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  1. Bachelor of Religious Studies Lesson 1--Bible Basics Assignment: Create a list of arguments why the Bible reflects the true word of God the Almighty. There are many arguments that one could make in regards to the Bible being the Word of God. I will talk about prophecy. The prophecy that a Messiah (Jesus), would be born of a virgin in Bethlehem, and that he would come from the line of Abraham. The prophecies of Jesus stated that there would be a messenger sent to prepare the way for the Messiah. That the Messiah would be hated so much, that he would be crucified, and his hands, feet, and side would be pierced. Then in three days he would be raised from the dead. All of the prophecies about the Messiah, were fulfilled. And all of the authors verify each other’s writings as the Word of God. The authors were even united when they were willing to die for what they believed to be the Word of God. The fact that Jesus was raised from the dead shows the power of God. Because only one other person had been raised from the dead, and he was raised by Jesus through the power of God. Archeology has also uncovered evidence of the Bible. The Tel Dan Stele (900-850 BC) was an upright stone that was used as a monument for important events or achievement. Carved on the face of the one found was “House of David”. This proves that King David did exist. In 1990 in Jerusalem at a place called Peace Forest, they discovered a burial cave with 12 ossuaries. One of them was that of Cailaphas. He was the high presided that presided at the trial of Jesus. In Isaiah it states that the earth is round. Science has proved that to be true, and that of the gravitational field of the earth as stated in Job to be true. The Word of God has life changing power proven in the life of Saul, which was a persecutor of believers before he became a believer. Once he became a believer by the power of God, he became a minister of Jesus Christ. And his name was changed to Paul. The most powerful argument to me that the Bible is the Word of God, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Explain the difference between Translations and Paraphrases. Translations are the exact words that someone has said word for word. Paraphrases are when you use your own words to state what someone else said.
  2. Master of Religious Philosophy Lesson 2- Religions, Ethical Systems & Fundamental Religion came from religio (Latin) meaning an obligation or bond. Gradually, over time the meaning changed. Christians add Deity which was accepted as referring to God from the Jewish and Christian faith. Therefore religion was referred to having a formal connection between God and devout Christians. In those days monks and nuns were considered to be devout Christians. Ethical systems are organized systems which relate to morals, or character. So ethical systems are organized based on behavior of right or wrong. Ethical systems do not have God like Religions do. Some fundamentals of religion are: Deity/Reality, Theophany, Prayer, Soul, Worship, Sacrifice, however this is not a complete list of fundamentals. Concept--I’m a spiritual being. I appreciate and value my physical body. As a spiritual being in a physical body, I learn through having human experiences. Precept--Christians go to church on Sundays. They believe and live the Ten Commandments. They pay a full tithe. Monistic---If a faith is monistic, then they would worship only one superior being. Which would be God. There is something that influences evil thinking, evil doing. Perhaps when there is no love then the opposite would be evil. Is there matter? Yes Do you exist? Yes. Our true nature to me is that we are spiritual beings in human form. The physical world to me, was created so that we could learn by having human experiences. I think the world is real if we think it is, and if we don’t think it is real than it is not. Judaism---Belief in one God. Belief in an eternal soul. Belief in the Torah, which are the laws of God. The Jewish practice Judaism in their daily life.
  3. Master of Religious Philosophy Lesson 1 Introduction How did Religious Philosophy began. It began in Europe in the 18th century. Europeans believed that their Christianity was superior to other religions. So to find out about beliefs and practices of other religions they started to investigate the different types of religions. They wanted to know what was wrong with the other religions. However they really were looking to see how close the other religions were to their own Christian faith. In the 19th century Ludwig Andrea Feuerbach from Germany, was the first philosopher to use what is called philosophical anthropology to religions. He suggested that human internal experiences are projected outward. Feuerbach believed that human basic qualities and their needs were the source of their projections. Feuerbach also thought that humans perceive God as all knowing and all loving. Feuerbach never became successful in the field of philosophy when he was living. Although the concept of projection has continued.