Questions tagged [global-christianity]

Questions about Christianity in general, as a summary of all denominations.

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Why was it said Salvation is only through Jesus?

It was stated in the answer (https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/15634/45797) to a question (How were people saved before ~33AD?), as follows; No one, either prior to the cross or since the ...
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How can one have eternal life by the death of Jesus or by Jesus teachings? [closed]

Before the death of Jesus, Jesus was teaching the birth of eternal life(birth of the Spirit) which steps are not completely describe by the four gospel (Matthew, mark, Luke, and john). On several note ...
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What is “Christ Consciousness”, and which branches teach it?

I'm interested in the concept of Christ Consciousness, and have been to several churches, and have since fell away from institutional religion since I couldn't apply it to my life. How can I learn ...
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Can someone tell me what this crucifix/cross is about?

My grandmother passed away a few weeks ago and she left me a crucifix/cross with a chain attached to it. However, I am not sure what this style represents. Where could it be from? Who is depicted? ...
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What Christian companies, today, have no name by which they are known? [closed]

In Revelation chapters one to three, there is a woman named Jezebel, whom Christ marks out as impenitent, Revelation 2:21; there is a sect, the Nicolaitans, whose deeds, Revelation 2:6, and doctrine, ...
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Did Christ consort with mystics?

In the time of Christ, were there mystics, Jewish or otherwise, with whom Christ consorted before or during the time of His ministry? By "mystics" is meant those comparable to Sufi mystics, who seek ...
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What was the most likely method of crucifixion that was used on Jesus?

I'm writing a novel that is meant to be as historically accurate as possible. I haven't gotten that far yet, but I know that Jesus' crucifixion will eventually occur and since the novel revolves ...
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When and why did Jewish Christian separate from “mainstream” Christianity? [closed]

It is already the second time I read somewhere that while Christianity emerged from Judaism and in the early Church Judeo-Christians (Jewish Christians, Hebrew Christians), led by James, brother of ...
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How can Jesus rule the earth during the second coming, if he is only in Jerusalem? [closed]

I don't understand, how Jesus comes down in the clouds and rules on the mount of olives, how can the people in other countries see him? I know the clouds all will see him, but once he actually steps ...
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Why has the Church moved toward the West since it began? [closed]

The principle is the that Church began in Antioch by the name Church from Jerusalem and then moved to Turkey, to Greece, to Italy, to Spain and England, and now to China and Russia in force. Why ...
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Which are the exact differences between catholics and Christians? [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about the differences, specially in what is canon for each of them. I think the whole bible is canon for all of them though, I've also hear that new testament can maybe be ...
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Did Jesus really go to “hell”? [closed]

There are several sayings that "Jesus went to 'hell' after His death to save the then present people in hell". I do find it hard to believe this. A few questions then conjure themselves to mind that "...
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How many Christian missionaries are sent by the “global South”?

I understand from this answer that the number of Christians in Latin America, Africa, and Asia has grown dramatically in comparison to North America and Europe. My question is, has this shift in ...
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Is the global Christian population increasing?

Is the total Christian population of the world increasing each year? Where can I find the official statistics? How about population by country? Is there any statistic that shows the increase/decrease ...
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Are Convent Schools only for orphan children?

I just want to know whether Convent Schools are only for orphan children? Or can Christian children who have not lost their parents also attend such a school? Can non-Christian children attend a ...
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What are the major Christian Festivals [closed]

Can anyone tell me what are the major Christian festivals? Which are the given government holidays and which are not?
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What soteriological doctrines are most prevalent within Protestantism throughout the world?

As we all know, there are many Protestant denominations: Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, Reformed, Methodist, Adventist, Congregationalist, etc. In India, we have AG, IPC (Indian ...
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What countries today have severe restrictions against Christianity as state policy?

What countries today have severe restrictions against Christianity as state policy? Is it possible to give a short overview with description of those policies? This source is quite good, however, ...
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How did the Christian movement distinguish itself from Judaism?

Can anyone explain to me how Christianity distanced itself from Judaism and set itself apart?
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Is there a future for ecumenism? What is the main obstacle for Christian unity? [closed]

Since the founding of World Council of Churches and the closing of Second Vatican Council to this day we've seen openness from church leaders to re-examine what divides us and what we believe in ...
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In which language is the Bible most read today?

In which language is the Bible most read today? In a recent discussion, we surmised that the most read language translation of the Bible would be English. I am hoping to have a more definitive answer ...
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According to Catholic teaching that is biblically supported, who are “the enemies of Christians?”

From Luke 1:68-79 (RSVCE), Catholics have a prayer that is termed CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (the Benedictus [cf. Traditional Prayers — Common Prayers | liturgyoffice.org.uk]). In it there is a section: ...
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Does the Bible say that it is better to have been born after Christ?

I have often imagined living as a Jew before Christ and can never really hold the thought that I would enjoy it that much. At first it seemed like a bit of a poor attitude on my part, but then I ...
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Has the gospel been “preached to all nations”?

Concerning the end of the world and when this will happen Mark 13:10 says: And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. (NIV) Has the gospel been preached to all nations?
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How widely accepted is platonism in Christianity? [closed]

How widely is it thought everything in 'this World' reflects a greater reality where those things are perfect (in God)? That we might reach this perfection via beatification? And how widely might we ...
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Are there equal numbers of male and female Christians?

I've heard it suggested the male/female ratio of Christians is such that there are significantly more female Christians than male Christians. Is this true? I don't seem to be able to find an answer ...
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What is so appealing about Christianity? [closed]

Early Christianity soon after Jesus’ death, in spite of the whole powerful world being against the first believers, kept spreading rapidly in that region. More so because up to the point of Jesus' ...
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Genesis 9:7 fruitful and increase in number [duplicate]

Genesis 9:7 NIV As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it Today we struggle with food shortages, problems with clean water, and climate concerns. ...
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Different Bibles and Religions [closed]

First of all I would like to state that this is not an attempt to disprove religion, or the existence of God. There is just a lot of confusion, due to many contradictions. According to some people, ...
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Christian view of why there are so many similarities between Quran and Bible? [closed]

Quran has a huge number of stories that originally came in Bible. To Muslims, this is almost a miracle that God revealed the same stories to prophet without the prophet knowing about it because he was ...
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Does Christianity have any other books besides the Bible that the disciples use for following? [closed]

Does Christianity have any other book beside Bible which narrate stories of the Jesus and Moses and is considered auspicious or sacred? Are there any other such books other than Bible which kind of ...
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What is “heresy”?

I have seen the word "heresy" used on this site a lot recently (and have used it myself a couple of times in jest) but I was wondering if someone could explain the meaning of this term as it is used ...
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How are Christians expected to live up to the standards of following Christ? [closed]

Just re-read the New Testament and this question has been at the front of my mind. These are just a few of similar quotes that are in question: Matthew 16:24: "Then Jesus said to his disciples: If ...
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Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy? [closed]

I understand that Christianity does not enforce any way of governing. And that democracy was invented by the Greeks before Jesus. But my question is this: Does Christianity teach the values for ...
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Is Christianity continuing to grow worldwide?

Is there continuing growth in Christianity around the world or has it stalled/declined? I'm interested in worldwide stats rather than for individual countries.