If God is pure, then how did sin and evil enter into this world?
Author: Faith Scope
Publisher: Faith Scope
1. If God is pure, then how did sin and evil enter into this world? 2. The state of fallen angels that has been thrown on earth 3. The fraud committed by the fallen angels using the name of the great men who once lived on this earth 4. The greatest mistake committed naturally! 5. Our elders often say that all gods are same, as they all teach to be good! 6. Your soul will be handed over to the deity you dearly worship 7. What should intelligent men do? 8. Where is the true God? How can we find him?
Wherein the Difficulties Arising from that Consideration, are Reconciled with the Perfections of God, and His Attributes are Clearly Vindicated. The Other on the Foundation of Morality; Wherein the Schemes Hitherto Advanced Thereon, are Shewn to be Defective; Something New is Added, in Order to Supply Those Defects; and the Whole is Defended from All Objections. To which is Annexed, a Short Dissertation on the Immateriality of the Soul..
This work deals at length with various theories about relgion prevalent at the time when Megasthenes visited India very interesting and scholarly views have been put forth regarding investigations of Megasthenes their reliability and the reliability of his reporters.
The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature
Author: Archie T. Wright
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
How do we account for the explosion of demonic activity in the New Testament? Archie T. Wright examines the trajectory of the origin of evil spirits in early Jewish literature. His work traces the development of the concept of evil spirits from the Hebrew Bible (Genesis 6) through post-biblical Jewish literature. "I would in fact recommend this book, not because of the answers it gives, but the questions it raises." -- Philip R. Davies in Journal of Semitic Studies 55 (2010) "This work is marked by several strengths. First, Wright shows an impressive command of the primary and secondary literature. Second, this writer appreciates Wright's tendency to express cautious conclusions regarding historical and source-critical matters. These qualities are especially helpful in a work dealing with the reception history of a given text. Third, Wright has an extremely helpful discussion of the identity of the nephilim of Gen. 6:4 (80-83)." -- Mark D. Owens in Faith & Mission 24 (2007), pp. 68-70
All religions face the challenge of explaining, in view of God's goodness, the existence of evil and suffering in the world. They must develop theories of the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering. The explanations in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism of evil and suffering and their origin, as well as these world religions' theories of how to overcome evil and suffering, differ from one another, but are also similar in many respects. The human person is always considered to be the origin of evil, and also to be the focus of aspirations to be able to overcome it. The conviction that evil and suffering are not original and can be overcome is characteristic of and common to the religions. The explanations of the origin of evil are closely related to the explanations of the continuation and propagation of evil in human persons, in nature, and in our technology and culture that have been developed in the religions - in Christianity, for example, as the doctrine of original sin. Finally, the world religions are concerned with how to cope with suffering and offer guidance for overcoming evil and suffering. Leading scholars of five world religions, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism, have created with this volume a first-hand source of information, which enables the reader to gain a better understanding of these religions' central teachings about the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering.
Death by dead dog? -- Having escaped New York with the hopes of finishing his latest mystery novel in peace in Los Angeles, Ellery Queen is shocked when a knock on his door lands him right in the middle of yet another mystery. -- Leander Hill, a prominent Hollywood jeweler, recently died of a heart attack after receiving a package containing a dead dog, a sight that literally frightened him to death. Hill's daughter is convinced the act was premeditated murder and enlists Queen's help to catch the killer. Now Queen must harness all of his skills to prevail over this unscrupulous mind.
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