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Explain why some Christians join communities and take vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.

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R.E Course work Msgana Semere Explain why some Christians join communities and take vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. Some Christians join communities and take three vows of poverty, chastity and obedience so they can dedicate them selves to their faith Christianity. Long ago three centuries after the death of Christ to be Christian meant to become a martyr, to die for your beliefs. When Christianity became more acceptable Christians joined together in groups or communities. These Christians were called Hermits because they lived away from civilization; this was the start of the monastic life. ...read more.

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A contemplative order involves being separated form the everyday world and an apostolic community involves around the public, helping the ill, caring for the sick and the old, preaching and teaching. There is a big difference between these communities; to join a Christian would have to be dedicated and ready to become a better Christian and to serve God. A Christian who is part of a religious order would have to take three vows poverty, chastity and obedience. These are the evangelical counsels. These are gifts and not commands. These gifts help the religious Christians to dedicate their lives to God. ...read more.

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(Mark 4: 1-9) The vow of chastity is a vow that requires complete dedication. A member would have had to give up family life and just like Jesus have no sexual relationships, no marriage, and no children. This is called celibacy. A person who takes the vow is no better than any other with a vocation because a marriage for example is equal to that of a religious life. The vow of obedience is a vow that requires patience and obedience. Jesus was obedient to God. A person who takes this vow would have to accept authority, a leader an abbot or a mother superior. ...read more.

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