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  Wikipedia: Christianity
Christians brought many ideas and practices from Judaism, including monotheism; the belief in a messiah (or Christ, which means "anointed one"); certain forms of worship, such as prayer, reading from religious texts; a priesthood; the idea that worship here on earth is modeled on worship in heaven.
The central belief of Christianity is that by faith in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ individuals are saved from death both spiritual and physical by Redemption from their sins (i.e.
Christianity is considered by Christians to be the continuation or fulfilment of the Jewish faith.
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 Christianity - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation, atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection from the dead to redeem humankind from sin and death; and the belief that the New Testament is a part of the Bible.
Christian Love is basic to most forms of Christianity, based in part on Christ's answer to the question, "Which is the greatest commandment?" to which he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Christians accept the Old Testament as part of their Biblical canon, but they neither consider the Qur'an to be a book of divine revelation or a part of their faith nor agree with Islam's view that Jesus was a prophet, on par with Muhammad.
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  Learn more about Christianity in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Christianity is a group of religious traditions that trace their origins to Jesus Christ, a Jew of the first century C.E., and assert that he is the son of God and the Lord and sole Saviour of all humanity as the messiah.
Christians brought many ideas and practices from Judaism, including monotheism; the belief in a messiah (or Christ, which means "anointed one"); certain forms of worship, such as prayer, reading from religious texts; a priesthood; the idea that worship here on earth is modeled on worship in heaven.
Christianity is considered by Christians to be the continuation or fulfilment of the Jewish faith.
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 List of Christian denominations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of Christian denominations (or Denominations self-identified as Christian) ordered by historical and doctrinal relationships.
Also, modern movements such as Fundamentalist Christianity, Pietism, Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism and the Holiness movement sometimes cross denominational lines, or in some cases create new denominations out of two or more continuing groups (as is the case for many United and uniting churches, for example).
This is not a complete list, but aims to provide a comprehensible overview of the diversity that exists among denominations of Christianity, whose branches are collectively referred to as Christendom.
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 Christianity
As Modernism developed into Consumerism during the second half of the 20th century the Megachurch phenomenon developed – catering for skeptical non-Christians by providing "seeker sensitive" presentations of Christian belief.
Groups denominated Christian have been both the victims of persecution and the perpetrators of persecution (see Persecution of Christians).
An example was Father Lawrence Jenco, whose health was nearly broken by almost two years held as a hostage in Lebanon.
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 Why War? Keywords: Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It includes a group of religious traditions that trace their origins to Jesus Christ, a Jew of the first century Gregorian, and assert that he is the son of God and the Lord and sole Saviour of all humanity as the Jewish Messiah.
The book of Acts, in the Christian New Testament (NT), says that Christ's followers were first called Christians by non-Christians in the city of Antioch, where they had fled and settled after early persecutions in Palestine, probably just a few years after Jesus' death and ascension.—Acts 11:19, 26.
It must be noted that many individual denominations of Christianity see their own descent as a straight line from the earliest days of the Faith and all others as some sort of branch or deviation.
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 christianity today
Christians adopted many ideas and practices from Judaism, including monotheism, the belief in a messiah (or Christ, which means "anointed one"), certain forms of worship (such as prayer, and reading from religious texts), a priesthood, and the idea that worship on Earth is modelled on worship in heaven.
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation, atonement, crucifixion, death and resurrection to redeem humankind from sin and death; the belief that the New Testament is a new part of the Bible; and supersessionism.
Christianity is considered by mainstream Christians to be the continuation or fulfilment of the Jewish faith.
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 Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Christians believe that is the Son of God and the Lord and sole Savior all humanity as the Jewish Messiah.
Christians continued many ideas and practices from Hebrew faith including monotheism the belief in a Messiah (or Christ from the Greek cristos which means "anointed one") certain forms worship (such as prayer and reading from religious texts) a and the idea that worship on Earth modelled on worship in Heaven.
Crucial beliefs in Christian teaching are Jesus' incarnation atonement crucifixion death and resurrection to redeem humankind sin and death; the belief that the New Testament is a new part of the Bible ; and supersessionism.
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 Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Christianity is a monotheistic religion, encompassing many religious traditions that trace their origins to Jesus Christ.
Christians assert that Jesus is the son of God, and the Lord and sole Savior of all humanity as the Jewish Messiah.
Christianity was taken to South America and Africa by European colonists, especially in the 16th to 19th centuries.
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 sociology - Christianity
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament.
Most Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah of the Jews as prophesied in the Old Testament (or Hebrew Bible).
Christian martyrs in the first three centuries AD were crucified in the same manner as Roman political prisoners or eaten by lions as a circus spectacle.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on christian dating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Western Christianity in the Middle Ages was characterized by cooperation and conflict between the secular rulers and the church under the Pope and the development of scholastic theology and philosophy.
Christians believe that by sharing in Christ's life, death, and resurrection they die with him to sin and can be resurrected with him to new life.
Adherence to Christianity was declared illegal and especially in the 3rd century, the government demanded that their subjects, the Jews only excepted, sacrifice to the Emperor as a divinity, a practice that Christianity, along with Judaism, rejected.
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 Pentecostalism information - Search.com
Theologically, most Pentecostal denominations are aligned with Evangelicalism in that they emphasize the reliability of the Bible and the need for the transformation of an individual's life with faith in Jesus.
Christianity Today reported in an article titled World Growth at 19 Million a Year that according to historian Vinson Synan, dean of the Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, about 25 percent of the world's Christians are Pentecostal or charismatic.
The largest Pentecostal denominations in the United States are the Assemblies of God, the Church of God in Christ, Church of God (Cleveland), Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and the United Pentecostal Church.
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 Christian Denominations, Sects and Cults
Definition of terms: religion, sect, cult, denomination, branch, tradition
Membership of Religions and Christianity, in the world and in the USA -
Religion of famous and influential people: Christians of each denomination, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Freemasons...
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 List Of Christian Rock Groups Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The mission of the christian rock band 70x7 is st paul youth groups, college groups, parties, dances, weddings urbanflgospel mailing list to discuss christian music of afrocentric.
Christian music artists are responding to this month's shootings at Wedgwood Baptist Church with a renewed sense of purpose and urgency as they assess how their art and their message affect fans.
Christian acts like dc Talk, The Newsboys, Rebecca St. For those of the Christian faith, it's billed as a weekend of fellowship, teaching and worship.
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 FAMILIES OF CHRISTIAN SECTS AND DENOMINATIONS
We have largely patterned the following list of Christian families of denominations after the work of J Gordon Melton, the editor of the Encyclopedia of American Religions.
He reported that God and Jesus Christ had appeared before him as separate entities and told him that all of the Christian sects and denominations were in error and that he should not join any of them.
A number of mainline denominations -- Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal -- are attempting to keep their organizations intact in spite of differences of belief about sexual orientation.
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Arguably, the primary tenant of fundamentalist Christianity is "the inerrancy Scripture"--that is, that The Holy Bible is divinely inspired and wholly and literally true in the plain sense of its words.
Also "Christian fundamentalism," "Christian Fundamentalism," "Fundamentalist Christianity." Christian fundamentalism differs from evangelicalism and Pentecostalism, and as terms, no one of the three is synonymous with either of the other two.
From its beginnings in the 1970's, the Christian Right drew heavily from Christian fundamentalist ranks in the United States, and several fundamentalist Christian leaders were critical to the Christian Right's birth.
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 Christianity - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Although Christians are monotheistic, the one God is thought, by most Christians, to exist in three divine persons (Greek Hypostasis), called the Trinity.
In some denominations it may be a final action, while in others it may be rescinded if certain conditions are met, such as the repentance of the excommunicated member.
During the Crusades, Christian atrocities against Jews in German and Hungarian towns, later also in those of France and England, and in the massacres of non-combatants in Palestine and Syria initiated a tradition of Christian anti-Semitism, which was further bolstered by the blood libel cult, and continued into the 1500s by the Spanish Inquisition.
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 Christian denominations and homosexuality
More liberal denominations and Christians tend to view homosexuality as a civil rights matter; they generally believe it is fixed, unchosen, normal, natural, and morally neutral sexual orientation for a minority of adults.
More conservative denominations and Christians tend to view homosexuality as a profound evil; they generally believe it is changeable, chosen, abnormal, unnatural and immoral behavior, regardless of the nature of the relationship.
Mainline denominations such as the Methodists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians are actively debating the question.
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 FaithStart List Of Christian Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Training christians to adopt and promote a Christian world view in every area of their lives.
Christian business and professional men's association with a primary function of placing and distributing Bibles in the human traffic lanes and streams of national life.
Ministry of Christian military officers providing prayer, Bible studies, conferences, publications and assistance for military personnel and their families.
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 Christian Seasons Calendar
The Christian calendar is to be a daily reminder that we are first citizens of the kingdom of God and secondly citizens of the state and culture.
A lectionary is a list of Sunday scripture readings used in most denominations of Christianity.
The Christian New Year marks the beginning of another journey together through the story of what God in Christ is up to in the world.
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 ipedia.com: Christianity Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
, a symbol of Christianity.]] Christianity is a monotheistic, broadly trinitarian religion, encompassing many religious traditions that trace their origins to Jesus Christ.
The emphasis on God giving his son, or the Son (who is God) coming down to earth for the sake of humanity, is an essential difference between Christianity and most other religions, where the emphasis is instead placed solely on humans working for salvation.
For more information on the relationship between Christianity and other world religions over the years, see Christianity and World Religions.
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 Palm Stats and Lists :: PDA Church List :: Category: Christian
Whether you are on a business trip, on excursion or have moved to a different region, PDA Church List will help you find quickly a local church in your neighborhood and never miss spending time in the presence of God.
Included is information about the names of the Churches, which Denominations they are part of, the Church address and phone numbers, the names of chief leaders and staff, schedule of Church events and brief introduction to the Church such as mission statement or a word from the leader.
PDA Church List includes information on more than 14,000 Churches and 43 Denominations worldwide and is an invaluable reference in finding a local church when on the go.
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