These fourteen books all take the form of letters addressed to a given individual or community. In the traditional canonical ordering of the New Testament, these fourteen books are arranged in a block following Acts, and separated into three groups:
So what is your point exactly? I guess you mean something like what you posted in another thread: When it's all boiled down, science relies on faith in materialistic presuppositions.
You have no basis, therefore, to question Christianity at all, except by experience and choice. You have to claim there are different ways of gaining knowledge in a non-naturalistic way.
Every miracle, vision, prophesy, the creation, the resurrection and whatever your faith relies on: You could still verify that they exist, just maybe not where they came from. But according to what we know at the moment and how tests of similar claims worked out it seems highly unlikely that they did really happen.
Lorkas June 12, at Anonymous August 30, at 4: Hats off to Joseph. I completely agree with the author of this website that belief in God can not provide us with an objective morality, as shown clearly by these examples, which more generally illustrates the Euthyphro dilemma g: However, I believe that the same challenge could be posed to any form of atheistic moral realism.
Over the past decades, numerous discoveries in neurology and evolutionary psychology have shown beyond any reasonable doubt that our moral intuitions ultimately stem from the shaping of our brain by evolution and that WITHOUT any such emotional intuition, no moral system can be built from reason alone.
This is well illustrated by the study of the brains of psychopaths: No moral system can be created without the appeal to at least one kind of intuitions, the brute facts of nature never lead to moral duties and obligations.
Now, I want to state a version of the Euthyphro dilemma which shows the impossibility of defining an objective atheistic morality: Let me now develop the first point: Given the huge dimension of the sample, it is more than likely that many such intelligent beings have evolved conceptions of morality which would appear completely disgusting to us.
When invading a city and killing or enslaving all its inhabitants, their brain generate a warm feeling of happiness, satisfaction. When however confronted with weakness among their own folk, they feel an overwhelming indignation, anger, rage which lead them to kill the individual guilty of failureand after having done that, their brain awards them with an intense feeling of pleasure.
Now imagine such beings arrive at our earth and conclude based on their evolutionary intuitions that it would be moral and perfectly good to enslave all human beings capable of working and to kill all others.
What would an human atheist and moral realist say to these lizards?
Do they ought to behave in a way coherent with the moral intuitions they have and slaughter or enslave all humans? My contention is that it would be completely impossible to show to these creatures that killing innocent beings is wrong: Now, a defender of godless moral realism could agree with me it is fallacious to rely on evolution to define an objective morality in the same way it would be fallacious to rely on the commandments of a deity.
But he could then argue that there exists a moral standard independent of Evolution upon which moral realism would be based.Printed in , this book written by John Wesley Hanson offers a thorough examination the meaning of the Greek word AIÓN -- AIÓNIOS, translated Everlasting -- Eternal, proving it denotes Limited Duration.
Salvation: New Testament and Christ. Topics: Jesus Michele Murphy Introduction to New Testament I Dr. Lawson Reflection Essay #3 The Gospel of Matthew The Gospel of Matthew was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah from God, * Old Testament * .
Excerpt from Essay: Salvation in the Old and New Testaments The Old and New Testaments do have a very similar view of the theme of salvation in that is ensured by God through one's faith and righteousness.
The connotation is originally defined in the Old Testament, but the theme is extended in the New Testament to illustrate the necessity of Jesus Christ and his ultimate sacrifice to bring.
Bible Professor Wm. Frost September 18, 7 Covenants of the Old Testament There are seven different covenants. Four of these covenants were made between God and the nation of Israel (Palestinian, Davidic, Abrahamic, Mosaic).
The footnote in my NLT Bible for Acts has a list of Old Testament verses that say that salvation is for all people, not just the Jews. Below, I've reproduced the list and for two of them, I've directly quoted them because they're the clearest and most direct with regards to this topic.
Salvation BEFORE the Crucifixion of Jesus Navigate: The Question. It would seem that people like King David and Moses had no Savior because they died before Jesus was crucified.