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Topics related to belief, faith, religion, and spirituality in Sterling Heights, Michigan are the focus of this portion of our guide.

Although these terms may be used interchangeably in some contexts, they are separate words with unique definitions, and are not always synonymous.

Belief may refer simply to an acceptance that a statement is true, or that something exists. In the context of religion, belief may imply a religious conviction, although someone may believe in a deity without having faith in that deity. For example, the Christian New Testament suggests that Satan believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, but did not worship Him.

Faith is generally a stronger term than belief. Faith implies, not only belief but also trust and obedience. In the context of Christianity, Hebrews 11:1 states that faith is the certainty of things hoped for, and the proof of things not seen. Other New Testament references add that faith is the means of salvation.

Although it can be used in several other ways, religion generally refers to a particular system of faith and worship, such as the Christian religion or the religion of Judaism, which may be expressed through various doctrines, rituals, or sacred texts.

Spirituality has varied definitions, some of which don't require belief, faith, or religion. For example, a worldview or the search for purpose in life could be considered spiritual. In the context of Christianity, spirituality refers to living the Christian life, and usually to the work of the Holy Spirit in the Christian experience.

Among the topics appropriate for this portion of our guide would be online resources for ministries and places of worship in Sterling Heights, Michigan. While the majority of city residents who have expressed an affiliation are Christian and, specifically, Catholic, websites representing any ministries, churches, or other places of worship within the city are appropriate for this category, regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect.



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