Faith in Christ has given me a unique life filled with optimism and purpose. From a young age, I have been raised in a home where I was taught about the love of Christ. Not only at home did I learn about Christ, but at school and at church. Thus, my life has been filled with experiences that have amplified my faith. For example, when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I found that my relationship with Christ grew. Through all of the difficult circumstances that I have faced, faith in Christ has given me the encouragement that I need to persevere through any situation. Additionally, faith has influenced my decision making, which is why I strive to make all my decisions and live my life according to faith-based principles. This means
God shows love in the greatest ways. There are so many passages, especially in the book of John that prove what a loving God we have. He sacrificed his only son for us and if that doesn't prove his amount of love then I'm not sure what could. Everyday this attribute of God shines through anybody who believes in him. There are ways love is working in your life right now and you don't even realize it. Romans 13:10- "love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." Going about your day with love will never steer you wrong. Even if you feel like you just cannot be loving today, try your hardest to have an attitude of love and it will change your perspective for sure. It can drastically change your personal views as a believer, the way you can apply this attribute, and how the attribute of love can draw in non-believers.
Joshua 1:9; "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
There is no evidence of God being nonexistent, but according to Pascal’s Wager nothing is lost if one chooses to believe in God. According to the Bible, God will love someone even if they don’t believe in him and love him in return and he cannot force himself upon others free will to increase belief in him. Moral and natural evil should not determine Gods existence because God uses natural evil and suffering to shape the future and humanity. If one chooses to believe in God, even though they may be suffering now they become able to ignore the stinging of pain can look forward to the time where things will become better for
Faith and reason can be viewed as opposites. Faith is an element of belief, something an individual does not necessarily require a reason for accepting without reason. For example, an individual’s reason for believing in God may not seem too rational when they are trying to explain them. They may not even stand up to criticism. On the other hand, reason is constructed as a formula. Faith is basically something we believe in, like something we learn in church. Reason is something we learn in school, such as a math formula.
My parents are the reason I have been sheltered my entire life. Despite their desire to protect me, all I have ever wanted was to experience cultures outside of my own. My heart longs to travel, and help others outside of my methodical reach, including outside of my country. I've had the dream to travel to London since kindergarten. My best friend and I used to sit in our rooms planning our trip that we would one day take. As far as missions go, I have been supplicating my parents to let me attend since eight grade. Every trip presented to my grade I have asked, and have been denied the opportunity. My heart is fervent to help those outside my country and I dream of it and aspire to do so one day.
Faith is a concept used throughout all aspects of life, in ways of life and spiritual growth. Faith is considering a way to see things without the natural appearance of it. Faith is an essential tool used in everyday life. Consider the process of using faith in order to gain growth in life and spirituality. Faith is a belief that is assured by a conviction that the thing hope (expected) for in the present, will be manifested in the future.
Education is ultimately the key, the door, and the way to not only fulfill one’s dreams but also to empower and help others attain success. It promises knowledge and opportunities, and breaks the walls that hinder the socially and culturally disadvantaged from advancing in society. Therefore, I value education as I hope to be successful someday and repay my parents’ hardwork and sacrifices to provide me a comfortable life. But most of all, I hope to offer the knowledge and learning experiences I obtained from my secondary education and will obtain from higher education to those in underserved and impoverished communities. I essentially plan to help sick people, reach out to third-world countries, educate kids, and give hope and inspiration
Ever since I was born, I was immersed in many religious services. The foundation of every single Jewish service was based around this person called God. “God” was considered to be the most powerful person on the planet, even though no one has actually seen God. When I was in preschool, I learned about God because I went to a Jewish preschool. As a child, you pretty much believe anything that anyone tells you. As a result, I thought of God as the most holy figure on our planet. I pictured God as an old bald man with a grey beard. I thought that every time that the Rabbi made us stand up during a service, it was because God was coming into the room and we needed to honor him. Even when we were outside of services, I still believed God
Is it easy to put your trust into a God that you cannot see? For most people it can be hard to believe but for me it is easy because I grew
In the novel A Portrait of The Artist as Young Man by James Joyce, readers see Stephen go through life with faith, surrounded by others with faith and religious activities. After a while, Steven loses sight of true faith, forgets God and becomes an artist. Compared to “Portrait”, many skeptics in today’s culture have a mind set that organized religion does more harm than good. Many of these people make persuasive arguments that are or can be conclusive. In some cases they think or say, no matter what domination, a church, which is considered part of the organized religiosity, has too much power or it is filled with politics. Also some make the argument that, rituals take away from God and put emphasis on one’s self.
Growing up, my parents never talked about God, or church, or Christianity. I did not know who God was, nor did I know anything about Christianity. I did know, that all of my friends believed in this so called ‘God” and would go to church every Sunday, and identified themselves as Christian. I did not know what any of this meant, but at first I acted like I did, so that I wouldn’t be seen as different.
In the great words of Immanuel Kant, “God is a postulate of practical reason, a necessary component of moral thought. A moral person will always wish for the highest good, a world in which morality alone is sufficient to cause happiness” (Reszitnyk, 2016, slide 12). Essentially, morality is truly created upon our own ideas based on life experiences. If the existence of God is the core of morality, and is the objective moral fact, then He is the good that exists. Anselm of Canterbury, which means, “The essence of God, is a being than which no greater can be conceived. It is greater to exist than not to exist” (Reszitnyk, 2016, slide 10). Essentially, one can believe in God since He is the greatest one can conceive, and since God exists to one
You can not have religion without faith. George W. Forell states that "faith is universal," (Forell 1). By this Forell is saying that everyone has some sort of belief, they believe in something or somebody. Forell is not limiting this belief to God, or gods for that matter, he simply means that all humans believe in something- money, or education, or the general goodness of mankind. Forell goes on to also describe Christian faith; "Classical Protestantism asserts that God wants fellowship with man and that if we trust completely in Jesus Christ and his work we will have communion with God. This complete and utter trust in Jesus Christ is faith," (Forell 19). I tend to side with George W. Forell and his explanation of Christian faith.
Is there really a God? Is it possible that there is a superior being watching over us? It seemed farfetched to me when I was younger. I asked myself these question growing up. I never bought into the thought of believing in a God as a kid. That was until I faced adversity in my life. I turned to my faith in hard times. Religion is a crutch. When you are wounded, you often need a crutch. The crutch symbolizing faith, and the wounded leg embodies the problems we face in life. In my life, I have learned that faith has been side by side with me for my existence and through tough times. Life can get hard, but when you stand by your faith when dodging obstacles it makes it much easier. That is how faith can help overcome obstacles.