What do different Christians believe about Easter?
Christians like celebrating Easter because that is when the Jesus defeated death and raised himself from the dead. Then somehow someone changed the holiday to a bunny day.
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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 fromGod, and that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead to save usfrom our our sins. The scope of Christian belief is too great to cover in a single,short answer. Moreove…r, there are many denominations, or sects ofChristianity, with each having its own beliefs on at least someparts of the Christian faith. In brief, Christians believe: . That there is only one God, and that God is the God theyworship; . God is really three in one: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus)and God the Holy Ghost. Some Christians dissent from thisview. . That Jesus is the Son of God, who came to earth, was crucified,but rose again to forgive the sins of the world. . For Mormons, there are other gods, but people do not need to beconcerned about them. . That Christians must be baptised with water, so that they canparticipate in the benefits of the Christian afterlife. For some,baptism also removes "original sin". . There is a heaven, to which faithful Christians, whose sinshave been forgiven, go when they die. . There is a hell, to which non-believers go when they die, as dothose Christians who have not had their sins forgiven. . For Roman Catholic Christians, there is also a purgatory, towhich Christians go if they have committed minor ('venial') sinsthat have not been forgiven. . For Roman Catholic Christians, there is also a limbo, to whichunbaptised infants go until they can go to heaven. This doctrinemay be under review. . That "original sin" came about when Adam and Eve ate theforbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. . That sins can be forgiven by prayer (Protestant denominations)or by confession to a priest (Catholic). . For many Christians, the biblical creation accounts in Genesis,generally thought of as a single creation account, literallydescribe the origins of the world. Another Answer: Limbo is not a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church (fromWikipedia.org) Being a Christian is not always simple! Christians are quite diverse (2.1 billion people) and hold avariety of beliefs; almost any description of Christians will haveexceptions. Not all Christians believe that Jesus literally rose from the dead.One interpretation is that Jesus sacrificed his life forinfinite/eternal life which may not be a material circumstance.(Discussion with Disciples of Christ pastor) Concepts of heaven and hell vary among Christians in differentdenominations. For example, for the Jehovah's Witnesses, hell meansdeath, not eternal punishment. The concept of original sin is not universal in Christianity,particularly in the Restoration Churches--Churches of Christ,Christian Churches and Disciples of Christ. Mormons also reject thebelief in original sin. (Wikipedia.org) Protestants have a diversity of opinions on sin and redemption. Atypical view is that by being a faithful Christian, your sins arealready atoned for. Christianity can include some controversialpractices such as polygamy, but that is not a "mainstream" view. Scriptural Short Answer: Matthew 22:36-40 (New International Version) 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in theLaw?" 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God withall your heart and with all your soul and with all yourmind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor asyourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on thesetwo commandments." Additional Answer: Christians believe in Jesus Christ, that he died on a cross intheir place. Not nessacarily they would die on a cross, but thatthey would die. They die physically, but their souls go to heaven,where everything is perfect. Mainstream Answer: Christians believe in the one true God, the God that created heavenand earth and everything upon the face of the earth includingmankind that issued forth from Adam and Eve. We believe that Godrepresents Himself in three Persons. God the Father, God the Son(Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the HolyBible as God's inspired word to mankind. We believe that JesusChrist came to earth from heaven, born as a human being to Mary inBethlehem, and that Jesus Christ was the sinless sacrifice that wascrucified on the cross of Calvary to pay for the sins of mankindand that He was buried and was risen three days later. We believethat Jesus Christ is coming back for the second time to judge andto rule on David's throne in Jerusalem for 1000 years and then theKingdom will continue on in the new heaven and new earth with theNew Jerusalem. We believe in a literal hell and eternal sufferingof all who do not accept Jesus Christ as Savior and we believe thatthe only way to God the Father in heaven is through Jesus theChrist. We believe that we are to be persons who point the way to JesusChrist and while we are on this earth we should help others as bestwe can and show them the love of God. Another View: As I read down the page of answers to this question I thought to myself. The Holy Bible is the true Word of God. A Christian is aperson who reads the bible and obeys it. There are a lot of off thewall answers as to what Christians believe. If it is not in theBible there is no truth in it. God's word is the AUTHORITY. Youhave to be careful what you read and the intreperatation of whatyou read. There is no limbo or purgatory in the bible. Theresurrection of jesus Christ is essential to being a Christian(read I Corinthians 15:). There is a literal heaven and hell,Original sin is removed when salvation is gained. What I am sayingis what a Christian believes is in the New testament and if aperson(s) have varying doctrines they better read and understandwhat the Ture Word of God tells them. All else is ERROR. Christians believe that we were made by God, for God, but that we rebelled against him and deserve his punishment. Jesus, who is fully God, became a human being, lived a perfect life and died on the cross. Christians believe he was a sacrifice, dying instead of us, taking the punishment we deserve from God. God raised him from the dead, guaranteeing eternal life for all who trust in him, but leaving those who will not trust in him still under God's righteous condemnation. (MORE)
Christians believe in Jesus Christ the son of God, the word. Christians means followers of Jesus Christ, if you look in the wordChristians it says Christ. Christians believe and serve Jesus because if they do they willhave eternal life in heaven and be with Jesus. They also believe in God and read t…he bible. 1. Christians believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for theirsins and rose 3 days later. 2. Christians believe that God created the earth. 3. Christians believe that the only way to God is through His SonJesus Christ. 4. Most Christians believe the world will end with the Christcoming back to Rapture His church. 5. Christians believe in the power of prayer. 6. Christians believe that God is the Father, the Son, and the HolyGhost. 7. Christians try to live like Him. 8. Christians know they are not perfect, that only God is perfect. *Note* Going to church does not mean a person is a Christian. Answer #2 All of the above is correct but to best sum up what a Christianbelieves in read the Nicene Creed (also Apostles Creed) whichstarts with "w e believe in one God" (in related linkbelow) . It was written in 325 AD to uniteChristians with the core tenants of Christianity. SomeChristians may disagree with child baptism for example but the Nicene Creed is adopted by all major Christiandenominations. Christians believe that Jesus died for their sins and if theyconfess their sins to him when they die they will rise and got toheaven to live with God in ever lasting life. Christians believe that God sent His son down to earth in the formof human. He did this because He knew that His son would die on thecross because of all of the hatred that people thrust upon him.When he died on the cross he died to sacrifice himself to save oursins. If we accept him into out heart he will wash away all sins. ________________________________________________________________ The previous poster did give a general idea of what Christiansbelieve. The basic beliefs are that God sent His one and only son,Jesus, down to earth as a man. They believed that Jesus lived all33 years of his life completely blameless and without sin and thenhe was crucified but he rose from the dead three days later, alsoknown as the Resurrection. Christians believe that when Jesus wassacrificed, he took the the sins of all the people in the past,present, and future, onto himself so that we could all have achance of being sinless and therefore be able to go to Heaven. However, many different sects of Christianity believe in differentmethods on how to be saved or cleansed from sin so that one can goto heaven. Some believe that by accepting Jesus into their heartsand declaring him as their Savior they will be cleansed of theirsin. Others believe that you must declare Jesus as Lord and also bebaptized, or fully immersed in water as was the practice when Jesuswalked the earth, so that your sins will be washed away. Stillother believe in infant baptism, when infants are sprinkled withwater at birth so that their sins are forever washed away. There are also other differences in the beliefs of the manybranches of Christianity such as Episcopalian, Methodist, Lutheran,etc. (The Bible is the Christian book that tells all about God and hisfollowers) Christians believe that God created the Earth, and everything init. Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and theearth." Then the Lord created man and woman, Adam and Eve, and placed themin a perfect garden. Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image ofGod he created him; male and female he created them." A fallen angel, Lucifer, renamed Satan is in charge of all evilthings. He took the form of a snake, and tricked Adam and Eve intoeating fruit from the one tree the Lord had told them not to eatfrom. God is perfect, so He cannot look at sin. He banished themfrom the beautiful garden and punished the three accordingly. First He punished the snake: Genesis 3:14 "So the LORD God said to the serpent, 'Because youhave done this, 'Cursed are you above all the livestock and all thewild animals! You will crawl on your belly and youwill eat dust all the days of your life.'" Next he punished Eve: Genesis 3:16 "To the woman he said, 'I will greatly increase yourpains in childbearing ; with pain you will givebirth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and hewill rule over you.'" Last He punished Adam: Genesis 3:17 "To Adam he said, 'Because you listened to your wifeand ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must noteat of it,' 'Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days ofyour life.'" Through out the Bible, God's people had to suffer for what Adam andEve did. But God always sent profits to tell his children that Hewould send someone to save them. Isaiah 19:20 "It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty inthe land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of theiroppressors, he will send them a savior and defender , and he will rescue them." Instead of sending a mere human to save His people, God sent hisonly son Jesus Christ. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and onlySon, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternallife. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn theworld, but to save the world through him." Crucification was one of the most nasty kinds of death, they wouldtake two pieces of wood and put them together in the shape of a t.They would then take nails and nail their hands and feet to thecross then leave them to die. John 19:18 "There they crucified Him , and with Him two other men,one on either side, and Jesus in between." At that moment, Jesus took all of the sins that ever was and everwill be. He died as a living sacrifice for us. But three days laterhe rose from the dead to show His believers that nothing could holdHim, even death itself. --- In short, Christians believe in the Bible and Jesus. (MORE)
in Jesus Christ who died on a cross to save the whole world from their sin John 3:16 They believe Jesus Christ is savior and the son of God, unlike the Jews who believe in God but not Jesus.
As Jews do not believe in any resurrection that was popularized in the Christian faith, and Easter celebrated as the day of said resurrection, they do not celebrate Easter. We believe that the day exists on the Christian calender, though. It just doesn't mean anything.
It depends on what you mean but I'll try my best as I am a Christian. Together followers of Christ or believers are known as Christians. There are different churches like baptist(my church), Methodist, catholic, episcopaleon and presbyterean and plenty more. I believe in heaven and hell and that Jes…us is the son of God and will one day return to earth. Well do none Christians get into heaven. That I am not sure about. The bible says no but different people are going to have different religions and I respect that. But personally I believe they can. another tricky question is what is the trinity. It is the father the son(Jesus) and the holy spirit(or ghost depending on church). Together they make the trinity. Hope I didnt confuse you to much so good luck and have a blessed day (MORE)
In view of the fact that Jesus Christ is "the truth," as he himself said in John 14:6, we must have the correct belief about him if we are to originate with the truth and be in the truth, and not be an antichrist. If we do not believe that he was born in the flesh and came into the world to be God's… chief witness bearer to "the truth," then we are in error and we originate with the world and we are not true Christians.-1 John 4:1-6. By means of the Holy Bible, God's "word of truth," we know the answer to the question, "What is truth?" We desire also to associate with God's visible organization of the truth. He used Jesus Christ his glorified Son to found this organization on the day of Pentecost fifty days after his resurrection. According to the inspired words of 1 Timothy 3:14, 15, this organization is "God's household, which is the congregation of the living God, a pillar and support of the truth." Yes, indeed, this is what we want to associate with, the "pillar and support of the truth." We will do our part to uphold the Kingdom truth, raising it on high for all to see. To all the nations we will deliver the Bible answer to the question, "What is truth?" We will share with the "congregation of the living God" in preaching the truth, "this good news of the kingdom," doing so in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations before the end comes. (Matt. 24:14) Everyone that is of the truth will listen to our voice as we serve as substitutes for Christ.-John 18:37; 2 Cor. 5:20. [Footnotes] (MORE)
In view of the fact that Jesus Christ is "the truth," as he himself said in John 14:6, we must have the correct belief about him if we are to originate with the truth and be in the truth, and not be an antichrist. If we do not believe that he was born in the flesh and came into the world to be God's… chief witness bearer to "the truth," then we are in error and we originate with the world and we are not true Christians.-1 John 4:1-6. By means of the Holy Bible, God's "word of truth," we know the answer to the question, "What is truth?" We desire also to associate with God's visible organization of the truth. He used Jesus Christ his glorified Son to found this organization on the day of Pentecost fifty days after his resurrection. According to the inspired words of 1 Timothy 3:14, 15, this organization is "God's household, which is the congregation of the living God, a pillar and support of the truth." Yes, indeed, this is what we want to associate with, the "pillar and support of the truth." We will do our part to uphold the Kingdom truth, raising it on high for all to see. To all the nations we will deliver the Bible answer to the question, "What is truth?" We will share with the "congregation of the living God" in preaching the truth, "this good news of the kingdom," doing so in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations before the end comes. (Matt. 24:14) Everyone that is of the truth will listen to our voice as we serve as substitutes for Christ.-John 18:37; 2 Cor. 5:20. (MORE)
In view of the fact that Jesus Christ is "the truth," as he himself said in John 14:6, we must have the correct belief about him if we are to originate with the truth and be in the truth, and not be an antichrist. If we do not believe that he was born in the flesh and came into the world to be God's… chief witness bearer to "the truth," then we are in error and we originate with the world and we are not true Christians.-1 John 4:1-6. By means of the Holy Bible, God's "word of truth," we know the answer to the question, "What is truth?" We desire also to associate with God's visible organization of the truth. He used Jesus Christ his glorified Son to found this organization on the day of Pentecost fifty days after his resurrection. According to the inspired words of 1 Timothy 3:14, 15, this organization is "God's household, which is the congregation of the living God, a pillar and support of the truth." Yes, indeed, this is what we want to associate with, the "pillar and support of the truth." we will do our part to uphold the Kingdom truth, raising it on high for all to see. To all the nations we will deliver the Bible answer to the question, "What is truth?" We will share with the "congregation of the living God" in preaching the truth, "this good news of the kingdom," doing so in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations before the end comes. (Matt. 24:14) Everyone that is of the truth will listen to our voice as we serve as substitutes for Christ.-John 18:37; 2 Cor. 5:20. (MORE)
Christians believe that Jesus atoned for all of his followers' sins. Jews believe: . that atonement is between the individual and G-d or whomever they 'sinned' against. . it is not possible to atone for 'sins' not yet committed. . it is not possible to atone for the 'sins' committed by another… person. . that atonement is achieved by apologising for your action in combination with resolving to never repeat that action and prayer. Furthermore, the Christian concept of sin doesn't exist in Judaism. In Judaism, the word in the Tanach (Jewish Bible) that is most often translated as 'sin' is an archery term that literally means 'to miss the mark'. (MORE)
Humans have what you say a special bond between God, whereas animals don't. Jesus is our "connector".When God made Adam, the first man on earth, and he was totally perfect. God planted the Tree Of Life where you learn the good things, and the bad things. Adam disobeyed, and the bond between them br…oke, because Adam thought he was good all by himself. But now Jesus had "mend" our broken line and we humans are saved. (MORE)
catholics believe that jesus was the messiah. and technecally catholics are christians. being a christian means you follow christ.. Technically there is more to that. Ya Catholics and Christians believe in Jesus Christ But there is differences as well. Some people say there both which is quite conf…using. In some ways they are the same in some way they aren't Catholics under NO circumstances believe in abortion. Christians under some do. Basically Catholics have a lot of republican beliefs. It depends on the church really. It's complicated. The best way to find out is to ask someone. (MORE)
Christians believe that there is only one god and he is the one who made the world. They also believe in Gods son Jesus who was sent here to die and pay for all our sins that we have done. Most Christians go to church and they read and learn about Jesus there. they also meet with other Christia…ns and chat it is like a school but not as strict and they don't boss you around though they do tell you what to do but if you get it wrong they don't care they will help you. SO i suggest to all you non Christians to goo to church a few times its really fun once you get to know the people there and you play and guess what the good thing is it only usually goes for 2- 3 hours . (MORE)
We believe that there is one trinity that contians, the Father (God) the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for us to save us from our sins. In the Bible it says to spread the gospel. We do, but if the person does not want to listen, the Bible says not to force.… (MORE)
This is a topic for a huge tome, so I'll try to make things as simple and short as i can: 1. God created universe from nothing (if big bang theory is true, God caused it, if not, He created world in other way) 2. God wanted people to be happy, and love Him. He gave them free will to choose Him or no…t. Devil (one of fallen angels which hadn't choose God) deceived first people to disobey God. 3. People had to be punished for they deeds, but Father God loves us so much, that he gave his only & beloved Son - Jesus Christ to sacrifice himslef for us. Justice needs punishment - God punished not us but himself. Everone have to die because of sins of first people.Jesus Christ died instead of us. He raised from death and went back to heaven. From then anyone who dies believing in him and following his teachings can hope that after death will not go to hell (eternal life without God)but to heaven - eternal happines with God. 4. Jesus Christ is God. This is difficult to understand without theological studies, and some minor denominations of Christianity deny this, but the God is one, being three persons. Jesus Christ is the same God as His Father. Holy Spirit which descended on his disciples, and all christians is also one God with Them. 5. He will return at the end of World and all people wil lrise from death as he did. Good one will be eternally happy, and evil will be eternally alone without God(what is most terrible punishment if God is highest source of all happiness & goodnes) 6. If you are interested in becoming christian go to church and ask a priest about being baptised. He will tell you what you have to do.You need to know christian faith more precisely to know if it is proper to you (MORE)
Christianity is finding truth. 1. Some say the stories of Jesus are made up and fake. How do you know Jesus did what the Bible said? First, there are over 30,000 New Testament manuscripts! The New Testament was written 30-70 years after the death of Jesus Christ. There is also a creed in 1 Corint…hians 15:3-5 that dates to 5-7 years after Jesus' death. Accounts about Jesus were passed down accurately because in Jewish culture, oral tradition was very important. The smartest Jewish rabbis would memorize the whole Old Testament! So passing stories was not the same as it is today. It required precision and correct telling. In addition, there were eyewitnesses that saw Jesus and knew Jesus. If the gospel accounts were a bunch of lies and made up stories, the eyewitnesses would tell the community that it was not true. For example, if I died and a biography came out in the newspaper saying I was seven feet tall and ridiculously good looking, people who knew me would call and tell the newspaper that they made a mistake. They would say that I was in fact ridiculously good looking, but not seven feet tall. Some of you might think, "But 30-70 years is a long time." Did you know that the earliest biography of Alexander the Great was written 400 years after his death? Yet it is considered historical fact. Suddenly, 30-70 years doesn't seem that long does it? 2. Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and the Gnostic gospels all differ on who Jesus was. How are you so sure Christians are right? First, if all of these religions differ on who Jesus is, one is right and the others are wrong. Which account is most reliable? The Gnostic gospels are nothing new to Christianity. The Gnostic portrayal of Jesus mixes Greek mythology with Christian belief. The Gnostic gospels were written over 100-200 years AFTER the death of Jesus Christ. The content of the Gnostic gospels has been consistently refuted by Christians since the 2nd century (self-correcting community). Muslims believe Jesus was a great prophet, but not the Son of God. Muhammad wrote the Koran around 600 years AFTER the life of Jesus. Muhammad never met Jesus and had no eyewitnesses to corroborate his claims. What evidence is there that the Koran's accounts of Jesus Christ are true? One man in a cave 600 years after Jesus died. Jehovah's Witnesses offered another account about who Jesus was. However, the account was written over 1800 years AFTER Jesus' lifeâ¦not even close to the actual life of Jesus Christ. Not only that, they also incorrectly predicted the end of the world in 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, and 1994. Mormonism, created by Joseph Smith, began in 1827. Again, the account was written 1800 years AFTER Jesus' life. Joseph Smith's claims have no historical credibility or evidence. An even more startling fact is how Joseph Smith died. Joseph Smith was tried for treason. While in jail, an angry mob came to kill Smith. Trying to defend himself, he shot five people and killed two. Smith was eventually shot three times and fell from a second story window to his death. The New Testament accounts were written 30-70 years after Jesus' life and the creed 5-7 years after his life. The New Testament is backed by EYEWITNESSES who had seen and met Jesus, ORAL TRADITION, and MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE. Which account seems most trustworthy to you? 3. If God is all powerful and if he is good, why is there evil in the world? If God is all powerful, why doesn't he just destroy evil? Think carefully, where does all evil come from? Murder, rape, child molestation, theft, lying, jealousy, hate, selfishness, greed, pride, vengeance, grudges, anger. Now what is the source of all this evil? When it comes down to it, the source of evil is US! Evil comes from the selfish decisions we make. We human beings hate evil, yet we are the ones that create it everyday. Just think about this sad fact: If every human being was wiped out of this planet, evil would NOT exist. So to answer your question, if God should destroy all evil, he would have to destroyâ¦all of us. The truth is that our very existence is evidence of God's patience and love for us. If you want evil destroyed, you yourself would have to be destroyed. Now would you destroy yourself for the sake of good? 4. Science claims the Earth was created differently than how the Bible states it. How do you know which way is true? I try to avoid arguing how exactly the Earth was created or what date the Earth was created. But I can assure you this: We are created. After reading this section, please look up into the sky and think about this: You are on Earth. The Earth floats in a huge span of blackness (space). In this huge span of blackness, the Earth is rotating around its axis at around 1000 mph. At the same time, the Earth is rotating around a huge ball of fire (the Sun) at around 67,000 mph. At the same time, the Earth is part of the Milky Way Galaxy, which moves at 22,000 mph. The Milky Way is one of over 100 billion galaxies. The Sun is one of 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. Earth fits into the Sun a million times. And you are on Earth, alive. Amazing isn't it? Another interesting thing: Your DNA contains INSTRUCTIONS to make you who you are. Isn't that crazy? Who gives the instructions? Antony Flew, one of the leading atheists until 2004, became a deist after the overwhelming DNA evidence for a Creator. 5. If God is real, why is there suffering? First, if you don't believe in God, but believe in evolution, it is quite ironic that you complain about suffering. Evolution depends on death, destruction, and violence of the strong against the weak. So how can you say the world is horribly wrong, unfair, and unjust when that is what must happen for evolution to be true? Suffering is terrible, but there is some good that comes out of it. After you suffer, you become stronger, wiser, and gain the ability to relate to people going through the same thing you did. You learn to appreciate the little things in life you had taken for granted your entire life. I'm not saying suffering is pleasant. But if God is real and the creator of all things, God must be MUCH greater and intelligent than you. And if that's the case, just because you can't see or imagine a good reason why God might allow something bad to happen, it doesn't mean there can't be one. Another thing people say is that the existence of suffering proves God does not exist. So if I suffer in Burger King, does that mean Burger King no longer exists? 6. If God is love, how can He send people to hell for eternity? If God is all that is good, he must hate evil. Let me explain. Just imagine if I said that I loved children, but I also accepted child rape, child molestation, and child abuse. I'm sure you would seriously question my love for children. But BECAUSE I love children, I hate those nasty things. Now if God is all that is good and all that is right, He must hate evil. What if God did not punish evil? Imagine a criminal comes into your home, steals all your things, kills your family, is captured and sent to a judge. During the trial, the judge looks at the guilty criminal and says: "You are guilty of murder. All the evidence is against you. For the evil you have done and the suffering you have caused, you deserve the death sentence. However, I am a kind, loving judge. You are free to go." How would you respond to that? You would be outraged. You would tell everyone that the judge was unfair, corrupt and evil because the judge did not punish the evil that deserved punishment. Now if a human judge must punish evil, think how much more must a perfect God! For God to be good, He must punish evil and hell is God's punishment for men who have broken God's laws. 7. Why do I need Jesus? We will all die. After we die, God will judge us based on our lives and determine whether to send us to heaven or hell. Some of you might think, "I haven't done anything terribly bad in my life. I would go to heaven." I do not know what standard you are comparing yourself to, but what if you are compared to God's standard? God has given us moral standards called the Ten Commandments. Let's say God were to judge you by this standard when you die. How would you do? Let's see. Have you ever lied before? Have you ever stolen before? Have you ever hated anyone before? Jesus says that hate is committing murder in your heart. Have you ever lusted after a woman or man? Jesus says that lust is committing adultery in your heart. We only went through four of the ten commandments, and if you were honest with yourself, you would come to the conclusion that according to God's standard, you are lying, thieving, murdering, adulterer at heart. Now if you were to die and God were to judge you today according to HIS standard, NOT yours, how would you do? For all the times we have broken God's laws and committed evil, we would all deserve hell from a good judge. Then how can a person get to heaven if we all deserve hell? Two thousand years ago, God so loved the world, that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us. What does the cross mean? The cross is where all of God's justice and wrath toward OUR sin was poured INSTEAD upon Jesus. The cross is Jesus taking the punishment all mankind deserves from a holy God. God can only forgive us because Jesus took the punishment WE deserved. We can be right with God only through the forgiveness found in Jesus Christ, which means the ONLY way to heaven is through faith in Christ. Why did Jesus die for us wicked people? Simply putâ¦because He loves us. =) (MORE)
Nothing - because Methodism is a denomination of Christianity. It'slike asking, "How is a nickel different than a coin?"
Easter (spelled with a capital "E") is Christian because it is celebrating the day Jesus rose from the dead.
im a christian and we just do what everyone else does, we hide eggs and find them and have a big dinner. at church we take communion.
Yes. Easter Sunday was originally when Jesus came back from the dead. All Christian sects- as far as I know- believe in and celebrate this holiday.
Most Christians believe in a Trinity, where God is three beings in one: 1) the Father 1) the Son and 3) the Holy Spirit. These three can be seen as different forms of one God. Some Christians do not believe in a Trinity, and many Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but not God Himself…. Christians also differ on the nature of God; whether He is a person or a spirit. (MORE)
Easter is a pagan festival as any encyclopedia or Internet search will reveal. That is the simplest answer. I would only like to add that NO, Jehovah's Witnesses Don't do ANY HOLIDAY'S and for the most part that is great, As Holiday's today are mainly all for Commercial Value at best. Besides, Rabbi…t's don't lay eggs and so on. However, Since this is About the Christ, I will add... That I left the Jehovah's Witnesses because no matter "IF" You Believe in God [Jehovah] or the Son [Christ Jesus] it will not be of any benefit unless you accept their Organization on EARTH today. Jehovah God all through time had destroyed many Nations for their practice of IDOLATRY . Being GLUED to a Earthly Organization is IDOLATRY. It is no worse then hanging a Cross around ones Neck saying that it Reminds you of the Christ. You HAVE TO ACCEPT their Organization or your not Qualified for Baptism. You can also research how the Baptism Questions Changed from once accepting the Christ, to now being a part of the Spirit Anointed Congregation. Jesus died for ALL MANKIND and that the Only way to gain Everlasting Life is to Accept the Christ. However we are back to the original question about Easter. (1 time a year do the Witnesses acknowledge the Christ) Then after that give "Lip Service" later. But then you have to be of their Anointed Class to be called WORTHY and all "Others" must go through these Anointed to receive Christ's Salvation? They changed the NAME of Christ to MICHAEL the Angel and then say that You cannot worship Angels, Only God. This is also important as the Term "Generation" was changed 6 times, Now you have the Leap-over Generation. Whereas before there was less then 8500 Anointed ones and now there is over 9000. Why is that Number Growing? This is because there will always have to be an Anointed CLASS on EARTH to be able to say that it is the Anointed that Direct the WORK today, If they all were to Die Off, Then the Spirit Anointed Congregation would no linger exist. Something else to bear in mind, When a Jehovah's Witness offers you a FREE BIBLE Study, You really don't Study your Bible. You Study a BOOK which explains their belief's and upon understanding those Belief's you are then qualified for Baptism. A Quote from the Organization below: *** w67 10/1 p. 587 par. 9 Finding Freedom with Jehovah's Visible Organization *** As the canon of books of God's Word was expanded and the Christian Greek Scriptures were added to complete the Bible, each book was written directly to the Christian congregation or to a member of the Christian congregation in its behalf. Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible . For this reason the Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah's visible organization in mind. Jesus always referred to the Scriptures by saying... IT IS WRITTEN, So The People of old READ their Bibles and like the Borean's they Examined their scriptures daily to PROVE if what Paul was saying was True. Paul commended them for that. Unlike the Organization that say's your "Pushing Ahead" for Your studying your bible without the use of one of their publication to explain what they Interpret. Also important is the "New Light" How they change belief's that were once taught which would make those then said TRUTH'S, Now Falsehoods. So many were Baptized upon them Falsehoods and yet they were called Truth's. You're allowed to CHANGE your Belief's from Mormon or Catholic etc. to Join the Witnesses, However... After that, if upon reading your Bible and your born along by holy spirit and you question any of their teachings after your baptism, You are then called an Apostate for your Independently Thinking . [BORG MENTALITY] Thus you will loose your entire family who are Witnesses as they cannot speak to you because you confess belief in GOD and Jesus Christ but NOT in their Organization which does not have the Power to Save , Only your Belief in the Christ does so. I had to think for years that some inside the Organization actually think that the Jehovah's Witnesses are the Authors of the BOOK OF LIFE? Jehovah is a Jealous God, And it was He who said that every knee should bend and every mouth should openly acknowledge the Christ. You might recall where JESUS said, Many will say to ME, Did I not do this or that and yet Christ answers... I do not Know You. Where do Witnesses today Openly Preach in the Name of Christ Jesus whom the Scriptures sa NO WHERE does the Scriptures say that in Fleeing from Idolatry one must then Accept a Earthly Organization in place of the Christ. There are many Beautiful Members in the Jehovah's Witnesses, But sadly of all the members they are NOT allowed to Question their Organization. This too is why their WT-CDRom only goes back to 1950 and why your not supposed to read anything that is not approved by their Organization. Personally, I will stand by my Belief in Jehovah God but through his Son as Jesus is my Savior, Not a Religion. God examines one's HEART not what Building they worship in. I wish no ill will towards Jehovah's Witnesses. I just pray that as they sit in their meetings that they realize how the Importance of Jesus is far more important then being dedicated to a Earthly Organization in a world where all things will be Dissolved. It is because of the origin of the Easter holiday. It does not come from christianity. It originated in pagan fertility celebrations. "The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us: "A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. . . . The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility."-(1913), Vol. V, p. 227. Easter has also been linked to the worship of the Phoenician fertility goddess, Astarte, who had as her symbols the egg and the hare. Statues of Astarte have variously depicted her as having exaggerated sex organs or with a rabbit beside her and an egg in her hand. Sacred prostitution was part of her cult. In Canaan, the sex goddess was styled the wife of Baal. She was honored by drunken sex orgies, the worshipers believing that their sexual intercourse helped to bring about the full awakening and mating of Baal with his wife. Even child sacrifice was part of the ancient rituals to the fertility goddess. Archeological discoveries have found brightly colored urns containing the charred bones of little children. Their parents, commonly people of rank and title, sought the blessing of the gods on their wealth and influence. Some of the urns were found to contain the remains of several children of different ages, perhaps of the same family. The EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica comments: "There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians."-(1910), Vol. VIII, p. 828. In the book The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, we read: "What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, . . . as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. . . . Such is the history of Easter. The popular observances that still attend the period of its celebration amply confirm the testimony of history as to its Babylonian character. The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Pasch or Easter Sunday, figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do now."-(New York, 1943), pp. 103, 107, 108." At some point after the death of Jesus and the apostles, the church brought the Easter holiday into the church frtom pagan sources.They altered the meaning of the celebration, claimed now that it is a celebration of the ressurection of Christ, but the main elements of Easter including the rabbit and the egg were left in. JW's feel that this violates the Bible command to not mix true religion with false religion. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) Therefore, Jehovah's Witnesses do not view Easter as a christian holiday. (MORE)
Jehovah's people do not believe in any celebrations that find their origins in ancient pagan practices under the guise of a Bible event. Easter is one of those. .
We believe similar things to mainstream Christans exept things like we will be born again and things like that.we also dont make you pay you can just give contrubutions and we believe in the paradise where we will be ressurected Rev 21 4; Jehovahs Witnesses are a branch of Christianity
I think you mean,"WHOM did the Christians believe in?" Christians do believe in Jesus, and god (who is his father). Christianity has never stopped being a religion, in fact Christianity is the most popular religion
Some demoninations believe that the bread and wine of Jesus actually were from the body and blood of Jesus. Other demoninations believe that it is just a representation of blood and body, and it was just bread and wine.. There are other differences I can't name off-hand.
God the father, Jesus the son of God and the Holy Spirit. (One God made up of three parts).
Easter commemorates the day that Jesus rose from the dead; three days after he was executed by crucifiction. In his death and resurection Jesus defeated and broke the power of sin and death over humanity.
The Apostle's Creed . I believe in God, the Father Almighty, . maker of heaven and earth. . And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, . who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into h…ell. On the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. . I believe in the Holy Spirit, . the holy Christian church, . the communion of saints, . the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. . (MORE)
Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God's son and God himself in human form and that He died for our sins and that He rose again on the 3rd day for our salvation.
God is not three different natures but a triune God of three "persons" in one being. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Here is a quote from Jesus, the Son: (John 14:26) But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of e…verything I have said to you. Christians believe God is: omnipotent, omniscient & all powerful (MORE)
Heres your answer short and sweet: We believe in the All mighty God that sent his one and only begotten son (john 3:16) to die on the cross for us so that our sins may be forgiven and we might inharit the kingdom of heven. We belive that non belivers and people who arent saved will go to hell and… ones who are will go to heaven. We belive in a loving but jus got who will decide were we go, ultimatly. And honestly I prefer to not refer to our religion as us being "christians" but "belivers and followers of Christ". And we believe in the Bible and its entirety and try to live out God's laws as well as we can :) (MORE)
Mennonites believe that technology is bad and it distracts from nature. They believe they should be happy with what they are given by god and not use man-made things to improve their lives. Christians are ok with using technology.
Easter Bunny started as a jaunty symbol of the Annual Christian holiday Easter. It is believed that it's making it visit every year scattering brightly colored eggs as he goes.
People continue to believe in Christianity for the same reason anyone believes anything: 1) It gives them a sense of security: They know what's going to happen tomorrow (ie the rapture/tribulation/armageddon) and that God will protect them from it. 2) It gives them a sense of authority: They a…re not going to hell and you are, they are chosen by God and you are not. Therefore they have the right to tell you how to live. 3) They don't know any better: They are raised Christian and so assume that it must be right. Even when presented with evidence to the contrary, they take comfort in the fact that where Christianity and reality part ways, reality must be wrong. 4) Its tradition: They practice, their parents practice, their grandparents practice... and on and on down the line. They don't like to think that they (or any of their family) might have been wrong or foolish. Israel's Mandate: 5) Don't forget that there is a rebellion and that conflict is still ongoing. Part of that conflict's means of destabilizing the other side is to employ disinformation techniques. Satan has been vey active in presenting falsehood as truth. This is the main reason for christianity becoming unBiblical 100 - 300 years after the death of the Disciples. 6) Any disinformation that presents the God of Israel as incompetent or a liar has been used with very effective results. In christianity, we have a gentile pagan god instead of the God of Israel. (MORE)
You should believe in Christianity because it is the only religion where you go to heaven. No other religion can get you even close to going to heaven. But the person has to accept the lord as their saviour and forgive them of their sins they have committed in their life.
well, it depends, they believe that the only way of have a relationshp with god is by him and nobody else.
Christians believe in Jesus Christ the son of God. . The central belief of Christianity is in Christ's Bodily Resurrection, without which Christianity is worthless and void, with which all the rest of Christianity automatically follows..
Attend mass, spend part of the day in prayer, and spend the day with family members, dye eggs, eat good food, have egg hunts, play games, and leave little gifts for the children! :) Easter is a very joyful celebration!
Christians believe heaven is a place of peace, and there willbe no illness, sadness,sorrow there , the lion and the lamb will feed there, the roads in heaven are made of gold. and we have eternal life there. While hellis a place of eternal fire.
Actually there is only one view you can take to Easter and christian belief. The actual original celebration of Easter was a pagan festivial to the goddess Eostre. Eostre or Eastre was the goddess that opened portals to valhalla (or the heaven of vikings, Normans) to receive baldur the "white god…", Also the symbols That are assdociated with Easter (eggs and rabbits) are actually the symbols fertility or sex. This Anglo-saxon celebration actually was festival to sex. Chrisindom condoned or watered down the festival, so that it could be ,made into the memorial of christ. The act of making jesuses memorial into a celebration of sex is actually doubly disloyal because Jehovah (god) never commanded or authorized the commerating the passover. One can read this for himself in the bible. By the way sorry if i sound a little forceful but this is an important subject. Hope this answers your questions. (MORE)
The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Chri…stianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. The basic difference between Christianity and the Roman beliefs was one of "isms". Monotheism and pantheism Christians believed in one God covering every aspect of life while the Romans believed in many gods with each god/goddess covering a specific aspect of life. (MORE)
According to the Bible, I think, the Christians believed in 'Apostle' Paul. Jesus said in John 17:3 - And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ' Apostle' Paul said : Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be …equal with God [Philippians 2:6]. (MORE)
Good Friday represents the day that Jesus of Nazareth, or Christ Jesus, was put to death. He was put on trial and executed for crimes He didn't commit. This is a somber celebration, a memorial for the pain and suffering He endured. As Christians, we believe that the crimes He died for are our own. H…e endured the punishment for us. Easter Sunday represents the day that Christ Jesus returned from the grave. By His on power, He arose from the pits of hell. Again, this was part of the punishment He took upon Himself for our sakes. Because He walked out of His grave, we celebrate in a joyous and festive manner. New clothes are a Christian tradition at Easter, symbolic of a new life and a new body after death. (MORE)
christians believe in one god.the holy trinity,the father,the son and the holy spirit.we also believe that jesus christ was born of a virgin birth and became man.he died on the cross to pay for our sins and was buried and rose on third day.he will come again some day to judge the living and the dead…. (MORE)
Are called Christians. They believe that man once had a relationship with God but that relationship has been broken by man's disobedience (sin). Throughout the history of mankind God has revealed Himself to man and shown man the way man can restore his relationship with God. God's ultimate rev…elation to man was through His son Jesus Christ who died as payment for man's sin. Belief in his death puts a person right with God. The Bible tells this story of man and God. These verses are from the book 1John in the Bible: 1Jn 5:11 The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son. 1Jn 5:12 Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (MORE)
How is Islam different from Christianity and Judaism Judaism believes in the law of Moses. Christianity believes in Jesus. Islam believes in Muhammad?
In a very simplified way, yes. It is important to note that Muslims do not worship Mohammed in any way. They just consider him the most important prophet. However, there are many fundamental differences between the three religions. Please see the Related Question for information on that.
Yes, they do, they call that : "Oeufs de paques" et "lapin de paques".. They also eat chocolate rabbit on this occasion..
christians believe easter true faith that christ rise from death after his was kill and burial and rose on third day, hebrew 11.1
That depends upon the 'branch' of Christianity answering. For themost part, mainstream teachings are that the soul is immortal andis judged immediately upon death, reaping the persons eternal blissin heaven or eternal torment in hell. The Bible, however, teachessomething quite different than this. I…ndeed, the eternal punishmentaccount is more in line with the 14th Century Poem by Dante calledthe Divine Comedy with part I called the Inferno - trip to hell.The mainstream church calls this the 'Sacred Poem.' In the Old Testament, the Hebrew term 'nephesh' can be translatedas a breathing creature, living being, or soul in various biblicaltranslations (see Genesis 1:20; 2:7). But the Bible is clear thatthe soul can die (see Ezekiel 18:4; Matthew 10:28; Romans 6:23).After reading the referenced Scriptures, it will soon becomeobvious that the mainstream teachings are in conflict with theBible. "There is a spirit in man" as Job 32:8 states succinctly. Also,Zechariah 12:1 tells us God created the human spirit for everyperson. Some have called this our 'mind-power' that imparts ourintellect, self-awarness, personality and temperament. This spiritallows only the human creature the sum of our accomplishments andknowledge - short of spiritual understanding as the Apostle Paulwas inspired to tell us here: 1 Corinthians 2:11 New King James Version (NKJV) . 11 For whatman knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which isin him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit ofGod. It is by way of the human spirit that we are able to receive God'sHoly Spirit after proper repentance and baptism (see Acts 2:38-41).We are 'begotten' into the God Family - we in Jesus who is in theFather and He in each of the firstfruits (see John 14:19-21; Romans8:23, etals). Eventually, the main 'harvest' of mankind will gothrough the Judgment Process - those who repent and are baptizedwill be changed into sons and daughters within the God Family forall eternity. Those, hopefully few, who adamantly refuse to repentand accept Jesus as the only Way to eternal life, will be cast intothe Lake of Fire, instantly consumed leaving only ashes behind intotheir eternal oblivion (Malachi 4:3). . (MORE)
Muslims do not celebrate Easter, if that's what you mean. Easter isa Christian holiday. However, Muslims believe that Easter exists;they recognize it as a Christian holiday. This is much the same waythat Christians recognize that Hanukkah exists, just as a Jewishholiday. In both cases, they do not c…elebrate the holiday that theyare aware of. (MORE)