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My Religious As A Baptist Church

- My religious is Christianity. I currently attend a Baptist church, which is small. I have been attending a Baptist church for years. I grew up in a Baptists church. The church I attend and have been attending since childhood is an all African-America congregation. However, I chose to worship at a Catholic church, which is concerned mass service. Worshiping at a different place of religious can be uncomfortable learning experience. To begin with, the mass service as a whole was pleasant. The congregation was very friendly and welcoming....   [tags: Eucharist, Christianity, Catholic Church, Mass]

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The Methodist Church And The Baptist Church

- In most Baptist Churches, the pastor serves until he passes away, voluntarily resigns or terminated by church for some ethical or moral indiscretions. Therefore, many Baptist churches have enjoyed their pastors for longer intervals than some other denominations. In my ministry context at Oak Grove Baptist Church (OGBC) the former pastor served for forty-six years and died unexpectedly. Unfortunately, OGBC did not have any procedures in place for pastoral transition and was unprepared for the change....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Old Testament]

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My Experience At The Baptist Church

- As I headed out for my adventure I drove to a church in Capitol Hill. This church’s name is Mount Zion Baptist Church. This church is different then the one I usually attend because it is Baptist. Many African Americans choose this church to worship at. I usually attend a church that is non-denominational. The church I regularly go to has ties with a sister church in Hawaii so the church here is strongly influenced by Hawaiian culture. This means that there are a lot of people who are Hawaiian or of Asian descent....   [tags: African American, American Civil War]

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The Wesboro Baptist Church

- The Westboro Baptist Church is an independent, small church operating in Topeka, Kansas. Pastor Fred Phelps leads the church. The church openly professes extremist views, and has gained notoriety from picketing military funerals, stating that deceased servicemen and women are the God's punishment for waging war. They call the U.S the “evil nation.” WBC's internet page,, believes that the church conducts “peaceful demonstrations opposing the fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth.” WBC opened services in 1995, and started its picketing in 1991....   [tags: religious congregations and communities]

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Worship Service At First Baptist Church

- Worship Service at First Baptist Church [Greeters welcome people into the Sanctuary} Worship Leader: Welcome everybody. Thank you all for coming today to celebrate and gather together in community under Christ. Please join us in standing and signing praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. First song: Greatly To Be Praised Associate Pastor: Thank you Lord that we can praise your holy Name. You are so worthy of all of our praise. Thank you all for coming this morning, I just have a few short announcements to make and then we are going to do a meet greet....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Baptism, Eucharist]

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No Tolerance for Intolerance: The Westboro Baptist Church

- No Tolerance for Intolerance The Westboro Baptist Church has caused a lot of controversy in recent years by exercising its right to freedom of speech to the fullest extent during various protests. However, the controversy does not come from the right to freedom of speech, but, is coming from what they are saying verbally and in writing on their signage at protests. This church has been referred to as a hate group rather than a religious organization, especially because of the fact that the WBC is not actually affiliated with any larger church denomination (Burke)....   [tags: controversy, freedom, ku klux klan]

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A Baptist Church Is Concerned With Theological Truths

- A Baptist church is concerned with theological truths. One truth of critical importance is the absolute adherence to biblical authority. Not only is scripture infallible in it’s interpretation of written revelation, but it is also it’s own best interpreter. As Baptists, our theological identity is derived from the New Testament. However, we also affirm the inspiration and authority of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. If the church ignores the Old Testament, then they miss the beauty of the beginning of the story of God’s interaction with the world....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Jesus]

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Field Experience: Bellevue Baptist Church

- What is religion. Religion is defined as a system of symbols, myths, doctrines, ethics, and rituals for the expression of ultimate relevance. There are several different types of religions an individual can follow. Often a religion is introduced to a person early in childhood. I attended the 9:20 a.m. Sunday morning worship service at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road, Cordova, Tennessee. The Sunday morning service opened with a selection by the sanctuary choir and orchestra, followed by a congregational hymn....   [tags: personal reflections and belifefs]

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Baptist Church Visit

- Baptist Church Visit I decided to go to a Baptist Church here in Miami. The reason that I chose Coral Park Baptist Church was because most Baptist Churches that I called here in Miami had the service in Spanish but Coral Park Baptist had an English service as well. I went to the eleven o’clock service on Sunday. The whole church itself was pretty big. There is the main temple that has the regular service in Spanish and then there is a whole other building that has separate classrooms where the English service is held and other Sunday school type classes are held....   [tags: Personal Narrative Church Essays]

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Southern Baptist Church

- On May 8, 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention separated from the Triennial Convention. However, this separation involved only the home and foreign mission societies. Many churches in the South continued to buy Sunday school materials from the American Baptist Publication Society in Philadelphia. According to H. Leon McBeth, the suggestion of a Southern Baptist printing program was met with much opposition, especially in the early years of the SBC. Many thought a new program was unwarranted since the ABPS had remained neutral concerning slavery issues....   [tags: Triennial Convention, Separation]

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Baptism in the Baptist Church

- Baptism in the Baptist Church Baptism is the "opportunity for a believer to draw nearer to God in Faith" and to show that they fully trust God to take a hold of their lives. We know that Baptism is important in Christianity because in the Bible it states "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38) Baptism and Holy communion in the Baptist Church is not called a sacrament, as they do not believe that God becomes present during these ceremonies....   [tags: Papers]

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Westboro Baptist Church: A Deviant Hate Crime Group?

- Deviant behavior is anything that a person does that is out of the norm. Robbing banks, stealing cars, and assaulting individuals are easily considered deviant behavior, but can people be deviant while still being within their legal rights and without breaking any laws. One congregation that does not break any laws, but is considered to be out-of-line, is the Westboro Baptist Church. The Westboro Baptist Church has been called offensive and their actions are frowned upon by many. Is the Westboro Baptist Church actually a deviant group in disguise....   [tags: Hate Speech, Deviant Behavior]

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The Westboro Baptist Church and Their Ideologies Aganist Homosexuals

- Have you ever thought something was unjust, but every one around you believed otherwise. For many years marriage was seen as a religious and legal contract between a man and a woman. However, in recent years the American population has accepted in increasing numbers the idea that homosexuality exists and is equal. Although the majority of states do not allow same-sex marriage, today there are fifteen states that allow homosexual couples the right to get married, and they also receive all the rights that a heterogeneous couple have....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, states]

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The First Baptist Church Pasadena On 75 N

- On Sunday May15, 2016 at 2 p.m. the First Baptist Church Pasadena on 75 N. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 was scheduled to have a performance. Crown City Symphony provides free concerts several times each year at First Baptist Church Pasadena, as well as many other locations. Under the leadership of many highly regarded local conductors Crown City Symphony is an outstanding local symphony with a growing reputation in the community for presenting fine soloists and familiar standards as well as new music....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Concerto, Cello]

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The People Live Within A Five Mile Radius Of Victory Baptist Church

- Walker has a small town feel, which is interesting since 27,662 people live within a five-mile radius of Victory Baptist Church. As one drives along the winding roads, it is hard to see how that many people live within that radius. As one ventures further away from Victory Baptist Church they see various apartment complexes being built. These complexes seem to be taking over the trailer parks. There are several communities that have begun to pop us all over Walker. Each community seems has about one hundred to two hundred homes....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, Missionary]

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My Views About My Catholic Church

- Growing up, I was raised in a southern Baptist church setting. Every Sunday you were required to attend church which included going to Sunday school, first service, and second service. You were also required to be active in the church whether it be ushering or singing in the choir. For my foreign experience of worship I decided to attend a Catholic church. At first I was a bit skeptical about stepping outside of my background history of worship because I thought that attending a Catholic church may change some of my beliefs or practices....   [tags: Christianity, Baptist, Roman Catholic Church]

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The United Methodist Church And A Member Of The Baptist

- She became a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of Bethel United Methodist Women. Where she made homemade soup, candy, subs, and sandwiches for the community. She would always attend church dinners with a single set of china dishware, in which the whole church thought she had the whole set. Nevertheless, she would always go for a Sunday drive, and as my grandfather says, “She always had to go for a drive in my cars!” All the same, when my great grandfather found out that there was an infection in his foot the doctor suggested it be removed, but all my great grandfather said was “I came into this world with two feet and I am going out with two feet also.” Furthermore,...   [tags: Grandparent, Family, English-language films]

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The Most Hated Family in America

- ... Not everybody will agree with everything that goes around the world. As Christians, as the Phelps family declare themselves, instead of showing hatred towards homosexuals, soldiers, actors and actresses, and the rest of the world, they should be showing love and respecting their life decisions. If they were true Baptists, they would believe God would be the only judge according to His law (Hiscox, p.58-59). People cannot make this decision, yet the Westboro Baptist Church believe that they do as it is seen all throughout the Theroux film (Theroux)....   [tags: Fred Phelps, homophobic Baptist church]

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Religious Intolerance And Religious Beliefs

- Religious intolerance is defined as when a group, may it be religious or non-religious, specifically refuses to tolerate practices, persons or beliefs on religious grounds. The main religious intolerance that exists in America is that against the Catholics, the Muslims, and the Jews. The cartoons and pictures of religious intolerance are alike in ways, but some are very diverse in numerous ways. The United Nations upholds the right to free expression of religious beliefs according to articles 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Westboro Baptist Church]

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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

- It changes the world one step at a time. He devoted his life to changing the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King. Alberta Williams King was born September 13, 1904 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King, Sr. was born December 19, 1899 in Stockbridge, Georgia. Martin's dad was a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother was a school teacher. His siblings were Christine King Farris born September 11, 1927, and Alfred Daniel Williams King born July 30, 1930....   [tags: i have a dream,baptist church,discrimination]

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Understanding The Baptism Of The Infant Of Baptist

- HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE BAPTISM OF INFANT OF BAPTIST Intro During the long times, the baptism of an infant is a huge argument in the world. Many Christian people would have thought that should Infants be baptized at least once. According to Samuel, “A large section of Protestant Christendom, especially in the United States, dissents from the practice of infant baptism”. The argument still gives a lot of insight to understand Baptist’s infant baptism with much and deep knowledge. But many people who are Christians still have curious about the issue of infant baptism because denominations have a difference of definition of infant baptism....   [tags: Christianity, Baptist, Christian terms, Baptism]

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Southern Baptist Convention

- On May 8, 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention separated from the Triennial Convention. However, this separation involved only the home and foreign mission societies. Many churches in the South continued to buy Sunday school materials from the American Baptist Publication Society in Philadelphia. According to H. Leon McBeth, the suggestion of a Southern Baptist printing program was met with much opposition, especially in the early years of the SBC. Many thought a new program was unwarranted since the ABPS had remained neutral concerning slavery issues....   [tags: Religion, Church, Theology]

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Baptism Is Important For My Church 's Beliefs

- Baptism is important in my Church’s beliefs. We believe that immersion by water from a true believer is a Bible baptism. Baptism is a symbolic of the death of Christ, the burial and his resurrection. We also believe that it is symbolic and that through Christ alone will you be saved and that this is a public profession of your faith. Our Baptism service at Connection Pointe is always a beautiful event and celebration. There are usually quite a few people who get baptized I interviewed two people Andrea who is my cousin and a classmate Drezden who was baptized this spring....   [tags: Jesus, Baptism, Christianity, John the Baptist]

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The Church Of The Catholic Church

- For as long as I can remember I have been a member of the Roman Catholic Church which is a denomination of Christianity. For my religious service report I decided to visit Altoona First Southern Baptist Church in Juniata. The Baptist faith is also a branch of Christianity. We put the address from the church’s website into our GPS, and we were on our way. We arrived at home in a small neighborhood, eventually realizing that they put the Pastors home address on their website. After we got in contact with the pastor’s wife we eventually made our way across town to the church....   [tags: Eucharist, Catholic Church, Christianity, Mass]

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Why People Leave Church : A Research Project For Graduation From Roberts Wesleyan

- Introduction In 2010, I was alarmed at the number of people that were leaving my church. As a result, I asked the Pastor if I could reach out to the members that left. He informed me that people were working on the problem. As time passed, the membership continued to decline. Consequently, in 2012 I choose “Why People Leave Church” as my research project for graduation from Roberts Wesleyan. I wanted to find out why people leave church and what steps we could take to reverse the trend. After gathering results from national research and conducting surveys at my church, I found that the decline in church membership is a nationwide problem....   [tags: Jesus, John the Baptist, Tribe of Judah, Judaism]

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Southern Baptist Convention Controversies

- Southern Baptist are the largest Baptist community, called the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). This convention meets on a yearly basis and members from all Southern Baptist Congregations attend. These members are called Messengers. The help vote on new leaders and bring new information about their congregation to other congregations. This paper will discuss the SBC controversies faced in 1985, why I think this topic is significant, and why people should know about the SBC today. In 1985, the SBC believed ordination was restricted to men, and women could become deacons....   [tags: racism, bapstist community, religion]

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Separation of Church and State in Public Education

- The United States of America has dynamically grown in diversity of religion, culture and ethnicity over time. Religion is a part of many lives; nevertheless, due to the wide variety of Christians, Jewish, Catholics, Muslims and many other religious groups, not to mention non-religious individuals, the country must accommodate citizens by remaining neutral and secular. Over the years citizens have sometimes forgotten the meaning of freedom, especially when it applies to religion without government intrusion....   [tags: Church and State ]

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Soul Of Baptism : The Soul Baptist

- Soul of Baptism The soul Baptist shows what is Baptist mind very well. There are two strong principles to lead the Baptist. First of all, according to Baptist magazine The Baptist, “Most early Baptists preferred to be baptized in “living waters,” that is, water that flows in a river or stream as opposed to water in a pond or baptistery.” It states relationship baptism and water. In other word, Baptism is sinking body fully into water. It is just not spay water with hand but sink body fully into water....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Christianity, Repentance]

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Carl Henry: A Baptist Hero

- On January 22, 1913, Carl F. H. Henry was born to immigrant parents in New York City. His parents, Karl and Joanna Heinrich, were young German immigrants to the United States. His parents changed the family name because of the anti-German sentiment produced by World War I. In 1935, after receiving a call to Christian service, Henry left a career as a newspaper reporter and enrolled in Wheaton College. It was here that he formed friendships with individuals such as Billy Graham and Harold Lindsell....   [tags: Christian Service]

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Baptist Bible Fellowship International

- The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]

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Contrast Between Catholic and Baptist Religion

- Ask most people today if they have heard of Baptist and Catholic religion and most would say yes. In many ways the two are very similar. For instance, both are based on the Christian faith, belief in the trinity, and that God is the one true God. The two religions agree that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to atone for our sins. They share a 27 book New Testament and insist that salvation comes from Christ alone. On the other hand, while the Baptist and Catholic religions do have similarities, they also have differences, such as their services, communion, and views regarding salvation....   [tags: Religion]

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Southern Baptist Hero

- On January 22, 1913, Carl F. H. Henry was born to immigrant parents in New York City. His parents, Karl and Joanna Heinrich, were young German immigrants to the United States. His parents changed the family name because of the anti-German sentiment produced by World War I. Carl Henry was the oldest of eight children. The Henry family lived a typical immigrant family life with hard-working parents but little luxuries. Carl took many part-time jobs to supplement the family’s income. Carl’s mother was Roman Catholic by family tradition and his father a Lutheran: however, there was little evidence of religion in the Henry household....   [tags: Carl F H Henry, Biography]

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The Baptist Faith

- The Baptist faith believes in the precepts of Trinity, Heaven, and Hell. Surprisingly Mary does not have a special place in the Baptist religion. They don’t teach the assumption of Mary because Mary is seen as just Jesus’ mother. As for the belief in Saints, they really don’t designate saints because they believe that we all have been saved and we are all God’s messengers. Unlike Christianity, Baptists don’t have bishops or Cardinals. The Baptist religion has a much more loose structure than the Catholic faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christianity And The Catholic Church

- In light of it being highly encouraged to pick a religious group that I am not familiar with, I am choosing Catholicism. While I may be a Baptist and both religions fall under the category of Christianity, I find Catholicism to be practically foreign in comparison to what I have grown up being taught. Since coming to college I have made many close friendships with people who are Catholic, so I am taking this as the opportunity to learn more about the religion to better understand and respect my friends’ religious beliefs....   [tags: Catholic Church, Baptism, Christianity, Eucharist]

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Walter B. Shurden 's The Baptist Identity

- In Walter B. Shurden’s The Baptist Identity, he looks at four of the core elements, or freedoms, that shape and mold Baptist theology and their identity. The four core concepts he explores in his book are Bible freedom, soul freedom, church freedom, and religious freedom. While looking at these four values, he examines how they mold and shape the Baptist identity and how they came to be. The origin to each of these values in the Baptist tradition is addressed as well as their benefits and draw backs....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Bible, Christian terms]

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To What Extent Is ‘Mission’ at the Heart of Baptist Identity?

- Introduction Using language ‘heart’ or ‘heartbeat’ connects two ideas conveying both the defining characteristics of a given situation and the mechanism by which those defining characteristics are given form; how the identity is passed and embedded throughout the whole. In either case, this striving for a description to sum up the whole is a striving for identity; what makes you, you. So the following questions arise. What has defined, and continues to define, Baptist identity. If mission is, or ever was, a part of that identity how was that term understood in the past, and how is it understood today....   [tags: religion, theological beliefs]

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I Am A Baptist, The Christian Division Of Religion

- There are nineteen major world religions that are subdivided into two hundred and seventy larger religious groups which are, according to, fractioned off again into even smaller religious groups. Thirty-three percent of the world’s population in 2000 identified themselves as some form of Christian. I myself am a Baptist which is categorized under the Christian division of religion. Although there are potentially an endless supply of religions in the world today, we all have four things in common....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Jesus, Islam]

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The Church 's Doctrine Of Redemption And Grace

- At the start of the sixteenth century, the Reformation had put an ungracious end to the dependent unification that had prevailed under the Roman Catholic Church. In response to the growing sense of corruption in the church, the reformation began. Many people began opposing views of how Christian practices were expressed, which led to the formation and spread of Protestantism. While the Pope is head of the Catholic Church, Protestantism is a general term that refers to Christianity that is not subject to papal authority....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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Church History on Water Baptism

- Church History on Water Baptism Introduction Baptism can be traced back to the Old Testament era during the time when the wanted to identify themselves with the Israelites and become Jews. The word “Baptize” was coined from the Greek work “Bapto” which basically means to immerse down in water and then pull out. Christians have been practicing water baptism since time immemorial as a way of cleansing themselves of sins and getting closer to Jesus Christ. Some churches require that a person must have specific qualifications before one can perform a baptism....   [tags: religious rites and traditions]

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Baptist Churches

- Baptist Churches Calvary Baptist Church, that’s the name of the church I recently attended, and although it was a lot different from my own catholic faith, I enjoyed it very much. The Pastor, Sergio Reyes, started out the service with an opening prayer which led us into a hymn about America and how wonderful our country is. Most of the songs we sang were about America, considering the fact that Independence Day was right around the corner. After a few songs and a few prayers Pastor Reyes got up to deliver his sermon, or message as he liked to put it....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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The Church Of The Brethren

- The Church of the Brethren “Continuing the work of Jesus, peacefully, simply and together” is the motto of the denomination now known as the Church of the Brethren ( However, to fully understand their passion behind this statement, their support of the seven dimensions of religion and their historical upbringing must be studied together. This is to show their true progress through the obstacles they have faced in order that they may truly continue in the faithfulness of Jesus’ loving services....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Christ]

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The Prayer Of The Church

- Each and every believer has been called to spread the gospel. On the day we confessed our faith we were ushered into accountability for this very purpose. We received a commanded to make it one of our top five duties unto the Lord we serve. That responsibility was to share what was good and perfect in our lives. There are no options to not do the work, nor does the work require gifts which are not already present in the believer. Nevertheless, I believe that many shy away from the opportunity because they have been calibrated to believe that some obligations, especially this one, are only earmarked for the clergy....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Gospel, Bible]

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The Sermon Of The Baptist

- “Take me to the water to be baptize,” this was the mediational hymn. I heard my church members sing as I walked towards the baptism pool. With my feet headed towards the water. The doors began shaking and I immediately felt like the spirit of my grandmother was with me at that moment. I knew from that very moment, this was going to be a day I would never forget. As I was embarking on a rite of passage that many Christians go on. August 22, 2012 was the day I had the conversation with my pastor about the steps it takes to get baptized....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Baptism, Christian terms]

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St. John The Baptist Cathedral

- Parker Camp St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Savannah versus Chartres Cathedral Comparison Essay Thesis: Both St. John the Baptist Cathedral and Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres are constructed in French Gothic style which means that architecturally they have many similarities. However, the 700 year gap between their construction offers St. John the Baptist more flexibility in design and style. Still, their likeness and variations extend far beyond the realm of their design. Fall 2014 Both St....   [tags: Gothic architecture, Stained glass, Rose window]

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The Revolution of the Southern Baptist World

- People sometimes ask, “Why should I have to give money to this project. I cannot possibly make that much of a difference.” The founder of the Cooperative Program, or the CP, thought differently. Since Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil,” how much more can one hundred people do. How much more can 16 million people do. Well, through the CP, an immense amount of success comes from its rich history, its concise system, and by its evidence of life-changing stories....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Shouter's Baptist Portfolio

- Shouter’s Baptist Portfolio As a child growing up in the small borough of Point Fortin, I was introduced to many religions, as relatives of my large ancestry were part of almost every religion in Trinidad and Tobago. My matriarchal grandmother, although she was a conventional Christian, her sisters were Shouter’s Baptist. They referred to themselves as Spiritual Baptists but it is the same. I would admit that this religion scared me a lot in my pre-teen years, causing me to search for excuses not to attend any of my great aunt’s Spiritual Baptist thanksgiving services, which were held for the children in the family....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Church That I Visited For My Church Visitation

- The church that I recently visited for my church visitation paper was Benson Pentecostal Holiness Church located in Benson, North Carolina. Benson Pentecostal Holiness Church is of course of the Pentecostal denomination. I visited this during their regularly scheduled Sunday morning service at 10:50 a.m. Benson Pentecostal Holiness definitely falls more towards the contemporary side than traditional during their worship services. The church has a very good number of attendees (238), especially considering that it is the second, newer church that this denomination has open in Benson....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Holy Spirit]

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The Baptist Foundation Of Arizon The Conservatism Constrain

- Assignment 5.1.3 1.10 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona: The Conservatism Constrain 1. Consider the principles, assumptions, and constraints of GAAP (GAAP). Define the conservatism constraint and explain why it is important to users of financial statements. Conservatism constraint is the “general concept of recognizing expenses and liabilities as soon as possible when there is uncertainty about an outcome, but to only recognize revenues and assets when they are incurred”. In other words, if there is doubt about incurring a loss, one should incline to record it....   [tags: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles]

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Interview With Pastor Jose Giron

- Jose Giron. Personal interview. 20 Feb 2016. The interview with Pastor Jose Giron provided a meaningful and new perspective of th Baptist religion. The interview involved several questions that were directed towards understanding the differences between the Baptist and Catholic Church. The pastor provided great insight about why the Baptist believed in the things they did. Pastor Jose explained the symbolism behind the cross and the Bible within the faith. This interview was a personal interview that provided information not from an author and their book, but speaking face to face with someone who was knowledgeable about the Baptist church....   [tags: Christianity, Baptist, Protestantism, Religion]

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Writing in Native American Issues

- Writing In Native American Issues Seminole Baptist The purpose of writing this paper is so the unique group of people will be represented properly from one of their own people. This will get a view into the culture and history that is not usually seen from the outside. In the world of today Native Americans have to be properly represented and understood or misconceptions can happen. Traditionally the Muscogee people practiced opvnkv hacogee, which means drunken, crazy, or spirited dance. More commonly known as the stomp dance they are social dances that included all community members-men, women, and children....   [tags: Muscogee, Seminole Baptist]

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Comparing The South Of The Two Faced Roman God Janus And Notes That The View Will Be Different

- Osthaus compares the South to the two-faced Roman god Janus and notes that the view will be different “whether one opts for ‘an attractive’ or ‘an unattractive countenance” (750). While Osthaus is not speaking of Southern religion, it is nonetheless applicable to it. This common motif in Southern literature is also apparent in Grisham’s A Painted House. Southern religion has two modes of existence. One can witness the more attractive face of Southern religion in several areas. Religion was an important part of the lives of the Chandlers and of Black Oak, Arkansas....   [tags: Christianity, Baptist, A Painted House]

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The Genius Of The Northern Church

- The Genius of the Northern Church During the time of The Great Migration and the true emergence of segregation, African American religion becomes more widespread than ever before. However, with the location change and a new social structure, the African-American church in the north has to establish itself as a staple in the community while facing the challenges of newcomers, social and political injustices, the “slave” mindset, worldly temptations, and much more. America forced a dependency on the African-American community, hoping for its demise, but African-Americans were able to use the systematic dependency that was forced upon them due to segregation to push an agenda within their commu...   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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The Origin of the Independent Black Church

- The Origin of the Independent Black Church In today’s society the African American church is one of the largest institutions that promotes education, civil rights, and moral values to African Americans today. There are many different denominations such the National Baptist, the Church of God in Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal, and etc. Out of these organizations some of the most influential civil rights leaders came from these institutions of faith. But have you ever thought where did these churches come from....   [tags: slaves, transition, culture]

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History of the Methodist Church

- By 1913 the major Methodist church in the East End was Milby Memorial, formerly Harrisburg, which had entered into the appointment system by 1873. Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1917, soon followed the Milby church. This particular church, Park Place, history was emblematic of the church growth in the Houston area. In the East end just south of the city of Houston a suburban community called Park Place had developed. This particular community was not significantly different than the others that had been cultivated as the population of Houston grew....   [tags: religion, spirituality, christianism]

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The Physical Appearance Of The Church

- The diverse that is obvious in my congregation is communication and the sacredness of etiquette. When one thinks of etiquette, proper English, posture and proper eating habits comes to mind. Those things, however, are manmade. Those things are designed to make us look better on the outside, hardly ever do anything to improve the soul. The paper is not to reflect on the physical appearance of the church, but the Body of Christ and its standing on etiquette. The church is more than just a building, the church is the Body of Christ, diverse....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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Attending A Sunday Church Service

- Currently, I do not identify as being religious. I am not sure what I believe, so generally I try to stay away from religious conversations because they make me uncomfortable. I was raised Baptist and went to church every Sunday and Wednesday until I was around 14. Also, when I was around 18, I attempted to convert to Catholicism because of who I was dating at the time, however once we separated, I stopped my conversion. I will turn 26 next month and for this service learning project, I decided to attend a Sunday church service....   [tags: Christianity, Protestant Reformation, Bishop]

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Church And Bible Study Groups

- I grew up going to church. To me, back then, that’s just what you did. I never felt comfortable in a church, nor did I understand anything in or about the Christian faith. I went to different churches and bible study groups. I’d go with my friends to their churches and I would sit there awkwardly. I never told anyone that it didn’t make sense to me because I thought I was stupid or I was betraying my religion. As I got older I discovered other religions and what they believed in. I learned that it was okay not to be Christian....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Code of conduct, Bible]

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The Church Of Jesus Christ

- Christianity today, has an global structure. It has influenced and spawned many different yet similar religions over its years. One of those religions is Mormonism or more formally called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Christianity is one of the oldest and most practiced religions in the world and when compared, Mormonism is a newborn infant. Although Mormonism is growing at a exponential rate and is the fourth largest religion in the United States with over fifteen million members, according to the church....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power Since World War II, by Elizabeth Flowers

- ... These people (men and women) understood feminism in terms of homemaking and supporting males and their ministry as a divine calling. One of the key contributors of this movement and thought was Marabel Morgan, who wrote The Total Women. Morgan insisted the primary call of women was to satisfy her husband. This meant “admiring him, adapting him, supporting his work and accepting him as head of the household.” Many SBC officials thought that as it did with racism and segregation, the feminism initiative would eventually blow over and work itself out....   [tags: book analysis]

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New Salem Association of the Old Regular Baptist

- The New Salem Association of the Old Regular Baptist was established in the year of 1825 in Eastern Kentucky. The New Salem Association is still going strong today. Most associations today are a branch from the New Salem Association. There are a few Old Regular Baptist churches that are private; basically they do not belong to any association. The New Salem Association is in correspondence with several other Associations which is as followed Union, Old Indian Bottom, Sardis, Philadelphia, Northern New Salem, and Friendship....   [tags: religious communities and beliefs]

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Crazy Church People

- Main Idea Throughout time, Christians have suffered at the hand of other Christians; not physically harmed, moreover being associated with negative stereotypes. All because of radical fundamentalist groups who call themselves Christian.   Crazy Church People How can Christians survive without ridicule in a world of media fanatical firestorms. Every day, media squalls surround us with church-lead protests, opinionated internet videos, and Christ centered NFL pro-quarterbacks who display their love for the Savior and condemnation of evil for the entire world to see....   [tags: Christianity]

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St. John the Baptist Preaching by Mattia Preti

- Times of religious upheaval and need for urbanization following the Renaissance gave rise to the production of lavish artworks during the Baroque era in Italy. Characterized by intense emotion and dynamism, Baroque art reflected the power of Roman antiquity but typified the renewed piety of Roman Catholics. The opulent urbanization projects patronized by the church culminated in the verisimilitude of Baroque paintings. One painting that reflects such change is Saint John the Baptist Preaching by Mattia Preti, also known as Il Calabrese....   [tags: famous Baroque paintings, art analysis]

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My Life After A Baptist Family Of Four

- I was raised in a Baptist family of four. My childhood was calm and pleasant. I was raised with solid principles and moral values that created the sole foundation of what has shaped me today. Growing up, I was taught to embrace the idea of being respectful, passionate, responsible and understanding. From these ideas, I grew to have a powerful sense of wisdom and work ethic that has always allowed me to accomplish what I set out to do. Watching my parents and church from a young age has shown me the commitment and right lifestyle I needed to start my personal journey to a successful life....   [tags: English-language films, Family, Personal life]

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Martin Luther's Impact on the Catholic Church

- Introduction Martin Luther was a Monk, Priest and Theologian born in late 1483 in the German town of Eisleben. His father owned a copper mine and had always wished for his son to go into civil service. When Luther was seventeen he arrived at the University of Erfurt. By 1502, Luther had already received his bachelor’s degree and by 1505 he had a Master’s degree. The same year, while returning to University, he was caught in a tremendous thunderstorm. A lightening bolt struck near him and terrified, he cried out, "Help, St....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Healthy Church 2015 Intervention Study

- Healthy Church 2015 Intervention Study Introduction Obesity and related comorbidities have been on the rise in the United States for years and are now costing Americans not only their money but their lives as well. The Centers for Disease Control (2013) website define obesity as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. According to Porth (2011) the most common comorbidities are related to the cardiovascular system and diabetes mellitus (p.231). The CDC’s National Diabetes Surveillance System (2012) found Mississippi to have the highest incidence of diagnosed diabetes in the United States....   [tags: Obesity, Diabetes mellitus type 2]

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Church Of Christ

- Church of Christ The Churches of Christ are autonomous, which means they are independently run, and not controlled by outside sources, or leadership. Church of Christ is a Christian church which can be traced back to the American Restorationist movement in the early eighteenth and nineteenth century which was started by the American Protestant preachers. Thomas and his son Alexander Campbell ascribed to be members of the Body of Christ as noted in the New Testament, without denominational influence....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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The Proper Mode of Baptism

- The Proper Mode of Baptism Becoming a Christian is considered by many to be the greatest thing that one can do in life. Praying, worshipping God, and studying His word are all valuable parts to a walk in faith. Yet, some tend to forget an important action that should take place to attest a stand for Christianity. Baptism is an act of confirming that one is a Christian while symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Through the teachings of the Bible and Jesus, it is apparent that the Southern Baptist view of baptism is the most accurate to the symbolization of Christ’s perfect resurrection and declares the public statement to necessary to affirm the relationship with Jesus....   [tags: christian, church, ritual]

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Support of Slavery by the Christian Church

- Support of Slavery by the Christian Church The belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect. Religion was established from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. Christianity, one of several forms of religion that exist today, began sometime during the middle of the first century. Christians believe in a higher presence that they call "God." This belief in God is based on faith, not fact; faith is "unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence." (Webster's New World College Dictionary, 1996, p....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Fragmentation of the Protestant Church

- Fragmentation of the Protestant Church The major divisions of the Protestantism are Baptist, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Methodist, Lutheranism, Unitarianism, and Quakers ( Even the very first Protestant Reformers were unable to maintain a unity of faith or purpose. The divisions of Protestantism are just an example of the continued fragmentation of the churches. The tendency towards this divineness is a strength to the Protestantism religion. Originally, the Baptist had the same beliefs as the Protestant church had, with the exception of baptism....   [tags: Religion]

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The Separation of Church and State

- The Separation of Church and State America wastes a lot of time trying to create a democracy completely absent of the moral expectations that our ancestors have put into place. Our founding fathers’ dream of establishing a country in which all people would be accepted has begun to fall. In our attempt to rid our country of a democracy contaminated with any belief in a supreme power, we have rid ourselves of many of our values and morals. Perhaps it is impossible for religion to dominate our political country, but we have misinterpreted the original intent of “separation of church and state” and taken this concept too far....   [tags: Religion Governmental Politcal Politics Essays]

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Star Wars as Church History

- Star Wars as Church History Koenrad Kuiper, writing in the Journal of Popular Culture in the mid 1980s suggests that "[the] Star Wars trilogy creates and recreates imperial myths which serve to sustain imperial culture" (77). He goes on to contend that the Empire of George Lucas’s long ago and far away world recreate these myths for us now as, essentially, a form of social control. Since Kuiper was writing, however, we have been graced with the first in the Star Wars series, The Phantom Menace....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Conflict Resolution In Church

- CONFLICT In 1996, I was called to serve as pastor of Pryorsburg Baptist Church, located near Mayfield, Kentucky. The Pastor Search Committee had informed me that the church was currently experiencing a time of great unity, harmony, and growth. They further told me that my call was unanimous. They said that the church had grown to the point that the last pastor had resigned, a after a three-year tenure, because he had been promoted to Dean of Students at a nearby Baptist college and could no longer serve as pastor of a church of this size....   [tags: Communication Conflict Resolution]

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How Baptists and Catholics Live Out What They Celebrate in Church

- How Baptists and Catholics Live Out What They Celebrate in Church In this part of the essay I am going to show how members of the Baptist and Catholic Churches try to live out what they have celebrated in Church. The actual meaning of the word Eucharist is ‘thanksgiving’, when Christians of all denominations gather together to ay thank to you God for all he has done for us, much like the American feast of thanksgiving, the Eucharist is a time of community, unity and solidarity, as by sharing the bread and wine together as a family, we are symbolizing that we are sons and daughters of God....   [tags: Papers]

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The Necessary Separation of Church and State in America

- The Necessary Separation of Church and State in America On January 1, 1802, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut in which he stated: “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should `make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & St...   [tags: Government Religion Separation]

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A Wall of Separation Between Church and State

- A Wall of Separation Between Church and State During the 1620 and onwards, Pilgrims from Europe traveled across the North Atlantic Ocean due to religious prosecution. These men and women were in search of religious freedom. They accepted all forms of religion and even some colonies in the states were created for religious tests such as the state off Pennsylvania. After a couple of years the Americans started to resent being ruled by the British and so fought for their independence....   [tags: Papers]

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The And Political Empowerment Of The Black Church

- My own personal views on the writing of Manuel Ortiz concerning The Economic and Political empowerment of the black church are a much-needed book. He states his own conviction with so much passion, love and grace until one want to go out into the community and ask for forgiveness for leaving them alone in the struggle. I think we are forgetting that the church is the vehicle that takes the Kingdom to the world transforming life as we go. I think that this course is given at the right time in my life because I see the ministry is changing....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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The Lord Of The 's Church

- The Lord’s Church When the Lord came with his disciples to the coast of Caesarea Philippi, He asked them what people were saying about Him. (Matt. 16:13) They answered that some were saying He was John the Baptist and others thought He was Elijah or Jeremiah. (Matt. 16:14) Then He turned to those disciples and asked them, “But who do you say that I am”. Peter spoke up and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (Matt. 16: 15-16) And in response to Peter’s answer, the Lord made a statement that has been the grounds for countless theological battles from then until now....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Roman Empire]

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School Is All Schools Located Within Fishtown 's Boundaries

- Horatio B. Hackett, Adaire Alexander School, Penn Treaty School, and St. Laurentius Catholic School are all schools located within Fishtown’s boundaries. Horatio B. Hackett teaches kids grades kindergarten through sixth. It has a population of 426 students, of those 426 students, 67 % identify as White, 17% Latino, and 9% African American ("Ratings and Reviews for Hackett Horatio B School in Philadelphia PA | Zillow," n.d.). Adaire School provides an education for student’s kindergarten through eighth grade and has a population of 412 students....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Church]

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The Growth of the Roman Catholic Church

- Introduction Jesus Christ, the first celebrity, born to a virgin, performed miracles and rose from the dead. The great healer and savior and son of God. With an approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide, Christianity is arguably the largest religion in the world today. According to Christian teachings God made the heavens and the Earth in 6 days and rested on the seventh day, or the Sabbath. Then God made the first humans, Adam and Eve. God flooded the Earth out of dissatisfaction with the human race, except for Noah and his family....   [tags: bible, jesus, pope]

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The Church 's Struggle With Evil

- The majority of argument comes from the people that say Hell is an actual physical place. After what the pope had to say about Hell many critics voiced out to say that he undermined a historical biblical doctrine and surrendered an important theological weapon of the church’s struggle with evil. "Scripture clearly speaks of hell as a physical place of fiery torment and warns us we should fear," says R. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. (Jeffery L....   [tags: Hell, Divine Comedy, Christianity, Heaven]

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