The Importance Of Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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The First EPC or Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Kent, WA gave me a primary insight to the Christian religion. Growing up Jewish I never had many opportunities to experience a different religion other than day to day exposure. However, my next door neighbors whom I have grown up with my entire life are devout Christians. Being uninterested in religion as it is I never questioned them about their religion or went to their church in the past. Feeling like a complete outsider not from appearance but from belief’s and morals. I didn’t attend a mosque or some other temple, most Evangelical Presbyterian are predominantly white like myself. I camouflaged myself with Mitchel and T (My neighbors) and other Churchgoers. I felt going
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I believed that most churches followed the same gospel as others. After learning what EPC meant I quickly realized what I had missed. Christianity has thousands of denominations within the region and Evangelical Presbyterians is just 1. Listening carefully to what the pastor said and the true meaning of what was being spoken helped me understand their beliefs system more. I wanted to really engage and understand why religion is so important to my friends and others. “They wanted to form a Church that took seriously the Bible, the theology of the historic confessions of the faith, and the evangelical fervor of the founders of American Presbyterianism.” (EPC), this is the doctrine from the official Evangelical Presbyterian Church website. The church was formed because they felt the Evangelical church was heading into a liberal direction. The core values of the type of Christianity help paint a picture for what I actually experienced at First EPC. The value of spreading and living by the word of God was the theme of the sermon. Emphasis on following the rules scripted in the Bible were prevalent to me before attending the church. I noticed how strict my friends had it and that they went to church twice a week every week and never missed a day. It seems that their entire lifestyle is shaped around how the church wants its congregates to live. The culture around the church is open …show more content…
I felt the same lower back and leg cramps as I do when I am at a concert. The almost simultaneous sitting up and down mirrored that of the intermission. The service at First EPC had a lot of music, sometimes a solo singer or sometimes a band. The variation in music also went along with the pastor’s words, uplifting up beat music felt like the message was to be happy and live life to the fullest; on the contrary there was more mellow slow beat songs often times prayers with music played with it. The tone and mood of the service was instinctually observed just because of the immediate connection I made. When listening further the message of the pastor It was very similar to that of what the Rabbi spoke. I don’t remember the actual passages that the pastor read but Evangelical Presbyterians incorporate the New and the Old testament regularly. The Torah or Jewish Bible is the Old Testament, leaving me thinking I actually did hear that passage before. Regardless, the instructions of to show compassion and support for others and embrace others who might need some help. Both at my Temple and First EPC they have many Missions you can attend and are very active in their respected surrounding communities. The more intimate face to face conversation came in the Youth Group. Really hearing about how you can incorporate God into your everyday life and how many of the students did. It was interesting talking about my

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