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Basically, a Christian is to follow Jesus Christ as their perfect example. Jesus put God the Father above all and did the Father's Will without exception. He followed Gods Law… and Sabbath completely - to the letter and the spirit of it as it was originally given in the Garden and will be restored again in the Millennium. The Church began on the 1st Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection in the year 31 AD. Followers then were called people of the 'Way' or members of the Church of God. It was intended to be only one Church (many different locations) for all people. Today, however, the rainbow coalition of churchianity has over 30,000 sects of Christianity. There is no way each of these differing variations can be the correct or true church. Yet adherents in each would strongly disagree.
Yes. In one sense, religion is a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny and the practices and institutions associated with such belief. Rel…igion takes many forms but world religions are dominated by a group of organized religious belief systems and organizations of which Christianity, in all of its forms, is the most common. The Christian religion, was founded on the life and teachings of Jesus. Although religious belief is extremely personal and means different things to different people, by definition Christianity is most definitely a religion.
In a simply, summary word: Love. We are commanded to Love God completely and then to Love our fellow man just like Jesus love each and everyone of us. Answer: Christi…anity is about relationship not religion. A Christian is someone who has entered a new relationship with God. The Bible says everybody is born spiritually dead. Another way of saying this is people don't have a relationship with/know God. This is because the first man and woman did not obey God and so their relationship with God - the creator and sustainer of life - was broken. This is sin. Throughout the history of mankind - as told in the Bible - the way for a person to restore their relationship with God is to acknowledge their relationship with God is broken and to offer a sacrifice. In the early history of mankind this is what people did. God chose the nation of Israel to be His representatives on earth. Israel was supposed to show the other nations what a relationship with God is like. But Israel turned from God and His ways and followed other gods. So God came to earth as a man - Jesus - and died as the 'lamb of God', a sacrifice for the sin of all who believe. If a person believes this, the Bible says God forgives the person and that person gives them eternal life. 1John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1Johnn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. This eternal life is a free gift. To receive it you only have to believe Jesus is the saviour of the world. There are other blessings from accepting Jesus Christ as saviour for example the Christian is adopted into God's family
THE RELIGIONS OF CHRISTIANITY These are the: Catholic Born-Again Aglipayans Seventh Day Adventists Orthodox Protestants
Christianity has its roots in Judaism, the religion on the Jewish people. The very first Christians (including Jesus and his Apostles) were Jews, keeping the Sabbath on Saturd…ay, for example, and presumably making sacrifices to the God of Israel at the Temple in Jerusalem as was the custom of the day. Jesus' parents Mary and Joseph are described in the Gospels as having gone to the Temple to make an offering in thanksgiving for Jesus' birth. Both Judaism and Christianity have changed considerably since the first century, however, so that neither closely resemble the practices of the time of Jesus. The Judaism of Jesus' day was centered on the Temple in Jerusalem, which was permanently destroyed by the Romans about 40 years after Jesus' crucifixion. Judaism today (often called "rabbinic" Judaism) is governed by the writings called the Talmud codified by rabbinic sages who lived a few hundred years later. Christianity quickly shed its ties to Temple Judaism. The Apostle Paul (aka Saul of Tarsus, believed to also be the Paul who wrote the New Testament epistles bearing his name), supported the conversion of nonbelievers into Christianity without first requiring a conversion to Judaism or the adopting of Jewish laws. This worked to make Christianity "easier" for Roman subjects who did not have to alter their food, dress or customs to those of the Jews in order to convert. When Christianity was legalized in the Roman Empire in the year 313, the ties to Judaism were all but completely severed. At the Council of Nicaea, in 325, the basic tenets of modern Christianity were laid out, including the Sunday Sabbath, divinity of Jesus, etc. The tenor of many of the documents coming from the council was less than positive about the Jews, however, solidifying centuries of mistrust and bloodshed. (As an aside, the Council also kicked off centuries of in-fighting amongst various Christian sects which cost many lives and was at least partially responsible for the break up of the Empire). Today, both Jews and Christians consider the Hebrew Bible (in Hebrew, the Tanakh, which is the Christian Old Testament) a sacred text, but Christians and Jews arrange the books in a different order and interpret some of the passages quite differently. There are some verses that are seen by Jews as talking about a messiah who has not yet come (or about unrelated events in history) which are seen by Christians as foretelling of Jesus. See Micah 5:2, Daniel 7:13-14, Isaiah 9:6-7 and Isaiah 52:13 to 53:12. Further, the laws of the first five books (the Torah) are also approached differently, with Jews having three millennia old (and still evolving) legal code based on Torah law, and Christians seeing many (but not all) of the laws as having been "fulfilled" by Jesus' death and resurrection and therefore no longer applicable.
The Christian religion began after the death and ressurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in the country now called Israel. The Bible is t…he Christian Holy book. The Bible says everybody is born spiritually dead. Another way of saying this is people don't have a relationship with/know God. This is because the first man and woman did not obey God and so their relationship with God - the creator and sustainer of life - was broken. This is sin. Throughout the history of mankind - as told in the Bible - the way for a person to restore their relationship with God is to acknowledge their relationship with God is broken and to offer a sacrifice. In the early history of mankind this is what people did. God chose the nation of Israel to be His representatives on earth. Israel was supposed to show the other nations what a relationship with God is like. But Israel turned from God and His ways and followed other gods. So God came to earth as a man - Jesus - and died as the 'lamb of God', a sacrifice for the sin of all who believe. If a person believes this, the Bible says God forgives the person and that person gives them eternal life. 1John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1Johnn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. This eternal life is a free gift. To receive it you only have to believe Jesus is the saviour of the world.
It is a denomination of Christianity, yes. Not all churches that are of any particular denomination are presently teaching Christian doctrine, so you have to be careful and ex…amine ANY church's doctrine by comparing it to the Bible.
The Christian religion is belief in one supreme God. They believe that God sent his son Jesus to die on the cross and save all people from their sins. They also believe that J…esus rose from the grave three days after burial and lives today in Heaven. Christians believe that if you accept Jesus into your heart and live according to the Bible, you will go to Heaven. If you deny Jesus, you will go to Hell. Is that really the Gospel Jesus taught? If you have accepted, without question, the almost unanimous voice of mainstream Christianity in this regard, you probably think that it is. Do you really know what constitutes the genuine Gospel that Jesus and His Apostles preached? Or have you made a careless assumption, following the crowd. What, then, is the actual Gospel that Jesus preached? Did He simply tell people to believe on Him-or was it far more than that? This is a vital question. For if you believe a lie rather than the Truth, you will eventually find yourself holding a bag of false hopes and unfulfilled expectations! In Luke 13: 23-28 Christ explained the plight of those holding false hopes. We need to deeply appreciate and proclaim this Truth. But that in itself does not constitute the complete Gospel. Regrettably, many do not have faith that God Almighty means what He says and says what He means! God clearly states in these prophecies that He is going to completely transform civilization. God has repeatedly foretold His end-time rule over the nations of this earth: "He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth" (Psalm 96:13). Again, for emphasis, God repeated this prophecy: "For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, and the peoples with equity" (Psalm 98:9) Why do we not hear that kind of Gospel in today's world? You probably know why. This message is extremely unpopular with most of the religious, political and social leaders in today's power structures. They do not want to lose their power! This was one of the reasons the chief priests and the Pharisees sought to kill Jesus (John 11:47-53). Nevertheless, there will be a real "new world order" established under Jesus Christ's leadership, totally changing this world's political and religious institutions. Will you believe what God says, or will you swallow the "philosophical concoctions" brewed up by disobedient, sinful men who have been deceived by Satan the Devil, the "god" of this world(2 Corinthians 4:4)? Many today worship a false Jesus who supposedly did away with the Father's commandments. People just praise his name and feel nice sentiments about him. So when you hear people preaching about the wonderful "Gospel," you had better make sure they are not just talking about the first phase of the Christian life-our forgiveness from past sins through Jesus' blood. Thetrue Gospel goes far beyond that! It goes far beyond what most people understand or comprehend. For the ultimate Good News is absolutely transcendent in its implications. It challenges you toward a glorious life of active service in the Kingdom of Godthroughout Christ's soon-coming reign on this earth, and further serving and ruling over the vast universe for eternity! This is the full good news. This is the real Gospel of Jesus Christ! Could this be the Gospel you believe in or have you been deceived and put up with a false Gospel?
Christianity developed from Judaism. It is built on the same holy book, the Torah, with additions making the Torah the Old Testament and additions the New Testament. After Jes…us was born, many declared him to be God's Son and this evolved into Christianity. Answer: Christianity is not a development of Judaism. Jesus said this: Mark 2:22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins." The New Testament says this: Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, Hebrews 10:21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, Christianity is based on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the "lamb of God" he paid the penalty for sin and made it possible for people to have a new relationship with God. The relationship with God through Judaism was through blood sacrifice but Jesus......"after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God," - Hebrews 10:12
This is such a big issue and you will get such a diverse range of answers on the internet In brief there are 2 main schools of thought 1 - Being a christian or part of chr…istianity means you come from a "christian" nation and perhaps you go to church at christmas/easter etc, and also you perhaps get baptised as a child. Its quite nominal, doesnt really affect your life and also can cover a wide range of beliefs (protestant - catholic - orthodox - Anglican - Jehovahs witness etc etc) 2 - Personally i dont believe number 1 - My beliefs and alot of others say that christianity is ALL ABOUT CHRIST (JESUS) its in the name!! Jesus was fully man and fully God The bible is Gods word The bible is true Every person on earth by his her actions have fallen short of Gods perfect standard God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to help, to save us by dying for us... He rose again Following Jesus can have real power to change your life for the better Dont let so called "christians" put you off looking into who Jesus was This is so brief its silly, please let me know if you would like anything expanded on, id love to help with your questions! i'll do my best to see what i can answer Gareth
Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is most definitely nto a religion. Christianity is a RELATIONSHIP with a living God. Christianity is a m…onotheistic religion. Meaning: The belief that there is only one God. Answer2: Jesus said to his followers: "You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you." (John 15:14) Since Jesus' teachings affected all aspects of their lives, Christ's disciples initially referred to their religion as "The Way." (Acts 9:2) Soon thereafter, "[they] were by divine providence called Christians." (Acts 11:26) This new name they bore meant that they believed that Jesus was the Son of God, who had transmitted to mankind the will of his heavenly Father. This belief led them to follow a way of life that differed from that of the world around them. Christ's teachings moved his followers to follow Bible teachings, which meant avoiding "fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, . . . drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these." (Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 4:17-24) The apostle Paul reminded Corinthian Christians that some of them had once practiced these very things. Then he added: "But you have been washed clean, but you have been sanctified, but you have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."-1 Corinthians 6:9-11. E. W. Barnes relates in his book The Rise of Christianity: "In its early authoritative documents the Christian movement is represented as essentially moral and law-abiding. Its members desired to be good citizens and loyal subjects. They shunned the failings and vices of paganism. In private life they sought to be peaceful neighbours and trustworthy friends. They were taught to be sober, industrious and clean-living. Amid prevailing corruption and licentiousness they were, if loyal to their principles, honest and truthful. Their sexual standards were high: the marriage tie was respected and family life was pure." Such were aspects of being a Christian in the early days. Another distinctive sign of early Christianity was its zealous evangelizing work. Christ commanded his followers: "Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations." (Matthew 28:19, 20) Jean Bernardi, a professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, noted: "[Christians] were to go out and speak everywhere and to everyone. On the highways and in the cities, on the public squares and in the homes. Welcome or unwelcome. To the poor, and to the rich encumbered by their possessions. . . . They had to take to the road, board ships, and go to the ends of the earth."
A list Of two Monotheistic Religions that you have studied Christianity and Islam in the order they developed?
Simply put: Islam was developed first. Not so Simply: Technically Islam formed before Christianity dating back to Abraham(2050-2000 B.C.. One of the major splitting points fo…r Islam is when Abraham gave the blessing to Isaac(younger Son from sarah) instead of Ishmael( First son of Hagar, Sarah's housemaid). Muslims see Ishmael as a Prophet. The Islamic people believe it was to Ishmael that God called upon sacrifice instead of Isaac. Ishmael had 12 sons that grew into 12 tribes. Many see Ishmael as the patriarch of the Arab People. Christianity is formed by Christ's teachings ( anywhere from 33 B.C.- 33 A.D. due to historical error) and his death and resurrection. Muslims see Christ as another prophet, yet not the Son of God. The Jewish Community do not accept Christ as the son of God and savior. Christians believe Christ is the Son of God and Savior.
Currently the words Christian Science as a religion discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, is Christian. The words Christian science as a means of belief about science as based on a f…undamentalist Christian interpretation of the Bible is also Christian. The diversity of the word Christian is not one of restriction. When one considers the first use of the word Christian was in Antioch was a freedom from restrictive beliefs imposed on those who believed in One God by Judaism which considered certain people or practices to be "unclean" while Peter was told by God in a vision that "what God has cleansed, that call not ... unclean." Similarly we can say that as one has understanding of God as one God and Jesus as the Christ, then those who hold those beliefs are Christian. 'Christian Science' is not a Christian religion. True Christianity is centred on Christ: get that wrong and it is automatically not a Christian religion. True Christianity [ie not Christian Science] teaches that: Joh 1:1-3, 14, 29, 35-37, 40-41 MKJV (v.1) In and the beginning was the Word,the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (v.2) He was in the beginning with God. (v.3) All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. . ...(v.14) And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled [lived] among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth. ... (v.29) The next day John [that is, John the Baptist] sees Jesus coming to him and says, " Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" ... (v.35) Again, the next day afterward, John [that is, John the Baptist] stood with two of his disciples. (v.36) And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he says," Behold the Lamb of God!" (v.37) And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. ...(v.40) One of the two who heard John and followed Him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. (v.41) He [that is, Andrew] first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah (which is, being translated, the Christ)". In contrast, Christian Science teaches that: "Jesus is the human man and Christ is the divine ideal" ( SH, 473:15-16) "Not that the human Jesus was or is eternal...not one with the Father...but fleshly....Christ is "the ideal truth", "Divine Idea", "reflection of God". The dual personality (Jesus Christ) continued until the ascension, when Jesus disappeared, while Christ continues to exist in the eternal order of Divine Science taking away the sins of the world." (see SH, 333:32, 334:1) God warns of this:- 1Jn 2:22-23, 26 GNB (v.22) Who, then, is the liar? It is those who say that Jesus is not the Messiah. Such people are the Enemy of Christ---they reject both the Father and the Son. (v.23) For those who reject the Son reject also the Father; those who accept the Son have the Father also. ... (v.26) I am writing this to [warn] you about those who are trying to deceive you. (And that is only one of their errors.) Christian Science may call itself 'Christian' but it is not.
Yes, Christianity is a religion. 33% of the world's population is Christian. The main beliefs of Christians are in God, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (sometimes ca…lled the Holy Ghost). Being a Christian means that you believe in God, you believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died on the cross for your sins, and that if you repent, or ask for forgiveness, Jesus will forgive your sins. The eternal punishment of sin is death. God believes that you should be holy, god-like and sinless as he is. This is completely impossible since humans are sinful creatures. God is so good that he sent his only son to die on the cross to save us of our sins. In the moment of his death, Jesus felt the weight of all of our sins on him at once. We should not feel bad about Jesus's death because he rose from the dead three days later. This showed everyone that he was in fact the son of God. Now when we sin, we can pray to Jesus and ask for his forgiveness. When you have prayed and asked Jesus into your heart and know that he is the son of God, you will be saved. Being saved means that you will go to heaven when you die. Unsaved people will unfortunately go to Hell after death and spend eternity with Satan. its what you call the people who are catholic
Judism If you're asking who founded Christianity Jesus , who Christians believe is the son of God, the savior, and Messiah; but many of the customs and beliefs of Christianit…y came from the apostles, most notably St. Paul. If you are asking about the origins of Christianity, it is an offshoot of Judaism; Jesus was Jewish, as were most of his early followers, but when they came to believe he was the Messiah, they broke away from Judaism (which believes the messiah has not yet been sent).