Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different. For example the most important text in Christianity is The Bible (that consist of The Old Testament and New Testament). Jews however, consider the TaKa’kh their “holy book” (which consist of mostly The Old Testament). When a Jewish prayer is taking place, Hebrew is spoken; when a Christian prays they do it in the language they regularly speak. Furthermore, Christians believe in heaven, hell, and purgatory, in other words, they believe that where they will go after death depends on the way they have executed life.
Explain the importance of Christianity in the ethical decision making of adherents. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus the Son of God. Christians, adherents of Christianity follow the Bible and its various teachings. The Old and the New Testament give examples of the way Christians should live their life by following Prophets and Jesus himself. It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians.
Explain the main ethical principles of religion you have studied (25 marks) Christianity is a religion of many different branches and because of this there is no universal set of ethics. This lack of absolute ethics amongst Christians is due to the diversity of Christianity as there are many denominations for example Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestantism. Roman Catholic Christianity bases its ethics on the Holy Bible and the magisterium which consists of the Pope and the cardinals; in contrast to Protestantism that sees the Holy Bible as the only source of authority. Though both denominations follow the bible they interpret and accept the different parts of the bible. In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics.
God). Although all three religions have very different views and ways of living their life, they are essentially the same in terms of the way that they see the world, effectively portraying the idea that there are many paths that lead to one goal. Judaism There have been many covenants notified in Judaism; Most importantly, the covenant formed with Abram, the Mosaic covenant and the covenant with Israel. A biblical covenant is an agreement found in the Bible between God and His people in which God makes specific promises and demands. A covenant is a type of contract, but more.
Many changes took place with this reform that somewhat mimicked Christian churches. Choirs were added, and services were even shortened. The quest of the reform was to ensure that Judaism was looked on as an evolving religion that was not forever fixed around the Torah with no changes. These reformed congregations are in abundance throughout the United States. The largest movement within the United States is the Conservative Judaism.
There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world. There are also two main categories these sources fall into; intellectual or instinctual. The Bible “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be fully qualified, equipped for every good work.” For orthodox Protestants (Jehovah’s witnesses) and Evangelical Christians they affirm the Bible, first and foremost, as the inspired narrative of God's loving plan of redemption for His creation. These sects of Christianity tend to believe that the Bible is the only method that should be used when making ethical decisions, with writer Carl F. H. Henry calling ‘biblical ethics’ ‘Christian ethics.’ There is a diversity of approaches in the Bible which Christians can use to make ethical decisions; the Old Testament which includes the Decalogue, many of which have been applied in practical law today (‘thou shalt not kill’); and the New Testament involving the teachings of Jesus and St. Paul and the Golden Rule (‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’). The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith.
One difference between the Democrat and the Republican Party is their views on family values. Family values within nations such as America normally have a religious basis, meaning personal choices are made based on ethical lessons taught within religious scripture, typically in western countries, the religion is Christianity. Family values is the concept of basing family rules or unofficial laws within families based on the cultural norm, - the family will normally impose house rules as to what is socially acceptable, based on the same teachings of their upbringing or religious belief. However, in a more liberal society, the term 'family value' has become more of a vague term, often seen as dated for a number of reasons,- such as Christianity no longer being taught within schools, or women's rights being taught more within schools. Because of this, the modern definition of 'family planning' has lead to some controversy amongst politicians within America.
Lastly the author will attempt to address any variations of observation that may occur in the different branches of Judaism. There are four recognised branches under Judaism, not all may celebrate or observe in the same way. The author will therefore distinguish where there is a difference if any, and note what the difference in practice is. Origins of Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is the High Holy Day also known as the Day of Atonement. It is the most important of all the High and Holy Days and is a time of year when the people seek God for reconciliation with Him as well as reconciling between themselves, although the actual reconciling between people is supposed to be done before the actual Day of Atonement as the day itself is only for reconciliation between man and God.
Prayer is communication with God, so as Christians it is important that it is more than just formal, memorised prayers but you must speak to God, telling the Lord in our own words what we think and feel. Prayer is an essential part of Christians lives and has been since its earliest days. It is the crucial component of the Christian faith as it is the tradition of communication with God. The role of personal prayer rituals plays a very significant role in the tradition since Christian’s model their lives on the example of Jesus. Personal prayer is the prayer of an individual.
Again, this ties back to the Christian worldview of loving ones neighbor. Thus, Kantian ethics can be used as guidance when addressing ethical issues in relationship to the practice of statistics. Conclusion In conclusion, several different ethical issues arise when statistics are calculated, starting from the inception of how statistics will be collected to the analysis and conclusions drawn from the gathered data. Even though laws and regulations dictate how certain ethical issues are approached, it is important to note that a Christian worldview can also be applied to these same ethical issues. Likewise, Christian worldview and ethical theories can also be used as guidance in addressing the issues