Be Fruitful and Multiply

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Author: R. Michael Tarpley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449052041

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

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"Be Fruitful And Multiply" is a fresh and forward look at how we as believers, have not only been commanded to prosper by God (mind, body, and soul), but have equally been designed and equipped by Him to do so. During the course of this book we'll discuss God's incredible revelation of pregnancy, and how it relates to us given birth to our full potential. Yes! I said 'our', because God's perfect intent is not to bless everyone else and leave you out. However, there is a process to becoming spiritually pregnant, just as there is a process to becoming naturally pregnant. As you read this book I believe that the revelation will speak directly to you, the reader, to get up and participate with God's plan for your life. This is not to discourage you, or to make you feel ashamed, on the contrary, it speaks directly to you in order to inspire you to show greatness. Some of the questions that this book will address are: "What is my purpose?," "Can I make it through this pain?," "Am I waiting on God or is God waiting on me?," "When is the right time to get pregnant?," and "Is ministry just preaching?" If you have asked yourself any or all of these questions, then without a doubt you will want to read this book in its entirety. Now, let's go forward and participate with God, believing big and doing big, because truly, nothing just happens, especially birth. "Be Fruitful And Multiply"

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Author: Andrew J. Schmutzer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725244788

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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In this study, Andrew J. Schmutzer puts his hand to an in-depth study of the Creation Mandate, known within Reformed theology as the Cultural Mandate. His analysis focuses on key texts of God's blessing in Genesis 1-11. In particular, Schmutzer explores the theological significance of Genesis 1:28 using a biblical-theological approach sensitive to the biblical literature. Delving into such issues as the nature of divine blessing, humankind's royal stewardship, and the role of the image of God, this study draws the reader back to the biblical text as the "lead carriage" for foundational questions in contemporary faith. The result is theological "grist," primed to address the related issues of ecological crisis, social oppression, gender studies, and eco-theology. How one understands the Creation Mandate has serious implications. Be Fruitful and Multiply provides a sharp tool to help address these serious issues.

Tabernacle of David Paperback Book

Tabernacle of David Paperback Book

Author: Dr T A Makoni

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387304905

Category:

Page: 258

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The Tabernacle of David is a key revelation to national impact by the Church. It restores the place of believers as kings and priests who should not choose one function above another. They should exercise both functions for Kingdom expansion. It provides case studies from competing worldviews on how to disciple our world. Jesus said, "Go disciple nations!" So far the Church has been doing a poor job of this. I believe that this revelation is one more cog in the wheel that will help believers take their place of influence and advance the Kingdom mandate on earth. May His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is Heaven!

Population, Consumption, and the Environment

Population, Consumption, and the Environment

Author: Harold Coward

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791499931

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 668

Shows how the major world religions view the environmental problems of over population and excess resource consumption, and how they approach possible solutions.

Living the Life Unexpected

Living the Life Unexpected

Author: Jody Day

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509809042

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 282

‘The book to recommend to patients when they face coming to terms with unavoidable childlessness.' – British Medical Journal In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the experience of involuntary childlessness and provides a powerful, practical guide to help those negotiating a future without children come to terms with their grief; a grief that is only just beginning to be recognized by society. This friendly, practical, humorous and honest guide from one of the world’s most respected names in childless support offers compassion and understanding and shows how it’s possible to move towards a creative, happy, meaningful and fulfilling future – even if it’s not the one you had planned. Millions of people are now living a life without children, almost double that of a generation ago and the numbers are rising still. Although some are childfree by choice, many others are childless due to infertility or circumstance and are struggling to come to terms with their uncertain future. Although most people think that those without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want’ to be parents, the truth is much more complex. Jody Day was forty-four when she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and in 2011 created Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women which has now helped almost two million people worldwide. This edition, previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, has been extensively revised and updated, with significant additional content and case studies from forty involuntarily childless people (mostly women) from around the world.

Genesis, Science, and the Beginning

Genesis, Science, and the Beginning

Author: Benjamin D. Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532643316

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Christian apologist Ben Smith believes that the creation account in Genesis 1 can be read literally and historically as a real week of seven normal days without contradicting modern astronomy and geology regarding the age of the universe and Earth. Many Christians are divided over how to reconcile Genesis with modern science, and this book evaluates all of the major options, ultimately concluding that the Bible allows for an old universe and Earth in a way that is also scientifically accurate. A former Young Earth creationist, Smith now believes that the age of creation is not specified in the Bible, and therefore scientists are free to answer the question. He believes that Christians should not hide from the controversy over the age of the Earth, but should take a fresh look at the text and be impressed with its accuracy.

Childfree across the Disciplines

Childfree across the Disciplines

Author: Davinia Thornley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978823105

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Recently, childfree people have been foregrounded in mainstream media. More than seven percent of Western women choose to remain childfree and this figure is increasing. Being childfree challenges the ‘procreation imperative’ residing at the center of our hetero-normative understandings, occupying an uneasy position in relation to—simultaneously—traditional academic ideologies and prevalent social norms. After all, as Adi Avivi recognizes, "if a woman is not a mother, the patriarchal social order is in danger." This collection engages with these (mis)perceptions about childfree people: in media representations, demographics, historical documents, and both psychological and philosophical models. Foundational pieces from established experts on the childfree choice--Rhonny Dam, Laurie Lisle, Christopher Clausen, and Berenice Fisher--appear alongside both activist manifestos and original scholarly work, comprehensively brought together. Academics and activists in various disciplines and movements also riff on the childfree life: its implications, its challenges, its conversations, and its agency—all in relation to its inevitability in the 21st century. Childfree across the Disciplines unequivocally takes a stance supporting the subversive potential of the childfree choice, allowing readers to understand childfreedom as a sense of continuing potential in who—or what—a person can become.

I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring

I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring

Author: Jamie Viands

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620324851

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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After creating man and woman, God's first recorded blessing upon them is "be fruitful and multiply." Like the blessings of food and health, the human experience of procreation is so common that we may overlook its importance within the biblical narrative. However, I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring, a comprehensive examination of the progeny blessing, demonstrates that this motif is both prevalent and significant within the Old Testament by tracing its development throughout the redemptive-historical narrative. Viands identifies different progeny blessing traditions associated with the Abrahamic covenant, the Sinai covenant, and the new covenant, and describes their interrelationships as well as their relationship to the universal blessing first found in Genesis 1. This study lays the foundation for a biblical worldview of human proliferation, contributing to contemporary discussions concerning whether humans are obligated to bear children as well as procreation ethics.