What are the 3 original sects of Christianity?
The Church which Jesus Christ established (Church of God) on the 1s Pentecost Sunday, June 17, 31 AD, had a small group of followers who were commonly referred to as followers of 'The Way' or the Nazarene. It wasn't until Antioch some 10+ years afterwards that these followers were sarcastically referred to as Christians.
In the very early days of Christianity, there appear to have been:
Ebionites (""the Poor Ones"), an early Jewish Christian sect that lived in and around Judea from the 1st to the 4th century;
Nazarenes, an early Jewish Christian sect similar to the Ebionites, but they also accepted the virgin birth and divinity of Jesus.
Nazoraeans, a first century offshoot of the Nazarenes, according to Epiphanius.
Cerinthians, who followed the Jewish law, denied that the Supreme God had made the physical world, and denied the divinity of Jesus.
Carpocratians, an early Gnostic sect founded in the first half of the second century.
Some would say that Pauline Christianity, with its distinctive theology, was a separate sect. Its followers were probably absorbed into the proto-Catholic-Orthodox sect early in the second century.
The proto-Catholic-Orthodox sect is believed to have coexisted with the above sects from the earliest times.
The 3 main denominations are Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox.
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From the birth, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ. >It may surprise many people but Christianity originated not in the middle east but in what is now modern day Turkey.< Please provide a link to proof for this statement. According to the Bible itself, this originated in Jerusalem, Galilee, Dam…ascus, the surrounding areas of the Dead Sea- All in modern day Israel. What you are saying here is a borderline anti-christian statement, and I don't think we want to offend anybody. ( Full Answer )
The reasons for the coming of Christ from whom Christianity originated are given in the following passages of Scripture. The exact nature of the fall of Adam and Eve related below is a matter for debate but Jewish history and subsequent events confirm that this event or an event of a similar nature …took place which necessitated the coming of Christ. From the beginning God made us in His image and therefore able to share in His Divine nature but when Adam and Eve, being tempted by the serpent/devil, disobeyed God by " eating of the fruit of the tree of tree of the knowledge of good and evil" their eyes were opened and God said, "'Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever' therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the Garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life." (Genesis Chapter 3) God promised the serpent/devil "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." (Genesis Chapter 3) He promised a "Redeemer" from the children of Eve who would restore our link to Him. Until that time came He sent the prophets as mediators between Himself and his people to spread the Law and keep alive the promise He made. "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...." (Exodus Ch 20) "Fear not... the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. â¦.. For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing wrath for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the LORD, your Redeemer .(Isaiah Chapter 54) "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land" (Jeremiah Chapter 33) At the appropriate time the Redeemer came in the person of Jesus Christ, son of the Living God born of the Virgin Mary, a descendant of Eve, who is our King and ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven. Answer Christianity as we know it today was codified in 325 at the Council of Nicea. Before that date, it was a variety of Judaism that believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah of Israel. The apostles were Jewish men who studied with Jesus, and were firmly convinced that he was The Anointed One which was promised by God in the Old Testament. The book of Acts in the New Testament records their reactions and journeys in spreading their beliefs to Jew and Gentile. The big split between Christianity and Judaism came about 135 CE during the Bar Kokhba Revolt. The Christians did not believe that Bar Kokhba was the Messiah, as they already knew that Jesus was. But the leadership of Judaism pushed for Bar Kokhba as Messiah, and the Christians did not participate in the revolt. This led to the division of Jew and Christian as it is today. Answer Christianity originated in order to bring the Law of Moses to the European pagans. To make the law attractive to them, Christianity's images are all pagan, from the virgin birth of Jesus to his ritual sacrifice and resurrection, because these are familiar ideas that the pagans could recognize and understand. Later, of course, the founders of the church mistook the package - wrapped as it was in pagan imagery - for the Law itself that the package was intended to contain: Love one another and treat each other with justice and mercy. And so instead of justice and mercy we have holy wars and inquisitions, where bloody fools argue and kill each other over meaningless doctrinal distinctions about the wrapping material covering the Law of peace and love they have forgotten inside. God laughs, but Jesus weeps. Religious strife breaks his heart. God planned "Christianity" from before the foundation of the world. First He called a people, the Jews and they were to evangelize the world, telling of a Messiah to come. Finally down through the ages the Messiah did come in the person of Jesus. The Jewish people did not believe Jesus was the Messiah and had Him crucified. But Jesus's disciples/ Apostles did believe Jesus was the Messiah and on Pentecost the Holy Spirit of God entered their hearts and the Christian church began. Christianity started and will continue because we (Christians) believe in their heart that Jesus is the Son of God and is the Savior of the world. Jesus said, "The gates of hell will not prevail against the church" . My translation. Christianity never 'started.' It has always been there, as God has also, being outside of time. As man followed God, a name was put to the followers: Christians. So Christianity is defined. ( Full Answer )
Answers as given by different Wi kiAnswers contributors: Answer According to Christians, Christianity wasfounded by G-D. It is the doctrines and teachings of Jesus Christ.Christians believe that Jesus is the Christ, or the Messiah. AfterHis death and resurrection, his disciples (like Peter and… Paul)spread His gospel abroad. To understand what Christianity is, though, look at the root wordChristos, which is Greek for Christ. The Christ was the "anointedone," to be anointed means to be chosen by G-D for royalty orpriesthood. While Christ is from the Greek, Messiah comes from theHebrew "Meshiach," also meaning the "anointed one." A "Christian"and a "Messianic" Believer by definition must be one and the same. Answer It is essential that Paul be included in discussions of theorigins of Christianity. Without the work that Paul did,Christianity might not have caught on anywhere. He made severalmissionary journies that are documented in the Book of Acts, and healso played a major role in opening the Christian church to thenon-Jewish communities of the day. Most study bibles have sectionsoutlining Paul's journies, and they make for a very exciting timein the early history of the church. Paul's letters, independent ofthe journeys he made, also play a major role in the disseminationof Christian teaching. Answer JUDAISM Answer Christianity was a religion evolved from the Ancient EgyptianReligion of Sun worship between 2 and 3 thousand years ago. First it is important to point out that Jesus Christ as worshippedby Christians has only ever appeared in religious texts which arenot considered to be a reliable source of history by main streamhistorians. He has never appeared in any actual historicaldocuments and so there is considerable doubt as to whether heactually existed as described in the bible at all. As far as the origin of Christianity goes there are many documentsI can reference but the documentary "Zietguist" does this for usvery well so I will quote a summary from the text: "Furthermore, the character of Jesus, a literary and astrologicalhybrid, is most explicitly a plagiarization of the Egyptian Sun-godHorus.For example, inscribed about 3500 years, on the walls of theTemple of Luxor in Egypt are images of the enunciation, theimmaculate conception, the birth, and the adoration of Horus. Theimages begin with Thaw announcing to the virgin Isis that she willconceive Horus, then Nef the holy ghost impregnating the virgin,and then the virgin birth and the adoration.This is exactly thestory of Jesus' miracle conception. In fact, the literarysimilarities between the Egyptian religion and the Christianreligion are staggering." Answer For Christians, Christianityoriginated as the disciples (and later, the apostles) spread thenews of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection, building up afledgling church which has grown into what it is today. These men,who fled from the scene and denied their association with Jesuswhile he was being crucified, preached with a boldness that wentagainst the Jewish traditions in which they had been raised. Originally, these followers called themselves followers of "theWay" (Acts 9:2), after Jesus's words " I am the Way, the Truthand the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me. " Sometimeafter Christ's death and resurrection, a new term arose, that being"Christian". The first use of this word "Christian" to refer tochrist's followers is recorded in Acts 11:26 as having been used inAntioch, a city in Syria. The term comes from the Greek wordmeaning Messiah "Christos" and the latin ending "ianus". Thecombination of these two words means "belonging to Christ". Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God, was able toperform miracles, and was resurrected after being crucified. ( Full Answer )
This a controversial question and will therefore be divided intothree categories of answers: Answers A: There is a specific sect of Islam that is closest toChristianity Answers B: There is no sect of Islam that is closest toChristianity Answers C: Islam does not have sects. Answers A Answer A1… Islam certainly does have sects, contrary to the desires of Muslimswho wish to cling to a unitary idea of truth. There are three mainsects within Islam: Ahl Sunna (commonly called Sunni), Shi'a(commonly called Shiite) and Ibadi. The main distinction betweenthem is who has the right to power over the community. The sect that is closest to Catholicism and Orthdoxy is likelyShi'a and the sect that is closest to Protestantism is likely AhlSunna. The reason that the sects divide out in this way is based onpower distribution and organization. Shiites have a much moreregimented organization with regional religious areas similar todioceses and Ayatollahs similar in rank to Patriarchs in Orthodoxy.Sunnis have a much more diffuse and more particular set ofdifferences between them, which is much closer to Protestantism. Interms of theology, no sect of Islam is closer to any sect ofChristianity than any other, save that Shiite Islam has anadditional Messiah called the Mahdi, who is supposed to come withJesus. Answers B Answer B1 None. Islam is not close to Christianity, although many people wantyou to believe that it is. The basic argument is that Christiansand Muslims share the same God, which is completely untrue. If youdo your research, you will find that the Muslims derived their God,Allah, from a moon god that dated back from polytheistic practicesin the middle east.* The Christian God, many times called Jehovah,dates back to Adam and Eve. Answer B2 Again a matter of how followers of Christianity have idolized Jesusand pray to him in practice. According to Islam, Jesus is a keyprophet, but should be treated as messenger only like Muhammed. Ittherefore becomes hard for a Muslim to go to a Church since allchurches venerate Jesus. Answer B3 I think to compare a "sect" of Islam wouldn't make much sense,rather look at the two holistically. Christianity, from what I understand, believes in God who hascreated all things, I cannot comment on the status of Jesus inChristianity, but if you compare the two religions holistically,they follow relatively the same path to a point. From what i haveseen, there is reference in Christianity to other prophets prior toJesus, and Islam has the same references. The primary differenceaccording to my understanding is that Christianity stops at thestage where Jesus is referred to. Islam on the other hand depicts acontinuation of the message brought down by Jesus. It is up to youto decide whether or not you choose to believe that this is true,but consider the original bible (Which is impossible to obtaingiven that the initial copy of the bible was written 70 years afterJesus passed, and the "old testament" having been circulated fromabout 400 AD) and look at the similarities in the actual messagethat has been brought down. Bottom line, irrespective of the differences in religion, we canagree on one thing, God is God, he created everything we know, andhe sent down prophets to guide us. It is for us to accept thatwhich God has given. Answers C Answer C1 All the interpretations and translations only add confusion, whenthe answer lies in the basics which is not very visible. Islam isthe religion of Abraham .. surprised? Its true. Muhammad is thelast prophet.. but who is the first? With that in mind, Judaism, Christianity and Islam have the sameroots and hence are similar. The Quran actively refers to incidentsin Torah and Bible, and so these are also holy books for Muslims. Monotheism is the key here. All claim but many have drifted awayfrom that in practice, giving more focus on the messengers than thesource, God (aka Allah). Islam at its core does not define sects -again an artifact ofinterpretations and differences in practice. Answers C2 According to Koran 6:159 and 30:31-32, the Muslim has nothing to dowith sects. The following map gives us a picture of thejurisprudence schools of thoughts used in different countries. Out of all the populations you will not find a single sect thatwould be like the whole of Christianity. Instead you will findchristian sects which are much like the Muslims. Such as the earlyNazarene sect. The Koran states that the closest to the Muslim isthe christian for specific reasons given in Koran 5:82 - You will find that the worst enemies of the believers are theJews and the idol worshipers. And you will find that the closestpeople in friendship to the believers are those who say, "We areChristian." This is because they have priests and monks among them,and they are not arrogant. - The Arabic term Nasara translated here as christian, though it'smost likely a reference to the Nazarene which was the original namefor the followers of Jesus as referenced in Acts 24:5-18 which Paulwas being accused of, though he flatly denied it. - Ultimately the Koran states that closest to the Muslims are thelearned people who are scholars themselves and humbled to the god. - The only possible sect that would incorporate Islam and havesimilarities to Christianity would be the Yazidi sect. A smallIraqi kurdish sect that became infamous after the honor killing ofDua Khalil - Of course according to some in the past, Islam was considered aheretical sect of Christianity. - Some even today believe that Islam is a sect that was created bythe Catholic church, this was first proposed by Jack Chick after hewas given information by a one Alberto Rivera. Gary Dale Clearey (someone who I don't think believes in Islam'sinterest) rebuts this argument in his book 'Thou Shalt Not BearFalse Witness: The Truth about the Vatican and the Birth of Islam' Islamic Response to asterisk *Words in languages are in most cases derived and so this isirrelevant. Its important to understand what they refer to. Allahrefers to the One Almighty and is not defined by any form- moon orsun or another. ( Full Answer )
Answer 1 The christian religion as such is very near to Islam for 'a christian ' means that who follows the Christ. This true to Muslims as they still adopt circumcision and fasting, growing beards, praying to only one god (nowadays Christians pray to all their saints) even Christ's mother's dress… were just exactly like orthodox Muslim woman's veil. Answer 2 It's an interesting question to wonder which Christian sect is the closest to Islam, but the majority of differences between Christians and Muslims are not sect-dependent. These include things like Christ's divinity/prophethood, the role of the Messiah, the various sacraments, the nature of sainthood, the interpretation of Biblical text and Qur'anic text, etc. However, if you have to choose a sect of Christianity that is most similar to Islam, I would choose Nestorianism if only because Nestorians were congregationalist like many Sunnis, believed the Christ had a uniquely human and a uniquely divine essence (as opposed to a mixed essence) which is closer to the Islamic perspective, and because many mosques look similar to Nestorian churches. However Nestorian Christianity is much more similar to other Christian sects than to Islam. Answer 3 I don't know which Christian sect is closest to Islam. I know that most Christian sects believe in the Trinity. Some worship Jesus some don't, some worship Mary some don't. Islam is a monotheistic religion. Muslims believe in one God who has no partners, no children, no parent,... This is the Muslim understanding of God: 112:1-4 Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. 2:256 Allah - there is no god except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all existence. Neither sleepiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi (throne) extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. ( Full Answer )
There are far too many to count but an 'overall' survey found over 30,000 organizations/buildings worldwide calling themselves Christian with each having degrees of differences between them.
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox,, Calvinist, Lutheran, Baptist, Anabaptist, Pentecostal, Anglican, Protestant Greek Orthodox Southern Baptist The Mormon Church is a Christian sect. Evangelical, Pentecostal, Oriental Orthodox Assyrian Churches, Restorationists Anglican Communion … Coptic Orthodox Ethiopian Orthodox Original Indian Christianity There are many, many different faiths in the Christian path, and these are just a few. "Denominations" were not included in the list (ie, Amish, etc) ( Full Answer )
Answer . Christianity started in the city of Bethlehem when a small child called Jesus Christ was born.
Catholics (found in most of Europe, Latin America and some other former European colonies) Protestants (found in some parts of Europe, the United States and some other former European colonies) Orthodox (found in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe)
sects are religious or political groups. Alida is a central figure in the "Pure Land" sects of Buddhism.
Christianity originated in the city of Jerusalem in present-day Israel. The founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, was born in the small town of Bethlehem, just a few miles southwest of Jerusalem. He was raised in the town of Nazareth in the region of Galilee, about one hundred miles north of Jerusa…lem. However, prophecy demanded that the Messiah come to Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey" (Zechariah 9:9). The New Testament records Jesus riding into Jerusalem and only a few days later being crucified there. Two days later, on the third day, Jesus was raised from the dead. Jesus told his apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the sending of the Holy Spirit. Forty-nine days after his resurrection, on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell on the apostles as Peter preached the first public gospel sermon. All this is recorded in Acts chapter two. From its birth, with three thousand baptisms of the first day, the church rapidly grew in Jerusalem, later spreading to Judea, Samaria and Galilee in the following few years. Once the first non-Jews were baptized (Acts 10) the church rapidly spread outside what were traditionally Jewish lands into all the Roman Empire and beyond during the next three or four centuries. A question arises, which is can we know from sources outside the New Testament whether the accounts in the New Testament are accurate history. This is a broad question, but the general consensus of historians is that the broad background of the history described above is accurate. Both the Jewish historian Josephus (late first century), as well as the avowed religious Jews who wrote the Talmud (second through fourth centuries) agreed that Jesus was a real person who did indeed die in Jerusalem. All the evidence we have points toward the fact that the earliest preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ included the central teaching of his resurrection in Jerusalem. Therefore, it can be stated with confidence that the Church of Jesus Christ (Christianity) began in Jerusalem. In the area now known as Israel/Palestine. ( Full Answer )
Where is the origin of Christianity? Jesus is the origin of Christianity. He is in heaven, at the right hand of the Father, and with his people. Where was the origin of Christianity? Jesus lived in the Roman province of Galilee and spend much time in Judea. These are in the land that is now I…srael and the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Jesus died and was resurrected just outside Jerusalem, which would be in today's Jerusalem. ( Full Answer )
Jesus Christ is the entire basis for Christianity. Scripture tellsus that He came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it. Additional Answer: The founder of Christianity is Jesus of Nazareth, who Christiansknow as "the Christ," which means savior.
Gregorian Chant . I think David because he made most of the book Psalms, and Psalms are pretty much songs about God.
The original Christians were Jews, and practiced Judaism. They branched off from Judaism and became their own religion.
There are not three sects of Judaism. It is just that three movements of Judaism: Orthodoxy, Conservatism, and Reform are the most dominant movements in Judaism. The others merely command fewer followers.
The Christian view point is this: . "Jesus dying on the cross and rising from His grave. People witnessed it, and many came to believe." . The historians view point is this: "Christianity was a religion evolved from the Ancient Egyptian Religion of Sun worship between 2 and 3 thousand years ago…. " First it is important to point out that Jesus Christ as worshipped by Christians has only ever appeared in religious texts which are not considered to be a reliable source of history by main stream historians. He has never appeared in any actual historical documents and so there is considerable doubt as to whether he actually existed as described in the bible at all. As far as the origin of Christianity goes there are many documents I can reference but the documentary "Zietguist" does this for us very well so I will quote a summary from the text: "Furthermore, the character of Jesus, a literary and astrological hybrid, is most explicitly a plagiarization of the Egyptian Sun-god Horus.For example, inscribed about 3500 years, on the walls of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt are images of the enunciation, the immaculate conception, the birth, and the adoration of Horus. The images begin with Thaw announcing to the virgin Isis that she will conceive Horus, then Nef the holy ghost impregnating the virgin, and then the virgin birth and the adoration.This is exactly the story of Jesus' miracle conception. In fact, the literary similarities between the Egyptian religion and the Christian religion are staggering." I recommend you watch the whole movie or read the transcript for more complete information. ( Full Answer )
If you mean the origin of Christianity, the arrival of Jesus. A few years later led to the origin. This occurred around 1 B.C. - 1 A.D.
Generally speaking, some believe the Godhead is either 1, 2, or 3divine beings currently. Some practice Sunday, others Saturday,some others Friday sunset to Saturday sunset as their 'Sabbath' orday of rest/worship. Some believe in baby baptism, others adultbaptism by sprinkling water upon the forehe…ad and others yetbelieve in adult baptism being fully immersed in water. Somebelieve in the person going to heaven or hell immediately upondeath, others believe in a intermediary spot called Limbo orPurgatory, others believe dead is akin to sleeping to await theirresurrection to Judgment. Lastly, some still adhere to the dietarylaws of Leviticus and most do not. ( Full Answer )
The origin of Christianity is read about in the Bible. Jesus cameto earth and started teaching. He gathered a group of men aroundhim and taught them for about 3 years. Later they would be called,"The Apostles". After Jesus died and rose again, these Apostleswent around and taught other people what t…hey had learned aboutJesus. We read this in ACT 11:26. " and when he had found him, he broughthim to Antioch. And it came about that for an entire year they metwith the church, and taught considerable numbers; and the discipleswere first called Christians in Antioch." ( Full Answer )
The unfortunate problem here lies in the fact that not all agree with what the scriptures mean. So some claim to be right while others are wrong. If you are able to find one with the same organization that existed in the original church, that is the one which Christ organized then you may have found… the right church. ( Full Answer )
All together there are estimated at being around 33,000 different so called "Christian" denominations. The three major groups are the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism.
Originally, Cristianity was started as a sect of Judaism. As time went on they split away, having nothing to do with the Jews. Nowadays, it can't be considered a sect of Judaism, but at one point it was. That was its pull. That's why so many Jews were sucked in.
Answer 1 - Christian: No. Christianity was a progression of Judaism. In the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) there were predictions of a coming Messiah and a New Covenant. Then in the fullness of time God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ or Jesus the Messiah into the world. Jesus came to earth fo…r one reason mainly and that was to die on the cross of Calvary to save people from their sins. When Jesus died and was resurrected three days later this brought forth the New Covenant. Judaism and the law was the Old Covenant, Grace came by the New Covenant. "Grace is what God may be free to do, and indeed what He does, accordingly, for the lost after Christ has died on behalf of them." This grace was first presented to the Jews, but after most of them rejected Jesus as the Messiah, God presented Jesus to the Gentiles. Christianity is made up of a few Jewish persons and many Gentiles. The Bible, God's word tells us that the time is coming when once again Jesus will be presented to the Jews and the remnant that is left after the Great Tribulation period will accept Him as their Messiah. More Information on this View: Judaism today is distinctly different from Christianity. But God has not intended this to remain so. Firstly Judaism was intended to progress to the point of accepting Jesus as Messiah. I think if a comprehensive reading of the book of Romans is taken up you will come to the conclusion that Jesus was presented to the Jews first and then after their rejection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ He was offered to the Gentiles. God in the book of Jeremiah told of the "New Covenant" that He was going to make with the Jewish people (Jeremiah 31:31) Also in isaiah 55:3 God talks about an everlasting Covenant, and this also pertains to the "New Covenant" through the Davidic Covenant that says that a son of David will always sit on David's throne. Jesus Christ is the Son, the ultimate Son that will sit on Davids throne. The Jews have missed this the first time around, but will accept Jesus Christ as their true Messiah after the Great Tribulation. The religion that the Jews follow today is a hodge-podge of their own making and most do not even follow the Law of Moses, which by the way was done away with when Christ died and was resurrected and then further by the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. Galatians 3:28-29, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female ; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Ephesians 2:14-18, " For he Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that he might reconcile them both to God on one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity......." The Jewish people should have progressed toward what is called True Christianity, but did not because of their disbelief (Which is another story in itself). Please read the full Book of Romans. The Jewish people have clearly gotten away from the Old testament Scriptures, a thing that they repeated over and over in Jewish history. You know this and I know this.To know God's truth you have to read what God has said and believe it. They don't even need a New Testament to accomplish this. All the ceremonial requirements of the Mosaic law were fulfilled in Christ and Christians are not required to observe them, yet not one jot or tittle was erased. Answer 2 - Jewish Jewish answer: Yes. Initially, the Christians considered themselves the Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah. However, as the theology of Christianity developed in the first centuries C.E., they increasingly moved away from traditional Jewish theology to the point where Christianity was a clearly distinct religion from Judaism. As for the New Covenant, Jews see this as a Christian invention, especially as concerns the Epistles of Paul. This is because Paul did not ever meet Jesus and expounded on a number of doctrines that actually went counter to Jesus' arguments in the Gospels (such as "not a jot or tittle of the old law is to be replace"). ( Full Answer )
Nearly all Christian churches baptize. They follow the example of John the Baptist, and the instructions of Jesus Christ and Saint Paul, as set forth in the New Testament. The meaning and procedure of baptism varying among the Christian churches. . For example, the Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Re…formed, and Catholic churches baptize by the act of sprinkling or pouring water upon the individual's head. . Baptists and similar churches baptize in the way it's described in the Holy Bible. This is known as immersion (submerging a person into water). This is when the entire body is placed under water. But, these churches have an individual make a voluntary statement of faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Therefore the churches will not baptize anyone too young to realize the significance of such a statement. ( Full Answer )
Catholicism is the oldest & largest denomination in Christianity. The Papacy is traced all the way back to St. Peter the Apostle.
It did not grow from a sect of Judaism,, Jesus was born a Jew and He was also the Son of the Most High God, He it was who started the religion of the new testament and He said, 'This is my church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it' - This is wrong whoever wrote it. I am not quite s…ure what the exact answer is yet, but I know it is wrong. ( Full Answer )
The Reformation began in 1517, and was started when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany. Since then new Protestant denominations have formed. . These included the Anabaptists from where the Baptist denomination came, the Calvinists from where t…he Reformed church has its roots, and the Church of England, another protestant denomination that split from Rome later in the 16th Century because of the threatening power of corrupt monasteries in England. Henry VIII, the king, used the convenience of the pope refusing a divorce for him to follow the lead of the Lutherans in Germany and split from Rome. It was the Church of England itself that spawned the worldwide Anglican Church that includes the Episcopalians in the USA, and also the Methodist Church. . However, to call these churched 'sects' as the questioner has done, is rather derogatory. A 'sect' usually refers to a rather sinister split away group that has unjustified unorthodox beliefs. However, it was because the Protestant churches justifiably regarded the (now Roman) Catholic church as having unBiblical doctrines (eg purgatory, over adulation of Mary, praying to saints etc), and being corrupt (eg with regard to indulgences, and making a great deal of money from the business that sprang up around 'relics' - many of which were purposely faked) that the Protestant Reformation began in the first place, as the Protestants regarded the papal rule as becoming corrupt and sect-like rather than vice versa. ( Full Answer )
Some have dated the start of Christianity - God's Church - on the 1st Pentecost in 31 A.D. in Jerusalem - part of the modern nation state of Israel.
At varying times. Some of the splits took hundreds of years to fully manifest themselves.
The origin of Christianity is not really mentioned and it is from the time of Jesus and the Pentecost. First Christian is those who follow Jesus his apostles and disciples. . \n
You would be referring to an Adamite. The Adamite sect becamepopular in Rome during the second century AD. They believed as partof their relationship with God that they should return to the"state of innocence" that Adam and Eve had before they sinned. Thisincluded "holy nudism" or abstaining from th…e wearing of allclothing. They lived in what are believed to be the first organizednudist colonies, most being located in North Africa and in theMiddle East. But at the end of the third century, Catholicism roseup to dominance in Rome and quashed all other sects of Christianitythere. The Adamite movement was revitalized in the 15th and 16th centuriesthroughout parts of Europe by several groups including theNeo-Adamites and the Anabaptists. This resurgence declined duringthe later part of the 16th century. Today, Christian Naturism is onthe rise again and becoming increasingly popular worldwide. ( Full Answer )
The best way I can answer this question in a few words is this.Early Christians believed in the teachings of Jesus. This includedthe belief that God's kingdom under Jesus would free mankind fromSatan's influence and bring man back to a good relationship withGod.They were thus neutral in political co…nflicts, avoidedinvolvement in warfare, and focused on preaching about this kingdomas did Jesus and his followers. ( Full Answer )
There are five major sects in Christianity and some say even more,but the easiest way to break up Christianity is into these fivecategories: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Eastern, and Mormon.Each of these groups believe the other groups are failing in theirattempt to reach proper salvation through… the Christ and as suchhave their own methods of attaining this goal. Orthodox Christianity is the one of the oldest Christian Sects inthe sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church andholds many doctrines in common with Catholicism as concerns theSacraments. The disagreement between the Orthodox and Catholic isover leadership. The Orthodox maintain that the Church is acommunity of Patriarchs all with equal standing as opposed to aPope with supreme power over all cardinals. Orthodox are mostfamous for praying with icons. There are several movements inOrthodox Christianity, the most famous being the Greek Orthodox andthe Russian Orthodox, but there are also Georgian Orthodox,Bulgarian Orthodox, Slavic Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox. Catholicism is also one of the oldest Christian Sects in the sensethat it represents a fragment of the original Church. Catholicshold that all seven sacraments are necessary to be saved along withthe proper Eucharist. Catholicism also has several co-equal ritessuch as the Roman Rite (the most popular), the Byzantine Rite, theSlavic Rite, and so on. All Catholics (and exclusively Catholics)recognize the infallibility of the Pope on certain matters and thePope's rule over Christendom. Protestantism incorporates a wide variety of different movementsand in certain cases, different sects in its umbrella. As a result,it is hard to pin down Protestantism. It formed as a rejection ofCatholic doctrine in some cases, especially as concerns Calvinistsand Lutherans or Catholic power in some cases, especially asconcerns Anglicanism/Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism. AsProtestant doctrines most often derive from the idea that the Bibleshould be the only source of Christian belief, differinginterpretations of the Bible have made Protestant movements mostprone to splitting. New Protestant movements are being created allof the time, with the Evangelical Movement among the fastestgrowing forms of Christianity. Most African-Americans ascribe toProtestant movements such as the Baptist Church. Mormonism is a uniquely American form of Christianity (that is tosay it embodies many American cultural ideas and American localesnot that exclusively Americans are Mormons). Mormonism holds theDivine Revelation extended beyond the Biblical Period, resulting inadditional Testaments of His Will. The most famous of these newdocuments is the Book of Mormon. Additionally Mormons believe thatDivine Revelation continues into the present day and the ElderMormon Leadership has partial access to Divine Knowledge in orderto arbitrate Questions of the Faith. Many Christians outside ofMormonism consider Mormonism to be a heresy as it does not hold tothe Nicene Creed's understanding of the Trinity. The Eastern Christian Churches are not a uniform group of churches,but this group represents all of the Churches of the Old World thatdo not fit neatly into the categories of Orthodox, Catholic, orProtestant. These churches include the Armenian Apostolic Church,the Egyptian Coptic Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church -- all ofwhich are also called Non-Chalcedonian Churches, and the earlyChristian Heretical Religions (such as the Nestorians andJustinians). What makes these Christian sects unique is differentin every case. The Ethiopians have additional holy books and aunique liturgy, the Coptics hold to Monophysite Heresy, theArmenian Church did not join with the Early Patriarchs of theChurch, and so forth. ( Full Answer )
The answer is : The beginning of Jesus' ministry. For the Jew: the answer is : The beginning of Paul's ministry. I think the Bible is your best source for this answer.
Nearly all Chrsitians today believe that the Christian sect that led eventually to the Coptic Church and then, following the Great Schism, to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches was the first Christian sect. However, there is good evidence that Christianity was already split into competing sect…s from the earliest times, with the apostle Paul complaining about those who taught a "different Christ". Since success has consistently gone to the group that has won the political battles, all we know about the predecessor to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches is that it was the most successful. We can not be sure which was the first Christian sect. Perhaps the Coptic Church is the oldest extant denomination that has survived unchanged since its inception. ( Full Answer )
The Basilidians believed that it was Simon of Cyrene who took the sufferings and was crucified for Jesus.
Roman Empire. As the Jewish lands where at this time occupied by this Empire. Modern day middle east.
WhenNoah built the ark, and he was on it for 30 days and nights, he sent out a dove to see if land was near. When the dove came back with the leaf of a tree, he knew land was near.
Christians should be evangelizing anyone who isn't saved. It is possible for someone who is familiar with Jesus to not be saved.
Donatist Christians did. They insisted that the church must employ only spiritual sanctions and not force.
Most dominant is Catholicism and then depending on definition of a sect, Wikipedia says, At the beginning of 21st century, there were more than 700,000 Eastern Orthodox Christians in Italy, including 180,000 Greek Orthodox, 550,000 Pentecostals and Evangelists (0.8%), of whom 400,000… are members of the Assemblies of God, 235,685 Jehovah's Witnesses (0.4%), 30,000 Waldensians, 25,000 Seventh-day Adventists, 22,000 Mormons, 15,000 Baptists (plus some 5,000 Free Baptists), 7,000 Lutherans, 4,000 Methodists (affiliated with the Waldensian Church ( Full Answer )
Catholic Christians Another Answer : The Church of God @ Jerusalem established by Jesus Christ and had the Apostle James as its head after the Apostle Peter had to flee the area, going to Babylon and performing his chief minister role over all new believers.
Judaism. ;-) Very early followers of Jesus were said to follow "the way." (The Greek word from which we now derive "Christian" appears only three times in the Bible; twice in Acts and once in 1 Peter.)
The president has not officially identified with any one sect of Christianity. He has attended Protestant churches of several denominations over the years; his beliefs fall within the mainstream Protestant tradition, based on discussions he has had about his faith and what it means to his life. His …wife Michelle was also raised in the mainstream Protestant tradition. ( Full Answer )
\n . Christianity i ncludes the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. To be Christian simply means that you believe in Christ as the savior, the Son of God. Any religion encompassing this belief falls into the category of Christianity.
A recent poll found over 30,000 churches/organizations claiming to be Christian worldwide. Of these, the largest/main 'sects' would be Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Fundamental/Evangelical.
The Catholic clergy believe in celibacy as a whole, but nearly all Christians believe that you can and should have sex within marriage.
Why do Christian sects like Puritanism put much more emphasis on hell and damnation than other Christian sects?
A: If religious leaders want to frighten people into submission, they should emphasise those parts of religious belief that people are likely to find most frightening. Other denominations look to other ways to the same end and may emphasise the positive aspects of religious belief, such as that Je…sus loves us. Fear is most commonly used by the faiths that adopt a manipulative or moralistic view of religion. ( Full Answer )
Most scholars would say Jerusalem, Israel. It began on Pentecost Sunday, June 17, 31 AD, by many accounts.