Biblical Essays (Examples)

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Bible Interpretation

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Biblical Interpretation

The author of this report is to center and fixtate on a portion of the First Epistle to the Corinthians as written by Paul and analyze from a personal point of analysis as well as a scholarly one. The passage that will be used for this brief report is the first eleven verses of that first letter to the Corinthians. In that passage, Paul recites the resurrection and how it progressed from a procedural and chronological standpoint. He also makes it a point to assure people that they will be saved if they believe but they will fall if they do not. However, there is a little more complexity than just that when reviewing the passage. While being literal when engaging in biblical interpretations can be useful, there is also the use of metaphor and other literary devices and that needs to be recognized when assessing a passage…… [Read More]

References

Asher, J.R 2000. Popularity and Change in 1 Corinthians 15, Hermeneutische

Unterschingen zur Theological 42, Mohr Siebeck

Fee, G. 1987. The First Epistle to the Corinthians, New International Commentary on the New Testament, Grand Rapids

Gillespie, TW 1978, 'A PATTERN OF PROPHETIC SPEECH IN FIRST
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Infallibility of God

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iblical authority and Christianity: Is the ible infallible?

When people question whether the ible has authority, they are often confused because the envision authority as coming from an external power. However, authority in the ible is both internal and external. On one hand, when Jesus teaches in the ible, he invokes the authority of his heavenly father and those prophets who taught and wrote scripture before him. He also invokes his own authority to teach as he is one with the father. The ible has a conferred authority by pointing to God but also acts as a real authority as an agent of God's self-disclosure.[footnoteRef:1] Plenary inspiration is defined as finding inspiration from these iblical authors rather than the text alone. It also suggests that while all authors are infallible or inerrant, some may be inspired in different ways. [footnoteRef:2] Verbal inspiration, in contrast, is text rather than author-oriented.[footnoteRef:3] [1:…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Elwell, Walter A. "Bible, Authority of." Evangelical commentary on the Bible (Baker reference library). Baker Pub Group, 1989.

Elwell, Walter A. "Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy." Evangelical commentary on the Bible (Baker reference library). Baker Pub Group, 1989.

Elwell, Walter A. "Inerrancy." Evangelical commentary on the Bible (Baker reference library).

Baker Pub Group, 1989.
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William Apess' Bible-Based Arguments Against Racism

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Biblical Argument

illiam Apess and the Biblical argument against racism

As a Native American who lived through the end of the 18th century and first 39 years of the 19th century, illiam Apess was subjected to extreme levels of racial prejudice. Indeed, the years during which Apess was most prolific as an author corresponded with the Presidential term of Andrew Jackson, a figure whose political platform included the mistreatment (and eradication) of Native Americans. As the son of a former slave and a member of the Pequot Native American tribe, Apess was exposed to significant racial injustice. However, he was also an Evangelical Christian, and used his extensive knowledge of the Bible as a platform through which to argue against racism. He also advocated for Native Americans to receive a formal education, and his own writing testifies to the power that education can have in influencing popular belief. Drawing from…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Apess, William. "An Indians Looking-Glass for the White Man." Faculty. Texas A&M University-Commerce. 14 Nov. 2012.

Apess, William. "A Son of the Forest." On Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, a Pequot. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. 1-99.
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Bible and the Flood

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Biblical Interpretation

In the Bible, the flood is designed as a way to provide everyone with lessons about God's power and why it is important to respect him. He was focused on wiping out humanity in order to start again. To fully understand what occurred requires examining the lessons from the Bible and how this influence theological doctrine. Together, these elements will highlight its importance and how it shaped religious thinking.

In Genesis 6 -- 9, God is seeking out Noah to build an arc in order to prepare for the flood. During this process, he came to Noah and told him what was going to happen. The main reason was to re cleanse the Earth. This is based upon the way humans were acting by engaging in sinful behavior.

Evidence of this can be seen with Genesis saying, "When human beings began to increase in number on the earth…… [Read More]

References

Holly Bible New International Version. (2007). Lebanon, TN: The Gideon's.
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Christ and Johannine Symbolism

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Biblical Interpretation

One of the major concepts discussed in the Bible is Johnannie symbolism. This is when various ideas are used to highlight Christ's messages to everyone. These actions are built upon, by illustrating those concepts God finds to be most important, in the way humankind should live. The story of the Samaritan woman is the classic examples of this. It offers insights of John's interpretations of various events and how they are connected with each other. To fully understand what is happening requires carefully examining this example and its relationship with marriage / the original order of creation. Together, these different elements will illustrate the significance of key Johnannie ideas in conjunction with theological doctrine. (Muropa, 2012)

The story of the Samaritan woman is linked with an experience she had with Christ. This occurred, when he was resting at a well alone and his disciples went out to find…… [Read More]

References

Holy Bible New International Version. (2007). Lebanon, TN: The Gideon's.

Muropa, C. (2012). The Johannine Writings. The Ashbury Journal, 67 (2), 106 -- 113.
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Bible Inerrancy the Bible for

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He indicates that even what Paul writes to people through his epistles is the Word of God. He is (again presciently) aware that the words might be twisted and misunderstood). But he has no doubt that Paul's writings (more prolific that his own were) as well as his own are divinely inspired Scripture. Paul, writing in Corinthians sums up the closeness of the role of the Holy Spirit in the furtherance of God's Words. He indicates that what he preaches does not come from him. hey are not his teachings, but directly the teaching of the Holy Spirit, which manifests itself in the form of words.

In recognizing Scriptures as the unadulterated Word of God, one must also consider biblical references of what Jesus, his apostles, prognosticators and epistle-writers thought of scripture. Simply put, what do the primary characters of the New estament think of the Old estament? Several centuries…… [Read More]

The astronomical notions of the earth being the center of the Universe are false. Not only are there several universes and galaxies, the Sun is the center of our universe. (Armstrong 1996) the school of thought indicates that the bible writers were influenced by pagan religion followed at the time. The pagans specifically believed in the flatness of the earth and the centrality of the earth and this is reflected in the Bible. (Swindler n.d.) Archeological evidence is also lacking to prove inerrancy. A lot of this comes from the Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus. Stories about the existence of Palestine, the towns of Beersheba and Canaan are anachronistic. Their existence has been historically and archeologically shown to be after the time period that the Bible describes when these places existed. This means that the books of Exodus and Leviticus were written much later than they originally claimed.

The evolution of religion as it is practiced with society has taken place for the better. From a socio-cultural standpoint, strict adherence to the Bible for all time would be detrimental to members of society. Indeed, we call people who do not evolve as backward and primitive. The Bible makes mention of corporal punishment, non-acceptance of homosexuality, intolerance towards other religions, required that a wife be a virgin by the time of her wedding on penalty of death (by stoning), capital punishment for adultery and a variable acceptance of slavery. If we adhered to these issues mentioned in the Bible as inerrant, practicing Christians would not be able to survive in today's society. At least from this standpoint then, most reasonable people will agree that the dictates of the Bible cannot be eternally binding.

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