Articles of Faith
1. A Muslim believes in One God, Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, Creator and Provider. God has no father nor mother, no sons nor daughters. He has not fathered anyone nor was He fathered. None equal to Him. He is God of all mankind, not of a special tribe or race. God is High and Supreme but He is very near to the pious thoughtful believers; He answers their prayers and helps them. He loves the people who love Him and forgives their sins. He gives them peace, happiness, knowledge and success. God is the Loving and the Provider, the Generous and the Benevolent, the Rich and the Independent, the Forgiving and the Clement, the Patient and the Appreciative, the Unique and the Protector, the Judge and the Peace. God's attributes are mentioned in the Quran. God creates in man the mind to understand, the soul and conscience to be good and righteous, the feelings and sentiments to be kind and humane. If we try to count His favours upon us, we cannot, because they are countless. In return for all the great favours and mercy, God does not need anything from us, because he is Needless and Independent. God asks us to know Him, to love Him and to enforce His Law for our own benefit and our own good. 2. A Muslim believes in all the Messengers and Prophets of God without any discrimination. All messengers were mortals, human beings, endowed with Divine revelations and appointed by God to teach mankind. The Holy Quran mentions the names of 25 messengers and prophets and states that there are others. These include Noah, Abrahim, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. Their message is the same and it is Islam and it came from One and the Same Source; God, and it is to submit to His will and to obey his law, ie, to become a Muslim. 3. A Muslim believes in all scriptures and revelations of God, as they were complete and in their original versions. Revelations were given to guide the people to the right path...
...The 3rd Article of faith is on the atonement of Christ
Ø "We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel."
In preparing this read and re-read that A of F about a bah-jillion times
One of these times, sleeping over at a friends house . . . . couldn't sleep.
Scriptures and re-read to see if I could get any ideas for this opportunity.
This time, noticed that the "Atonement of Christ" is capitalized. I don't know why, but I had never noticed that before.
Next morning, Asked my friend why she thought it was capitalized
She's a return missionary and a super genius.
Hoping for a long answer that I could use for this talk, instead of having to write one myself.
Sadly, that wasn't the case.
All she said to me was, "The Atonement must be pretty important then." And it is.
Ø John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."
Our Savior took on all our transgressions, sicknesses, infirmities. He did all of that so we could be saved. He and Heavenly Father loves us that much.
Section 138 in Doctrine and Covenants President Joseph F. Smith is sitting in his room pondering the scriptures.
Ø verses 2-4, "And reflecting...
What is Faith? There are multiple ways one can use the word Faith.
Life isn't always what it seems because at the end of every day and the
beginning of every morning you have no idea what might happen, which in turn
is why someone should never give up and always have Faith. But what does
Faith really mean? Is there even a special definition for it? Each and every
individual is going to have their own answer to this question. It can differ so
much considering all of the different cultures, social status’, Religious beliefs
and just the way they were brought up in general. Although everyone’s answer
would be different, in the end it all leads in the same direction. When you look
“Faith” up in the dictionary it states the definition as "belief in something for
which there is no proof and complete trust." Although, everyone's definition may
be worded differently than what is says in the dictionary, it all ties in with the
My own take on Faith is probably like most others. I define Faith as
believing in something. You cannot believe in something without having Faith
that it will all turn out the way it is supposed to. Many people that I have talked
to about this seem to think that faith is something only religious people can
have. That is completely false in my opinion. In order to function...
...say about faith?"
Answer:Hebrews 11:1tells us that faith is “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Perhaps no other component of the Christian life is more important than faith. We cannot purchase it, sell it or give it to our friends. So what is faith and what role does faith play in the Christian life? The dictionary definesfaithas “belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof.” It also definesfaithas “belief in and devotion to God.” The Bible has much more to say about faith and how important it is. In fact, it is so important that, without faith, we have no place with God, and it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is belief in the one, true God without actually seeing Him.
Where does faith come from?Faith is not something we conjure up on our own, nor is it something we are born with, nor is faith a result of diligence in study or pursuit of the spiritual.Ephesians 2:8-9makes it clear that faith is a gift from God, not because we deserve it, have earned it, or are worthy to have it. It is not from ourselves; it is from God. It is not obtained by our power or our free will. It is simply given to us by God, along with His grace and mercy, according to His holy plan and purpose, and because of that, He gets all the...
What is Faith? When I think of Faith the first thing that comes to mind is people always say if you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can move a mountain. That story confused me for a long time because when you read it Jesus chastises the disciples for having little faith and then turns around and tells them that if you have the faith of a mustard seed you could move a mountain. But then I had a revelation that I want to share with you today to help you on this journey we call life. When Jesus is talking about mustard seed faith he is not talking about the quantity of our faith but the quality of our faith. Let’s go back to Matthew 13 when Jesus tells the parable comparing heaven to a grain of mustard seed and how it grows to become a tree to hold the birds of the air. Our faith is supposed to grow just like that. The more we go thru in this life, the more that we see God move and blow our minds, the more our mustard seed faith should grow to become mustard tree faith.
How do we get from mustard seed faith to mustard tree faith? The first thing we must do is learn to trust God as our coach. In sports you look to the coach to guide and you trust in his experience to get you thru the game. The Bible says in ECC 1:9 there is nothing new under the sun. That means God...
Start With Faith and Work Your Way UP
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Start With Faith and Work Your Way Up
There are many stories mentioned throughout the bible where people went through hardships, persecution, famine, danger and God appears silent, yet they still endured. Jesus himself, when dying on the cross experienced the silence of God. I believe that although God may seem silent he never really is and to understand his silence and our doubt we need to better understand faith. It is that silence that makes Faith so challenging, that is why we must start with Faith and work our way up.
...The Muslim faith is one of the five major religions in the world. It boasts a following of well over a million. Religion is one of the most controversial topics in the world, and can spur different emotions when discussed. One can even go as far as killing or dying for ones religions to show devout faith. Many people can get offended when one other might be trying to express their opinion, and show why they believe what they believe. Here you will read on how the Muslim faith is told to act towards Christians, Jews, and “non-believers.”
The Koran is the way of life for the Muslim people. It states in there the ideal goals and virtues to follow through life. “The majority of Muslims (Sunni) believe that the Koran is the eternal, uncreated word of God, and the Shia’ite believe that it is created” (Mutei 207). With this in place you can obviously figure that there are different interpretations of the word. The Koran states that it is a “copy of the original Book of teaching, which is preserved in Paradise” (Mutei 208). “Muslims believe that it is from the mother book in paradise that all books sent down to the Prophets were derived. And the Islamic revelation is progressive and points to the coming of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam (Mutei 208). Unlike the other sectarian prophets who were sent to their respective nations, “Muhammad was the seal of the prophets who was called as a messenger to all humanity” (Mutei). So therefore the...
... The Meaning of Faith
Imagine yourself sitting in the pews of your local neighborhood church, and the woman sitting in front of you throws her hands up toward the sky, as if she is reaching out to God because she is so moved by the power of his love for her. Her belief in him surpasses her fear of the stares and thoughts of other churchgoers, as she stands up during the service to praise her God. Her hands remaining in the air for the next couple of minutes, she closes her eyes and prays. And you can feel the power of her love for God radiating off of her like rays of a summer sun. Now, imagine yourself in the intensive care unit of a hospital. You’re sitting in the room of a trauma patient, the nurse comes into the room to check the patient’s vitals and you can tell in her eyes that she has little hope for him. The patient is surrounded by his friends and family. The room is filled with love, and hope. And every day for months the patient’s wife comes to the hospital, and gives her husband more and more confidence to fight through the pain and continue on. His condition gradually begins to improve and after a few more months his wife is finally able to have her husband home with her. Faith is believing and trusting. Faith is having complete confidence in what you believe in. Faith is what you make of it, and everyone has their own interpretation of what faith is.
There are all different...
...will look and examine four diverse faiths: Christianity, Buddhism, Rastafarianism and Islam spiritual perspective on healing. In Christianity, prayer is a way that a person can stay healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Health is viewed by having a strong spiritual relationship with the Lord and living one's life by the word of God. Buddhist need a balance of health both mentally and physically in order to achieve optimal health. They way that they are able to restore health would be by practicing healthy dietary habits or meditation. Rastafarianism view on health as a balance of the mind, the body and the soul achieved with a more holistic approach like prayer and herbal treatments. Lastly, Islam reaches ultimate purity by having a clean body and soul. They must cleanse often and pray often. Religions differ in many ways; they could have a different sacred books, have different deities, or have different views on how to live a full life, ultimately they want the same thing, to have their faiths respected and incorporated into the care they are receiving.
Throughout the world, there are thousands of distinctly different religious affiliations. In the United States alone, there are "approximately 313 religions and denominations" (All Religions and Denominations in the US, 2008). This paper will examine four diverse faiths Christianity, Buddhism, Rastafarianism and Islam. It will look at the philosophy of...