Christianity and Inner Peace

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Christianity and Islam Draft/scaffold of How both guide to inner peace Christianity Peace: a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations. Inner peace: is peace with God, as expressed in relationships with others and ultimately in world peace. Judgement: Why inner peace is important to them: World peace can only come from the desire of individuals to be at peace with God and each other, and that can only come from inner peace of the individuals. Quotes for inner peace: * John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” * 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self discipline.” * Romans 8:6 “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” * John 16:33 “ I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have over come the world.” What are some of the ways they seek inner peace * Prayer: either communal or personal setting provides a means to reflect on the nature of peace on their lives * Meditation: assisting to cope with the pressures of contemporary lifestyles. What are they taking away? * Stress * Anxiety * Sin * Anger * Fear Islam Peace: is freedom from disturbance making it quiet and tranquility. Inner Peace: is a fundamental aim of Islam as it is based on the notion of peace as an essential element. The word “Islam” itself comes from Arabic words for peace ‘selm’ and ‘salam’. Inner peace is essential for Muslims as it is viewed for the world to be at peace, one must be at rest with one’s own desires and ambition. Judgement Why is

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