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  Faith groups within Christianity
They often believe that their faith group is the "true" Christian religion, and that others are in error.
Throughout the second half of the first century CE, the Christian religion was divided into three main main religious movements: the Gnostics, Jewish Christians, and Pauline Christians.
Their teaching on abortion access, origins of the earth and the rest of the universe, equal rights for gays and lesbians, and same-sex marriage, are four indicators of their location on the liberal- conservative continuum.
www.religioustolerance.org /christ7.htm   (696 words)

  Christianity - Crystalinks
Christianity is thus both a living tradition of faith and the culture that the faith leaves behind as a kind of deposit.
Christianity is based on a particular experience or scheme directed to the act of saving--that is, of bringing or "buying back," which is part of what redemption means, these creatures of God to their source in God.
Christians, it might be said, used the vocabulary and repertory of options then available to them in speaking of the all-encompassing and the ineffable and grafted these onto the witness to God that was essential to their faith.
www.crystalinks.com /christianity.html   (2595 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Christianity is the name given to that definite system of religious belief and practice which was taught by Jesus Christ in the country of Palestine, during the reign of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius, and was promulgated, after its Founder's death, for the acceptance of the whole world, by certain chosen men among His followers.
Christianity is developed from Judaism in the sense that it embodies the Divine revelation contained in the latter creed, somewhat as a finished painting embodies the original rough sketch.
It was the transference of Christianity from a Semitic to a Greek soil that explains, according to Dr. Hatch (Hibbert Lectures, 1888), "why an ethical sermon stood in the forefront of the teaching of Jesus, and a metaphysical creed in the forefront of the Christianity of the fourth century".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03712a.htm   (8724 words)

 Faith in Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian faith, described in these terms, is not synonymous with credulity.
Summarizing the New Testament concept of faith, it is a reliance upon God's self-revelation, especially in the sense of confidence in the promises and fear of the threats that are written in Scripture.
Temporary faith is that state of mind which is awakened in men (e.g., Felix) by the exhibition of the truth and by the influence of religious sympathy, or by what is sometimes styled the common operation of the Holy Spirit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faith_in_Christianity   (1103 words)

 Christianity 101 - Faith
Faith is synonymous with being sure: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1).
Christian faith is not "blind faith." Blind faith is faith divorced of reason.
Christian faith is faith based upon evidences: "We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (2 Peter 1:16).
www.gospeloutreach.net /faith.html   (347 words)

 Comparison: New Age, Word-Faith, and Christianity
Faith accepts that which the understanding cannot grasp, and trusts in spite of circumstances that God will do that which is best, is most loving, and will bring the greatest glory to Himself.
The results of faith are guaranteed, because faith is based on predictable forces, such as the Mind and the perfect health that resides within ourselves.
The results of faith are guaranteed in the sense that true faith is a trust in the Sovereignty of God; true faith therefore can never be disappointed, because it trusts that no matter what, God is still loving and still in control.
home.wmis.net /~ixthys/ComparisonChart.htm   (782 words)

 Christian Sexual Conflicts Traditional Christianity vs. "The Faith Of Christ"
True Christianity (the faith of Christ) he defines as "the revelation and work of God accomplished in Jesus Christ"; "the being of the church as the body of Christ" (as opposed to the church as religious institution); and "the faith and life of Christians in truth and love".
Christianity as tradition he describes as a movement which has virtually abandoned its commitment to the above principles and has degenerated into a moralistic religion, devoid of true love for God and neighbor and obsessed with enforcing a moral code demanding "chastity, absolute obedience...
One of the greatest deformities of true Christian faith is the collection of teachings that seeks in every way possible to remove godly love from the sexual experience.
www.libchrist.com /bible/faithof.html   (1452 words)

 EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY - Saving faith - Conclusion
The story is told of a Christian business man who was attending a convention in a city.
It is part of faith to believe that what he has promised, he will do.
Faith grows as it feeds on the promises of God and that is where you will find them.
www.christianity.co.nz /faith7.htm   (672 words)

 Mere Christianity: Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Faith requires a basis for belief, some degree of confidence that the object of the faith is true.
This is why faith is a virtue -- means tenacity when the temptation is to ditch the faith and grab on to something else.
Faith is borne out of what works do and do not do.
www.mindspring.com /~skazmarek/mere/12Faith.htm   (399 words)

 In Matters of Faith: Christianity vs. Stoicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whereas for Paul faith grounded ethical teaching, physics was the determinant of ethics for the stoics.
In the case of Christianity, practitioners are putting their faith in something outside of their selves; and in doing so, are actually opening himself or herself up.
Unlike Christianity, this is not an attempt to open up the self, but rather to firm it up, and consequently, train it to be independent and alone.
www2.selu.edu /Academics/Depts/WritingCenter/miller.html   (3122 words)

The representation of Christianity in Charles Dickens' works was both debated and largely overlooked by his contemporaries, particularly because of his lack of representation of the views of the Established Church.
Christianity as a path to individual salvation and social reform was the underlying purpose in Dickens' writing as well as the essential function of Great Expectations.
He used Christian morals and figures to demonstrate their practical application to real life, in the hopes of healing the ills of society with the powers of Christianity.
www.umd.umich.edu /casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/CDSFAITH.htm   (2516 words)

 Faith and Works in Christianity!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Christians’ claims that salvation is solely based on the faith alone in Christianity.
Christians do not seem to realize that faith and works are independent and both are equally important.
The difference is that, whereas the faith in the foundation, good conduct forms the pillar and walls.
www.islam-is-the-only-solution.com /works.htm   (524 words)

 EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY - Aspects of saving faith
Justifying faith implies, not only a divine evidence or conviction, that 'God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself,' but a sure trust and confidence that Christ died for my sins, that he loved me, and gave himself for me.
To use John Calvin's famous analogy, faith is like an empty, open hand, stretched out towards God, with nothing to offer and everything to receive.
Faith is the final step in the process begun by the cross of Christ - we recognise its meaning, we realise its relevance and finally we receive its benefits.
www.christianity.co.nz /faith6.htm   (627 words)

 Put on faith - Faith matters - Christianity - Brief Article Christian Century - Find Articles
Since most Christians do not wear distinctive clothes or hats I am not sure that I can press the analogy, but it seems to me that a version of Nantucket Reds is available in many churches.
Then, as Christianity took off, the period was shortened to a year, then to six weeks, and now--well, now we do it in an hour and a half.
Where faith is concerned, there are no pink clothes for sale--just free red ones, and a life worth living under the sun.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_15_119/ai_90190885   (924 words)

 Acts 17:11 Bible Study: Faith
Faith has two elements: 1) being convinced of the truth, being certain of reality, having evidence of unseen things, and 2) believing, hoping in, embracing, seizing the truth.
Heb 11:1 (Wey) Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see.
Faith is to be reckoned as righteousness to us also, who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered to death for our sins and raised again to secure our justification.
www.acts17-11.com /faith.html   (2526 words)

 Faith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although faith has generated many roots in religion, it is not necessarily a religious word and is not exercised solely in God and god alone, but can apply to any situation where judgements are made irrespective of evidence.
For quite a lot of people, faith or the lack thereof, is an important part of their identity, for example a person who identifies himself or herself as a Muslim or a skeptic.
A certain number of religious rationalists, as well as non-religious people, criticize implicit faith as being irrational, and see faith as ignorance of reality: a strong belief in something with no tangible proof, or in spite of opposing evidence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faith   (2778 words)

 What is Baha'i faith?
However, it is Baha’u’llah, the founder of Baha’i faith, who is the most recent manifestation of God and the one who should now be revered and obeyed.
The differences between Baha’i faith and Christianity are many and go to the very heart of the Truth as revealed by God in His Word.
Further, the Baha'i faith concept of salvation has much in common with all false religions: salvation is attained by recognizing one of the “manifestations” of God and following his laws and teachings.
www.gotquestions.org /Bahai-faith.html   (936 words)

 Faith And Christianity
When we see a Christian acting out his faith, it is the evidence of things not seen.
Through faith you anticipate the future of God's promises and act in faith in your day-to-day activity knowing you are in God's plan.
Without faith there is no substance or strength in your life.
www.access-jesus.com /faith-and-christianity.html   (184 words)

 Leap to Faith: Mormonism to Christianity - Campus Crusade for Christ
Because Lisa’s faith was grounded in an emotional commitment—what Mormons often refer to as a “burning in the bosom”—Lisa struggled to answer Gary’s barrage of intellectual questions.
One of the more difficult issues that confronted Lisa was the notion that she was sinful and in need of divine forgiveness—a Christian teaching that sharply contradicts Mormon doctrine.
The Christian doctrine of original sin repudiates this deception: Men and women are born with an innate sinful nature and are in need of divine redemption.
www.ccci.org /feature_stories/2004/06_june/mormonism.html   (859 words)

 Woodcrest - Real Life Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character.
Real Life Faith will guide you through these questions and begin you on the road that will lead to the most important decision of your life.
Real Life Faith also includes information about Baptism, the next step after making a commitment to let Jesus be the forgiver of your sins and leader of your life.
www.woodcrest.org /faith   (295 words)

 Christianity: Blind Faith Or Reason?
While Christians certainly do accept some things on faith (as every person in the world does) it is by no means a blind faith.
Yet Christianity, the faith that fits the facts is banned from many classrooms while the faith that spreads illogical nonsense about matter creating itself and explosions causing order is promoted by government schools with many KNOWN lies printed in the textbooks[2] at taxpayer expense.
The accusation by many atheists that belief in Christianity is illogical and constitutes a blind faith is completely unfounded.
www.propagandamatrix.com /articles/january2005/050105blindfaith.htm   (1796 words)

 Should We Criticize 'Faith' and Christianity?
The writer quoted the front-page article in the first issue of TSR (Winter 1990) in which readers were told that the paper would focus on the issue of biblical inerrancy and not the existence of God.
The issue was then fanned by Roger Hutchinson far beyond the attention it deserved, as he obstinately refused to attribute any blame to Christianity for persecutions, crusades, inquisitions, witch hunts, and other atrocities that have obviously been left in the wake of this religion.
Likewise, if Christianity has a past blighted with persecutions, witch hunts, inquisitions, and other indefensible atrocities, why should that not be pointed out to people who have been overexposed to sermons about the good that Christianity has done but have heard virtually nothing about the skeletons in its closet.
www.infidels.org /library/magazines/tsr/2001/5/015front.html   (559 words)

 Is Christianity in good faith?
In any case, to simplify and thus hopefully to clarify our "question" concerning the good faith of Christianity, let me first say that in our estimation the Bible, and particularly the New Testament, is an execrable example of authoritative presence based on nothing but its own glad-mouthed self-definition.
Further, the authority of the clergy in absolving sin is absolute: whatever they forgive (whether in good or bad faith, witness the history of indulgences) is forgiven irrespective of reality.
If that is what we are, that is where we should be based, not in some pleasant vision that allows us to stand against the fact of the matter and tells us that locking ourselves in our religious fervor frees us from contemplating the horror and the beauty of existence.
sumarah.tripod.com /goodfaith.htm   (1022 words)

Christianity was the first of the world’s major religions in Tower Hamlets.
Because of this Christianity has had a strong influence on lots of local things like architecture, festivals, schools and welfare organisations.
Debbie talks about what it means to follow her faith in Tower Hamlets and how her beliefs affect her life here.
www.faithintowerhamlets.com /default/1100.guide/guides/christianity.htm   (261 words)

 Basic Christianity: Faith Toward God
Faith is the TOTAL BELIEF AND CONVICTION that the Bible is the Word of God and that He will keep ALL the promises He makes in His scriptures.
Faith is given through The Holy Spirit to those who obey God.
This faith also comes by hearing, reading and studying the Word of God (our bible) and by prayer and fasting.
7times.org /newsletter/faith2god.shtml   (1353 words)

 Christian Faith and Christianity - HBCM
Christianity is often described as being purely belief or religion.
In fact those who follow the true Christian Faith have been key people in history, science, literature and poetry.
We will be looking at subjects that are often viewed as having evidence that disproves Christianity, and will be presenting how sciences such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Geography actually prove that the information contained in the Bible is actually correct.
www.hbcm.org.uk   (170 words)

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