Why are there different churches for the religion of Christianity?

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Why are there Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews? Why are there Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims? Why are there Vishnu worshipers and Shiva worshipers? Why is there Soto Zen and Rinzai Zen, and why Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism? There are many differences in belief among Christians and many forms of Christianity.
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What are the different types of Christian churches?

Largest denominations in the world Catholicism - 1.2 billion . Roman Catholic Church - 1,147 million [1] . Roman Catholic Church (Latin Rite) - 1,125.5 million . Eastern Catholic Churches (Eastern Rite) - 21.5 million . Alexandrian . Ethiopian Catholic Church - 0.21 million . Coptic Cat (MORE)

How are other religions different from Christianity?

Christianity is different from other religions for lots of reasons. Most of them worship different gods. Christianity usually talks about Jesus coming back to life, and Catholics usually talk about Jesus' death. Buddists are very humble and caring.. Most religions have different rules too. I think (MORE)

What are the differences between the Catholic Church and the Christian Reformed Church?

I am no expert, but Christian Reformed appears to be an off-shoot of the Calvanist teachings. Some of the differences, based on the Christian Reformed Church's own website, include: CRC=Christian Reformed Church RC=Roman Catholic -Salvation is by grace alone through faith (CRC), and not by ou (MORE)

What is the difference between Christian churches and Methodist churches?

In a sense there is no real difference. Methodists are christians by definition, they stick to the trinitarian point of view of christianity (there is one God in three parts, father son and holy ghost).. There are many different denominations or types of christianity. They are all very similar with (MORE)

How is the Anglican church different from other Christian churches?

It -- like the Orthodox Church -- considers itself, along with the Catholic Church as one of the 3 direct shoots from the early Church. The great expositor of this view and opposer of it later, was John Henry Newman. Do read him. I just saw yesterday that he is to be beatified. And I think (along wi (MORE)

Why are there so many different churches within the Christian religion?

There are only few issues that define Christian religion. Many other questions, like the form of worship, does not make or break a Christian, many questions are matters of opinion, preference and interpretation. This allows Christianity to take different shapes and forms in worship. Some prefer to s (MORE)

What is the different between Eastern Orthodox Church and Christian Church?

The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian church. All Christian churches share the belief that Jesus Christ is God, born on Earth as a man, and that salvation, or freedom from sin, is to be attained by following Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour. Just as doctrine varies among other Chris (MORE)

What is the difference between an Episcopal church and a Christian church?

In the Episcopal Church women can be priests, deaconesses, and do any sort of job a man can in the Catholic church. . Catholic Answer The primary difference between an Episcopal Church and a Christian Church is that Episcopals "churches" are protestant. Of course, using the term "Christian (MORE)

What are the differences in the Catholic and Christian religions?

\nchristians basically believe in the sole Diety of Jesus Christ. They pray to no one else than God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Catholic prays to Saint Mary and other saints, and have rituals to honour them. This is might probably the fundamental different between the two branch of Chri (MORE)

How many different christian churches are there?

There can really only be ONE Christian religion. Anyone can call themselves 'Christian'; but that doesn't mean that they really are. Matthew 7:22, 23 shows that while they might call themselves Christian; Jesus says that he never knew them : (New Century Version) "Not all those who (MORE)

What is the difference between Christian church and Catholic Church?

Roman Catholic Answer The Catholic faith emanated from God from the beginning of time, and was established on earth definitively from the side of Christ on the cross outside in Jerusalem when He side was pierced by a spear, around 33 A.D.. Then it was shown to the world at Pentecost with the coming (MORE)

What is the difference between a catholic church and a christian church?

There is no difference. The christian faith is made up of Catholics, Presbyterians Methodists, Baptists, etc. Non Catholics in the Christian faith are call Protestants. The Christian faith is a faith in Jesus Christ and His life, death and resurrection. Faith in Christ righteousness instead of our (MORE)

What is the difference between church of England and Christian?

In a nutshell: there are lots of different Christian denominations, and the Church of England is one of these.. A bit more detail: a Christian is anyone who confesses faith in the Trinitarian God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and who acknowledges Jesus as divine and the Son of God.. There are man (MORE)

What is the differences between the Nazarene church and the Christian Reformed Church?

What is the differences between the Nazarene church and the Christian Reformed Church? The main theological differences have to do with the question of Free Will versus Pre desitination. The Nazarene Church comes from The Armanian tradition which believes that humanity has the choice to accept or (MORE)

How does Christianity differ from other religions?

The main difference is Christianity is based upon our dependence upon what God has done for us by Calvary (paid the price for our sin); and what He is doing in us to transform us to be as He is. Religion is based upon what what man has the power to do; Christianity is based upon what God has the pow (MORE)

What is difference true Christianity and the Church Religion?

Some People believe that if you go to church you are a christian but it is much more than that to be a christian. There is a difference from saying you are a christian and being one. You have to put your whole life into being one, and following Gods ways. If some one was to come up to you and say " (MORE)

What the difference between a christian church and Catholic church?

Before Martin Luther, all Christians were Catholic. There was no distinction between the two - they both meant the same thing. Then on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther hung up his infamous 95 Theses on a church door describing all of the things that he thought were wrong with the Catholic Church. Lut (MORE)

What is the difference between a baptist church and a christian church?

They are the same church, of course; they are all branches of one Church of Jesus Christ. The difference between the Baptist church (branch) and the majority of others is that the Baptist church believes that a person should only be baptised if they believe, not in the assumption that they will gr (MORE)

How is a Christian Church different from Jehovah's Witnesss?

Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be Christians and that their church is a Christian Church. Their beliefs and practices do differ from other Christian churches, in some cases strongly. Another perspective: Like many other Christian groups, Jehovah's Witnesses believe that they alone will be saved b (MORE)

What are the differences between Christian Churches and Catholic Churches?

Roman Catholic answer There is no difference, they are the same thing: Christian . A name first given to the followers of our Lord at Antioch (Acts xi, 26). since the rise of Protestantism the name has been used in so many different senses as to have become almost meaningless: it may indicate a (MORE)

What is the difference between The Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Church?

There is no doubt that the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church. It is in the mainstream of Christianity. Many Catholics would say that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true Christian Church. They claim that the Catholic Church was founded by the earliest apostles, although the Orthod (MORE)

Different types of Christian churches?

This is not actually a question. However there are so many that it is impossible to count. There are many groups of people who call themselves a church. A true church in the biblical sense is a group of people who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and meet together on a regular basis. Roman Catholi (MORE)

What are the differences between Christianity and Church of Christ?

Christianity is the religion to which the Church of Christ belongs. The Church of Christ can and does refer to any number of different things including: Christians as a group (but not the religion Christianity just the people who practice the religion), a body of Christians who believe themselves to (MORE)

How is heaven's gate different to a christian church?

Heaven's Gate is different to a Christian church in so much that Christianity very much so goes against their own Bible and quotes Paul more than Jesus. Jesus never meant for his message to be bastardized and exemplified into a billion dollar money making franchise. Many if not all Christian sects g (MORE)

How is Islamic religion and Christianity different?

In many ways they are the same up through Abraham. The major difference is Jesus. They see him as a profit and believe Christians utilize Jesus and the cross as false idols. Muhamed believed the Christians had gotten off track from the real teachings of God and God told him to write his actual teach (MORE)

Is the Catholic Church the first Christian religion?

Yes, the Catholic Church is the original Christian religion. However, the term Catholic did not come into use until the second century. Prior to that they were simply known as Christians. As Christianity spread the term Catholic came into use to signify that the religion was universal and the same e (MORE)

What is the difference between orthodox church and the Christian church?

The main difference between Orthodox chruch and Christian church is that the orthodox chruch believe they would go to heaven if they do the ten commandments but that was in Old Testament. Jesus Christ came, died for our sins, and changed that. In the New Testament, it is written that we shall get in (MORE)

Is the Mormon church the fastest growing Christian religion?

It depends on the poll or research group that is reporting the statistics. Many report that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is one of the fastest growing denominations in the U.S. They are often beat by Jehovah's Witnesses or Seventh-day Adventists. The fastest (MORE)

How does the church help Christians belong to their religion?

Obviously, being a Christian is not all church-orientated but church is considered very important as it is mentioned in the Bible. The Bible is the 'manual' of how Christians should live and act so this is a reason why Christians attend church but back to your question, The church is a way to share (MORE)

What church is the holiest in the Christian religion?

First, let's define "church." In the New Testament the word church comes from the Greek word "ekklesia," which means "assembly." In the book of Leviticus chap. 23:1-44, Yahweh, the God of Israel, set the seven appointed times of Israel. The King James bible translates them the Feasts of Israel. In t (MORE)

What is the difference between Anglican church and Christian church?

The Anglican church is one group of denominations within the larger Christian church -- unless you mean the groups that grew out of the Restoration movement and Campbell in the 1800's. These groups have a congregational governance, rather than the episcopal governance of the Anglicans. They emphasiz (MORE)

How is the morman religion different from the christian religion?

The founder of the Mormon religion was Joseph Smith. Smith claimed to have magic vision rocks, and that one of them led him to a barn, where he claimed to dig up a golden book. He claimed that he was the only person who could read it. His son Bringham Young brought the followers to Utah. Technically (MORE)

What are the different types of Christianity religions?

Non-denominational Christianity believes in following the Bible and loving God and people in a good caring way. As do social Christians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Catholics. The religions that are not Christian are: the Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, and Jesuit religions.

How is Hindu religion different from Christianity?

Christianity offers salvation and a way to heaven through our savior Jesus Christ, and when people repent and accept Christ as their personal savior, the Holy Spirit works in them to change their hearts and minds in a good direction; and offers a personal connection to God; and teaches love and forg (MORE)

What is the approximate number of churches within the Christian religion?

There are millions! If you mean "Church" as in the building there are millions, if you mean "church" as the people who meet (as some people do consider church as "where two or more are gathered in Jesus name") there must be billions as they meet in homes, school buildings, old cinemas and a variety (MORE)

How is the Allah religion different from Christianity?

Allah religion is known as Islam. Its followers are called Muslims. TheMuslims believe in all the holy Prophets (May peace be upon themall). They do believe in Hazrat Jesus Christ (AS) a Prophet. He isalso called by the Name of Messiah in the holy Qur'an. But theMuslims don't believe him the SON of (MORE)