What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Can war ever be justified?

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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Can you prove God exists?

Throughout history people have tried to find a way of being sure that God exists.  The ideas have not changed for a thousand years.  However, they get expressed in new ways each century.

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Love, not religious rules

Jesus’ teaching about religion and rules was galling for the Jewish leaders of the time.

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Who was Jesus?

Jesus talked about a unique relationship with God.  On one occasion in Jerusalem he declared, ‘I and the Father are one.’  The Jews were incensed by this apparent blasphemy, and would have killed him on the spot had he not been a quick thinker and a quick runner.

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The story of Christianity

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3rd century: Persecution

Thousands of Christians died in arenas as a spectator sport, alongside other hated minorities.  The church was divided over
how to respond.  Some leaders saw the State as evil and encouraged martyrs to be seen as honoured people who should never be forgotten.

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3rd - 4th century: Empire

Unity became a priority for the church.  An issue that had to be faced was whether Christians who had forsaken their faith during the decades of persecution should be accepted back.

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4th - 8th century: Mission

The Christian church was now large, highly structured and powerful, and that made it harder to be true to its founder.  The intellectual explanations of God’s nature seemed far removed from the simple devotion which Jesus’ original  followers had.

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9th - 15th century: Crusades

In Rome in 800 the Pope crowned a new leader with the title Holy Roman Emperor.  This was Charlemagne, and he had a vision for a glorious Christian culture in which government and religion were one.  The combination of a Pope with colossal control and an Emperor expanding his territory by conquering people created a mighty force – Christendom.

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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?

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Tank

Can war ever be justified?

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 …

Magnifying glass

Can you prove God exists?

Throughout history people have tried to find a way of being sure that God exists.  The ideas have not changed for a thousand years.  However, they get expressed in new ways each century.

Read more …

Light streaming through temple

Love, not religious rules

Jesus’ teaching about religion and rules was galling for the Jewish leaders of the time.

Read more …

Jesus washing Peter's feet

Who was Jesus?

Jesus talked about a unique relationship with God.  On one occasion in Jerusalem he declared, ‘I and the Father are one.’  The Jews were incensed by this apparent blasphemy, and would have killed him on the spot had he not been a quick thinker and a quick runner.

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

3rd century: Persecution

Thousands of Christians died in arenas as a spectator sport, alongside other hated minorities.  The church was divided over
how to respond.  Some leaders saw the State as evil and encouraged martyrs to be seen as honoured people who should never be forgotten.

Read more …

War ship

3rd - 4th century: Empire

Unity became a priority for the church.  An issue that had to be faced was whether Christians who had forsaken their faith during the decades of persecution should be accepted back.

Read more …

War ship

4th - 8th century: Mission

The Christian church was now large, highly structured and powerful, and that made it harder to be true to its founder.  The intellectual explanations of God’s nature seemed far removed from the simple devotion which Jesus’ original  followers had.

Read more …

War ship

9th - 15th century: Crusades

In Rome in 800 the Pope crowned a new leader with the title Holy Roman Emperor.  This was Charlemagne, and he had a vision for a glorious Christian culture in which government and religion were one.  The combination of a Pope with colossal control and an Emperor expanding his territory by conquering people created a mighty force – Christendom.

Read more …

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