Together with other kinds of talismans, amulets are becoming very popular today. They are usually crystals, Celtic crosses, or other mystical jewelry worn as a pendant on a necklace or bracelet or hung on a chain dangling from the rear view mirror of automobiles. These so-called “sacred stones” and other engraved talisman are believed to have mystical powers, which supposedly bring.
This essay analyses the role of the Bible in Dalit liberation in a context where Dalit theology, despite being increasingly recognized as an academic theology, hasn't been effective practically in either sustaining the Dalits in their struggles for liberation or in challenging the perpetuation of caste discrimination within the Indian churches. In the light of the Dalits' own reception of the.
The Hebrew Bible has no exclusive term for “inheritance.” The words often translated “inherit” mean more generally “take possession.” Only in context can they be taken to mean “inheritance.” The Greek word in the New Testament does refer to the disposition of property after death, but its use in the New Testament often reflects the Old Testament background more than normal.Definition of cultural heritage in the Definitions.net dictionary. Meaning of cultural heritage. What does cultural heritage mean? Information and translations of cultural heritage in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.I doubt if I need to convince you of the truth of that proposition. I cannot explore all the ways we can do it. But from this chapter I’d like to share three ways that we can impart a godly heritage to our children and grandchildren. 1. We give a godly heritage by taking spiritual concern not only for our children, but also for our grandchildren.
In the community love is commanded and modeled, and here is where it must be lived out and practiced. This does not mean that love is limited to the boundaries of the community. But if the community does not live by the model and teaching of its founder, Jesus, how can it expect others to do so or to hear its call to join with them? The Incompatibility of Love and Hate (2:9-11) In fact, writes.Read More
What does the verb “damn” mean? The American Heritage Dictionary defines the verb “to damn” as “the act of pronouncing an adverse judgement upon.” To call upon God to damn something is neither sinful nor unbiblical. In fact, you can find people throughout Scripture, especially in the Psalms, who call upon God to bring judgment on their enemies. In other words, they are asking for G.Read More
Shunammite - Women of the Bible. 2 Kings 4:8 - 37 The Shunammite woman was a wealthy and well respected person in the society. This is how the Bible described her. In Deborah we saw a leader, in Hannah a prayerful woman, in Abigail an intelligent woman and the Shunammite a wealthy and well respected person in the society. This gives us a true picture of how the Bible views woman. The.Read More
Even so, we must understand that children are the heritage of the Lord, the gift of the covenant God to His Church. Implied in Psalm 127 and 128, and in the rest of the Bible, is that God calls His people to bring forth children. These Psalms express that children - many children - are a blessing. Yet many are tempted not to bring forth.Read More
I was once at a Bible study and the Bible study leader read several verses of Scripture. He then pointed out a particular verse and asked people what they thought it meant. The verse was not particularly ambiguous, and it was not explicitly clear. So, people in the room began to give their opinions on what the verse meant. Some of the opinions contradicted each other. I waited to see what the.Read More
The little horn power of Daniel 7 is the first mention in the Bible of this end time antichrist power, so it's a good place to start for our study on who the Bible antichrist is. This little horn power in Daniel fits perfectly to the Papal church of Rome, the Roman Catholic Church. And we will show you from the Bible description of this little horn antichrist and the history of the Roman.Read More
BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS. 1. When you think of the customs of another group, what comes to your mind? 2. Study 1 Corinthians chapters 8-10. List at lest five principles of how to relate to another ethnic group. 3. What aspect of culture does Genesis 2:22-25 address? Explain. 4. What aspect does Genesis 4:17 address? Explain. 5. What aspect does.Read More
Honesty and integrity are held as very important values throughout the Bible, and any deception to gain an advantage or harm someone else is prohibited by the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:16) and other Bible passages. Deception may be by lies, cheating, innuendo, or failing to tell the whole truth. It is all too common in advertising, business, politics and everyday life. We must strongly.Read More
World English Bible. Behold, children are a heritage of Yahweh. The fruit of the womb is his reward. English Revised Version (ERV) Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Definitions for Psalms 127:3 Heritage - Allotment; possession. Clarke's Psalms 127:3 Bible Commentary Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord - That is, To many God gives children in.Read More
So, how do we navigate these waters? What does it mean to be Reformed? Here we need to take a step back and look at some aspects of the history of the sixteenth-century Reformation. The purpose of what has become known as the Reformation was to reform the existing church. Several factors led to the ecclesiastical division we know today, but the key point for our purposes has to do with the way.Read More