Understanding religions in general can be very complex. There are different personal interpretations therefore creating a wide variety of religious denominations. When I was given the opportunity to learn about a religion that I knew nothing about I was nervous, because I would consider myself to be a spiritual person not a religious person. I decided to learn more about the Mormon religion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have to admit I have heard some negative stereotypes regarding the Mormon religion, so I felt I had a responsibility to learn more and find out for myself what the Mormon religion was truly about.
Mormonism: Christian or not? Frank Thomas XBCOM/275 May 3, 2015 Michael Schoonmaker Mormonism: Christian or not? Introduction Today’s religions hold many different beliefs than each other one does. Christianity is no different. With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind.
McCloskey contended against the three mystical verifications, which are the cosmological argument, the argument from design and the teleological argument. He called attention to the presence of evil on the planet that God made. He likewise called attention to that it is irrational to live by trust or faith. As indicated by McCloskey, confirmations do not essentially assume a fundamental part in the conviction of God. Page 62 of the article expresses that "most theists do not come to have faith in God as a premise for religious conviction, however come to religion as a consequence of different reasons and variables."
Calvin’s idea of predestination suggests that some people are God’s ‘elect’ and that, after death, these ‘elect’ will join God in heaven. Believers in predestination claim that our actions, whether ‘elect’ or ‘damned’, are predestined or decided by God; meaning that we have very little, if any at all, free will in our decision making or actions. This theory of predestination often leads people to believe in a God ‘who favours some but not all of his creation’, which would be intrinsically linked to miracles in the sense that, regardless of what we do, God has already decided whether he will interact with the world or perform a miracle. Miracles, in this sense, are seen not as unsystematic breaches of natural law but rather as the eternal intention of God for the world. For this reason, people who agree with Calvin in believing in predestination often find it difficult to understand why miracles aren’t common occurrences.
The research and testing is done to either prove or disprove the hypothesis. This research is used to make a prediction and a theory as to why something happened is developed. Dr. E. Stanley Jones states “Prior to the age of science, truth was determined philosophically, by debate. But the scientific method has brought the search for truth out of the lecture hall and into the laboratory.” (Christianity.com 2013). However, the scientific method is only a way of seeking the truth.
Is Religion and Theology Scientific? Religion and Theology are two terms that are often confused when it comes to their study. Religion is based on faiths and beliefs when it comes to the acceptance of superhuman powers in the form of God or gods. On the other hand theology is the study of God thought. This is especially true of Christianity.
The use of faith as a foundation of getting and recieving knowledge is a contreversial topic that has been debated. Faith in the bible is basically what the belief of God is about, having hope for a supernatural being that nobody can implant within you. Human beings always want to inquire more, but for some people inquiring more knowledge means to actually feel it and sense it in order to believe it. To some extent this is the opposite of faith, because faith however is a belief on something or someone without needing to get that “evidence”. There are more than seven billion people on our planet and each individual has a different belief, but why is it that faith as an individual is such a controversial topic?
There Are No Such Things as Miracles The subject about miracles is strongly opinionated, there are a lot of assumptions, theories and happenings that can lead a person to believing whether miracles do or don’t happen. It all relies on the person’s belief and what they follow. A miracle is usually defined by ‘unexplainable events that break the laws of nature’. There are different types of miracles that most of us have probably heard about, for example, miracles of healing, exorcism, resurrection and nature. The belief in a miracle can come from either experiencing them or religious reasons and explanations.
Religious and Ethnic Groups Zorri McKinley ETH/125 June 2, 2013 Tanya Roundtree Religious and Ethnic Groups There are many religions out in the world today, and each religion has their own beliefs, worship practices, or values that they follow. With the different religions out in the world today, we should educate ourselves about them before making any assumptions about them. Mormons, is a religious group that believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the son of God (http://mormon.org/). Mormons have beliefs, values and worship practices that differs from other religions, but even though they are different, it is a good idea for a person to educate themselves about any religion before discussing any topics, in order to have a better understand, and not treat a particular religion differently because without a full understanding of their values, and what they believe in, a person could look at them differently in a negative way. For example, when it comes to
For example: * Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognizes four canonized scriptures: the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Many Mormons consider them to be inerrant in their original form: However, the Church does not teach that the Bible is the Will of God. It teaches that the Bible contains the Will of God. "...the Bible makes no claim to absolute inerrancy, and in fact specifically repudiates this notion." Since the religious texts of various religions and denominations differ greatly from one another, only one of them (at most) can be truly inerrant and infallible.