Christianity and Secular Humanism Essay

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Christianity and Secular Humanism
In this report I will be comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between the religious tradition Christianity, with the world view of Secular Humanism.

Religious view: Christianity
“a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as saviour” -Webster’s Dictionary A religion is a belief in the supernatural that defines how one lives. Christianity revolves around a God, as the creator of the universe, and who gives purpose in all living things. Christian God puts a price on sin (evil, wrongdoings), which are stated in the Christians sacred text – the Bible.
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being’. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:24-28 As previously mentioned, Christians believe there are three figures in “God the Higher Being”. There is God, the Father, then there’s Jesus, His son – The Messiah. He came to save mankind from sin. As before Jesus, sin separated mankind from God because God is so pure. Jesus, by dying, made it possible for man to be with God by paying the price for all sin. The third figure being the Holy Spirit; came after Jesus to live within believers. The Holy Spirit is meant to be a personal councillor/helper in faith for believers. “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may

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