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One trait common to just about all world religions is the idea of mankind reaching up or out to some external deity or state of being. The measure of one's devotion to one's religion is based upon how well the practitioner or group of practitioners follow the rules, rites, and/or rituals that help define the religion. Christ didn't come to do any of that. In fact, He came as God incarnate. '''God reached down to man.''' He showed mankind the standards required to be able to reach up to Him, knowing full well that mankind had no way of achieving those standards. In times past He chose to use rituals, such as animal sacrifice, to point the way to the greatest sacrifice that could be made: God Himself, incarnated in the only one born without sin, would die in our place, having lived the life we could never live on our own. By His death and resurrection, Christ provided a way for mankind not to attempt to come close to being "good enough," but rather opened the door to get to know God in a way only Adam and Eve could do before they chose to rebel against God. Christ provided an "escape clause" for the otherwise inescapable death penalty we all choose for ourselves by doing things our own selfish, ignorant way. Through Christ, we can enter into a relationship with God that doesn't just start when we die, but starts the moment we choose to follow Him, and allow Him to work through our earthly life, improving even that along the way. Answer If it has rituals, then it's a religion. Relationships then follows according to which denominations one adheres to. Religion divides people; it never unites.
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Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter. And all other man made doctrin: Please please go and read for yourself n…one of these hollydays are in the bible ecept Easter a translation error that should be passover.I dont mean read i mean study there is a huge differance.
All American presidents, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, surely there are more....
What are the similarities and differences between early Judaism and Christianity What were the relationships between the two religions?
Similarities--same Bible. What one calls the Tanakh, the other calls the Old Testament. Same God. Differences--whether or not Jesus is the Messiah. Jews don't believe this. Ch…ristians do. Christianity is a "branch" off Judaism. The relationships between the two religions has been problematic as Christians participated in pogroms, the Holocaust, and currently influence U.S. policy with Israel. The current pope enraged many Jews as he reinstated a holocaust denier as bishop.
The Christian religion began after the death and ressurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in the country now called Israel. The Bible is t…he Christian Holy book. The Bible says everybody is born spiritually dead. Another way of saying this is people don't have a relationship with/know God. This is because the first man and woman did not obey God and so their relationship with God - the creator and sustainer of life - was broken. This is sin. Throughout the history of mankind - as told in the Bible - the way for a person to restore their relationship with God is to acknowledge their relationship with God is broken and to offer a sacrifice. In the early history of mankind this is what people did. God chose the nation of Israel to be His representatives on earth. Israel was supposed to show the other nations what a relationship with God is like. But Israel turned from God and His ways and followed other gods. So God came to earth as a man - Jesus - and died as the 'lamb of God', a sacrifice for the sin of all who believe. If a person believes this, the Bible says God forgives the person and that person gives them eternal life. 1John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1Johnn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. This eternal life is a free gift. To receive it you only have to believe Jesus is the saviour of the world.
It is a denomination of Christianity, yes. Not all churches that are of any particular denomination are presently teaching Christian doctrine, so you have to be careful and ex…amine ANY church's doctrine by comparing it to the Bible.
This is such a big issue and you will get such a diverse range of answers on the internet In brief there are 2 main schools of thought 1 - Being a christian or part of chr…istianity means you come from a "christian" nation and perhaps you go to church at christmas/easter etc, and also you perhaps get baptised as a child. Its quite nominal, doesnt really affect your life and also can cover a wide range of beliefs (protestant - catholic - orthodox - Anglican - Jehovahs witness etc etc) 2 - Personally i dont believe number 1 - My beliefs and alot of others say that christianity is ALL ABOUT CHRIST (JESUS) its in the name!! Jesus was fully man and fully God The bible is Gods word The bible is true Every person on earth by his her actions have fallen short of Gods perfect standard God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to help, to save us by dying for us... He rose again Following Jesus can have real power to change your life for the better Dont let so called "christians" put you off looking into who Jesus was This is so brief its silly, please let me know if you would like anything expanded on, id love to help with your questions! i'll do my best to see what i can answer Gareth
There is humanity and there is humanism. One refers to an intrinsic characteristic and the other to an aspirational one. Similarly relativity and relativism, community and com…munism and so on. The import of this statement is that subliminally the word "Christianity" suggests intrinsic characteristics - something that is universal, as opposed to other "religions" which are aspirational and therefore abstract and unnatural. So as against the "ity" of Christianity stands the "ism" of pagans, heathens and non-believers like judaism, mohammadenism (old name for Islam), Hinduism, Buddhism, jainism, zoarastrianism, Confucianism, taoism, shitoism etc. The -ism terminology further manages to localize, marginalize or regionalize definitions of these faiths. How did this sly suggestion come about in the English language? For that one must understand that none of the non-christian faiths mentioned above call themselves by their English names. These names were coined in the very recent past. What is more even the definition of religion, its aims and methods differed substantially from the then western viewpoint of faith and religion. In fact even today scholars have no consensus on what the term religion actually means. This term too is an inadequate western category attempting to describe the various global belief systems, faiths, cultures and customs that western civilizaition encountered. English being a language that spread through means and mechanics of western (and christian) colonialism contrived to establish a privileged position for its native faith. Hence the term Christianity as opposed to the many -isms. A corrective to such obiviously biased nomenclature would be to call Christianity christism
The religion of Christianity is not organized at all, though some Christian denominations are highly organized, others less so. In fact, it would seem to be a misnomer to call… Christianity itself n organized religion, cause it just plain ain't.
they're are not same place and language and etc.
This would be a Priest or Minister... there are a few names, easy to search on google :)
Kirk Cameron is an actor. He is a Christian. He won't kiss anyone but his wife. I think that's cool. Jim Caviezal played Jesus in The Passion of The Christ.
Why did Christianity develop when and is it did and who would you say is the founder of the Chriastian religion?
Why: Christianity was formed from both Jesus' teachings, and those of his disciples. The question, then, is why did Jesus come to earth. It's my opinion that he came to show p…eople who God really was, for his word to be known to all interested in knowing it, to really define how people should follow him, how they should make their lives look like, how it shouldn't, and how to make it that way, and to love. Love God, your neighbors, and your enemies. When: Year One. the current year is 2010AD... AD stands for after death, or specifically, after Jesus was crucified. Before he was born is obviously called BC (before Christ) now, but was marked by the fall of the Roman empire during the period before him. The "Founder:" The "founder" of Christianity is Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Jesus is the Son of God, and as such, part of him: it also says that God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is simply a name and a quick description, but to really know him, the best way would be to read the Bible. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John show the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, but the whole Bible shows you who he is, as he is part of God.
Yes, Christianity is a religion. 33% of the world's population is Christian. The main beliefs of Christians are in God, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (sometimes ca…lled the Holy Ghost). Being a Christian means that you believe in God, you believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died on the cross for your sins, and that if you repent, or ask for forgiveness, Jesus will forgive your sins. The eternal punishment of sin is death. God believes that you should be holy, god-like and sinless as he is. This is completely impossible since humans are sinful creatures. God is so good that he sent his only son to die on the cross to save us of our sins. In the moment of his death, Jesus felt the weight of all of our sins on him at once. We should not feel bad about Jesus's death because he rose from the dead three days later. This showed everyone that he was in fact the son of God. Now when we sin, we can pray to Jesus and ask for his forgiveness. When you have prayed and asked Jesus into your heart and know that he is the son of God, you will be saved. Being saved means that you will go to heaven when you die. Unsaved people will unfortunately go to Hell after death and spend eternity with Satan. its what you call the people who are catholic
Some of the many similarities are: There is only One True God We are not to worship any other gods Many Old Testament prophets were from God Jesus was from God It appeared …to all that Jesus died on the cross God gave the Torah, the prophets, and Gospel We are to obey God's words We should surrender/sacrifice ourselves to God Jesus will return God will resurrect all for judgment. Believers who die will go to heaven and live forever Disbelievers will go to hell to be punished forever It is important to pray to God We should help the poor (at least the Muslim poor) Christians, Jews, and Muslims should not be killed for their I found this answer from a Muslim website, is not from me, but hope that helps.
Short answer: cities in the so-called Bible Belt, such as Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, etc. More thoughtful answer: many cities in the US have a large percentage of people th…at would identify themselves as Christians, but who can say which are actually devout believers and which are merely nominal. Also, it would help to know what you mean by "Christian" since there are many denominations, branches and sects, many of which disagree about what makes someone a Christian. Hope this helps.