• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain how the followers of the religion which you are studying may be influenced by beliefs.

Extracts from this document...


AO2: Explain how the followers of the religion which you are studying may be influenced by these beliefs Most Christians will lead their lives obeying the rules of the Ten Commandments as best they can. The Ten Commandments appear in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and also in the Jewish scriptures. Jewish people call them the 'Ten Sayings'. Most synagogues have these clearly written in Hebrew on a wall plaque. Usually just the first part of each saying is written, and often the first five and second five Sayings are shown in two lists. This reminds Jews that Moses received the Ten Sayings on two stone tablets, on Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are the fundamental laws of the Jews, which tell the Jewish people how they should live. Many countries base their laws on these rules too. ...read more.


There are four main types of prayer: adoration, confession, thanksgiving and Intercession. Adoration is to adore God, to worship him and to fulfil the commandment to love him with all of our heart, mind and soul. As we spend time in adoration, we praise God for who He is - our Creator, our Sustainer and our Redeemer. Confession is when Christians admit to God the things that they have done wrong, and seeking forgiveness for them. It allows them to clear away the things in the relationship between them and God that are displeasing to Him. All of them have sinned. St John writes in his epistle: "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. ...read more.


sovereigns and all in high office, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in full observance of religion and high standards of morality.' Intercession is when Christians ask God for their need and the needs of others. There are many demands, topics and issues that they could pray for, like: healing, national and international concerns, the church and for themselves, and so they would need to choose and be specific. Also the crucifixion of Jesus influenced Christians, as Jesus had died on the cross so that our sins might be forgiven. They would feel that it is their duty to do good and to worship God and not to do wrong. Christians are influenced a lot by their beliefs and will do as much as they can to do good and to lead their lives according to God's wishes. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. Describe Christian beliefs about the use of birth control (contraception) amd explain how the ...

    The family will follow the wishes of the person who died in this matter. Neither the priest nor the minister from the church will meet with the family of the deceased. The person who has died may have left instructions for the hymns and prayers that are to be sung at their own funeral.

  2. The Amish have a distinctive culture. Do their beliefs and values lead to a ...

    old aged and wisest members of the community they are highly respected throughout the society. Marriage is considered highly important amongst the Amish. Great Britain's culture is extremely different from the Amish. Great Britain has become more secular, for instance going to church on a Sunday is now considered only

  1. Moses and the 10 commandments

    They were able to make their escape. When all the Hebrews were safely at the other shore, Moses lifted up his rod again and the waters of the sea closed on Pharaoh's army who had been chasing them. God had saved the Hebrews.

  2. The murder of Emmet Till in Gwendolyn Brooks' Lines

    According to Look magazine, which published the confessions of one of the killers later, Emmet squeezed Carolyn's hand while she was handing him the bubble gums and offered her a date by saying: "How about a date, baby?"6 and again, according to the magazine, while she was trying to escape,

  1. How do we explain the unexplainable?

    every Muslim undertakes in their lifetime at least once, and Sawm is fasting during the holiday of Ramadan (http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-2.htm, No Date). Paganism is a very different set of beliefs from those mentioned above. Paganism can involve witchcraft and is therefore shunned by practitioners of the previously mentioned religions.

  2. How a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work?

    The message for us today is that ordinary people like us should act immediately and help Jesus to 'catch people' when we hear it. A person who wants to be a disciple should commit and prepare them selves to God and his commandments first.

  1. Prayer in religion

    Because of your great mercy, wipe away my sins! Wash away all my evil and make me clean from my sin' (OLD TESTAMENT, PSALM), 'But if we confess our sins to god, he will keep his promise and do what is tight: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing' (NEW TESTAMENT, 1 JOHN,

  2. Explain how the religion you havestudied might analyse the cause and consequences of consumerism ...

    To define value as the ability to own, possess, acquire is opposed to the biblical view, which defines the rich and the poor as having equal value because both are created equally in the image of God. Alternatively, only the rich are created in the image of consumer - only they have the means to pay.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work