Where did Christianity form?
Christianity came about after the birth and teachings of Jesus Christ. Its origins are in Israel where Jesus was born and raised.
Answer . In the Middle Ages the whole of Western and Central Europe was Catholic. Eastern Europe, Greece and much of modern Turkey was Orthodox.. Answer : religion . \nroman catholic when the church took over.
When it was founded in 31 AD, there was just one called the Church of God. As it began to spread out, Agnostic and other pagan philosophical ideas began to permeate the Church Jesus established. A recent survey reports over 30,000 organizations/buildings calling themselves Christian - which was co…nsidered a derogatory term first used in Antioch about 10 years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. The followers or disciples of the Church of God were referred to as followers of 'The Way' or 'The Nazarene.' ( Full Answer )
Answer . Genesis 1:1 Tells us Christians that in the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth. . Answer . The above verse also speaks of what is called Creation 'ex nihilo' which is Latin for 'out of nothing'. It also indicates that the Universe was made by the word of God. The follo…wing verses relate to this: . Isaiah 42:5 (King James Version) . 5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:. Jeremiah 10:12 (King James Version) . 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.. Isaiah 45:12 (King James Version) . 12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.. All three of these verses, interestingly refer to the 'stretching' out of the heavens, which certainly describes their far-spreading nature over an unimaginably vast area. . Creationist Astronomers have studied a number of aspects of the creation of the Universe, which the Bible also indicates was not the result of a mindless 'Big Bang', but of the wisdom of an all-knowing God. The links detail some of this research, which also includes argumentation critical of non-Biblical thinking in this area. . Answer . Many Christians literally believe that God created the world and everything in it, in six days. However, that belief is not supported by the Bible. A summary of the two quite different creation accounts in Genesis, shows that the earth itself was not seen as part of God's creation:. In Genesis 1:1 to 2:4a ( up to first sentence of 2:4) there was a pre-existing watery chaos. The ocean was already present and a wind moved across the surface. The seas rested on the dry land, which appeared on day 3 when God gathered the waters together. Although God did not create the earth itself, he did create the sun, moon and stars - on day 4.. Genesis 2:4b to 2:15 says that there was pre-existing dry land, but God had yet to make it rain for plants to grow. A spring arose and God took some moist clay and made Adam. After Adam, he made the creatures of earth, one by one, then finally Eve. In this account (from the Yahwist source), there is no mention of whether the sun, moon and stars were created by God.. In the two main biblical creation stories, the basics were already there - the waters, the dry land, the wind and therefore the air. Many experts in Hebrew have carefully examined the texts and confirm that this is what they say. The biblical creations were not ex nihilo .. Many other Christians accept that the universe is billions of years old and was formed after an original event often called the "Big Bang". ( Full Answer )
Answer . According to the Orthodox Church, Jesus Christ established the Orthodox Church in 33 AD, to provide for the salvation of humanity, since the Church is regarded as Christ's Body. For over 1,000 there was only one Christian Church throughout the world, known as the "One, Holy, Catholic, …and Apostolic Church of Christ" or simply the "Universal Church." At this time, there was no such thing as a Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church. These titles were given in the 11th Century, after the Great Schism of 1054 AD, which caused a split to emerge in the Church. This was owing to growing theological differences between the Latin West and the Orthodox East. From then onwards, those who remained faithful to the Church Councils became known as Orthodox Christians, and those who remained faithful to the authority of the Pope in Rome, became known as Latins or Catholics. From then onwards, the Catholics had many other groups split from it and new groups emerged, such as the Protestants in 1517 AD, the Baptists in the 1600's, the Pentecostals in the 1900's and so on. The Orthodox Church continued to maintain what it regards as the true faith, which it has kept unchanged since the time of Christ and His Apostles. This unbroken chain or line of bishops is known as The Apostolic Succession, which means that the Orthodox Church can trace its history right back from the 1st Century AD until the present day. ( Full Answer )
The Christian religion formed after the long anticipated savior Jesus Christ was incarnated on this earth. He modified the religion of Judaism and gathered many followers, which has become more than 2 billion followers to this day.
Catholicism is indeed the oldest form of Christianity.. This can be verified by what is commonly known as "apostolic succession".. The apostles appointed men to oversee regions of churches. These are the first bishops and their association with the apostles is well known to secular historians.. T…he Church development within the first 400 years is well documented eventhough the Church was greatly oppressed.. The catecombs of Rome tell some of this story too.. Addition: . Christianity , simply defined, is the beliefs and practices of christians. As such, Protestant, Orthodox, Catholic, and many other churches have their roots in the apostles and the churches they founded.. Catholicism is defined as the faith, practice, and system of the Catholic church. Many of these practices, such as appointment of saints, praying to saints as intercessors between man and God, papal authority, and confession to and absolution by priests, were not practiced by the apostles or any of the churches they founded.. Answer . The Catholic Church is the original form of Christianity preserved in its entirety and developed according to its doctrine and philosophy. Catholics are Christians who adhere to the institution, doctrines and hierarchy established and constructed by Jesus Christ during His ministry and commissioned before His ascension. The term "Catholic" came about as an adjective to describe the Christian Church due to its successful spread throughout the world - it was the Church's most distinguishable mark and a proof heresies could not duplicate as they were often regional and could not spread. Since the Church schism, the sides identified as Orthodox/Catholic, the term "Catholic" has become a word used to identity the Church in opposition to the Orthodox and in modern times, as a title to distinguish it further from the many schismatic and heretical branches and sects that have developed through the centuries and especially since the Protestant Revolution.. Such things as the cult of certain saints, sacramental and jurisdictional orders, the sacraments, Marian devotion, liturgy and ritual, and oral tradition existed and were transmitted and practiced from the inception of Christianity. The early Church's views and teachings are evinced in the images painted in the catacombs, the recorded policies and politics of the times and nations, and the vast writings and testimonies of the early Christians such as Tertullian, Origen, Ignatius of Antioch, Iraeneus of Lyons, Justin Martyr, Polycarp, the Didache, the Apocrypha, etc. As well, the early heresies, by their deviation, highlight and illustrate Church belief. Irenaeus, a bishop of the second century and direct disciple of St. John through Polycarp, wrote this in his introduction to his work "Against the Heresies" in opposition to the Gnostics:. "On the other hand, the psychics [i.e. Christians not initiated in the Gnostic Mysteries] are trained in psychic teaching, those men who are made firm through works and mere faith and do not have perfect Gnosis. These men, they say, are we who belong to the church. That is why good behaviour is necessary for us, and otherwise we cannot be saved, but they are definitely saved not by works but because they are spiritual by nature. Just as what is material cannot share in salvation, for it is not receptive of it, they say; so again what is spiritual cannot undergo perishability, whatever acts it experiences. For as gold deposited in mud does not lose its beauty but persrves its own nature because mud cannot harm gold, so they themselves, they say, no matter what material acts they experience, cannot be harmed or lose the spiritual substance." IRENAEUS " Against the Hersies " 6.2. This paragraph could be taken almost verbatim as a refutation of Protestantism, which began 1350 years after this was written. Indeed, Protestantism claims the same kind of gnosis, that of private interpretation, as the Gnostic who held they alone truly knew what scripture meant and not the legitimate Church. In another place Irenaeus sets forth what basically became the Nicene Creed and speaks on oral Tradition:. "The church, dispersed throughout the world to the ends of the earth, received from the apostles and their disciples the faith in one God the Father Almighty, "who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them" (Exodus 20:11), and in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, incarnate for our salvation, and in the Holy Spirit. who through the prophets predicted the dispensations of God: the coming, the birth from the Virgin, the passion, the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension of the beloved Jesus Christ our Lord in the flesh into the heavens, and his coming from the heavens in the glory of the Father to "recapitulate all things" (Eph. 1:10)...The church, having received this preaching and this faith, as we have just said, though dispersed in the whole world, diligently guards them as living in one house, believes them as having one soul and one heart (Acts 4:32), and consistently preaches, teaches and hands them down as having one mouth. For if all the languages in the world are dissimilar, the power of the tradition is one and the same. The churches founded in Germany believe and hand down no differently, nor do those among the Iberians, among the Celts, in the Orient, in Egypt or in Libya, or those established in the middle of the world. As the sun, God's creature, is one and the same in the whole world, so the light, the preaching of truth, shines everywhere and illuminates all men who wish to come to the knowledge of truth. And none of the rulers of churches, however gifted he may be in eloquence, will say anything different - for no one is above the Master (Matt. 10:24) - nor will one weak in speech damage the tradition. Since the faith is one and the same, he who can say much about it does not add to it nor does he who says little diminish it." IRENAEUS " Against the Hersies " 10.1-2. Irenaeus goes on to illustrate apostolic succession, Marian devotion, liturgy, who belongs to the Church, etc. And he is not alone; the early Christian writers are replete with teachings that are blatantly Catholic. Protestantism is not actually a novelty but unwittingly mirrors the many ancient heresies the Church resisted in the early ages.. The Orthodox/Catholic question is really a political question between the Church as manifest in the East and West. Due to language and culture differences and the discoordinate developments and degenerations of the two, things naturally became difficult. The waxing East came to resent having to wait on the word of a bishop in Rome, especially. With difficulty in communication the question between the two halves of Christendom became one of authority and jurisdiction and not belief (the whole "filioque" debate turned out a problem of difficult translation and short tempers based on the above). Utlimately, the East claimed that there were patriarchs that had to work in concordance with one another while the West claimed that Rome was superior to all and had been so since Christ choose Peter above his fellows. The result was a break, and one half of Christendom fell into schism and thus became paralysed in time, unable to continue until reunited with the half in the right. Of course, both halves claimed to be in the right. Catholics point to the early Christian Church as their basis, as they always pointed to Rome as the centre of Christendom with allegiance to Peter and his line as tantamount to being of the Church. ( Full Answer )
The top three ( I am not sure this is the correct order), are Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic.
Christianity began in the Province of Judaea in the Roman Empireabout 33 AD after the death and reported resurrection of a mannamed Jesus. It spread rather quickly and became the dominantreligion after about 300 years.
He's catholic i think he said in an interview when he was speaking about abstinence he mentioned in a joke that it suits him perfectly because he was raised catholic
It was formed in Jerusalem by Jesus Christ and given to the Apostle Peter to be the Head of it. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles spread the "good news" around the world and started the Church in Rome.
The Byzantine form of Christianity was eventually called Orthodox.In 1056, the Roman and Byzantine churches split over a number ofdoctrinal controversies.
Denominations of Christians:. Roman Catholics. Orthodox. Protestant. Anglican. The Free Churches. Pentecostal. many other free churches.... baptist, methodist, etc.....
The one where the rules come directly from the mouth of jesus as opposed to the convoluted regulations that have been invented over the past 2000 years.
No actual year can be assigned to the formation of Christianity, it is a movemont that gathered pace slowly after the death of Jesus (we don't even know that exact year, but it was around AD 30 in modern dating). Followers of Jesus called themselves 'Followers of the Way', and gradually people began… to refer to them as Christians. ( Full Answer )
Christians came first. The Catholic church did not exist until quite some centuries later. If you mean Protestants who they call themselves Christians, then the Catholics were formed first.
Most Christian sects believe that God has three distinct personalities, who have been present in Him since creation: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and Unitarians do not follow the doctrine of a Trinity.
God inspired men to write the Sacred Scriptures/the Bible to spread his Word.. The three stages of Gospel formation:. 1. The sayings and deeds of Jesus. 2. The time of oral tranmission- the preaching and teaching about what Jesus said and did.. 3. The gradual collecting, editing and writing down… of what had been preached and taught ( Full Answer )
Eastern Orthodoxy is one form of Christianity. Some more may be Roman Catholicism or Protestantism.
Yes, Greek Orthodoxy is a form of Christianity. All of the booksof the New Testament were originally written in Greek. In manyGreek Orthodox parishes throughout the world, readings from both anEpistle and a Gospel are read both in the original Greek and alsoin a translation into the local language. …. Orthodoxy, whether Greek or otherwise (Russian, Orthodox Churchof America, and so on) is a very pure form of Christianity.Orthodox beliefs are expressed in the Nicean Creed. Churcheslabeled 'Greek Orthodox' can be found "within the larger communionof Eastern Orthodox Christianity," and had their origins inassemblies formed in the Balkans and adjacent areas by apostles anddisciples during the first century. . Although at one time co-existing with the larger 'WesternOrthodox Christianity' of Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Churchofficially separated itself in 1054 AD, in what is termed The GreatSchism. . Please note that 'Eastern Church' should not be confused with theHoly Apostolic Church of the East. ( Full Answer )
Scholars are uncertain as to the very earliest form of Christianity, or even how early it really began. It is clear from Paul's epistles that by the forties or fifties of the first century CE, there were rival groups of Christians who believed very different things, and even taught a "different Chri…st". Certainly, a bewildering variety of ideologies and practices had emerged in the name of Jesus by the turn of the second century. Some talk in terms of two distinct groups - a Christ cult and a Jesus school. There is evidence that all the New Testament epistles were based on entirely different theology to that found in the New Testament gospels. At some stage, Christianity coalesced around a 'centrist' version that would become the Catholic-Orthodox Christianty that eventually dominated, and Gnostic Christianity. Rudolf Bultmann of Germany's Marburg University, acknowledged by many as the twentieth century's most influential theological thinker, condemned as useless further attempts to try to reconstruct the Jesus of history: I do indeed think that we can now know almost nothing concerning the life and personality of Jesus, since the early Christian sources show no interest in either, are moreover fragmentary and often legendary. . ( Full Answer )
directing one's freedom to the person and the message of Jesus Christ,the center of the christian self-becoming and identity.
Answer Early Christianity seems to have been incredibly diverse. For example, Burton L. Mack ( Who Wrote the New Testament ) says that the branch of Christianity that Paul joined was quite different from that documented in the New Testament Gospels. Certainly, Paul wrote of those who taught "a diff…erent Christ". The Gospels, in turn, speak of "false prophets" - those who taught Christian doctrines different to those in the Marcan tradition. It is difficult to know which of these many groups really represented the original message of Christianity. Gradually a "proto-Catholic-Orthodox" branch of Christianity formed and began to dominate. In the fourth century, Emperor Constantine gave the Catholic-Orthodox Christians state patronage. This branch of Christianity, and the Arians who espoused somewhat similar creeds, soon eliminated almost all support for other Christianities. The Great Schism of 1054 resulted in the separation of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. On the one hand, the Catholic Church would say that it is the true heir of the former Church, and therefore the oldest. On the other hand, the Orthodox leaders would say that the Orthodox Church is true to the early Christian traditions and is therefore the oldest. Both could be accepted as equally ancient. More broadly, the Coptic Church, which has been a distinct church body since the Council of Chalcedon in 451 CE, is arguably the oldest extant Church. ( Full Answer )
Dear friend, thanks for your interest in fasting. Fasting and prayer together will make your relationship with God grow to extreme lengths. Biblically, the truest form of fasting is no foods, just water. Jesus and Moses did 40 days and 40 nights of this type of fast, and so have many others through …the ages. Another type of fast is the Daniel fast--water, juices, vegetables. Remember the story of how Daniel and the 3 boys fasted like that for 10 days and were stronger and healthier than any of the kings men who ate meat. Now that is the physically aspect of it, we need to understand the spiritual side of it. The reason fasting is so important is because it derives of us of something we need--food. Not into starvation mindset, but allowing God to flow through us spiritually. When we begin to fast, and get hungry, we then must turn that hunger from food to God. As we focus on God and His Word through fasting and prayer, we will grow stronger and more sensitive to His Holy spirit. The answer before this one was: "yes there are forms of fasting in Christianity. - you can use fasting as a way to focus on God as you pray for others - you can fast as a way of seeking Gods will - or you can fast while you ask God to cleanse your heart and forgive you, and ask him to refocus your life on Him many times in the bible fasting is used as a way to truly show repentance or in in order to cast out demons. Fasting can be very beneficial if it's done with the right reasons BUT fasting does NOT make you more holy or automatically closer to God. the only way to grow Closer to God or find his will if through reading the Word, praying and, spending time alone with God, AND by acting on his word. but most important of all these is loving God and loving others & ABIDING in faith, hope, and love.fasting does nothing apart from God's power. (except maybe physical benefits.)" ( Full Answer )
Answer Most Polynesians are now Christians, so they do believe in the Christian God. They were formerly animists.
The common belief is that Gnosticism originated as a branch of Christianity. There are some theories that claim the central ideas of Gnosticism existed before the birth of Christ. These ideas, of a dualistic religion (two Gods), still prevail today in modern Christianity with the teachings of one su…premely good God of Heaven and one sinful, loathsome God of Hell. ( Full Answer )
All unrighteousness is sin when we fail to adhere to moral principles. Sin is transgression of a devine law.
Christian worship may be in the form of singing hymns or other Christian praise songs to God. It could also be reading scripture from the Holy Bible. Praying to God is also a form of worship.
no Judaism is for Jews and Christianity is for Christians Judaism was the revelation of God to the Israelites as recorded in the Old Testament. Within this revelation God made a promise (a Covenant) between the Jews and himself that they would be his 'chosen' people. However, they turned away …from God's teachings and went their own way. Jesus Christ was the second revelation of God; Christians believe that he was God incarnate, and the reason for the new Covenant between God and humanity. This new covenant superceded the old one. Jews refuse to accept this and still live life by the Old Covenant and still wait for the Messiah to come. Christians, though, realise that Christ was the Nessiah and that this new Covenant replaced totally the old. Answer Judaism predates Christianity by over 1500 years. Christianity was based on the rejection of the teachings of Judaism, therefore, the key tenets of Christianity diametrically oppose the teachings of Judaism. This being said, the Christian Old Testament was based on the Tanach (Jewish Bible). However, the Christian OT was modified to support the teachings of Christianity. An example of a Christian tenet that opposed the teachings of Judaism is the Christian concept of 'messiah'. The idea of a man who is the literal child of G-d who is born to "save" mankind for sin violates every belief of Judaism and teaching of the Tanach. ( Full Answer )
Yes, Mormonism is a restoration of original Christianity. Mormons (Latter-day Saints) believe in much of what other mainstream Christians believe, and -- like all denominations -- also have beliefs that differ from the teachings of other Christians. See related links, below, for additional informat…ion. ( Full Answer )
The very earliest Christian leaders attested outside the gospels (but still in the Bible) were James and Peter, whom Paul mentions in Galatians . Paul is ambiguous as to whether they were the very first leaders of a Christian community.
Answer The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches are equally old, being the inheritors of the Church split by the Great Schism of 1054. Arguably the same applies to the Coptic Church and the Assyrian Orthodox Churches, which also broke awy, somewhat earlier. Whether or not the former Church, no…w known to some scholars as the Catholic-Orthodox Church, was the very first branch of Christianity is something still being debated by scholars. Certainly, there were Gnostic Christians from very early times, and this branch of Christianity flourished until the fourth century, when Constantine adopted the Catholic-Orthodox Church and began the persecution of Christians who did not adhere to the dogma of his Church. Some scholars talk of a 'proto-Christianity' that could have already existed at the time attributed to Jesus. The apostle Paul seems to have preached a spiritual Jesus and does not seem to have been aware of Jesus of Nazareth. He also talked of those who preached a 'different Christ', demonstrating that by the 40s and probably even earlier, there were already differences as to what Christianity really meant. Scholars are not in a position to say what was the oldest form of Christianity. ( Full Answer )
There seem to have been many forms of Christian Church from the very earliest times of Christianity. Even Paul wrote, in the forties or fifties, of those who taught a "different Christ". The forerunner to the Catholic and Orthodox Churches was not necessarily the first Church, but was ultimately the… most successful The earliest forms of Christianity included several Gnostic sects. Important later additions were the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, the Jacobite Church and the Nestorians, all offshoots of the Orthodox Church. The Manichaean Church was partially Christian, but also included elements of Zoroastrian and Buddhist beliefs.If you are interested in its old form you must research the historical facts and use them in context with Scripture to better understand the traditional changes made to the present i think you will be surprised ( Full Answer )
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are Christian but are not Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant Christians. They believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer, They worship Him, they read the Bible and try to follow it's teachings, but they do… not believe in the creeds (Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed, etc) that other Christians adhere to. You can learn more about Mormon beliefs at the "Related Link" below. ( Full Answer )
Answer The Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches are equally old, being the inheritors of the Church split by the Great Schism of 1054. Whether or not the former Church, now known to some scholars as the Catholic-Orthodox Church, was the very first branch of Christianity is something still being de…bated by scholars. Certainly, there were Gnostic Christians from very early times, and this branch of Christianity flourished until the fourth century, when Constantine adopted the Catholic-Orthodox Church and began the persecution of Christians who did not adhere to the dogma of his Church. Some scholars talk of a 'proto-Christianity' that could have already existed at the time attributed to Jesus. The apostle Paul seems to have preached a spiritual Jesus and does not seem to have been aware of Jesus of Nazareth. He also talked of those who preached a 'different Christ', demonstrating that by the 40s and probably even earlier, there were already differences as to what Christianity really meant. Scholars are not in a position to say what was the oldest form of Christianity. ( Full Answer )
The Byzantine Empire was the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. It was centered on the city of Constantinople (formerly Byzantion, from whence the name 'Byzantine' derives) and survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire, lasting until the year 1453 A.D. The Byzantine Empire was the center of Ortho…dox Christianity, with the Patriarch of Constantinople wielding influence to rival the Pope during the height of the Empire. ( Full Answer )
Christianity really formed from Judaism, but with the aspect of Christ coming down on Earth to save the world from their sins. So when Jesus did die, the curtain was torn, which meant that there was a connection between the people and God versus when they had to tell the priest something for him to …tell to God and when there was the Holy of Holies room. If you entered that room as a regular human being, you would die. Christianity formed because it was based on the new law, shown in the New Testament of the Bible, rather than the strict old way of living in the Old Testament. ( Full Answer )
The Roman Catholic Church is said to have been started by Jesus Christ himself. They also had the disciple Peter as their first Pope.
The same as man out of the dust of the ground - physical creatures. The difference being God gave all the 'breath of life' (Genesis 1:30) or in the Hebrew 'nephesh' which is commonly translated 'soul' but man was directly given this by God Himself, blowing into the man's mouth (Genesis 2:7). And a…s mankind has a 'spirit' in him or in the Hebrew 'ruach' which animals do not (Genesis 7:22), it is quite probable that when God directly blew the nephesh into man, He also blew in the spirit or ruach in man (Job 32:8). ( Full Answer )
The Bible is a long text. It is in two parts. The two parts, in some respects, are very different from each other, in others are the same. It is interpretation that creates divisions. Is Genesis an allegory, or is that exactly as it happened? Should we give our wealth to God, or to the poor? Should …we flog ourselves because there is suffering, or try to find an alternative explanation to punishment from God? Can God be understood? All these questions, and more, will shape the beliefs of people. Some people are fundamentalists and would say that if, in the Bible, it says something, Thou must do it. Some are more flexible. They allow gay marriage and the teaching of other religions even though it is well within their power to stop it and crush the gentiles. This is the variety. Some go to church, some form a loose church, some don't go to church at all. Some worship in song, others in prayer, others by serving. Even though two people are of the same branch of Christianity, even they may have different views: are women inferior to men? The general consensus is 'no', but there are increasingly more people who find an alternative explanation or passage. Also, we may stumble upon some outlawed books which may be worthy of the Bible, but were discounted as outrageous, like Paul and Thecla, in which a women ready to be married, hears the words of Paul, and then casts off her marital responsibilities to follow God. Outrageous! How dare a woman choose her own path and not her husband who has governance over her? This is where there is ground for argument. Therefore, due to multiple interpretations of the same text, people find grounds to disagree, forming their own slightly different groups, though still with the same fundamental belief. . Additional explanation: Not withstanding the above answer; which has some truth to it; We should not discount what the apostle Paul said in Acts 20:30: " Some of your own men will come forward and say things that distort the truth. They will do this to lure disciples into following them." (GWT) Therefore, while the above answer reflects some innocence; the Bible also describes 'wolves, in sheep's clothing' with a more deceptive purpose. This should not be discounted. For example: Regarding the religious holiday custom of Christmas: 1) The Bible does not indicate the date of Jesus' birth. 2) The early Christians did NOT celebrate Christmas. Those two points are just plain factual. It has nothing to do with any 'scripture interpretation' what-so-ever. History reveals how customs like Christmas; and beliefs like 'the Trinity'; and the 'immortality of the soul' were introduced into Christendom long after the early Christians, whom history reveals did not believe in either. But now 'interpretation' was EMPLOYED by Constantine and others, to introduce these things into religion that was obviously different from the first Christians. Existing scriptures were somehow twisted; people fell victim; and you have a whole bunch of NEW customs / beliefs.. ( Full Answer )
No. Rastafaris worship Emperor Selassie. Rastafaris believe Selassie was the Messiah prophesied in the Bible and will bring the golden age of peace. He is given the titles of Jesus: King of Kings, Lion of the Tribe of Judah and so forth. Selassie accepted this and also allowed himself to be calle…d "Jah" which is short for the name of God (YHWH). His coronation anniversary and other memorable dates are regarded as holy days. Most believe that he was God or Jesus incarnate, while there are some who simply believe that he was only a king who was a great and monumental leader. In the end, no. Rastafarian beliefs isn't a form of Christianity. Same to say that Islam isn't a form of Christianity. ( Full Answer )
Greek Orthodox Christianity was the dominant one. However, there were several dissident creeds, such as the Arianism. The Othodox church declared these heresies.
The word 'Christian' is a noun, a singular, common, abstract noun; a word for a believer or follower of a Christian religion or Christian beliefs. The noun Christian is a proper noun, the name of a specific religion and is always capitalized. The word 'Christian' is also an adjective, a word that …describes a noun; for example Christian religion or Christian beliefs. ( Full Answer )
Absolutely. Jehovah's Witnesses believe in Jesus Christ, the son of Almighty God. They accept Jesus as their savior and the only means to receive salvation from God. They accept and are guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Many people get confused about Jehovah's Witnesses because they focus …their worship on his Father, Jehovah God. (John 3:16) "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. ( Full Answer )
The Christian group The Katinas was formed in Washington, D. C. The band members are five brothers who are originally from American Samoa. Their first album was 'Katina Boyz' which was released in 1991.
Some have dated the start of Christianity to the 1st Pentecost in Jerusalem on Sunday, June 17th, 31 A.D..
Protestantism and Catholicism are both equally the most popular. Insouthern Europe, Catholicism tends to be more dominant, while inthe north, Protestantism is.
Although the Roman Catholic Church claims that there are 600 thousand-1.5 million Catholics in Russia, the Russian Government Survey said there were only 140 thousand. Protestants make up the second or third largest group of Christian believers, with approximately 3,500 organizations and more than 1… million followers. Approximately 83% of the country residents consider themselves Russian Orthodox Christians, although the majority are not regular churchgoers. I would assume that Protestants took hold of Russia as the most practiced denomination of Christianity. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is a religion all to its self and has nothing to do with Egypt, but if a Christian church does exist in Egypt they would most likely conform to the Holy Bible and yet observe their own culture.
Many modern scholars point to the event in Acts 1 & 2, justoutside the Upper Room on Pentecost Sunday, 17 June 31 AD, in thecity of Jerusalem, Israel.
Believe in the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who died on thecross to pay for the sins of mankind, and you will be reconciled toGod.