May 16, 2012
My Personal Relationship and Beliefs
As a young child, I remember my parents teaching me this bible verse, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 and it has become the foundation for my religious belief system. Growing up, my mom and dad influenced my religious beliefs system and help make it what it is today. They taught me the reasons we have certain traditions we celebrate to the advantages and disadvantages of our beliefs. As the years went on and I got smarter and wiser I came to realize that religion itself is not important it’s what you believe and how you incorporate it into your everyday life. At this point in my life, I am so in tuned with my belief system that when I am lost I just turn to God for guidance. In my opinion it is extremely important to have a belief system, I also believe that it is very important to establish that one- on- one relationship with God. My beliefs are simple, and follow what the Apostles Creed which I recite every day to remind me that “I believe in one God, who created the universe and all that is in it. I also believe in Jesus Christ as being God's presence in human form and the fact that he died for us so that through him we can come to know God”. Lastly, I believe human beings are created in the image and likeness of God. Since we are physical and God is spiritual, there are obvious differences. With God, we share the fact that we are rational beings, capable of making our own decisions and mistakes, and having relationships with each other and with him. All these beliefs make up my belief system, Christianity. In doing some research about other religions I found that many religions believe in one God, who not only created everything but whom is active in guiding and teaching his people. As I stated above my beliefs were...