What Is Your Belief

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Autumn Bullins
Graham Mitchell
Religion
4 April 2013

What Is Your Belief? Why does religion even exist? The most evident answer is that it actually serves human needs. The primary need is because we and our loved ones most die, and facing with that pain is something hard to deal with. People often go to religion for answers, or better yet something to lean on. Why wouldn’t you go to a “higher power” when you’re feeling lost and alone? I mean who wouldn’t pray to something or someone to make you feel better or better yet a hope that once they pray things will eventually get better. We all want to believe in something. From the beginning of time people have longed for the knowledge that we are held by a higher power. Cultures have made idols to worship, Indians believed that the earth and sky were the power, even the Greek civilization have their own particular gods, but whatever the belief, it is obvious people just want to believe in something. With many different types of religions in the world and even the branches of Christianity, it is evident that all humans have that longing inside. Luckily for me, I live and worship in a country that I don’t have to hide what I believe and feel. From the time I was young my mom always took me to church. When I was 5 months old, she had me dedicated to the Lord. When I asked mom, this is what she told me: “when you were little, I decided that I would do everything I could to raise you up in church; to teach you to believe in God. I took you to Sunday school and church service every Sunday. I promised Jesus that I would raise you up in church. The bible says ‘raise them up in the right way and they will never depart from it.’” Although I was too young to remember my dedication, I do remember my mom taking me to church and all the wonderful things I learned. I come to know Jesus Christ at the young age of 12 while a friend and I talked about God with her mother. Since then, I have had my own personal

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