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Salvation

Salvation is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from a dire situation. In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from its consequences; the academic study of salvation is called soteriology. In religion, salvation is the saving of the soul from its consequences, it may be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects. Salvation is considered to be caused only by the grace of God. Religions emphasize that man is a sinner by nature and that the penalty of sin is death. Therefore, God became a man to save anyone who will believe that He died, at the third day He rose again to save sinners. In contemporary Judaism, refers to God redeeming the people of Israel from their various exiles; this includes the final redemption from the present exile. Judaism holds. Jews do not subscribe to the doctrine of original sin. Instead, they place a high value on individual morality as defined in the law of God — embodied in what Jews know as the Torah or The Law, given to Moses by God on biblical Mount Sinai.

In Judaism, salvation is related to the idea of redemption, a saving from the states or circumstances that destroy the value of human existence. God, as the universal spirit and Creator of the World, is the source of all salvation for humanity, provided an individual honours God by observing his precepts. So redemption or salvation depends on the individual. Judaism stresses that salvation cannot be obtained through anyone else or by just invoking a deity or believing in any outside power or influence; the Jewish concept of Messiah visualises the return of the prophet Elijah as the harbinger of one who will redeem the world from war and suffering, leading mankind to universal brotherhood under the fatherhood of one God. The Messiah is not considered as a future divine or supernatural being but as a dominating human influence in an age of universal peace, characterised by the spiritual regeneration of humanity. In Judaism, salvation is not limited to those of the Jewish faith; when Jews refer to themselves as the chosen people of God, they do not imply they have been chosen for special favours and privileges but rather they have taken it upon themselves to show to all peoples by precept and example the ethical way of life.

When examining Jewish intellectual sources throughout history, there is a spectrum of opinions regarding death versus the afterlife. An over-simplification, one source says salvation can be achieved in the following manner: Live a holy and righteous life dedicated to Yahweh, the God of Creation. Fast and celebrate during the appropriate holidays. By origin and nature, Judaism is an ethnic religion. Therefore, salvation has been conceived in terms of the destiny of Israel as the elect people of Yahweh, the God of Israel. In the biblical text of Psalms, there is a description of death, when people go into the earth or the "realm of the dead" and cannot praise God; the first reference to resurrection is collective in Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones, when all the Israelites in exile will be resurrected. There is a reference to individual resurrection in the Book of Daniel, the last book of the Hebrew Bible, it was not until the 2nd century BCE that there arose a belief in an afterlife, in which the dead would be resurrected and undergo divine judgment.

Before that time, the individual had to be content that his posterity continued within the holy nation. The salvation of the individual Jew was connected to the salvation of the entire people; this belief stemmed directly from the teachings of the Torah. In the Torah, God taught his people sanctification of the individual. However, he expected them to function together and be accountable to one another; the concept of salvation was tied to that of restoration for Israel. During the Second Temple Period, the Sadducees, High Priests, denied any particular existence of individuals after death because it wasn't written in the Torah, while the Pharisees, ancestors of the rabbis, affirmed both bodily resurrection and immortality of the soul, most based on the influence of Hellenistic ideas about body and soul and the Pharisaic belief in the Oral Torah; the Pharisees maintained that after death, the soul is connected to God until the messianic era when it is rejoined with the body in the land of Israel at the time of resurrection.

According to the Gospel of John, Jesus said "salvation is from the Jews." This is in accordance with the Jewish concept of salvation, is a possible reference to Isaiah 49:6. Christianity’s primary premise is that the incarnation and death of Jesus Christ formed the climax of a divine plan for humanity’s salvation; this plan was conceived by God consequent on the Fall of Adam, the progenitor of the human race, it would be completed at the Last Judgment, when the Second Coming of Christ would mark the catastrophic end of the world. For Christianity, salvation is only possible through Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross was the once-for-all sacrifice that atoned for the sin of humanity; the Christian religion, though not the exclusive possessor of the idea of redemption, has given to it a special definiteness and a dominant position. Taken in its wides

Belvidere High School (Illinois)

Belvidere High School is located in at 1500 East Avenue, Illinois in Boone County. On the afternoon of April 21, 1967, an F4 tornado struck the school, killing 13 students and staff, tossing buses as students were being dismissed; the tornado was part of the 1967 Oak Lawn tornado outbreak. It was the sixth worse loss of life at an American school as a result of tornadoes, the worst since 1955. To mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, a memorial to the lives lost in the tornado was erected in front of Belvidere High School in 2007. Belvidere competes in the Northern Illinois Conference, is a member of the Illinois High School Association. Teams are stylized as the Bucs. BHS Sports: Football, Cheerleading, Dance, Tennis, Track & Field, Softball, Volleyball, Hockey and Cross Country; the school won back–to–back state championships in football in the autumns of 1993 and 1994. Belvidere High School's current biggest rival is Belvidere North High School. Before that school was created, Rockford Boylan Central Catholic High School was their biggest sports rival.

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Get It On (T. Rex song)

"Get It On" is a song by the British glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior. Written by frontman Marc Bolan, "Get It On" was the second chart-topper for T. Rex on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it was retitled "Bang a Gong" to avoid confusion with a song of the same name by the group Chase. Following the success of T. Rex's single, "Hot Love", the band went on a United States tour. While in New York in March of 1971, Bolan asked drummer Bill Legend to help him brainstorm drum patterns for a song idea that would become "Get It On". Bolan claimed to have written the song out of his desire to record Chuck Berry's "Little Queenie", said that the riff was taken from the Berry tune. In fact, a edited line from "Little Queenie" is said at the fade of "Get It On". According to producer Tony Visconti, this line was an unscripted ad-lib by Bolan during recording; this was the song that ended the once-solid friendship between Bolan and John Peel, after Peel made clear his lack of enthusiasm for it on air after playing his advance white label copy.

Bolan and Peel only spoke once more before the former's death in 1977. The track was recorded at Trident Studios and the piano on the record was performed by either Rick Wakeman or Blue Weaver. Mark Paytress notes that both pianists may have played separate parts on the song, with Wakeman contributing only the piano glissandos that feature several times throughout the song. Wakeman, desperate for work at the time to pay his rent, had bumped into Bolan in Oxford Street, who offered him the session. Wakeman pointed out to Tony Visconti that the record did not need a piano player. Visconti suggested. Wakeman said that Visconti could do that, to which Bolan replied, "You want your rent, don't you?" Wakeman did, earned £9 for his efforts. Saxophones were played by Ian McDonald of King Crimson. Producer Visconti recalled: "He played all the saxes, one baritone and two altos. I bounced the altos to one track. I bounced the backup vocals to two tracks, making an interesting stereo image." Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan provided back up vocals.

During a December 1971 Top of the Pops performance, Elton John mimed a piano on the song. This performance is the video clip for the song which has aired on various music-video outlets such as VH1 Classic. US: Reprise / 1032 UK: Fly Records / BUG 10 Germany: Ariola / 10 327 AT Denmark: Stateside / 6E 006-92700 France: Columbia / CBS 7393"Get It On" – 4:25 "There Was a Time" – 1:00 "Raw Ramp" – 4:14 Marc Bolan: lead vocals, guitar Rick Wakeman: piano and Hammond organ Ian McDonald: baritone and alto saxophone Steve Currie: bass guitar Bill Legend: drums, tambourine Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan: backing vocals It spent four weeks at the top in the UK, starting 24 July 1971, it was the group's biggest hit overall, with Bolan claiming that it sold a million, it peaked on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at number ten and at #12 in the Cash Box Top 100 in March 1972, becoming the band's only major US hit. The song reached No. 12 in Canada in March 1972. "Get It On" was covered by The Power Station in 1985.

Their version – referred to as "Get It On" in the US – was released as their second single from their debut album. The track was a strong hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, where the single peaked at number nine in the summer of 1985. Meanwhile, in the UK, the song reached number 22 on the UK Singles Chart; when Robert Palmer heard that the other Power Station members had recorded demos of the song, he asked to try out vocals for it. Before long, the band had decided to record the entire album with Palmer; this single, along with "Some Like It Hot", became The Power Station's signature songs. On 13 July 1985, The Power Station, had a participation at Live Aid, on the Philadelphia concert, in which the band performed the song, this time, with the British singer Michael Des Barres on vocals; the female dancer featured in the video is American dancer/singer-songwriter Sara Carlson. The song was performed live on the Miami Vice episode "Whatever Works", with Michael Des Barres on vocals, where all of the then-touring group had cameos.

US: Capitol Records / B-5479 UK: Parlophone / R 6096 Australia: EMI / A1510 Europe: EMI / 20 0632 7 US: Capitol Records / V8646 UK: Parlophone / 12R 6096 Europe: Parlophone / 1C K 060 20 0631 6 Canada: Capitol Records / V 75107 Blondie recorded a live version of the song on 4 November 1978 at The Paradise Ballroom in Boston, MA, which can be found on their 1978 live album, on the 2001 reissue of Parallel Lines. In 1979, studio disco group Witch Queen released a disco version of the song, titled, "Bang A Gong", it peaked at number eight on the disco charts. British dance act Bus Stop sampled the vocals from the T. Rex original in their 2000 pseudo-cover of the song, which charted at No. 59 in the UK