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Unformatted text preview: A connection with the divine is achieved by first repenting which would then grant humankind access to a new life in the “kingdom of God”. This new life is focused on devotion to God, their Father, because Jesus taught his disciples to depend on God like a child would a parent. This familial connection with God is further solidified by believing in Jesus and following his teachings. The divine human being is conceived as being aware of God’s overwhelming love for humanity and channeling that love towards others through their actions. This is achieved by abiding by the Golden Rule, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you;” (Novak, 242). Furthermore, the divine human being should be patient, humble, compassionate, loving, and forgiving....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 4 taught by Professor Bartchy during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.
- Winter '08