What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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What is Lent?

During the weeks leading up to Easter Christians prepare for it by taking their spirituality particularly seriously.  This period is called Lent.

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Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

The Christian faith teaches that God hates suffering.  It was not part of his intention for humankind.  However, he has created a world that has two features.

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Jesus: controversy and power

There was controversy over the source of Jesus’ ability to perform miracles. There were accusations that he had done a deal with the devil in order to give him magical powers.

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How faith improves life

To be a follower of Jesus is not a matter of keeping particular rules or rituals. It is a relationship of love.

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Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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Debt

Going into debt can be something that enriches a person’s life because it allows him or her to purchase somewhere to live.  But going into debt can also be something that ruins a life, because if it is out of control it brings fear and despair.

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War

The example of Jesus is central to Christians’ attitude to war.  He was presented with an opportunity to lead an armed uprising, but he refused.

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Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

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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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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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What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Pancakes

What is Lent?

During the weeks leading up to Easter Christians prepare for it by taking their spirituality particularly seriously.  This period is called Lent.

Read more …

Stressed man

Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

The Christian faith teaches that God hates suffering.  It was not part of his intention for humankind.  However, he has created a world that has two features.

Read more …

Man standing

Jesus: controversy and power

There was controversy over the source of Jesus’ ability to perform miracles. There were accusations that he had done a deal with the devil in order to give him magical powers.

Read more …

Forest

How faith improves life

To be a follower of Jesus is not a matter of keeping particular rules or rituals. It is a relationship of love.

Read more …

Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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

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Elderly lady

Debt

Going into debt can be something that enriches a person’s life because it allows him or her to purchase somewhere to live.  But going into debt can also be something that ruins a life, because if it is out of control it brings fear and despair.

Read more …

Royal Navy helicopter

War

The example of Jesus is central to Christians’ attitude to war.  He was presented with an opportunity to lead an armed uprising, but he refused.

Read more …

Stressed man

Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

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.

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Sport

Like eating and sleeping, the Bible describes play as one of the good things of life which God has made part of the rhythm of being alive. 

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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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Are Christians being persecuted?

Jesus himself was persecuted cruelly, and warned his followers to expect the same.  He was unjustly accused, and subjected to violence and degrading execution.

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