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Religion Class/ My Belief Essay

  • Submitted by: Lizjeanine
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 787 words

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My beliefs in God have been instilled in me through reading the Bible and being in a non-denominational Christian Church when I was a teenager.  The Pastor read scriptures from and only preached what was written in the Word of God. Therefore, I believe everything that has been preached to me because I feel that it has solid truth. There have been times I have doubted certain things but it has been my faith in God that carried me through those doubting moments. I have very strong beliefs and as I listen to you talk in class about different things such as ‘Why does suffering exist?’, I find myself trying not to really think too deep about it in order to avoid any inner conflicts with my current beliefs. You have said that the goal of this religion class is to stir up our beliefs, but honestly, I am trying to avoid that. There are some very good points that have been brought up, particularly related to the possible reasons for suffering. However, I choose to be simple, yet open minded to an extent and not challenge what I have believed in for so many years.
I believe that my Lord would not allow things in my life if I could not handle them, however, we must not forget the fallen Angel, Satan. He loves to see suffering but everyone always blames God for everything when in fact there is always a spiritual battle being fought. Satan is evil and God is good. Why do people forget that? They are so quick to place the blame that they do not stop to think about the reality of it. It disgusts me that God gets blamed for stuff when they should be placing the blame on Lucifer, the fallen angel.
I do believe that God allows certain negative or ‘bad’ things in our lives to happen for different reasons, one being to break us down. It is not fun, but if you are broken down far enough, the only place to look is up… to God.  Sometimes the only time people look to God for help or for answers is when they are down and out. For some people to accept God into their heart fully, they...

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