There are a number of Christian Churches with different names but essentially they are all concerned with the same thing, the spreading of the word of God and the salvation of souls. Their theology, prayer, worship and activities are centered on one core belief, that Jesus Christ came to save sinners through His death and resurrection.
The term “church” was derived from the word “Ecclesia” which means “assembly.” The common practices in a Christian Church include prayer, worship, Bible study, fellowship and preaching. They even have their own traditions that are not part of the regular Church schedule.
Those practicing Christianity come from many different cultures, backgrounds and walks of life. They may be agnostics, atheists, members of other religions or even Buddhists. Even people from an entirely different faith can enjoy a religious experience, because the Christian Church has something for everyone.
In addition to its very broad membership, the Christian Church is also home to people who are not Christians. For instance, the orthodox Jewish denomination, the Orthodox Church, actually excludes the Christians from attending services and providing aid to their needy members. Likewise, Muslims are forbidden from carrying out prayers in mosques or the Ka’bah. Nevertheless, both these people and the non-Christian followers are calling to make sacrifices in the name of their religion.
The Christian Church has also been known to adopt some different denominations into its fold. So you may find the followers of some Catholic denominations, such as the Catholic Church or the Jesuits, in a Christian Church.
Some of the most well-known denominations in the Christian Church are Roman Catholicism, the Church of England, and the Baptist Churches. However, there are now an increasing number of Protestants in the Church. They are all part of the Christian Church and come together to celebrate church gatherings and celebrations, like the Sunday service.
The New Testament was written by the followers of Jesus Christ who lived at first in Galilee. People from these communities were then scattered across the globe, including to Spain, Rome, Egypt, North Africa, and even India. They met on a regular basis to share their experiences and thoughts with each other.
The Bible was written to help the followers of Jesus to understand the way of salvation. It was a revelation of the truth about His life, teachings and life after His death.
Since the existence of the Christian Church, various forms of Christianity have evolved in the course of time. They are: Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, Catholicism, Anglicanism, the Anglican Communion, Orthodoxy, Baptistism, Mormonism, the Orthodox Churches, Orthodox Judaism, Congregationalism, Universalism, Universal Theism, and Gnosticism. Each form has different teachings and philosophies.
Like most churches, the Christian Church has three main phases. First, there is the community phase, second is the doctrine phase and finally, the charismatic phase. One of the primary aspects of the new religion is the doctrine phase, where the followers learn to follow Jesus Christ as their example.
The charismatic phase allows the church to encourage its members to do work in the Christian world. This includes bringing the message of the Christian religion to others, to spread the word of God, and to minister to those who have already experienced the experience of conversion. The doctrine phase, which is known as the preparatory phase, is actually a period of quiet reflection before the beginning of the “moment of time” in which the disciples are gathered for the beginning of the ministry.
The Christian Church offers a rich and vibrant experience for its followers. It is a life of commitment, for those who are believers, those who are unbelievers, and the whole world.