2/18/2013 Religion isn’t a vital part of my life and it’s not something I necessarily believe in. By saying that, it does not mean I don’t have a religion or I didn’t grow up religious, because I did. I come from very religious family with firm beliefs. As I grew older and learned new things I also began to doubt things I was told when I was younger. Stories I heard at church started to sound like fairytales and other religions would contradict my own and I wonder what the truth was. I was born to Catholic family from Mexico and I was baptized Catholic when I was a year old. My mom would take me and brothers to church every Sunday for Mass. As a kid church wasn’t too interesting to me. The real reason I ever even wanted to go was for the free coffee and donuts. I had something to believe in though, because of all the things mom would tell me about God, The Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ. My mom taught me all my prayers to and how to ask for forgiveness. In a way the church taught me right from wrong and it scared me to think what would happen to me if I did something wrong and I believe that was the whole point. As I grew older I started to have so many questions about God and Christ and the stories from the bible. Questions like why are we been with original sin or how can God hear me when and everyone else at the same time. I think the worst part of it was that no one could give me any answers or any answers that I understood anyway. My mom’s answer to every question I had was “don’t question God” or “just because”. I don’t know if it was me just being a rebellious teenager or the lack of answers to my questions, but I drifted away from religion and I stopped going to church. Religion then became uninteresting to me and irrelevant. I had stopped going to church, I refused to do my first…
4. By what was Jesus declared to be the Son of God in power 1:4? Spirit of holiness
5. What had Paul received through Jesus Christ in 1:5? Grace and apostleship
6. For what purpose has he received these things in 1:5? For his name’s sake
7. Paul says his ministry focused on calling people to __________ (1:5 and 16:26).Obedience that comes from faith
8. How does Paul identify the recipients of the letter in 1:6-7? Loved by God and called to be saints.
How does the identification…
created by god and that his hand brought the world about. I sure do believe that God created the entire universe and mankind. The scripture is Genesis 1:1 and David proclaimed his creation in Psalms 139:13-16(Weider & Gutierrez, Consider, pgs.55-56).
2. The Question of Identity
The worldview says that God created man. This is well known from Genesis. Also, the saying created mankind above the animals and man was created. This is all back up in the Psalm. Genesis 2:15 “in the image of God.” Psalm…
William Coy Philosophy and Ethics
Chapter 1: The Death of God In this first chapter Blackburn is trying to make a case about if god is “Dead or Alive.” And I believe that he does a good job of coming up with different ways to show each side. When you say is he “Dead or Alive” it is not meant to be taken his physical appearance, but his morals and standards. On page ten Blackburn writes, “If god is dead, everything is permitted? It might seem to be true: without a lawgiver, how can there…
Closer look into
Judaism and Christianity
Why talk about religion? Religion is important and plays a major role in everyone’s life and is sometimes the basis of an individual’s moral values. My last job put me under the influence of an older Jewish gentleman and we became fast friends. We would often take lunch together and I would usually question, out of pure curiosity, some of his mannerisms that I found interesting. Through him I was introduced to…
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Christianity Page 1
Events in the Life of Jesus
List, in order, what Christians might regard as
the most important 5-10 events in the life of
Event What happened and why is this event important for
Jesus was born, this marks a great day, as the Lord's son was born and the world freed
When Jesus died for our sins
When jesus came back to life after he dies, only to teach his disciples about the land…
for 22 C.E. “Kingdom of God.” Prophetic Texts: Isaiah, Danisc, Malachi, Enoch
4.) Jewish Historical Tradition
a. Jesus as messiah (26-28 C.E.?) John “The Baptist” at the righteous one, Line of David, accepted by majority, killed by Romans as political enemy.
b. James (brother of Jesus) Heir to messianic branch- All “pious” Jews in belief and ritual only Jews enter the kingdom of heaven.
5.) Paul “The Mythmaker” (40-63 C.E.) Hellenized Jew- Cousin of Herod? Visions from God: Jesus was divine sacrifice…
What do you think is the most significant aspect of your religion?
God created the world and has made us to be like Him. However, in doing so we have sinned and so therefore, God sent Jesus who was perfect and sinless, to die upon a cross for us, If we believe that we can be saved and be perfect and we can have eternal life. That is the most fundamental aspect because this is basically one of the most significant reasons Christianity is all about.
2) What do you think others need to know about…
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picture into sharper relief,1 that the saying about the little flock will become still more true in spite of all the Church's pastoral and missionary efforts.
The Christian is convinced that in order to achieve salvation man must believe in God, and not merely in God but in Christ; that this faith is not merely a positive commandment from which one could be dispensed under certain conditions; that membership of the one true Church does not constitute a merely extrinsic condition from which it would be…
season?) of life I chose to rebel against anything that remotely involved God. In my rebellion I chose to rebel against anything that stated I had to be normal and go by the status quo or anything that involved God. If the life I had been given was indicative of what was right, normal or God blessed, my anger, hurt, grief and pain urged me to rebel. If this god my God loving grandmother constantly spoke so highly spoke of, this god who was so loving, so fatherly; why wasn’t he being that father to me…