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Explain how the Bible is used in Congregational and in Private worship.

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Explain how the Bible is used in Congregational and in Private worship: The bible is used in many different ways in congregational and private worship. The bible is the sacred book to the Christian people. It also is a place where they might look for inspiration. The bible was first translated into English in the 14th century it is also divide into two different testaments the New and the Old testament. For most Christians the bible is the most important in there entire lives. Because it shows how a good Christian should live and is a guide to how Christians should worship God. Uses in Private Worship There are a few ways in which the bible is used in private worship. For example the bible can be studied in small groups and then can be applied into situations that can face us every day for example if you pass a blind along the road and he wishes to cross a lot of people would walk pass him but you can stop and take the time to help him across the road. ...read more.

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Sources Used * Christianity-Joe Jenkins Explain how the teaching in the Bible can affect the Christian attitude on abortion: In the there is no say of abortion directly. Before Christians decide what there view on when where life begins before they can say whether abortion is killing another human being or not. Some Christians believe that abortion is murder because in the 10 commandments it says: "Do not kill" There is one view in the Roman Catholic Church where they believe that life begins as soon as the egg is fertilized by the sperm and that everyone has a right to live if they wish. There are also other groups who believe that abortion is wrong for example there is Save the Unborn Child and have put forward some very good argument why it should be banned. For example they say it should be banned because some couples who don't have the ability to have children such as gays or infertile women won't be able to adopt children because they can't have there own. ...read more.

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I agree with this statement for a number of different reasons. My first reason is that the bible was written centuries ago as it say in the question and it doesn't address many current issues directly such as Abortion and genetic engineering which are currently under heavy scrutiny by Christian groups such as Christian aid which are campaigning for it to be banned. But on the other hand of this argument is that it laid down the basis for the laws in our society today for example the 10 commandments which are: 1. You shall have no other gods. 2. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. 3. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 4. Honor your father and mother. 5. You shall not murder. 6. You shall not commit adultery. 7. You shall not steal. 8. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 9. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. 10. You shall not covet. R.E. Christianity Coursework: The Bible Nick Monaghan, 11o 1 09/05/2007 ...read more.

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