Christian Essays

War Theory on Iraq

After the invasion on Iraq in 2003, the question that emerged was; is the war on Iraq a just war? Many theories are emerging giving Justification of the War on Iraq. Supporters of the War are tending to accept the US position, according to the United Nations arrangements. Diplomats from both sides are framing their arguments to espouse their own version of Just War. No doubt, no body is in favor of war, as it involves causalities and complete economic…

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European Domination

As the antebellum period began, America was approaching its golden anniversary as an independent political state, but it was not yet a nation. There was considerable disagreement among the residents of its many geographical sections concerning the exact limits of the relationship between the Federal government, the older states, and the individual citizen. In this regard, many factions invoked concepts of state sovereignty, centralized banking, nullification, popular sovereignty, secession, all-Americanism, or manifest destiny. However, the majority deemed republicanism, social pluralism,…

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Dream of the Rood & Christian Poems

Dream of the Rood is considered to be one of the oldest Christian poems which belongs to the Anglo-Saxon literature. Its authorship is still unknown even today but the text reveals that it is a very old English poem that talks about the personification of a particular tree which was made into a cross where Jesus Christ was crucified. The presence of the cross in this poem and its description in the poem triggers elements of paganism and Christianity at…

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The Critique of Reading_ Luciferous Theodicy

Ellen White’s interpretation is that the problem of evil in this world rests squarely on the shoulders of Satan. This theodicy implies that Lucfier, being chief of the angels had the unique honor of having absolute clarity of God’s nature which made for a more heinous offense; in which he shamelessly maneuvered and deceived created beings of the supposed opposite of the truth of God’s love all to campaign for his ultimate superiority over Christ. Ever since his fall, Lucifer…

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Repentance in Cry, the Beloved Country

Through Paton’s use of faith and forgiveness in Cry, the Beloved Country he demonstrates the concept of redemptive value through Kumalo’s suffering and Absalom’s repentance. Kumalo’s suffering makes the reader feel sympathetic because of the sudden, yet constant, uprising conflicts in the storyline. Absalom’s repentance makes the reader feel reflective because they start to consider the moral lessons being taught in the story. Faith and forgiveness are combined to create the redemptive value of suffering, or repentance. The concept of…

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God Silences and Comforts

Milton wrote “When I consider how my light is spent” when he was rapidly losing his eyesight. He contemplates on his life prior to blindness (“light”) and on his life after –”dark world and wide. ” As a Christian, he questions the current state of his being and laments at how it has rendered him inadequate in serving his Maker. He feels that he now cannot serve God as best as he can due to his handicap. Understandably so, he…

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To Invest or Not

The modern world provides many dilemmas for Christians and one of these is how to manage all the resources that we are given, including money. An extreme position on this point would be to say that we should all give away our possessions and follow Him in faith, so that the problem of investment decisions should never arise. In Scripture there is a clear instruction: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and…

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The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice

The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice is a soul touching and brain boosting book prepared by Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma in 1996. It speaks of how being a Christian makes a difference in being a physician. The philosophies of the authors made a colorful explanation in the book on how virtue ethics counts a lot. Faith, hope and charity were given emphasis since it is the three Christian virtues that medical practitioners should acquire in their profession….

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Christian Conceptions

Baldassare Castiglione’s work “The Courtier” has similar conceptions of grace and love when compared to with Christian conceptions. Baldassare Castiliogne characterizes the courtiers of Urbino as omini per virtu singulari” (IV, 2, 446: “men singular in worth”[286]), emphasizing their grace and virtue they were able to exhibit throughout the entire passage. This also reflects the ways they were able to entice the imagination of the readers and make their (readers) minds more creative. Castiglione writes about the Urbino court and…

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Christian Views on Racial Harmony and Religious Freedom

St. Paul taught Christians that other races and religions were equal in the eyes of God. “It is through faith that all of you are God’s sons in union with Christ Jesus. You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, so to speak, with the life of Christ himself. So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free men, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus….

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Christian Spirituality

People in this realm have diverse attention to different facet of their lives. Some of which believes in a certain perception contrary to the views of the other and it all boils down to a premise that we in this universe have enormous preferences which truly makes us unique. Similarly, it has the same wavelength when we put into account the very imperative issue of faith and strong adherence to believing in God. Donald Miller in his masterpiece Blue like…

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Christian Liberty

According to the page, Martin Luther’s argument revolves around two basic proposition of liberty. Which states that: “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none” (Luther). By this statement he meant that once a person is freed by Jesus Christ, there shouldn’t be any other thing that would have a true dominion on the person on earth. So if Jesus sets you free, indeed you are freed. He explained that man has two folds nature: the…

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Impact of Christianity

Christian dogmas have always been intertwined with philosophy regardless of the fact that most of the time both philosophers and theologians had polar opinions associated with religion and philosophy respectively. The first mentioning of philosophy in the Bible was encountered in the New Testament: See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) Nevertheless,…

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Christian Environment

“Today’s Stock market dropped 5%, unemployment rate reaching 10%, Gross Domestic Products dropped for the sixth month in a row. ” This economic crisis happened in South Korea in 1999. For sure it was a big trouble for those who lost the job they thought will be their permanent job, like a government owned financial company which I worked for. I witnessed many employees laid off and they were unable to find a new job for a long time due…

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Early Christian Writings

In the beginning of IV century Arius announced that the Father is the only one veritable God, and the Son is His creation. Son was created from nothing, but He has an advantage over the other people, because He was created before time and centuries. Arius teaching is one of the forms of subordination, – a teaching about subordination of the Son to the Father, and the Saint Spirit to the Son. Arius has the following positions: 1. Logos had…

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