Where did Christianity begin and where are most Christians today?
A: The Bible tells us that Christianity began in Galilee, a Roman province in northern Palestine. The majority of active Christians today are in the Americas.
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Answer . Prior to Constantine, Christianity was a minor sect of Judaism. In reality, the Christianity that Constantine created was little more than a blending of the many belief systems of Europe at the time. Ancient Christianity was mostly a form of liberal Judaism, but Constantine blended Judaism… with the "virgin Mary" who represented the "Earth Mother" that was a basis of one of the old European belief systems. Easter was a celebration of the Spring Festival which celebrated the return of the Sun. Christmas was a celebration of the Europeans who observed that the Sun started it's southward trip slightly after the Winter Solstice, so Christmas was Winter Festival. Christianity is just a blending that has become ritualized. . Some would argue that Christianity began with the teachings of Jesus. Answer . Paul and his gentile followers; Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Answer . Christianity arose about 2000 years ago with the teachings of Jesus in and around Israel. Christianity expanded considerably under the influence of Paul and his contemporaries. Answer . There's not an exact date but since the start of time like it started with Adam and Eve. . ANSWER . It is hard to establish a definitive time when the community centered around Jesus became distinct enough from the surrounding Jewish community to be considered its own religion, i.e. Christianity. What you have is a dynamic and growing faith community which is fast outgrowing its Jewish roots because 1. The majority of Jews did not see Jesus as the Messiah, and 2. A syncretism of Hellenistic religious beliefs were being promulgated by Paul as he was proclaiming Jesus to the majority pagan culture trying to use terms they would understand to express this great mystery of God as he understood it, namely his own experience of Jesus' saving power that he experienced when he was knocked off his horse on the road to Damascus. At some point the diverse communities started trying to understand how they related to one another. Perhaps the Council of Jerusalem in 50 AD when the Jesus community tackled the question of circumcision for non-Jewish followers of Jesus could be seen as the start of Christianity. Of course, one wonders if gnostic Christians were a part of this group or if they came later. Another and highly related question would be when did the emphasis shift from Jesus of Nazareth as rabbi/healer to Jesus the Christ and later to the dominant trinitarian views about the Godhead? And how are we moderns interpreting Jesus nowadays in diverse ways yet still being authentic to Him so that we can feel the power of God working in our lives? Answer . When Christ died on the cross and rose again. Answer . At the birth of Christ our Lord, Jesus. . in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth! . Historically, I suppose it would be when he decided he was the Messiah and convinced others that was the case. According to the Christian Gospels, this would appear to be at his baptism so around 23-28 AD. . In 33 AD at Pentecost in Jerusalem . Its hard to say when Christianity was formed. As most believers in the world will tell you, Christianity was created by Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus died to save us all and forgive our sins. In essence Christianity is an amalgamation of other religions from the region. Jewish, Egyptian, Pagan, Mesopotamian and so on. Answer . Well, Jews believe that the Messiah (Jesus) has not yet come. Christians believe that Jesus has come. So, if you are a Jew and then Jesus came to Earth, you would then be known as a Christian, not a Jew. So Christianity basically started when Jesus was born which I guess was at 0000 A.D. (2009 years ago which can be rounded to 2000). So, Christianity began around 2000 years ago. Christianity originated in 0. in the early 300 B.C ( Full Answer )
when and where did Christianity begin A. According the Word of God it started on the Day of Pentecost the Book of acts declares this in chapter 2 when the Holy ghost fell and they began to speak with tongues, they were in Jerusalem,and they were all Baptized in the Name of Jesus, and if you were …to read all of it you'll read in verse 47 it says they continued with one heart praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved. This was the Birth of the church. Hope this Helps The Lord Bless you ( Full Answer )
Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said,....... thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. According to the New Testament: . 1 Corinthians 14 34-36 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to sp…eak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church . Ephesians 5 . 22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Colossians 3 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. . 1 Timothy 2:9 Women are to dress modestly, "with shamefacedness" -- "not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array." . 1 Timothy 2 11-15 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing. . 2 Timothy 3:6-7 For of this sort are they which creep into houses and leave captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth 1 Peter 3 : 1-6 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Answer The role of women in Christianity today depends almost entirely upon the context in which women find themselves or choose to be involved in. More conservative Bible-believing women will tend to be in churches of this type which themselves tend to have various more conservative expressions of the Bible verses outlined above). Those of a less conservative leaning will be in churches of that kind exhibiting less obviously or consciously the Biblical characteristics mentioned above and more akin to what everyone considers 'normal'. This will relate to all areas affecting women's roles including their participation in church leadership etc. The modern 'womens rights' movement has had a dramatic impact on the role of women in Christian churches , especially since WW2. This is one of the issues which is definitive in some respects between those who wish to follow the Biblical model and those who follow the 'women's rights' model and see the Biblical model as repressive and outdated. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is the act of following Christ. Jesus became 'The Christ' or anointed one when he was baptised in 29CE. His followers became known as 'Christians'. However the roots of Christianity dates back to the bible book of Genesis. In chapter 22 verse 18 it says 'And by means of your seed all na…tions of the earth will bless themselves...' this was Jehovah God promising Abraham, and by means of the inspired scriptures, mankind, that one would come in his name to right the wrongs that had been inflicted upon mankind by Satan the Devil. In other words, the Christ, Jesus. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is the most prominent religion in the United States. Almost 80% of Americans practice Christianity today.
Christians live all over the world. You will find a number of christains in every country.
33% of the world's population considers themselves Christians. That includes all types, though. In June 2009, there were approximately 2 billion Christians living in the world.
Brief of Religions: . Like many Christians say Muslims copied their religion, same way many Jewish says Christians copied their religion.. Out of Islam, Christianity & Judaism,. Judaism was established first, and then Christianity & then Islam.. These three religions share same God, believe in h…eaven & hell & shares most of the prophets in between them.. Except Judaism don't believe in Jesus (PBUH) & Muhammed (PBUH). & Christianity don't believe in Muhammed (PBUH).. Islam don't believe Jesus is a son of the God, Islam believe Jesus is a prophet just like all other prophets.. However Islam does agree that Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus without a husband or sex, however Islam does not believe Virgin Mary had sex with God, as God has no sons or relatives.. Islam believes ALL the prophets including Moses, Jesus & Muhammed are his messangers. ( Full Answer )
Christ affects the world so much that we refer to him with time. A.D. stands for Anno Domini and B.C. stands for Before the Birth of Christ.Over 76.5 - 78.5% in America are christians.
Fear of their own mortality, and a general feeling of helplessness. When people feel powerless, they turn to religions.
Christianity began when Jesus gave his disciples what is called theGreat Commission, which says to go out into all the world andpreach the gospel (or good news) to everyone. This began to beimplemented when the obedient followers received the Holy Spirit atPentecost, as Jesus had promised. This 'Pow…er from on high' wasspecifically promised for the purpose of fulfilling Jesus' GreatCommission. Matthew 28:18-20 (King James Version) 18And Jesus cameand spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heavenand in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations , baptizing them inthe name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commandedyou: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.Amen. Acts 1:8 (King James Version) 8But ye shall receive power,after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and inSamaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Various other views: . The Christian religion originated from Jesus Christ and wasstarted in the Middle East. It started with Jesus. After he died onthe cross, the remaining apostles spread out and started churchesin places like Rome, Greece, Egypt, and Iraq. . Constantine wanted to unite Europe and did so by combining manyof the regional religions. It just happens that there was a smallJewish sect that he believed would draw in the Jews to his"universal" European religion. The spring festival of thoseEuropean religions became Easter. The Winter Festivals becameChristmas. The origin of Christianity was strictly a function ofpolitics. The resulting religion was called "Catholic", meaning universal,and everyone was instructed to convert. Reports are thatConstantine never joined his universal religion, but was baptizedwithout his permission while on his deathbed. . It is believed that Christianity stared at the birth of Christ.Actually, of course, Adam was the first Christian as were all ofthe early saints before the birth of Christ who believed upon Hisname. . Christianity was invented by Paul. As to his influence, thereare considerable differences of scholarly opinion concerning howfar Paul did in fact influence Christian doctrine. Among the mostradical is G.A. Wells, a professor of German, whose view is thatJesus was a mythical figure and that Christianity was in good partinvented by Paul. Wikipedia.org/Pauline Christianity* . Christianity wasn't just randomly started. It all starts fromJesus Christ. When Jesus died for everyone, He rose 3 days laterand told his remaining 11 of 12 disciples to spread the word thatHe saved everyone. Thus it was called Christianity. *A form of Marcion Heresy, circa 110-160, which rejects the entireOld Testament and all but the writings of Paul in the NewTestament, including the commonly accepted four Gospels, yetincludes Marcion's own version of the Gospels. The Early ChurchFathers roundly condemned the Marcion heresy. Another answer: While the New Testament writers indicate that there were a numberof false claims about Christianity, they all agreed, including the12 Apostles, that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead and ascendedup to heaven. Peter, Paul and John, in their teaching, agreed withthe Old Testament, where over 300 prophesies came true aboutChrist, which is the Greek word for the Hebrew, Messiah. Christianity began in God's mind, before the foundation of theworld. God had planned on the redemption of man (buying back fromsin's consequences) before man was created. This is maintained bythe writers of Scripture, who were led by the Holy Spirit to writewhat God had desired. Things like: "they gave for my price thirty pieces of silver,""they part my garments among them and cast lots upon my vesture,""But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among thethousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto methat is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from ofold, from everlasting," demonstrate only a few of the Old Testamentprophecies, which came true with extreme accuracy. God knew what Hewould do with His Son, allowing Him to die for our sins, yetresurrecting Him in holy justice for the Christan's victory. Christianity (the fulfillment of God's promises) was inaugurated onthe Day of Pentecost, after Christ had ascended to heaven. See Acts1 & 2, KJV. There were 3000 souls that received Christ as theirSavior from sin n that day. This probably by custom only countedthe men, as indicated also in Acts 4:4, "Howbeit many of them whichheard the Word believed; and the number of the men were about fivethousand." In just a few weeks, conservatively, there were about25,000 Christians in Jerusalem. The name Christian, originally considered to be a slanderous namefor believers in Christ, was first assessed of those in the churchat Antioch of Syria. Yet it was appropriate for those who were"Christ followers." Another answer: Jesus did not necessarily start a new religion; he was a practicingJew. His followers eventually "broke off" from Judaism and starteda new "religion" (or faith). When Jesus, The Christ was of age and began teaching and preachingthe gospel, the people that believed Jesus (and all that he taughtand said) -- these people are Christians; although the Jews werethe chosen people. Answer2: Early Christianity a Way of Life Jesus said to his followers: "You are my friends if you do what Iam commanding you." ( John 15:14 ) Since Jesus' teachingsaffected all aspects of their lives, Christ's disciples initiallyreferred to their religion as "The Way." ( Acts 9:2 ) Soon thereafter, "[they]were by divine providence called Christians." ( Acts 11:26 ) This new name they boremeant that they believed that Jesus was the Son of God, who hadtransmitted to mankind the will of his heavenly Father. This beliefled them to follow a way of life that differed from that of theworld around them. Christ's teachings moved his followers to follow Bible teachings,which meant avoiding "fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct,idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fitsof anger, contentions, . . . drunken bouts, revelries, and thingslike these." ( Galatians5:19-21; Ephesians4:17-24 ) The apostle Paul reminded Corinthian Christians thatsome of them had once practiced these very things. Then he added:"But you have been washed clean, but you have been sanctified, butyou have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord JesusChrist."- 1 Corinthians6:9-11 . E. W. Barnes relates in his book The Rise of Christianity : "In its early authoritativedocuments the Christian movement is represented as essentiallymoral and law-abiding. Its members desired to be good citizens andloyal subjects. They shunned the failings and vices of paganism. Inprivate life they sought to be peaceful neighbours and trustworthyfriends. They were taught to be sober, industrious andclean-living. Amid prevailing corruption and licentiousness theywere, if loyal to their principles, honest and truthful. Theirsexual standards were high: the marriage tie was respected andfamily life was pure." Such were aspects of being a Christian inthe early days. Another distinctive sign of early Christianity was its zealousevangelizing work. Christ commanded his followers: "Go thereforeand make disciples of people of all the nations." ( Matthew 28:19, 20 ) JeanBernardi, a professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France,noted: "[Christians] were to go out and speak everywhere and toeveryone. On the highways and in the cities, on the public squaresand in the homes. Welcome or unwelcome. To the poor, and to therich encumbered by their possessions. . . . They had to take to theroad, board ships, and go to the ends of the earth." (Taken from(4/07 Awake on Jehovah's Witnesses official website) ( Full Answer )
All over the world. Most of Europe (with the exception of a few Muslim areas e.g in Turkey and the Agaean area, and minority religions elsewhere), Canada and the USA, Most of South America, Australasia, most of Africa with the exception of some Muslim African states, Russia and and parts of India. H…owever, it is growing quite amazingly in China, and expecially in North Korea where churches of 30,000 strong are not uncommon. ( Full Answer )
The country with the most Christians on earth, at the present time, is China, estimates are around 60 to 75 million. It is only an estimate because many Christians in China attend "underground" or non-government approved churches.
Answer 1 In the United States of America Answer 2 Christianity is a worldwide religion with Christian-majoritycountries on every continent. The vast majority of Europeans, NorthAmericans, South Americans, and Australians are Christians. Thereare also sizable Christian populations in African and …Asiancountries. The countries with the highest numbers of Christiansinclude: the EU, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria,D.R. Congo, China, and Ethiopia. To see more statistics on Christianity, please see the Related Linkbelow. ( Full Answer )
The Christian religion, named after Christ, began sometime in the early first century AD. The teachings were spread by the apostles who went forth to "teach all nations".
Christianity is relevant because it is the religion of many peoplein the world. Since Christianity is a major religion, many peoplebase their decision on Christian beliefs.
pretty good good things happen, no one treats you any diffrently from anyone else, and you feel protected
This is a very difficult question to answer as Christianity is spread right across the world. Most of North and South America, almost all of Europe, and much of Africa are not only designated 'official' Christian areas, but also contain a large proportion of the populations that are practising Chris…tians as opposed to 'Christian' in name only. So too are Australia and New Zealand, and, in Asia, much of Russia and parts of India Christian, although in India there are many other religions as well, ingluding Hinduism, Sikkhism, some Islam and some Buddhism as well as ancient tribal religions. However, as to where Christianity is growing rapidly, we have to look at the far East, especially South Korea (where there are single churches that number in the tens of thousands - for example the Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, has a congregation of nearly nine hundred thousand!) and in China where, from around 5000 Christians in the 1960s, there are extimated now 100 million practising Christians across that country. Christianity is growing too in parts of South America and Africa, but some forms of Christianity - especially the traditional church - is in decline in parts of Europe, although the Evangelical wing of the Church is enjoying remarkable growth. ( Full Answer )
The last rough estimate I read said there are between 2.0 and 2.2 billion Christians in the World - this is about 1/3 of our current population or thereabouts.
Ok so they have a lil destructive lyrics.. doesn't make them a non Christian band... I know personally a Christian band whose lyrics are kill the children of this sinner... that's strait from the Bible.. you gonna tell me that's not Christian... any how I believe they are
Before the foundations of the World were laid. Before this Earth was formed. Before Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden. Before Christ died for us. Jesus Christ was chosen to be our Saviour before the foundations of the world. It has been his eternal mission. It has no beginning or end.
Well, depends on if you understand Christianity. God was in the thebeginning, and religion and faith started with the first man. Butthat wasn't Christianity. CHRIST IANITY began when Christ died on the cross for you. At that moment wehad the chance to be saved from eternal suffering, and withi…n thenext week the first C hristian church began. That all took place about 2,000 years ago. ( Full Answer )
Just about all of their songs talk strongly about god, i stronglyrecommend them Yes, For Today is a Christian band, that plays American Metalcoremusic. They formed in Sioux City, Iowa over 10 years ago in 2005.
Answer . Current polling and other data suggests that Christianity is growing in developing countries and in China. It is particularly vibrant in South Korea. On the other hand, it is losing ground in most of the advanced Western countries, such as in Europe. Recent statistics suggest that Christ…ianity is losing ground more slowly in the United States. ( Full Answer )
Jesus started the reformation of Judaism into Christianity but the actual institution of Christianity was not established for a few generations. About 60 AD
It is hard to say exactly when it began. Some Might say the Birth of Jesus Christ, others might say the Ministry of Jesus Christ, and others might say the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I would have to say in my own opinion. That it began with the ministry, as the disciples of Christ could …be considered the 1st Christians. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is primarily practiced in the united states. On their currency It says "In God We Trust" which puts their religion before the president.
Though not officially known as Christianity, the teachings of Christ have been known since the time of Adam. For Adam received instruction from deity from the time he and Eve were banished from the garden of Eden. These same teaching were then given to their children. No one can say with any certain…ty just when it started after the time of Adam and Eve. ( Full Answer )
Truly Christianity began in Judaism, but if you're asking why did they split up, it is because Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah, aka son of God, Jews claim that he is not.
Many still lived in Christianity today.They follow the teaching of Christ,but many also although they are Christians,they act as not Christians,they are like pagans.Many of them allow abortion and immorality.It is not a Christian way of life.Christians today account more than 2 billion but few perce…ntage are church goers.Church strongly encourage especially the Catholics to bring the lost sheep of the church.The devil today are strongly ruin the souls and many are put into hell with many regrets.\n ( Full Answer )
The beginning of Christianity was in Israel at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came on the disciples to form the Catholic Church.
Jesus Christ was resurrected by God The Father on the third day after His death. He is now in Heaven seated at Right Hand of God and will return to Earth in glory.
Since the American Revolution, the idea of freedom of religion has gradually become more popular and more widespread. Wars today are more likely to be over territory than over religion. There are some places remaining, particularly in the Middle East, where differences in religion are not tolerated …well, and violence erupts between religions. This probably comes out of Islam (the dominant Middle Eastern religion), which believes that Islam should sweep over the earth (Jihad), putting all people into submission to Allah. In such areas, some Christians are dying because they are Christians. This is martyrdom. However, in cultures where there is religious freedom, are people still martyrs for Christianity? To answer this, we must look at the behavior of people who call themselves Christians. There is widespread hypocrisy in Christendom. The majority of Christians in religiously free societies have their faith as only a superfulous, unimportant aspect of their lives. They give their lives in an effort to go far in the rat race, ignoring their religion's belief that we should seek not worldly power and money but salvation and good works to others. Thus, if a Christian in a religiously free society decided to follow the teachings of Christianity, he would fail financially, lose his powers, and suffer. Would such a Christian be a martyr? That's debatable. He would suffer for his faith, but this suffering would not necessarily be caused by purposeful violence of men. It could have been caused imperonally by the rules of society. Also, a martyr is someone who dies for his fath. Someone who chooses to suffer for the sake of Christian teaching will not necessarily die. Or will he? Jesus says, "He who wishes to lose his life will save it, and he who wishes to save his life will lose it." He also says, "He who wishes to follow me: abandon everything, take up your cross, and follow me." Following these commandments of Jesus would result in a very short life. Thus, if someone in any society were to follow the teaching of Jesus to their fullest, he would be the perfect martry for Christianity. He would die not for his faith but for his service. ( Full Answer )
Since Christianity is the largest religion, it is located all over the world. It is mostly in the West. But Christianity has a foothold in Asia as well.
Christianity began at the day of Pentecost, when God sent the Holy Spirit onto the believers and commissioned them to "Go unto the world and preach the good news that I have given you".
Yes, it does. Christianity in its various forms is one of the three major religions of the world.
Christianity as an officil religion began in Jerusalem after Jesus had ascended and his followers began preaching the good news of the kingdom. Although they were still Jews by race, they were Christians by faith. However, these early believers were not called "Christians". "Christians" only began b…eing called thus when the religion spread to Antioch, where the word meant, "Follower of Christ." ( Full Answer )
To some extent, the history of Christianity is to die in one area but grow in another area. Evidence of this is to be found in areas as diverse as Britain and China. In the past, both growth and decline have depended on politics and military power. These are far less relevant today, but there are ne…w forces that impact on the growth and decline of Christianity. It is true that Christianity is declining rapidly in affluent and well-educated nations of the West, but it is spreading among poorly educated people of Africa and rural Asia. The decline of Christianity in the West is exacerbated by revelations of financial and sexual crimes commited by Christian clergy and lay members, but these have little impact in areas where Christianity is continuing to grow. ( Full Answer )
Most of the time, in civilized countries at least, Christians aren't persecuted for their religion.
Christains do not feel any different about Jesus today than we did hundreds or thousands of years ago. We do feel that there are less and less people who believe and love Christ. The population of believers seems to get smaller and smaller as the world gets older. People now in days are more interes…ted in sex and the 7th commandment is "Thou shalt not commit adultery." So what I'm pretty much saying is Christains don't feel any different about Jesus. The world does. ( Full Answer )
Many do what's natural to them when living. Some try to convert others to varying degrees, some don't at all. Some have become more lax on what was traditionally seen as laws set by God, to the dismay of some Christians and the delight of others of the same faith. Some go to church, some don't… ever. All in all, each individual Christian cannot be summed up in a short answer as there are many and each is a unique and complex individual and being. ( Full Answer )
1 A.D. and up. After Christ died the Jews began to believe that it Jesus wasn't "the Christ" at all. But just a powerful prophet. Christians believed that he was Jesus. So I guess you can say it began in just the Middle East, where Jesus mainly taught. ~~I know this is a sketchy answer so feel free… to completely delete for further details~~ sjs ( Full Answer )
A: It is part of Christian lore that Christians are persecuted andalways have been, with numerous martyrs put to death during earlyRoman times, but this is far from the truth. The greatest risk of persecution would be in North Korea, where anyChristians could expect to be persecuted by this oppres…siveCommunist regime, but the risks for Buddhists would be just asgreat, with many more Buddhists even if they worship in secret.Some persecution of Christians occurs occasionally inMuslim-majority countries of the Middle East, but the officialposition of Islam is that Christians, as people of the Book, shouldbe free to worship as they please. Almost everywhere else, Christians are entirely free to worshipfreely without hindrance. The one restriction that a small minorityof Christians might find irksome, is that Christians are generallynot permitted to harrass or intimidate those who do not share theirbeliefs. ( Full Answer )
Parables are stories that make it easy for people to relate to them. This is probably the main reason why Jesus taught through a lot of parables. They capture a "moral of the story" which is conveyed to the reader in an easy to understand way. How is another question all together. Let me share wi…th you a story I wrote based on a Parable so you can understand. We all know the story of the Good Samaritan and Jesus' teachings of loving your enemy. But, how can that be applied to today's crazy world? My friend, a few years ago you'll recall the horrific mass shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 33 people, including the shooter himself. Here is my story, about the 33 rocks that I wrote shortly thereafter: . Today at Virginia Tech, a memorial exists where 32 rocks have been placed in remembrance of those who died at the shooting two and a half weeks ago. One student, Katelynn L. Johnson, has been placing a 33rd rock secretly in the middle of the night for Cho Seung-Hui in order to avoid backlash. While other students have taken the rock away during the day, she replenishes it over night and the cycle of placing and removing the rock continues. My friends, 33 people did die on that terrible day. What Cho Seung-Hui did can only be described as barbaric. He certainly is our enemy, and there is a lot of hatred right now directed towards him as the killer. But should we memorialize him too? Does he have the right to be remembered along with his victims as someone who had a lot of problems and not a rational mind? What do we do with those among us who are vile, full of hatred, and malice? Do we abandon them, lock them up and keep them out? These types of moral dilemmas can easily be solved by looking at the Bible. Christ says (Mat. 5:44) 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you'. If Cho Seung-Hui is our enemy, he too should be loved and included in the memorial. For some people, this might be quite possibly the hardest thing they will ever have to do. Forgive him. 'For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?'. So I'm with Katelynn on this one -- being a moral and loving person to care enough for such a brutal, vicious, and heinous person is hard. But where is it written that life must be easy, without suffering and pain? If we are to be like Him, we must aspire to be like His love, a more perfect and wholesome love than what is conventional. For if He could forgive even Cho, there would be great hope for us and our salvation too. As you can see, parables still effect us today. Answer #2: It is a earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Parables were a common teaching device in the days of Jesus. It was a story that had a hidden meaning, those who had spiritual understanding would understand the meaning of the stories, while those who did not have interest in spiritual matters would only hear a story and not necessarily grasp its deeper meaning. It is a common misconception that parables were told to make Jesus' teachings easier to understand, when in fact, Jesus, in His own words said that they opposite is true. The purpose of parables was to give understanding to those who would seek, while hiding it from those who would not seek (Matthew 13:10-17).. ( Full Answer )
You have to be willing to go to church every sunday. You would need to give up 'toxic' things, and people in your life. And you just have to be willing to let god take you wherever he takes you.
Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the twelve apostles and other followers of Jesus. When they were gathered at Pentecost, there were many different languages being spoken there, but through a miracle, at once all understood all the others in his own language. Pentecost is sometime…s described as the "Birthday of the Church." According to Christian tradition, Pentecost is always seven weeks after Easter Sunday; that is to say, 50 days after Easter. In other words, it falls on the eighth Sunday, counting Easter Day. ( Full Answer )
By instilling in us a love for each other, and a charity, that helps the downtrodden. This love comes from Jesus who laid down his life for us.
Observation: Many ignore them; many more aren't even aware of Jesus' teachings regarding discipleship...they've been told simply to "believe" in Him. "Pop Christianity" has devolved into entertainment, not edification, and glosses over teachings about obedience to Christ, and the personal re…sponsibility and sacrifice that is part of true discipleship. Matthew 16:24 - Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me ." Matthew 10:37, 38 - "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me." Luke 6:46 - "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say? " In Luke 14, Jesus has a great deal to say about the "cost of discipleship" that most so-called "christians" are probably unaware of. He also expressed prophetic concern over the condition of modern "christianity" as well: Luke 18:7, 8 - "And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth? " [Quotes from NKJV] ( Full Answer )
its not an impact we are just trying to help sinners see the light of Jesus crist our lord and Savior and jesus said i have come not to comdem the world but to set it free read the bible and tell all you see and know about Jesus.
Almost everyone alive today is affected in some way by Christianity. Although in most Western societies, church attendance is often as low as five per cent, Christians usually make up more than fifty per cent of the population and are often quite vocal about their view of society, influencing non-C…hristians. And some of the most worthwhile charities are run by Christians.. In countries such as China and Japan, where Christians make up a very small part of the population, Christmas is a popular secular celebration.. ( Full Answer )