What are the 3 original sects of Christianity?
The Church which Jesus Christ established (Church of God) on the 1s Pentecost Sunday, June 17, 31 AD, had a small group of followers who were commonly referred to as followers of 'The Way' or the Nazarene. It wasn't until Antioch some 10+ years afterwards that these followers were sarcastically referred to as Christians.
In the very early days of Christianity, there appear to have been:
Ebionites (""the Poor Ones"), an early Jewish Christian sect that lived in and around Judea from the 1st to the 4th century;
Nazarenes, an early Jewish Christian sect similar to the Ebionites, but they also accepted the virgin birth and divinity of Jesus.
Nazoraeans, a first century offshoot of the Nazarenes, according to Epiphanius.
Cerinthians, who followed the Jewish law, denied that the Supreme God had made the physical world, and denied the divinity of Jesus.
Carpocratians, an early Gnostic sect founded in the first half of the second century.
Some would say that Pauline Christianity, with its distinctive theology, was a separate sect. Its followers were probably absorbed into the proto-Catholic-Orthodox sect early in the second century.
The proto-Catholic-Orthodox sect is believed to have coexisted with the above sects from the earliest times.
The 3 main denominations are Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.
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This a controversial question and will therefore be divided intothree categories of answers: Answers A: There is a specific sect of Islam that is closest toChristianity Answe…rs B: There is no sect of Islam that is closest toChristianity Answers C: Islam does not have sects. Answers A Answer A1 Islam certainly does have sects, contrary to the desires of Muslimswho wish to cling to a unitary idea of truth. There are three mainsects within Islam: Ahl Sunna (commonly called Sunni), Shi'a(commonly called Shiite) and Ibadi. The main distinction betweenthem is who has the right to power over the community. The sect that is closest to Catholicism and Orthdoxy is likelyShi'a and the sect that is closest to Protestantism is likely AhlSunna. The reason that the sects divide out in this way is based onpower distribution and organization. Shiites have a much moreregimented organization with regional religious areas similar todioceses and Ayatollahs similar in rank to Patriarchs in Orthodoxy.Sunnis have a much more diffuse and more particular set ofdifferences between them, which is much closer to Protestantism. Interms of theology, no sect of Islam is closer to any sect ofChristianity than any other, save that Shiite Islam has anadditional Messiah called the Mahdi, who is supposed to come withJesus. Answers B Answer B1 None. Islam is not close to Christianity, although many people wantyou to believe that it is. The basic argument is that Christiansand Muslims share the same God, which is completely untrue. If youdo your research, you will find that the Muslims derived their God,Allah, from a moon god that dated back from polytheistic practicesin the middle east.* The Christian God, many times called Jehovah,dates back to Adam and Eve. Answer B2 Again a matter of how followers of Christianity have idolized Jesusand pray to him in practice. According to Islam, Jesus is a keyprophet, but should be treated as messenger only like Muhammed. Ittherefore becomes hard for a Muslim to go to a Church since allchurches venerate Jesus. Answer B3 I think to compare a "sect" of Islam wouldn't make much sense,rather look at the two holistically. Christianity, from what I understand, believes in God who hascreated all things, I cannot comment on the status of Jesus inChristianity, but if you compare the two religions holistically,they follow relatively the same path to a point. From what i haveseen, there is reference in Christianity to other prophets prior toJesus, and Islam has the same references. The primary differenceaccording to my understanding is that Christianity stops at thestage where Jesus is referred to. Islam on the other hand depicts acontinuation of the message brought down by Jesus. It is up to youto decide whether or not you choose to believe that this is true,but consider the original bible (Which is impossible to obtaingiven that the initial copy of the bible was written 70 years afterJesus passed, and the "old testament" having been circulated fromabout 400 AD) and look at the similarities in the actual messagethat has been brought down. Bottom line, irrespective of the differences in religion, we canagree on one thing, God is God, he created everything we know, andhe sent down prophets to guide us. It is for us to accept thatwhich God has given. Answers C Answer C1 All the interpretations and translations only add confusion, whenthe answer lies in the basics which is not very visible. Islam isthe religion of Abraham .. surprised? Its true. Muhammad is thelast prophet.. but who is the first? With that in mind, Judaism, Christianity and Islam have the sameroots and hence are similar. The Quran actively refers to incidentsin Torah and Bible, and so these are also holy books for Muslims. Monotheism is the key here. All claim but many have drifted awayfrom that in practice, giving more focus on the messengers than thesource, God (aka Allah). Islam at its core does not define sects -again an artifact ofinterpretations and differences in practice. Answers C2 According to Koran 6:159 and 30:31-32, the Muslim has nothing to dowith sects. The following map gives us a picture of thejurisprudence schools of thoughts used in different countries. Out of all the populations you will not find a single sect thatwould be like the whole of Christianity. Instead you will findchristian sects which are much like the Muslims. Such as the earlyNazarene sect. The Koran states that the closest to the Muslim isthe christian for specific reasons given in Koran 5:82 - You will find that the worst enemies of the believers are theJews and the idol worshipers. And you will find that the closestpeople in friendship to the believers are those who say, "We areChristian." This is because they have priests and monks among them,and they are not arrogant. - The Arabic term Nasara translated here as christian, though it'smost likely a reference to the Nazarene which was the original namefor the followers of Jesus as referenced in Acts 24:5-18 which Paulwas being accused of, though he flatly denied it. - Ultimately the Koran states that closest to the Muslims are thelearned people who are scholars themselves and humbled to the god. - The only possible sect that would incorporate Islam and havesimilarities to Christianity would be the Yazidi sect. A smallIraqi kurdish sect that became infamous after the honor killing ofDua Khalil - Of course according to some in the past, Islam was considered aheretical sect of Christianity. - Some even today believe that Islam is a sect that was created bythe Catholic church, this was first proposed by Jack Chick after hewas given information by a one Alberto Rivera. Gary Dale Clearey (someone who I don't think believes in Islam'sinterest) rebuts this argument in his book 'Thou Shalt Not BearFalse Witness: The Truth about the Vatican and the Birth of Islam' Islamic Response to asterisk *Words in languages are in most cases derived and so this isirrelevant. Its important to understand what they refer to. Allahrefers to the One Almighty and is not defined by any form- moon orsun or another.
Answer 1 The christian religion as such is very near to Islam for 'a christian ' means that who follows the Christ. This true to Muslims as they still adopt circumcision and… fasting, growing beards, praying to only one god (nowadays Christians pray to all their saints) even Christ's mother's dress were just exactly like orthodox Muslim woman's veil. Answer 2 It's an interesting question to wonder which Christian sect is the closest to Islam, but the majority of differences between Christians and Muslims are not sect-dependent. These include things like Christ's divinity/prophethood, the role of the Messiah, the various sacraments, the nature of sainthood, the interpretation of Biblical text and Qur'anic text, etc. However, if you have to choose a sect of Christianity that is most similar to Islam, I would choose Nestorianism if only because Nestorians were congregationalist like many Sunnis, believed the Christ had a uniquely human and a uniquely divine essence (as opposed to a mixed essence) which is closer to the Islamic perspective, and because many mosques look similar to Nestorian churches. However Nestorian Christianity is much more similar to other Christian sects than to Islam. Answer 3 I don't know which Christian sect is closest to Islam. I know that most Christian sects believe in the Trinity. Some worship Jesus some don't, some worship Mary some don't. Islam is a monotheistic religion. Muslims believe in one God who has no partners, no children, no parent,... This is the Muslim understanding of God: 112:1-4 Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. 2:256 Allah - there is no god except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all existence. Neither sleepiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi (throne) extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
There are far too many to count but an 'overall' survey found over 30,000 organizations/buildings worldwide calling themselves Christian with each having degrees of difference…s between them.
Catholic (Roman or Orthodox...both over 1 billion)
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox,, Calvinist, Lutheran, Baptist, Anabaptist, Pentecostal, Anglican, Protestant Greek Orthodox Southern Baptist The Mormon Church is a C…hristian sect. Evangelical, Pentecostal, Oriental Orthodox Assyrian Churches, Restorationists Anglican Communion Coptic Orthodox Ethiopian Orthodox Original Indian Christianity There are many, many different faiths in the Christian path, and these are just a few. "Denominations" were not included in the list (ie, Amish, etc)
Catholics (found in most of Europe, Latin America and some other former European colonies) Protestants (found in some parts of Europe, the United States and some other forme…r European colonies) Orthodox (found in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe)
The 3 main Christian denominations of Christianity are: Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.
All together there are estimated at being around 33,000 different so called "Christian" denominations. The three major groups are the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and… Protestantism.
The worlds largest religions. In that order.
Answer 1 - Christian: No. Christianity was a progression of Judaism. In the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) there were predictions of a coming Messiah and a New Covenant…. Then in the fullness of time God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ or Jesus the Messiah into the world. Jesus came to earth for one reason mainly and that was to die on the cross of Calvary to save people from their sins. When Jesus died and was resurrected three days later this brought forth the New Covenant. Judaism and the law was the Old Covenant, Grace came by the New Covenant. "Grace is what God may be free to do, and indeed what He does, accordingly, for the lost after Christ has died on behalf of them." This grace was first presented to the Jews, but after most of them rejected Jesus as the Messiah, God presented Jesus to the Gentiles. Christianity is made up of a few Jewish persons and many Gentiles. The Bible, God's word tells us that the time is coming when once again Jesus will be presented to the Jews and the remnant that is left after the Great Tribulation period will accept Him as their Messiah. More Information on this View: Judaism today is distinctly different from Christianity. But God has not intended this to remain so. Firstly Judaism was intended to progress to the point of accepting Jesus as Messiah. I think if a comprehensive reading of the book of Romans is taken up you will come to the conclusion that Jesus was presented to the Jews first and then after their rejection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ He was offered to the Gentiles. God in the book of Jeremiah told of the "New Covenant" that He was going to make with the Jewish people (Jeremiah 31:31) Also in isaiah 55:3 God talks about an everlasting Covenant, and this also pertains to the "New Covenant" through the Davidic Covenant that says that a son of David will always sit on David's throne. Jesus Christ is the Son, the ultimate Son that will sit on Davids throne. The Jews have missed this the first time around, but will accept Jesus Christ as their true Messiah after the Great Tribulation. The religion that the Jews follow today is a hodge-podge of their own making and most do not even follow the Law of Moses, which by the way was done away with when Christ died and was resurrected and then further by the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. Galatians 3:28-29, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female ; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Ephesians 2:14-18, " For he Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that he might reconcile them both to God on one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity......." The Jewish people should have progressed toward what is called True Christianity, but did not because of their disbelief (Which is another story in itself). Please read the full Book of Romans. The Jewish people have clearly gotten away from the Old testament Scriptures, a thing that they repeated over and over in Jewish history. You know this and I know this.To know God's truth you have to read what God has said and believe it. They don't even need a New Testament to accomplish this. All the ceremonial requirements of the Mosaic law were fulfilled in Christ and Christians are not required to observe them, yet not one jot or tittle was erased. Answer 2 - Jewish Jewish answer: Yes. Initially, the Christians considered themselves the Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah. However, as the theology of Christianity developed in the first centuries C.E., they increasingly moved away from traditional Jewish theology to the point where Christianity was a clearly distinct religion from Judaism. As for the New Covenant, Jews see this as a Christian invention, especially as concerns the Epistles of Paul. This is because Paul did not ever meet Jesus and expounded on a number of doctrines that actually went counter to Jesus' arguments in the Gospels (such as "not a jot or tittle of the old law is to be replace").
The pilgrim fathers were Puritan.
There are five major sects in Christianity and some say even more,but the easiest way to break up Christianity is into these fivecategories: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Ea…stern, and Mormon.Each of these groups believe the other groups are failing in theirattempt to reach proper salvation through the Christ and as suchhave their own methods of attaining this goal. Orthodox Christianity is the one of the oldest Christian Sects inthe sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church andholds many doctrines in common with Catholicism as concerns theSacraments. The disagreement between the Orthodox and Catholic isover leadership. The Orthodox maintain that the Church is acommunity of Patriarchs all with equal standing as opposed to aPope with supreme power over all cardinals. Orthodox are mostfamous for praying with icons. There are several movements inOrthodox Christianity, the most famous being the Greek Orthodox andthe Russian Orthodox, but there are also Georgian Orthodox,Bulgarian Orthodox, Slavic Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox. Catholicism is also one of the oldest Christian Sects in the sensethat it represents a fragment of the original Church. Catholicshold that all seven sacraments are necessary to be saved along withthe proper Eucharist. Catholicism also has several co-equal ritessuch as the Roman Rite (the most popular), the Byzantine Rite, theSlavic Rite, and so on. All Catholics (and exclusively Catholics)recognize the infallibility of the Pope on certain matters and thePope's rule over Christendom. Protestantism incorporates a wide variety of different movementsand in certain cases, different sects in its umbrella. As a result,it is hard to pin down Protestantism. It formed as a rejection ofCatholic doctrine in some cases, especially as concerns Calvinistsand Lutherans or Catholic power in some cases, especially asconcerns Anglicanism/Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism. AsProtestant doctrines most often derive from the idea that the Bibleshould be the only source of Christian belief, differinginterpretations of the Bible have made Protestant movements mostprone to splitting. New Protestant movements are being created allof the time, with the Evangelical Movement among the fastestgrowing forms of Christianity. Most African-Americans ascribe toProtestant movements such as the Baptist Church. Mormonism is a uniquely American form of Christianity (that is tosay it embodies many American cultural ideas and American localesnot that exclusively Americans are Mormons). Mormonism holds theDivine Revelation extended beyond the Biblical Period, resulting inadditional Testaments of His Will. The most famous of these newdocuments is the Book of Mormon. Additionally Mormons believe thatDivine Revelation continues into the present day and the ElderMormon Leadership has partial access to Divine Knowledge in orderto arbitrate Questions of the Faith. Many Christians outside ofMormonism consider Mormonism to be a heresy as it does not hold tothe Nicene Creed's understanding of the Trinity. The Eastern Christian Churches are not a uniform group of churches,but this group represents all of the Churches of the Old World thatdo not fit neatly into the categories of Orthodox, Catholic, orProtestant. These churches include the Armenian Apostolic Church,the Egyptian Coptic Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church -- all ofwhich are also called Non-Chalcedonian Churches, and the earlyChristian Heretical Religions (such as the Nestorians andJustinians). What makes these Christian sects unique is differentin every case. The Ethiopians have additional holy books and aunique liturgy, the Coptics hold to Monophysite Heresy, theArmenian Church did not join with the Early Patriarchs of theChurch, and so forth.
Nearly all Chrsitians today believe that the Christian sect that led eventually to the Coptic Church and then, following the Great Schism, to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox C…hurches was the first Christian sect. However, there is good evidence that Christianity was already split into competing sects from the earliest times, with the apostle Paul complaining about those who taught a "different Christ". Since success has consistently gone to the group that has won the political battles, all we know about the predecessor to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches is that it was the most successful. We can not be sure which was the first Christian sect. Perhaps the Coptic Church is the oldest extant denomination that has survived unchanged since its inception.
Judaism. ;-) Very early followers of Jesus were said to follow "the way." (The Greek word from which we now derive "Christian" appears only three times in the Bible; twice in… Acts and once in 1 Peter.)
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\n . Christianity i ncludes the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. To be Christian simply means that you believe in Christ as the savior, the… Son of God. Any religion encompassing this belief falls into the category of Christianity.