"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8) As a church we recognize that we serve the Triune God, and we stress the importance of developing our relationship with God and with Jesus, yet it seems to me that there is a lack of talk about our relationship with the Spirit. What is the Holy Spirit? I believe many of us regard the Spirit as something of an essence or wind-like force that surrounds us and leads us to be like God.
He states that it is logical to agree that when there is a core agreement in the religious experiences of people in different places, times, and ways of life, and when they have the same rational explanations of the experiences, it makes sense to conclude that they are all in contact with some objective aspect of reality, unless there is evidence to believe otherwise. Broad develops his argument by asking multi-sided questions, providing different answers, and selecting the one he finds to be the
(Read how Paul understands the mystery of Christ in Eph 1, Eph 3:2‐3) C. Faith – is not just an intellectual belief in God, but a confident assurance in God which allows us to move forward without any doubt at all. The charismatic gift of faith seems to be a special gift of prayer. Praying with a God‐given confidence which produce extraordinary results. It’s knowing that what one asks for will be given. (Matt 8:10, Matt 15:22) D. Healing – is the supernatural ability to affect a cure of physical or other human illness through prayer.
Christians believe that Humanity is saved through Gods grace and the acceptance of Christ as their savior. They believe that all sins can be forgiven by asking God to forgive you and that you are accepted in heaven once your sins are forgiven. Christianity also affected it followers in many ways. First, this religion established ten basic commandments for how to live like “you shall not kill” and “you shall not steal” (Document 1). These commandments are an example for what not to do in your life.
He argues that we should all be open to the possibility of religious experiences due to the similar nature of these events, despite cultural barriers. For example a Christian might interpret a religious
In all religions people participate in ritualistic ceremonies, these rituals embody the ideology of that religion and also strengthen their unity with their community and also with the god/deities. The Eucharist/Sacrament that is performed in the Christian community is a good example of a ritual that helps the follower embody their religion’s ideology through this physical act. For this field study I will examine what the Eucharist means to Christians, but the primary denomination I will look at is the largest and that is the Roman Catholic Church. The Eucharist, also known as holy communion, blessed sacrament and the Lord’s Supper. Is a Christian sacrament or ordinance according to the instructions of Jesus Christ at the Last Supper as it is written in the New Testament.
But in chapter 12, Paul begins to take a more in depth look at how Christians ought to behave and act. Prior to this section, Paul speaks of orthodoxy, but nor begins to look at orthopraxy. Moo mentions, “All theology is practical, and all practice, if it is truly Christian, is theological. Paul’s gospel is deeply theological, but it is also eminently practical. The good news of Jesus Christ is intended to transform a person’s life.” The power of the gospel is the force which drives sanctification in the lives of those who follow Christ.
(Molloy, 2010) Religious differences are as widely varied as the number of religions worldwide. These differences do offer some insight into this fascinating world of spiritual diversity. Belief System “Several beliefs fit together into a fairly complete and systematic interpretation of the universe and the human being’s place in it; this is also called a worldview”. (Molloy, 2010) Most of us will easily recognize these traditions right off. Christianity and all of its numerous denominations develop their worldview from the Holy Bible.
Essay No.1 There’s a long list of essential elements in many different religions around the world. Many of the religions around the world have the same essential elements. Some elements of the religions are very similar and some are very different, many might even call some of the elements within different religions very weird or crazy. Place of worship, God beliefs, prayer & meditation, sacred texts and religious rituals are just a few of these elements, but in my opinion these are the most important ones. These elements are basically the building blocks for a religion.
Regardless, the good life is still attainable. In order to live the good life, one has to strive to find happiness in whatever he or she does. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson in his essay “The Over-Soul”, one can achieve happiness through God and religion. He states that God is accessible to everyone, religious or not, and that religion is essentially the key to all happiness. For Christians, Emerson’s point of view may be correct.