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

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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.

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