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[Acts 12:2] The Decian persecution was the first empire-wide conflict,[172] when the edict of Decius in 250 AD required everyone in the Roman Empire (except Jews) to perform a sacrifice to the Roman gods. – The Assyrian Church of the East", "The New Birth by John Wesley (Sermon 45)", "God's Preparing, Accepting, and Sustaining Grace", World Council of Churches: Evangelical churches, "Classification of Protestant Denominations", "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Statistics and Church Facts | Total Church Membership", "Judaism and Christianity Unite! Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the three major world religions that consider themselves monotheistic, although Christianity has a more complex explanation of 'one God' than Judaism and Islam do. The combined factors of the formation of nation states and ultramontanism, especially in Germany and the Netherlands, but also in England to a much lesser extent,[240] often forced Catholic churches, organizations, and believers to choose between the national demands of the state and the authority of the Church, specifically the papacy. It is the world's largest religion, with about 2.4 billion followers as of 2020. | {{course.flashcardSetCount}} We have also as a Physician the Lord our God Jesus the Christ the only-begotten Son and Word, before time began, but who afterwards became also man, of Mary the virgin. Create your account. The Catholic Church teaches that salvation does not occur without faithfulness on the part of Christians; converts must live in accordance with principles of love and ordinarily must be baptized. A flexible term; defined as all forms of Protestantism with the notable exception of the historical denominations deriving directly from the Protestant Reformation. [94], Thus, as Justin described, Christians assemble for communal worship typically on Sunday, the day of the resurrection, though other liturgical practices often occur outside this setting. [162] This original intended meaning of the text is drawn out through examination of the passage in light of the grammatical and syntactical aspects, the historical background, the literary genre, as well as theological (canonical) considerations. Monotheism is the belief in a single all-powerful god, as opposed to religions that believe in multiple gods. Official Site of Jehovah's Witnesses. Later, after the birth of Protestantism, sects, such as Mormons, Unitarians, and Jehovah's Witnesses rejected the idea of the Trinity while still believing in only one God. Compare Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Describing Jesus' life and teachings are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with the Jewish Old Testament as the gospel's respected background. [407][409] Christian disciplines of the respective arts have subsequently developed into Christian philosophy, Christian art, Christian music, Christian literature, etc. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are three of the most influential world religions in history. Monotheism and polytheism are often thought of in rather simple terms—e.g., as merely a numerical contrast between the one and the many. [429][430][431] They also excelled in philosophy, science, theology, and medicine. Regardless of this apparent difference, the three "persons" are each eternal and omnipotent. Often founded by individual pastors, they have little affiliation with historic denominations.[391]. [235][236][237][238], Especially pressing in Europe was the formation of nation states after the Napoleonic era. [468][469] The Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry wrote the fifteen-volume Adversus Christianos as a comprehensive attack on Christianity, in part building on the teachings of Plotinus. Visit the Introduction to World Religions: Help and Review page to learn more. These methods are: by immersion; if immersion is total, by submersion; by affusion (pouring); and by aspersion (sprinkling). As Milton S. Terry said: "A fundamental principle in grammatico-historical exposition is that the words and sentences can have but one significance in one and the same connection. [369], Its main spoken language is Syriac, a dialect of Eastern Aramaic, and the majority of its adherents are ethnic Assyrians. Though distinct, the three persons cannot be divided from one another in being or in operation. [note 4][95] Instruction is given based on these readings, called a sermon or homily. (MacCulloch, Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions (2009), Western Esotericism and the Science of Religion: Selected Papers Presented at the 17th Congress, From the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos, "inner"). [462][463] One of the first comprehensive attacks on Christianity came from the Greek philosopher Celsus, who wrote The True Word, a polemic criticizing Christians as being unprofitable members of society. Ultimately, these differences led to the outbreak of conflicts in which religion played a key factor. [486][487] Another famous apologist, G. K. Chesterton, wrote in the early twentieth century about the benefits of religion and, specifically, Christianity. [455] The community is internationally known, attracting over 100,000 young pilgrims annually. An error occurred trying to load this video. The core Christian belief is that through belief in and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinful humans can be reconciled to God, and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.[42]. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press (1988). Famous for his use of paradox, Chesterton explained that while Christianity had the most mysteries, it was the most practical religion. I don't think satan is a being at all. Judaism innovated the idea of one God about 3000 years ago, with the Israelites. As fully God, he rose to life again. In a monotheistic religion, there is only one god to take on such responsibility, so it is logical that he or she becomes responsible for everything. It is one of the Assyrian churches that claim continuity with the historical Patriarchate of Seleucia-Ctesiphon—the Church of the East, one of the oldest Christian churches in Mesopotamia. The injunction that women "be silent and submissive" in 1 Timothy 2[143] is thought by many to be a forgery by a follower of Paul, a similar phrase in 1 Corinthians 14,[144] which is thought to be by Paul, appears in different places in different manuscripts and is thought to originally be a margin note by a copyist. Jews used to worship Elohim and his son and creation, Jehovah. Their creeds generally hold in common Jesus as the Son of God—the Logos incarnated—who ministered, suffered, and died on a cross, but rose from the dead for the salvation of mankind; as referred to as the gospel, meaning the "good news", in the Bible. Some denominations have additional canonical holy scriptures beyond the Bible, including the standard works of the Latter Day Saints movement and Divine Principle in the Unification Church. [131], Intercessory prayer is prayer offered for the benefit of other people. [16] In Asia, it is the dominant religion in Georgia, Armenia, East Timor, and the Philippines. The monotheistic religion based on the teachings of Jesus, emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior or son of God. Beliefs on baptism vary among denominations. Jewish and Muslim theologians criticize the doctrine of the Trinity held by most Christians, stating that this doctrine in effect assumes that there are three gods, running against the basic tenet of monotheism. Recently, neither Western or Eastern World Christianity has also stood out, for example, African-initiated churches. [165], Christianity developed during the 1st century CE as a Jewish Christian sect of Second Temple Judaism. Evidence of such schools dates back to the 6th century CE. Wintour, Patrick. Still others maintain that only a particular translation is inerrant, such as the King James Version. Constantine was also instrumental in the convocation of the First Council of Nicaea in 325, which sought to address Arianism and formulated the Nicene Creed, which is still used by in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, and many other Protestant churches. [476], Christians are one of the most persecuted religious group in the world, especially in the Middle-East, North Africa and South and East Asia. published Berkeley: University of California Press. "Our politicians may not care, but Christians are under siege across the world". For 'the Word was made flesh.' Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the 1st century in the Roman province of Judea. [467][466], By the 3rd century, criticism of Christianity had mounted. Its central doctrines are those of the Trinity and God the Creator. However, many of them have polytheist features. Aejong234 Aejong234 Answer: While Christianity is known as a monotheistic religion, most Christians accept that the one God of their faith is represented by a Trinity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. [460] In the 2nd century, Christianity was criticized by the Jews on various grounds, e.g. [Jam 5:16–18] The effectiveness of prayer in Christianity derives from the power of God rather than the status of the one praying. The major issues in Christian eschatology are the Tribulation, death and the afterlife, (mainly for Evangelical groups) the Millennium and the following Rapture, the Second Coming of Jesus, Resurrection of the Dead, Heaven, (for liturgical branches) Purgatory, and Hell, the Last Judgment, the end of the world, and the New Heavens and New Earth. The Church of South India was formed in 1947 by the union of Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian churches. Services of worship typically follow a pattern or form known as liturgy. Matthew 15:1–20 and Mark 7:1–23). With the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the West, the papacy became a political player, first visible in Pope Leo's diplomatic dealings with Huns and Vandals. Packer, James. [202], Christian nationalism emerged during this era in which Christians felt the impulse to recover lands in which Christianity had historically flourished. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and Unitarianists do not believe that the Godhead consists of three separate beings. [104], Taken together, these are the Seven Sacraments as recognized by churches in the High Church tradition—notably Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Independent Catholic, Old Catholic, many Anglicans, and some Lutherans. 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[158] John Calvin wrote, "all who refuse not to follow the Holy Spirit as their guide, find in the Scripture a clear light". [124] The injunction for Christians to pray the Lord's prayer thrice daily was given in the Didache and came to be recited by Christians at 9 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm. One of the largest churches produced from the movement is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [249] The Christian share of the world's population has stood at around 33% for the last hundred years, which means that one in three persons on Earth are Christians. Competition is found in Germany, the Netherlands, and again Switzerland, all countries with minority Catholic populations, which to a greater or lesser extent identified with the nation. Together, these three persons are sometimes called the Godhead,[61][62][63] although there is no single term in use in Scripture to denote the unified Godhead. Create an account to start this course today. [319] Europe's Christian population, though in decline, still constitutes the largest geographical component of the religion. In the thirteenth century, a new emphasis on Jesus' suffering, exemplified by the Franciscans' preaching, had the consequence of turning worshippers' attention towards Jews, on whom Christians had placed the blame for Jesus' death. Although all Abrahamic religions worship one deity, each religion refers to the deity using a distinct name. [344], The Catholic Church consists of those particular churches, headed by bishops, in communion with the pope, the bishop of Rome, as its highest authority in matters of faith, morality, and church governance. The followers of Christianity thus do not believe in the existence of multiple gods. [345][346] Like Eastern Orthodoxy, the Catholic Church, through apostolic succession, traces its origins to the Christian community founded by Jesus Christ. Churches of the Protestant Reformation, however, rejected prayer to the saints, largely on the basis of the sole mediatorship of Christ. Gnostic Christianity developed a duotheistic doctrine based on illusion and enlightenment rather than forgiveness of sin. [29] Its points include: The Nicene Creed was formulated, largely in response to Arianism, at the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople in 325 and 381 respectively,[30][31] and ratified as the universal creed of Christendom by the First Council of Ephesus in 431. Secondly, there are differences of opinion on the methodology of the act. Christians believe that Jesus, as the Messiah, was anointed by God as savior of humanity and hold that Jesus' coming was the fulfillment of messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. [113], Baptism is the ritual act, with the use of water, by which a person is admitted to membership of the Church. [179], Constantine I was exposed to Christianity in his youth, and throughout his life his support for the religion grew, culminating in baptism on his deathbed. Ferguson, Sinclair; Wright, David, eds. "Persecution of Christians coming close to genocide' in Middle East - report". Jesus' apostles and their followers spread around the Levant, Europe, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Transcaucasia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, despite initial persecution. [276][277][278][279][280] Since 1900, primarily due to conversion, Protestantism has spread rapidly in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America. Urs Altermatt of the University of Fribourg, looking specifically at Catholicism in Europe, identifies four models for the European nations. [343] The Nicene Creed (325), however, is typically accepted as authoritative by most Christians, including the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and major Protestant (including Anglican) denominations. "[67], The Trinity is an essential doctrine of mainstream Christianity. The significance of the text includes the ensuing use of the text or application. Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Minucius Felix speaks of the cross of Jesus in its familiar form, likening it to objects with a crossbeam or to a man with arms outstretched in prayer (. [221], In the revival of neoplatonism Renaissance humanists did not reject Christianity; quite the contrary, many of the greatest works of the Renaissance were devoted to it, and the Catholic Church patronized many works of Renaissance art. Did you know… We have over 220 college [222] Some scholars and historians attributes Christianity to having contributed to the rise of the Scientific Revolution,[223][224][225][226][227] Many well-known historical figures who influenced Western science considered themselves Christian such as Nicolaus Copernicus,[228] Galileo Galilei,[229] Johannes Kepler,[230] Isaac Newton[231] and Robert Boyle. [32], The Chalcedonian Definition, or Creed of Chalcedon, developed at the Council of Chalcedon in 451,[33] though rejected by the Oriental Orthodox,[34] taught Christ "to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably": one divine and one human, and that both natures, while perfect in themselves, are nevertheless also perfectly united into one person. In the liturgical branches (e.g. The cross, today one of the most widely recognized symbols, was used by Christians from the earliest times. What are the common elements in the notion of creation, man, and morality? They generally saw themselves as restoring the original church of Jesus Christ rather than reforming one of the existing churches. [56] In Protestant theology, Jesus' death is regarded as a substitutionary penalty carried by Jesus, for the debt that has to be paid by humankind when it broke God's moral law. Christians", "Table: Religious Composition by Country, in Percentages", "The LDS Restorationist movement, including Mormon denominations", "Jesus Is Lord Free Online Bible Study Course Lesson 8, II. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Some of the churches originating during this period are historically connected to early 19th-century camp meetings in the Midwest and upstate New York. [47], Christian churches accept and teach the New Testament account of the resurrection of Jesus with very few exceptions. Although the words "Trinity" and "Triune" do not appear in the Bible, beginning in the 3rd century theologians developed the term and concept to facilitate comprehension of the New Testament teachings of God as being Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [191] Monasticism became a powerful force throughout Europe,[191] and gave rise to many early centers of learning, most famously in Ireland, Scotland, and Gaul, contributing to the Carolingian Renaissance of the 9th century. Its hierarchy is composed of metropolitan bishops and diocesan bishops, while lower clergy consists of priests and deacons, who serve in dioceses (eparchies) and parishes throughout the Middle East, India, North America, Oceania, and Europe (including the Caucasus and Russia). According to this doctrine, God is not divided in the sense that each person has a third of the whole; rather, each person is considered to be fully God (see Perichoresis). 3:29][55] The God who raised Jesus from the dead would also give new life to the "mortal bodies" of Gentile Christians, who had become with Israel, the "children of God", and were therefore no longer "in the flesh".[Rom. [19], Christian apologetics aims to present a rational basis for Christianity. [54] For Paul, the necessary sacrifice was the death of Jesus: Gentiles who are "Christ's" are, like Israel, descendants of Abraham and "heirs according to the promise".[Gal. [320] According to data from the 2012 European Social Survey, around a third of European Christians say they attend services once a month or more,[321] Conversely about more than two-thirds of Latin American Christians; according to the World Values Survey, about 90% of African Christians (in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwand], South Africa and Zimbabwe) said they attended church regularly. Despite the declining numbers, Christianity remains the dominant religion in the Western World, where 70% are Christians. All rights reserved. [27], While Christians worldwide share basic convictions, there are also differences of interpretations and opinions of the Bible and sacred traditions on which Christianity is based.[28]. Ditheism, the belief in two gods, is a form of polytheism, and so is tritheism, the belief in three gods. [380] Several Pentecostal and non-denominational churches, which emphasize the cleansing power of the Holy Spirit, in turn grew out of Methodism. [1] It is the world's largest religion, with about 2.4 billion followers as of 2020. succeed. [317] Some sources view this simply as part of a drift away from traditional membership institutions,[318] while others link it to signs of a decline in belief in the importance of religion in general. The following is a brief review of some of them. [128] Breviaries such as the Shehimo and Agpeya are used by Oriental Orthodox Christians to pray these canonical hours while facing in the eastward direction of prayer. [252][253][254] The so-called popular Protestantism[note 6] is one of the fastest growing religious categories in the world. It is reenacted in accordance with Jesus' instruction at the Last Supper that his followers do in remembrance of him as when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and gave them wine saying, "This is my blood". [375][376], Since the Anglican, Lutheran, and the Reformed branches of Protestantism originated for the most part in cooperation with the government, these movements are termed the "Magisterial Reformation". Throughout Europe, the division caused by the Reformation led to outbreaks of religious violence and the establishment of separate state churches in Europe. What happens when you die in the Christian point of view? Christianity holds that there is one creator and that everything else is something he made, including purely spiritual beings like angels and demons. [39][40]:14–15[41]:123, The central tenet of Christianity is the belief in Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah (Christ). With around 2.4 billion adherents,[247][248] split into three main branches of Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox, Christianity is the world's largest religion. [104], The most conventional functional definition of a sacrament is that it is an outward sign, instituted by Christ, that conveys an inward, spiritual grace through Christ. Chambers, Mortimer; Crew, Herlihy, Rabb, Woloch. Some, but not all Anglicans consider themselves both Protestant and Catholic. [282] A study conducted by St. Mary's University estimated about 10.2 million Muslim converts to Christianity in 2015. [170] At first he persecuted the early Christians, but after a conversion experience he preached to the gentiles, and is regarded as having had a formative effect on the emerging Christian identity as separate from Judaism. [397][398], Messianic Judaism (or the Messianic Movement) is the name of a Christian movement comprising a number of streams, whose members may consider themselves Jewish. 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