I would actually consider Jesus a great example in regards to what powerful religious figures should do in their life Jesus preached to inform and notify people because of his faith not to spite the Roman government at the time (Frost, W. J. (2012, March)) I view my case with me trying to spread Quakerism in England in the same regard. Religion is meant to be the reflection of one’s conscience in their own ability to worship, and their conscience to worship must not be coerced to worship as through
Women and men sat apart. Boys were placed in a balcony above the main section of the church and were punished if they made noise. The ministers told their followers how they should behave and what they should believe in. The ministers of the Puritan church were often the leaders of the community. In order to become a full member of the Church, they had to prove that they were a part of the predestined elect group who was guaranteed admission to Heaven.
During those times the church was an active educational program on Christ Jesus and the law. People were neither force nor manipulated into attending the church, all the members were devoted to the instructions and teachings of the apostles. Everyone there enjoyed the fellowship so much that they did not want to limit their gatherings to a specific day, i.e. Sunday, instead they continued to be together day by day and shared all that was going on in their lives. Due to the companionship and their pure hearts the spirit of the Lord was able to move freely and as result many wonders and miraculous signs were happening through the apostles.
However, the church is not a building that one can go to, it is the body of Christ which is a metaphor for one who freely accepts the Lord. Concerning this, in many sections of the books it reveals the church as the body, “so we, being many, are one body in Christ…” (Romans. 12:5), “ Now you are the body of Christ…”(1 Corinthians 12:27), “For we, though many, are one bread and one body…”(1 Corinthians. 10:17), “ …Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.” (Ephesians. 5:23).
People who followed God At the time all people followed god, including kings, nobbles/lords, knights and peasants. An average day person in this time period followed god because most people weren’t educated enough so the Christian church told them that it was better to follow god as they would go to heaven and have a good after life compared to being non-Christian and being told terrifying things waiting for them in hell in the weekly services. So people did this because it was the only source of information they had. A picture of a pilgrim’s mask
Through the reference of Pliny, Justin and Didache I was able to see ideas that were reflected in the mass. I will also be sharing how I made connections to the Early Church and what I liked and did not care for in the service. At the beginning of the service the choir stood in the front and lead the congregation in singing. The songs were found in a book in front of the pew, but most people
My dad was a alter boy for his small town church and my mother got up every sunday with my grandma to go to church. Together they raised my sisters and I catholic. I’ve been baptized, gone through First Holy Communion, and been confirmed in the Catholic church. Being Catholic has always been apart of me. I have never not been Catholic.
I did missed dozens. Some time I even got distracted and forgot to go to church, but I always try to make it up. But in my opinion, it’s not just praying, there are many way of worshiping god, hard work, studying is also a way to give respect to him. In the end, Jimmy believed that he did balanced himself between his Religious activities and his studies in a way that is healthy for him. It is clear for him that it played a great role in his life as it did contribute to his study at least on a psychological
Growing up I was raised catholic and was raised to believe that to believe that in order to be a good catholic and person, I had to adhere to all the rules as well as attend church. However, since I was a child I never really felt any connection towards religion, and only participated in it because I didn’t really have much of a choice or say in the matter. But, as I entered adolescence I became more vocal about my displeasure in having to adhere to an organized religion. As I got older I realized that I could be good person and still have some spiritual beliefs without having to be a part of any organized religion or attend church. My mother and other adults seemed to humor me, and would always assure me I’d get over it and come back to the church.