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Christians And Christianity

By Jenny Middleton

When we begin to discuss Christians, it becomes extremely compelling to also include the doctrines of Christianity for a very simple reason – without Christianity, Christians would not exist. The term Christian comes from the name of the religion, meaning Christ-like. The first references to this term can be found the New Testament Acts 11:26. These days, anything associated to the religion of Christianity is termed as Christian. Looking in terms of popularity, almost 75 percent of the North American population is Christian. Throughout the world as well, Christianity remains as one of the most commonly recognized and identified religion, finding believers in almost every part of the earth.

According to a study conducted, several variations and differences between the Christians and their beliefs have been noticed. According to this survey, these beliefs and practices can be divided into five major segments. While for two segments, spiritual growth does not depend on attending churches every Sunday or in a regular manner, others are more precise in their practices. Mentioned below is the complete layout of the Christian population based on the practice and beliefs:

Only nineteen p.c population in Northern America can be named as Active Christians. These folks are regular in attending church, read bible, trust in Jesus Christ and accept leadership positions in church when asked. Twenty p.c population is of the assumption that relationship with The Lord God and Jesus are much more important than church. This segment of folk is named as Professing Christians. Another sixteen p.c of the population refer to themselves as as Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran or Episcopalian. These trust in downright power of church and church authorities and are very firm in visiting the church frequently. The following 24 % of the people is regarded as personal Christians. These people don’t typically read a bible, though they do accept the power of bible and God. They have a belief in doing good deeds, though not because of fear of church. This one is the biggest segment apropos followers. Another twenty-one % of the people believes themselves to be Christians though they don’t accept the faith or the religion itself. According to these people, Jesus isn’t quite necessary to reach deliverance.

Considering the vast majority of population being Christians in North America, there is presence of thousands of faith groups in the nation. Some of the most famous of these groups are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Roman Catholic Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Eastern Orthodox churches, Christian Science, Unification Church etc. To add to this list, several other faith groups fall under categories of conservative, liberal, progressive and mainline. The matter of fact is that all the groups mentioned above and many more are working towards the same end – belief in Christianity and spreading the wonders. Nevertheless, they consider only their own group members as true Christians.

Apart from the faith groups and sects described above, there is a large population of Americans who have not affiliated themselves with any particular sect and yet call themselves to be Christians. With such vastness and diversity, Christianity survives and makes for one of the most dominant religions on earth.

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