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Religious experiences

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Religious experiences 20th June 05 $hanelle Idris For this set homework we were asked to give an example of a story for each religious experience. I will start of by first explaining, what is a religious experience? A religious experience is when I think something happens to you, and may strengthen your belief in God or your religion. Numinous- means is when you feel a presence greater than you (like God) A writer called Otto described a numinous experience as 'Come sweeping like a gentle tide, pervading the mind with a tranquil mood of deepest worship.' Otto I like this quote as it describes the feeling of a numinous experience. ...read more.

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She already was a Christian and believed in one God but her thoughts narrowed and she strictly believed in one God called Allah. Surely conversion is a matter between man and his Maker who alone knows his creatures' hearts. A conversion without a clean heart is, in my opinion, a denial of God and Religion. Conversion without cleanliness of heart can only be a matter of sorrow, not joy, to a godly person. Mohandas Gandhi I love this quote because i believe that if your heart isn't clean then you cannot convert. And it is true without a clean heart you aren't taking God and religion seriously. ...read more.

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Answered prayers - when you pray and God answers what you ask for For example I knew someone who was really ill and I prayed for him to get better and he did! I feel that God did not only listen to me but to everyone that prayed for him. Some people might say that he might just have got better by himself. But I believe that God gave him the strength to get better and that's what I prayed for. "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:6 I thought this quote was very good as it is actually from the bible. And it gives a Christian point of view to answered prayers. ...read more.

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