What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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What Christians believe about life and death

War inevitably turns people’s thoughts to the most important questions about life and death.  Does life have any meaning or is it just a battle for survival?  Is death the end?

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The Spirit of God

Christians believe that God is not remote.  He is alive and active in the world he created.  

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Why does life exist?

Life is not meaningless. And life is not an accident. Christians believe that God created the universe, the earth and all that lives on it.

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Following Jesus

To follow Jesus requires faith.  It is not possible to prove that God exists. But those who make a conscious decision to follow Jesus actively find that their lives are immeasurably improved by going through it in the company of the living God. 

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The story of Christianity

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18th century: Reason

Scientific study accelerated during the 18th century.  Alongside it came an energetic faith in the logical power of ‘reason’.  Hope grew that the more humans could comprehend, the more their knowledge could be made to benefit the world. 

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19th century: Challenge

The Roman Catholic Church experienced a turbulent period, from which it emerged revived.  Pope Pius IX oversaw the loss
of huge areas of Italy over which he was effectively king.  At one point he was forced to flee Rome in disguise.  When he returned it was to the tiny city-state within the city called the Vatican.

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20th century: War

In the early years of the 20th century a movement began in Los Angeles which had a dramatic impact worldwide.  In local churches events were taking place which seemed like those in the very first church in Jerusalem after Pentecost.  Christians were speaking ecstatically in unknown languages (‘tongues’).  Healings were taking place in ways that could not be explained by medicine.  This was happening in response to prayers for the Holy Spirit of God to work in powerful ‘charismatic’ ways. 

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20th - 21st century: World

The most telling feature of world Christianity in recent decades has been the move away from a hierarchical church, dominated by priests, to one where the whole people of God together form the church.  This was evident when Pope John XXXIII called the world’s Roman Catholic leaders together in 1962 for the second Vatican Council. 

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Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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Racism

God calls Christians to oppose racism or prejudice of any kind.  Over the centuries Christians have led campaigns to establish rights for minorities and groups who are oppressed because of their race or ethnicity.

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Sex

Christians have a very positive view of sex.  The Bible begins with the ancient story of Adam and Eve.  In it a man and woman enjoy their naked bodies and God takes delight in them having sex.

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Bereavement

It is love that makes death so awful. It is the fact that you truly love someone that means you grieve when they have left life behind and left you behind.

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Can I have my baby christened?

Most churches of the world baptise young children as a sign that they are being brought up as Christians from their very first days.

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What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

Click here to see all our articles...

Read more …

Frozen lake

What Christians believe about life and death

War inevitably turns people’s thoughts to the most important questions about life and death.  Does life have any meaning or is it just a battle for survival?  Is death the end?

Read more …

cea spirit fire

The Spirit of God

Christians believe that God is not remote.  He is alive and active in the world he created.  

Read more …

Ice planet

Why does life exist?

Life is not meaningless. And life is not an accident. Christians believe that God created the universe, the earth and all that lives on it.

Read more …

Woman looking to sun

Following Jesus

To follow Jesus requires faith.  It is not possible to prove that God exists. But those who make a conscious decision to follow Jesus actively find that their lives are immeasurably improved by going through it in the company of the living God. 

Read more …

Questions people ask

Questions people ask

Articles about birth, life, sex, death, pain and church...

Read more …

Boss

Racism

God calls Christians to oppose racism or prejudice of any kind.  Over the centuries Christians have led campaigns to establish rights for minorities and groups who are oppressed because of their race or ethnicity.

Read more …

Sport

Sex

Christians have a very positive view of sex.  The Bible begins with the ancient story of Adam and Eve.  In it a man and woman enjoy their naked bodies and God takes delight in them having sex.

Read more …

Autumn leaf

Bereavement

It is love that makes death so awful. It is the fact that you truly love someone that means you grieve when they have left life behind and left you behind.

Read more …

Baby being Christened

Can I have my baby christened?

Most churches of the world baptise young children as a sign that they are being brought up as Christians from their very first days.

Read more …

Clock

The story of Christianity

Click here to see all our articles...

Read more …

War ship

18th century: Reason

Scientific study accelerated during the 18th century.  Alongside it came an energetic faith in the logical power of ‘reason’.  Hope grew that the more humans could comprehend, the more their knowledge could be made to benefit the world. 

Read more …

War ship

19th century: Challenge

The Roman Catholic Church experienced a turbulent period, from which it emerged revived.  Pope Pius IX oversaw the loss
of huge areas of Italy over which he was effectively king.  At one point he was forced to flee Rome in disguise.  When he returned it was to the tiny city-state within the city called the Vatican.

Read more …

War ship

20th century: War

In the early years of the 20th century a movement began in Los Angeles which had a dramatic impact worldwide.  In local churches events were taking place which seemed like those in the very first church in Jerusalem after Pentecost.  Christians were speaking ecstatically in unknown languages (‘tongues’).  Healings were taking place in ways that could not be explained by medicine.  This was happening in response to prayers for the Holy Spirit of God to work in powerful ‘charismatic’ ways. 

Read more …

War ship

20th - 21st century: World

The most telling feature of world Christianity in recent decades has been the move away from a hierarchical church, dominated by priests, to one where the whole people of God together form the church.  This was evident when Pope John XXXIII called the world’s Roman Catholic leaders together in 1962 for the second Vatican Council. 

Read more …

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