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@Lloyd: Not every place of worship that identifies as "Christian" is actually Christian, in the sense that the leaders of that congregation may not have Christ living in them. That is they are not regenerated by Christ's Spirit. Any 'church' which denies that Jesus is God-the-Son, or that God is Trinity is NOT a Christian Church. *Any 'church' that removes ...


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What you are asking about is not so much the "main software product", but rather the "original" software product that many other similar software products come from - all claiming to be the original, it seems. So how do you know which is which? When it comes to software, you will have to examine the source (code). The same is the case with Christianity. ...


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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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I will address one of your additional questions using the same jargon. Some (a lot, in fact) even say that Jesus was a Jew and thus Christianity in itself is branched out from Judaism? That seems like an important fact if true. It makes Christianity as a whole just some kind of "expansion pack" to the "main software product", to speak in computer jargon. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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