What are some unique beliefs or practices of Christianity?
Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, we also believe that as the Messiah, he is the only Way to God. In order to go to heaven you must believe that Jesus is the Messiah, son of God, our Savior, that he died on the cross for our sins, and that he rose again.
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A Catholic answer: The basic belief of Christianity was that Jesus Christ was the son of God and the Messiah, and that belief in him and the sacrifice he made for mankind will atone for sins and grant you eternal life. . Ten Commandments . Son of God . Messiah . Mediator . The Word . The… Ideal Man . Annunciation . Immaculate conception . Divine incarnation . Genealogies showing royal descent . Virgin mother . Angelic visitants . Celestial music . Visit of shepherds . Visit of Magi . Temptation . Transfiguration . Crucified Redeemer . Supernatural darkness . Resurrection . Ascension . Descent into Hell . Second advent . Unity of God . Triune godhead . Holy Ghost/Spirit . Devil . Angels . Immortality of the soul . Last judgment . Future rewards and punishments . Heaven and Hell . Fatherhood of God . Brotherhood of man . Freedom of the will . Fall of man . Atonement . Kingdom of God . Binding of Satan . Miracles . Prophecies . Obsession . Exorcism . The priesthood . Bishops . Inspired Scriptures . Crucifixion . Baptism . Anointing . Fasting . Prayer . Tithes . Community of goods . Golden Rule Another answer: Essentially Christian beliefs center around the person and work of Jesus Christ, hence the name Christi an. It is the belief of Christians that Jesus Christ was God (from the very beginning of time and so he was involved in the Creation of the world) and still is God as the Bible tells us that he still intercedes for his followers and will one day come again visibly to the earth. Jesus was born on this earth for the very purpose that he might suffer and die for man, indeed for everyone, even those who hate him. 'For God so loved the world...' This is clearly available for everyone who will accept it. '...That whoever believes on him should not perish but have everlasting life.' John 3 v 16. Jesus in his own person fulfilled all of the Old Testament requirements, which were then abolished at his death, as symbolized by the tearing of the veil in the temple. It is a fair question to ask why He would do this. The Bible reveals God as a God of perfect justice as well as love and mercy. The Greek word dei which means 'it was necessary' tells us that Jesus' death satisfied the need for justice as well as demonstrating God's love and mercy. The whole New Testament was written by eyewitnesses (as it claims) to the events recorded there, whose lives were turned upside down by the event of the resurrection. They were in a state of despair because Jesus had been killed, and contrary to their expectation He was alive on the third day. How a group of largely illiterate and ignorant (by the standards of the day) men turned the world upside down is explained only by this event as well as the 'power from on high', in the person of the Holy Spirit (the third person of the trinity) given at Pentecost as the source of comfort, understanding and power to believers. see 1 Corinthians 15 and Acts 2. Christians believe that anyone may come to a personal faith in Christ and indeed that it is not through religious rites and works. Ephesians 2 v 8-9. Otherwise there is no assurance as one can never know if one has done enough to please God. Since Jesus has done ,once for all, everything that needs to be done for salvation on the cross of Calvary all that needs to be done is believe it. 'And he brought them out and said,Sirs what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved...' Acts 16 v 30-31 Many Bible verses demonstrate these things as well as the fact that believing on Jesus brings a new life of following Him, not to earn anything but out of gratitude and because He is Lord as well as savior. ' But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. ' John 1 v 12 Another answer: Christians believe that God exists in three distinct, yet united entities: The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. That God is the Sovereign Creator of the Universe, That God always existed, "I AM". That God created man in His own image. "Let us make man in our own image." That man, (Adam and Eve) were at peace with God, communing with Him in the cool of each evening. Satan (as an angel kicked out of heaven) deceived Eve about eating fruit in the garden, and Eve disobeyed God and then caused her husband Adam to sin as well. Sin separates us from God, He alone is Holy, "other than" you and I. God revealed Himself to man as told in the Old Testament, and gave man hope of a Messiah coming. A Deliverer, who would take away the sins of man. Jesus Christ, fulfilled that prophesy. Mary, a sinful fallen woman, (like any other man or woman) was chosen being in the lineage of David, to bare the Christ "anointed" child. Jesus lived a perfect life, without sin, for He was fully God, and fully man. The atonement "price" for sin, is death! (see Romans) Christ's perfect sacrifice, once and for all, satisfied God's wrath against sin, and consequently sinful man. Symbolically, yet literally, when Christ died, the vail in the temple that separated the Holy of Holies, a place where a priest after ceremonial cleansing, would make an animal sacrifice for the sins of his people, that vail was ripped in to! Giving man access to God, directly, without any priest! Jesus wants a 'personal relationship' with Him. Christ rose again, conquering death and sin, and before ascending back to heaven, appeared to hundreds of men and women in the days to come, history bears witness to this record. God's Salvation of his elect, His chosen remnant is certain, Christ's death, exhausted God's wrath against His own! Christ left the Holy Spirit of God, to dwell in the hearts of redeemed men. Jesus said, "you did not choose me, but I chose you!" He also said, "no man comes to me, but the Father draws Him." Salvation belongs to the Lord, and it is His to give--hence, the 'gift' of salvation. I Peter tells us, "we have been sealed with the holy spirit, and have an inheritance that does not spoil, fade, or diminish." Those that Christ has saved "redeemed" are as certain of Heaven, as those that are already there! Sinners saved by grace "saints" are all Christians. We were saved by God, for God, and to God alone. In sin, we had no 'free will' to choose God, the Bible says "dead in our sins, enemies of the cross, once far off, " Dead men don't make decisions, we were slaves to sin, slaves do not make choices! In Christ, we have been freed from sin, to Christ, bond servants. Free will as some say, comes ONLY after salvation. All of this is so cool, for God is a 'jealous' God the Word tells us, "He will not share His glory with another." If we thought for a moment that we 'added' something to salvation,, that it was 'our salvation' then we'd have something to feel good about, 'boast' about. Since salvation belongs to the Lord, and He alone, we can only be grateful for a hell that we'll never see, and humble, (knowing we're unworthy). Christianity, is a relationship with God, at God's choosing, Religion (Catholicism, etc,) is an effort by man, to take things of God, and make them fit mans mindset, and thinking. My pastor has said, "In the beginning, God created man in His own image,,,, and we've been returning the favor ever since!" This is what the catholic religion has done with Christianity. It is no longer a 'true church', as they pridefully boast. It is filled with 'extra-biblical' positions that cannot be supported by contextual scripture. They Deify Mary, they pray to her, (blasphemy). We cry out in prayer to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, because of Christ's finished sacrifice on Calvary. They have slapped Christ in the face, in the forgiveness of sins by a man, a sinful man. Martin Luther, John Calvin, are men that God used to speak out against the heresies of the catholic church. It was common for the catholic church to use scare tactics, and to tell their congregation that they had to give money, to buy a family member out of hell and purgatory ( a fictitious myth of somewhere between heaven and hell, and that you can work your way out of their,,, and that no one goes straight to heaven, a lie) The Bible says to be dead, absent from the body, is to be present with Christ! Again, in closing, Christianity is God reaching down to man, to do for man what he could not do for himself, and frankly, didn't know he needed. Religions, like Mormonism, Catholicism, Islam, etc,, are all efforts by man, to 'be good enough' to attain heaven. "It is foolishness to those that are perishing!" Things of God are spiritually discerned. If one is teaching that you can be good enough, and that in addition to God's grace, you have to do this and do that, then it is no "gospel" at all, Gospel means good news! Jesus hated established religions of men, Grace "unmerited favor" of God, sets us free from the performance trap! It is liberating! I don't have to be good enough! I can't be! Jesus fulfilled what I was incapable of being, of doing! This is a great God! I pray that your eyes may be opened to see how wonderful, how deep is the Father's love for His own! We must humble ourselves, for there is no 'saving face' with saving grace. Another answer: The Holy Bible -- John 14:16 Christians believe that in the past they didn't have a spiritual relationship with God (they were spiritually dead) and they understand the penalty for this turning away from God is death - Romans 3:23, John 3:5. Christians believe that God has made it possible for a 'believer" to have a right relationship with Him through the death of His son Jesus - Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23b. Christians have accepted God's gift of salvation in Christ and have turned away from a life that is not godly and have turned to living a life honouring God - Ephesians 5:8, 5:2, 4:1 Christians have received the Holy Spirit as a down payment/deposit until Christ comes again - Ephesians 1: 13,14, Ephesians 4:30. We believe in the trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) That Jesus (The Son) came to earth to die for our sins. Three days later he rose again. One day he'll come back for his followers. To become a christian you have to ask God into your heart, and admit you wrong doing. Then after that fundamental Christianity, you have you denominations which differ in there practice. For me Pentecostal is for me, which is a bit wiled. For those who don't know what on earth it is, I'd say a multilingual gospel church. ( Full Answer )
Many different denominations of Christianity exist, but the basic Christian belief is that Jesus Christ, the son of God, came down to Earth to save humankind from sin by dying on the cross and rising again after three days. If a person believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and asks Him to for…give him/her of all sins through prayer, that person will be saved from eternal fire in hell and will live forever in heaven. Roman Catholic Answer In addition to the above, I should add that to believe in Jesus Christ means more than just "accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior". You must then repent of your sins and live out that belief by following our Blessed Savior throughout your life. If you read the Scriptures you realize that we are going to be judged and judged on our actions, not on saying we believe, but in living out that belief. Christian teachings would be summarized in the Nicene Creed: We believe (I believe) in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. (God of God) light of light, true God of true God. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And (I believe) in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son), who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We confess (I confess) one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for (I look for) the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen." in the Decalogue: Ten Commandments of God Exodus XX 1. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 3. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 4. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you. 5. You shall not kill. 6. You shalt not commit adultery. 7. You shalt not steal. 8. You shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor. 9. You shalt not covet your neighbor's wife. 10. You shalt not covet your neighbor's goods. ã . In the sermon on the Mount (Matthew, chapters five through seven) and in the works of mercy: The Spiritual Works of Mercy To admonish the sinner, To instruct the ignorant, To counsel the doubtful, To comfort the sorrowful, To bear wrongs patiently, To forgive all injuries, To pray for the living and the dead. The Corporal Works of Mercy Matt 25:31 To feed the hungry, To give drink to the thirsty, To clothe the naked, To visit the prisoners, To shelter the homeless To visit the sick, To bury the dead To give alms to the poor. ( Full Answer )
The major practices are praying and going to church every Sunday. However, at different churches or branches of Christianity, there could be other practices.
Christians believe that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. You can't get there through money, popularity or even doing good deeds. They believe in the Trinity. The Trinity is God, the Father, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus.
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begot…ten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. Who for us humanity and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate, was made human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance. He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father. He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead; of His kingdom there is no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, in the uncreated and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lived in the saints. We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and [Holy] Church; in one baptism in repentance, for the remission, and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgement of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life.  . ( Full Answer )
Some of the basic Christianity beliefs are: Jesus Christ is the son of God, there is life after death - good people go to heaven and bad people go to hell.
The beliefs of the majority of Christianity are summarized in the"Nicene creed". The Bible, both Old and New Testaments is God's inspired word andis God's self-revelation about Himself and His dealings with men. Genesis contains foundational truth about the Creation and fall aswell as the first pr…omise of a savior. Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah promised in the Old Testament cameto save all of mankind. The Holy Spirit, who is God in a trinity (not accepted by allChristians) with the Father and the Son gives both power andinsight to believers. Jesus will come again to set all things right and usher in HisKingdom which will have no end, and give to people the results oftheir free choice to either accept or reject Him. As He is God, theconsequence of a persons reaction to Jesus Christ is of centralimportance to their eternal destiny. Christians worship God in the trinity as this is how He hasrevealed Himself. Prayer as part of a personal relationship with a living God isimportant for believers and is based upon God's invitation as wellas His power to do what is asked according to His will. Salvation is not by the Law as this cannot bring assurance and asJesus' atoning sacrifice is the only way to receive salvation. All Christians, not any elite group of 'holy' people are saints,made so by the blood of Jesus and the indwelling spirit. The Bible, not human tradition is the sole source of authority.Man's ideas must be measured against the Bible, not the other wayaround. To be rightly understood the Bible must be read in its context,understood according to its intention (to whom it applies), withthe help of the divine author, the Holy Spirit. Christians should never cease to 'grow in grace' and knowledge ofthe truth. It is a lifelong walk and can involve regular need tochange where Christians realize they are wrong and God's way isbest. Worship and religious practice primarily happen continually in theheart and life of the believer, not just at particular times whenChristians gather for worship. This is a major difference betweenthe Christian faith and some others, in that it is not salvationthrough religious practices and so these are the result of faithand cannot produce it. That by accepting a savior - Jesus - you will inherit the kingdomof God (heaven) after death. This usually deals with praying to God, asking him to forgive anindividual of their sins, and accepting Jesus Christ as a spiritualsavior. Many Christians believe that any form of prayer is acceptable, aslong as it is heart felt, and ends with something along the linesof "in Jesus's name, Amen." as prayer is supposed to be given toGod through Jesus's name. This may differ between Catholic andProtestant belief, though the Bible asks to direct prayer inJesus's name. ( Full Answer )
The main beliefs of Christianity are that Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah sent to earth by God to bring sinners back to him, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, loved mankind so much that he was willingly crucified in our place. Mankind is sinful by nature and it took the blood of a perfect sacrifi…ce to make us holy enough to enter into the presence of God. Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless life even though he was tempted just as much as we are. He was born of a virgin mother and had no stain of original sin to make him unclean like we are. He died in our place and was raised back to life by God on the third day after his death. He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father (God), except by him. Just as he was raised in a perfect immortal body, so we too will be raised when he returns to take the church to heaven. Another answer Christians believe that God Is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As the Heavenly Father, He Created us & Sustains us. As the Son, He Came down from Heaven to Save us from Sin & Eternal Damnation.As the Holy Spirit, He Sanctifies us. Basic belief in Christianity is the God created the world, sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us, and then Jesus rose from the grave. The reason He had to die for us is because He cannot have any imperfections in His presence. That means if you had any sin, you couldn't be with Him. Obviously, we all have sinned, thus we can't be with Him. So He had to sacrifice His Son to take all the punishment for all the sins of the world, because His Son is perfect. And Jesus rose from the grave to continue helping us, and to give us hope. ( Full Answer )
Simply put, Buddhists believe that life is suffering, there is a cause to that suffering and the noble eightfold path is the way to end said suffering. The cessation of suffering is know as Nirvana. For more information on the principles of Buddhism and suffering, the noble eightfold path, please r…efer to the related links below. ( Full Answer )
The best summary of christian belief is the creeds. There are two main ones The Nicene creed adopted by the whole church at the Council of Nicaea in 325, and the Apostles creed. These are easily looked up elsewhere on the net. They are difficult to understand without some guidance and you should rea…d the new testament and St Paul's letter's to get a view of what the early church taught. ( Full Answer )
When Christians meet to pray, it must be done in private. Answer: Early Christians would have to meet in secret because of persecution. A person would draw half a fish and if another drew the other half they would know they were a worshiper of Christ. Mass was done in private and they would re…peat the Apostles Creed. ( Full Answer )
Those that Christians have today, as recorded in the New Testamentof the Bible and as summered in the "Creed". All early Christians believed that Christ was the Son of God who had been sent among us to redeem humanity from sin. They disagreed on the issue of the trinity. Trinitarian Christians bel…ieved that although Christ (the Son), the Father (God) and the Holy Spirit were three different persons, they were one substance, essence or nature, three persons coexisting as one being, "one god in three persons". God was one being who consisted of three persons. Nontrinitarian Christians rejected the doctrine of the Trinity as not having scriptural origin. Their views differed widely on the nature of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The Arians believed that God the Father had always existed and was the only true God; the Son of God (Christ) did not always exist, but was created by (and was therefore distinct from) God the Father; that the Son was a subordinate entity to the Father; and that the Holy Spirit was the illuminating and sanctifying power who was neither God nor Lord/Master. The Adoptionists believed that Jesus was adopted as God's Son. The Monarchianists believed that god was one person, instead of three persons coexisting as one in being. The Subordinationists believed that the Son (Christ) and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to God the Father in nature and being. The Arian Christians were the most important Nontrinitarian sect and were very popular around the Roman Empire ( Full Answer )
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 There seem to be… too many nowadays that only talk about faith and religion, but there are also few that put their faith to work and actually live it. ( Full Answer )
Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They believe that Jesus was crucified and rose from the grave three days later and was taken into heaven shortly afterwards. They believe that Jesus died for their sins, and that because of his death, they are redeemed and forgiven of their sins and c…an have eternal life with Him in heaven because of this. John 3:16 is a helpful verse to explain the basics of Christianity. ( Full Answer )
They have one God. They may pray to him whenever they feel lonely or anytime.. Their are many Christian sects and not all have all practices in common - although they do have a few (such as baptism) common to most. . Christening . Naming . Baptism . Confirmation . Reception of the Holy Ghost… . Sacrament . Eucharist . Maidentry (Womanhood) . Virality (manhood) . Marriage . Confession . Excommunication . Shunning . Last Rites . Funerals . (To be added to) ( Full Answer )
It varies greatly among Christians but the one thing that Christians have in common is that Jesus is the savior and that baptism is essential for the forgiveness of sins. Most Christians break bread and serve water, grape juice or wine to commemorate Jesus' death and sacrifice. //Although it is re…commended, baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins or neccessary for salvation. // ( Full Answer )
Hinduism has ayurveda, a system of health that is part of their religion. Judaism has kosher laws which were originally health related. Islam has a prescribed healthy diet.
Confucianism is a system of ethical and philosophical beliefs,which later took on elements that made it more of a religion forsome. It was created by the Chinese philosopher Confucius. The maintheme of this system is humanistic; it focuses on the secularwithout losing awareness of "Heaven" or the Ti…an. The FiveConstants--humaneness, justice, proper rite, integrity, andknowledge--cover the core Confucian ethics, though not all of them.Confucianism also promotes the idea that everyone should know theirplace in the natural order of things and fulfill their properduties in relation to others, so as to ensure social harmony. Asfar as politics went, Confucius also believed that good rulers mustthemselves be diligent practitioners of virtue themselves first andforemost. ( Full Answer )
Christians / Catholics - be more specific !. We share in common the Nicene Creed... That is the belief of all "Christians" [Catholics included as we are Christians as well]
The teachings of Islam are comprised of both faith and duty. In the Muslim community "Tawhid" defines all that a man should believe. The Muslims believe in a thing called the six articles of faith. The six articles of faith are articles that Muslims believe in, but are not the complete pillars or co…mplete foundation of Islam. Tawhid means oneness of God", that there is only one God, not many, and that one God is the creator of the heavens above, the earth below, and all in between. The basic belief of Muslims lies in the "five pillars" of Islam . These 5 are the foundation of the religion, and they are as follows: 1. Belief in one God. This includes God's angels, his books of revelation, the prophets chosen and sent by God, and life after death(judgment day) 2. Prayer - at least 5 times a day 3. Charity - this is in the broad sense, not just money, but it could be deeds, or giving of time to help others. 4. Fasting - for Muslims this is mainly done for 30 days during the Holy Month of Ramadan that occurs every year 5. Hajj - this is the obligated once in a life time visit to the Holy City of Mecca in Saudia Arabia and to participate in the religious rituals as prescribed by God. 1- there is no God but Allah 2- Muhamamd (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah praying God every day fast month per year and begin a good human and useful for society and having good morals. the Book Koran is the base of Islam: quran.al-islam.org ( Full Answer )
In history, the Ancient Pagans were killed by Christians who called the Native American traditions blasphemy (especially the Incas), and let us not forget the Old Mormon Church, which held traditions of polygamy. The Hawaiian Islanders had their traditions marginalized and demonized ever since Capta…in Hook, and the Jews did not fare well in Nazi Germany, either. The Modern Pagans (Wiccans) were put to death in Salem, Massachusetts, despite supposedly there being something called "Freedom of Religion". Today, many religions still want to be heard, but that is slowly happening. I did write a treatise on Scientology being not a cult, but I do not believe in it, and wrote extensively on Paganism and Atheism. Today it is my feeling that Jesus is a satanic cult. ( Full Answer )
The Bible is the primary holy book for Christians. It addresses allwe need to know to obtain salvation. It is our instruction manualin daily living. Christians believe God is the Creator and guideshistory assuring that His Plan for the Salvation of Mankind isfulfilled. Christians believe Jesus Chris…t was the Word, God andbecame man to offer Himself the perfect sacrifice for the sins ofmankind. We believe He will come again to stop the world from totalannihilation and begin the Millennial Rule. ( Full Answer )
Main Beliefs: 1. Jesus Christ is their savior and redeemer 2. God is their protector A quick note about 1, they believe Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. Read Matthew in the Bible to get an Idea of Christ. Practices: 1. Mostly singing his praise 2. Preaching or listening to a …pastor 3. Praying Technical Practice 1. Fasting 2. Baptism ( Full Answer )
First of all, Buddhists believe in multiple deities, while Christians believe in three separate entities joined together in one God. Second of all, they rely on the teachings of Buddha, recorded in the Vetas , while Christians rely on the teachins of Christ which are recorded in the Bible. Does tha…t aptly answer your question? Let me know if you have any other questions. -Chris E. ( Full Answer )
My folks were very tradional in their Christian beliefs. No swearing or cussing, no drinking, avoid gluttony and lies, no breaking of man's laws, keep the ten commandments, etc.. For most of my childhood they went to church on special occasions, Christmas and Easter, etc. and thought that was all t…hey needed to do to be a believer in Christ. Go through the motions and warm a pew occasionally on Sunday.. They were reborn later in life and developed a new understanding and dedication to their church, community and God. My father disliked being around a lot of people and found talking to strangers very difficult, but he became involved in many outreach ministry programs in the community and my mother began donating her time and talents to teaching children in the church. ( Full Answer )
what is the answer of enumerate some beliefs and practices related to the science and technology
Starting seeds, and planting various crops by the phases of the moon, to ensure a good harvest. Harvesting various crops by the phases of the moon to ensure their best effects. Leaving a part of a field unharvested to ensure continued favor of "nature".
Jews have 248 commandments to fulfill and 365 activities to avoid.They believe they have been charged by G-d to tend to the spiritualaspects of the world and be an example to others by leading properlives. Of particular note: . Jews are obligated to make the world a better place (tikkunolam) . Je…ws are obligated to keep peace within their families (shlomhabayat) . Jews are obligated to study, pray, and engage in deeds oflovingkindness. Answer Maimonides, in his commentary on the Mishnah (part of the OralLaw), compiles what he refers to as the Thirteen Articles of Faith,compiled from Judaism's 613 commandments found in the Torah (thewritten law - The Pentateuch). T he Thirteen Articles of Jewish faith are asfollows: . 1. God exists, and is the Creator. This tells us that the world is not purposeless or chaotic. Life isthe result of a deliberate, purposeful, intelligent and kindCreator; not a melancholy chaos or a string of fortuitousaccidents. . 2. God is One and unique. This is the basis of all Western monotheistic belief, which wasgiven to the world by Abraham and his descendants. This beliefplaces God at the center of reality and the center of ourworld-outlook and thoughts. . 3. God is not physical. This includes the corollary that no person should be worshiped asGod or as a god. Judaism has no god-kings, no demigods, no angelwho flouts God's will, and no sports-idols, movie-idols etc. . 4. God is eternal. This includes the belief that God's ways are also eternal. God isnot capricious, forgetful or fickle. Investing in a relationshipwith God is the only thing that will bear eternal benefits. . 5. Prayer is to be directed only to God. This teaches us that no person, government or institution is to beaccorded blind trust. We pray directly to God, three times a day;and we recount our shortcomings, ask for our needs, and acknowledgeour successes with happy thanks. . 6. The words of the prophets are true. The prophecies of the Hebrew Bible have been coming true throughouthistory. Even secular archaeologists (the unbiased ones) havestated that the Hebrew Bible is the most accurate of historicalrecords, as the disdainful theories of Wellhausen and Bible-criticsof his ilk have been shattered by the archaeologist's spade. A listof Bible verses which were called into question but later shown tobe perfectly accurate would run into the many hundreds. . 7. The prophecies of Moses are true; and he was the greatestprophet. . 8. The Torah was given to Moses by God. These two beliefs are the basis of our attitude towards the Torah:it is the center of our lives. Jews are keeping mitzvot (commands),saying blessings, praying, learning Torah and doing acts ofkindness and charity all the time. The Torah is the single greatestthing that a Jew has; given to us to provide knowledge, guidance,inspiration, awe and reverence, advice, law, comfort, history andmore. It is the basis of Judaism. . 9. There will be no other Torah. We Jews have been around for 3800 years. New fads, manifestos,beliefs or lifestyles which rear their heads are met by the Jewwith a calm, seasoned eye and the proverbial grain of salt. TheTorah doesn't change; and every new thing can be measured againstthe Torah's standards. . 10. God knows the thoughts and deeds of all. . 11. God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. These two beliefs provide a vast incentive towards righteousnessand, when needed, repentance. They also form part of the basis ofour belief in the afterlife, since this entire world wouldn't beenough to reward a Moses or punish a Hitler. God is just(Deuteronomy 32:4); and all outstanding accounts are settled afterthis life. . 12. The Messiah will come. . 13. The dead will be resurrected. Judaism is the only ancient religion which taught optimism; and alarge part of that optimism was and is based upon the words of theprophets. Answer "What are the basic tenets of Jewish belief?" They are as follows:1.) Belief in Am Yisrael, the Jewish peoplehood 2.) Eretz Yisrael,the Land of Israel, the Land promised to Abraham and hisdescendents 3.) The Jews have much diversity but share a commonlanguage, Hebrew 4.) SHABBAT-The Sabbath-day of rest, prayer andfamily togetherness. The Jewish practices are called mitsvot but there are to many forme to say, they are all written in the 'Shulhan Aruch' (Code ofJewish Law, pub. 1566). Judaism is founded on the belief in One ethical God. Answer there is one G-d and only one G-d all humans are equally G-d's children the righteous of all faiths will reach 'heaven' actions are more important than beliefs Torah is the direct word of G-d the Jewish messiah has not yet arrived all humans are born pure and innocent G-d blessed may be his name, is first, and last. Moses is the chief of all prophets. Answer: There is a lot more to Judaism but these are some of the corebeliefs: One God Creator of Heaven and Earth. The Messiah has not yet comeand we are waiting for the messiah to come. Do not believe in hellor the devil. See the related links for info on rituals. ( Full Answer )
No. Christianity should go merely by the word of God. (The Bible) Human customs change over time and these may change minor aspects of what denominations believe and sometimes split and change denominations. But the plain fact is, Christianity, the message of salvation, has not changed: If …you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 ( Full Answer )
Contemporary Christians of the United States are different from the New Testament early days Christians/Jews. We have church buildings and they did not. We live in the modern western world and they lived in the ancient and eastern way of thought. Most of them were Jews who came to believe Jesus was …the Messiah. Most of the contemporary Christians in the United States are Gentile Christians. There are modern Messianic Jews who do believe Jesus is the Messiah and Savior of the world. We have modern instruments to use with our singing and the old days Christians barely had an instrument within 5 miles of their worship meetings. Our music is sung in English and their music was sung in Aramaic or Greek or Hebrew. The Messianic Jews of today will often sing in the Hebrew style and in the Hebrew language. We have the same core beliefs as those of the New Testament Christians. The NT Christians did not have the "Roman Catholic Church or a Pope." Contemporary Protestant Christians and Messianic Christians do not have the Roman Catholic Rule or the Pope either. We believe the Scripture is the only authority for the believer as well as God Almighty. ( Full Answer )
yes because the catholic church was once unirversal, then many trad. stated to branch out different christian faiths.
Ang mga tao ay naniniwala sa ibat ibang paniniwala. Noon pa man ay taglay na ito ng mga Pilipino. naging uso na ito sa pagdating ng mga mananakop. dahil dito, naimpluwensyahan na ang ating paninowala at tradisyon at higit pa ang ating relihiyon..
There is a scientifically based explanation for everything that exists and occurs; we just have not discovered all of them. While some things can be explained quite easily, other things, specifically human behavior defy easy explanations.
The Jews espouse that a woman is unclean during menstrual bleeding and also claim that god demands that the foreskin he put on the penis has to be removed.
that there is a higher power and killing is a sin or any other kind of terrible thing(and like cannibalism is frowned upon by most cultures.
The majority Trinitarian belief is that God the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three persons of the Holy Trinity, all equally God. The Unitarian belief is that God the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit are separate persons, and that there is no Trinity. The Catholic Church an…d, to a limited extent, the Protestant Churches believe that original sin is carried by all people as a result of Adam's sin. The Orthodox Churches did not accept this Augustine doctrine. Some Christians believe that in order to go to heaven when we die, one must be baptised a Christian, believe in Jesus and seek forgiveness of our sins. Some Christians believe that in order to go to heaven when we die, it is only necessary to be baptised a Christian and believe in Jesus. Catholics believe in heaven, hell, purgatory and limbo, whereas most Protestants only believe in heaven and hell. Mormons, who consider themselves to be Christians, believe that here are many gods, although we only need concern ourselves with the one God. They believe that a group of Jews sailed to the Americas just before the time of the Babylonian Exile and established themselves there. They say that Jesus appeared in the Americas shrtly after his resurrection. Most liberal Christians accept that King Herod died in 4 BCE and that Jesus must have been born before this year. The Book of Mormon teaches that Jesus was born in the year 1, a view still held by some other conservative Christians. ( Full Answer )
One unique thing about Christianity is that our King (Jesus) died for us, on a cross. A true Christian isn't religious. A true Christian has a relationship with Jesus Christ. Another unique thing is all other religions is good works based in order to go to Heaven but Christianity is entirely faith… based to receive Heaven. ( Full Answer )
Christians believe that there is only one God. And he has a son named Jesus. Not many Gods or Divine beings. One and only one God. And that God wrote a book of rules telling us how we are meant to live our lives, The Bible.
Jesus, both God and Man, is the promised Messiah sent to be the King of the Jews and to save the world from their sin so man can again have intimate fellowship with God. . God is not willing that anyone should perish but alas many do because they refuse to admit that Jesus is the Son of God, the sa…vior for all. . See the Nicene Creed for the other fundamentals. . The Lutheran Book of Worship The Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal). English Language Liturgical Commission translation . We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. . ( Full Answer )
They worship a holy god's son called jesus and they celebrate his birth and death and obey the ten commandments.
Yes, fasting and prayer are mentioned together in the epistles. Act 10:30 So Cornelius said, "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, Act 14:23 So when they had appointed elders in every chur…ch, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. 1Co 7:5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 1Co 7:6 But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. ( Full Answer )
It provides guidance to improve people's quality of life. . It offers the only founder that stated He was God; and proved it. . It offers the only founder and his disciples who performed miracles here on earth. . It has followers in every country on earth. . Judeo/Christianity is one of the olde…r religions . Christianity is one of the most successful of religions. ( Full Answer )
The religion influenced other countries and soon became world wide and made other people turn to Christianity, creating one of the most practiced relegion.
surrender to Jesus means crusified yourself. When listning to Guru do not use mind or speech. Guru has to be enlighten.
The unique thing about Christian Revelation is that the whole world is in Sin, that we are infected by sin, the only way to cur this is that G_Ds own son Jesus Christ, die for our sin that we may be cured, and be made whole. The truth? That we have been given the revelation before time, we know what… is to come. We do not have to die before we find out a "Spiritual reality" ( Full Answer )
At church is where Christians worship god, but Christians show their beliefs to the world by shining their light.
OK, that is quite a question. I will summarize as best I can. What we beleive is this: The Three Marks of Existence , describe all living things which are: (1) Life is full of dissatisfaction (Dukkha in Pali) (2) Nothing lasts (impermanence (Anicca in Pali) ) (3) That all composite phenom…ena are without substance (Anatta in Pali) ) The Four Noble Truth describe our situation in this world , which are: (1) Life is full of suffering. (2) Suffering exists because of our desires and aversions. (3) There is a state of mind in which suffering ends ( enlightenment ). (4) There is a path to attain this state; That path is called the Eight Fold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path is the key to enlightenment, which is: (1) Right View / Understanding. (2) Right Intention. (3) Right Speech. (4) Right Action. (5) Right Livelihood. (6) Right Effort. (7) Right Mindfulness. (8) Right Concentration. The Five Precepts are the path to a moral life, which are: (1) not to take the life of anything living, (2) not to take anything not freely given, (3) to abstain from sexual misconduct and sensual overindulgence, (4) to refrain from untrue speech, and (5) to avoid intoxication, that is, losing mindfulness. As for how we practice we follow the Five Precepts and the Eightfold Path. The Five Precepts are pretty straight forward. The Noble Eightfold path needs some explanation, as follows: 1. Right Understanding of the following facts: â¢ the truth about suffering ... (The Four Truths); â¢ everything is impermanent and changes; â¢ there is no separate individual self- this is an illusion. (We are one!) 2. Right Intention to: â¢ Give up what is wrong and evil; â¢ Undertake what is good; â¢ Abandon thoughts that have to do with bringing suffering to any conscious being; cultivate thoughts of loving kindness, that are based on caring about others' suffering, and sympathetic joy in others' happiness. 3. Right Speech : â¢ Abstain from telling lies. â¢ Abstain from talk that brings harm or discredit to others (such as backbiting or slander) or talk that creates hatred or disharmony between individuals and groups. â¢ Abstain from harsh, rude, impolite, malicious, or abusive language. â¢ Abstain from idle, useless, and foolish babble and gossip. Abstain from recrimination and negative statements. â¢ Abstain from harsh speech-practice kindly speech. â¢ Abstain from frivolous speech-practice meaningful speech. â¢ Abstain from slanderous speech-practice harmonious speech. â¢ Speak the truth if it is useful and timely. Practice only necessary speech. Let your speech be filled with loving kindness. Speak that which alleviates suffering. 4 . Right Action : â¢ Peaceful, honorable conduct; abstain from dishonest dealings; take concrete steps necessary to foster what is good. â¢ Do things that are moral, honest, and alleviate suffering. Do not do things that will bring suffering to others or yourself. 5. Right Livelihood : â¢ Abstain from making your living from an occupation that brings harm and suffering to humans or animals, or diminish their well-being. This includes: activities that directly harm conscious beings, and activities that indirectly harm sentient beings, e.g., making weapons or poisons. 6. Right Effort : â¢ Foster good and prevent evil; â¢ Work on yourself-be engaged in appropriate self-improvement. The essence of right effort is that everything must be done with a sense of proper balance that fits the situation. Effort should be balanced between trying too hard and not trying hard enough. For example, strike the balance between excessive fasting and over-indulgence in food. Trying hard to progress too rapidly gets poor results, as does not trying hard enough. 7. Right Mindfulness or wakefulness: â¢ Foster right attention. â¢ Avoid whatever clouds our mental awareness (e.g., drugs). â¢ Systematically and intentionally develop awareness. 8. Right Concentration : â¢ Developed by practicing meditation and/or mental focusing. Proper meditation must be done continuously while awake, and should include work on awareness of body, emotions, thought, and mind objects. ( Full Answer )
The Brazilian KakÃ¡ (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) who currently plays to Real Madrid; The Brazilian Geovanni Deiberson MaurÃcio Gomes who currently plays to Bragantino in Brazil but has played to Manchester City and Hull City.
Prayer, telling the "Good News" to others, going to church, reading and studying the Bible, helping those in need.
For most of Christianity, that would be 'their' creed or 'I believe' statements. See related link for some creeds of the major part of Christianity: