Religion Final

Religion Final - Religion Final 8 May 2008 2. In Exodus,...

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Religion Final 8 May 2008 2 . In Exodus , Moses questions his instructions from God repeatedly. He originally doubts God’s decision to choose Moses as the person to liberate the Jews from the oppression of the Egyptians . Moses says, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” CITATION Hol892 \ l 1033 God relieves him of his fears immediately by offering his assistance in the liberation , should Moses comply with the plan. Later, in the wilderness, while leading the Hebrews to the Promised Land , he questions whether God had decided to lead his people out of a life of slavery , only to fall in the wilderness of hunger and thirst. Here, Moses says, “…for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger .” CITATION Hol892 \ l 1033 Similarly , Jesus questions God’s plans with a degree of uncertainty. He claims that God is taking his son’s life , not of Jesus’ will, but by his own decision. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus cries , “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet not CITATION Hol892 \ l 1033 (Holy Bible 1989) CITATION Hol892 \ l 1033 (Holy Bible 1989)
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what I want , but what you want.” CITATION Hol89 \ l 1033 He is not ready to forfeit his life
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