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What is Christianity and what do Christians believe?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Uni...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The Nicene Creed is the summary of what Christians believe. It forms the mainstream definition of Christianity for most Christians.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The summary of core beliefs for Christianity in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 is too short. It leaves out the divinity of Christ, divinity of the Holy Spirit, the creation of the world out of nothing, the virgin birth, etc.

December 26 2013 7 responses Vote Up Share Report


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1515012380789778228527 RICK PORTER Chaplain [ Truckers Chapel ]-- Undeserving Child of God
What are Christians, and what are the beliefs?C-covered, H-heaven bound, R-repentant sinners, I-indwelled, S-sanctified, T-true believers, I-imitators of Christ, A-atoned, N-new creation, S-secured.

Read Acts 11 for the history of being called a Christian, then Romans 10:1-13 for how to become a Christian.Simply put, believing Jesus is The Anointed Son of God or The Messiah is why He is called Jesus Christ and John 3:16 says to believe or trust in The only begotten Son brings eternal life. 

In this day, when proclaiming to being a Christian could get one martyred in some countries, may all who proclaim bring glory to God by our testimony and our lives.

March 22 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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