Where did Christianity origlnate?
In the Roman Empire. Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea (a Roman protectorate)
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Person A says:. I'm a Christian because I was lovingly pursued by God through His Holy Spirit who spoke to my heart/spirit. I realized I was a sinner and needed a Saviour. I believed what the Bible said, that Jesus Christ was the Saviour I needed, who had paid the penalty for my sin by dying on the… Cross. He then was resurrected, breaking the power of sin and death.. I gave my life to God, and am now seeking to live as Christ did. I have never regretted this life-changing decision which I made 44 years ago. I have great joy, strength and peace because of my relationship with God.. The good changes I have seen in myself and others because of the transforming work of God have confirmed my beliefs many, many times. God has revealed Himself to be a faithful, true, just, good and loving Father despite all of the hardships of this earthly life.. I highly recommend Christianity as revealed in Jesus Christ to everyone!. Person B says:. I'm going to try and give the totally clinical, objective response here. The reasons why some individuals hold to the Christian faith are the same as for any person that holds any kind of belief. There are one's upbringing, personal experiences, and developed personality. Your parents, or whoever might have raised you, had a tremendous impact on your current beliefs. Not so simple as "my parents are Christians and they taught me to be", but they were a symbol to you of what that religion stood for. If you had bad parents that professed to Christianity and justified their actions through that, you might discount the faith because you have that experience of Christianity failing to provide goodness into your life. Or you may have good Christian parents who brought you up in the faith, and you feel content in that. There are an infinite number of variables and scenarios regarding your upbringing, but it's undeniable that your impressionable early childhood can sway your adult thought patterns and values in such a way as to make a religion a safe haven of faith and spiritual comfort, or a fool's delusion. Your personal experiences can effect it as well. If one who perhaps never truly considered religion found occasion to pray, perhaps for the safety or health of a loved one, and those prayers were answered in a common or less so manner, that may influence once to believe in a faith. Alternatively, unanswered prayers might have the opposite effect. Once again, these are the simplest of situations, and an actual life has so many variables and different scenarios as to make it impossible to list them, but it may be seen that personal experiences can lead one to or away from a faith. Lastly, consider the mind you mold during your life. Some psyches are certainly more welcoming to faith than others. Life may have brought you up to value pride in oneself, to believe in the power your own hands wield and the works you can create. If so, the humility and acknowledgment of inferiority to an Almighty in Christianity may not sit well with you. Or you may well indeed be accepting of the idea of a super being, one who accepts your flaws and grants unconditional love, one with whom you can rest your problems and worries, and find peace. There are variables uncountable as to why somebody might eventually find faith in Christianity to be an integral part of their life, and just as in any religion or lack thereof, it's more up to the individual to evaluate other individuals based on what they know rather than what they might deduct based on something so amorphous as faith. ( Full Answer )
I was convinced at an early age that the man Jesus Christ is theSon of God. In my studies and teachings as an adult the evidenceavailable today clearly supports this truth. I chose to followJesus Christ's teachings and try to follow his way of life which isoutlined in the Bible. Though I may fail at… this on a daily basisJesus Christ is true to his word concerning His forgiveness which Ipersonally ask for every day. Accepting God's love for you ( JesusChrist ) is a wonderful thing. Everyone should give Him thatchance. I just want to say that I'm not the same person who wrote theabove. Life is cruel isn't it? I mean, would you say that you havebeen living in a happily ever after story? This is why you shouldaccept Him in your heart, to have a happily ever after even whenthere are problems. Personally, I am a Christian because I have apersonal relationship with God, not because I call myself one. Thismeans that I accepted Him. I decided to give my life to Him becauseI was in so much pain and with him there is only peace which bringsjoy. When I was 9 years old I wanted to get out of this world (thisis something I'm not proud of). Soon though, my family and I beganto go to church. You wouldn't believe how many joyful people stoodup each morning just to come and sit and sing and listen and readthe Bible. I wanted that joy! now, thanks to Him, I have that joyevery single day! Because I love the Lord! I believe that there is a God in heaven. Why else would there bethis wonderful world we live in. Atheists seem to think that theBible was made from some people that wanted to start something likeBuddha. I almost read the Bible everyday and it is there to make usas people better Christians. When I was a child I wanted to be ableto spread the Word of God and have people saved. I don't see howpeople aren't scared to go to hell. It is almost mentionedeverywhere you turn! Somehow the Bible is called a "fake" which Idisagree with. And all the promises He gives us are awesome. Ithink that if anyone read Romans 8:38-39 " I am persuaded that nordeath, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, northings present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor anycreature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, whichis through Christ Jesus our Lord." That they will not let anyone oranything get in the way of it. God has His arms out to you. He wants you to come up and live withHim; that's why you need to get saved! God is always watching youfrom heaven. He is there 24/7 no matter if you feel it or not. Heis and He is always watching you. As a Christian I have learnedthat the hard way, my family just went through a death and I feltthat God had left me and my sadness turned into hatred. I went intotherapy and was asked " Are you a Christian?" I broke down crying,I had turned my back to God and put myself in His place. I am aChristian because it became clear to me that being religious andhaving all the right answers intellectually is just nonsense as allour righteousness and cleverness is 'filthy rags' - I realized it'sall nothing when I came to face the reality of the loving person ofJesus Christ. He changed my life in many ways and still is. He hasnever once let me down or forgotten me, although I regularly failHim. His word is absolute truth and able to be tested. Through itHe changes lives and its truth provides answers to the questions oflife and the future. Well, first off, I would like to say that I can kind of see why youwouldn't believe in Christianity (or any religion, for thatmatter). The essence of any religion is lack of proof, in believingin something you can't be sure of. Remember how, when you were akid, you believed in Santa, even though there was no proof? Well,it's kinda the same thing (with obvious differences, of course,since Santa isn't real). However, if you only truly believe inthings you've seen with your own eyes, then religion would appearto be a "load of rubbish" as you put it. But, riddle me this: haveyou ever directly seen a black hole? Have you ever seen an atom?While I am guessing here, the answer is probably "no." But youstill believe in them, even though you haven't seen them with yourown eyes. Now, I'm not a particularly religious person (I don'tattend church every Sunday,) and I do agree that while somethings in Christianity do appear to be impossible, it doesn't meanthat they necessarily are. ( Full Answer )
Opinion I have learned over time that the church does not follow the bibleI was taught, the one where people are instructed to love theirneighbors before themselves. Everyone may have their own opinionsbut mine are that if there is a god (which I do not think ispossible), then as long as I am a good… person in this life she willhonor me. It is my experiences that shaped my beliefs and those ofmy friends. Everyone should make their own choices so thinkcarefully and look into many religions before you decide which oneis best for you. The right question would be: "Why are you aChristian?". If you knew why you are a Christian, it would becomevery easy for you to understand why most people on Earth are not. Opinion Because reading the Bible made it more and more apparent to me thatthis could be no more the word of God then anything else written.It has too many statements to prove that it was written by a groupof people that simply had no concept of modern Science andtherefore should not be trusted as the word of a God. If oneunderstands this to be true of any part of the Bible then anintelligent person must become skeptical of other parts as well. Ilater came to terms with the fact that there is nothing more toreligion, in general, than just trying to believe something becauselife can make a complex and lonely. We are the only animal inexistence that is this complicated so we often wish for anotherlife form that we can relate to so we start making things up todeal with this fact. Opinion My mother decided it would be wrong to baptize me, so she left meto decide for myself later in life. I was later taught Christianvalues in school, but although I could sympathize with some values,I came to the conclusion that I would not be part of the systemsurrounding Christianity, a system which I hold responsible forendless evils. I am also appalled by the way some shady creatures seek shelter inthat religion, drawn in by a notion of being able to be forgivenfor all sorts of misdeeds. I have concluded that there is no god,and that there is no afterlife. Sometimes this is a very lonely andscaring thought that make me feel like an infinitely small speck inthe universe, but it is also a great freedom. I also find comfortin the views of Sami shamanism, which states that all things areconnected in some sense. Opinion I remember the day i stopped being a Christian. The church decidedto show a video about how you can only get in to heaven if you knowof Christ. it basically boiled down to that it was the guy's bestfriend's fault he could not get in because his friend never toldhim about Christ. it made me so angry! how could a supposedlyloving god, forsake a good person over some thing SO trivial. so iasked "what about the people who do not have a chance to hear ofhim, or the ones where it is not a viable option?" and theresponse? "every one hears of Jesus" so i said "that is impossible"and they replied "no, every one hears about him!" that was the dayi started looking at things my own way. as i got older i came tothe conclusion that humans wrote the bible, and even if it wasoriginally dictated by God, humans messed it up. i will never be aChristian again. Opinion My reasons for steering clear of Christianity are many, but threepredominate: . Firstly, the Abrahamic god is rather harsh, and yet we aresupposed to believe He is kind and loving. In the Bible, what arecalled the hard passages, God is unyielding in the atrocities Hecommits, from commanding genocide to nuking entire cities. Bycomparison, the Geneva Convention, demonstrates the morality thathumankind can conceive is at a higher standard than is held by thebiblical deity. . Secondly, the Bible, often considered the divinely inspiredliteral word of God, is frequently confusing and contradictory,which explains why there are so many denominations, and yet almostall of them dictate Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (No salvationoutside [their] church) which is an absurd standard by which a godwould judge His creation. I have yet to encounter a ministry thatdoes not make liberal use of parsing and interpretation to mold theword of God to its own end, i.e. of all the abominations in the OldTestament, homosexuality is the only one that continues to berecognized. Similarly, Jesus advocates prayer in private: on themountain, in the field, in the closet. Not one church acknowledgesthis, as it is contrary to organized religion. . Thirdly, and I must admit this is rather prejudicial of me, butcontemporary Christians as they conduct themselves in the media andonline are not folks on whom I would want to model my own behavior.This is partly due to the increased visibility of obnoxiousness,but the frequency by which I see judgment and damnation to hellfireand the ferocity with which I see pundits and politicians try tobreach the wall of separation and inflict their Procrustean valuesupon the rest of society, frankly, makes me cringe even to bewished Merry Christmas, or God Bless. I'd rather not have theholiday at all, and have Evolution taught in schools, and therights of gays and women honored. Opinion Not only am I not Christian but I am increasingly worried howChristian fundamentalism closes many people off in their own mindsfrom accepting obvious scientific findings. It may not beabsolutely obvious to the layperson how old the Earth is, but todismiss the fact that tectonic drift takes place - to determinedlyignore the glaringly obvious fit between South America and Africa(as some do) is to deny one any logic. To have the idea thatpreconceived religious ideas better scientific breakthroughs showsan unwillingness to accept logic itself, which is very worrying. Opinion I am not Christian or any other religion because I use logic andcritical thinking skills. I have read the entire Bible, most parts of it several times, andhave sought explanations for everything that could be proof of aGod. When carefully studied, the Bible itself becomes proof thatGod does not exist ,rather than proof that he does. Opinion Because I am an American and I have the right to choose whether ornot to believe in anything, and frankly I think it is infuriatingthat people are so easily willing to demean other people that don'tbelieve in, "ALMIGHTY GOD". Opinion I am not a Christian because I am incredibly indecisive, and wouldlike a half-hour chat with any god or gods I end up devoting myselfto, in order to clear up some points. Opinion Because I am part of another religion. Opinion Because [the Christian] god is a propagandist figure someone or agroup created before history can remember. Opinion Because I choose to not believe in imaginary things. The same reason why I don't believe in Santa Claus and Spiderman;they are both the creation of men. Opinion Because God is just a character from ancient times.There is toomuch going against Christianity. I'm not just going on faith. Opinion Because I believe that Christianity is just an idea and belief thatpeople support in order to seek comfort form their ignorance of theunknown. It is natural for human beings to be afraid of the unknowndue to survival instincts and therefore to try and seek safety inthe form of false or pretense knowledge. Opinion I made up my own mind about what I believe because what theCatholic church was teaching just didn't sit quite right with me. Iresearched other religions, found one that better reflected what Ibelieve to be right as well as making more sense to me, and I'm nowa happy pagan with no intention of going back. And for the record,religious and the ability to use logic, reason and criticalthinking skills are not mutually exclusive. Opinion The real question should really be why are you not any of the otherthousands of religions out there. Christianity is only one religionone that many are born into. This many religions all claiming thatthey are the one true religion is one of the strong reasons I amnot Christian. I was born that way. I think most of us are... but some of ussuccumb to teaching and/or training. The proper question is not "why am I not a Christian", the questionis "why are you?" Opinion Any and all religions are a matter of personal conviction, that is,of 'being convinced' of it's truth. A religion does not necessarilyhave to be true in reality in order for a person to be convinced inhis or her own mind that it is true. People who are not Christiansare not convinced to their personal satisfaction that Christianityis true. Rather they are convinced of the opposite. Opinion I was never given a good reason to be a Christian. Every timesomeone tried to give me a reason to become a Christian it onlyfurther convinced me that that was not who I was. Opinion I have read the "holy bible" cover to cover. It is flawed isseveral hundred places, contradicts itself at least 30 times, andit was just flat out wrong in at least 25. The more I read it, the more I doubted it. I can think for myself,and like the person above me said, i don't need an invisible friendto control my life and my actions for me. I don't believe it'sright to condemn people of other religions (Hindus, Buddhists,Muslims, etc) because they don't believe in the same invisibleavenger that you do. Opinion The question,"Why are you not a Christian", is basically the sameas asking,"Why do you not worship Zeus" ? Or any other of thethousands of gods that have ever existed. Clarence Darrow, whodefended John Scopes in the Dayton Tennessee "monkey trial" forteaching evolution said, "I don't believe in God because I don'tbelieve in Mother Goose". Every Christian is an atheist when itcomes to all the other gods that have ever been worshipped. Thedyed-in-the wool atheist just goes one god further. Opinion Because I'm sticking with my tradition, which is the original:Judaism. ( Full Answer )
A person who: . believes in the divinity of Christ . believes Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins . believes that Jesus is God's Son . reads the Bible . has a relationship with Jesus Christ
My point of view in a short statement : It's about living in peace , loving our Father with our heart soul and mind and praising Jesus for giving us victory over flesh and the the principalities of darkness. Excepting eternal life in peace with Our (Abba) Father and Jesus sitting at His right side a…nd all the heavenly host. Christianity is when you believe that God loved you enough to die on the cross to die for our sins, an thenloved us enough to rise again, and if we believe, God promises us a eternal home in Heaven. For more information, listen to the radio station 93.5 f and then call and ask them to tell you th full Gospel story and answer your questions, and listen to the station. ( Full Answer )
According the Acts of the Apostles the followers of Jesus werefirst called Christians in the Roman Syrian provincial capital ofAntioch. This statement is given in a context that places the firstuse of this name a few years after Jesus' death in Jerusalem. Thisname was probably given to the followers… of Jesus by others, butaccepted by them; they probably were called Nazarenes by theiropponents in Judea. At first, the followers of Jesus calledthemselves, "followers of the Way" (Acts 9:2), meaning the way ofJesus. The New Testament refers to gospel converts as "Christians" threetimes, and certainly the name is appropriate. The name follows the Latin form Christ + the suffix ianus ,in the sense of those who belong to Christ, like those who weredevoted to Herod's cause were called Herodiani . It wasprobably first meant in a derogatory sense of those who had anobsessive devotion to Christ, with it being enthusiasticallyaccepted in this sense by Jesus' followers. Interestingly, it appears that the first two mentions weredeliberately derogatory (Acts 11:26 and Acts 26:28), and the thirdmention is by the apostle Peter (1 Peter 4:16), urging thedisciples not to be ashamed if they "suffer as a Christian;" moreevidence that the name originally had a negative connotation. Answer by Robert Hendrix Since the Redeemer was born to Semitic parents, he would not havebeen given by them a Greek name ('Jesus' from the Greek Iesus or Iesous ) but a Semitic name. Since thelanguage of the Redeemer, his parents, and his disciples wasAramaic (a Semitic language), he was given an Aramaic/Hebrew name.That name sounded out is 'Yahushua.' We say 'Joshua.' The title hewas given in his day was not from a Greek word (christos) but anAramaic word, Mashiakh (Anointed One). We say 'Messiah.' Hisfollowers were not called 'Nazarenes' but Netzarim, "followers ofthe Way" (Acts 24:5, 12-14), referring to the word netzer inIsaiah 11:1-3, "... and a netzer (sprout) shall grow out of hissheresh (roots)." A place Messiah affirms this himself is John15:5, "I am the Vine... ". Acts 11:26, "... from that time the apostles in Antiochi were firstcalled Kristyane." This indeed was a derogatory term, coinedby gentiles (pagans) in the city of Antioch. Kristyane was aGreek term for 'Messianics,' and was never 'enthusiasticallyaccepted' by those who called one another, rather, Netzari . The term netzer is also the root word for the City of theBranch, Netzeret (Nazareth). John 18:5, "They said to him,'Yah'shua, the Nasraya (Nazarean).' Yah'shua said to them, 'I amhe.' " This designation serves as a reminder to his followers, notthat he dwelled in Netzeret but that his 'dwelling' (the 'Spirit'of Mashiyakh) is within his people (the branches of John15:5, Romans 11:16). ( Full Answer )
Christians were first called Christ followers in the New Testament; thus, if we follow the Bible, Christians are followers of Christ.. Christians are the one who believes in Jesus Christ as our Savior. We follow Him as He leads us to victory.
This is a complicated question. Legally, in the United States,there is no religious "test" for marriage - any one person of anyfaith may choose to marry any other person of any faith providedcertain requirements about age, degree of consanguinity, gender (insome states) and consent are met. In most …developed countries, theabove holds true. In developing and undeveloped countries, theremay be national laws prohibiting interfaith marriages - you wouldneed to check with the individual country. In terms of religion, this will vary by faith - some denominationsrefuse to offer the blessing of marriage on interfaith coupleswhile other denominations accept the differing faiths. A fewdenominations and several religions (Greek Orthodox, orthodozJudaism and Catholicism come to mind) typically require bothcouples to be of the faith in which the marriage is solemnized andwill perform the required conversion ceremony either prior to orduring the marriage ceremony. In terms of family harmony, you may need to proceed with caution -some families have no problem with interfaith marriages while otherfamilies may see you as betraying your family and turning your backon God. You will have to judge what reaction both peoples' familieswill offer to the engagement. In terms of personal relationships, developing a serious personalrelationship with a person of another faith can be difficult andrequire a great deal of adjustment and open-mindedness. Somecouples find their different faiths bring them closer together,while other couples eventually find their different faiths drivethem apart. It takes honest, open, trusting communication and asincere desire by both people to make an interfaith marriage work.However, the same can be said of intrafaith marriages as well. From a theological perspective, Paul commands Christians not to bejoined together with non-Christians, i.e., "unequally yoked" (2Corinthians 6:14). This is because Christians are called to atotally different, and often contrary, lifestyle. Another Answer Saint Paul is not always opposed to marriage to non-Christians,which means we can choose a passage according to which side of thedebate we wish to support. In First Corinthians chapter 7, he saysif a Christian man has an unbelieving wife, he should continue tolive with her, just as a Christian woman with an unbelievinghusband should live with him, unless the unbeliever wishes toseparate. The upshot is that theology does not really give us aruling either way. We should simply follow our hearts. ( Full Answer )
'were' isn't really the right word. They are still around today, and there are loads of them. They are people who believe in God, go to Chruch, and read the Bible. They believe Jesus is the Son of God, and that he will rise again one day to forgive the sinners and reward the good people. Anyone can …be a Christian, so long as they believe. ( Full Answer )
No, Christians should not marry non-Christians. II Corinthians 6:14says "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what dorighteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship canlight have with darkness?" The issue is that your potential spousemay bring you down more than you bring t…hem up. Answer: Although the above statement is the one which Christians try toadhere to, there are many Christians who do marry non-Christians. Some of these marriages can lead to the spousebecoming a Christian. Some of them do cause the once-faithful believer to fall away. Others remain in a state of tension because of the pull betweenspouses and their different beliefs (or non-beliefs), and thistension easily extends to the children. Answer: Of course they do. Most of North America and Europe are secularsocieties where there are few, if any, controls on who can marrywho. They also marry into diferent racial groups, differentcultural groups and so on. The couples have as much chance of beinghappy together as any other pairing. Sometimes one partner or theother converts, sometimes both convert to another group, sometimesboth maintain their own religions and still others just don't careabout religion at all and drop all semblence of a non-secular life.Relatives that don't agree are the main source of contention. Separate Answer: Christians do often marry Non-Christianshowever the Bible warns us not to. As mentioned in the firstanswer, 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 says: Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowshipdo righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does lighthave with darkness?15 Further, what harmony is there between Christand BeÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃÂ²liÃï¿½ÃÂ·al? Or what does a believer share in common withan unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does God's temple have withidols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: "Iwill reside among them+ and walk among them, and I will be theirGod, and they will be my people."+ This scripture is telling us not to marry those whose beliefsdiffer from ours. This is set into place because God does not wantto us to be misled just as Solomon was. Initially Solomon was a manof good faith that was chosen by Kind David before his death toinherit the throne. Solomon was also broadly known as a wise man.However, he began to take for himself many wives that were notservants of Jehovah and as a result he was easily persuaded toserve the gods of his many wives. This account can be found in thebook of 1 Kings Chapters 1-11 and in 2 Chronicles Chapters 1-9. Youcan also visit the website: jw.org for videos, articles, and muchmore! I would advise anyone reading this page to NOT GO TO JW.ORG.this stands for Jehovah's Witnesses. It is a cult Google it and youwill see the truth about them. My name is Bruce Eisermann .I'm aDevout Christian. If you want the God Given Truth I suggest you goto intouch.org. It's led by Dr. Charles Stanley and can be heard onradio Stations across the country. You will NEVER hear JW.org onany media. THIS IS THE TRUTH. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The Berbers are native to north-western Africa. Nearly all Berbers are Muslims - not Christians.. Answer . The first religion introduced to Berbers was Christianity, Islam came last. But Arabization came along and influenced the Islam religion. The Christian faith has made a huge com…eback in recent years though. ( Full Answer )
ANSWER: A Christian is a follower of Christ. In the original, theword Christian was coming from Christ and even in English bears aresemblance. The word not only meant that, but it meant also :being like Christ. The Bible teaches that if you want a life withGod, free from sin and have eternal life yo…u have to become afollower of Christ (John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but byme."). To become a Christian you need to accept Jesus who sacrificedHimself on the Cross as your Savior from sin and Lord of your life.You confess your sins to God, and repent from them. That is thestart of your life as a Christian. Then you develop your relationwith God by listening to Him. You need to know His will fromreading the Bible and praying. In the Christian life there is alsosinging to God, praise, fellowship and others things described inthe Bible. Christianity does not mean blind faith in some conceptof a distant God but a close relationship with a loving God and aSavior God. Some people believe a Christian is someone who has followed a planof salvation involving: 1. Romans 10:17 (hearing the message), 2.Hebrews 11:6 (believing the message), 3. Luke 13: 3 (repenting), 4.Romans 10:9 (confessing "Jesus is Lord" publically 1 Timothy 6:12)5. Acts 2:38 (getting baptized) 1 Peter 3:21. They believe you aresaved by God's grace, and your faith, plus baptism. Colossians 2:12Ephesians 2:8 we are saved by God's grace. Formula: your faith +God's grace= salvation. Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying: "Ifanyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick uphis torture stake and continually follow me." (Matthew16:24) Thosewho are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God'sSon, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom,was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of God, and receivedauthority to subdue his enemies and vindicate Jehovah'ssovereignty. (Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11;Heb 10:12, 13) Christians view the Bible as the inspired Word ofGod, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and discipliningmankind. Christian means Christlike, so Christians imitate to thebest of their ability to be like Jesus Chris. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That is a good question, what the hell is a christian? I honestlythink they do not even know themselves. ~ Praise lou lou the spaghetti monster. ( Full Answer )
I don't get it. Christians haven't killed any Christians. There is the Klu Klux Klan (which I HATE even though I am a Christian.) that is an evil Christian group that muders those who do not believe. I do not think it exists anymore though. There are always evil groups in every religon. Those who fo…rce people to believe what they believe. This is wrong. I hate to disagree, but in the interest of historical accuracy, I must. The truth is that Christians have killed many many of their fellows throughout the ages. This phenomena started on a large scale shortly after Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire and various Christian teachings were labelled as heretical. One notable group that was hunted by state sponsored Christianity but still exists today is the Coptic Church which is centered in Egypt. Unfortunately, this basic pattern continued, sometimes over religious disagreements (Protestants vs. Catholics in the reformation), others over purely political reasons (the American Civil War), and so on into the present day (a good recent example off the top of my head is Catholics and Protestants fighting and killing each other in Northern Ireland, although this has thankfully cooled down very recently). Some might argue that all/any of these groups are truly Christian, but short of redefining the term, I think we're stuck with the fact that Christians have killed at least hundreds of thousands of each other through history, which is quite remarkable for a religion that clearly teaches that we, "consider others better than ourselves." (Phil. 2:3) For the record, I am a Christian and quite ashamed of these parts of the churches history. ( Full Answer )
Christianity originated in the Middle-East as a sect of Judaism. However, it quickly became a separate religion with separate teachings and spread itself throughout the world. Yet even today, there are quite a bit of similarities between Judaism and Christianity, owing to Christianity's roots.
According to Acts 11:26 the name Christian was first used at Antioch. Before this time they were called believers or disciples, the Apostles of course having a special office of leadership.
Opinion Christianity exists because there are many people who attest to andhave experienced the truth of Christ and his message, whether it bethe intellectual, historical, archaeological, or scientific truthpresented in the Bible. They find no need to suspend rationalthinking or intelligence in orde…r to believe because all harmonizeperfectly. Many are involved in fulfilling the Great Commission ofbringing the message of Christ's amazing work and presence to allpeople, despite intolerance and persecution against them and themessage. Christianity came about because of sin in the garden of Eden. Yousee in the beginning God made everything very good. But because ofAdams disobedience sin came into the world. That sin was passed onto everyone who has every lived. No matter who you are or what goodyou may have done we have all sinned. All of us have take somethingthat wasn't ours that is stealing even if it were a paper clip.Most of us have hated someone and if we have hated someone then wehave actually committed murder in our hearts. Most of us havelooked on someone to want to take them to bed, this is adultery ifyour married and fornication if you're not. Having said that, Godknowing that people were this way, and yet loving us still, made away for us to come back to Him. Because sin had driven us from Him.He sent Jesus to pay the price for us. To die in our place and bepunished instead of us for something that He didn't do. This is whythere is Christianity. Want to know more. Christianity came about because of sin in the garden of Eden. Yousee in the beginning God made everything very good. But because ofAdams disobedience sin came into the world. That sin was passed onto everyone who has every lived. No matter who you are or what goodyou may have done we have all sinned. All of us have take somethingthat wasn't ours that is stealing even if it were a paper clip.Most of us have hated someone and if we have hated someone then wehave actually committed murder in our hearts. Most of us havelooked on someone to want to take them to bed, this is adultery ifyour married and fornication if you're not. Having said that, Godknowing that people were this way, and yet loving us still, made away for us to come back to Him. Because sin had driven us from Him.He sent Jesus to pay the price for us. To die in our place and bepunished instead of us for something that He didn't do. This is whythere is Christianity. Want to know more. ( Full Answer )
Opinions . I personally believe that Christians today are for the most part hypocrites but as to followers of Christ (or true Christians) they are great people and most would say what's the difference? The thing is that followers of Christ, will follow Christ. Yes they make mistakes and the probl…em with many Christians is that once they receive the good news they want to force it into others which is not what Jesus taught. Also a lot of Christians like to scare people into Heaven and that's not right either. The only way to do so is through love because GOD is love. And when it comes to the Bible it's not just an old book - it's something powerful if you really read it. It's better to trust something that has been around for years and hasn't changed a bit than some 'advice' book that changes every 2 minutes. . Christians don't force God on someone. They tell some one about God which is called planting a seed in their life. When you tell some one about God and they don't want to listen then that's God's job to do the rest. If Christians attempt to scare people into Heaven, they are not considered a good Christian. The Bible is the manual to life and is very important. God is not love. but way beyond that. Christians are different from the world. If you are a true believer of Christ, then you would show him that and if you don't think about God then just like you don't know him then he does not know you. No one should judge a Cristian if you don't know the way of a Christian life. ( Full Answer )
A Christian is someone who is a person who believes that Christdied for their sins and rose again.
If you want to check out the Christians way and Bible teachings, the best way to go is to visit and find out. You take it from there to make your choice. Christians can do anything if they have their trust in Jesus Christ. I dont mean falling off an airplane thing but supernaturally. You can …do anything because God gave everyone free will. The real question is what you should and should not do. ( Full Answer )
King Christian was a member of Lutheranism, which is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German Reformer.
Answer You answer I am a Christian because I have been saved by JesusChrist. If you don't know that answer in your heart you may not bea believer. The bible makes it clear, "Test yourselves to see ifyou are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognizethis about yourselves, that Jesus C…hrist is in you-- unless indeedyou fail the test?" (2 Corinthians 13:5). If you don't know Iencourage you to read the bible and pray and repent of your sins.For we humans are sinners by nature and haters of God. God reachesdown sovereignly to choose His elect and redeems them by Christalone. Christians are saved by Christ and He took our sinfuliniquity when He died on the cross. If you know these things, haverepented of your sins, accept Christ as your savior then you cananswer that is why you are a Christian. Answer I encourage you to think about the greatest sacrifice, really think& allow your heart & mind to open. A parent giving theirbeloved to suffer for you. For the innocent beloved to carry yourburden and suffer for you. To feel that love for you completelywrapped around you. That emotion and feeling of love is the holyspirit. Knowing what was done for me is why I am a Christian.PRAYER to accept Jesus-Lord, I know that I am a sinner: If I diedtoday I would not go to heaven. I now turn to you, asking you toforgive my sin, come into my life, and be my Savior. Help me livefor you from this day forward. Answer I'm a christian because I realized I was a sinner, and thatbelieving the Gospel (good news) of the grace of God/The Gospel(good news) of Christ is the only way to be saved. The only way we can know if someone is saved is by listening totheir words concerning the accomplishments of the death, burial andresurrection of Jesus Christ. That's the ONLY valid testimony! Whatdoes he/she believe was accomplished by that death, burial andresurrection? That's the key point! Does he/she believe it was anall-sufficient reconciliation where the entirety of the world's sindebt was concerned? Some people went to Christian school , then go to the sermon becamethe pastor or elders. But I do not understand one thing , what is aChristian ? I Am Just graduated from the seminary is a Christian?God whether to recognize it ? Thank God! Can we meet here is God's arrangement, I talk about someof my understanding, what if there is wrong, please point it out toeveryone. I also believe in God, but I can not say that he is aqualified Christian because my body too much crime, and pleadedguilty to the crime scene to live in pain every day, but could donothing, the Scripture also say that people can not be withoutholiness see main, so I can not be a sin to heaven. ( Full Answer )
I am a Christian because of what is going to happen in the long run. When I asked Christ to come into my life and rule over my life, I knew right at that moment I was going to heaven when I died. Being a Christian is difficult and it is tempting to stray way from the Lord, but God gives me strength …every day. He also gives me new mercies and will always forgive me of my sins. ( Full Answer )
yes he is, i saw it on his youtube page that he is a dedicated christian. because of jade beadles.
As a Christian you will have to live a god centered life, so allcan see the difference, and you will have to spread the word of godto all the people around you. .................. This question, and above answer, imply that you have to "do"something to be a Christian. Actually, we aren't required t…o "do"anything by God other than repent of our sins and invite Him intoour hearts as our Lord and Saviour. Reading the Bible is how Godwill talk to you through his Holy Spirit in your heart. Only byreading His Word and praying every day will you know what Godexpects of you. Of course your life will change as you read God'sWord and pray, and that change will be a witness to the peoplearound you. If God calls you to do more, then He will tell you whatelse you should do. ( Full Answer )
Well it's not essential to be a Christian but it would be nice if you were christened. Also to go to church, but you don't have to do those two things to be a Christian. Go to church and ask questions there! :)
Yes, it is possible. However, there will be problems in that marriage. Church, Jesus, etc. Christians should marry Christians who love Jesus Christ. answer: of course this is true^they should not get married tho. the Bible says do not be uneqully yoked. this is not talking about an egg! it is… sayin: if ur a christian do not marry a non christian (do not date a non christian). there will be problems in the home!! Answer: First off, there is no legal requirement around religion involved in getting married except in the minds of the parties involved as it is a civil matter regulated by the government not churches. The purpose of marriage is more for property rights than any other purpose. A Christian and member of the Church of the Flying Spghetti Monster (or any other combination of faiths) can marry or date. Assuming that they care enough about religion to ever discuss it, they can: . agree never to discuss religion and each go their own way . both attend both services . either convert to the faith of the other . both go to a third faith related to neither . both become atheists It is, however, many couples find it wise to talk these things over before they become a problems. It is also wise not to let the families interfere as it is not their business how the couple live their lives. When it comes to the marriage ceremony, the option of a civil service is always open if the clergy of the sides cannot act like adults. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Many people change their world views to accommodate their own observations about life as they mature. Most religious sects indoctrinate their children early in the ways of their particular dogmas. Some children find they do not support what they were taught and eventually go their own way. Maki…ng up your own mind about spiritual belief is a human right. ( Full Answer )
often that is the case, though very rarely there are conversions to different religions. . Many people lapse from the faith, either to agnosticism/atheism or to other faiths. . Although one cannot 'undo' a baptism, it can be denied. Denying one's Christianity is a rejection of Christ, and as suc…h would be seen by Christians as a bar to entry to Heaven. . 2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. No amount of denying or rejection of Jesus Christ AFTER someone is saved will make that person unsaved. . This assumes that being baptised - usually without consent - 'saves' a person. Surely "faith" is required. That can be rejected. One can (and many do) reject the works and words of Jesus, and in doing so, one is surely not a Christian. . This question is not about being "saved" after death. This question is about "being" a Christian - a status in this life, and not about any possible afterlife. ( Full Answer )
While there are varying sects of Christianity resulting in varyingopinions on its nature, research shows that Christian Science isessentially "primitive Christianity" in that it emphasizes relianceon God for physical healing and moral regeneration as did Christ,Jesus and his followers for hundreds o…f years after theresurrection. One might say that the word science is present simply to illustratethat the teachings of Christ, Jesus and his healing practice are asprovable today as they were in his own time, because based on thedivine law of God (a science). The discover and founder ofChristian Science, Mary Baker Eddy set forth the followingreligious tenets or core teachings in her book Science and Healthwith Key to the Scriptures as follows: "1) As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bibleas our sufficient guide to eternal Life. 2) We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. Weacknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divineComforter; and man in God's image and likeness. 3) We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction ofsin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal.But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts. 4) We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine,efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through ChristJesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved throughChrist, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by theGalilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death. 5) We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and hisresurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life,even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter. 6) And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to bein us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we wouldhave them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure." Documented cases of healing can be found in the Christian ScienceSentinel and the Christian Science Journal, as documented from thelate 1800s through today, and can be found in Christian ScienceReading Rooms around the world or by subscription. The word science in "Christian Science" identifies what this socalled Christianity is based upon. Our Father never used the wordscience in all of his writings, its a word joined at the hip withthe doctrine of the Philosopha. You can find Paul's opinion on thissubject it two places (Acts 17 and Colossians chapter 2) , wherePaul discussed Hebrew doctrine and Christ with the philosopha andwhere he later warns of their doctrines effect upon Christians. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is this-- Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. Its not a religion as we would commonly understand it. It is believing in God through Christ and that brings about a change in people. The history has its ups and downs but the religion teaches morals.
Because of love. God loves us so much that he sent his son. Jesus loves us so much that he suffered for us. That love for us fills us with the holy spirit and moves us to do good works in the Lord name. By obeying, we walk closer with the Lord and have greater understanding and love.
You have to believe and trust in Jesus with all your strength and soul, he is the only way to heaven. And believe in God in three persons, God,Jesus and The holy Spirit. ANSWER: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath gi…ven to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he [God; The Father] hath made him [Jesus Christ; God's only begotten son, God in the flesh] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. God has forgiven the sins of the world (everyone; past, present, future) thru the finished cross work of Jesus Christ, so the issue is not our sins, but what we do with the Son; the Savior. Righteousness is the issue. By believing these good news, you're identified with and joined to the Savior himself; his test scores written on your paper. You can't tell if someone someone is saved, based on their performance, appearance and so forth. These good news were exclusively revealed to the Apostle of the gentiles; our Apostle; Paul, by the ascended, glorified Jesus Christ (as he spoke from heaven, not from earth). ( Full Answer )
no not at all you see christian school's or christian college'shelp you to become a christian like i wanted to become a christianso i went to a christian college called groves chritian college iam in year 7. but you have to pay 3'000 dollars to get in groveschristian college and you have to pay agai…n in one or two monthesits because its a privet school. ( Full Answer )
Yes christian is sort of the same as Christianity but Christianity is the religion and a christian is someone who believes in that religion. For instance; . I am a christian.. or . I worship Christianity.
Really, the only thing "Christian" about it is the second word in the name. Early on it was partnered with the Disciples of Christ, but it's just another solid university in Texas.
In North America it was because even though they were looking for freedom, they knew nothing about it. They took with them the same understanding and systems from where they came. They organized in colonies and when people broke the rules they were ear cropped the first time, branded the second, and… killed the third time. ( Full Answer )
you should be sick in the head to believe that a human is a God.
Being a Christian is really another way of being described as Christ-like. The goal in being Christian is to learn more about God and His Son Jesus Christ and by enablement of God through the Holy Spirit, to become more Christ-like. Being a Christian and not being or desiring to be Christ-like is at…titude of hypocrisy. ( Full Answer )
Not from the time of Jesus, as many people think. Jesus was areligious and political leader of the Jewish people and came tospeak to the Jews and surrounded himself with Jews. Paul converted some of the earliest Christians in and aroundGreece, after his supposed religious conversion. Some of the ot…herdisciples started various sects made up of Jews who followed Jesus. Christianity really grew in Rome , especially after the conversionof the Emperor Constantine. Though his conversion was probably forpolitical purposes and the consolidation of power, Constantine andothers really shaped the future of Christianity at Nicaea in 325. According to the Bible: People were first called Christians in Antioch: Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. Soit was that for a whole year they assembled with the church andtaught a great many people. And the disciples were first calledChristians in Antioch. Christianity is based on the death and resurrection of JesusChrist so Christians did not exist before the death of Christ.People first became Christians in Jerusalem at Pentecost with thecoming of the Holy Spirit. Possibly you could call Jesus' followers before the coming of theHoly Spirit Christians but the Bible says Christians have theHoly Spirit indwelling them. Ephesians 1:13 And you also became God's people when you heard thetrue message, the Good News that brought you salvation. Youbelieved in Christ, and God put his stamp of ownership on you bygiving you the Holy Spirit he had promised. Follow what is written: After all of these attempts to explain, you realize you had theanswer all along, as the word Christian means "Christ man" or"Christos man", it was a name given the followers of Jesus theChristos or Christ. Christos or Christ meaning "the anointed one",(see Strong's Greek number 5547 and its base 5548 and 5530. Jesus Christ was a sign foretold by the Prophet Isaiah (7:14) ...Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call hisname Immanuel (Strong's Hebrew word 6005.. God with us). The name Jesus, is of Hebrew origin (See Strong's Hebrew word 3091and Greek word 2424) its from two Hebrew words 3068 and 3467,Yahovah and yasha Jesus would be anointed by the Holy Spirit during his baptism(Matthew 3:16), making him Jesus the Christos. Read John 1:25 wherethe Pharisees are questioning John (the baptist), son of the priestZacharias (Luke 1). Understand that the Pharisees are looking forthe "Anointed one" "Christ" and they think John may be the Christor Christos. Therefore Christians could not have existed before the coming ofThe Christos, Christ (the Anointed one). There were Hebrews (tribesof Israel) prior to Christ (often mistakenly identified as Jews),however the unlearned have no idea that Jews represent only onetribe of Israel (Judah). The actions of the Hebrews (Israelite's)would have been identical to those of the Christians as they arebased upon the law of our Father given to Moses. Christ wouldextend that offering of salvation (of the soul) through him, to allmankind (not just the tribes of Israel). Jesus the Christ would be born of the virgin Mary of the tribe ofLevi of the house of Aaron (Luke 1-2), the Priest line; and hismother would marry Joseph of the tribe of Judah of the house ofDavid, the king line (Matthew 1), Therefore Jesus the Christ wouldtake on both titles King and High Priest of the tribes of Israel(King David and Aaron the High Priest in one Anointed person). A Christian is one that believes Jesus is the Christ (the anointedone) as foretold by the prophet Isaiah (7:14). He offered himselfas the one and only sacrifice for the sins of mankind (Hebrews10:10, Colossians 2:14). He died and was observed after death (John20-21), proving the spirit existed as explained by Paul (1stCorinthians 15). He set an example for all of us to live accordingto the law (10 commandments) of our Father. He gave us (those whobelieve in him) power in his name (Luke 10:19), to defeat the evilones who deceive others. See the book of acts and the later letters of the apostles, for theforming of the Christian faith, under the Apostles of Christ andthe 7 churches (Revelation 1). HISTORICAL ANSWER: Philo of Alexandria wrote in about AD 10 that Christians werealready scattered all over the Roman Empire. He called them"Therapeutae", but his description of them is unmistakable. We havethe testimony of Eusebius, the author of Ecclesiastical Historythat these Therapeutae were in fact Christians. St Augustine, too,confirms that Christians existed before the first century. Under the reign of Alexandra Salome, the last Queen of Judea (76 to67 BC), the Jewish political party of Pharisees, who had beenexiled under her husband, Alexander Jannaeus, returned to power andslaughtered thousands of their political enemies, includingSaducees, Essenes and Levites. Many Saducees and Essenes fled fromJerusalem, and from Judea, into the more accepting areas of theRoman and Ptolemaic Empires. Many of these exiles were pietists andbaptists and formed close-knit communities all across the Empire,and most especially in Egypt where Philo later encountered them andwrote about them. Some of the characteristics detailed by Philoinclude Sunday smeetings, baptism, common meals, and prayer andpraise services. The existence and doctrines of the Dead Sea Scrolls also bears thisout, the Essenes who wrote those documents were hidden in the DeadSea area from the political powers that were hunting them fromJerusalem. It is likely that these people's hope for a savior ("Jesus" inHebrew) was the beginning of the movement that later became calledChristianity. ( Full Answer )
Christian kids always keep their word of God they also go to church every sunday ans they read the bible
Faith is the belief in something without evidence. Christianity is a monotheistic religion. It is also an Abrahamic religion.
Some non-Christians are called 'atheists'. Some are called 'Buddhists; others are called 'Hindus'. Others are called 'pagans'. To my knowledge, the original Bible text does NOT call anyone 'pagan'. There are Jews and Gentiles; but both of them can become Christians..
The Apostle Paul put it like this, "do not be yoked (bound together) with an unbeliever for what fellowship does light have with darkness?" This applies to marriage and to the business partnership. God states right at the beginning of marriage between Adam and Eve, that when a man and a women ar…e joined together they become one in His sight. Also Jesus said that a house divided against itself will fall, that goes for marriage as well as business. You cant be a Christian and be married to a Catholic. The belief system is too different. One is by faith, the other by works. ( Full Answer )
At the wedding itself or the reception afterwards? Nothing is usually eaten at the wedding, although some denominations may give the couple communion. At the reception the guests and couple eat whatever the couple choose to have served and of course the cake.
Before Christianity, people believed in God according to faith. Most were Jewish, but there were Jewish converts and those who just believed. The early believers simply were looking forward to the time of Christ, and according to Paul, they were justified by faith.
If you mean in the Bible, that was Paul, previously known as Saul of Tarsus. Saul was a fervent persecutor of Christians, but on the road to Damascus, God apparently struck him blind and spoke to him. After that, he became a believer, and within several days, he got his sight back.
Yes, they are.But what is meant by a 'Christian'? So many differentviews by 'mainstream' and evangelicals it is hard to know if THEYrea Christians!
Christians did not learn about Christianity from the Jews. Christianity was founded, as a religion, by former Jews. However, by the time they were proselytizing their new faith, it was distinct from Judaism and Jewish doctrine.
Christian Perspective: Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament as the continuation of the Old Testament revelation to the Ancient Israelites. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and ful…ly human, the savior of humanity prophesied in the Old Testament, and and that He will again return as promised. Consequentially, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah and the term "Christianity" itself is a derivative of "Christ". There are currently 2.2 billion Christians in the world and growing, making Christianity the largest religion in the world. Islamic Perspective: . Christianity is Islam (or submission to God) per the Bible God revelation to Jesus. . Jesus is referred to as Christ or Messiah. . Christianity is one of the Abrahamic religions; namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam per Qur'an God revelation to prophet Muhammad. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion. It is also a monotheistic religion, although its Trinitarian doctrine is seen by Muslims as non-monotheistic. Adherents believe in the Bible, and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that He will return as promised. Different Christian Sects There are five major sects in Christianity and some say even more, but the easiest way to break up Christianity is into these five categories: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Eastern, and Mormon. Each of these groups believe the other groups are failing in their attempt to reach proper salvation through the Christ and as such have their own methods of attaining this goal. Orthodox Christianity is the one of the oldest Christian Sects in the sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church and holds many doctrines in common with Catholicism as concerns the Sacraments. The disagreement between the Orthodox and Catholic is over leadership. The Orthodox maintain that the Church is a community of Patriarchs all with equal standing as opposed to a Pope with supreme power over all cardinals. Orthodox are most famous for praying with icons. There are several movements in Orthodox Christianity, the most famous being the Greek Orthodox and the 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 sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church. Catholics hold that all seven sacraments are necessary to be saved along with the proper Eucharist. Catholicism also has several co-equal rites such as the Roman Rite (the most popular), the Byzantine Rite, the Slavic Rite, and so on. All Catholics (and exclusively Catholics) recognize the infallibility of the Pope on certain matters and the Pope's rule over Christendom. Protestantism incorporates a wide variety of different movements and in certain cases, different sects in its umbrella. As a result, it is hard to pin down Protestantism. It formed as a rejection of Catholic doctrine in some cases, especially as concerns Calvinists and Lutherans or Catholic power in some cases, especially as concerns Anglicanism/Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism. As Protestant doctrines most often derive from the idea that the Bible should be the only source of Christian belief, differing interpretations of the Bible have made Protestant movements most prone to splitting. New Protestant movements are being created all of the time, with the Evangelical Movement among the fastest growing forms of Christianity. Most African-Americans ascribe to Protestant movements such as the Baptist Church. Mormonism is a uniquely American form of Christianity (that is to say it embodies many American cultural ideas and American locales not that exclusively Americans are Mormons). Mormonism holds the Divine Revelation extended beyond the Biblical Period, resulting in additional Testaments of His Will. The most famous of these new documents is the Book of Mormon. Additionally Mormons believe that Divine Revelation continues into the present day and the Elder Mormon Leadership has partial access to Divine Knowledge in order to arbitrate Questions of the Faith. Many Christians outside of Mormonism consider Mormonism to be a heresy as it does not hold to the 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 that do not fit neatly into the categories of Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant. These churches include the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Egyptian Coptic Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and the early Christian Heretical Religions (such as the Nestorians and Justinians). What makes these Christian sects unique is different in every case. The Ethiopians have additional holy books and a unique liturgy, the Coptics hold to Monophysite Heresy, the Armenian Church did not join with the Early Patriarchs of the Church, and so forth. ( Full Answer )
Regular church attendance is probably the best marker for whether someone is a practising Christian. The percentage of self-described Christians who regularly attend church varies from around ten per cent in Europe to more than half in the United States, although these statistics are notoriously unr…eliable.. ( Full Answer )