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{{ChristianityUnchristianity}}{{whoops|Jesus|Lucifer}}{{Q|"They make great torches!|Nero|using Christians for Illumination.}}'''Christianity''' is the world's largest a [[religion]], having 2.1 billion followers.<ref>http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html</ref> In terms Lord of its geographic distribution, Christianity is the [[Global ChristianityRings|most globallymonounsaturated]] diverse religion.<ref>*whose followers believe that a white skinned Middle Eastern dude called [https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/27/many-religions-heavily-concentrated-in-one-or-two-countries/ Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries]*[http://wwwgordonconwell.com/netcommunity/CSGCResources/ChristianityinitsGlobalContext.pdf Christianity in its global contextJesus]</ref> Christianity has always been the best way to turn one's life around, to achieve more, to overcome ] aka [[addictionChrist]]was nailed to a cross 2000 years ago, and so everything is now going to enjoy life to a greater extentbe OK.
Christianity is Allegedly started in the only religion that emphasizes justification by [[faith]] rather than worksyear 0, and brings God closest to mankind through [[Jesus]] as the Son of [[God]]. Literally, Christianity means "of Christ," or "belonging to Christ," or "being like Christ."<ref>no one really knows if it is all [http://dictionaryvimeo.cambridge.orgcom/define.asp?key=2661&dict=CALD Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary13726978 bullshit]</ref><ref>httpsor [http://www.sermoncentralyoutube.com/sermons/christian-means-like-christ-bruce-ball-sermon-on-apologetics-general-84109</ref><ref>The early Christian faith was sometimes called ''That Way''watch?v=JFI6m6Icav4 not], (Acts 19:1,9,23; 24:22), and its adherents were also called ''Nazarenes'' (Acts 24:5), evidently after the city of [[Nazareth]] where Jesus lived.</ref> The [[Acts of the Apostles|Book of Acts]] (Acts:11:26) records that "the disciples were called Christians first in [[Antioch]]." The title ''Christian'' but it remains popular today because it is also used in Acts 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16. Christians believe in [[God]], the [[virgin birth|virginal conception and the virginal birth of Jesus Christ]], the bodily [[resurrection of Jesus Christ]], [[Heaven]], survival of the [[soul]] after death, the [[Parousia|Second Coming of Jesus]], the bodily [[resurrection]] of the dead, the [[Last Judgment]], the reality of [[Hell]]only socially acceptable large scale religion for Caucasians, and the teachings of [[Jesus Christ]] as written in the [[Bible]]sometimes you get free bread and wine.
== Main Christian Divisions ==Worship involves praying to [[Image:Anglican Christ Church.jpg|thumbThings|left|150px|Anglican Christ Church in Western Australiaeffigies]]to save you from [[Hell]], eating Jesus'''The three largest selfs body and drinking his blood; finding security in the fact that someone is watching you-governing bodies always, loves you, and is taking care of you, but will send you to burn in hell for all eternity if you disobey him once; believing that homosexuality between consenting adults is a sin that is on par with all others (yes, including that one) and routinely trying to get rid of the stereotype Catholics have given all the other other various types of Christianity. In addition most Christians are:'''wear nice hats.
* The [[Roman Catholic Church]] (approx. 1.1 billion baptized members) traces its roots back to [[Saint Peter]] whom Catholics believe was appointed as Christianity is ruled by the first leader of the church by [[Jesus ChristPope]] and the succession of , although many Christians think he is an [[Popeasshole]]s as the spiritual leaders of Christendom.
* The ==History of Christianity==Christians first came to public attention when the [[Orthodox ChurchRomans]]es (approx. 300 million baptized members) trace discovered that feeding them to their roots back to lions provided not only great entertainment for the Apostlescrowds, and are organized but also vital nutritional sustenance for the lions. Lions in Autocephalous national or regional churches in communion with each otherthe wild often suffer from a lack of Vitamin ''C'' (short for Christians). Differing theological perspectives led Christians contain essential vitamins and nutrients that help lions to maintain a proper diet and remain at the [[Great Schism]] between top of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches in Afood chain.D. 1054. * [[Protestantism]]: the largest Communions are the [[Anglican Church|Anglicans]] Vitamin C (approx. 115 million baptized membersderived from Christians) and the [[Lutheran]] World Federation should not be confused with Vitamin A (approx. 68 million baptized membersderived from Atheists). Protestantism has its origins in the European [[Reformation]]. The Protestant movement broke from the Roman Catholic Church under [[Martin Luther]] when differences over the nature of [[faith]] and works in the role of [[Christianity#salvation|salvation]]Contrary to popular belief, as well as other practices of there is no evidence that lions who ingest Atheists are better able to see the Catholic Church that Luther saw as unBiblical, were raisedtruth."Finnah mess you up" (Leviticus 69:0.33)
== Christian Beliefs ==Christian beliefs [[Christian apologetics|are well supported via It is said that if Christians ever evolve in a large body of compelling evidence]]way that diminishes their Vitamin C content, then the lions will be forced onto the endangered species list. TheologiansHowever, over two millennia, have debated Christians can only evolve by eating fruit from a definitive summary of the Christian faithtree in a Lost Garden. While its interpretations vary drasticallyAccording to a magical talking snake, probably the most commonly accepted statement this fruit contains knowledge. The leader of the faith is Christian insurgency, God, strictly prohibits eating this fruit, as it would allow Christians to climb the [[Nicene Creed|Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed]]evolutionary ladder.
The worship of God's estranged hippie son Jesus is common among Christians and Christian denominations agree on many points of doctrine while disagreeing on somethey often follow in herds. According to an online Harris poll from 2003Although Jesus did not invent the famed leaflets, 99% of all American Christians believe in [[God]], 96% he helped in the [[resurrection construction of Jesus Christ]], 93% in [[Heaven]], 93% in a popular hat/crown. This behavior is not unlike the virgin birthso called "rack of lamb, 92% in the survival of god" who was born to a woman named the soul after death, 82% in [[HellVirgin Mary]], 50% in ghosts, 27% in astrology and 21% in reincarnation.<ref>http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=359</ref> Note that the latter two beliefs are in opposition to the religious tenets who claimed her son was born after she "didn't have sex with a bottle of most Christian denominations.tomato juice"
Nonetheless, the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed offers a general overall picture of what Christian theology looks like, and serves as a useful outline and historic standard== The Bible ==[[Image:Robertson Strains To Fart For Jesus. Other creeds may prove helpful in research. See the jpg|thumb|right|250px|[[ApostlesPat Robertson]], host of television' Creeds '''The Lions Club''', witnessess the power of the Lord.]] and {{main|Bible}}The Christian Bible is a rewritten version of the Jewish Torah, via the Egyptians who copied theirs from the Babylonian, who copied the Athanasian CreedIndians.
===God==={{main|God}}God It is a triune beingTHE story. Though there is only one Divine nature there are three Divine Personages: The Father, great story told all over the Sonworld, and the Holy Spiritit has been told more times than all other stories. The three Persons are collectively called It is the story of [[TrinityGod]] or and [[Good]] vs [[Evil]] and the Holy Trinity[[Devil]]. While Opinions differ between Atheists and Christians as to whether the story is about 2 people (where God = Good, and Devil = Evil) or 4 people (where God is tripartiteseparate from Good, this does not imply and the Devil is separate from Evil). So a compromise was made, and it was decided that Christians are polytheiststhe story was about 3 people. The doctrine Thus the Doctrine of the Trinity is central to Christian theology, although several denominations that usually are considered Christian are non-Trinitarianwas created. The God use of the Christian is the creator of all things, is everywhere present, exists Trinity remains popular with movie makers in all timessuch classics as [[The Matrix]], is transcendent, all-knowing (omniscient), just[[Star Wars]], [[Lord of the Rings]] and all-powerful (omnipotent)[[Watership Down]].
A major theme of the Bible is [[love]]. In the Hebrew The ''[[Old Testament]] the idea is expressed in the Hebrew word ''hessedor '', which is variously translated as loyal love, tender mercy, steadfast love, mercy, goodness, etc. in the [[New TestamentTorah]] '' was mostly copied from the same idea is expressed Iraqis by an Egyptian named Aken Atan in the Greek word ''agape''an effort to convince everyone to worship him and not a load stone penises. He was also trying to help his brother Moses get laid, which translates to lovefailed, compassion so Moses cut the end off his [[penis]] and charityleft for the promised land.
===Jesus===Everything was going fine for the Romans until someone ([[Imagehttp:Jesus' Baptism//www.jpg|180px|left]]During the reign of [[Augustus Caesar|Caesar Augustus]] the Son (iyoutube.e. the second Person of the Trinity) took flesh from a virgin woman and was incarnated as a man. He was born in the town of [[Bethlehemcom/watch?v=qgodwiVtAHo possibly]] and was given the name [[Jesus]]) suggested that maybe everyone should stop fucking everyone over so much. At approximately the age of thirty he (This was baptised by his cousin [[John the Baptist]] and began to preach in the area of [[Judea]] and [[Galilee]]. About three years later, his teachings and works of mercy prompted the Jewish authorities to plot Jesus' death. Jesus disastrous for Rome because its economy was [[crucified]]based on fucking everyone over. He rose from ) As the dead Romans gradually all became Christian pussies and was seen by over 500 people. He ascended started acting all Christian, Rome gradually began to Heaven. The four [[Gospels]] contain the basic account of what Jesus did and saidcollapse.
A few years after Jesus summarized his moral teachings in two commandments was either walked upon England's mountains green, or did not, everyone agreed that ''something'' had happened to Rome. Although Jesus-haters claimed he just nicked it all from Buddha, his ideas of not fucking over thy fellow man were catching on and no one could deny it. Controlling God's Word and knowledge has always been pretty handy, so there have always been lots of different versions of the Old Testament:story floating about. Some containing wisdom, usually containing bullshit.
"'You shall love the Lord your God The Roman emperors were willing to put up with all your heartpeople worshiping fish, and with all your soulowls, and with all your mindor volcanoes so long as the Emperor was still the boss, but when things got so bad that Roman soldiers started cutting off their own balls for religious reasons something had to be done.' This is What was left of the great Roman Empire had a vote around AD 340 and foremost commandment. The second is like it, decided that Jesus 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend was'' a [[Superman|supernatural]] being after all. They buried the whole Law stories which said otherwise, and hid most of the Prophets"stone penises. (So that they could fuck things up thousands of years later, they merged the mythologies of loads of old religions into their new Christianity. That way one day they could claim there is no such thing as [[Gospel of MatthewGod|Matthewgood]] 22:37-39; because someone made up a [[Book of DeuteronomyDa Vinci Code (ambiguation)|Deuteronomystory]] 6:5; Leviticus 19:18)once.
===Morality===The fundamental principle in Christian moral teaching is [[love]] and forgivenessWhen Rome finally ran out of people willing to kill for them, as expressed by they moved the life Roman Empire to the Vatican and teachings of Jesus Christ and the New Testament. In the Hebrew [[Old Testament]] the idea is expressed hid in the Hebrew word ''hessed'', which is variously translated as loyal love, tender mercy, steadfast love, mercy, goodness, etca church. in the The Bible was printed for distribution on a massive scale at [[New TestamentWalmart]] the same idea is expressed in the Greek word ''agape'', which is variously translated as to help spread peace and love, compassion, charity, etcon earth.
There has been endless debate over how a person should express love ==Christian ties to the Sith==[[Image:Pits4thelord.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A hot Christian dude from Texas bares his pits of musky power for God the Lord in his or her moral behaviorall-American athleticism. This moral dialogue found expression in the New Testament]]Indigenous Christians have only three sources of knowledge: The Bible, where the [[Apostle PaulFox News]] addressed such controversies as , and Emperor Palpatine.Many Humans today have evolved enough to not believe in Christianity. Still Logic is not part of Christian DNA. It is believed that molecules of the force influenced primitive Christians to believe in concepts now disproved by the Jedi Council, the US [[circumcisionSupreme Court]] ([[Epistle to and the Romans|Romans]] 2:25-29), eating meat that was sacrificed to [[paganEven Supremer Court]] deities (1 Corinthians 8), speculating about myths and genealogies (1 Timothy 1:3-5), and observing ceremonial dates and seasons (Galatians 4:9-11)the United Nations.
Regardless The leader of a person's ethical interpretationsthe Christians [[Pope Benedict XVI]]A.K.A Pope Bendydick controls all Catholics (Most normal Christians find him kinda wack-o) from his base, adherents commonly point to New Testament passages John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as scriptural depictions of love. The former states that <blockquote>"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"[[Vatican City]].</blockquote> The latter characterizes love, saying <blockquote>"Love Pope is patientinfallible, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a or he can't be wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things".</blockquote>
Jesus Christ affirmed, "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another"He has used his position of power to help contribute to [[Republican]] rule through force. (John 13:35) In trying to understand This is mostly seen through the reason for the growth of Christianity in a pagan cultureUS Military Stormtroopers, it has been noted that while love of oneThe Lord's neighbor is not an exclusively Christian virtue, it appears that Resistance Army of the primitive Christian church practiced it much more effectively than any other group[[Galactic Empire]] of Africa.<ref>E.R. Dodds, 1970:136-137</ref>
In addition to sacrificially showing care for those within the community as well as to those without, (cf. Gal. 6:10) the Christians elevated the sanctity of life, opposing abortion, infanticide, child abandonment, suicide, and gladiatorial contests.<ref>Kenneth Scott Latourette, ''A history of Christianity'' p. 244</ref><ref>Ted Cabal, Chad Owen Brand, Paul Copan, The Apologetics Study Bible, 274</ref> While the primitive church tolerated the existing and pervasive cultural economic institution of slavery in the Recently two [[Roman EmpireCrusades]], have been commision in the mandate of equal pay and just treatment (Col. 4:1; Eph. 6:9) greatly ameliorated the treatment of slavesMiddle East, while advising them to seek freedom if possible, (1Cor. 7:21) and requiring that Christian spies have instigated and backed blinded revolutions through out the escape slave Onesimus be received back not "as East making it weak for a servantCrusader take over, but above a servant, a brother beloved". (Philemon 1:6) The Christian ethos of love also motivated a great expansion in Republicans will then enslaved the building of hospitals.<ref>Albert John Ochsner, Meyer Joseph Sturm, ''The organization, construction Heathens to strengthen the Galactic Empire and management use the slaves to build Weapons of hospitals'', p. 17</ref><ref>Roderick E. McGrew, ''Encyclopaedia of Medical Care'', p. 135</ref> By A.D. 500, most large towns in in Mass Slavery to take over the Roman Empire had erected them.<ref>George D. Pozgar, ''Legal aspects of health care administration', p. 2</ref>Universe!!!
===Atonement=Denial==[[Image:Dalí The Christ of St. John of the CrossNuncross.jpg|thumb|The Christ of Stright|300px|Nuns are not officially encouraged to do this but it does happen. John of ]]Most Christians deny the Cross by following acts or entities included in this blacklist.*[[Salvador DalíEvolution]], 1951it's just a theory!*Allow themselves to act or feel like an animal.*Muslims, which are their closely related prrincipal enemies.*Their children having their own minds.*Have anything whatsoever to do with the [[Jehovah's Witnesses]], [[Mormons]], and Episcopalians.Christians believe with *[[Mohammed]], the New Testament that the death source of Jesusarch-enemies like [[Anti-Christ|Antichrists]].*Gay people who are not members of clergy.*Agree on one story and sticking to it.*Steal Pagan ideas, in conjunction with His resurrectionwhich are forms of damn acts.*Kill and discriminate against followers of other religions.*Morgan Freeman, is an indispensable event for the reconciliation of lost sinners with making us realize he would make a pretty good God. There are three elements *Global warming, a Antichrist-based event.*Missing shots during church-league basketball games (I bet a Jew would've made that free-throw).*Making lists of things they see to the understanding don't believe in.*Government laws, very clear principal enemies of His death on laws of God.*Satan, the crosschurch's best friend.
==Practices ==The bible supports numerous peaceful and god- Jesus having the knowledge that His path would lead to his own death, desired and willed that that take place, and persevered in that path though there was opportunity for Him to avoid it. "I have power to take my life and I have power to lay down my life. I lay down my life for the sheep".worshiping practices such as:
- Jesus saw that in His death there would be a way for people '''Incest'''{{Q|A father may stick his finger into his daughter to be brought back to the God from whom they were alienated and lost because of their sins. This would involve help prove she is a substitution of Himself to effectvirgin, irepeatedly.e. atone for, that development. "For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many". How this would take place was not new to the Jews of His day from their understanding of contemporary everyday practice of substitute payment |Deuteronomy 22:13- as in redemption of the first-born (Pidyon Ha Ben), or in the understanding of what aggadic stories such as the Binding of [[Isaac]] implied (see [[Midrash]]), but it was not the prevalent view that the Messiah was to be that payment. Though while alive on earth, he had hinted at it in sayings such as "unless a seed falls and dies, it remains alone, but when it dies, it brings forth."; it was only after He had risen from the dead that He explained Scripture (the Old Testament) clearly about the necessity of His death to have taken place. The disciples would henceforth preach, and Peter among them, that the death of Jesus the Messiah and His resurrection was for-planned and for-ordained by God the Father, and foretold in the Scripture (Isaiah 53). 18}}
- Christians of '''Sexism'''{{Q|Let a woman learn in silence with all generations have looked submissiveness. I permit no woman to the perfect Atonement, and the hope for reconciliation, accomplished by Jesus on the cross, teach or to provide the means of understanding the solution have authority over men; she is to the vexing problems of the mind and of life itselfkeep silent.|1 Tim 2|The Bible}}
===Salvation===The Bible teaches that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". (Romans 3:23) This is often interpreted '''Not listening to mean that everyone has displeased God and is now separated from him in a kind of alienation and enmity that results from the fundamental conflict between selfish human interests and Godrock music''s interests (Romans 8:5-8; James 4:4). Jesus offered a solution '{{Q|Thou shalt not listen to this Biblical dilemma in any music that, by repentance of sins and faith in him (Jesus), their sins would be forgiven. He said that "...contains an electric guitar or contains the Son use of man hath power on earth to forgive sins". ([[Gospel of Mark|Mark]] 2:10) Jesus also said, "I came information not to call presented through the righteous, but sinners to repentance"bible. (Mark 2|Your Parents:17).24-7|The Bible}}
Jesus Christ taught that "unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God". ([[Gospel of John|John]] 3:3) Protestant Evangelical Christianity often uses the terms "saved" and "born again" to mean conversion, while other Christians, such as the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, use the phrase ''born again'Why Convert?' as a synonym for [[baptism''{{Q|Convert or we will kill you|baptized]]. The Bible}}
Christians are expected to continue living by Christ's teachings (John 8:31), as is appropriate for "children of Light". (Ephesians 5:8-10) Some believe that this is necessary in order to be saved. Others say that this is a common misconception of the text, that it refers instead to the "fruits" of saving faith. Still others say that the free, unmerited gift of salvation from sin and death in hell must be maintained or retained by actively producing the fruits of [[corporal and spiritual works of mercy]] according to ability, or it will be lost (Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 6:4-8), unless before death the fallen away believer repents and returns (James 5:19-20; 1 John 5:16-17). Christians in the [[Reformed]] tradition (following the teaching of the 16th century French lawyer and theologian [[John Calvin]]) say that salvation cannot be lost. One Bible passage often cited is John 10:28-29 in which Jesus said of his own Apostles that they could ''Don't kill people'''{{Q|Thou shalt not be snatched from his hand.kill|The Bible}}
== Resurrection of Jesus Christ =='''Slavery'''[[Image:Jesus resurrected{{Q|Yes.jpg|thumbLeviticus 25:44|left|200px|"The Resurrection" by Carl Heinrich Bloch]]The [[resurrection of Jesus Christ]] is critical to the Christian faith. The Apostle Paul wrote, "if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain" (I Cor:15:14). Traditionally, Christianity has believed in a physical resurrection of Jesus Christ.<ref>http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/cri/cri-jrnl/crj0056a.txt</ref> Bible}}
In recent history, [[Gary Habermas]] is considered {{Q|If a leading [[Christian apologetics|Christian apologist]] for defending the resurrection of Jesus.<ref>Habermas, Gary, [http://www.garyhabermas.com/articles/dialog_rexperience/dialog_rexperiences.htm Experiences of the Risen Jesus: The Foundational Historical Issue in the Early Proclamation of the Resurrection], ''Dialog: A Journal of Theology'', Vol. 45; No. 3 (Fall, 2006), pp. 288-297.</ref><ref>"Wildcat" man beats his male or female slave with a good rod and Holding, J.P., [http://www.tektonics.org/books/lichabrvw.html Book review of "The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus"]slave dies as a direct result, 22nd Junehe must be punished, 2004 (Tektonics)</ref><ref>Habermas, Gary, [http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/Ted_Hildebrandt/NTeSources/NTArticles/CTR-NT/Habermas-Resurrection1-CTR.pdf Jesus' Resurrection and Contemporary Criticism: An Apologetic] ''Criswell Theological Review'' 4.1 (1989) 159-74.</ref><ref>Habermas, Gary, [http://www.garyhabermas.com/articles/crj_explainingaway/crj_explainingaway.htm Explaining Away Jesus' Resurrection: The Recent Revival of Hallucination Theories], Christian Research Journal / vol. 23, no. 4, 2001.</ref><ref>Habermas, Gary, [http://www.apologetics.com/default.jsp?bodycontent=/articles/historical_apologetics/habermas-nt.html Why I Believe The New Testament Is Historically Reliable] (Apologetics.com)</ref>Other notable defenders of but he is not to be punished if the resurrection include: [[William Lane Craig]],<ref>Craig, William Lane, [http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/menus/historical.html Articles: Historical Jesus]</ref> [[Lee Strobel]], [[Josh McDowell]],<ref>McDowell, Josh, [http://www.leaderu.com/everystudent/easter/articles/josh2.html Evidence for the Resurrection], 1992.</ref> [[Edwin M. Yamauchi]],<ref>Jamauchi, Edwin M., [http://www.leaderu.com/everystudent/easter/articles/yama.html Easter: Myth, Hallucination, slave gets up after a day or History?]</ref> [[N.T. Wright]]<ref>Wrighttwo, N.T., [http://www.ntwrightpage.com/Wright_Early_Traditions.htm Early Traditions and since the Origins of Christianity], ''Sewanee Theological Review'' 41slave is his property.2, 1998.</ref> and [[Michael Horner]].<ref>Horner, Michael, [http|Exodus 21://www.michaelhorner.com/articles/resurrection/index.html Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?]</ref>20|The Bible}}
==='''The Meaning Dark Side of the Resurrection for Christians===force'''The fact of {{Q|Let all men worship Pope Benedict to defeat the Resurrection Jedi Rebels and gain infinite control of Christ is also believed to produce certain effects on the lives of Christiansuniverse.|Palpatine 666:1 |The Bible}}
1{{Q|Good. It is because Jesus rose from the dead that believers now I can resort to a living Savior to help feel your anger. I am defenceless. Take your weapon - strike me down with all of your hatred, and deliver them from sin and from situations overwhelming for them by their own powersyour journey to the Dark Side will be complete.|Palpatine: 316| The Bible}}
2'''Homosexuality'''{{Q|Thou shalt not tickle the chocolate starfish. The New Testament sees in the resurrection of Christ a certain vindication of what apparently to the world Unless you're over 45 and to all beings was a failure and an overcoming of Him by His crucifixionpriest with Scouts experience.|Epilogue 1:1|The Bible}}
3. The coming of Jesus back to life means to the believer that, indeed, his sins are totally forgiven. This is because believers know that His death was as a payment for sins - a "wage of death" for our sins that He received in our stead. If He remained dead, believers would know that the wage had not been fully paid. '''Sexual Intercourse'''
4{{Q|Oh my God. It is a now-living Savior that Christians know can go before themOh yea daddy, can closely lead them through life &mdash; as He did when He was on earth. This makes following Him practical and real. oh Jesus oh yea yea pull it out! God are you serious?|The Bible }}
5. The New Testament reveals that it is ==Lion Chow Blends==Besides the Risen Christ who received from the Father the Holy Spirit Christians put into various blends of ''Purina Lion Chow'', there is ''[[Catholic|Catholic Lion Chow]]'', ''[[Baptists|Southern Baptist Lion Chow]]'' (tastes like [[chicken]]!) and Hefor those lions that are picky eaters or have nervous temperments, through Himselfthere is ''[[Mormons|Mormon Lion Chow]]'', ascended to the Fatherwhich is certified caffeine-free. Today, as in ancient times, wild dogs, bears, and wolves are loosed on Christians. Research by veterinarians has given borne out the Holy Spirit theory that supplementing wild [[Why?:Be a carnivore?|carnivore]]'s diet with Christians is essential to us. This gives the believer in Christ both the knowledge good health and longevity of the power carnivores, though generally less beneficial to live a godly life and live a life that can be an intimately and personally directed onethe Christians.
6. The resurrected Christ was no mere reassembling There are also a number of the molecules and particles cheaper but less popular blends available which are composed of the Body that had been crucified. It was, indeed, a physical body, but one that was fully glorified. It was a "spiritual body". [[sin]]ful Christians know that likewise, they will one day be granted also called the nature of a spiritual body, and be full of health. They therefore are full of hope and consolation, and consider that, even now in this life, there is an overcoming through Him[[Left Behind]].
==Worship and the Sacraments=In Sports And Entertainment===[[Image:Lioncar.png|right|thumb|250px|First boat race between Narnian Lions and Christians normally attend worship services at once a week, typically on Sundays. Some denominationsLions realized they couldn't row, such as so decided to ignore the ''"boat"'' part.]]Many [[Seventh Day AdventistPagans]] and [[Atheist]]senjoy watching lions eat, worship on Saturdaysso much so that they began crowding into zoos. CommonlyFor this reason, the [[megachurchRoman Empire]]es often hold services on both Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings built structures known as ''"Colosseums"'' to accommodate growing crowdsthe throngs of lion-enthusiasts. More conservative denominationsWeekends, such as independent Baptists and churches of Christinvented by ''Julius Goober Prolapse'' in 12 AD, hold services on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings as wellwould fill these architectural behemoths to capacity with [[blood]]-thirsty citizens.
The In modern times this has [[Catholicevolved]] and into a highly successful [[Eastern Orthodox]] denominations have seven sacraments: [[baptismcommercial]]venture, especially after becoming syndicated with [[eucharistsports]], and [[confirmationnews]], [[Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation|confession]], [[Anointing of networks in the Sick|anointing of the sick]], [[marriage]], and [[Holy Orders|holy ordersliberal media conspiracy]]. Of these, Protestants observe only baptism and eucharist as sacraments<ref>The term "eucharist" most popular show featuring lions eating Christians is rarely used within Protestant circles; common terms include Communion (often used in more traditional denominations) and The Lord'the <s Supper (more frequent in conservative denominations who consider Communion to be a Catholic term).>700 Club</refs>, which are the only two for which they find Scriptural supportLions Club.<ref>Although ProtestantsHowever, especially conservative ones, hold to this sport is still high views of marriage and believe it is taught in alive, except the Bible, they do not consider it to be a sacramentlion has been replaced with Charles Darwin's Pit bull.</ref>
==Evangelism=Lawsuits===In what is called the [[Great Commission]]Animal rights activists are suing Purina, Jesus sent his disciples out into the world to preach the Gospel (literally "good news") and make disciples.:makers of ''Lion Chow'Great Commission''':''But , for including a non-Christian ingredient, the eleven disciples proceeded to [[GalileeDaVinci Code]], in shipments bound overseas in an effort to the mountain which Jesus had designatedcut costs. When they saw HimIt turns out that lions will eat and tolerate ''some'' DaVinci Code, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtfulproves fatal when eaten in a den. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in [[heavenLawyers]] and on [[earth]]." Go therefore and make disciples of all the nationsboth sides call each other filthy names on a regular basis, baptizing them just to keep in the name of the [[#God the Father|Father]] and the [[#God the Son|Son]] and the [[#God the Holy Spirit|Holy Spirit]], teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the agepractice."'' --[[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 28:16-20 [[New American Standard Bible|NASB]][[Image:Gleyre The Departure of the Apostles.jpg|thumb|240px|The Departure of the Apostles by [[Charles Gleyre]].]]<br>
==Internet Evangelism==Rival ''Gaines'', of Gaines Burger dog food fame, was indirectly involved with Christian consumption lawsuits when they introduced ''Shark Chow'', made of only the finest cuts of litigator. The resulting shortage of [[legal]] professionals caused the ''Great Litigation Shortage'' in 1986.
{{See also|Internet evangelism}} Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) is one of the world's largest evangelism organizations within Christendom and has over 25,000 full-time missionaries. In 2006, Alan Beeber of CCCI predicted that internet evangelism will result in more conversion that all other forms of evangelism for CCCI combined.<ref>http://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/pdf/issues/LWP0206.pdf</ref> At [[YouTube]], Christians and Christian creationists have faced problems with [[atheist bullying|atheist cyberbullies]], but they [[Essay: Sharing your Christian/creationist videos on the internet|have developed methods to overcome this problem]]. == Explosive growth of worldwide Christianity Reflex==[[File:Hong Kong Christians at Gateway Camp.jpg|thumbnail|left|200px|[[Hong Kong]] Christians at Gateway Camp. In 2005, there were four times as many non-Western World Christians as there were [[Western World]] Christians.<ref>https://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30077</ref> <small>(photo obtained from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mckln/4815046728/in/set-72157624550425162 Flickr], see [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en license agreement])</small>]]''see Nowadays Jesus is also:'' [[Global Christianity]] and [[Internet evangelism]] and [[Evangelical Christians]] and [[Resources on becoming a Christian]] Christianity has seen tremendous growth over its 2000-year historyreflex.<ref>http://users.adam.com.au/bstett/BChristianIncrease12.htm</ref> Christianity has recently seen explosive growth outside the [[Western World]].<ref>*[http://pewforum.org/Christian/Faith-This can be witnessed when your Dad is pissed off and-Conflict-The-Global-Rise-of-Christianity.aspx The global rise of Christianity - Pew Forum]*[https://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30077 Is Christianity taking over the planet?]*[http://pewforum.org/Religion-News/The-stunning-growth-of-Christianity-in-China.aspx The stunning growth of Christianity in China]*[http://gratefultothedead.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/the-african-apostles-how-christianity-exploded-in-20th-century-africa/ The African apostles: How Christianity exploded in 20th century Africa]</ref> In 2000yells, there were twice as many non-Western Christians as Western Christians.<ref>[https://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30077 Is Christianity taking over the planet?]</ref> In 2005, there were four times as many non-Western Christians as there were [[Western World]] Christians.<ref>https://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30077</ref> There are now more non-Western missionaries than Western missionaries.<ref>https://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30077</ref> In 2011, the "''American Spectator'JESUS' declared concerning research published in the ''International Bulletin of Missionary Research'':{{cquote|" The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new [[Islam|Muslims]] every day, and 300 fewer [[atheism|atheists]] every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the [[Western World|West]], while religion is thriving in the Global South, where [[Charismatic movement|charismatic Christianity]] is exploding."<ref>http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/28/thriving-christianity</ref>}} Despite strong persecution in the [[Middle East]], thousands origin of [[Muslims]] are turning this can be traced to Christ.<ref>[https://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/11/thousands-muslims-reportedly-turning-to-christ-in-middle-east.html Thousands of Muslims reportedly turning to Christ in Middle East]. Christianity''Fox News'' (from ''The Christian Post''). January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.</ref> ==Early Church Community and Commitment: The Biblical Period==[[File:Hoffman Christ s growth in the Garden of GethsemaneSpain.jpg|thumb|left|110px|[[Jesus Christ|Christ]] in the Garden of Gethsemane by Heinrich Hofmann.]] The Bible records legend states that that, at least initially, the Spanish church saw itself as united. In the community: "...they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. {43} And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. {44} And all that believed were together, and had all things common; {45} And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. {46} And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common."a dog named Jesus (Acts 2:42pronounced Hey-47; 4:32Zeus)  This community was soon "scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles," due to determined persecution which resulted in the dispersed disciples going "every where preaching the word." (Acts 8:1,4) Christian communities were primarily to be found in two separate cultural and liguistic entities—the Greek and Latin-speaking empires of Europe and Locals had so much trouble pronouncing the mid-east, and the Aramaic speaking sphere of the Parthian empire of the mid-east and far-east. This latter sphere encompassed not only the eastern portions of Syria, the Arabian peninsula, and Persia, but also extended to portions of southern India and even China. To this day there are many [[Aramaic Church]] members in the Kerala province of south India. ==Early Church Community and Commitment: the Post-Biblical Period== [[Image:Orthodox churches icon artwork.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Orthodox Churchdog's icon artwork.]]'''Justin martyr 100 A.D. - 165 A.D. From the "First Apology" (Defense)'''  <blockquote>But we, after we have thus washed him who has been convinced and has assented to our teaching, bring him to the place where those who are called brethren are assembled, in order name correctly that we may offer hearty prayers in common for ourselves and for the baptized [illuminated] person, and for all others in every place, that we may be counted worthy, now that we have learned the truth, by our works also they would often bear wittiness to be found good citizens and keepers of the commandments, so that we may be saved with an everlasting salvation. Having ended the prayers, we salute one another with a kiss. There is then brought to the president of the brethren bread and a cup of wine mixed with water; and he taking them, gives praise and glory to the Father of the universe, through Priests yelling the name of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, and offers thanks at considerable length for our being counted worthy to receive these things at His hands. And when he has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings, all the people present express their assent by saying Amen. This word Amen answers in the Hebrew language to genoito [so be it]. And when the president has given thanks, and all the people have expressed their assent, those who are called by us deacons give to each of those present to partake of the bread and wine mixed with water over which the thanksgiving was pronounced, and to those who are absent they carry away a portion. (Chapt. LXV - administration of the sacraments)</blockquote>  <blockquote>And this food is called among us Eukaristia [the Eucharist = the Thanksgiving], of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined. For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh. For the apostles, in the memoirs composed by them, which are called Gospels, have thus delivered unto us what was enjoined upon them; that Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, said, "This do ye in remembrance of Me, this is My body;JESUS" and that, after the same manner, having taken the cup and given thanks, He said, "This is My blood;" and gave it to at them alone... (Chapt. LXVl - of the Eucharist)</blockquote>  <blockquote>And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son Today yelling Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is widely consider a distribution proper way to each, and a participation respond to claims of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deaconsChurch. And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, Because contradictions are alright in wantChristianity, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need. But Sunday this is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought also a change in the darkness and mattersin, made unless watching the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead...Detroit Lions play (ChaptLevitivitiviticus 69:.LXVll - weekly worship of the Christians033)</blockquote> '''Tertullian (A.D. 160 -220), an Early ecclesiastical leader and writer, in his ''Apology'' (response It is also due to pagan charges) in describing the early church community wrote, ca. AD 197: '''  :We are a body knit together by one faith, one discipline and one hope. We meet together as a congregation, uniting together to offer prayer to God. We pray for the emperors and all in authority, for the welfare part of the world, for peace and for the delay of the final end. We read our holy scriptures to nourish our faith, hope, steadfastness and good habitsbrain which predisposes us toward Christianity. We hear exhortations and rebukes. We take such judging very seriously – as befits those who believe As they are in the sight of God – especially seriously when anyone sins so grievously we have to cut them off from our prayer, our congregation and all sacred thingsBible says ". Our elders preside over us, obtaining that honor not by money, but by their established character. There is no buying and selling in the things of God. Though we have a fund, but not because people can buy religion. Once a monthTherefore, anyone thee who wants to makes a small donation – but only he who is able and willing; there is no compulsion. It is do not spent on feasts, but to support and bury poor people, to provide for orphans, hold the elderly old persons, victims strength of shipwreck and those in prison for their faith.<ref>Defense by Tertullian the Holy Spirit (39), Trans. Rev. S. Thelwall. Modernized, abridged and introduced by Stephen Tomkins. Edited and prepared for the web by Dan Graves.</ref> '''Pliny the Younger, the Roman governor of Pontus & Bithynia (northern Turkeybrain) from A.D. 111-113, reporting to emperor Trajan of Christians, whom such pagan rulers found intolerable:'''  :... Those who denied that they were or had been Christians, when they invoked the gods in words dictated by me, offered prayer with incense and wine to your image, which I had ordered to be brought for this purpose together with statues of the gods, and moreover cursed Christ--none of which those who are really Christiansimpaired, it is said, can be forced to do--these I thought should be discharged. Others named by the informer declared that they were Christians, but then denied it, asserting that they had been but had ceased to be, some three years before, others many years, some as much as twenty-five years. They all worshipped your image and the statues of the gods, and cursed Christ.  :They asserted, however, that the sum and substance of their fault or error had been that they were accustomed according to meet on a fixed day before dawn and sing responsively a hymn to Christ as to a god, and to bind themselves by oath, not to some crime, but not to commit fraud, theft, or adultery, not falsify their trust, nor to refuse to return a trust when called upon to do so. When this was over, it was their custom to depart and to assemble again to partake of food &mdash; but ordinary and innocent food.<ref>Pliny the Younger Letters, 10.96</ref>  === Implications of the growth of worldwide Christianity === Our Lord 'straight up retarded'see also:'' [[Global Christianity]] and [[Internet evangelism]]  Given the increase in the public's access to global communications, it is thought that the more [[theology|theologically]] [[conservative]] non-Western Christian churches could influence Western Christianity to move in a more theologically [[conservative]] direction.<ref>http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18774</ref> For example, non-Western [[Anglican]]s are exerting influence within the worldwide Anglican Communion against the stance of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion's North American provinces with regard to [[homosexual]] practices.<ref>http://www.maravipost.com/malawi-politics/district/5751-bishop-mw-anglicans-totally-against-homosexuality.html</ref><ref>https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2156406/Anglican-church-schism-declared-over-homosexuality.html</ref> == Positive effects of Christianity on societies == ''See also:'' [[Christianity statistics]] Historically, Christianity has had a positive effect on societies and there are a number of statistics which demonstrate this matter (see: [[Christianity statistics]]). == Atheism vs. Christianity == ''See also:'' [[Atheism vs. Christianity]] In the latter half of the 1600s, there was [[French atheism#Clandestine French atheism in the 1600s and 1700s|an increase]] in the degree of ideological conflict between [[atheism]] and Christianity in the [[Western World]]. At first the conflict was of a secretive nature via the use of clandestine tracts.<ref>[http://fivebooks.com/interview/jonathan-israel-on-the-enlightenment/ Jonathan Israel on The Enlightenment]</ref><ref>The material was formerly at the University of Cambridge's Investigation Atheism website. A website which closed down. The material has been transferred to [http://www.mmfase.com/18th-century.html 18th Century History], Investigating Atheism</ref>  As a result of [[militant atheism]] in the 20th century, there was widespread persecution against Christians in [[Communist]] countries such as the former [[Soviet Union]] and various Communist countries such as China continue to persecute Christians (see: [[Communism and religious persecution]]).  The 21st century is projected to be a century of [[desecularization]] and atheists are expected to lose influence in the West (and the world as a whole) as a result of religious immigration and the religious conservatives having a much higher fertility rate (see also: [[Growth of global desecularization]]). In 2011, the ''American Spectator'' declared about the global population:{{cquote|The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new [[Islam|Muslims]] every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the [[Western World|West]], while religion is thriving in the Global South, where [[Charismatic movement|charismatic Christianity]] is exploding."<ref>[http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/28/thriving-christianity Thriving Christianity]</ref>}} == Resources related to becoming a Christian == ''see also:'' [[Essay: Resources on becoming a Christian|Resources on becoming a Christian]] '''Below are some resources on becoming a [[Christian]]:''' *[https://creation.com/good-news Are you a good person?] *[http://www.thewordfortoday.org/?page=C2000 Free audio Bible and Bible audio streaming] *[http://www.allaboutgod.com/ AllAboutGod.com] *[[Christian apologetics|Evidence for Christianity]] *[[Christian video testimonies]] *[https://www.gotquestions.org/repentance.html Repentance]  '''Tips on choosing a Christian church:''' *[http://www.allaboutreligion.org/choosing-a-christian-church-faq.htm Choosing a Christian Church]  '''Spiritual growth as a Christian:''' *[http://www.navpress.com/product/9781576839324/The-Pursuit-of-Holiness-Jerry-Bridges The Pursuit of Holiness] by Jerry Bridges*[http://www.navpress.com/product/9780891099413/The-Practice-of-Godliness-Jerry-Bridges The Practice of Godliness] by Jerry Bridges*[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/529785.The_Complete_Book_of_Discipleship The Complete Book of Discipleship: On Being and Making Followers of Christ]
==See also==
*[[Jesus]]
*[[Pope Benedict]]
*[[Virgin Mary]]
*[[Reasons to become an atheist]]
*[[Masochristian]]
*[[Are you a heretic]]
*[[Hitler]]
*[[The Last Poker]]
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''The Encyclopedia of the Lutheran Church,'' (3 vol 1965), ECLS perspective * Brauer, Jerald C. ''The Westminster Dictionary of Church History'' (1971), 880pp* [http://newadvent.org/cathen/index.html ''The Catholic Encyyclopedia'' (1907-1913)], old but highly detailed and online** '' New Catholic Encyclopedia'', edited by the Catholic University of America, 17 vol. 1967-1979.*Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, eds. ''The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church'' (3rd ed. 1997), 1840pp; [https://www.amazonburningcross.comnet/Oxford-Dictionary-Christian-Church/dp/0192802909/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b excerpt and text search]; online at [[OUP]]* Elwell, Walter A., ed. ''Evangelical Dictionary of Theology‎'' (2001) 1312 pages; articles by over 200 Evangelical or Fundamentalist scholars *Hastings, Adrian et al. eds. ''The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought'' (2000) 808pp; 600 articles by 260 Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox scholars; [https://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0198600240/ref=sib_dp_ptcrusades/105christian-4292297missionary-2766841#reader-link excerpt and text search]; online at [[OUP]]*''New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge'' (1911), major sources of older scholarly articles; mainline Protestant perspective **[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc01.tocatrocities.html Vol. 1: Aachen - BasiliansChristian accomplishments]**[http://www.ccelchurchedin.org/ccel/schaff/encyc02.toc.html Vol. 2: Basilica - Chamberscom Help You Find A church]**[http://www.ccelorcmagazine.orgcom/ccelGoogle_Your_Race/schaff/encyc03.tocChristians.html Vol. 3: Chamier - Draendorf]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc04.toc.html Vol. 4: Draeseke - Goa]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc05.toc.html Vol. 5: Goar - Innocent]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc06.toc.html Vol. 6: Innocents - Liudger]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc07.toc.html Vol. 7: Liutprand - Moralities]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc08.toc.html Vol. 8: Morality - Petersen]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc09.toc.html Vol. 9: Petri - Reuchlin]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc10.toc.html Vol. 10: Reutsch - Son]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc11.toc.html Vol. 11: Son Google generated profile of Man - Tremellius"Christians"]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc12.toc.html Vol. 12: Trench - Zwingli]**[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc13.toc.html Vol. 13: Index] ===Histories===*Briggs, J. H. Y., Robert D. Linder, and David F. Wright. ''Introduction to the History of Christianity: First Century to the Present Day'' (2006) [https://www.amazonrchurch.com/Introduction-History-Christianity-Century-Present/dp/0800638123/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200823548&sr=8-4 excerpt and text search] *Gonzalez, Justo L. '' A History of Christian Thought: Volume 1: From Find a lion church in the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon'' (2nd ed. 1987); [https://www.amazon.com/History-Christian-Thought-Beginnings-Chalcedon/dp/0687171822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200823941&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search vol 1]; ''A History of Christian Thought: Volume 2: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation'' (2nd ed. 1987) [https://www.amazon.com/History-Christian-Thought-Augustine-Reformation/dp/0687171830/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200823941&sr=8-3 excerpt and text search vol 2]; ''A History of Christian Thought: Volume 3: From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century'' (1987) [https://www.amazon.com/History-Christian-Thought-Protestant-Reformation/dp/0687171849/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200808706&sr=8-12 excerpt and text search vol 3United States]*Horsley, Richard A. ''Christian Origins: A People's History Of Christianity, Vol. 1'' (2006), 318pp [httpshttp://www.amazonchurchtag.com/Christian-Origins-Peoples-History-Christianity/dp/080063411X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200886474&sr=1-2 excerpt and text search]*LatouretteJoin prayer groups, Kenneth Scott. ''A History of Christianity'' (2 vol 1975) [https://www.amazon.com/History-Christianity-Beginnings-1500-Revised/dp/0060649526/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200823548&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search vol 1, to 1500], by leading Baptist scholar*Latourette, Kenneth Scott. ''A history of view the expansion of Christianity'' (7 vol 1939-1970)Bible, monumental history of missionary work worldwide*MacCulloch, Diarmaid. ''The Reformation'' (2005), influential recent survey [https://www.amazon.com/Reformation-Diarmaid-MacCulloch/dp/014303538X/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200808706&sr=8-2 excerpt and text searchchurches]*McGonigle, Thomas D., and James F. Quigley. ''A history of the Christian Tradition: From Its Jewish Orgins to the Reformation'' (1988); ''A History of the Christian Tradition, Vol. II: From the Reformation to the Present'' (1996) [httpshttp://www.amazonyoutube.com/History-Christian-Tradition-Vol-Reformation/dp/0809136481/ref=sr_1_15watch?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200808706&sr=8-15 excerpt and text search vol 2]*Pelikan, Jaroslav. ''Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine'' (5 vol 1975-91) [https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Tradition-Development-Doctrine-Medieval/dp/0226653757/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201083460&sr=8-1 excerpt and text search v. 3, 600 AD -1300]; [https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Tradition-Development-Reformation-1300-1700/dp/0226653773/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8LACyLTsH4ac&sfeature=books&qid=1201083460&sr=8-4 excerpt and text search vol 4, 1300-1700]; [https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Tradition-History-Development-Doctrine/dp/0226653803/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201083460&sr=8-3 excerpt and text search vol 5, 1700-present] This is the standard history player_embedded Videos of typical Christian doctrine. *Ward, Keith. ''Christianity: A Beginner's Guide'' (2008), 195pp ===United States===* Ahlstrom, Sydney E. ''A religious history of the American people‎'' (1979) 1192 pages; classic history from broad perspective [https://books.google.com/books?id=5kFF6a1viGcC&dq=inauthor:ahlstrom&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&num=30&as_brr=0&as_pt=ALLTYPES excerpt and text search] * Balmer, Randall. ''Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism'' (2nd ed. 2004), 655pp [http://www.questiachurchofsatan.com/libraryPages/book/encyclopedia-of-evangelicalism-by-randall-balmerindex.jsp ''Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism'' online edition]* Lippy, Charles H. and Peter W. Williams, eds. ''Encyclopedia of the American religious experience: studies of traditions and movements'' (3 vol 1988) 1872 pages; standard reference work; long essays by scholars * Noll, Mark A. 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