Religion Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

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Today’s infographic is a bit “tongue in cheek.” Just in case you like to simplify things and get to your core beliefs worked out from a “choose your ending” style infographic, this one’s for you.

Start at the beginning . . . one God or many? Aliens? No technology (don’t think you’d be here on this site if that was the case)?

Take it easy and enjoy a little levity.

religion cheat sheet infographic

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I did notice also that the abbreviation EPO does not show up on the chart as to what it is stand for? Do you know what that one is?

  2. Really interesting chart! Though I feel I must point out a couple missed points for Mormons (or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)… One, we don’t believe in the trinity. We believe Christ, God, and the Holy Ghost are three separate people. Two, we believe the Bible to be ONE of the highest authorities on spiritual matters but also the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ and our Prophet- Thomas S. Monson. Three, Polygamy practice is not permissible in this day and age. It was put forth in the 1800’s with a select few, but not practiced today. Still a very fascinating chart and enjoyed perusing it! If you want to know more about Mormons, feel free to look us up at lds.org!

    • I was going to say exactly what Aleisha B. said. I am Mormon, and it took me several minutes to locate me on this chart because you got three very fundamental things wrong. We don’t believe in the holy trinity. We believe in a God Head made of three individual beings: God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible to be the word of God, but we believe that God loves all his children and that he spoke to more than one population of the earth. The Book of Mormon is a record of the ancient American people and what God said to them, it is very similar to the bible and supports all the doctrines within the bible, but serves as a second witness and clarifies points of doctrine. As for Polygamy, it was part of our church, but you would be excommunicated for practicing it today. For further clarification check out this article explaining the Mormon church’s position. https://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-in-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints?lang=eng&old=true

      • Angela, The Christian Church has accepted and adopted very important creeds to help define what Christian believe. Many Believers say these creeds together around the world on Sundays in Church as a way of unifying and standing together in unity of faith and doctrine. The Apostles’ Creed is important to those who align their faith with the Christianity set forth in the Bible; because Mormons do not agree with this creed or any other of the ancient creeds (Athanasian Creed or Nicene Creed) that clearly state what Christians believe in, Mormon faith, or Latter-Day Saints, falls outside the walls of Christianity. I was brought up in a similar but different faith, Christian Science, which also had a modern prophet and teachings that were added to the Bible alongside redefined tenents of faith and different theology about the Trinity. While I grew up reading the Bible and attending church, I did not know Christ the Lord as my Savior until I became an adult, began asking questions and seeking Jesus. It was then that I recognized my sin, turned from wrong beliefs and confessed, and gave my life to Jesus Christ. I have never looked back and continue to be blown away by how Jesus Christ through God the Father and the Holy Spirit, which indwells me as a believer, have changed me as a person and enabled me to have eternal life and joy here on earth. I pray that your journey of faith leads you to seek truth and to be certain that your faith matches up to what is God-breathed in the Holy Scriptures.

        Revelation 22:18 – “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” KJV

        Matthew 24:24 – “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” KJV

        The Apostles’ Creed

        I believe in God, the Father almighty,
        creator of heaven and earth.
        I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
        who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
        and born of the virgin Mary.
        He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried;
        he descended to hell.
        The third day he rose again from the dead.
        He ascended to heaven
        and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
        From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
        I believe in the Holy Spirit,
        the holy catholic* church,
        the communion of saints,
        the forgiveness of sins,
        the resurrection of the body,
        and the life everlasting. Amen.

        *that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

  3. Awesome work there… I may print it out and hang it on my wall as a quick reminder…haha…
    Just wondering….you have the abbreviation ADV under cannot eat unclean meats, is that supposed to be Seventh-day Adventist? It’s just that it’s not in the abbreviation key….just thought I’d ask…

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