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  • John Calvin's Covenant Theology

    John Calvin came up with covenant theology to cover the over all flow of the bible. The first time Covenant Theology was really used was in the 16th and 17th centuries by Ursinus, Olevianus and Cocceius. This theology was used mainly by the Reformed Churches and was it 's predominant theology around the 17th and 19th centuries. Covenant Theology is a system of theology that views God 's dealings with man in respect of covenants rather than dispensations (periods of time). It represents the whole of Scripture as covenantal in structure and theme. Theologians divided the history up into two periods. Starting off we learn about the covenant of works and how it began when God created Adam. Through Adam the human population grew and through all of this God gave Moses the law that man should follow after but they couldn 't live up to it and that 's where the grace covenant comes in. When the fall of man occurred God had a plan laid out and announced it to Adam and Eve. Jesus was this promise of grace because what he had to offer was far much greater then what the old law had to offer. The blood of Jesus could cover all the sins and he could offer life everlasting through his grace. The covenant of redemption is when Jesus died on the cross and is now in heaven sitting on the right hand side of the father, being the mediator for us. Covenant theology helps to understand the Old and New Testaments better. It breaks down each issue that God was explaining to man. I believe that God…

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  • Disobedience And Oppression According To The Old Testament Of Time

    THE FULFILLMENT OF TIME Prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, the people of Israel awaited the long begot promise of the Messiah. During their waiting they had undergone severe persecution, due to their historically continued disobedience and violation of their covenant with God. Having their homes destroyed, belongings seized, they were taken into captivity repeatedly by a multitude of nations, only to be mistreated and enslaved. Not to mention, their beloved temple was decimated repeatedly.…

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  • The Four Identities In The Book Of Exodus

    The overall theological message or themes seen throughout the book of Exodus can be divided into four major identities. These four consists of liberation, law, covenant, and presence . Based off of these four themes, it is seen that God is supreme over all of the nations, but in particular Israel is his people, and God will continue to preserve them by actions expressed and appropriated generation to generation . This is expressed as seeing God as a god of history who comes into being through…

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  • Old Testament Ancient Israelites

    Introduction How many times have we all heard the saying, “it’s a woman’s’ prerogative to change her mind”? In looking at the Ancient Israelites and the journey they took through the Old Testament I see a lot of swaying back and forth in being close to God and then far away from God. So if there’s anyone else that can be likened to this indecisiveness of changing ones mind, it is the Ancient Israelites. Body The Old Testament is full of people’s relationship with God . Genesis is the…

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  • Analysis Of Anne Hutchinson's Argument Of Elect

    Anne Hutchinson was raised on the ideas of the typical Puritan theology. This theology believed that God originally established a covenant with Adam specifying that firm obedience of God’s law would result in salvation. After the fall, humanity sank into sin until God formed a second covenant with Abraham. Because post-Lapserian man could not abide by a covenant of works, God established a covenant of grace whereby certain individuals were preordained as the spiritually elect, but were concealed…

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  • Saul And David Analysis

    God imparts a lesson on rulers both secular and theocratic by allowing the people of Israel to defy His wishes that He would be their only God and leader. God allows them to be led by a king, albeit one whose appointment comes with His approval. God conveys a lesson in the books of Samuel, to all rulers that can be seen through a close comparison of the two kings He chooses, Saul and David. The decisions, motivations, and experiences had by these kings show significant differences and the…

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  • Conquest Of Canaan Analysis

    The story of Israel’s conquest of Canaan can, like many of the other stories of the Hebrew Bible, can be explained as reflections of the religious, political, and societal beliefs of their composers and editors. As a historical piece, the account of Israel’s conquest of Canaan fails to match the current archeological understanding of the Canaanite settlements mentioned in The Book of Joshau. The inaccuracies fail to reflect an accurate historical model, but they suggest that the Book of Joshua…

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  • The Influence Of God's Ten Commandments

    God’s Ten Commandments have been long neglected by today’s society. This has had a negative impact on our self- centered, money driven culture. In this paper, I will be analyzing three of the Ten Commandments and applying them to today’s culture. The Commandments I will be dissecting are the First Commandment, Fourth Commandment, and Fifth Commandment. I will then choose one of these Commandments and apply it to my own life. The First Commandment, “You shall have no other gods” (Deut. 5:7),…

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  • Dome Of The Rock Essay

    mosaics of the Dome of the Rock, the crowns, bracelets, ornaments, and jewels reflect a Christian-Byzantine artistic theme that used royal symbols of power in a religious context to highlight the holiness of the sanctuary (52). He also elaborates that the decorators intentionally did this in order to display to non-Muslim minorities that Islam was the “true faith” (Grabar 52). Therefore, the intricate mosaic decorations in the Dome of the Rock add to the argument that the building was designed…

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  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Principles Of Hospitality

    An interesting point that I came across in his essay, “The Church and the Jewish Question,” was that although he called upon the church to de-fend the victims of state persecution, his defence of the Jews was marked by Christian supersessionism. His ethical and theological views seemed to be slightly contradicting. He described Judaism using the same terminology as he did for Christianity: he spoke of the equivalence of church and syna-gogue, titled Jews as “brothers of Christians” and “children…

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