World Religions Report
July 15, 2012
Glenda B. Mitchell
World Religions Report Due to the fact that, religion is in itself a very sensitive subject, when discussing the topic great care must be taken to solicit the best answers to many questions. Religion refers to what many call a way of life, where a person expresses the belief in a higher power or faith. Assessing religion helps determine the meaning of believing in a “higher power”. This report will evaluate Pentecostalism and provide an understanding of what religion means to the people of this faith. An interview was conducted with Miss Monica Hampton, who is a believer of the Pentecostal faith.
Christianity is a religion that has approximately 38,000
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Pentecost denomination is a branch of Christianity. In my interview with Miss Hampton I asked, if she believed in one God and if so, how is it possible to have three entities to represent that one God? In her response, she quoted a verse from John 1:1 (Society, 1999), it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Christians believe this verse that Christ is God the Father, who became flesh to save humanity by teaching the Word of God. In referring to the term “the Word,” clearly interprets that Christ identified as God and Creator. This verse testifies that before time and before the creation of the world, the Word existed. From the statement “the Word was with God,” we gather that this is a distinct personality, disguisable from that of God the Father, at the same time, “the Word was God,” making them coexistent and equal to one another, (Syswerda, 2001). According to the Women of Faith Study Bible, New International Version (Syswerda, 2001), God through the Word, a spoken Word from God the Father, who became flesh delivering the Word of God, created all things. She quoted another scripture from John 1: 14, (Society, 1999), which states, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.