How many Christians are there in the US?
Polling data from the 2001 ARIS study indicate that: 81% of American adults identify themselves with a specific religion: 76.5% (159 million) of Americans identify themselves as Christian. There are 4.5 million people in the U.S. at the time of the study. so approximately 35 million were Christians. For the source, see the Related Link.
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Yes, technically it still is. If you don't believe me, look at the politicians in charge, and the media. also there are secret christian groups who control the media, if you think that, that is just a conspiracy theory, look up 50 Cent' cross in the news, he was verbally attacked by one of the group…s for wearing a christian symbol around his neck while "promoting satanism." Answer Yes, One Nation Under God. That God is the Christian God. Answer Well... Technically speaking, the United States was never a Christian nation, in the fact that the U.S. never has had a state religion, or endorsed any religion. So, in that regard, the U.S. has always been non-religious. Now, the vast majority of the original population of the 13 Colonies were of some Christian denomination; many of the Founding Fathers were Christian, but a significant number were also Deist, which is NOT Christian. Culturally-speaking, the United States has drawn on a Judeo-Christian background for many of its morals and principles, but this has slowly decreased over time, as what it means to be "Christian" has broadened and fragmented over time, and the percentage of Christians in the populace has slowly declined. So, yes, the United States has some Christian iconography, imagery, and saying scattered throughout its government. In addition, as the morality of a timeperiod generally defines the laws of the time, Christian values and morals (as Christianity was the very large majority religion of the populace) heavily influenced laws and legal matters, particularly during the first half of the U.S.'s existence. So, to label the government as "Christian" is really a mistake; rather, the culture is based on Christianity. ( Full Answer )
I think the number is becoming bigger and bigger. There is no where in the bible that is against dating online. I personally know of friends who met their mates online - christian. My advice is be careful.
Answer . By sailing ships. Considering that our Founding Fathers were "Christian"/ Protestant (protesting Catholicism), Christianity probably came to our shores with the Pilgrims (about 1612). Fun fact: the first main building built by the Pilgrims (in addition to housing) was a church.
Accoridng to the CIA Fact Book, about 76% of Americans identify themselves as being Christian. That would be about 232 Million American Christians.
All of them are/were--there have been 44 presidents. Although Thomas Jefferson may have expressed some non-Christian ideas--
About 90 percent of people in the Unites States have Christianityin their background. However, only about 70 percent claim any trueconnection to the church in all its different denominations andstructures.
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A Cross is not a symbol of Christ's death but his resurrection. Some churches , notably Roman Catholic and some Orthodox churches use crucifixes - i.e. crosses on which are depicted the figure of the dying or dead Christ, in order that they remember the death of Christ. Im other churches, however, t…he Cross is empty - symbolising the resurrected Christ, and it is this aspect of our faith that we remember when a cross is used in Church. They are often used on a communion table, or as any focal point within the building. ( Full Answer )
I don't get it. Christians haven't killed any Christians. There is the Klu Klux Klan (which I HATE even though I am a Christian.) that is an evil Christian group that muders those who do not believe. I do not think it exists anymore though. There are always evil groups in every religon. Those who fo…rce people to believe what they believe. This is wrong. I hate to disagree, but in the interest of historical accuracy, I must. The truth is that Christians have killed many many of their fellows throughout the ages. This phenomena started on a large scale shortly after Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire and various Christian teachings were labelled as heretical. One notable group that was hunted by state sponsored Christianity but still exists today is the Coptic Church which is centered in Egypt. Unfortunately, this basic pattern continued, sometimes over religious disagreements (Protestants vs. Catholics in the reformation), others over purely political reasons (the American Civil War), and so on into the present day (a good recent example off the top of my head is Catholics and Protestants fighting and killing each other in Northern Ireland, although this has thankfully cooled down very recently). Some might argue that all/any of these groups are truly Christian, but short of redefining the term, I think we're stuck with the fact that Christians have killed at least hundreds of thousands of each other through history, which is quite remarkable for a religion that clearly teaches that we, "consider others better than ourselves." (Phil. 2:3) For the record, I am a Christian and quite ashamed of these parts of the churches history. ( Full Answer )
The number of those who claim to be 'born again' Christians changeswith each survey. However, the number seems to be about 30 percentof the adult population on average. That would make the numberaround 65 to 70 million.
76.5% are Christians. The population of the United States is about 304 million. Using math, that makes approximately 232,560,000 Christians.
It is recorded that 33% of the world's religious adherents are Christians. However, the number appears to be elusive, possibly because most information of this kind is given on a national census. Otherwise, people tend not to record what their belief system is. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~… ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Many people are born christian but many people become christian when there older because of personal reasons so every minute hour day someone new becomes christian or is born christian already Answer: While the number of Christians is hard to tell, many claim to be so. However, to become a Christian Biblically, a person needs to reckon that he is a sinner and are not worthy of God's glory: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23. We should all pay the penalty for sin by eternal death: "For the wages of sin is death;" yet God wishes to give us forgiveness and eternal life: "but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8. Christ paid the pric on the Cross for our sins. In response to this, if we trust in Christ as our Savior from sin's penalty, is that we gain forgiveness and eternal life, becoming a Christian. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9 & 10. Verse 13 says: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." The sad thing is that many would say they are Christian because they go to church, were brought up in a church, or think that they are good enough. Jesus said: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:21-23. We need to truly believe in Christ and all He did to be saved, to be a true Christian: "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." John 6:29. In verse 47 He says: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." Without true belief in Christ, one cnnot be a Christian. ( Full Answer )
Many, if not most, Christians believe that God intended the bible to be an important source for making decisions about faith, religious practice and morals. A substantial number of Christians consider the Bible to be the primary source for such decisions.
Christianity was used all the time in a medieval day. They needed something/someone to believe follow and have faith in and God was the simple answer to that. It was also an easy answer to plagues and diseases.
The word 'Christian' or 'Christians' appears 3 times in the KingJames Version (KJV) in Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16. Itappears 7 times in the New Testament (NIV) so the count variesslightly depending on which translation you use. . Acts 11:26 . Acts 26:28 . 1 Peter 4:16 . Ephesians… 4:17 (*) . Ephesians 5:21 (*) . Colossians 3:18 (*) . 1 Peter 4:12 (*) * = Christian/Christians appears not in actual verse but in theverse titles in NIV Bibles ( Full Answer )
The word "Christian" is in the King James Version of the Bible 2 times. It is in 2 verses. Please see the related link below.
No count has or could be made world wide, nor do you state legal or illegal drugs, but it would be in the many millions
According to the OCA (Orthodox Churches of America) there are between 1 million and 6 million who call themselves that.
There is no way to answer your question unless you tell us what the symbol is. Do you mean a cross? Or perhaps a fish symbol? Please clarify your question.
Many still lived in Christianity today.They follow the teaching of Christ,but many also although they are Christians,they act as not Christians,they are like pagans.Many of them allow abortion and immorality.It is not a Christian way of life.Christians today account more than 2 billion but few perce…ntage are church goers.Church strongly encourage especially the Catholics to bring the lost sheep of the church.The devil today are strongly ruin the souls and many are put into hell with many regrets.\n ( Full Answer )
Jesus tells us that anyone who would be His disciple must "CONTINUE IN HIS WORD" [John 8:31] -- which is the study of the Bible. He tells us that diligent study of His Word reveals the "Truth" to His disciples... and that the Truth of His Word is "LIBERATING." [verse 32] Christians use the Bible f…or "spiritual food" for the heart and mind, to "grow and develop" as God's Children. The Bible: "...is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be [become] perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (II Tim.3:16-17) ( Full Answer )
Christianity is too broad of a category of a loose collection of a family of religious beliefs to be pinned down as a particular religion. In this, Christianity is more of a moral philosophical ideal or belief system than an institutionalized religion. In American law, beliefs are to conscience of i…ndividuals as religions are to institutions. The USA has freedom of religion on the federal level in terms of freedom of conscience, freedom of worship, freedom of liturgical rites, and freedom from establishment of a national church denomination or other institutional religion, so it cannot have a national religion. This was so because most of the states in the founding of the US federal government had run various degrees of state run Christian church denominations or denominational services in that time as paid for by state citizen tax dollars. Setting up a federal national level church would automatically mean all state run churches of the several states would have to be dis-established by US federal law and so dis-establishment was not accomplished at that time. When the Bill of Rights was compiled to assure that the federal level would not dis-establish the state run churches, the US senators of the several states where deemed too patriotic to their home states to implement what would be a move to have a trans-denominational public square at all levels of government. And so they refused to make much of the federal Bill of Rights applicable to the states. In time, the citizens of the several states later enacted amendments and new constitutions that also dis-established state run churches; but often continued to retain resolutions as being a Christian or Protestant autonomous countries and often included the gamut of the Ten Commandments as well as other Christian Biblical precepts. In addition, many states wrote their own bill of rights that mimic much of what was contained in the federal level thereby making many of the rights uniform across all levels of government in the US. And so Christian religion, that is Christian beliefs and practices, were not barred from American government being a Common Law country using a Biblical moral code. The US Congress continues to open with Christian prayer with every session as it has since 1776. One of the champions for the trans-denominational ideal being President Thomas Jefferson even so far had dispatched federal funds to write a special Bible for the Indian tribes so that they can assimilate into the US and learn the Western moral principals derived from teachings of Jesus Christ titled: "Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" known as the Jefferson "Bible" and sponsored the nation's first trans-denomination Christian university in Virginia (where all universities and colleges were strictly run by church denominations and seminaries beforehand). And it was this Jefferson "Bible" that was handed to every junior, newly elected congressman sent to Capitol Hill into the 20th century. In addition, historical records show that Capital Hill held the largest Christian worship service in all of Washington D.C. by 1850 as well as services held in the house of the US Treasury. ( Full Answer )
Christians use the Bible to proclaim the word of God, as well as prayer, song, and giving to worship God in church. Additionally, in the Lord's Supper, Christians eat bread and drink wine (or grape juice) in remembrance of Jesus' body and blood shed for the forgiveness of their sins.
Here only a few things to be considered: First American Holiday is Thanksgiving, even today is the most relevant... The first thirteen states were developed with a very marked Christianity atmosphere (read old docs) , NJ and Philadelphia of Sir William Penn (Read this story)... First successful l…aw for a state was from The Bible in Massachusetts. Harvard University was founded by John Harvard... Yale University with the help and influence of Jeremiah Dummer (It should be named Dummer University), he made Elihu Yale and Isaac Newton two of his most important supporters... Newton science ... Blaise Pascal created the base for the computer that so basic for the US today and the world... Switzerland invented the Internet that US owns now (Read about the story of this small country and you're going to be shocked), they created the limit for the sea that corresponds to a coast-country, they at the end created the democracy system of the present time where you can live with freedom and go to the poll to pick a president and congressmen, they put the rules to war, has been the richest country in the world for a while, and US, including the whole world have been benefited with pencil-tip-size country... The slavery abolition, the independence and constitution were base on Christianity, capitalism, extraordinary justice, Churches in everywhere, creation of hospitals, Universities, colleges, schools, non-profit institutions like YMCA and a lot more... In time of health crisis like plagues and insanity (when the sound ones feared to be contagiated), casualties and injured people in time of war, Christians have taken an important place. Without Christians to be present In the funeral of those who die, the American folk would straggle to step ahead! Rarely one of the inventors that have brought development to US was out of the christian church... Discovery of sound waves and Invention of the radio, Steam Machine, Ship, TV, Phone, airplane, computer, trains, cars, electricity, power, glasses, general science, medicine, vaccines, international trading... What else? The most famous personalities and wealthiest commonly are coming from a christian family, politicians, businessmen, artists, singers, etc. The US is the one with the biggest population of Christians registered in a church membership. A lot of things more that deserve certain time of reading have taken part in the events and history of the US, I hope you have time to separate a reading moment to learn more about it. ( Full Answer )
In Acts 11:26, The disciples were called Christians first by the people at Antioch. This was possibly around 43 AD. (It was meant as a put-down).
Not as many as the people who ay they are Christain watch what they will say and do, then decide.
Bible is used as talking material between God & Us. God gives his answers to us through Bible. Bible is read daily by people. The bible is read to let people understands lot of things that happened in the past and is really important for us to remember. like the story of christ.
They use it for loads of things maybe for jesus the light of the world or the sun candles and many more look at images on the internet
Yes. Matthew 5:16 says Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. As nobody lights a lamp only to cover it up, but places it so conspicuously as to give light to all who need light, so Christians, being the light of the worl…d, instead of hiding their light, are so to hold it forth before men that they may see what a life the disciples of Christ lead, and seeing this, may glorify their Father for so redeeming, transforming, and ennobling earth's sinful children, and opening to themselves the way to like redemption and transformation. It's explaining that Christians need to be the light of the world. Because what good is a light, covered up? Let your light shine before men! ( Full Answer )
The proportion of the United States population that identifies as Christians has only declined slowly to around 90 per cent of the total. In this respect, the nation is some decades behind Europe and other Western countries, where the proportions of Christians are often below 50 per cent. Overseas e…xperience suggests that the decline in numbers does start off slowly and gathers pace once a significant number of people no longer publicly identify as Christians. ( Full Answer )
The majority of U.S citizens are of European descent, where the dominant religion is Christianity. All the founding fathers were Christians as well. People of other religions such as Judaism and Islam only started migrating to the U.S in large numbers in the last century.
All of them so far are Christians, eventhough people say obama is a muslim, hes not,because why would he swear on a bible if he was a muslim? anyway, i believe that he is a christian, no matter what.
Science is derived from the word for knowledge, because science is the search for knowledge about the natural world. This is knowledge that can never be manipulated or used to prove a preconceived idea about the world. The best scientists realise that ethics are are prerequisite for proper research,… making science an ideal vocation for good Christians. So, a Christian should use science to establish what the facts really are, careful to ensure that the proper methodology is used and that any conclusions arrived at really do fit the known facts, even if those conclusions seem at variance with the desired outcome. ( Full Answer )
The figures vary greatly depending on which report you look at and how current the information is. I have provided 1 link that reports the number to be over 41 million.
At this point in our history, all of our presidents have been some denomination of Christian-- most have been Protestant, and at least one has been Catholic. We have not yet had a president who is Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, or some other faith. Also, while many presidents were born into a Chri…stian family, that does not mean they were all religious-- some were much very devoted to their faith, while others barely went to church and seemed indifferent (or even skeptical) about organized religion. ( Full Answer )
The word Christian is not used in the King James Bible. Another answer: "Christian(s)" appears three times in the KingJames translation: Acts 11:26 - And when he had found him, hebrought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole yearthey assembled themselves with the church, and …taught much people.And the disciples were called Christians first inAntioch. Acts 26:28 - Then Agrippa said unto Paul,Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian . 1 Peter 4:16 - Yet if any man suffer as a Christian , let him not be ashamed; but let himglorify God on this behalf. ( Full Answer )
Second stanza of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel "O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer . . ."
Not really, Christians use a text based on the Torah that was modified to support the teachings of Christianity.
Many Protestants and Catholics believe that Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) are not Christians because Mormons do not believe in the trinity, that God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are one person. Mormons believe that they are one in purpose but not… in substance. Also, Mormons believe that salvation is through faith in Christ coupled with repentance (a general turning from a life of sin to following Christ). Many mainstream Christians believe that repentance is not required for salvation and that Mormons are trying to work their way to heaven. There are other beliefs and practices that many Christians find uncomfortable, such as the building of temples and the practice of temple ordinances in addition to Sunday worship, the emphasis on modern day revelation through living apostles, and other scriptures (i.e. the Book of Mormon) in addition to the bible. Also the Mormon church has no paid clergy and most members live the law of tithing where they give ten percent of their income to the church. Since the Mormon church claims to be the true Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth by Jesus himself, the church does not acknowledge the priesthood authority of other churches though it supports the good works of other churches and the freedom to choose religious practices. (Another Answer) I am Mormon (LDS). I promise we are no different than you guys. I play for a Competition soccer team, I play on Sundays with my team, I am no different than you. Everybody thinks we are polygamists, but were not, the F LDS religion bashes us and spreads false rumors about us. We are Christian we believe in Jesus Christ we believe in heavenly father. We are not a cult, the people that say we are are wrong. At Mormoncult.org he says that he was a "true blue" Mormon for 20 something years. The reason he is saying that is because he is F LDS. We believe that the Book of Mormon is a another testament of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is another testament of Jesus Christ. That is fine that other religions believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the holy ghost are one, we believe that they are 3 divine figures. We believe that long ago the church was wiped off the earth, Later when Joseph Smith was 14 Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him to restore the church. We also believe that Jesus will come again, and Satan will be bound. ( Full Answer )
they will use it to protected them from any harm that could acure in life
Obey him, love him, love everyone, tell the world the good news that they can be saved.
The Salvation Army is probably the largest and oldest organization/church that deals with substance abuse. The familiar Red Truck is part of a holistic and integrated residential work related program that incorporates all professional practices and services associated with recovery and restoration. … In addition, Celebrate Recovery is sponsored in some Salvation Army Locations. Harbor Light Centers are other integrated residential services designed to meet the immediate and spiritual needs of substance abusers, without discrimination. ( Full Answer )
At many times and in many locations, Christians were persecuted, so they needed a way to leave messages for each other without being easily detected by the authorities. Most of them were illiterate, so pictures such as the fish were the only way to leave a message.
Approximately 3800 Christian churches are in the US. This answer probably left off 2 zeros at the end. Most estimates of Christian churches in the US range from 300,000 to 400,000.
No, many atheists I know read the Bible more for philosophy. Some read it just for the stories. You don't have to be a christian to read the Bible. The Bible is used by other religions as well. The old testament is straight from Judaism, and mormons use a slightly different version of the Bible in t…heir churches. Regardless of your religious beliefs, the Bible contains good lessons for everyone. ( Full Answer )
its hard to say because cristianity is dieing and Wicca and Peganism is begining to takeover the world now (according to millions of studys and statists) hope it helps :)
Christianity came to the USA in two branches. For all practical purposes, we can consider that the first branch was brought by English settlers to the region of Virginia in 1607. The settlers were members of the Church of England, and the colony was supported by James I of England. The second …branch was bought by the Pilgrim Fathers, who settled in what is now Massachusetts in 1620. The Pilgrim Fathers brought a form of Christianity that is called "Puritan." They were also "Separatists." Puritans try to live as close as possible to the pattern laid down by Jesus, and to avoid compromise with the world. Separatists don't have bishops, with the Pilgrim Fathers already being constituted as a single self-governing congregation before they came to America. Other settlers of the USA, coming from Britain, Ireland and Europe, brought their Christian beliefs with them, and passed them on to their children. . ( Full Answer )
When Christians were being persecuted, they used the Christian fish as a symbol to show that they were Christian. They did not want any people who were against Christianity knowing about them because of the persecution going on, so they would draw a fish when they met someone. if the person drew a f…ish back to them, then the people would be able to discuss God without any fear of saying it to the wrong person. ( Full Answer )
If you are talking about the clover and its three leaves each leaf represents something the first represents "The Father" then theirs "The Son" and then "The Holy Ghost" hope this helps
No US president even professed to being a non-Christian. Three or four doubted the divinity of Jesus and some were not active in any church but all expressed a high regard for Christian principles and attended Christian churches on occasion. None of them practiced any other religion.