprise, I did not find any. “Whatever your hand finds to do,…

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  • Death In The Old Testament And The New Testament

    Death in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. To begin with, when the Old Testament discusses life after death the main focus is in regards to a place called Sheol in Hebrew, which is often interpreted to mean the “grave” or the “pit.” After an analysis of the Old Testament, one can come to the conclusion that for the Israelites view of death often meant it was the final stepping stone in everything that was good. Individuals did not dream of going to their final resting place and being…

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  • Rise Of Apocalyptic Literary Analysis

    an actual place of punishment, but it is clear that it is only used (even in reference to the righteous) when they are faced with some unhappy situation, which they interpret as divine judgment. Furthermore, a slight change occurred in how Sheol is presented in the prophets. There, it is often associated with prophetic judgments, punishment and suffering for the wicked. As the OT closes and we move to the NT, the term Sheol disappears, and a new term “Hell” is introduced. What had happened to…

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  • Praxis Of Worship Essay

    give them something to eat". (Matt 14: 16) Concern for all of humanity fuels mission and unity 's impelling force. God never lifts the burden of mission. Consider the man who "fled naked leaving his garment behind" (Mark 14: 52) during his baptism. Despite his impending arrest, Jesus ' disciples still baptized new converts. Indeed, Christ 's mission, like baptism, is sacramental. It occurs at the best of times; it occurs at the worst of times. The radical heart of mission is death. Even…

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  • Man Of Wealth Analysis

    his evil desire.’” After he is dethroned by Christ, the puniness of the real man will be apparent by all and will be frankly “laughable”. Isaiah 14 describes the fall of Satan but there also appears to be a reference to people’s reaction to the Antichrist after he has been disrobed of his position and cast into hell: “They will all respond and say to you, ‘Even you have been made weak as we you have become like us. Your pomp and the music of your harps have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots…

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  • What Is The Oldest Of The Monotheistic Religion

    pg 16 Oldest of the monotheistic religions, Judaism like Christianity considers Bible as its religious scripture which is an anthology, an assortment of writings of different writers belonging to different times. 'Then the lord God formed man out of the dust on ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and became a living being, (genesis 2:7) shapes the form of Adam from the clay then breathes into him the 'breath of life' so…

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  • Psalm 30: The Jerusalem Temple

    perspective, the “Temple” becomes not only a physical but spiritual edifice constructed by those who sing God’s praise. In this case, the “Temple” exhibits the allegorical sense of scripture. The “Temple’s” dual symbolism embodies the covenants between God and his people and through the psalm God’s people were able to connect with the Lord and meditate on the Law given to them by Him. The psalmist begins with a shout of praise thanking God for drawing him up, healing him and restoring his life.…

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  • Free Will In Christianity Research Paper

    The topic of the paper, is to see how Free Will has changed over centuries in Christianity as well as what the different branches of the religions believe in. I will start with the history on how Christianity got started starting from Judaism. The paper is Ancient world (1,000 BCE-600CE) Judaism, which is one of the first religions, starts with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob around 2000 BC, in the Mesopotamian town of Herran. Abraham then moved to Canaan, and then to Egypt, but started fighting…

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  • Hades Symbols In Ancient Greek Mythology

    drinking horn, a scepter, Cypress, Narcissus, and a key. His brothers Zeus, god of the sky, and Poseidon, god of the ocean, are also sons of Cronus. Hades was not considered to be death itself, or an Olympian, however was thought to cause death and so the Greeks were not keen in uttering his name. There were also accounts of sacrificial practices made in honour of Hades, carried out at night and where the blood of victims was left to seep down into the earth to reach the underworld god. In…

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