Category Archives: Essays on Religion

Introduction of Christianity on the American Continent

Before the Europeans came to America, the Native Americans believed that there was a spirit for everything which influenced their concept of religion. Most of the Europeans who settled in America held staunch Christian beliefs.  Some of these settlers were Protestants while a great many of them held Catholic beliefs. Freedom of religion was guaranteed by the Constitution as a fundamental human right which encouraged many different sects to establish their version of the faith and their own churches. Many of these new movements flourished and became established and prominent because of the number of adherents which they attracted. Religion gained new prominence during the 20th century when immigrants from Europe flocked into America.

Influence of Hellenism on Second Temple Judaism

When Alexander the Great Invaded the Persian Empire of King Darius, Judea was a small town of no importance in the kingdom of Darius. Like all other smaller states within the Kingdom of Darius, Judea was allowed to conduct its own cultural and religious affairs. When Alexander and his legions marched through the narrow straits in northwestern, known as the “Hellespont” which connected Turkey to the Aegean Sea to defeat Darius, this was the first historical encounter between the Jews and the Greeks, which changed Western Civilization.  The Jews being inspired and awed by Alexander created a unique Jewish legend regarding him.

Essay: Disagreement from Religion

Sample Essay

However, apart from disagreeing with the religion and the beliefs of his people, he adored the rest of their practices such as marriage among others. In this regard, he was married to Sarai with whom they could not bear a child, since she was barren. It is through his strong believe that God decided to call him to be His servant.

Essay: Paul the Apostle

Sample Essay

Do you think Saul deserved to become Paul the Apostle?

Yes, I do.

Why?

Saul was a persecutor of Christians who encountered Christ on his way to Damascus to kill Christians. He was prayed for by Ananias to restore his sight and God commanded him to preach the gospel (Acts 9:1 -22). As an Apostle, he travelled widely, preaching the word all over the Roman Empire.