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  • The Flesh and the Spirit

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    Anne Bradstreet’s poem “The Flesh and the Spirit” shows us the duality of man that her audience was having to deal with at the spiritual level. While this poem was written back in 1643 it still shows us as Christians what we have come from and how easy it would be to go back to a life of the “flesh”. This poem also goes about giving us details about what we should be striving for and what we have to look forward to if we strive toward the real or ultimate goals or rather possessions. The poem

  • Literary Elements Of The Flesh And The Spirit

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    Literary Elements in “The Flesh and the Spirit” The struggle between “good” and “bad” is a conflict in which the human race faces. For puritans, the common substance is only a shadow and immediate, while everything in the Heavens is interminable. Puritans weigh on self-control and thoughtfulness to keep their hearts clean so that after their passing they can enter Heaven and be eternal. The battle between the common substance and religious confidence is regularly so warmed that one can not generally

  • Analysis Of ' Romans 8 : 1-11, Between Good And Evil And Spirit And Flesh

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    Romans 8:1-11, between good and evil and spirit and flesh. Paul, who confronts many issues in Rome, cannot resolve these oppositions. Rather, "he proclaims liberation from the existential rupture in human nature, formulated by means of the figures that express opposition between flesh and the spirit, through participation in Christ." Romans 8:1-11 proves that living in the Spirit results in ultimate freedom and everlasting life. This freedom in the Spirit then means that the bondage of the law of

  • Exegesis Paper : The Word ' Flesh '

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    EXEGESIS PAPER  The word ‘’flesh’’ is used at least 14 times during the course of Galatians.  The meaning of the word ‘’ flesh’’ appears to change from a physical meaning to more of a symbolic and abstract way. ‘’Flesh’’ is defined as the physical aspect of human beings, which distinguishes them from God and is therefore frequently used in the NT as a symbol of human sinful nature in contrast with God’s perfection. ’Flesh’’ can refer to the soft material of the body. It can also refer to the penis

  • The Book Of Romans By Paul Essay

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    Gospel of Christ (Ross, 8). Paul wants his readers to know that they should not be ashamed by the Gospel and they will find righteousness in Christ. They must speak boldly about the Lord and find their confidence in Him. We must put the flesh to death and live by the Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit Essay

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    The Holy Spirit Paul talks lot about the Holy Spirit and the role that He plays in peoples lives in Romans 8:3-17. His main point though, is that there is a very distinct difference between people of the flesh and people of the Spirit. If the Spirit of God is alive in a person, then that person is alive because they died to sin. However, if the Spirit is not in a person then they are dead. The people of the Spirit and the people of the Flesh are completely opposite from one another, according

  • Puritanism And Its Negative Portrayal Of The Body

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    can identify this by analyzing Puritanism philosophies, their biblical view of the Body, how they were able to resist this urge, and also their literary work. A work from Puritan times that allows us to further explore this idea would be “The Flesh and the Spirit” by Anne Bradstreet. In Bradstreet’s writing we are able to see how The Body’s immense power over Puritans was a constant threat. This paper will analyze Puritanism and its negative portrayal of The Body. Understanding Puritanism First and

  • The As A State Of Being Essay

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    Flesh, in the greek is the word sarx. The first definition is, “a soft substance of the living body, which voters the bones and is permeated with blood of both man and beasts.” (BLB). The next definition found was, “the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God.” (BLB). Through reading and studying these verses, I have come to a conclusion five categories of use: A state of being, a rule/guide, actual flesh/a

  • How Was Jesus Conceived From The Holy Ghost?

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    The Father enjoyed a perfect relationship with His Only Begotten Son, and with The Holy Spirit, before time began. In this relationship there was perfect sweet communion, peace, contentment with nothing or anyone to pollute their eternal existence, to curse their Creator, and reject God. Certainly God did not create us because He was lonely, or that He was in need of anything. With such eternal peace and pleasure, God created heavens, the earth, and all they contain. Surely the eternal God knew

  • Romans 8:1-17 as a Summary of Paul's Thoughts

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    Paul 's passage in Romans 8:1-17 is a summary of all of his main thoughts that he wants every Christian to live his or her life according to. Paul uses references of the "Spirit" and the "Flesh" to communicate his ideas. "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death" (Rom 8:1-2). Paul believes if you are in Christ Jesus, then you will be saved. Because of Jesus ' selflessness