There's over 100 branches of Christianity, the odds are high for Christianity, and it's the worlds most popular religion, that means something. Technically, Rastafarianism is a branch of Christianity, and Rastafarianism itself has branches! So to say that we have a high chance is an understatement. Christianity for the win!
If there is any religion out there that could come as close as to being true. Christianity fits the main criteria for it. Christianity is actually in fact, a religion for skeptics and those who wanted to subject its earthly claims to the test. Nature testifies to the Existence of the Creator-God, creation reflects Creator. The fact is we see order, complexity and beauty in the universe is a testimony of design, not by naturalistic implications like evolution. Too is that the Bible proves to be a good guide for Biblical Archaeology and some of the figures like Darius the Mede, Emperor Augustus, Tiberius, Pontius Pilate, Nebuchadnezzar, David and his household and places like Sodom and Gomorrah, Ai of Joshua's conquest and pool of siloam (biblearchaeology.Org). Too, the evidences for Creation is about as scientific as evidences for Evolution. And design in nature is one of them.
Jesus is the proof of God, and Jesus is what defines Christianity. Jesus was unlike anyone who ever walked the earth before, he changed the world completely and the way humans thought and felt in just three short years.
His teaching completely changed the course of history and the way human beings related to each other.
God's the reason we're all here on earth. He sent His son to die for us on the cross, the old rugged tree. Christianity IS the way to go. The ONLY way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! He loves us all! We are all His children!!!!
The word 'religion' stems from Christianity for it was the first legitimate religion. The "religions" such as the Greek and Roman gods were not true religions which is why we do not have a title for those types. Personally, the friends I have converted to Christianity have improved their lives expedentially. Their parents continue to thank me and my family for changing them for the better. Is it not mere coincedence that when one does believe in God that their lives change in a good way. There are different stances on this religion, this is true, but it is not the only religion that has this issue. Minds are not set in stone. Anything that is said can change a person's viewpoint on their religion and creating another "type" of that religion. Our God does not condone violence. The only times in history where he sent his followers into war was to punish those who have sinned with stealing, homosexuality, adultery, etc. He is the only God who forgives with just a simple prayer, asking him for forgiveness. No sacrifices are needed since the New Testament, since the crucifying of Jesus Christ. His death changed everything the Old Testament taught.
Humans have invented thousands of religions over thousands of years, and all have been myths. Why would the Christian religion be any different? Christian can't even agree on one of there over 40 thousand denominations, yet all will say there's is the one true religion. Your religious beliefs typically depend on the community in which you were raised or live. The spiritual experiences of people in ancient Greece, medieval Japan or 21st-century Saudi Arabia do not lead to belief in Christianity. It seems, therefore, that religious belief very likely tracks not truth but social conditioning. The three main religions in north America are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, which means there is a 1 in 3 chance that Christianity is the wrong choice, this should give you pause but it doesn't. All 3 condone violence against nonbelievers and do so in the name of faith, and none of these religion can stand up to the scrutiny of questions. That is why faith is to believe without question. It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers. Most religions are based on fear, fear god, fear of the unknown, fear of death, fear of sinning and fear of eternal suffering in hell. Living in fear is no way to live. God is not good, but we can be good without god. Question everything, and have a nice day.
No. Christianity has a few truths to offer the world, such as the fact that the innocent do frequently die for the sins of the guilty. But Christianity is not the one true religion which everyone must subscribe to. Every religion can provide a path consistent with the demands of God. As long as that religion teaches you to value kindness, love, and forgiveness, and as long as it encourages you to be a productive, law-abiding citizen and teaches you to think rationally and with the concerns of others in mind, that religion can provide a path illuminated by God!
Every religion can be positive and life-affirming.
Judaism came before Christianity and it did promise that there'll be a new Messiah hence Jesus Christ or other. Buddhism could be more believable because it's based on a true person, Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, and his teachings. Technically he is not a god, but just a teacher. Hinduism has millions of gods including Vishnu, Ganesha, etc. Islam is one of the oldest religions of the world and it has some ideas.
As an Atheist and Anti-theist I give my opinion that all religions hold no truth and are false. The argument waged in many ways but I will argue from the stance of time. I'm not going to argue about the dates in the bible or when it was written. None of that is even necessary for my argument. I will use the most widely used version of 'gods' word, the KJV of the bible. There are several passages with regards to slavery, women's rights, sex, and much more. So lets start with slavery, not socially acceptable but there are 45 verses in the bible, old and new testaments, that condone it. Ok, how about homosexuality, socially acceptable for the most part but condemned to death is the homosexual of the bible. When I approach most theist with this argument they ask "can't religion progress socially with everything else?" Well in point of fact no, it can't. You have a book, that you claim is filled with the direct word of god. On who's authority do you dismiss the parts that you don't like? That's my main problem with all religions, they claim to have all the answers but are constantly changing those answers. Religion and god share all of the same hallmarks of being man made, only one of which is having to continually change itself to remain relevant.
While I am not the most religious person in the world, I do believe that there is a place for it. You can be a religious person, but still be a terrible one. If you go to Church every day, and follow all of the rules but scam people, you're a terrible person. If you are an atheist and harm other people in a way, you're still a terrible person. But, if you get out of bed in the morning and conduct yourself in a respectable manor, help others, and exist in a way that does more good than harm, and your reason for doing so is your religion, then by all means follow it. Same goes for someone who has no faith. If they are a good person but do not believe in any divine being, but are good people and allow others to act the way they want, they're still good people. Salvation is not a race, and life is short. Do what makes you happy for whatever reasons you want, and live for what you can because who knows when your life may end.
Religion is just a belief that a group or society follows to explain certain questions. There is no concrete proof that any religion is real, so how can any of them be wrong? How can there be "one true" way of seeing the world? Truth be told, no one really knows how the world was created, so how can there be one true religion?
And it always has. If Christianity was "the one and only path", it would have been the only one existing. But no, it isn't. And it wasn't the first, and it won't be the last. It's simply a belief system that some people chose. And that's ok as long as they keep it to their own.
I fully respect all religions, even if I strongly believe the things that some people are required to do is wrong. But please, do not try and say its the only right way, and all that, it's our choice to chose what we believe, and as for the others are wrong, you should keep that to yourself if you think that.
How can someone definitively claim one religion is the true religion to the exclusion of all others. Since there is no real definitive proof of religion, and I doubt there will be, I say to each there own. Christians will claim they are the true faith and that theirs has historical basis but so do the followers of Islam and most other religions. They are peoples Beliefs so you cannot judge one as being the 'true' religion because different people will believe different things.
Unless one Religion is PROVEN then they will remain simply beliefs with no one right answer.
When we believe in something we have to touch. So christianity sound to be the only religion in west ..Its we are lingked in the truth crime punishemnt ( its is our culture in western) , aside we have happinness and sadness .. We dont have a time to break , to feel , to engage in something ... It is what we see ....What we can provide.....Such as we have this tiny culture .... When agression is liberty.. A wa y to be free.... And to be is denie somenthing new.....
Christ is a example for us Did you know that Christ one has two miracles? .
We have to innovate and survive good days ...That is the difference has to be.......The rest is miunderstandings