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Comparative Religions and Denominations

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Parent Category: Religion & Spirituality
Comparative religion refers to the study that analyzes the differences and similarities of concepts, myths, themes and rituals among the religions in the world. It also refers to man’s ideas about the spiritual, the sacred and the divine.
Answer 1: to me as a christian it doesn't mean nothing. I do believe in a new and transformed glorious body, but not to be incorporated into someone else's body or any other type of body. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, but then again was God in a human body, his own body. Incarnation means "…
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ANSWER A Christian should not marry a non Christian (2 Corinthians 6:14). However, if a man and woman are already married and one of them becomes a believer, they need not divorce their partner. Allow that person to leave of their own initiative if they wish (1 Corinthians 7:12-13). Otherwise, they …
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The larger Christian denominations are : (in order of numerical size): Catholic (both Roman and Eastern Rites), Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Romanian etc), Anglican/Episcopalian, Oriental Orthodoxy (Copts, Armenians, Syriacs, Eritreans), Uniting Church in Australia. There are various …
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Following are some of the differences we can see in the principles and practice of these two religions: Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet. Buddhism was founded by the Buddha.Hinduism believes in the efficacy and supremacy of the Vedas. The Buddhist do not believe in the Vedas or for …
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Christians and BaptistsChristians believe in Jesus as God's son and our Savior. Baptists are one of the branches of the Christian faiths.Here are some more answers from WikiAnswers contributors:Christian's believe and HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS as God's Son and have invited him to enter their life. Even de…
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Pentecostal is a reference to the individual who has been born again and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which Pentecostals believe is evidenced by speaking in tongues. They define speaking in tongues as uttering sounds which are not in any human language, but they are considered the langua…
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Answer Southern Baptist Churches are members of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is not quite a denomination, because it does not truly govern the individual churches. Baptists in general hold to, among other things, "autonomy" of the local church, but through the system of seminaries, Sund…
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The Churches of Christ do not believe in use of music,or choirs.They believe in congregational singing,they also believe the Lords Supper should be taken every week on the first day as Jesus did with his Disciples .The thing about the sandals I don't know about .I was raised going to a Church of Chr…
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the Reformation was a movement in the 16th century to reform the Catholic Church in Western Europe. Soon, the reformers split from the Church altogether, founding four major church traditions and dozens of sub-denominations, all of which are considered adherents of "Protestantism".In 1517, Martin Lu…
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Answer The best way to find out is to ask a member, one of our missionaries, or go mormon.org. I can give you a few answers here. 1. We are Christians believing and worshiping in God the Eternal Father, and His son Jesus Christ. 2. We believe or use as scripture The King James version of the Bib…
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Communion/EucharistCatholics: The bread and wine in the Eucharist are miraculously, and mysteriously, changed in to the Body and Blood of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.Other Christians: The bread and wine in Communion is symbolic--a representation of Christ's body and blood.Sacraments/…
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I attend a branch of the Assembly of God and have my whole life. The thing with baptist is there are different branches and they vary. Some baptist believe in once saved always saved. Which means, that once you are saved you can do anything you want to and you can make it to heaven still. Also, I t…
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If you believe in a transcendant God you must admit that no religion can perfectly convey the Infinite One, or Truth. All religions belong to this world, their communication is imperfect. If you feel a need to belong to a religious group (some people do not) I would make a mental or even a written …
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Many Baptist churches use older hymns in their services such as many of the Gospel revival songs written during the Ira Sankey period. Some less traditional churches use choruses and more contemporary worship songs, which are very similar to those used in a Pentecostal church. Another answer: There …
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Here is my take on this issue.http://eeviray.angelfire.com/Position/reformed.html
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Answer First, be certain that you do actually want to become Protestant. Make sure that you have identified all the things that you are unhappy with as a Catholic. If necessary make a list. Then do two things. First, speak to your Catholic priest and ask him to discuss the issues you are troubl…
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Denominational differences This question is very general and is more easily answered on a pair-level comparison. In summary, the various denominations fall under numerous categories two of which are widely known as apostate or heretical and many others vary in ideoloy and it is important t…
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Opinions The Trinity, a.k.a The Holy Trinity, refers to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (sometimes called the Holy Ghost). Christians believe that, although they are 3 persons, they are all the same entity. The Father, is God the Creator. The Son, is referred to as existing at the beginnin…
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The phrase "fourscore and ten" does not appear in any translation of the Bible that I've been able to find. The American Standard Version and the King James Version do use the archaic term "score", meaning "twenty". Example from Psalms 90:10: The days of our years are threescore years and ten (that…
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There are several denominations that have "Church of Christ" in their name. For example, Church of Christ in Christian Union. However, the church that is described in the New Testament of the Bible, the Church of Christ, is only one church. As a member of the Church of Christ, I can tell you that we…
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Doctrine is an amount of knowledge based on experiences and thoughts ( of it`s founders) which can guide towards other actions, thought or believes ( that may be altered by experience in one`s life) where as religion has set rules, which should not or in many religions are actually prohibited to be …
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There are 3 main divisions within Christianity. They are Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox.
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Christianity -The Chosen Elect -Baptist -Southern Baptist -Southern Conservative -Strict Baptist -Independent Baptist -National Baptist -Black Primitive Baptist -Conservative Baptist -Dunker -Salvationist -Episcopal -Methodist -African Methodist -Chinese Methodist -Christian Methodist…
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Christians People of all Christian denominations pray to God the Father. Many will also pray to Jesus or the Holy Spirit, as they believe in the Trinity, i.e., that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all God, though distinct in personhood. Some Christians, such as Catholics, Orthodox and Copts (and …
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The Roman Catholic Church has a Hierarchy, consisting of the Laity; Deacons, Priests, Monsignors, Bishops, Cardinals and the Pontiff (who is the first among equals). And Pentecostal churches can have apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors & teachers.
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The Lord never intended for His church to be divided up into hundreds of competing groups teaching vastly different doctrines. The Lord is not the Lord of confusion. It is man that has changed His doctrine and turned it into a mass of confusion and division. Much of this has be for filty lucre (1 Pe…
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Answer Well, the fact that the couple has taken time off and is trying to make the marriage work is a sign that they're willing to put effort into something they take seriously. That's more than can be said of many quick-ending marriages. With effort, honesty and maybe a little marriage therapy, …
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Outline Islam and Christianity (long with Judaism) are all monotheistic, Abrahamic religions. The religious book for Islam is the Qur'an (or Koran). The religious book for Christianity is the Bible. (The religious book for Judaism is the Torah). The Qur'an The Qur'an contains the recitation…
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One answer By all the reliable sources, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. It has been verified by many independent sources, many of which are listed below. CNN World News ( 14 November 1997 Report --- See link below ) World Christian Database ( 200-2005 Survey --- See link Below…
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Answer There is no such thing as THE Southern Baptist Church. All SBC churches are independent churches. The are nearly all controlled by the local members. The real question is your personal relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved an…
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The main difference is that Judaism is a strictly Monotheistic faith, which believes there is one G-d and only one G-d. Buddhism does not have any central deity, and is more focused on a philosophy of life. Answer Buddhism is a "way of life" on ending suffering achiveable through human's endeav…
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The most common form of praying is through song and chant. It can also be done by reading scriptures. Christians just pray by talking to God as if he is human which can be aloud or in the head, like 'think talking'. Also in the Muslim Religion, they pray 5 times everyday on every time of the day as …
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Both Baptists and Anglicans are branches of "Christianity." However both Baptists, as well as the Anglican faith both come from very different historic and theological backgrounds. The Baptist faith originated during the 16th century 'Radical Reformation'. Unlike other Protestant Traditions, Baptis…
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The majority of core tenets found in Christianity completely go against the teachings of Judaism. Examples of Christian tenets that Judaism doesn't accept: Salvation: The Christian concept of salvation and graceSin: The concept of original sin: Jews are born with a clean slate Damnation: The concep…
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It depends on what you mean by "largest church." If you mean the largest church organization/denomination: the Roman Catholic Church with over a billion members. If you mean the largest individual church (known as a megachurch): Deeper Christian Life Ministry in Lagos, Nigeria with 75000 attendees.…
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OpinionThis answer is in reference to part of the statement given below, concerning Mary: Protestants Do believe that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus. This is clearly stated in the Bible. The difference is that she did not remain a virgin all her life. The Bible states that she had ot…
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This is a simple answer if you think logically. You have to be open minded and ask yourself, with so many religions in the world, how can all be correct? Would God have so many religions to confuse humanity? No! With that in mind, use process of elimination and narrow the choices. The religion has t…
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Differences between Catholics and Lutherans.The Catholic Church is a sacramental Church and always have been. There are seven Sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church; Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Sacrament of the Sick. The Lutheran Church is also sacrament…
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Great question! Buddhism began with an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama. His father wanted to shield him from all suffering, and so Siddhartha was locked up in his castle. One day, Siddhartha wanted to see his kingdom, so he took a walk and saw poverty, sickness, death,etc. and he wanted to en…
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AnswerIf one accepts Thomas Aquinas' arguments based on contingency, design, purpose and movement, then the concept of God as Creator make sense (is logical) but it tells us nothing about God except that He is Creator; it does not even answer the question of whether or not God continues to be intere…
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No. If they were, they wouldn't have a different name. An agnostic is someone who believes that humankind's knowledge of the observable world and universe is not adequate to make a logical determination regarding the existence, or non-existence of God. An atheist on the other hand, while they woul…
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What is a "liberal" religion? The word "liberal" has different meaning depending on the context. Liberalism is usually a political doctrine rather than a religious one. If you are referring to the classic understanding of liberalism, the best I can guess is that you are asking which religion provid…
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Buddhism was created as an alternative to the dominant Hinduism at the time. It's main creation belief was to help solve the world's problems by living frugally.
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Answer Anyone who believes that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, believing that Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified and rose again on the third day, paying for our sins with HIS blood, accepts Him as Savior and FOLLOWS Him is a Christian. The Christian religion is further broken int…
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"Fundamentalist" isn't really a separate denomination, although some denominations are often labeled "fundamentalist" due to their particular beliefs. The term "fundamentalist" comes from the term "fundamentalism," which in turn derives from "fundamental." Originally the term referred to the "Five…
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No. I think you will find that the "7 literal days" belief varies more by community than by denomination. So you may have a community of parents such as those in Dover who believe in the literal version and tried to have it taught in theirs schools, but they may not have all gone to the same church …
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If you're not born into a religion, which is usually the case, you may want to choose a religion which appeals best to you. e.g. Christianity- You believe in God, Jesus, Forgiveness etc Satanism- You believe in Self Empowerment and don't look to a God for faith but have faith in yourself Shamanis…
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An understanding of the all-encompassing nature of salvation, including the belief that ultimately all will be saved.
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A Christian is simply a person who believes in Jesus Christ is God (and/or the son of God), believes that the Bible is inspired from God, and that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead to save us from our our sins. The scope of Christian belief is too great to cover in a single, short answer. Mo…
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Answer There are quite a number of Baptist organizations today. The main governing distinctive of these churches is that they hold to the autonomy (independent rule) of the local church. Therefore some of the groups have organized because of location. Others have developed over controversy, as ha…
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Neither. Buddhism does not depend on the existence of a God who created the universe. Instead Buddhism chooses to focus upon practical ways of life that can lead to a blissful state of being (enlightenment) that includes compassion for all beings. However, at the same time, Buddha did not rule out t…
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The Methodist movement resulted from the machinations of one John Wesley who apparently felt the other movements were off track so he built his own, adopting Protestant basics as the primary vehicle. The Catholics came about through the efforts of Emperor Constantine, when he married a faction of th…
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Similarities of Catholic and Methodists Catholics and Methodists believe in the holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). Methodists and Catholics share the same Doctrine of Justification. Both follow some form of Apostolic Succession. Sign of the cross and votive candles, though more co…
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There are about 41,000 different Christian denominations in five major 'families' of churches/communion. The percentages in brackets indicate the percent of the Christian population affiliated with each 'family' or group of denominations: The Catholic Church [50%] Historic Protestant and Anglican…
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An Overview Answer This question itself is questionable. What the true religion is is open to interpretation. Sure every contributor in answering this question will defend her/his faith or religion. This is very clear from the many different opinions below. However, I will not enter into debates to …
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One can get to heaven only through complete faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. Simply trust and believe that He died for and paid the whole debt for all of your sins on the Cross of Calvary and you shall be saved and on your way to heaven. It is only a matter of faith -- who or what you trust in. In R…
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The General Council of Assemblies of God churches was formed in order to better unite many independent Pentecostal churches in the United States. Basically the Assembly of God churches teach Pentecostal beliefs. Some Pentecostal churches participated in joining, and others did not. (Back in 1914). O…
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Jews don't believe Jesus was the true Messiah, whereas Christians (Catholicism) do believe in Jesus as well as the Trinity. Jews also still follow various ceremonial laws (such as not eating ham), whereas Christians don't follow these laws. ________ Answer 2 Not eating pork, or any of the other f…
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Similarities Both of these religions believe in one creator, God. Both of these religions have a book, and teach about God and his connection to the human world, for example by angels and prophets. Muslims and Jews both believe in many Prophets such as Abraham and Moses. Neither can eat pork and va…
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Buddhism is non-theistic. The question of god(s) is of no concern as the path to enlightenment is an individual effort. The god(s), if they exist, do not help or hinder. The general thought is that wasting time attempting to prove or disprove the existence of god(s) would distract a person from the …
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Hydrogen Bonding Water is a liquid at room temperature due to the presence of hydrogen bonds between water molecules.  The state of a molecule is determined by intermolecular forces, such as dipole-dipole interactions, Van der Waals forces (also called London dispersion forces), and hydrogen…
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Primitive Baptists believe in predestination and also we do not have Sunday schools or musical instruments. This does not answer the question of the difference between missionary and southern baptists. Missionary baptists have closed communion and baptism to be members. Southern baptists are all ab…
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Fire in Christianity is a symbol of purification and light, and is often equated with the Holy Ghost. "John answered, saying unto all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latches of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and…
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Religional differences have started countless wars, even sects with almost no difference, claiming more lives than any other cause in recorded history.
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Southern Baptist, No. Speaking for Southern Baptist churches... The Southern Baptist Convention has instituted in The Baptist Faith & Message that all leaders of the church (pastors, deacons, etc.) shall be the husband of one wife as quoted in 1 Timothy 3. That is one of the many differences…
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We believe that first of all, our god is one God and not part of some fictitious Trinity. Nowhere in Scripture does it mention God being three persons. Take a look at Deuteronomy 6:4. What does it say about God. Hear O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD. Secondly, we believe that in order to enter…
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Answer 1 They believe in God and they both have values based on family. Christianity evolved out of Judaism, giving them most of the same values as well as the same ancestry and history up until the birth of Christ. Answer 2 No. Judaism is a monotheistic religion based on the Tanakh, while Chris…
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The practice of questioning the existence of a god or supreme being.
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Wine signifies blood, and blood signifies life "the life is in the blood" (Lev 17:14) and Jesus "poured out His life unto death", which means He surrendered His natural human spirit/life, to do the will of the Father (to be led by His Spirit) which was "in Him in all fullness", as a cup full of wine…
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There are only two ordinances (symbols) in a Baptist church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. The banner doesn't symbolize any doctrine that is contained in the Bible. Ask the pastor of the church where the banner is why he has a banner in his church. He will tell you.
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To follow a group of peoples beliefs, instead of finding your own.
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Psalm 90:The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Since a score is 20, threescore and ten means 70; fourscore is 80.
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There are three types of Christians that are Christians and four if you count the hypocrites among them. The three are those who believe in Jesus Christ and have not submitted themselves to His will; those who have repented of their sin and believe on Him acknowledging their sin as sin and praying t…
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the catholic church has a staggering 1.2 billion members
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All Hindus are Aryans, who were the original natives of India that was Aryavrat or Bharatvarsh. Aryans had a four-fold division of society. Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras. Hindus believe in the doctrine of ahimsa, or causing no harm. For this reason many Hindus are vegetarians. Hindu sc…
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The East-West Schism in the early Christian Church took place in the 11th century. The reformation in the early 15th. Although separate, the Roman Church recognizes the Sacramental System (seven sacraments) of the Orthodox Faith. Priests are usually married in Orthodoxy but woman may not be "priests…
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Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox. Answer:The number of branches is dependent on the fineness of detail desired. The three main groups and some of their subdivisions are:Eastern Christians or Eastern OrthodoxNestorians ("Church of the East")Monophysites ("Oriental Orthodox").Catholic Christians…
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Yes, the second largest group of Protestants in the US , after Baptists. (Though very technically, Methodism started as a revival movement in the Anglican Church, not really a part of the Protestant Reformation)  Yes.
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Methodists are ecumenical Christians with some evangelical leanings, while the Assemblies of God are entirely evangelical (believing that those of accountable age must profess faith in Christ as Lord and Savior) and Pentecostal (believing that the NT account of Pentecost where the apostles and other…
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The predominant (predominate) religion refers to that particular set of religious traditions, which are observed by the majority of individuals of a particular area.
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Jehovah's Witnesses are not trinitarians, they don't believe in the immortal soul, they believe Jesus was impaled, not crucified, they believe they are the only true Christians, they believe Jesus' parousia or presence started in 1914, they believe Jesus' return is invisible, they believe Jesus came…
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When people actually started believing Islam was when the Prophet Muhammad (S) become appointed a Prophet at the age of 40. It was then that Allah (SWUT) revealed the Quran too him.
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The Antioch Primitive Baptist church is one of the many Primitive Baptist Churches in the world. The Primitive Baptists are conservative, their beliefs stem from the New Testament era, they don't believe in infant baptism, they reject Arminianism. They hold to the Five Points of Calvinism.
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Anglicanism is simply the ancient Catholic Church, the Body of Christ in Britain! It was brought here in the ,'mists of time,' by,it is said, the brother of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,S. Simon Zelotes.! There are no photo graphs or government records, but we do know that Christianity was her…
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All accept Moses as a prophet All three agree Moses was a prophet.
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Catholics emphasize the Authority of Church, while Protestants emphasize the authority of the Holy Bible.
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Hinduism -monistic -no single founder -reincarnation, endless cycle of rebirths -karma, What goes around comes around.. -Originated in India Judaism-No single founder, based on national revelation -The Ten Commandments revealed to Moses -Chosen to keep the Torah -reincarnation, some souls are…
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Candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood are trained in religious facilities known as 'seminaries', where they study three years of philosophy, followed by four years of traditional Roman Rite theology. Candidates for the Anglican priesthood primarily train in residential theological colleges w…
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Even though the Body of Christ is one, there are many expressions of it. Some denominations are more open to God's Holy Spirit than others. Have you ever been to a church that was so formal that you wanted to leave because the Holy Spirit was being quenched there. There is a difference between being…
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it's because there were different interpretations on the scriptures and thus different religion arose also there were religions passed in each generation like those of Asian countries but no matter what religion your in as long as you think your doing the right things that your GOD wants you to wit…
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The Catholic Church believes that surrogacy is immoral.
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You have asked a Good One - I know that this information has been lets say limited. I do know for some timethat that US government and other Govenments has been build large prisons to hold many many million prisoneers. Why so many you say? I believe I know why. They have been preparing for the worst…
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This a controversial question and will therefore be divided into three categories of answers: Answers A: There is a specific sect of Islam that is closest to Christianity Answers B: There is no sect of Islam that is closest to Christianity Answers C: Islam does not have sects. Answers A Answ…
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Answer There are two main differences: 1. The Orthodox believe that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father alone whilst Catholics believe the Spirit proceeds from both the Faher and the Son 2. Catholics acknowledge the Bishop of Rome (pope) as spiritual leader of the universal Church whilst t…
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The Church of England was formed when Henry VIII refused to acknowledge the Pope in Rome, as he would not allow him to remarry, and declared himself the Head of Church in England. The Roman Catholic Church continues to acknowledge the Pope as supreme leader of the Church on earth (St Peter being the…
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Only God knows. Seriously.There is no requirement for denominations to register with any governing body, so there are a great many small denominations, some of which do not have a physical church, and therefore would be exceedingly difficult to count. The below link is a possible reference.
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Sociology is the study of social norms, usually of groups of people and how they respond or behave in a population set. It studies the normal social behaviors of different cultures. It studies society, social institutions and social groups.
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The holy spirit, peace, and hope.
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Some Buddhists' beliefs include reincarnation and afterlife. They also believe that the purpose in life is to end suffering.
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