Augustine Of Hippo Reflection Paper

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Augustine of Hippo’s confession best describes religion in my point of view and my aspect of what is religion. Oddly enough his religion is not the same religion that I have an affiliation. I currently attend a Pentecostal Church, however, his words stood out as Christian in form and mindset. Man is indeed one of God’s creatures formed in his own image and many humans do have a natural urge to praise something or someone of a higher calling. People who have not yet found God have a surprisingly odd form of emptiness that can’t be filled, until they stumble upon God’s presence. Upon receiving Christ for the first time, a new Christian generally has a deep desire to praise God and seek forgiveness and until they have, they don’t have a feeling …show more content…
We are taught that the way of the earth was creation and not evolution. That God is the one and only divine creator of the universe and he made man from the earth and breathed life into him. God formed man in his own image and then took one rib from man to form an equal partner for man, which was a woman. They both disobeyed God and sinned, therefore, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. The man would forever work to earn his way by the sweat of his brow and hard labor, as well the woman would bare pain to birth children. Man and woman both would bare life troubles but would find God’s grace in their suffering by praising him and calling on his Holy …show more content…
We tend to have long services and usually have no set time for the worship part of the service. The lead singer and musicians usually go until the movement of the spirit is calmed. We believe in the laying of hands by the elders to heal the sick and afflicted. We are a young church so our elders are not really old, but we still practice this according to the scriptures of the Holy Bible. Those ordained as leaders and the associates of the Pastor usually are called on to lay upon hands when we have really ill individuals seeking Gods Healing or persons appearing to be possessed by an evil spirit. I believe just as Augustine, that until we have truly worshiped God and praised him, we are not content within ourselves. I have been deeply moved by the spirit and have even danced in the spirit myself and spoken unknown languages as well as sign language while being under the control of the Holy Spirit. One thing I have noticed is that the spirit is very organized, while I have fell back in the spirit I have never injured myself or others while being in the

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