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We are not really sure which Christian sect was first. Many scholars say that Paul's Christianity was quite different to that taught by the Jerusalem Church led by James and …Peter, thus we have Paul (in Galatians) explaining to the Jerusalem brethren the gospel he taught. Paul also complained of those who taught a "different Christ", thus another form of Christianity. All this within ten to twenty years of the traditional year of the crucifixion. Some scholars say that the Christianity that we have today began with the writing of the New Testament gospels, the first of which, Mark, was written around 70 CE. Others believe that the Gnostic Christians, who are known to have been important during the second century, may have been among the very earliest Christians. The Markan Christians (A term I would use if indeed the dominant sect began after the authorship of Mark's Gospel) eventually splintered, with first the Coptics separating, and the Great Schism of 1054 creating the separated Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. The Catholic Church was splintered in turn, with the Protestant Churches beginning to form during the period known as the Reformation.
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).
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
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.
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."
Jesus of Nazareth, who lived from about 4 BC to around 30AD. He was called 'The Christ' ("the Messiah" or 'one who saves') - hence the term 'Christ-ian'. Christians believe th…at he is the one saviour of God, divine and God in human form whilst he was on earth. he was crucified by the Roman authorities, but three days later rose again. His followers reported seeing him on many occasions and began to spread the word of God's salvation for all people. The Christian Church then spread across the Roman Empire within just a few tears, thanks to the followers of jesus, and, especially Paul who founded many churches across the Mediterranean area.
Some variant of what is now considered a general Celtic mythology that also was in Whales, Scotland and pre-roman Britain. This included a pantheon of various nature deities. … Ireland in particular believed in the existence of the Tuatha De Dannan, a spirit-like group of beings who inhabited the island before the later Celtic migration. After Christianity the former deities and spirit beings became the fairies of modern folk traditions.
It hasn't had too much, I would assume, but most likely Christianity has influenced various African religions. However, most religions do tend to have some similarities an…yways (such as the worshipping of a deity). Answer2: While insisting on the conversion of all slaves, the Catholic Church nonetheless gave its blessing to the intermingling of Catholicism with elements of African religion. According to historian Roger Bastide, Jesuit missionaries believed that native Africans, like children, should be drawn to the Catholic faith through music and dance as well as their love of titles and honorary positions. "They should not be forced to break completely with their traditional customs," wrote Bastide, "but these should be evaluated and the acceptable ones used as a springboard to help them attain the true faith." In various all-African religious brotherhoods, such as those dedicated to Catholic "Saint" Benedict and the Virgin of the Rosary, many African traditions received a "Christian" varnish. Once a year, on "Saint" Benedict's feast day, such fraternities would elect a king and a queen from among their members, a custom derived from the succession of African tribal kings. "Saints" or Orixás? The belief in numerous intercessors between God and man is common to Catholicism and to African religions. The Yoruba, for example, believed in orixás. These were thought to be deified warriors and kings that controlled natural forces and served as intermediaries between the people and their supreme god, Olorun. Similarly, Roman Catholics believe that "saints" intercede with God for man. And they invoke specific "saints" for protection in connection with particular activities. Instead of abandoning their orixás, many slaves simply cloaked their devotion to the orixás in the veneration of "saints" with similar characteristics. Thus, the Yoruba god of warfare, Ogun, assumed the identity of the Catholic "saints" Anthony or George, both soldiers and heroes of Christendom. Similarly, Yemanjá, mother of all the orixás and goddess of the seas, matched up with various "apparitions" of the Virgin Mary. The Lord of Bonfim, Salvador's most popular "saint," was equated with Oxalá, the supreme orixá of the Yoruba pantheon. This association is still celebrated in the annual ritual of the washing of the church steps.* "People here believe sincerely and with the same conviction in Jesus, in Catholic saints, and in the orixás," comments one Catholic leader from the city of Salvador. "Many flit between one religion and another," adds a Brazilian anthropologist. "They walk out of Mass in a Catholic church and straight into [an African] candomblé center." This melding of Catholicism and African beliefs is a sensitive issue. Lucas Moreira, former president of the Brazilian Catholic Episcopal Conference, asserted: "Each one should follow his own faith, with no mixing." Yet, another Catholic bishop observes: "Syncretism is a reality that defies the church's action." The battle lines are drawn. Conservative church leaders combat what they view as pagan and demonic, while others press for the inclusion of African symbols and dance in the rites of the Catholic Church. (From 2/22/05 Awake magazine)
Judaism is the oldest between the two - Jesus and his disciples were Jews and followed the rituals of that religion. For example, note that they journeyed to Jerusalem to obse…rve the Passover. which Christians commemorate in Holy Week.
Catholic Answer Christianity began in Israel with the resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the Catholic Church by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Another Answer: Jes…us came to establish God's Church on Earth, headquartered in Jerusalem, with Him as the Spiritual Head (Apostle James was Head in Jerusalem while Peter was Head in Babylon for a time). It began at the first Pentecost which happened on a Sunday, 50 days after Christ's Resurrection. In approximately a dozen verses, this Church is called the Church of God (usually at a city named but one Church - ie... Church of God at Corinth). No other differentiation/name/title was noted formally until the end of the fourth Century AD. Acts 20:28 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
By their faith. However, faith has less to do with what comes out of the mouth and more to do with the outward expression of belief or expectation based on God's promises. In …other words, if faith comes by hearing the Word of God, then when we hear the Word of God and believe it, we expect whatever God said to come to pass and act accordingly. That is faith. Additionally, one's commitment to their religion is seen when they walk according to the will of God and not according to their own view of what righteous living is.
Catholicism is only another form of Christianity, like Lutherian or Baptist. So Christianity is the base religion here, therefore there is no way Catholicism can be older than… it's base.
Here we must rembember that Jesus came to save us, and not to start a religion but to have a relation with us.
Answer Prophet Jesus and all other preceded prophets, including Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Joseph, Moses , David, Solomon, and other prophets in the old testament. … The prophet, by definition, is the one who is assigned and selected by God, the Creator, to receive God revelations and convey these revelations to people. Accordingly, Jesus is the prophet per God revelation of the Bible on which the Christian religion is based. The same way, Moses is the prophet per God revelation of the Torah on which the Judaism religion is based and Muhammad is the prophet per God revelation of Quran on which Islam religion is based. As Jesus is sent by God to complement Moses mission and to correct for the deviations and alterations introduced into Moses mission, Muhammad is sent by God to correct for the deviations and alterations introduced into Moses and Jesus missions. Jesus is far more than a remarkable teacher or prophet. He himself said clearly that He was God. He made His identity the focal point of His teaching. The all important question He put to those who followed Him was, "Who do you say I am?" When Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"1, Jesus was not shocked, nor did He rebuke Peter. On the contrary, He commended him; "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven." On another occasion Jesus said, "I and My Father are One." 2 Knowing Jesus as the Son of God is not something that happens by the mere mental and emotional powers resident in human nature. There must be a divine work of grace. You listen to his Word, his story (Luke 9:35). And you pray for the revelation of the Father-the eyes to see the glory (Mark 9:24). And by grace you believe and triumph. Answer On Lets start with prophecy is something any believer may proclaim as telling forth God's word, however this does not make him a prophet which is used in a very restrictive sense in the Bible and prophets are placed side by side with the Apostles as the foundation of the NT Church. In the restrictive sense of the word Prophet, Christ was the last Prophet. Any prophecies made by the Apostles as Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 are things told to them by Christ. The test of a prophet is what he says that comes to pass. There were many things fortold by Edgar Cayce but Satan works that part of the street too It is the religious spirited Christians who give themselves titles as apostle or prophet, these were divine offices, who appointed the 12 Apostles and the minor and major Prophets? If God qualified them what flesh can come behind him and do the same? Not even the Pope has added that to his own attributes. Answer: The Old Testament was the whole Bible in the days of Jesus' mortality. From these scriptures He preached to the crowds and taught His disciples about Himself. From these scriptures Paul preached Christ, the Kingdom of God, and established the faithful Gentile communities for which he was commissioned. From these scriptures Peter and the apostles preached and taught Christ and spread the good news of the coming Kingdom of God to the lost tribes of the House of Israel to whom they were sent. Jesus broke these scriptures down into three main categories: the books of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms. Of all three He says: "...these are the words which I spake unto you... that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, CONCERNING ME." (Luke 24:44) Therefore, the prophets of Christ are the prophets recorded in the Bible... the Christ centered quotes and writings and teachings of whom are found throughout the New Testament. "For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me, 'And He was reckoned among the transgressors': for the things concerning Me have an end" (Luke 22:37 & Isa.53:12).
Catholics ARE Christians. Christianity basically splits to: Catholics and non Catholics, the non-Catholics are Protestants, Baptist, Non Demoninational ect. Yet we are all con…nected because we are all Christians.