Faith Across Culture, Time And Technology

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Faith Across Culture, Time and Technology
Religion impacts every society and is impacted by many factors. Over time, religion has both gained and lost power over the choices of people. One person may act one way because of their religious upbringing and a different person another way. This is due to the fact that everyone has a different relationship with their faith. Differences in one’s faith are attributed to a variety circumstances, for example, culture, time period, and access to technology. Nevertheless, faith has the ability to strengthen one’s relationship with God.
Beginning with a brief history, the concept of religion was thought of thousands of years ago. It was originated by the Hindus in around 4000 BCE (Ancient Reading Encyclopedia). In the Christian faith, God’s connection lead people to devote their lives to gaining him followers. Jesus was willing to be a martyr for God’s word. When Jesus says, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 12:37- 38)” he shows his strong faith. Since God spoke to him frequently, he became firm in his thoughts. Furthermore, in medieval times the kings put a huge emphasis on faith. They even appointed church officials to government positions. According to Annenberg Learner, “the Catholic Church was the only church in Europe during the Middle Ages, and it had its own laws and large coffers. Church leaders such as bishops and…
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