Iglesia Ni Cristo Discusses the Benefits of Spirituality
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Iglesia Ni Cristo Discusses the Benefits of Spirituality

Friday, June 25, 2021 8:00 AM
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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / June 25, 2021 / The Iglesia ni Cristo is a religious organization whose primary purpose is 'to worship the Almighty God in a manner taught by the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles as recorded in the Bible.' In the pursuit of this goal, the church engages in many activities and missions of a spiritual nature. There are many anecdotal and recorded benefits to engaging in any spiritual practice, and the members of Iglesia ni Cristo invite all to embrace them in fellowship with their members.

Spirituality Improves Your Emotional State Says Iglesia ni Cristo

Spiritual practices, like those offered by the Iglesia ni Cristo, often promote close bonds of family and friendship. This can be of tremendous help for people dealing with physical or emotional pain, illness, or difficulties. It also offers a strong sense of community and belonging which can help those with no support system of their own.

Having a solid support system and like-minded community has been shown to prevent destructive feelings of isolation, reduce instances of self-harm, and decrease the chance of relapsing among addicts. In many studies those who self-report as 'spiritual' or 'religious' also report having a more positive outlook and experience more productive, fulfilling lives.

Spirituality Can Influence Your Physical Health

Did you know that spiritual and philanthropic practices like those performed by the Iglesia ni Cristo release feel-good chemicals in our brains like serotonin and dopamine and oxytocin? These hormones cause us to feel more bonded with the people around us and generate a feeling of well-being.

These same hormones also boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain! Engaging in spiritual rituals and activities also lowers blood pressure and reduces inflammatory stress hormones like cortisol. Elevated blood pressure and high levels of stress are associated with negative health outcomes like heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease.

Reducing your stress levels can also help you make healthier lifestyle decisions like eating better, exercising more, and drinking less--all of which contribute to better physical health. So going to church, singing in a choir, joining a mission, or engaging in community philanthropy can all promote both mental and physical health.

Spirituality Increases Longevity

In a Mayo Clinic study, people who reported being spiritual or religious in some way lived longer than those with no supportive belief system. While there is no proof that religion itself can increase your lifespan, all of the benefits listed above can certainly contribute to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

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