Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Read more here. Introduction Isaiah 45:7 emphasizes the sovereignty of God over all aspects of creation, both positive and negative. Interpretation This verse highlights God’s ultimate control over the universe. He creates both light and darkness, peace and calamity. It underscores His omnipotence and the belief that all things, good and bad, are within His divine authority. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Encourages believers to recognize God’s sovereignty and trust in His control over all circumstances, both favorable and challenging. 2. Philosophy Promotes contemplation on the nature… Read More

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Ontology

The term “ontology” comes from the Greek words “ὤν” (ōn), meaning “being” or “existence,” and “λόγος” (logos), meaning “study” or “discourse.” Here’s a detailed chronological breakdown: 1. Proto-Indo-European (PIE) The PIE root “*es-” means “to be.” 2. Ancient Greek From the PIE root, the Ancient Greek word “ὤν” (ōn) developed, which is the present participle of “εἰμί” (eimí), meaning “to be.” The suffix “-λογία” (-logia) comes from “λόγος” (logos), meaning “word,” “study,” or “science.” Combined, “ὀντολογία” (ontologia) means “the study of being.” 3. Late Latin The Greek “ὀντολογία” (ontologia) was adopted into Late Latin as “ontologia,” retaining the same meaning of “the study of being.” 4. Middle English (c. 11th… Read More

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Epistemology

The term “epistemology” comes from the Greek words “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē), meaning “knowledge,” and “λόγος” (logos), meaning “study” or “discourse.” Here’s a detailed chronological breakdown: 1. Proto-Indo-European (PIE) The PIE root “*weid-” means “to see” or “to know.” 2. Ancient Greek From the PIE root, the Ancient Greek word “ἐπίσταμαι” (epistamai) developed, meaning “to know.” The noun “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē) means “knowledge” or “understanding.” The word “λόγος” (logos) means “study,” “discourse,” or “reason.” 3. Late Latin The Greek terms “ἐπιστήμη” (epistēmē) and “λόγος” (logos) were adopted into Late Latin as “episteme” and “logos,” respectively, maintaining their meanings. 4. Middle English (c. 11th to 15th century CE) The Latin terms influenced Middle English,… Read More

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Psalm 23:1-6 (KJV)

“[1] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. [2] He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. [3] He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. [4] Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. [5] Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. [6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of… Read More

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Romans 12:19 (KJV)

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” Read more here. Introduction Romans 12:19 advises against taking personal vengeance, encouraging believers to leave judgment and retribution to God. Interpretation This verse instructs Christians to refrain from seeking revenge, emphasizing that vengeance belongs to the Lord, who will repay according to His justice. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Encourages believers to trust in God’s justice and to avoid taking retribution into their own hands. 2. Philosophy Promotes the exploration of ethical responses to wrongdoing, emphasizing forgiveness and trust in a higher justice.… Read More

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Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Read more here. Introduction Proverbs 29:18 emphasizes the necessity of vision and adherence to the law for the well-being and happiness of individuals and communities. Interpretation This verse suggests that without a guiding vision or revelation, people lose direction and purpose, leading to disorder and decline. Conversely, those who follow the law and adhere to righteous principles experience happiness and fulfillment. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Highlights the importance of divine guidance and adherence to God’s commandments for a prosperous spiritual life. 2. Philosophy Encourages the exploration of visionary leadership… Read More

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2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV)

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” Read more here. Introduction 2 Corinthians 7:10 distinguishes between two types of sorrow: godly sorrow that leads to repentance and salvation, and worldly sorrow that leads to death. Interpretation This verse teaches that sorrow for sin, when aligned with godly intent, leads to genuine repentance and salvation. In contrast, worldly sorrow, which lacks genuine repentance, results in spiritual and emotional death. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Encourages believers to embrace godly sorrow for their sins, leading to true repentance and salvation. 2. Philosophy Explores the nature of… Read More

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Matthew 7:18-19 (KJV)

“[18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [19] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” Read more here. Introduction Matthew 7:18-19 uses the metaphor of trees and their fruit to illustrate the moral quality of individuals and the consequences of their actions. Interpretation These verses teach that the intrinsic nature of a person determines their actions. Good individuals produce good deeds, while corrupt individuals produce evil deeds. Those who do not produce good fruit face judgment. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Encourages believers to cultivate good character… Read More

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Isaiah 5:21 (KJV)

“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Read more here. Introduction Isaiah 5:21 issues a warning against self-conceit and overestimating one’s wisdom and prudence, highlighting the danger of arrogance. Interpretation This verse condemns those who are overly self-reliant and prideful in their own wisdom, ignoring the guidance and wisdom of God. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Emphasizes the need for humility and reliance on God’s wisdom rather than self-conceit. 2. Philosophy Encourages the exploration of humility and the recognition of human limitations in the pursuit of knowledge. 3. Psychology Highlights the psychological pitfalls of arrogance and the importance… Read More

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Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Read more here. Introduction Isaiah 5:20 issues a stern warning against moral inversion, where individuals mislabel evil as good and good as evil, leading to societal and ethical confusion. Interpretation This verse condemns those who distort moral values, equating evil with good and vice versa, thus creating confusion and undermining ethical standards. Modern Day Application Across Various Fields 1. Theology Reinforces the importance of maintaining clear moral and ethical distinctions as outlined in Scripture. 2. Philosophy Promotes the exploration of objective moral… Read More

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