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What is Christianity

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What is Christianity? Throughout the history of the world there has never been such as an epic movement than Christianity. In the course of the centuries this movement has influenced the cultural development of many nations with spiritual, social and moral values. However despite the great effect this movement has caused on the entire planet, the question remains, what is Christianity? People from the secular world answer that question by saying that Christianity is just another religion. Other religions answer by saying that Christianity is just a different faith. But Christians on the other hand, answer by stating that Christianity consists of a lifestyle that develops a personal relationship with God. The Word Christianity derives from the word Christian, which means Christ-like, a follower or disciple of Christ. According to the Bible in the book of Acts in the chapter 11, verse 26, the term Christians was first referred to the disciples of Jesus Christ approximately around the years 60 and 63 in a city called Antioch in Asia Minor. ...read more.

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Instead to dedicate that time to perform certain social activities with their families or neighbors in the service of their God. In the service to God there are several ritual and ceremonies that take place in this religion. One of these ceremonies is the gathering of people or the church to worship God. This ceremony denotes a social aspect. Moreover we find in the book of Exodus, chapter 20, verse 13 the statement, "Thou shall not commit murder." The attitude of this verse is not only defined as spiritual but also as a moral aspect. The reason for that is because we find the value life has before God and how He exhorts man to contribute to conserve it. Furthermore, supernatural events, acts of compassion and symbolic meanings are the results of the prospects of Christianity when defined as a faith. First of all, a faith consists of belief, trust and loyalty to God at any cost. Now, when a person believes trusts and is loyal to his/her God, such a person has great expectations from Him. ...read more.

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In the book of Mathew, chapter 28, verse 19 it reads, "Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Such scripture states the duty, obligation and responsibility of a Christian to share the gospel as part in his/her life. Another aspect that defines Christianity as a lifestyle is worship. This act implies a personal devotion of worship towards God in a personal relationship with Him. In the gospel according to Saint John, in chapter 4, verse 23 it reads, "But the hour cometh, and now I, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship him." In conclusion, Christianity is the term used to identify a religion whose faith is rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ (founder of Christianity and Savior of the World) and whose purpose is to follow the life of Jesus as an example through His word (The Holy Scriptures) and develop a closer relationship with God. ...read more.

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