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The branches come from difference in opinion. Here is a diagram showing where Christianity diverged. Image source From the beginning Christianity diverged from Judaism1: where Christianity emphasizes correct belief (or orthodoxy), focusing on the New Covenant as mediated through Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament. Judaism places emphasis on ...


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Such a simple question, and so difficult to provide a simple answer! Probably the main reasons for Christianity dividing into branches and sects are: (a) issues of dogma: disagreements about points of doctrine some of which seem with hindsight to be incredibly hair-splitting, such as the precise relationship between Jesus' physical nature as a man and his ...


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The other answers here are good, but I'll try to directly address some questions with more detail. And this is the sort of question where a lot of answers are "it's complicated, and no one perspective is correct." As you stated, there are three "main branches" of Christianity, with most branches and sub-branches claiming to be the one, holy, catholic, and ...


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Interesting question, but where to start? It’s a big ask! The Wikipedia diagram provided by depperm is a very useful illustration showing the timeline and emergence of the different major branches within Christianity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations_by_number_of_members However, if “all” you want is a brief, easily ...


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No. From Wikipedia: Dalai Lama (UK: /ˈdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/, US: /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/;[1][2] Standard Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Tā la'i bla ma, [táːlɛː láma]) is a title given by the Tibetan people for the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the classical schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Reading further shows ...


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No overwhelming evidence that people of Jewish descent came to the Americas, but there is some. No evidence for Jesus Christ bringing the gospel to native people living in the Americas besides the Book of Mormon itself. As a quick note the Church of Jesus Christ does not believe or teach that the people recorded in the Book of Mormon were the only residents ...


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For most Christians the most special day of the week is Sunday. It was the day on which Jesus was raised from the dead, and Christians have held a weekly worship service on that day for many centuries. In countries with a Christian heritage Sunday is a day off to allow Christians to celebrate. While Sunday is normally the day of worship, many Christians ...


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I’ve done my best to address three of your sub-questions: Why do we have Christianity if Jesus was a Jew? God has always called prophets to teach the inhabitants of the earth (His children). These teachings always focused on Jesus Christ (the Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New Testament) because only through Jesus Christ can we be saved ...


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The difficulty in arriving at a meaningful comparison between the NAC and Protestant Christianity (whether they are evangelical or not) is that the NAC declare they are neither Protestant nor Catholic, even though they came out of the Catholic Apostolic Church. The Catholic Apostolic Church was a religious movement which originated in England around 1831 ...


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Ted E. Brewerton, a general authority of the LDS Church, stated in 1995: "Many migratory groups came to the Americas, but none was as important as the three mentioned in the Book of Mormon. The blood of these people flows in the veins of the Blackfoot and the Blood Indians of Alberta, Canada; in the Navajo and the Apache of the American Southwest; ...


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I cannot speak to evidence of Lehi's (or other's) journey to the western hemisphere, but as to "evidence" of Jesus teaching the western hemisphere peoples, there are the legends of the White God. All of the following excerpts come from "Four Peruvian Versions of the White God Legend" by Kirk Magleby (Tambuli,1 January 1984) It is well-known that almost ...


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The Living Stream Ministry (publisher of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee) web site is copyright protected and does not contain sufficient information to establish whether they agree or disagree with reformed theology. They appear to uphold an orthodox view of the Trinity and the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ. Source: https://www.lsm.org/lsm-...


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Do people practicing religions other than Christianity go to Hell? The first part of the answer begins by addressing whether God is fair. Abraham challenged God on this. “Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do ...


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The official Catholic position should be clear from paragraph 16 of the document Lumen Gentium issued by the Vatican II council. I found a good commentary on the document here, especially chapter 2.3. The rest of this answer is a free paraphrase on the Catholic Church position as described in a Catholic.com article: Can Non-Christians Be Saved? What is ...


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The Apostles Creed was written at least 150 years after the apostles had all died. It is called the Apostles’ Creed because it is supposed to be a record of what the apostles taught. It makes this declaration about the resurrected Christ and future judgement: He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall ...


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General backround I am going to quote from one prominent Arminian theology advocate, Roger E. Olson, a well-published professor of theology and ethics. One of his books is the 2006 Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities. He maintains a blog called My Evangelical Arminian Theological Musings. In this March 2014 blog article Arminianism and Providence I ...


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In what ways do human beings reflect God? The ways we as human beings should in some way reflect the image of our Divine Creator. This may be done in many ways. To start with let love Jesus with all our heart. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:...


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I know about "protestant", "catholic" and then there's something else in the "main three" which I probably "should know" by heart but I simply don't. (Probably referring to Eastern Orthodox?) And then there's also things like Mormons ("Latter Day Saints") and many other minor "variants". Yup. Add to that, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, ...


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There is at least one other Protestant Christian sect that does not practice Communion, the "Late-Acts Dispensationalists" aka "Truth for Today Christians" or Bullingerites. Somewhat related, are the "Mid-Acts Dispensationalists" aka "Bereans", who also don't practice water baptism. Regards both groups, all of their beliefs/exegetics are available online.


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In the course of studying the Scriptures we need to form a proper biblical view of its main framework. Unless we have a correct biblical view we will have the wrong bias in interpreting the Bible. The view in which we approach the study of the Bible is dependent on three main theological questions whose answers determine the bias that we bring to the study ...


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