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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %PREOCCUPATION MEANS SALVATION FAITH WORKS RITUALS+971215 %BELIEFS DOCTRINE DOGMA CONFESSIONS SIN EVIL GRACE 971215 Many religious leaders are preoccupied with issues of: CONTROL & SALVATION: 1. Who should control? 1. Who should save? 2. Who should be controlled? 2. Who should be saved? 3. Who is being controlled? 3. Who is being saved? 4. Who is to be controlled? 4. Who is to be saved? 5. How to control people? 5. How to attain salvation? 6. Good personal controls? 6. Good personal salvation? 7. Evil personal controls? 7. Evil personal salvation? 8. Conformity by controls? 8. Salvation by conformity? 9. Conformity to standards? 9. Standards for salvation? 10. Communal controls? 10. Communal salvation? 11. Personal righteousness? 11. Righteous relationships? 12. Controls by punishments? 12. Salvation or Damnation? 13. Controls by alienation? 13. Salvation by Love? Religious leaders have often been disturbed by each other's ways of responding to the questions suggested above ---and personal and communal integrity have been compromised by how they have responded to each other's contentious ways of dealing with each other. What are their fruits and what is their witness? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================