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World view: Buddhism

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Belief system 4th largest religion in the world. Originates from India (Asia). How to deal with suffering. State religion in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Siberia, Bhutan, Thailand, Sri Lamka. After years of decline, resurgence recently. 4 noble truths of Buddhism: Life is suffering. Everything is changing. Origin of suffering is desire....

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World view: Catholicism

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The basis of their authority Believe that their current church is the church that Jesus first setup in the 1st century. Jesus appointed Peter as the first Pope. Office of pope is past on in succession of bishops to present day Pope. Church magisterium is greater than sacred scriptures, sacred...

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World view: Islam

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Islam demands separation from Christianity. But ironically are closer to Christianity than Mormonism. Currently second largest religion. Claims to have existed from Adam's creation. Began with Muhammad and his influence in the 7th century. Born in Mecca about AD 570. Received visions as a young man. Main point: only one...

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What you believe

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Genesis 3:1-7 Opposite of faith is unbelief. There's a link between what you believe and how you live. If you want to change, dig down deep into what you believe. Community: Spirit + faith + discipline = true change Isolation: Flesh + will + lazy = no change Our fruit...

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Bad advice

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Live life with no regrets - this advice doesn't seem too bad on the surface. It arises from great intentions. Sadly though, our mistakes rarely just affect ourselves. It fails to acknowledge that we're all broken and suffering people. Romans 8:18-25 We become shortsighted and fall short of what the...

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Intimacy with God

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God is love: 1 John 4:7-8 Everything He does is an expression of love. God has loved: 1 John 4:9-11 Sent His only son to die in our place for our sins to be forgiven. God will love: 1 John 4:12-21 When we help/love each other, we get to see...

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Prayer

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10 biblical reasons to pray: There is a devil. The armour of God is put on through prayer. God’s appointed way of obtaining things. Have not, ask not. The apostles regarded prayer as the most important business of their lives. Prayer and ministry of the word. Played a prominent part...

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Strangers & Exiles

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1 Peter 4:3-12. Nero blames the Christians for the burning of Rome, so Peter writes to Asia Mina. We need to be excellent citizens, as believers. It's far better to suffer for doing good than to do bad. We aren't to live for our own desires but for the glory...

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