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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I imagine God as an all powerful being who is sovereign over everyone. He loves me, but this does not mean he keeps bad things from happening because my trials help me to get closer to Him.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Christ died on the cross for my sins, and because of this I have eternal life.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator watching loved ones come to Christ.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator wondering why bad things happen to good people, specifically when my Uncle passed away.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator walking with God and having a personal relationship with him. I have been placed here on earth to serve Him.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator christians are perfect, and are afraid/to good to do anything bad.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator God will forgive anyone.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I have always believed in God
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator good and smooth for the most part.Even sometimes stagnant at some points.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator a Christian
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No.
If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No.

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I live out my faith everyday, I get together with other Christians everyday, and of course there is always Church on Sunday.
Does your family practice more than one religion or faith? If so, how do you blend the traditions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It's difficult because we have to often resist temptation that others are okay with doing, and at times we are made fun of for doing so.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator reading my Bible regularly.

Religion & the Public Square

What should be the role of religion in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator religion, specifically Christianity should influence politics, but politics should not influence religion.
Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, everyone needs an opportunity to hear God's word.
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No, let them be taught in religion classes.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, I know my faith well, and feel that I would be able to present it well to others.
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, the Great Comission, go and witness to all the world.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No.
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Not my religion specifically, however it has re emphasized that my religion is the only true one.

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Published October 11, 2010

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