Christianity is a term generally referring to that Christian faith based on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament Scriptures. The word Christian simply means "follower of Christ," first used in the New Testament in Acts 11:26: "And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians." Christianity is a monotheistic faith, believing in only one God. However, based on the teaching of the Bible, God has been revealed as a Trinity of persons, not to be mistaken as a belief in three gods.

Christianity regards the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) as the inspired word of God and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. Early extra-biblical definitions of the Christian faith are expressed in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.


Basic beliefs of the Christian faith

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Variations in beliefs

Christians have varying beliefs on predestination, baptism, the certainty of the believer's perseverance, the modern role of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, church government, and other things. Christians practice varying degrees of separation, but are all of one Spirit and one Bride.

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History and origins

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Christian evangelism and Christian internet evangelism

Since its inception, Christianity has seen a consistent and dramatic increase in its number of adherents.^[1]^^[2]^ In the 1940's, the Lausanne Movement was started in order to help Christendom evangelize globally with greater effectiveness and thousands of Christian leaders from around the globe meet regularly to increase the effectiveness of Christian evangelism.^[3]^

Christian Internet evangelism

see also: Internet evangelism

Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) is one of the world's largest Christian 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.^ [4]^

YouTube Internet evangelism

YouTube reaches a lot of people and the YouTube search engine is the second largest search engine in the world.^[5]^ At YouTube, Christians and Christian creationists have faced problems with atheist/evolutionist cyberbullies, but they have developed methods to overcome this problem.

Branches and denominations

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