Tempted by Deception

Tempted by Deception PDF Book Detail Author: Rina Kent
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781685450199
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 348

Book Description
My husband. My villain.We started with death and blood.We started with games and carnal pleasure.Adrian and I shouldn't have been together.He's wrong. I'm wrong.What we have is the epitome disaster.Yet, it's impossible to stop.My husband will either destroy me or I'll destroy him.This book is part of a trilogy and is not standalone.

The Equipping Church

The Equipping Church PDF Book Detail Author: Ronnie W. Rogers
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512736791
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
The New Testament model for the church is neither pragmatic fluff nor sterile traditionalism, but rather biblically driven, which places her somewhere between the traditional and contemporary church models. Seasoned by decades of pastoral experience, Ronnie Rogers makes a compelling, biblical-theological case that an equipping church fulfills Gods plan for the bride of Christ. Adam Harwood, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Theology, McFarland Chair of Theology New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary This book gives the reader a robust ecclesiology, a biblical philosophy of ministry, and a host of practical exhortations that will lead to biblical reformation among Gods people. Josh Wagner, M.A. Biblical Languages Pastor, Berry Road Baptist Church Norman, OK On rare occasions I read a book that I simply cant put down until the last page. This is such a bookFrom his fertile mind, gifted pen, and more than thirty years of pastoral experience, comes a work that everyone in Christian ministry must read. Rogers cuts through the murk of all the discussions and debates about traditional and contemporary ministry approaches. David L. Allen, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

UNIVERSAL MORAL LAWS CREATIONAL AND THEISTIC FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY AND ETHICS

UNIVERSAL MORAL LAWS CREATIONAL AND THEISTIC FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY AND ETHICS PDF Book Detail Author: Propfessor Yusuf Turaki
Publisher: Otakada Inc
ISBN:
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 301

Book Description
Normativity and the Lawfulness of the Universe There are laws governing the existence of creation. Life itself is governed by principles that are instructions which the Creator has put in place to enable the creatures appreciate and enjoy life. But when these laws are flaunted creation begins to groan and creatures start to suffer. According to the laws of creation when a manufacturer creates, he invents or produces a manual to guide the user of such products on the best way to maximize the benefits of the product. As the chief Creator of the earth, God has also given us a manual on how best to utilize the potentials and benefits of the earth. It is the neglect of these laws and instructions in the Creator’s manual (The Bible) that has brought deformation to our society and has impoverished nations bringing untold hardship to people (Pastor Sunday Adelaja, Nation Builder, A Journal of the AiMP Network Ltd/Gte, Volume 1 Number 1, 2008). This book is about the universal moral laws described by Pastor Sunday Adelaja above, as well as their roots or foundations, scope and impact upon all moral agents and the whole universe. The universe or creation exists as an ordered system instituted by its Creator. It has laws that govern its existence, and these laws are universal in scope. The entire universe is immersed, subsumed and governed by these universal laws. Hence the necessity of examining the normativity and lawfulness (van der Walt 2008:128) of the universe. We must also examine the meaning and purpose of the universe, creation and human life itself. This quest has been addressed historically by many scholars, philosophers, scientists, theologians and the religious people. Our approach is not to seek answers and meanings in their arguments or wisdom, but to show how they have in one way or the other not given us adequate and satisfactory answers to the ultimate source of anchoring meaning and purpose of life, law and order. In classical studies, some scholars have approached this subject through metaphysics/philosophy, some through science, and some through religion/theology. Our intention is not to undertake a study of intellectual history of each category, especially of Western, oriental or African traditions, in order to prove their success or failure in addressing the main subject of this book, the universal moral laws. Speculative philosophies, theologies, naturalism, scienticism and historicism of these traditions abound but have not in any way provided adequate solutions to the questions of normativity or lawfulness of the universe or creation. It is the weak and confused human response to this universal normativity and lawfulness of the universe that has revealed the weaknesses and inadequacies of some of these classical approaches and methodologies. Langdon Gilkey identified three basic approaches to the question of universal normativity and lawfulness of the universe (Gilkey 1959:4-25). I have modified his sets of questions to suit our approach and understanding. Some scholars seek answers to this question through science by raising scientific questions about the universe. But science is a limited form of knowledge. Science deals with mainly causal relationships of created orders or things (Gilkey 1959:7-9). According to science, there is no knowing outside of this created spectrum of the laws of cause and effect. Reducing all the questions of normativity, lawfulness, morality and ethics and origins to finding scientific causal relationships is a serious fallacy—a scientific fallacy. A scientific fallacy seeks to answer the questions of origins, normativity or lawfulness without God the Creator. This study refutes anchoring the ultimate source of origins and universal moral laws on the scientific principles of cause and effect. There is a proper place and role of science as it is the study of parts of God’s creation, that is, the creational or universal physical laws. We exceed the limits of science, however, whenever it is used as foundations of beliefs, morality and ethics and the ultimate source of meaning, purpose and origins. We cannot absolutise science as the only valid source of knowledge. The second set of questionings is referred to by Gilkey as metaphysical or philosophical (Gilkey 1959:9-10). Metaphysical or philosophical questions are different from the scientific questions. A metaphysician or philosopher looks at the entire universe and seeks to decipher its ultimate meaning or purpose and sometimes, just like in science, may even venture to postulate some answers to the questions of origins. What meaning or purpose lies behind the physical and observable universe? Since the goal of metaphysics or philosophy, is to find the ultimate meaning or purpose, this meaning or purpose could be anything, a personal or a non-personal being or a thing. In speculative philosophy, the logic of finding an ultimate source of meaning or purpose may not be based upon a person, or Creator, but on an abstract idea. An idea could be God or God could be an idea. A metaphysical or philosophical fallacy attributes origins, meaning or purpose of the universe and life to an abstract idea and not necessarily God the Creator. Blaise Paschal contrasted the God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob from the god of philosophers and scholars (Paschal 1989:41). This study refutes anchoring the ultimate source of origins, meaning and purpose, and universal moral laws on metaphysical or philosophical principles that are derived from speculative or abstract ideas and not ultimately upon God the Creator. Human speculative reason in metaphysics or philosophy is also limited in scope. It only gives partial knowledge. We exceed the limits of metaphysics or philosophy whenever it is used as the only valid source of knowledge. Human speculative reason is a false place to start seeking answers to the ultimate questions of creation and life. The third set of questioning is referred to by Gilkey as theological or religious (Gilkey 1959:19-25). These are not scientific questions of causal relationships, or metaphysical/philosophical questions of meaning and purpose, but ultimate questions of existence, the reason of creation by the Creator and finding the will of God the Creator. Such questions about the ground of our contingent being, about a transcendent purpose for our short life, and about the Lords of our destiny, are a part of the life of us all. Here we ask why we exist, and on what power that existence depends (Gilkey 1959:20). Theological or religious questions grip our souls. We ask ultimate questions about our existence and being, not dispassionately as in the case of science or in philosophy about things in general that may not necessarily affect our lives ultimately. Theology/religion asserts that the ultimate answers to the reality of our being and existence are rooted ultimately in God the Creator. This God is a Living Being and Creator, not the god of philosophers and scholars. Scientists and philosophers have overly relied on reason and senses as the source of knowledge. Philosophy depends upon human reason, while science depends upon the human senses. There is a proper use of both human reason and human senses, but they cannot be elevated to displace God altogether. On these two human faculties, Blaise Paschal has this to say: Man is so fashioned that he has no reliable guide of truth, but instead has many to guide him falsely. But the most intriguing source of his errors is the struggle between the senses and reason…the two so-called principles of truth—reason and senses—are not only not genuine but are engaged in mutual deception. Through false appearances the senses deceive reason. And just as they trick the soul, they are in turn tricked by it…the senses are influenced by the passions, which produce false impressions (Paschal 1989:58).

One Summer of Surrender

One Summer of Surrender PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description

Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart PDF Book Detail Author: Focus on the Family
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830733620
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 108

Book Description
STUDY #2 IN SERIES Helps women experience emotional and spiritual healing in overcoming past hurts and pains. Provides the opportunity for women to reconnect with their Savior and one another through Bible study, prayer, fellowship and activities. The Women's Ministry Kit gives a leader everything they need to start an effective women's ministry at their church. Trade Paper.

An Introduction to Pleasure

An Introduction to Pleasure PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264

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We Are at War Book 5

We Are at War Book 5 PDF Book Detail Author: Vitalis Chi Nwaneri
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477128751
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 466

Book Description
OUR MISSION Over the past century , the world has been witnessing a gradual decline in the state of global peace.At a recent conference of World Religious Leaders in Assissi, on the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI. These Leaders expressed the concern that the declining state of world peace is partly fueled by growing religious crises like terrorism across the globe. Accordingly, it was resolved that global religious leaders should strive to contribute to the recovery in global peace . Pope Benedict followed up the resolution with his establishment of the Pontifi cal Council on the New Evangeliztion --PCNE to stem the growing De-christianization in most advanced countries and enhance the effectiveness of the weapon of Evangelization as a means of contributing to Global Peace and Religious Freedom. The Pope called on all the Lay Members of The Catholic Church to rise up and contribute to the mission of the PCNE. Our Mission is a humble response to the Popes call. In Book 1, the Author surveyed the teaching and history of the Church through a military perspective. He concluded that WE ARE AT WAR WITH SATAN, the only enemy of God and Man. That war started from the Garden of Eden after mans creation. It has been going on ever since. Author therefore reminds the world that its wars and crises, from the family to the global levels are rooted in this war against Satan, fi ghting us, as it did to Adam and Eve to commit sins by disobeying Gods Commandments. Through our disobedience and sins, we bring, as Adam did, wars and crises from our families to the global levels. Accordingly, the Author concludes that we cannot avoid sins if we do not understand the Teaching of Christ Our Only Leader and recognize the voice, language and strategies of His enemy, Satan in tempting us to sin. The Author views the teaching of Christ as the Pillars that sustain our lives and modern governance against the attacks of the enemy. He therefore warns that driving God out of our private and public lives can only move us faster on the path to wars, crises and declining global peace. He therefore provides in these Books his views on how to avoid sins by recognizing the ways that the enemy, Satan lures us to sin. Through such recognition, we can learn how to avoid its temptations. In the world of today, most sins arise from our denial or lack of knowledge of these sins at all levels of our activities and lives. The principle of the Separation of State and Religion is being misinterpreted to mean denying sins in our political,economic and social lives.In Books 2 and 3, the Author continues his surveys of the enemys strategies to cause wars between Christianity and Secularity and shows how the two can cooperate to fi ght back and reduce our wars and enhance global peace. In Book 4, he shows how the enemy uses us in our various professions to be its agents to cause wars that lead to a decline in peace from our family to the gobal levels. Finally, in Book 5 he surveys the on-going Warfront against our Religious Freedom to obey Gods Commandments in all our Religious and Secular activities.. He concludes with strong Recommendations on building the Knights of The Cross Mission of warriors from our Grass root parish levels of the church to the global leve

The Temptation and the Passion

The Temptation and the Passion PDF Book Detail Author: Ernest Best
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521020596
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 308

Book Description
A new edition in which the author illuminates the manner in which Mark understood Jesus' death.

For Desire Alone

For Desire Alone PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 246

Book Description
The second sensual historical romance in the Mistress Matchmaker series from USA Today Bestselling Author Jess Michaels. A mistress should never be foolish enough to fall in love with her protector, nor trust him with her financial future. Mariah Desmond did both, and now her dearly departed protector has left her with nothing. Forced to seek another protector, she's determined that this time, she'll lead with her survival instinct-not her heart. But when she attends one of Vivien Manning's infamous parties, the familiar face of her late lover's best friend throws her for a loop. A painful past taught John Rycroft that he's not fit to be anyone's knight in shining armor. His soft spot-make that a hard spot-for Mariah is precisely why he's kept his distance. Yet the sight of her flirting with a bevy of men vying to become her next lover makes something inside him snap. As John hauls her bodily away from her suitors, Mariah's indignation melts away in the heat of the sizzling sexual chemistry. She quickly finds it isn't easy to navigate John's stormy emotional waters. Especially when his abusive father's quest to get his son back under his thumb puts her life in danger. Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Lots. This book is the second book in the Mistress Matchmaker series.

Her Perfect Match

Her Perfect Match PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
The steamy conclusion to USA Bestselling Author Jess Michaels' historical romance series, Mistress Matchmaker. Vivien Manning, the notorious Mistress Matchmaker, is tired. Tired of the parties, tired of the lovers, tired of being her. So she decides to leave London behind once and for all and start a whole new life. But before she goes, she must tie up some loose ends, and makes a list that includes a man she’s never been fully able to let go—Benedict Greystone. Benedict was broken when Vivien broke off their affair years ago. When she comes back into his life...and his bed…he isn't certain of anything except the power of their desire. But as Vivien moves closer to disappearing forever, both of them begin to question if the past can be overcome and if love might be the one loose end that cannot be neatly tied up. Length: Full Length Novel Heat Level: Off the charts. This book is the third book in the Mistress Matchmaker series.

The Midwife s Choice At Home in Trinity Book 2

The Midwife s Choice  At Home in Trinity Book  2  PDF Book Detail Author: Delia Parr
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441229035
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love. Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible.

Summa Theologica book I II

Summa Theologica book I   II PDF Book Detail Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3748101252
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 1215

Book Description
Since, as Damascene states (De Fide Orth. ii, 12), man is said to be made in God's image, in so far as the image implies "an intelligent being endowed with free-will and self-movement": now that we have treated of the exemplar, i.e. God, and of those things which came forth from the power of God in accordance with His will; it remains for us to treat of His image, i.e. man, inasmuch as he too is the principle of his actions, as having free-will and control of his actions.

Beautiful Distraction

Beautiful Distraction PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

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Pleasuring the Lady

Pleasuring the Lady PDF Book Detail Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description