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3. Are Biblical Creationists Divisive?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub


Are Biblical Creationists Divisive?

Bodie Hodge

Biblical creationists[1] are often accused of causing division in the Church. It is claimed that their insistence on accepting Genesis as narrative history introduces dissension by majoring on a "minor" doctrine. However, as will be shown, quite the opposite it true.

Who Is Really Being Divisive?

Far too often, people have the wrong impression about what it means to be divisive. Those who are divisive are those who are against the clear teachings of the Bible. Paul made this clear in his letter to the Christians in Rome.

Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple (Romans 16:1718).

Jude also confirmed that unbiblical beliefs cause divisions:

But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit (Jude 1:1719).

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1 The Problem of Overconsumption

Abdul-Matin, Ibrahim Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Following a Green Deen and choosing to practice the religion of Islam while affirming the connection between faith and the environment begins, of course, through prayer. From there you can reflect on your relationship with God and with the planet and how you live in it.

I know it sounds funny, but let’s begin with thinking about trash, what creates it, and the processes of consumption and overconsumption. Think of your first recollection of waste. When was the first time you became aware of trash? Each time I pose this question to an audience, the responses usually start out slow as people begin to work the idea over in their heads. I once put this question to a group of young Muslims in New York City—see which of their responses resonates for you.

For Chris, it was when he was a child. Chris and his friends would collect aluminum cans and newspapers for money. They got $3 a pound for cans and $1 a pound for newspapers. He remembers learning for the first time that trash had value. Every day people work to move our trash, and governments pay to dump trash.

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4 Meaning in the World of Spirit

Yang Guorong Indiana University Press ePub

CONDITIONED BY THE interrelation of human capacities with systems of norms, accomplishing oneself and accomplishing things constitutes human being’s basic way of being and mode of being. In the historical unfolding of accomplishing oneself and accomplishing things, the presentation of things and the directionality of intentions reciprocally interact; the world enters the realm of ideas through this interaction and henceforth becomes being with meaning. As noted earlier, the problem of meaning does not occur to the world in-itself; rather, the source of meaning lies in the historical process of one coming to know the world and oneself while transforming both oneself and the world. Originating from the being of humans and the being of the world, meaning is within and unfolds within humanized reality, but also emerges in the form of ideas. The former (humanizing reality) means that humans transform “Nature in-itself” into “Nature for-humans” through practical action, by means of which the world in-itself becomes being, which is impressed with the mark of human, and which embodies the ideal of human values. The latter (meaning in the form of ideas) is not only being that is known or understood, insofar as it also unfolds into different forms of the world of spirit in the process of being evaluated and being invested with senses of value.

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Reaction Rates: Praxis Chemistry

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Mitchell, Lawrence E. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Overbuilt industries engaged in ruinous competition created the circumstances that made business cooperation the rational strategy to ensure industrial survival at the end of the nineteenth century. New Jersey met business needs by providing the mechanisms of cooperation. Together they almost certainly would have increased the pace of business combination along the lines that companies like Standard Oil had achieved.

The process of continuing combination to rationalize industry using the New Jersey holding company would probably not have led to a merger wave of the intensity and proportions that occurred between 1897 and 1903. It almost certainly would not have transformed the stock market as it did by dramatically increasing corporate capitalization and the dispersion of massive amounts of stock into the American market. That consequence of the merger wave, the transformation of the stock market, depended upon yet other factors and introduced into the mainstream of business a new leading actor whose goal was profit from stock and not from industry.

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