Baptism Essays

John the Baptist

Jesus Christ did not arrive on this earth unannounced, nor did He begin His ministry without a proper introduction. His first cousin, John the Baptist, was divinely chosen to prepare the way for the Lord when He was to start His ministerial journey on the earth at age thirty, which is also around the time when John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Though one would expect the devoted believer to follow Jesus both physically and spiritually to the ends of the…

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The Upsurge of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe

The upsurge of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe in relation to Malinkowski’s contention the Religion functions in conjunction with practicality. In the past decade, Zimbabwe has seen a rapid growth in the number of Pentecostal churches mushrooming all over the country. Some of the Pentecostal movements have recorded a very rapid church growth with others having the largest congregations in the country. This essay will discuss the increase of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe taking into account Malinowski’s view that Religion functions in conjunction…

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Plan of Discipleship

Introduction In due course of ministering to the body of Fairway Church it has become apparent that there is a greater need for discipleship among the un-churched and the de-churched of the surrounding community. It is therefore, the goal of this exposition to introduce, clarify, and expound the goal of the discipleship ministries of Fairway Church in said context. This action must be seen as imperative not only to the church but also in the broader context of mission as a…

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religious Tradition Depth Study – Christianity

Significant People and Ideas 1. The contribution to Christianity of ONE significant person OR school of thought, other than Jesus, drawn from: Martin Luther Explain the contribution to the development and expression of Christianity of ONE significant person OR school of thought, other than Jesus, drawn from: Martin Luther Faith alone, grace alone and scripture alone He was born in 1483 in Germany, a German monk, priest and University Professor in Theology. Led way for the reformation in 1517 by…

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The Relationship Between Gospel and Culture

Gospel meets culture and suddenly a plethora of issues are ejaculated into the stream of debate and conflict, in the excitement of the on-going mission of God and the perpetuation of his Kingdom. What arouses such fervour? God’s mission is the ultimate transmitter of love but what are the implications of Gospel and Culture, which lie within? This essay will closely examine and evaluate issues risen as a result of the confrontation of Gospel and culture. The relationship between Gospel…

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Process and Symbolism of Baptism

Hypothesis: Baptism is an essential symbolic ritual of the Catholic religion that brings the adherent closer to God, has a number of effects on the adherent including original sin and has a continued affect on their life. An abundant amount of religions across the world use rituals to demonstrate their beliefs and bind adherents together in a sense of community. The Catholic Church does this by using the sacraments of initiation to embrace the adherents into the Catholic Religion. The…

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Poetry and Dwarf

 The thought-provoking poem, Assisi, written by Norman MacCaig is based on when MacCaig went to Assisi to visit the beautiful church built in St Francis’ name. The main character we read about, a dwarf sitting outside the church, is described in a way which evokes great sympathy for him. The writer achieves this by forming a vivid description of the dwarf and using different techniques helping him create sympathy for the dwarf from the reader. The first four lines of…

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