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Attitudes Towards Religion

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There are many attitudes towards religious truth. Living in America and being able to be any religion that you choose gives people the opportunity to have different attitudes towards religion! I am going to focus on two different views for this paper. My first is the Christian view and my second is the Muslim View.

When discussing Christian behavior, we are first discussing one's that have accepted Jesus Christ to be their savior. Two significant qualities Christians should have are for one to be knowledgeable. According to Ephesians Chapter 2 :10, Christians are “God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do go works.” This means, through a Christian perspective we are created in God's image and we are to do go works and good things. We are to be his prophets, spread the Gospel! In order to be good prophets and good workers we have to be knowledgeable about the work we are doing, and in this case spreading the word of Jesus. Knowing and understanding God's word will be the only way to get others to know and understand about Jesus Christ himself. This makes their behavior Christian, because as stated in their Holy Book, they are to do good works. Peter, in Philippians 4:7 said, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” Thus meaning, understanding God's word will keep you moving in the direction Jesus would want you to move. “ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10) A second attribute a Christian should uphold is forgiveness. Also in Ephesians 4:32 it states, “ And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” This characteristic, value means that we have to simply forgive others, for their wrongdoing against us. As Christians, you have to be humble and have faith that God will take care of the situation. Christians believe Jesus died on the cross...