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Why do some Christians say that Christianity isn't a religion but a relationship?
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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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 relationship between Jewish and Christian Religion is basically God. He is the creator of Christianity and he was Jewish. That is the main reason why they shar…e a relationship. So God is what makes the relationship even appear and exist.
Judism If you're asking who founded Christianity Jesus , who Christians believe is the son of God, the savior, and Messiah; but many of the customs and beliefs of Christianit…y came from the apostles, most notably St. Paul. If you are asking about the origins of Christianity, it is an offshoot of Judaism; Jesus was Jewish, as were most of his early followers, but when they came to believe he was the Messiah, they broke away from Judaism (which believes the messiah has not yet been sent).
In a simply, summary word: Love. We are commanded to Love God completely and then to Love our fellow man just like Jesus love each and everyone of us. Answer: Christi…anity is about relationship not religion. A Christian is someone who has entered a new relationship with God. The Bible says everybody is born spiritually dead. Another way of saying this is people don't have a relationship with/know God. This is because the first man and woman did not obey God and so their relationship with God - the creator and sustainer of life - was broken. This is sin. Throughout the history of mankind - as told in the Bible - the way for a person to restore their relationship with God is to acknowledge their relationship with God is broken and to offer a sacrifice. In the early history of mankind this is what people did. God chose the nation of Israel to be His representatives on earth. Israel was supposed to show the other nations what a relationship with God is like. But Israel turned from God and His ways and followed other gods. So God came to earth as a man - Jesus - and died as the 'lamb of God', a sacrifice for the sin of all who believe. If a person believes this, the Bible says God forgives the person and that person gives them eternal life. 1John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1Johnn 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. This eternal life is a free gift. To receive it you only have to believe Jesus is the saviour of the world. There are other blessings from accepting Jesus Christ as saviour for example the Christian is adopted into God's family
It is a denomination of Christianity, yes. Not all churches that are of any particular denomination are presently teaching Christian doctrine, so you have to be careful and ex…amine ANY church's doctrine by comparing it to the Bible.
Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is most definitely nto a religion. Christianity is a RELATIONSHIP with a living God. Christianity is a m…onotheistic religion. Meaning: The belief that there is only one God. Answer2: Jesus said to his followers: "You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you." (John 15:14) Since Jesus' teachings affected all aspects of their lives, Christ's disciples initially referred to their religion as "The Way." (Acts 9:2) Soon thereafter, "[they] were by divine providence called Christians." (Acts 11:26) This new name they bore meant that they believed that Jesus was the Son of God, who had transmitted to mankind the will of his heavenly Father. This belief led them to follow a way of life that differed from that of the world around them. Christ's teachings moved his followers to follow Bible teachings, which meant avoiding "fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, . . . drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these." (Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 4:17-24) The apostle Paul reminded Corinthian Christians that some of them had once practiced these very things. Then he added: "But you have been washed clean, but you have been sanctified, but you have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."-1 Corinthians 6:9-11. E. W. Barnes relates in his book The Rise of Christianity: "In its early authoritative documents the Christian movement is represented as essentially moral and law-abiding. Its members desired to be good citizens and loyal subjects. They shunned the failings and vices of paganism. In private life they sought to be peaceful neighbours and trustworthy friends. They were taught to be sober, industrious and clean-living. Amid prevailing corruption and licentiousness they were, if loyal to their principles, honest and truthful. Their sexual standards were high: the marriage tie was respected and family life was pure." Such were aspects of being a Christian in the early days. Another distinctive sign of early Christianity was its zealous evangelizing work. Christ commanded his followers: "Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations." (Matthew 28:19, 20) Jean Bernardi, a professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, noted: "[Christians] were to go out and speak everywhere and to everyone. On the highways and in the cities, on the public squares and in the homes. Welcome or unwelcome. To the poor, and to the rich encumbered by their possessions. . . . They had to take to the road, board ships, and go to the ends of the earth."
Jesus of Nazareth, who lived from about 4 BC to around 30AD. He was called 'The Christ' ("the Messiah" or 'one who saves') - hence the term 'Christ-ian'. Christians believe th…at he is the one saviour of God, divine and God in human form whilst he was on earth. he was crucified by the Roman authorities, but three days later rose again. His followers reported seeing him on many occasions and began to spread the word of God's salvation for all people. The Christian Church then spread across the Roman Empire within just a few tears, thanks to the followers of jesus, and, especially Paul who founded many churches across the Mediterranean area.
Some variant of what is now considered a general Celtic mythology that also was in Whales, Scotland and pre-roman Britain. This included a pantheon of various nature deities. … Ireland in particular believed in the existence of the Tuatha De Dannan, a spirit-like group of beings who inhabited the island before the later Celtic migration. After Christianity the former deities and spirit beings became the fairies of modern folk traditions.
No as he comes from Spain ,a country largely Catholics he is a catholic.
Catholic Answer Christianity began in Israel with the resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the Catholic Church by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Another Answer: Jes…us came to establish God's Church on Earth, headquartered in Jerusalem, with Him as the Spiritual Head (Apostle James was Head in Jerusalem while Peter was Head in Babylon for a time). It began at the first Pentecost which happened on a Sunday, 50 days after Christ's Resurrection. In approximately a dozen verses, this Church is called the Church of God (usually at a city named but one Church - ie... Church of God at Corinth). No other differentiation/name/title was noted formally until the end of the fourth Century AD. Acts 20:28 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
By their faith. However, faith has less to do with what comes out of the mouth and more to do with the outward expression of belief or expectation based on God's promises. In …other words, if faith comes by hearing the Word of God, then when we hear the Word of God and believe it, we expect whatever God said to come to pass and act accordingly. That is faith. Additionally, one's commitment to their religion is seen when they walk according to the will of God and not according to their own view of what righteous living is.
They both used the cross as a holy symbol.
Jesus is one of the leaders of the Christianity Religion.
The majority of core tenets found in Christianity completely go against the teachings of Judaism. Examples of Christian tenets that Judaism doesn't accept: The Christian co…ncept of salvation and graceThe concept of original sinThe concept of damnationThe concept of heaven and hellThe existence of the devilThe Christian concept of of messiahThe concept of the trinityPraying through intermediariesThe concept of a literal child of GodThe idea that one man can atone for the sins of another These are just some examples, there are far more differences between Judaism and Christianity.
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.