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– Wonda M. Buchanan

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The Future of Christianity – Will It Be Open Or Closed?

Contemporary Christianity in the modern age has become much more open and accepting. In the past a Christian who was not tolerant of those who did not share his or her faith would be considered to be contrary to the Christian faith.

Modern Christianity is a very open and accepting religion. It is not a closed off sect that does not tolerate other faiths or have open debate and criticism. Even in the biggest churches today you will find people with no particular beliefs and many will disagree.

If you are a Non-Christian you can go and live in one of the largest churches in America.

There are no restrictions at all on what you can believe what not you believe.

Jesus Christ was not Christian, Christianity has evolved and accepted of different viewpoints. This fact is seen in the ministry today as it used to be done in the Roman era. Many churches during the early days of Christianity had no acceptance of people that did not believe as they believed.

Today Christianity is less strict and closed and more open than ever before. You have the choice of a more open and tolerant Christianity, if you want this to happen then you need to become an active participant.

Christianity has become more forgiving over the last few centuries. The church has allowed people to be open minded without being persecuted and thought of as too liberal. Similarly, IT support is something that should never be neglected.

Christianity should never be the place for judgement, judgment is never welcome and never condoned.

If you know someone that is judgmental you need to stay away from them.

If you are an Atheist, you can consider yourself a true believer in Christianity. Many of the early followers of Jesus believed that there was no God but later on a few accepted the idea of God, it is only in the last few hundred years that Christianity has accepted the concept of God.

Christianity teaches that the rewards and punishment in life is entirely up to you. God is not going to bring punishment on anyone so you need to make your own decisions in life and seek the guidance of God in all your activities.

If you are an Atheist you can accept Christianity as your guide and believe in God.

  • You can live as a Christian by believing in Jesus Christ and living your life by the principles of the gospel.
  • Christianity is an open and tolerant religion and if you are not an Atheist then you can consider yourself a true believer.
  • Christians are allowed to believe as they want and question their faith however there is little tolerance in the modern day for any form of disbelief.
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What to Expect When Your Church Starts a Website

If you have a church or other religious organization, then a website is just the thing you need to put its best foot forward. A church website can accomplish a lot in promoting your church and maybe even lead to increased membership.

Web sites are often used by church organizers to promote different services and to spread word of the upcoming services. The church website should be professional-looking and updated on a regular basis. You don’t want the church website to look like a cross from a spam bot.

Many churches use online printing and marketing to market their ministries. This allows them to contact people anywhere in the world and in just a few seconds. By creating a website, it may have more power and reach than ever before.

A church website should include a basic mission statement. It must be clear, concise and understandable. If the church needs to list its ministries, then this should be listed on the website as well. This will allow people to identify with the church and understand what they do.

The website should give a basic overview of the ministries the church offers.

Include contact information for the church or ministry contact information, such as a telephone number and address. You can also include basic statistics on how many members the church has.

The church website should highlight the various services offered by the church. It should include a map and listing of all of the local churches. Don’t forget to include pictures of services as well.

In addition to the services the church offers, a church website should include pictures of services as well.

These can be different from the usual church service pictures, such as an older picture of the congregation, but you can add that if you like. People looking for a church should not have to make a choice between which church is right for them. Just as they will find out about the church through their church website, they will also come to that church through the Internet.

Internet marketing is very powerful because it gives churches an edge. If you haven’t started the church’s web site yet, why not do so now?

There are many companies out there that will give you some very good advice on how to get started and where to go from there.

  • The first step is a commitment to one of the sites on the Internet’s largest community of churches.
  • When you get started online church marketing, you can only go as far as your church allows you to go.
  • Never compromise the quality of the website and its social media presence.
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Why People Go to Church?

So, why do people go to church? You may be wondering how this could be that simple. However, you might not be as good at thinking things through as you should be.

Religion was created for the sole purpose of guiding people to a better life. It was to give us guidance in our choice of food, clothes, employment, and personal relationship. However, since the time of Jesus, religion has been used to help people escape, prepare for, or even prepare for death.

There are many reasons for people to make the choice to go to church. For some, it is simply for personal reasons. Others will go for religious purposes, as it is a way of testing the waters for what would happen if they faced certain trials or tribulations in their lives. Still others will go to church to please their pastor or an online religious leader.

Many people go to church because they want to please God.

They may feel that they have something very precious to offer God, such as something they learned from God or some part of themselves that God wants them to teach others. They will go to church because they hope to receive a message from God on the importance of doing something for God or on the importance of praying for someone or on the importance of being a Christian.

People sometimes go to church because they fear God. They may have doubts about certain topics, or issues in their lives, or they may be looking for answers to questions or problems that they are having. Sometimes people go to church because they are afraid to face a particular issue in their lives, and they want a minister or leader who can answer the questions that they are afraid to ask.

Most of the time, people will go to church because they simply don’t like the alternative, which is to have a question or issue raised in front of them. They don’t want to hear the answer and they don’t want to face it in person, either.

For many people, church means the chance to share their faith and that it is safe to do so in a safe environment.

However, some people feel that they can share their faith with anyone who will listen, but not go through the process of attending church.

Some people have no desire to attend church but feel that if they did, they would no longer be able to fully express themselves in all of their relationships. They often feel that they would have to leave their friends and family behind, which would defeat the purpose of them attending church.

Some people feel that the Bible teaches that it is good to learn from other people. However, they feel that other people are not talking to them enough. They therefore wonder why other people do not come to church.

Some people simply want to see other people and share what they have found with them. This makes it more important for them to get together in order to receive guidance from another group of people.

  • Now that you know the reason why people go to church, you can find out which group of people you would be interested in talking to.
  • Then, you will be able to get the answers that you are looking for.
  • This is one of the main reasons why people go to church, and that’s why you should be able to find one that appeals to you.
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Modern Spirituality Versus Traditional Spiritual Traditions

Many of the characteristics of contemporary spiritual traditions date back to the influence of the modern world and those who have come into it. There is an influence in most philosophies, though it varies from one religion to another.

Yoga is one of the most popular today.

Yoga has been used to help people with stress and has helped many people with general physical problems as well. People have relied on this type of practice as a way to better themselves spiritually. There are many other factors in this modern view of spirituality as well.

Much of the concern about modern spirituality can be traced back to the growing emphasis on technology and the ease with which we have gotten to where we are today. Many of the new methods that are now being introduced are no longer closely linked to the more spiritual methods of the past.

Technology can be used to make things easier to do without the negative view of the past. Many people in the first generation of electronic technology were taught that it was to be used to help people. People now have to understand that the computer and internet have to be used to help in the spiritual evolution of people as well.

This is very important to the spiritual growth of those of us who choose to practice different spiritual traditions. Modern spirituality has provided for the “one size fits all” approach to religion. It is up to the individual to decide which religion will work best for them. Some religions are even non-existent.

Other major religions like Catholicism and Protestantism have found their own version of spiritual development in the modern world. These are not the only religions though.

You may choose to incorporate ancient spiritual traditions into your life as well.

You could have something on the order of a spiritual connection with nature or a local park. If you have a tree in your yard that is giving you a sense of peace and comfort you might want to meditate on it or stand next to it during a special prayer time.

Some of the people who find this kind of thing valuable may consider this a great idea. Others may find it off putting and distracting. In any case you have to decide whether you want to use this form of spirituality to make a change or to just let the process continue.

Mysticism is a thing of the past and modern spirituality is based on more of the scientific view of life. The concept of karma is also dying out as being different forms of thinking about the spirit realm.

There are many reasons why modern spirituality may be on the decline but it is good to remember that it is part of a natural process.

  • If you are trying to make a spiritual journey and you see a lack of growth in your spiritual development, then it might be time to look at some of the changes that have been made to better align the practices with the lessons of the past.
  • Some people are going to use the old ways no matter what, but it is good to make a conscious effort to make things better for yourself.
  • You might be surprised at how your spiritual progress will be affected by modern technology.
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The New Age Approach to Christianity – Why We Need to Re-Think Christianity?

In the past it was pretty much accepted that Christianity was God’s religion and Christians were never supposed to believe in anything else. They were supposed to be very close to God, that’s how very close they could be to God, you could not mess with God! Today, Christianity is a lot different and we need to look at that a little bit closer, but mainly I want to talk about why it has changed so much over the last few hundred years.

Now, since it is one of the most popular religions around the world, if it is not the most popular religion, you would think that Christianity would be a very faithful one. But that is not the case.

If you ask a lot of people nowadays, you will get some of the answers that you are used to hearing from all the Christian songs and commercials, there are some truths to it, but they aren’t the truth.

The truth that we are looking for is much more complex than what is being taught in the media.

For example, we can look at the story of the flood. You have a certain point that you can understand where the reason why the water rose to the sky and this is something that all believers believe is part of God’s plan.

They believe that as long as God didn’t allow it to flood the earth, the earth wouldn’t end, the water would eventually recede and life would return to normal. But the problem is that according to the Bible, they were wrong, because it says that the waters increased until the heavens.

So what happened when they tell their children this story, that they know nothing about, is that it all becomes something that is considered sacred and therefore, you cannot debate or deny that it is a myth. We now have religious myths like the three days and forty days or the seven heavens, and if you question any of these, you are immediately told that it’s all just an allegory and that this is all for entertainment purposes.

It is amazing how much nonsense is contained in the Bible and for some of it to be a part of the historical fact.

I think that is why the human mind cannot understand what the purpose of a person with the name of Jesus is.

The story of Jesus in India is still considered sacred and is said to be the truth. So it doesn’t make sense that someone would invent a story and add a mythology behind it.

However, this is the way that Christianity has developed over the centuries, and many other religions have too. And this can easily be understood by a good Christian History book.

So in conclusion, if you have ever read the Old Testament of the Bible, you know that the Gospel stories are fabricated and the people in the stories are just imaginary.

  • Jesus was nothing more than an avatar of the founder of Christianity and all that was made up in the Bible.
  • To me, it would seem as if Christianity is nothing more than entertainment for the masses.
  • I am not saying that you should not have your own beliefs, because to me that would be wrong, but Christianity is so full of contradictions that if you stop reading it, you might as well not be following Christianity.
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The Advantages of Going to Church

There are several reasons to go to church. You may not even realize that you are doing it but that doesn’t mean you are not.

First, we do not have the luxury of time to spend with our friends or family that we like. To some, this may sound trivial but in this world where all things are fleeting, the time we spend with our loved ones is just as important as anything else we do. We spend more of our precious lives than we know trying to find new ways to entertain ourselves and meet new people.

Second, there is a sense of community that comes along with going to church.

While each church is different in its focus, it is comforting knowing that we are part of something larger. Even if there are no special services, there is a sense of community and fun that comes along with going to church. Going to church will give you a little more opportunity to be social with your neighbors, colleagues, and family.

Third, and probably the most important reason, going to church to teach you what God has done for you. I suppose it is as simple as it sounds.

It seems like a foreign idea that you could belong to a religious institution or denomination. It seems, in fact, like an odd form of community living.

It’s time to stop living in the past.

It’s time to consider whether a church is a good thing for you or if you are just going through the motions.

The idea of going to church is something that can bring us to the time of day when we could choose to simply stay home and not go to church. In that sense, going to church may just be a waste of time. It may not be the same.

If you want to keep going, then let’s do it. What makes you go to church is not the formalities of the service, but the social aspect. It’s not just about the music, but the fellowship of those who are going to enjoy the music and fellowship together.

I know that many people struggle with trying to maintain a personal relationship with God. They may not want to risk the chance of going to hell for not being in church. If that is a concern, maybe it is time to try a few of the reasons to go to church.

Go to church if you love the Lord, even if it means staying at home.

  • You will know that you are really going because it is easier on your soul.
  • God knows best and so does he.
  • If you think you need to study the bible, check out this website for some helpful advice.
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Education For Our Children

In the last year, we have seen the establishment of institutions like National University of Reason in Michigan and the Vision America in Idaho. Both these schools recognize that a key ingredient to the growth of the United States of America is the flow of people that are religious. Religious belief has been one of the main drivers of the American progress for the last few decades. In order to do this, the religions are sending their children into school.

In order to give back to society, our founding fathers created our first religions.

These religions were called the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic. These denominations brought in hundreds of thousands of people who were initially never taught about any of the main faiths. As these schools grew and made their way through the U.S. government, they taught the immigrant and returning culture, in addition to the nationalistic beliefs of their countries.

One example of this is in the school buildings. Where the school buildings are concerned, nearly everyone that has some form of religion, has a church or temple.

Schools are vital to our society as they have been since the start of our nation. There are several reasons why.

The most important is that these schools provide civic contributions to the community.

These communities become more effective when the public schools are properly maintained.

Second, these schools provide children a role model to emulate. The history of these schools is symbolic of what America has been. The schools will always be a part of the history of the United States.

Third, the Bible itself is very symbolic of our history. We use the Bible to help us understand what we are fighting for and what we stand for, as we fight for our liberties.

Finally, the Bible is a great book of wisdom. It is a gift from God to show us what to do and how to live, while not making demands. Instead, it teaches us how to obey the laws of nature.

The one thing that has made America great, is our reverence for our Founding Fathers. That is the reason that these schools are to be a part of the nation’s history. The founding fathers took great pains to make sure that their religions did not overtake the nation.

As a nation, it is our founding fathers that should be honored. They did not sacrifice much to create the United States of America.

  • The Christian schools that continue to grow and prosper, are to be given our respect, not only for our religious beliefs but for the education that they provide to our children.
  • Religion, Spiritual, Spiritualism, spirituality, and religious belief are all facets of our spiritual society.
  • Our history and our future lies in the hands of these institutions, in order to provide our children with the foundations of a good society.
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10 Interesting Facts About Christianity

Christianity is thousands of years old and has shaped the world to what it has become today. It is one of the main religions of the world and is still expanding around the world. Knowing about Christianity as a Christian or from any other religion will only expand the knowledge that you have about it. These surprising facts about Christianity might be something you have never heard before.

Christianity has three branches

There are different communitites under Christianity, and each one has a different way of addressing the higher power. These are Catholism, Orthodox, and Protestantism. It can be further divided into 5 or more brances, but these three hold the majority of Christians around the world. About 50% of the Christians are Catholics and follow the sayings of Pope.

Christianity has 10 commandments

Christianity has a set of rules which every devoter follows, and are known as commandments. Surprisingly there are only 10 laws that a Christian needs to follow. These commandments are pretty simple but take a lot to follow for the entire life. It is a way of life that every faithful Christian should follow.

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There is no original bible from the time of jesus

Bible has never been a single book, and the scriptures have been written and rewritten by various authors. The first bible was printed in 1455 named Gutenberg Bible. It was also the first book ever printed. The book has been translated into more than 3000 languages ever since. The oldest version of the old testament dates back to 2nd century BC. There are no original manuscripts of the new testament, but scholars approve that the bible remained the same as it was originally written.

100 million Bibles are sold every year

Since the beginning of the publishing of the Bible as the holy book of Christianity, it has spread across the world. It is one of the most sold books around the world and sells more than 100 million copies every year.

Christianity is one of the three Abrahamic Religions

Christianity has the same god as Judaism and Islam. All three religions come from the origins of Abraham and are called Abrahamic religions. Although there are many differences between the three religions, there are also many similarities, such as the name of Jesus is mentioned in the Quran as one of the prophets.

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Jerusalem is the holiest City

Jerusalem is considered the the holiest place in Christianity, Judaism, as well as Muslims. It is a place every faithful Christian desire to visit once in their lives to connect with the divinity personally.

Chistianity speaks of heaven and hell

There is mentions of heaven and hell in all branches of Christianity. Heaven is a place for all the faithful Christians and provides eternal bliss with god, whereas Hell is where satan resides and is for those who have committed sin.

Baptism gets rid of your original sin

Once you are baptized, your original sin gets cleansed from your body, and your soul becomes pure. The original sin is inherited in everyone as the first humans, Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge which they were not supposed to.

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How to Support Your Local Church

There are several ways you can support your local church other than making donations. You can get involved in the ministry of the Church and enjoy doing work you think you are good at.

Teach

You can teach a class of children or adults about something you have good knowledge about. You can teach people new things and improve their knowledge base. Check with the ministry for the requirements of people and if you think you can teach certain things, go forward.

Mentor

If you feel you are good at helping others with their problems, you can become a personal mentor for those who seek help. It will give you one-on-one teaching experience and knowing more about the people at the church.

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Greet people

You can make someone’s day at your church by going to them and asking how they are. If you are good at striking conversations with people, become an official or unofficial church greeter. This will create a friendlier environment at your church and people will feel free to interact with anyone.

Send cards and letters

Send the cards and letters to people who have not been making it to the church at meetings. Get to know about their well beings and make sure that they are fine. If someone is having a baby, send best wishes with cards. You can even connect with them through email.

Cook

You can make food every Sunday for people who visit the church. Talk with your ministry about joining the cooking section and create unique recipes for people to enjoy after prayers. Make sweet candies and cookies for kids at home and distribute them during the Church timings.

Transportation

If you have a van, you can use it to provide a lift to families and kids in the neighbourhood during the church visits. You can ask the ministry that they have a bus or van that needs drivers. Ask people if they would require pick & drop service every Sunday so you can help them with commutes.

Cleaning Of Church

Cleaning

You can provide an extra hand in the cleaning of the church. You can ask the ministry if they need volunteers in keeping the church neat and tidy. It will not provide you with an official position, but you can still serve the Church and maintain it, so people feel fresh and good.

Lawn Care

The outside of the Church is as important to maintain as the insides. If you feel the grass has been growing tall from a long time and needs mowing, you can take responsibility by asking permission from the ministry.

Technology

Even churches are not exempted from the responsibility of keeping up with technology. Experienced IT professionals can donate their time and help with a church’s computer infrastructure maintenance.

Event manager

You can also become an event manager for your church by talking with the ministry. Tell them about how qualified you are and your previous managements. You will have to manage everything from decorations to the guest list and their needs as well. You also need to take the responsibility of cleaning up after the event ends to make sure you complete your job properly.

Religions

Major World Religions Apart From Christianity

The faith of most of the people in the world holdsthe utmost value to one or the other religion. There is also a small percentage of people who do not believe in any particular religion or are in search of something more divine. Each religion offers a certain way of living which decides how your life changes to offer your success and happiness. There are multiple major religions around the world, and each one has their own gods and beliefs.

Hinduism

Hindus have the maximum number of representations of gods and goddesses. They have the choice of creating their own gods which is ultimately is the creation of the ultimate oneness of the universe. Hindus pray in temples and have idols to pray to such as statues, trees, animals and almost anything.

Hindus believe in the idea of rebirth, and the ‘Karma’ or actions we take in thing life will be accountable for what we become in next life. The goal of Hindus is to become free of the cycle of karma and continuous reincarnations. Only then the soul will be free of the chaos and be at rest. There are different techniques like meditation and devoting oneself to a diety for breaking the cycle. The festivals in Hinduism also hold diverse celebrations and rituals filled with colors, lights, and joy.

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New Age Spirituality

This is not a religion but a way of life which people accept to reach their ultimate potentials. Achieving spirituality through the development of one’s own will and divinity is the way to eternal happiness. While praying, spiritual people do not refer to any god or diety, but to themselves and their higher conscious state. They believe that the cosmos, universe, and the god is within themselves. New Age Spirituality is an interesting collection of ancient traditions and extracts from Hinduism. All our emotions are considered as illusions which divert us from the beauty of life. Removing all the negativity from their lives and creating their own realities gives them the power of being their own gods.

Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion which does not worship any gods. Infact, Buddha did not claim to be divine. Buddhist only look at him as the guru who attained the eternal truth which they seek. Buddha is said to have attained spiritual enlightment and freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. Most of the Buddhists believe inthe endless cycle of rebirth, which only brings more suffering. They use disciplines, values, and directive that a person should live by to attain freedom and bliss.

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Islam

Muslims believe in one almighty god, Allah who watches over all and makes the ultimate judgement of everyone. Allah is viewed as the creator of everything and the source for all good and evil. Allah is the most powerful, and everything happens at his will. The followers of Allah have the relationship of master and servant with him. Mohammed was considered as the last prophet who spoke for Allah and brought his rules and laws to people. To be a muslim, you need to follow the scriptures written by the prophets, which include the prayers you need to do actively five times a day. The five duties that a faithful muslim should follow are: Repeat a creed about Allah and Muhammad, doing the prayers, giving to the needy, fast for an entire month each year and quit having sex, drink, and smoking from sunrise to sunset, and visit the pilgrimage atleast once in their lives.

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