WH Strand 1: PREHISTORY TO THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION (Ca. God tells us that our sin stands as a barrier between us and him. Everything that happens is Allah's will. That’s what leads to religious practices. 7.7.1 Compare and contrast animism, monotheism, and polytheism. Jesus said that he would be crucified on a cross and that three days after his death, he would come back to life. He doesn’t just point you to a path, a philosophy, or a religion. Is there anything in them that might give our lives greater depth and direction? In the world’s religions a person has a relationship with teachings, ideas, paths, rituals. He does not leave a person's failures on their shoulders, with a dim hope of becoming a better person tomorrow. Buddhists believe it is a person's cravings, aversion and delusion that cause these rebirths. Give to the needy; 4. We don't earn our place in heaven by religious efforts or good deeds. (12) Revelation 3:20. * There is a brief description of each, their view of God, and what a person can gain from that religion. Title : Finding Out What We Know About World Religions Learning Standards : Standard 2: Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a … Most of the ]yu� 6�F�\g��. This is the essence of morality. Islam teaches that there is one supreme deity, who is worshiped through good deeds and disciplined religious rituals. Only the soul matters which will one day be free of the cycle of rebirths and be at rest. Ethics involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. All the world's major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. By exploring some places and investigating artefacts, I am developing my knowledge of the beliefs of world religions and my awareness of their role in Scottish society and the world. The description given here focuses on the core beliefs of each religion. Most religions have an ethical component, often derived from purported supernatural revelation or guidance. Heaven is a free gift to us, when we begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. :�j����t� ��[���o�+Z�g���3;����ٿg��x���A��%+���� x����'|BpNO�&W���Sd�g�?�r��]��d>��3��/x!��Y���k��\�&�2���(��"~��\R�!�1E�����%8ʸ��8ů�߁��T�Fd �S���|��������a���7���~�}�^o"��:r�В��m�a�'fCB�3��7�2O��R�*d� They see Jesus as their Savior, as the Messiah who was prophesied by all the prophets of the Old Testament, in the Bible. The following lesson plans allow students to engage in the 5 major world religions, including their characteristics, beliefs, and diffusion. Jesus took all of our sin on himself, suffered on a cross, and willingly died in our place. That is the meaning” (Dhammapada, Buddhism). Hinduism therefore provides a possible explanation for suffering and evil in this life. Standards Unicode Volunteer Wishlist Catalog African Age of Reason Alchemy Americana Ancient Near East Astrology Asia Atlantis Australia Basque Baha'i Bible Book of Shadows ... World Religions. And so we move to practices like meditation, religious rituals, self-help books, fasting, prayer, personal sacrifice, pilgrimages, etc. He performed miracles, forgave people of their sin and said that anyone who believed in him would have eternal life. The inclusion of only the major religions in a classroom discussion does not reflect the actual religious diversity within our society and the world. It is like you have just met God and he wants you to know him better. RME 1-04a . This is not a commitment to a method of self-improvement like the Eight Fold Path or the Five Pillars, or meditation, or good works or even the Ten Commandments. RME 1-04b "7 In claiming to be the truth, Christ goes beyond mere prophets and teachers who simply said they were speaking the truth.8, Jesus identified himself as equal to God, and even gave proof. You can do so right now, if it is your heart's desire: "God, I ask you to forgive me and invite you to enter my heart right now. History informs us that every religion known to, and practiced by man has a set of principles and rules to follow. "2, “For the wages [payment] for sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”3, God is offering us complete forgiveness because of Jesus' death for us. Musical pieces from each of the world's great religions can be played, and students can formulate reactions to the message the music delivers. 7.7.2 Explain the origins and foundational beliefs of the spread of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Be lovingly devoted to any of the Hindu deities; 2. People in Societies. Pilgrimage once in one's lifetime to worship at a shrine in Mecca. This is what leads to the creation of religions. Christ offers us real freedom from our sin and guilt. He now offers eternal life to us. I may want to ask Jesus into my life, please explain this more fully... Hindus acknowledge multitudes of gods and goddesses. 3 0 obj The incredibly detailed map of the world’s religions above, was created by reddit user scolbert08. Muslims believe in a powerful but unknowable God. ;@����A�o|���3t� ��3�58��%|�b�+~[� °A�k���x5��eB߾D{i܄�"cRC.��xgp�4�����A*Ļƚz��So��B�z���^�U^�@��vE�7u �v�*%5ݵ��|��Z^Й���5C_I�@��=Hd�]�;b���m���ߍ�Z����ރ]]�qD1������R�L��|���x9�I�X^�t[���Al%�%��RU9��&���z7�Z��x�CY�N����y�,y�ϣH'v`�&L,�ZW;�[1̴��� X�/�s1�u��D=�{v�+���'�~�Q)���:�%`8�� o2�������FS. Christian Prayers. Let's consider that. in Scottish society and the world. God, who created the universe, loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us. endobj You can talk with him and he will guide you in this life now. Christians believe in one eternal God who is creator of all that is. stream <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 841.92 595.44] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> A central aspect of ethics is "the good life", the life worth living or life that is simply satisfying, which is held by many philosophers to be more important than traditional moral conduct.. The Earth is viewed as the source of all spirituality, and has its own intelligence, emotions and deity. The advent of farming, sometimes referred to as the Neolithic Revolution, changed the world in profound ways. When referring to deity, a follower of this type of spirituality is not talking about a transcendent, personal God who created the universe, but is referring to a higher consciousness within themselves. The earliest form of Christian worship is estimated to have reached the pagan Ireland in 400CE. This means forgiveness for all our sins...past, present and future. It is as simple as sincerely asking him for his forgiveness of your sin and inviting him to enter your life. A Hindu's goal is to become free from the law of karma...to be free from continuous reincarnations. Rather, Jesus claimed to be God in human form. (3) Romans 6:23 Anything negative a person experiences (failures, sadness, anger, selfishness, hurt) is considered an illusion. And in Islam, the individual follows religious laws for the sake of paradise after death. The world's major religions (Hinduism, New Age Spirituality, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity) are also quite unique in their requirements. 1 0 obj “The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.”9 You can communicate with God, who will answer your prayer, give you greater peace and joy, provide direction, show you his love, and transform your life. Muhammad also admitted that he was in need of forgiveness. He welcomes you to know him, to experience joy, and to have confidence in his love in the midst of life's challenges. (7) John 14:6 The Bible says, "By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. Christianity is the most practiced religion in the world, with over 30 percent of the … Whether God created man or man invented gods, religious beliefs have for centuries impacted on society, and so, on human behavior. It would be one of the most valuable for the church in the Western World where anti-god and pro-evolution religions are beginning to explode, for it was written to refute those religions … The world's major religions (Hinduism, New Age Spirituality, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity) are also quite unique in their requirements. History Timeline of World Religions, cults and occcult and its Founders. Yet out of love for us, Jesus Christ, God himself, came in human form to pay for our sin for us. 150,000 B.C.E.–1,000 B.C.E.) religion in national and state standards. When a Buddhist meditates it is not the same as praying or focusing on a god, it is more of a self-discipline. Believing themselves to be completely sovereign over their life, nothing about their life is wrong, negative or painful. But it means that in the midst of life, you can relate to God who is willing to be involved in your life and faithful in his love. K to 12 Senior High School Humanities and Social Sciences Strand – Introduction to World Religions and Belief Systems May 2016 Page 5 of 13 CONTENT CONTENT STANDARD PERFORMANCE STANDARD LEARNING COMPETENCY CODE a. One example is a saree, which is a long sheet of cloth, draped over a crop top or a blouse. Monasteries started to emerge in the 6thcentury which became the centers of excellence for people from all Europe He said three days after being buried he would show himself alive to those who saw his crucifixion. Essentially, the world’s leading religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—teach values such as human dignity, equality, freedom, peace, and solidarity. If religion is discussed, great care must be taken to discuss minority as well as majority religions. (6) John 6:35 Eventually a person develops spiritually to the degree that there is no objective, external reality. Perhaps the best-known illustration of the idea that the dietary laws and customs of a complex nation and its religion are based on the prior assumption of social stratification or, at least, of a sense of separateness is provided by Judaism as spelled out in the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in the Torah (“law” or “teaching”). endobj These seem clear, well-defined, easy-to-follow paths for spirituality. The true religion (way to God was given to Adam and Eve after they fell into sin). At death -- based on one's faithfulness to these duties -- a Muslim hopes to enter Paradise. • Grade 6 Grade-Level Indicator 2: Compare world religions and belief systems … On that third day, Jesus' tomb was found empty and many people testified that they saw him alive again. Though a Muslim honors several prophets, Muhammad is considered the last prophet and his words and lifestyle are that person's authority. There are three possible ways to end this cycle of karma: 1. He said the payment for sin is death…eternal spiritual separation from him. (8) Lutzer, p. 106 The Diploma Programme SL world religions course is a new course that was launched in September 2011. He welcomes us to go to him. Other major religions, such as Judaism, could be discussed, but for brevity, we have chosen these. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him. “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.”11, You can begin a relationship with God right now. Candomblé . Provide a structure for students to research and share information about world religions. “One should not behave towards others in a way which is disagreeable to oneself. "This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. <>>> We sense that separation, that distance. New Age Spirituality followers believe they are God. Buddhism. It acknowledges many gods and goddesses, as in Hinduism. He didn't say he would reincarnate someday into a future life. In looking at these major belief systems and their views of God, we find tremendous diversity: Are all religions worshiping the same God? In fact, everything that the person sees, hears, feels or imagines is to be considered divine. In New Age a person is working at their own divinity. A way of living based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. "4, "For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life."5. <> Most state standards incorporate religion in primary-level studies of communities, in elementary and secondary U.S. history and world history, in world cultures, and in geography. However, Confucianism believes in a force called the Tao, also known as … Jesus said, "He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty...and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. Be dedicated to various religious ceremonies and rites. Followers of Jesus regard the Bible as God's written message to humankind. Top 10 Organized Religions and their Core Beliefs - Listverse Jesus paid for them all. *Each of these religions has sects with differing beliefs. This three day, consecutive lesson plan is based off of the 6th grade standard: S.S. 6.8. No amount of good works is going to cover up or disguise those times we’ve acted contrary to God’s holy ways. Over the next two decades, state social studies standards began to include more study about religions and many history textbooks began to expand their treatment of religions. M More specifically, religions maintain the Golden Rule: “what … Jesus said, “I came that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.”10 It will not mean that life will become perfect and free of problems. A follower's relationship with Allah is as a servant to Allah. If not, they will be eternally punished in hell. (4) 1 John 4:9 It was then passed on until mankind rebelled and no longer practiced … Such conflicts among the world religions exhibit a solid proof confirming the erosion and the failure of hybridity. However, when it comes to connecting with God who is there and created us, our problem is not lack of personal effort. It shows what the biggest religion is by census area in each country, along with its level of support. Students begin with a study of the earliest civilizations Would you like to be totally forgiven and personally come to know God's love for you? He is a powerful and strict judge, who will be merciful toward followers depending on the sufficiency of their life's good works and religious devotion. To see the full resolution version just click on it. He is viewed as a loving God who offers everyone a personal relationship with himself now in this life. Christians believe that all people sin, including themselves. "No matter how wise, no matter how gifted, no matter how influential other prophets, gurus, and teachers might be, they had the presence of mind to know that they were imperfect just like the rest of us."1. All other activities are due to selfish desire” (Anusansana Parva 113.8, Hinduism). Our hope is not in following laws or standards, but in knowing a Savior who fully accepts us because of our faith in him and his sacrifice for us. One of the youngest of the world's major religions. Hinduism lets a person choose how to work toward spiritual perfection. <> Repeat a creed about Allah and Muhammad; 2. Therefore, the goal of a Buddhist is to purify one's heart and to let go of all yearnings toward sensual desires and the attachment to oneself. (11) 1 John 3:1 Baha'i Buddhism Christianity Confucianism Jainism Judaism Hinduism Islam Mormonism Paganism Shinto Sikhism Taoism Zoroastrianism: Features The standards commonly specify that students should know about the role of religion in U.S. history and contemporary life, and that students should be able to describe major world religious traditions and their role in history and culture. 4 0 obj Religion should remain what it truly is -- a voluntary belief, not science and not law. A person, becoming a god, creates their own reality. Through exploring stories from world religions, I can describe some of their key beliefs. A person pursuing spiritual development would see themselves as deity, the cosmos, the universe. %PDF-1.5 So what about the major world religions? Ohio Academic Content Standards: Social Studies. Hindus believe their position in this present life was determined by their actions in a previous life. Buddhists follow a list of religious principles and adhere to personal restraint, fasting and very dedicated meditation. However, the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) never claimed to be divine, but rather he is viewed by Buddhists as having attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. Buddhism provides something that is true of most major religions: disciplines, values and directives that a person may want to live by. New Age Spirituality teaches that everyone should come to center on a cosmic consciousness, but it would require Islam to give up their one God, Hinduism to give up their numerous gods, and Buddhism to establish that there is a God. Religious art and artifacts (via slides) can be analyzed. 3 - This final book in the series focuses on the atheistic or humanistic type of religions. Allah is viewed as the creator of the universe and the source of all good and all evil. It was passed onto to his sons Ge,4. A Buddhist seeks to end these rebirths. x��=ko�Ʋ��?��4�A.l�y�������"�Pl9���rZ��;3��}�%�-��y����.{xt���Z^lf�^m6ˋϫ�ه������oW��.? God acknowledges this separation between us and him and provided a solution to it. ]�,7��ó����v��\�-��Of��ϟ�f�&g|v~����� ^��,����� ��L�>�?V�>ѷ�|{��ه�O��Y&�癚�?��e��~>>:���f~?x�4���제�~�16? Highly eclectic, New Age Spirituality is a collection of ancient spiritual traditions, taught by a vast array of speakers, books and seminars. Buddhists do not worship any gods or God. (5) John 3:16 World Religions and Cults Vol. More Americans will disassociate from religion – not just in affiliation but in participation, religiosity, and belief. Christians believe a loving God who created us to know him. RME 1-01b . %���� Self is the originator, controller and power over all. (2) 1 John 3:16 (10) John 10:10 Most Buddhists believe a person has countless rebirths, which inevitably include suffering. With Jesus Christ it’s a two-way interaction between you and God. In Hinduism a person is on their own trying to gain release from karma. New Age teaches eastern mysticism and spiritual, metaphysical and psychic techniques, such as breathing exercises, chanting, drumming, meditating...to develop an altered consciousness and one's own divinity. Core Standards of the Course. Christianity in Ireland dates back to the 5th century and it is thought to have emerged through the interaction with the Roman Britain. Footnotes: (1) Erwin W. Lutzer, Christ Among Other Gods (Chicago: Moody Press,1994), p. 63 If you sincerely asked God to come into your life, you have begun a personal relationship with him. Of these, only one affirms that there is a loving God who can be known now in this life. Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins. Muslims believe there is the one almighty God, named Allah, who is infinitely superior to and transcendent from humankind. "12, Would like to begin a relationship with the God who created you, who deeply loves you? To be a Muslim, one must follow five religious duties: 1. This belief has, and still is, causing fatal problems throughout the world. People outside of Buddhism often think that Buddhists worship the Buddha. There is no reality outside of what the person determines. In his life on Earth, Jesus Christ did not identify himself as a prophet pointing to God or as a teacher of enlightenment. • Grade 6-8 Benchmark A: Compare cultural practices, products and perspectives of past civilizations in order to understand commonality and diversity of cultures. (9) Psalms 145:18 One of the main issues in the world today is the fact that to some people, religion and the Bible or the Torah or the Qur'an is science and the law. "6 Jesus called people not only to follow his teachings, but to follow him. New Age Spirituality promotes the development of the person's own power or divinity. Origins of Judaism (7-S.1) Origins of Christianity (7-S.2) Origins of Islam (7-S.3) Most Hindus worship one Being of ultimate oneness (Brahman) through infinite representations of gods and goddesses. For many people, Islam matches their expectations about religion and deity. If a person’s behavior before was evil, they might justifiably experience tremendous hardships in this life. One month each year, fast from food, drink, sex and smoking from sunrise to sunset; 5. He said, "I am the way, and the truth and the life. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. These various deities become incarnate within idols, temples, gurus, rivers, animals, etc. When it comes to covering the beautiful human body, I find the Hindu attires extremely stylish and comfortable. 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