Elements Of Religious Tradition

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Elements of Religious Traditions Tom Brady REL/134 Elements of Religious Traditions In the world today, we have so many religions and many different religious traditions out there. So what is religion? It is a set of beliefs, believed to be controlled by a Deity or God worshipped by its followers that concerns the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, and Confucianism religions have different doctrines, teachings, and rituals. Each religion consists of different beliefs, stories, and myths and has different types of religious leaders. Religion brings people together and creates faith in an afterlife. Every religion has its own opinion on religious traditions and contains different myths and rituals that explain their beliefs and values. Christianity is based on the teachings and scriptures of Jesus Christ. Christians believe in one God and the teachings are found in the Holy Bible. The main source of Christianity is the Holy Bible which includes both the Old Testament and the New Testament (Robinson, 2003). The followers attend religious services led by a preacher and worship is held, for the most part, on Sundays. Christian followers believe in prayers in order to speak to Jesus or God. The church is led by the preacher and deacons in the church. Relationship with each other: The religion that stresses a relationship with each other is that of Christianity. A person is to love God and love others as Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. Through these efforts, one seeks to reconcile if something was done wrong to them and to strive to become more like Christ everyday of their lives. This means not repeating the same sins over and over again, which can hurt relationships one may encounter on a daily
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