Defining Faith1

Defining Faith1 - Sarah E. Dill Religion 1350 3/20/07...

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Sarah E. Dill Religion 1350 3/20/07 Defining Faith Faith cannot be fully defined and yet one’s beliefs cannot be denied or accepted without some sort of concrete details. Therefore, whether one believes in mysticism or chooses to lay their trust in Christian scholastics, it can be said that these two forms of ideals work side-by- side if not entirely hand-in-hand. One develops faith over time. In no way does that faith come easy, but rather through experience where that particular faith is tested. It is through these experiences that one may truly know God. A personal bonding with the Lord causes this faith to grow. When one grows in faith, one grows in the Lord. This ideal is referred to as mysticism. One might argue that this type of understanding in one’s faith is the easier of paths. Claims of God’s existence can be made by merely saying that one believes in a higher being and that miracles are the work of that being taking action in one’s life at a time when aid is needed. Many
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This essay was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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