Oct. 16 2013
Readings for mid-term: Reading #1 to #8.
Week of the mid-term will be in Tory Building. Week after reading week, we return to
303 Patterson Hall.
Contract between God and Abraham
Each patriarch renewed their contract with God (Isaac, Jacob).
Links God to people as a whole.
Law of entire society
Salvation in Judaism
Collective agreement between God and Jews to protect covenant.
Keeping God’s laws
Heaven and Hell play small parts of the religion
What happens after life is God’s business
The believers’job is to obey God’s laws
The danger: sin, hell
Corruption of souls, eternal separation from God
Sin and death are always linked
All babies are born with sin becauseAdam and Eve sinned.
Original sin: forbidden fruit
To be liberated of sin, one has to be reborn. In order to be reborn, they have to get rid