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Title: Faith and Doubt For we live by faith, not by sight. - 2 Corinthians 5:7


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Faith and DoubtFor we live by faith, not by
sight. - 2 Corinthians 57
  • HRE 1O1
  • Unit 1 Call to Journey

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Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where
    there is hatred, let me sow love where there is
    injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith
    where there is despair, hope where there is
    darkness, light where there is sadness, joy.
  • O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
    seek to be consoled as to console to be
    understood as to understand to be loved as to
    love For it is in giving that we receive it is
    in pardoning that we are pardoned it is in dying
    that we are born again to eternal life.
  • Amen

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Religion and Faith
  • What is religion?
  • A religion is an organized collection
    of beliefs, cultural systems, and world
    views that relate humanity to an order of
    existence
  • What is faith?
  • Faith is confidence or trust in a person,
    thing, deity (God), view, or in the doctrines or
    teachings of a religion

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Religion in Canada
  • Religion in Canada(2001 Census) 
  • http//www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l
    01/cst01/demo30b-eng.htm
  • Are Canadians less religious?
  • http//www41.statcan.gc.ca/2006/0075/ceb0075_004-e
    ng.htm

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What about faith?
  • Do you know what believing is?
  • How many of you believe you will have dinner
    today?
  • Who will fix dinner for you?
  • So, you believe that _____ will fix your dinner
    today. You believe this because ______ has done
    so in the past over and over again.
  • Faith is believing in something you cant
    necessarily prove.

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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 111
  • The Bible says that Faith is given to us by God.
    But it is something you may have to practice for
    it to feel natural (like writing your name in
    cursive, or playing an instrument.)
  • God loves us and He can do all things. This means
    that God is always able to take care of us. So,
    we can trust God.
  • When we go through our days trusting God and
    knowing He will help take care of us, that is
    living in faith.
  • Jesus told His disciples to have faith (or to
    believe in) God. When we live in Faith, we are
    blessed.

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Believing What Cant Be Proved
  • How can we scientifically prove Gods existence?
  • We cant! We must learn to accept God as a
    mystery
  • Why? Because the very nature of God is beyond
    scientific. Also, God exists outside of time,
    while we are bound by time.
  • The only proof we have is that the universe
    does not contain its own beginning and end.

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Believing What Cant Be Proved
  • God is the alpha and the omega, the beginning
    and the end, the one from whom all things come
    and to whom all things go.
  • Revelation 18 2213

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Faith makes you Healthy!
  • Studies have proven that those who believe in God
    not only live a healthier life but also live
    longer (up to 14 years more)
  • For people living with an illness, faith and
    religion also demonstrate positive effects

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What are some mental health benefits to faith?
  • Sense of well-being and happiness
  • Life satisfaction
  • Hope and optimism
  • Purpose and meaning in life
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Better coping with loss/death
  • Greater social support and less loneliness
  • Less anxiety
  • Lower rates of alcohol and drug abuse

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  • Where there is faith, there is loveWhere
    there is love, there is peaceWhere there is
    peace, there is GodAnd where there is God
    there is no need.
  • Leo Tolstoy
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