What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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The environment

Christian belief is that the world does not belong to men and women.  It belongs to God.  And God will hold humans accountable for the way they treat it.

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16th century: Reformation

The world was changing and there was an increasing awareness that the way the Christian church needed to lead people in their faith needed to change with it. 

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What Christians believe about life and death

War inevitably turns people’s thoughts to the most important questions about life and death.  Does life have any meaning or is it just a battle for survival?  Is death the end?

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Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

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The story of Christianity

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16th century: Reformation

The world was changing and there was an increasing awareness that the way the Christian church needed to lead people in their faith needed to change with it. 

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War ship

17th century: Counter-reformation

The foundation of Protestant churches provoked changes in the Catholic church in response.  In 1537 a damning report drew attention to corruption and recommended substantial reform.  In Spain a former soldier called Ignatius, from Loyola, founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).

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18th century: Reason

Scientific study accelerated during the 18th century.  Alongside it came an energetic faith in the logical power of ‘reason’.  Hope grew that the more humans could comprehend, the more their knowledge could be made to benefit the world. 

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19th century: Challenge

The Roman Catholic Church experienced a turbulent period, from which it emerged revived.  Pope Pius IX oversaw the loss
of huge areas of Italy over which he was effectively king.  At one point he was forced to flee Rome in disguise.  When he returned it was to the tiny city-state within the city called the Vatican.

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Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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Abortion and stem cell research

All human life is utterly precious.  It has sanctity.  That is the setting in which Christians discuss the point at which the tiny group of cells from which life develops begins to be a human.

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Do angels exist?

The Bible speaks of astonishing creatures who are neither God nor human, but exist alongside both.

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War

The example of Jesus is central to Christians’ attitude to war.  He was presented with an opportunity to lead an armed uprising, but he refused.

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Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Can you be a follower of Jesus by yourself, and not go to church? Yes! However, if you choose to be a Christian without sharing that experience with others, you risk missing out on something important.

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What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Free speech

The environment

Christian belief is that the world does not belong to men and women.  It belongs to God.  And God will hold humans accountable for the way they treat it.

Read more …

War ship

16th century: Reformation

The world was changing and there was an increasing awareness that the way the Christian church needed to lead people in their faith needed to change with it. 

Read more …

Frozen lake

What Christians believe about life and death

War inevitably turns people’s thoughts to the most important questions about life and death.  Does life have any meaning or is it just a battle for survival?  Is death the end?

Read more …

Stressed man

Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

Read more …

Questions people ask

Questions people ask

Articles about birth, life, sex, death, pain and church...

Read more …

Microscope

Abortion and stem cell research

All human life is utterly precious.  It has sanctity.  That is the setting in which Christians discuss the point at which the tiny group of cells from which life develops begins to be a human.

Read more …

Angel

Do angels exist?

The Bible speaks of astonishing creatures who are neither God nor human, but exist alongside both.

Read more …

Royal Navy helicopter

War

The example of Jesus is central to Christians’ attitude to war.  He was presented with an opportunity to lead an armed uprising, but he refused.

Read more …

Stained glass window

Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Can you be a follower of Jesus by yourself, and not go to church? Yes! However, if you choose to be a Christian without sharing that experience with others, you risk missing out on something important.

Read more …

Clock

The story of Christianity

Click here to see all our articles...

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War ship

16th century: Reformation

The world was changing and there was an increasing awareness that the way the Christian church needed to lead people in their faith needed to change with it. 

Read more …

War ship

17th century: Counter-reformation

The foundation of Protestant churches provoked changes in the Catholic church in response.  In 1537 a damning report drew attention to corruption and recommended substantial reform.  In Spain a former soldier called Ignatius, from Loyola, founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).

Read more …

War ship

18th century: Reason

Scientific study accelerated during the 18th century.  Alongside it came an energetic faith in the logical power of ‘reason’.  Hope grew that the more humans could comprehend, the more their knowledge could be made to benefit the world. 

Read more …

War ship

19th century: Challenge

The Roman Catholic Church experienced a turbulent period, from which it emerged revived.  Pope Pius IX oversaw the loss
of huge areas of Italy over which he was effectively king.  At one point he was forced to flee Rome in disguise.  When he returned it was to the tiny city-state within the city called the Vatican.

Read more …

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