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Topics related to faith, religion, and spirituality in Jonesville, Michigan are the focal point of this guide.

Websites representing churches, ministries, and other places of worship in Jonesville are appropriate for this category, regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect, as are any other sites whose topics focus on religion in Jonesville.

There are various definitions for faith, even in the context of religion and theology. Sometimes, it is used to refer to a body of belief, such as the Christian faith or the Catholic faith. Most often, however, it refers to an attitude on the part of the believer, as in a person's faith being firm. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Most commonly, religion is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, as well as a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. In that sense, it can be used to define the major religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but branches and even sub-branches of these religions are often referred to as religions, as well. For example, Catholicism and Protestantism may also be referred to as religions, as might sub-branches such as Lutheranism, Methodism, and Presbyterianism. Further divisions are most commonly referred to as denominations and sects, however.

Spirituality is even more difficult to define, particularly since the definitions have changed considerably over the years. It is sometimes defined as a life lived within the framework defined by God's Word. In other words, spirituality would refer to a focus on the presence of God in one's life.

Although there are several churches and places of worship in Jonesville, a recent survey suggests that residents of the city are considerably less religious than those in the typical city in Michigan or in the United States. While 49.4% of respondents in the nation, and 41.9% of those in Michigan, cited an affiliation with a religion, only 23.5% of Jonesville residents indicated that they were religious.

Of these, the majority named an affiliation with Protestant denominations that were not part of the survey, or with various non-denominational Protestant churches. Of those that were part of the survey, the Catholics garnered the most citations, followed closely by the Methodists, and distantly by the Baptists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mormons, and Episcopalians. Non-Christians religions were cited by fewer than one-tenth of one percent of respondents.



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