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Telling lies has become such a common practice today that sometimes people don’t even realize that they are deceiving their closed ones. People even lie to their parents and children, without even feeling the guilt, as an everyday act. Ericsson in his work “The Way We Lie” has classified the art of lying into various facets, such as a white lie, deflecting, omission, groupthink and etc.
The culture and religion, that an individual belongs to, play a significant role in determining the code of ethics in the life of that person. Precisely speaking there is no culture or religion on earth that accentuates the telling of lies. In the Holy Bible alone, one can come across several stories where subjects lied not only to people but to God too by disobeying His commandments and paid the price. The stories and the incidents mentioned and discussed in the Bible forms the basis of religion in Christianity. These stories help us understand how it is to be a person that is loved by God and that loves God and what are the commandments of God that one has to follow during the course of life. The story about Adam and Eve in Genesis 3, for example, teaches us a great lesson regarding how one should obey the commandments of God and that what could happen if God becomes angry in case one commits some act that is disliked by God. Similarly all the stories mentioned in the Holy Bible are basically aimed at defining the way how life should be lived in accordance with the will of God. Every story has morale and a message, sometimes explicit and sometimes hidden. It depends upon the reader what he gets out of it. Similar is the case with Rehoboam and Jeroboam story.
Rehoboam and Jeroboam are the two men that were chosen by God to rule over Israel after Solomon and David. Rehoboam was the son of Solomon and grandson of David. Solomon was the king of the nation and Rehoboam was the natural heir to the throne. One day God sent messenger Ahijah
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The involvement of religion in causing wars is a highly debated topic now. Some people argue that the major reasons behind some of the ongoing conflicts in this world are purely cultural rather than political or economic. They cite Afghan war, Iraq war, conflicts in the Middle East, Kashmir issue etc for substantiating their views and opinion.
Religion serves as one of the most imperative social phenomena, which has left its indelible impacts upon man’s individual and collective life at large. People follow one religious belief or the other and maintain strong and unconditional faith in the supernatural powers, help and support of which is sought for the solution of their personal, domestic, professional and financial problems.
There has been a growing interest in the application of religion and spirituality within the field of social work, over the years. This has been documented with the help of various studies carried out by researchers, to study the impact and application of the religion and spirituality in the lives of Americans.
Undoubtedly, truth is said to be discernible in that by using rules of logic, people are in a position to express his or her actions. Faith is an authentically human behavior which does not go against the dignity of man. In human matters, people tend to trust what others say.
Thesis: Through Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, the readers are able to gain incentive on her faith and the lifestyle that the she had upheld. 1. O’Connor’s stories had been created to present the religion theme and the role that it had played in the fulfillment of the roles in society.
Many parties have come up with strong points that are aimed to settle the differences (Draper, 2010). However, not a single party is willing to water down their stand. As such, they have been in constant opposition as to which has a legitimate stand. Consequentially, some people are torn in between as they come to terms with issues raised by both sides of the divide.
God knew from the start that you will depart from your innate goodness as you sin and cavort with the needs of your flesh, but God knew that you will still return to Him. After all, human beings are created in accordance
In Galatians, Paul refutes the earlier teachings of James that taught that one had to master and practice the Jewish law as a prerequisite for being a follower of Christ. In these two contexts, Paul’s letters teach that the only way that man can have a divine relationship with God is through Christ. The remedy for man’s sin is through repentance.