Deseret News best of 2011: Faith

Published: Friday, Dec. 30 2011 6:17 p.m. MST

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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Although contemporary society generally embraces the notion of religious freedom and tolerance, there is an undercurrent of mistrust and even animosity that seems to emerge whenever significant differences in religious belief, tradition, policy or style present themselves. And if you try to explain those differences using words like "sacred" or "holy," prepare to be challenged, questioned, joked about and teased.

"The world today is shifting more and more and more to a selfish and godless belief system," said Rabbi Benny Zippel, executive director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Utah. "And so the notion of something being sacred is challenging in a world that has shifted more to seeking godless pursuits."

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Roy, Utah

I totally agree that we must respect the beliefs of others so as to have the freedom for all to believe as they will. How ever the Bible says there is "One Lord, one Faith, one baptism, one God the Father of us all". Many say they believe in Jesus Christ for example and then interpate what Jesus says to suit themselves or to excuse themselves and they have the freedom to do that as well but my concern is what will Jesus say when I see him face to face. I would rather fine that out before hand. James 1:5-6 Jesus said, "If a man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Some forget the laws of God are timeless and FAITH is the key to the truth from the source of all truth. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Man must change to get light from the Son.

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