Religiion Essay

Demonstrate how Christianity and Islam guide the individual in achieving inner peace
      Christianity guides the individual in achieving inner peace through the most fundamental principles of its doctrine.
Christians believe that inner peace is obtained by being in a close relationship with God and trusting in him. This involves accepting the gift of love from God and accepting that grace is given and not earned. Christianity teaches God lives in the hearts of his people, all are made in his image and likeness, therefore Peace lies within. The bible states “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13).
        Christianity seeks to bring adherents to recognition; all who love God will gain peace, by living a life modelled after Jesus Christ. Essentially, faith in God instils within the adherent a sense of security and meaning conductive to the development of peace.

The Christian tradition indicates the primary way of focusing inner peace and improving efforts at peacemaking is by returning to the Gospels and the sacred writings of Christianity. By reflecting on the teachings from the Bible, particularly the New Testament, ones relationship with God will be developed in a way in which they will recognise God’s power, and reflection upon living a Christian life. In addition to this, it renews the Christian’s knowledge and understanding of Jesus as the model peacemaker. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus’ teachings are echoed by recalling his words and actions: “Peace I live with you, my peace I give to you” (John 14:27). The individual is guided toward inner peace through the Bible, which facilitates greater familiarity with the nature of God and acts as a source of practical, ethical and spiritual guidance.

Furthermore, Christianity provides guidance through many forms of personal prayer using such means as church...