What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Encountering God

Encountering God

Human beings from ancient days have looked to the skies in a state of wonder, and attributed the scope and beauty of what they see to a Creator.

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What do Christians think of homosexuality?

As years go by, more and more is understood about the scientific and social causes of homosexuality.  Christians, however, are divided about what the implications of this are.

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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.

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Believing and belonging

When Jesus said, ‘Repent and believe,’  it was an invitation to turn around and welcome the Kingdom of God.  You will not be able to believe the truth about God and live the life of God if you keep going in a direction solely designed to suit yourself.

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Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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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.

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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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Encountering God

Encountering God

Human beings from ancient days have looked to the skies in a state of wonder, and attributed the scope and beauty of what they see to a Creator.

Read more …

Men holding hands

What do Christians think of homosexuality?

As years go by, more and more is understood about the scientific and social causes of homosexuality.  Christians, however, are divided about what the implications of this are.

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 …

The sea

Believing and belonging

When Jesus said, ‘Repent and believe,’  it was an invitation to turn around and welcome the Kingdom of God.  You will not be able to believe the truth about God and live the life of God if you keep going in a direction solely designed to suit yourself.

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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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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Money

Jesus taught that money has its proper use, but that peoples’ attitude toward it can be dangerous. You either believe that money rules or that God does.

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Views on Heaven and Hell

The Bible speaks clearly of the existence of Heaven.  It describes a place in which sadness, pain and death itself end once and for all.

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