Unitarians believe in the moral authority but not necessarily the divinity of Jesus. Their theology is thus opposed to the trinitarian theology of other Christian denominations.
The love of Christ is a central element of Christian belief and theology. It refers to the love of Jesus Christ for humanity, the love of Christians for Christ , and the love of Christians for others. These aspects are distinct in Christian teachings—the love for Christ is a reflection of his love for his followers.
Doctrine and Interpretation As members of the Christian Church , We confess that Jesus is the Christ , the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
Most Christians believe that only parts dealing with the moral law (as opposed to ceremonial law) are still applicable, others believe that none apply, dual-covenant theologians believe that the Old Covenant remains valid only for Jews, and a minority have the view that all parts still apply to believers in Jesus and
Jesus is recognized to be the Son of God on two separate occasions by a voice speaking from Heaven. Jesus is explicitly and implicitly described as the Son of God by himself and by various individuals who appear in the New Testament. Jesus is called ” son of God ,” while followers of Jesus are called, ” sons of God “.
Catholics believe that Jesus is God incarnate, “true God and true man” (or both fully divine and fully human).
An agnostic theist believes in the existence of a God or gods , but regards the basis of this proposition as unknown or inherently unknowable. The agnostic theist may also or alternatively be agnostic regarding the properties of the God or gods that they believe in.
Since the end of the first century, the Beloved Disciple has been commonly identified with John the Evangelist . Scholars have debated the authorship of Johannine literature (the Gospel of John , Epistles of John , and the Book of Revelation) since at least the third century, but especially since the Enlightenment.
The four loves Storge – empathy bond. Philia – friend bond. Eros – romantic love. Agape – unconditional “God” love.
Adherents in 2020
|Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/ Atheist||1.193 billion||15.58%|
Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus , a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30–33 in Jerusalem in the Roman province of Judea.
Some Christians take issue with tattooing , upholding the Hebrew prohibition (see below). The Hebrew prohibition is based on interpreting Leviticus 19:28—”Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you”—so as to prohibit tattoos , and perhaps even makeup.
Although Christianity is also an Abrahamic religion, most of its adherents do not follow these aspects of Mosaic law and are permitted to consume pork .
The first recorded use of the term (or its cognates in other languages) is in the New Testament, in Acts 11 after Barnabas brought Saul (Paul) to Antioch where they taught the disciples for about a year, the text says: “ the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26).