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Christian Faith Tested by Science

- Science has become a very strong passion of mine over the years. After learning about the theory of evolution in the eighth grade, I realized that there were going to be numerous times my Christian beliefs would be tested. Now, as a biology major, I know that my faith will be tested several throughout my life times but also I’ve also gained a deeper knowledge in God’s word. Along with science, serving in the military has also been a very strong passion of mine. Ever since elementary school I knew that I wanted to serve my country in the military....   [tags: science field, military culture, faith]

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The Place of Scripture in Christian Faith

- As part of revivals in Christian faith during 18th century onward three practices evolved into their own interpretation on the place and authority of Scripture in the Christian faith. The first of these were the Liberals who “viewed themselves as the saviors of a defunct out of date Christianity” (Bingham 149). Their founder, Friedrich Schleiermacher an 18th century pastor, “did not view traditional, authoritative doctrines, creeds and biblical texts as the preeminent sources in theology (150). Instead the Liberal perspective of Christianity put more emphasis on the doctrines of sin and grace and less attention on the holiness of the trinity (Kerr 213)....   [tags: evangelism, neo-orthodox, theology, bible]

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Evolution Theory and Christian Faith

- evolution teory and christian faith 1 . HISTORY OF THE EMERGENCE OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION The roots of evolutionist thinking appears contemporary with dogmatic belief that try hard to deny creation . The majority of the pagan philosophers in ancient Greece defended the idea of ​​evolution . If we look at the history of philosophy , we will see that the idea of ​​evolution has sustained many pagan philosophy . But not this ancient pagan philosophy that has been instrumental in the birth and development of modern science , but faith in God ....   [tags: history, religion, ]

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Christian Truths in the Screwtape Lettters by C.S. Lewis

- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a book of thirty –one letters in which a retired, senior demon named Screwtape coaches his newly educated nephew, Wormwood. Wormwood is quite troubled when it comes to tempting his “patient.” Nevertheless, he need not fear because faithful uncle Screwtape has offered his services. A unique character featured in the letters is, “The Enemy.” This character refers to God, the natural enemy of Satan. Of course Satan is referred to as “Our Lord.” In the letters, and Wormwood and Screwtape try their very best to please Satan and bring him glory....   [tags: demonds, christian faith, wormwood]

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The Rapid Worldwide Spread of Early Christian Faith

- Amid the confusion and conflict that resulted from the religious divisions within the Jews in the Roman province of Judea, a new religion based on the principles of Judaism started to gain attention throughout and beyond the Roman Empire. A poor Jewish man by the name of Jesus claimed to be the Son of God who would bring salvation to humans by death on the cross. Because of their disbelief in him, the Jewish leaders accused him of blasphemy. Jesus also represented a threat to Roman authority for his teachings on social justice; therefore, the Romans ordered his crucifixion....   [tags: religious beliefs and history]

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A Personal View on the Three Tenets of the Christian Faith

- ... He referenced two sections in the bible that clearly express God’s allowance of evil coming to existence. In the book of Genesis, chapter 3, the serpent tries to lure Eve to eat the apple when God specifically instructed her to not to do so. During her resistance he says to the serpent “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman....   [tags: good, god, powerful, belief, suffering]

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Why Christian Leave the Faith

- Why do Christians leave the faith. Is it because church gets boring or a force of habit. Do they see other Christians acting the same as the lost people. Or is it because their questions are very complex and cannot be answered. For years people have asked these questions, and they have not found the source of the problem. Many people believe that the church as a whole has failed to do its job of containing members. This may contribute to the problem, but it is definitely not the only source. The source of this problem is somewhere in the mind of the believer that decided to turn away....   [tags: Hypocrisy, Social Events]

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Christian´s Faith in Fabric of Faithfulness

- According to Craig Dykstra, in Fabric of Faithfulness, “patterns of intentionality” are “the habits of heart that characterize the individual’s effort to live a coherent life over the course of life” (49). These patterns are an essential feature of a Christian’s faith as they show what the intentions of one’s life are as he or she lives out their faith. When looking back on one’s life, you can measure his or her intentions by seeing how they have grown in their faith. In other words, you can measure one’s intentions by looking at their experiences and how they have overcome them and reproached the same situations....   [tags: christianity, God, Bartholomew, Steven Garber]

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Analyzing an Advertisement for a Book of the Christian Faith

- Analyzing an Advertisement for a Book of the Christian Faith In our society today large numbers of people practice some sort of religion. Realizing how many people inhabit the world today it's not hard to believe that there are literally thousands of religions out there. Making a choice as to what religion you fit into can be a daunting task. Even if you already practice a set religion sometimes its hard to know if you are putting your faith in the right hands so to speak. People get into a religion and they think that their beliefs are right and everyone else's are wrong or twisted....   [tags: Advertising Marketing]

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Christian Rules and Faith

- ... Overall it is important that married people follow in the words of the lord and preach what he has given and share their bond forever, live happy and be selfless. Sex - The catholics are very strict on sex and its use, they do not condemn that people go out and have sex for the fun of it but love someone and marry before a couple goes ahead in having a sexual relationship. Alought it seems that the catholics do not believe in having a sexual relationships with others they very much believe that it should be done, they believe that married couples should have active sexual relationships because it express the love that God intended us all to have but most importantly to reproduce his grea...   [tags: christ´s love, catholics]

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Role of Christian Faith in Ancient and Contemporary Turkey

- Role of Christian Faith in Ancient and Contemporary Turkey Turkey?s population is nearly 99% Muslim, and even though Christianity is a clear minority (1), Turkey has played a major role in the history of the Christian faith.. Turkey is second in the number of Christian biblical sites, Israel being the first, so Turkey contains a wealth of Christian history (2).. Ancient Biblical Heritage: Antioch: Christianity began in 50 AD with Saint Paul, born Saul of Tarsus, located the southern region of Turkey.....   [tags: Turkey Turkish Religion Religious Essays]

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The Attempt to Understand Christian Faith in Terms of a Particular Context

- Contextualizing theology is attractive, since it means responding very directly to our subjectivity and our culture. In such an important conversation, how can we avoid relativization. Or is relativization a basically sound and healthy approach to reading and thinking about theology and God. In contextual theology, it is almost impossible to avoid relativization. The mere reason being that as human beings, we are programmed to be slightly selfish, something that counts as a weakness at certain points and strength at others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How the Christian Faith Contends with Genetic Engineering

- How the Christian Faith Contends with Genetic Engineering Religion-what does that mean to me. Do I believe in my religion, what has religion done for me lately. I would have to say religion has brought me hope for a better life and knowing that I can bring a better life to my family. I believe in God, I believe that god created humans and created the earth the water the moon and stars, and all creatures that exist on earth. What have I given back to religion. Generation after generation the emphasis on worshipping God in church has been on the decline in my family....   [tags: Papers]

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Religion and Separation of Family in Eliza Suggs’s Shadow and Sunshine

- Eliza Suggs’s slave narrative titled Shadow and Sunshine tells the story of her parents’ experiences with slavery. It also details the life of Eliza Suggs living as child just one generation removed from slavery. Shadow and Sunshine was copyrighted in 1906. The narrative opens with an introduction written by Burton R. Jones that informs the reader of Suggs’s character. He emphasizes Eliza Suggs’s strong beliefs in Christian doctrine, resilient nature, and positive outlook. Burton urges the audience to read the narrative by asserting that “good will be accomplished” if people read her narrative....   [tags: christian faith, parents]

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Martyr: The Life of Saint Sebastian

- The wise Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “It is better to die for something than to live for nothing.” (Martin Luther King) That quote best befits the life of Saint Sebastian- the martyr. If someone still used their faith and preached the gospel after suffering from torture, that shows they have a calling from The Lord. A purpose that cannot stop even if tortured, shot at, beaten or even killed. His faith influenced the way that we as humans live today with his courage. Saint Sebastian, the 11th Century missionary martyr killed by Emperor Maximian and Diocletian of Rome, died in an effort of wanting to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Rome, encouraging those who were martyred and o...   [tags: christian faith, moral standards]

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The Pagan Faith and Christian Holidays

-         Since man first had conscious thought, he has sought the answers to life affirming questions. How was life created. Who created this world. What lies after death. What is the meaning of life. Time has created many answers to these questions. Many of these answers are lost in time, along with the peoples who believed them. As archaeologists search the past for a better history of the planet, old questions are answered and new questions asked. There are also ideas that have only been transformed through history, reshaped by society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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An Assesment of God the Almighty

- For this class we were provided with three different books to help us develop our understanding of the doctrine of God in the Christian faith and Muslim faith. Two of the books focused individually on the two faiths, and the third is how a Christian might explain and understand the Muslim faith from their perspective. The benefit of having all three of the works is that there is full coverage of all topics, including a valuable perspective from an Islamic scholar. Assessment of God the Almighty In God the Almighty: Power, Wisdom, Holiness, Love author Donald Bloesch provides a graduate level study of the attributes of God....   [tags: christian faith, theology, muslin faith]

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Review of Herbert Schlossberg's Book, Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture

- Writing in the late 1980s, Herbert Schlossberg provides a thorough analysis of current trends in American culture in his book Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture. Many scholars have examined Western civilization and concluded that we are in its declining years. Some use analogies of space: rise, zenith, and fall; others use analogies of biology: birth, maturity, and death. Schlossberg refuses to see all cultures as following these patterns, but rather attempts to use the concept of judgment, based on the biblical example of the prophets: “With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction” (Hos....   [tags: Idols for Destruction]

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How Christian Faith-Based Organizations Can Help Homeless Shelters

- How Christian Faith-Based Organizations Can Help Homeless Shelters Abstract Spirituality affirms the essential self-worth, dignity and core health of a person’s well being; therefore, homeless shelters should incorporate spirituality, in order to benefit a person in the long term compared to the satisfaction of an immediate need. “Our national epidemic of intolerance for poor and homeless people is the consequence of America’s lack of spirituality, coupled with America’s love of materialism and society’s expense (3, martin).” The number one book sold for over a decade, seizing to be a fad or a trend has been the Bible....   [tags: Soup Kitchens Spirituality Food Pantries Essays]

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Church Renewal and Its Female Pastor

- I attend a small church located in the midst of an inner city neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana. The congregation has about an average of 25 members of which approximately 15 attend service regularly. Demographically, the church’s attendees are primarily: black female, within the age range of 16 to 42, single parent household, low income, have not graduated high school or have some college. Most were not raised in the church, so presently their biblical perception is of individuality. The pastor is a 60 year old female from a rural background....   [tags: religious beliefs, Christian faith]

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Forgiveness Gives Freedom

- Forgiveness is wholesome for the mind, body and soul. Forgiveness is defined as the action of forgiving or being forgiven, which means that someone has to let go of the problem that had caused tension in their lives. Forgiving someone is freeing. To forgive someone it means to give that person a second chance. Forgiving someone means that what happened between people is put in the past. The pain and memory will always be the person who had done the wrong is forgiven. Christians are to fear the Lord because of how powerful and almighty he is....   [tags: Christian, faith, motives]

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Causes and Symptoms of Trichotillomania

- Having a mental disorder, including Trichotillomania, does not make you any less of a Christian, despite the popular controversy of mental disorders and the Christian faith. In fact, many people who suffer from mental disorders use their Christian faith as a form of treatment in the lifelong battle they are fighting. This paper will examine what Trichotillomania is, including the causes and symptoms, how a Christian who suffers from Trichotillomania uses their faith as a part of their treatment, and how the Christian faith is impacted by Trichotillomania....   [tags: compulsive disorder, christian faith, hair pulling]

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Saint Clare of Assisi

- A Saint is a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death. Saints are important to Catholics as they are role models and inspire young people who are a part of God’s Kingdom that have lived as Jesus taught. During their life, they have shown many virtues and have done many good deeds. They all have devoted their life to Christ and have performed many miracles. My Saint is Saint Clare Assisi. She became a saint as she devoted her life to Christ, did many good things for others, especially the poor, and performed many miracles....   [tags: Heaven After Death, Saint, Christian Faith]

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Islamic Nation

- What is your view on the Islamic religion and culture. Did you know they are the fastest growing religion in the world today, with eighty-percent now developing outside the Arab world(Belt, Don) Today’s generation does not show much interest or knowledge of their own religion; let alone the Islamic people. Most people only expose themselves to information that matches their own opinions and beliefs. Instead of learning and exploring new things about the world they stick to what they know because it is easier and comfortable for them....   [tags: islamic faith, christian faith, arab world]

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Personal Evaluation of My Faith

- ... To better my relationship with God, my faith in the Lord God must be completely developed. In order to embrace the reality of who we are as Christians and what beliefs allow us to become through faith, genuinely while being exposed to God’s word requires us to be discipline (Boa, 2001) The biblical term found in Matthew 17: 20 read that as a believer and leader “we must have faith the size of a mustard seed” (The Holy Bible, NIV 2010).As I study the Scriptures We as Christians are developed into three stages of Christianity: conversion, holiness growth and achieving perfection through holiness....   [tags: spiritual, christian, god]

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A Lifelong Calling into the Orthodox Christian Church

- ... Because the entire law is summoned up in this one statement, "Love your Neighbor as yourself." (Galatians5:13-4)"Yourself - Love" should therefore, symbolize or stand for the True Faith which you as the True Temple of God must witness it before the world. Let your light illuminate the spiritual gifts given to you by God at birth. These include, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, generosity, fidelity, gentleness, self-control and humility. We as Orthodox Christians should not be tolerant of "immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, magic arts, animosities, strife, jealousy, bad temper, out breaks of selfishness, dissatisfaction, envy, drunkenness, carousing "(Gal 5:19-21) because...   [tags: faith, christ, transformed]

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The Spiritual Persective to the Book of Proverbs is Faith, Hope, and Charity

- ... Ethics, derived from the Greek word Ethos, by definition is the character, fundamental values or disposition of a person. The Philosophy Britannica describes ethics or moral philosophy as ‘the discipline concerned with what is morally good, bad, right or wrong ("ethics (philosophy)", n.d.) Morals derived from the Latin word Moralis, which interprets to customs, are conventionally accepted behavioral norms ("Moral | Define Moral at Dictionary.com", n.d). Virtue, in theological terms is the ability of the individual to act freely and in a manner consistent with conformation to the will of God....   [tags: moral, ethical, christian]

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Personal Reflections on Myself, My Faith and My Religious Path

- Have you ever traveled to a different part of the world or even a different part of the country. While you was there is you witness something that you thought was wrong or just plain evil. To you what you saw was morally wrong but to the culture or area it is correct sometimes even praised. With that being said you just seen a worldview. A Worldview is how we perceive life around us, live our daily lives and even our fundamental values. Family and church play a major role in much of your worldview....   [tags: Christian views and beliefs]

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Faith in Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard

- Kierkegaard believes that true faith can only be attained through a double movement of giving up rationality or logic, while at the same time believing one can understand logically. In “Fear and Trembling” Kierkegaard relates true faith to the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith; in this paper, I will examine this claim and show why Kierkegaard’s analogy is an excellent metaphor for the double movement which is required in one’s quest to attain faith and why. Kierkegaard’s position on faith is represented with the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith....   [tags: Faith Literary Analysis]

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Survival of Faith and Religion through Different Cultures and Societies

- The transmission of religion and faith has survived through various different cultures and societies. Religion and faith have both evolved either into more branches or a completely different ideology or thought process. These new creations of branches or new ideologies change the course of thinking and provide new outlooks on life. For instance, baptisms in Christianity mean a “salvation” and rite of passage to follow in the footsteps of God while in the Islamic religion a baptism is closely correlated with a Wudu, which prepares Muslims for worship at any time to Allah....   [tags: ideoology, belief, christian]

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My Faith

- My Faith During my life, I have had many experiences that have shaped my character. One of these moments happened when I was a junior in high school. This is when I decided to join my high school track team. I had always played many sports such as golf, basketball, wrestling, and football, but I hadn’t been involved in track. So I decided to give it a try. It may seem strange, but that track season, as well as certain circumstances that happened during the season, was very beneficial in learning some simple concepts of my Christian faith....   [tags: Christianity Biblical Christian Religion Essays]

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Christian Existentialism

- Christian Existentialism Webster's Dictionary defines Existentialism to be, "the philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for his acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad." This seems to be the very antithesis of Christian doctrines in that it asserts the autonomy and independence of man rather than views them as subjects to a supreme being, however, Existentialism and Christianity can coexist....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Faith]

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Gay and Christian

- Description Describe what you are recording about. Identify whether it was a journal paper, book chapter; practice observation; taught theory; lecture or other. In this recording I am going to discuss my thoughts from a panel discussion that I attended in the Belfast Bible College. The panel was made up from 3 people, Geraldine who works for the YMCA, Jamie who is from the Baha'i faith and Gail who has experience working in both faith based and secular youth provision. Understanding What was the main message....   [tags: Beliefs, Values, Faith, Youth Work]

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Children Deaths from Faith-Healing

- It is estimated that around a dozen U.S. children will die in faith-healing cases each year. Typically associated with Christianity, Faith healing is founded on the belief that certain people or places have the ability to cure and heal sickness, disease, or injuries. Typically this “healing” is associated by a close connection to a higher power through prayer, divine intervention, or the ministration of an individual who claims himself as a healer. Faith has been scientifically proven in the field psychology to yield benefits to health....   [tags: sickness, healing, faith, medication]

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A Christian World Viewpoint

- Having never considered much about world views until after visiting a Christian world view camp, I wanted to know more about mine. As a Christian, naturally I would have a Christian world view, but I did not really know what that meant. I did not think much about the nature of God, or man, or even the cause of evil and suffering. Although I did not doubt my Christianity, I only doubted my knowledge of it, and ability to defend the Christian faith. I knew the root of all suffering came from sin, and that since Adam and Eve sinned, all man is burdened with sin....   [tags: christian, viewpoint, god]

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George Eliot's Adam Bede: Christian Ethics Without God

- George Eliot's Adam Bede: Christian Ethics Without God The greatest recent event -- that "God is dead," that the belief in the Christian God has ceased to be believable -- is... cast[ing] its shadows over Europe. For the few, at lease, whose eyes....are strong and sensitive enough for this spectacle... What must collapse now that this belief has been undermined... [is] our whole European morality. --Nietzsche, from The Gay Science: Book V (1887) Dr. Richard Niebuhr writes, in his introduction to Eliot's translation of Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity, that Eliot "sought to retain the ethos of Christianity without its faith, its humanism without its theism." In her first full...   [tags: George Eliot Christianity Faith Papers]

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Experiences with Faith

- What is faith. Faith is something different to everyone. If you asked a hundred different people, you would get many different answers. Faith holds an extremely complex meaning when discussing it in the context of religion. Faith is a belief. It holds true to every religious and non-religious person. Every faith involves a decision. It is not about what we claim to believe, but what we actually do believe, that is true faith. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverb 3:5-6 That has to be my favorite proverb from the bible, whenever I feel like screaming “Why Me”, I simp...   [tags: Catholic Christian Theology]

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Christian Ideals and Hollywood

- The Hollywood Industry has already begun promoting Christian ideals. We see this through the recent epic of Christian Movies that have materialized in the theaters. Movies such as: Fireproof, Courageous, Fifth Quarter, The Grace Card, and Facing the Giants are a few examples of such films. In 2010 “The Grace Card” movie hit the cinemas only after 28 days of shooting the film. That is more than double the time it would normally take to make a movie. The fact that this is true, admittedly tells these Christian people that God was with them throughout the making of this film, and that He was quite pleased with their works....   [tags: christianity, The Grace Card, christian film]

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Analysis of Victor Rhee´s Hebrews as a Leader of the Faith Commuity

- ... Starting with the introduction of the journal, there is a since of urgency for anyone who reads it to take brave look of how to be a leader on fire for God in hard and difficult times. What Rhee wants us to know about the author of Hebrews is how he points out all of the misdoings of being a Christian in age where it was not popular to be a Christian. This is proven in the time of two Roman Empires, Claudius and Nero. You can see how the followers were everyday people living an everyday life but who were connected to an extra ordinary God who gave them salvation to live through their difficult and estranged life....   [tags: faith, leadership, christ, journal]

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Analyze and explain the work of one Christian’s agency working for world development.

- Tearfund is a Christian aid organization, they work with various other churches to try and destroy poverty, transform unfortunate lives and bring integrity and equality in this world. It was unofficially started by numerous sympathetic Christians who decided to send funds to the Evangelical Alliance who sent gifts of money, clothing and food to refugees all around the world. Basically, The Evangelical Alliance was set up to manage the aid that needed to be given to refugees. Later on in 1968, the organization, Tearfund was officially started when they changed the name from The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund to Tearfund....   [tags: christian charity]

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Faith And Repentance

- FULFILLMENT AND TYPOLOGY Prophecy is a declaration of something to come, a prediction forth telling by God to man. When God speak He set in motion spiritual activities and the destiny of all things. Many of things which God in the past prophesied have already come to pass with perfect accuracy, other things spoken forth by God are yet to be fulfilled in the course of God's timing. Old Testament prophecy contains exciting expectancy of the coming Christ, the Anointed One while the New Testament contains the manifestation of him....   [tags: Religion Bible Christian]

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How Do You Define Christian Fundamentalism? Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism

- What comes to mind when you hear the term Christian fundamentalist. Many people immediately think it is someone who has ultra-conservative Christian based religious beliefs. There is a negative connotation associated as well; many think of Christian fundamentalists as closed-minded, prejudiced and discriminatory, and “right wing” when it comes to political matters. Christian fundamentalists themselves will tell you that the Bible is to be interpreted literally as it is the sacred word of God. They will also tell you that they have been “reborn” or converted, and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior....   [tags: Religion, Christian Fundamentalist, The Antichrist]

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Is Faith Sufficient?

- Is Faith Sufficient. About two months ago, in a parenting class I was attending, our facilitator told us about a story of a couple who initiated faith healing for their ill child instead of going to a doctor for treatment. The child ended up dying, four years later another child dies. They were arrested for involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to probation time. A debate came into action on whether or not the parents was committing child abuse by being negligent, or were the parents indeed good parents who was just seeking the best for their children through faith....   [tags: faith, healing, doctor, treatment]

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A Christian View Of Suffering

- A consistent theme of mine is how critically important it is for us to have a foundational understanding about what Christianity is about. Most of us who have been in the church for a while know a few things: God loves us. Jesus forgives our sins. Unless you believe in Jesus you're going to Hell. We can have a relationship with God. We have these scattered bits of theological facts, but what we don't often have is an understanding of how it all fits together. I was wondering today what could be more important for the church than what I'm about to talk about....   [tags: Christian Religion Religious]

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The Three Facets of the Christian Walk

- The Three Facets of the Christian Walk As I begin this essay, I pray that I might be able to "rightly divide the word of truth", so that I need not be ashamed (2 Tim 2:15). This being my goal, I hope that you the reader might learn something from this essay. Remember though, to be as the Christians in Thessalonica, and examine all teachings based on their faithfulness to the scriptures (Acts 17:11). As Christians, we are to go through life in a certain way. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus tells us that the proper path in life is narrow....   [tags: Biblical Bible Christian Religious Essays]

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Shall He Find Faith When He Comes?

- ... May I suggest something for every person claiming to be a Christian to think about. Could the rapture not be that large of an earth shattering event. Christ asked the question in Luke 18:8, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Fascinating, we Christians tend to think when the rapture comes a good percentage of the earth, especially here in the United States, will go. Jesus, on the other hand, asks if He will find any faith at all. Preachers will often use Matthew 7:14, “because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” as a motivator for people to accept Christ as Saviour, but think of what J...   [tags: christians, the bible, faith]

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Christian Rhetoric in The History of Mary Prince and Second Class Citizen

- Christian Rhetoric in Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince, and Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen It is true, perhaps, that women are the subset of humanity whose rights had been the longest stripped of them, and who had been abused the worst and for the longest time. Even today, many people believe that women still do not have the equality that ought to be afforded them. Since women first started making steps to approach that ideal equality, they have used various means, including literature, to further their cause....   [tags: Christian Rhetoric in Black Women’s Literature]

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Faith and the Heart

- Theology I. Introduction: The reflection paper that I will discuss touches on some topics of importance to me that have been outlined in the first four weeks of this Course. I would like to discuss two topics that have proven relevant to me which are Mind, Reason and Logic and most importantly Faith and the Heart. I would like to start off by stressing that I am in a continual daily process of improving my beliefs and striving for my faith to become stronger daily. Fundamentally, the readings would not serve to be prudent if one did not get spiritually aroused in some capacity II Reason a) Theological Definition: The Bible defines reason as the cause, ground, principle or motive of anythi...   [tags: Christianity, Reason, Mind]

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The Nature of Faith

- To provide a reasonable point of view on this topic, one has to first establish what faith means at a personal level in order to indentify how it serves as a basis for knowledge in religion and natural sciences. Faith is regarded in various ways; commonly as reliability on someone/thing, religion, beliefs, and others. An English dictionary generalizes faith is a “strong or unshakeable belief in something, especially without proof or evidence” . Essentially, in this context, faith is the solid unconditional belief of something with little evidence or proof....   [tags: Religion]

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What Is Required To Be A Good Christian

- What is required to be a good Christian. Such strong language seems to indicate a rejection of the body, of human relationships, of human reason, or any good which is not God. Is such a rejection required if one is to be a true Christian. Human relationships, the body, and human reason are presupposed to be good in Ms. Kreis's statement. Although Saint Augustine, the author of Confessions, would not consider those to be of the highest good (God), he would be hard-pressed to deny that each does not maintain some degree of good....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Faith and Reason

- Faith and reason were two modes of belief that dominated the history of Western Civilization. Both faith and reason were popularized as tools to understand the universe in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian eras. By conflicting with each other, these two modes of belief sparked a lot of controversy. Reason or rationality is belief based on concrete evidence and logic. The development of one’s reason relies heavily on observation and questioning. Greco-Roman philosophers believed in the power of the human mind to understand the world....   [tags: Religion]

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The Effects of Faith and Prayer

- The Effects of Faith and Prayer Until recently, the effects of prayer were just a myth. However, science has decided to take a closer look at this national phenomenon, and study just how much does faith and prayer effect the healing of the body and mind. For most believers there are no doubts that peace of mind can be traced directly to the effects of prayer. All the trials and tribulations associated with everyday life are somehow transformed through faith; consider the words of Paul: “Gods peace, which is far beyond understanding, will keep your mind safe in union with Christ Jesus” (Holy Bible, Phil....   [tags: Faith Prayer Religion Religious Essays]

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The Life of a Christian

- In life we want to be the best, have the best of everything, and be surrounded by only the best people that can help us to achieve our desired goals. But as a Christian it takes more than just wanting the best, you have to put forward the effort, and follow the path that God has set forth. But unfortunately when you are a Christian, some things will get in your way, your faith can become tested, and your decision making can become clouded. But you probably ask your self why. You have love for your fellow Christians and have helped those that were less fortunate than you....   [tags: Description of Deontology ]

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Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality

- Gary Collins, a Christian counselor, helps individuals to comprehend their full potential using a God-centered way of coaching. He believes that, through coaching, an individual builds up a vision for their life and a desire for a good future. The book aids coaches to acquire skills that they require to help others, to emerge winners during difficult and challenging moments in their life. The book is also designed to develop Christian coaches’ in questioning, listening and responding. These can help Christian coaches to assess themselves and build up a strategy for their work....   [tags: Gary Collins, Christian Counselor, Counseling]

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The Tension Between Faith and Reason

- ... It simply means the reason has not been discovered yet. Ronald de Sousa in his book, The Rationality of Emotion, claims that emotions usually present philosophical problems, yet they are just as much a part of the reasoning process as dry knowledge. De Sousa argues that since emotions always have an object, there is an objective reason for emotions. Emotions are generated by reason. The reason for emotions could be one’s faith, but again that means the “first cause” would still be reason. An appeal to emotion is still an appeal to reason....   [tags: philosophy, chrisitans, reality]

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Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero by

- In the 12 years since the terrorist attacks on the world trade towers in New York city, thousands of hours of research and interviews has been conducted, scores of books have been written, and countless documentaries and films have been produced in an effort to help us understand how and why terrorists were able to carry out the massacre of nearly 3500 people. Despite the plethora of religious and nonreligious beliefs represented by the friends and family of those who died, one universal belief binds them all: the belief that an unspeakable act of cruelty has changed our nation and our people for all time....   [tags: Helen Whitney, transcendentalism]

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Happiness, Health and Economy: Three Strongly Related Elements of Religious Faith

- Before presenting an introduction of how different faiths interact within our lives I will briefly discuss what faith is. According to Hebrews 11:1 “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In general terms, faith is to believe in something we are not able to see, but know to be true. Briefly and objectively stated, a religious faith would be the belief of a superior existence that oversees the natural world. You may have a better or different description of what religious faith is, but it will definitely follow the roots of this description....   [tags: religion, faith, tradition, prayer, God, beliefs]

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Mormonism: A Paradigm of an American Faith

- A handsome boy kneels down for prayer beside a tree in his father’s orchard. It is a nice sunny spring day with the warm rays of the radiant sun gently kissing the boy’s face. “God, give me a sign,” he pleads to his heavenly father. He is only 14, yet religion fascinates him. Confused by what Christian faith to believe in, he was not sure whether he wanted to become a Baptist like his parents, or a Methodist, which church’s teachings appealed more to him. A slight cool breeze passes through his chestnut colored hair....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Importance of Faith in "Prisoner of Tehran"

- In popular culture a person is admired for having the quality of doing what is right and the ability to overcome any obstacles. In works of fiction these people usually end up fighting violence with violence until they defeat their adversaries. Real life is much more different. In the book Prisoner of Tehran, when Marina is only sixteen years old she is arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. Her life is filled with great sorrows and tragedies that would crush the spirit of most people, but Marian is able to endure these hardships....   [tags: culture, religion, god, personal experience]

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We Need Less Christian Bands and More Christians Making Music for God and the Culture

- While driving in my car after church last week, I was listening to my favorite radio station. Once it started playing those annoying commercials, I decided to give my childhood go-to station -- 88.7 WAY-FM a try (I haven't listened to Christian music in years). The song "We Fall Down (At the Feet of Jesus)" by Chris Tomlin was playing. How long has this one been on the air. Since 1998 -- and that's a problem. Contemporary Christian music (CCM) is the genre of choice of most worship leaders for youth retreats, Christian camps, Sunday morning worship, and Wednesday night Bible groups....   [tags: contemporary christian music]

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Sam Harris: The End of Faith

- As a result of our global society being manipulated by ancient doctrines Sam Harris argues in The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason the ultimate thesis: religion is the basis for all of human conflict. Because faith bypasses all evidence, Harris feels “we are building a civilization of ignorance” and another direction should be taken lest we desire to meet our doom. It is incredible the amount of detail Harris delves into. Each reference to religion, he notes their various foibles and incorporates well-reasoned arguments, including others, that support his view....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Integration of Faith in Government

- Throughout history the world has had a constant struggle how much faith is allowed into the public square and the role it plays in government. To some faith and government must be totally separated, to have it partly intertwined with government, and completely integrated with government. Faith plays a part of our lives and in times of crisis it can shape how we response to that crisis. I will look at the three different aspects dealing with this issue and explain which one is the best. The first theory in regards to faith and politics is that it must be separated from politics....   [tags: Theories, Political Leaders]

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Faith Based Organizations in Zimbabwe

- Gerard Clarke and Michael Jennings (2008: 6) define FBO as “any organization that derives inspiration and guidance for its activities from the teachings and principles of the faith or from a particular interpretation or school of thought within the faith” . In short basically FBOs are directly indirectly religiously tied organisations. FBOs also differ in terms of the kind of approach they have towards development and the ways in which they view what people need in order to live a dignified life....   [tags: Non Governmental Organisations]

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Being Faithful to Your Faith

- In the Principles List discussion forum, answer the following two questions. Make your initial posting and then respond to two or more students’ postings. What would you need to add in order to be faithful to your faith tradition. This question is confusing, and ambiguous. Can you explain how exactly a faith tradition and theological distinctives are different. If you are a Christian you are in my faith tradition in my view =0) , but I'm sure we would disagree on many things on the latter. So I will default to what I said earlier; when I goto a church I'm looking for the Gospel, and not a law-preacher who spends his time manipulating people into doing the outward will of God, rather then pr...   [tags: Religion]

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The Christian Life

- The Christian Life Introduction The Book of Romans is what Martin Luther called the most important letter that Paul ever wrote. The theological arguments and implications of Romans are far-reaching and the many topics are interconnected and entirely consistent with one another in argumentation and style. Within this cogent and comprehensive theological statement of belief and faith, Paul writes extensively on what it means to live a Christian life. He combines his understanding of the fall of humankind, the Old Testament law, and the fulfillment of the law in Jesus Christ with the post-Pentecostal period where the Holy Spirit dwells in believers who have professed their faith in Jesus as the...   [tags: bible, book of romans, paul, god]

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The Christian Worldview

- Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]

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Christian Discipleship

- Research Paper: Discipleship Because I became a Christian at an early age, there are many terms and ideas used in the church that I never pondered upon; I simply accepted them. For example, the term "disciple" I identify as one of Jesus' twelve closest followers, one of the paper characters placed on the felt board during Sunday school. Through my research, I have discovered that while accepting Christ through faith alone grants us salvation, to become a disciple of Christ, or practice discipleship, requires work and commitment from the believer....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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The Dynamics of Faith

- The Dynamics of Faith The Dynamics of Faith is an in-depth look at what faith is from a theological perspective. Tillich seems to be replying to all of the writers we have read thus far and placing their arguments within the context of faith. Nowhere is this more apparent than on page 24, in his discussion of community. He rightly acknowledges that faith is usually seen in its sociologic setting. He then proceeds to sort out the different claims, saying that community is necessary to see the manifestation of faith because we need the language to express it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Nature of Faith

- The Nature of Faith Faith is an essential aspect of religious experience. Events can often be understood by some people as aesthetic or pleasant [1] rather than religious because their frame of reference rejects the spiritual connection for a more temporal one. However, of course, there are experiences that people have that by-pass any effort on their part to explain them naturally and clearly demonstrate a spiritual situation. One British scholar described his experience, like those of many others, that convinced him of the reality of God....   [tags: Psychology Religion Papers]

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Maturing In The Faith

- In the course of reading Chapter 1 of our book, I came across something that I have known all along but taken for granted, as though it was not more important than my upcoming doctor’s appointment. It is the simple yet breaking fact that I do not know what I believe in, or rather, I know what I believe, but I don’t exactly know why I believe. And I am not alone in my plight. Most Filipinos, unfortunately, are guilty of this folly. We all have faith in God, not because we know the Sacred Scriptures to the letter, not because we know and live the Word....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of the Biblie in Christian Education

- In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class. Authority of Scripture What is the authority of scriptures....   [tags: Christianity, God, Scripture]

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The Composition of a True Christian

- In a world full of people who consider themselves Christians, people on the outside wonder what distinguishes Christians from everyone else. The hope for Christians is that others will see the differences in the behavior and attitudes. If not, one could question how Christian that person is. Conversely, viewing Christians who exemplify Christian qualities provides a strong example of Christian life is like. From an examination of consummate Christians such as William Wilberforce, Saint Augustine, and Mother Theresa, one can see the qualities that good Christians possess....   [tags: Christianity ]

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A Brief Research of Christian Science

- ... Christian Science is a religion that mainly focuses on healing, that is what the practice and work on, their healing skills. People who are Christian Scientist work on their healing so they can be more like God, God is able to cure any illness, sin, illnesses and even death. Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy, Massachusetts USA 1879. In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy started studying and went on for many years. By 1875 Mary Baker Eddy published a book called, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures....   [tags: religious beliefs and expressions]

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Diversity of Christian Culture In India

- Finding common ground with Hindu culture and practices Christianity in Southern India tried to influence Indians to convert, which broken up with a Christian form vastly different from traditional Christian practices in Southern India. Christianity opened Indian door in 1813, when the abolition of the East Indian Company’s monopoly over Indian trade allowed the entry of commercial and religious trade. India was named as Hindustan, nation of Hinduism long way before during 18the century. Thus, when Christianity began to spread its roots into West India in the early 19th century, they were having minimum chances to spread Christianity widely due to the deep rooted believes and customs of Hindu...   [tags: Hindu culture, Christitanity practices]

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Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism

- ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel]

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Can Education be Classical and Christian?

- Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools]

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The Concept of Church, Faith, and Prayer in Catholicism

- The Concept of Church, Faith, and Prayer in Catholicism There is no doubt that the fundamental idea of Church, faith, and prayer lived by the early Christian, needs to be rediscovered among many contemporary Christians. The conviction that the apostles had to preach the Gospel of Jesus certainly was aided by their idea of Church, faith, and prayer. In his book “Catholicism: A Journey to the Heat of the Faith”, Father Robert Barron tries to revive the idea of Catholicism that seems to weaken and lose its real sense....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Being Gay and Staying Christian

- Introduction Homosexual. Deviant. Abomination. Sodomite. Pervert. Vocabulary such as this is used every Sunday in churches across the United States of America. While the majority of believers within a conservative congregation might proudly shout “AMEN!” each time one of these terms is spouted off from behind the pulpit, others cringe as they sink further and further down into their seats. These believers sit quietly and pray that their discomfort isn’t noticeable to others; desperately hoping that the person behind the mask they wear remains undiscovered....   [tags: homosexuality, spirituality, religion]

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Top Sites for Christian Singles

- Top Sites for Christian Singles "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." --Wayne Dyer While I enjoy being single, I do occasionally like male company for dinner, dancing or just good conversation. Fortunately, there are many sites for singles to find friends, dates and even mates; however, I was interested in sites for Christian singles. After contacting several megachurches to inquire as to which sites were most used by their singles, we learned that the directors for the ministries were not asking this question and the singles where not volunteering the information—although the felt the services were being used....   [tags: Social Media]

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The Cross: A Symbol of Faith, Hope and Love

- Whether dangling around one’s neck or inked onto a person’s body, put up on a wall or made into a statuette, the cross is an abundant symbol in today’s world. Its representation goes from consoling and comforting, to captivating and inspiring a great mass of people. From its earliest forms, to its adoption by Christianity, the cross has a long and powerful history, carrying with it a great amount of significance. It is amazing how two perpendicular lines can entice so much spirituality throughout human history....   [tags: Christianity ]

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