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Ancestral sin. Ancestral sin (Greek: προπατορικὴ ἁμαρτία or προπατορικὸν ἁμάρτημα, more rarely προγονικὴ ἁμαρτία) is the object of a Christian doctrine taught by the Eastern Orthodox Church. Some identify it as "inclination towards sin, a heritage from the sin of our progenitors". But most distinguish it from this tendency that remains even in baptized persons, since ancestral sin "is removed through baptism". St. Gregory Palamas taught that, as a result of ancestral sin (called "original sin" in the West), man's image was tarnished, disfigured, as a consequence of Adam's disobedience. The Greek theologian John Karmiris writes that "the sin of the first man, together with all of its consequences and penalties, is transferred by means of natural heredity to the entire human race.
Since every human being is a descendant of the first man, 'no one of us is free from the spot of sin, even if he should manage to live a completely sinless day.' ... Roman Catholic Church See also Why is Jerusalem important to Jews Christians and Muslims. Universal Answers It is so important because it is where their faiths started and it contain holy lands.
God also chose Jerusalem as His own. Three religions in the world have chosen Jerusalem to be there holy land these are Muslims, Jews and Christians. Many people go there every year and there are many riots and arguments about people's religions. Jerusalem is very significant to all God's People and is considered Holy Land by the 3 major religions in the world, the Judaism, Islam and Christianity. These 3 religious groups came from one family, the family of Abraham. Jewish Answers Jerusalem has been the Jewish Capital since BCE 1500 when David Captured it from the Jebusites. It was destroyed in AD73 by the Romans who then expelled the Jews from the land. The Jews when they pray, wherever they are on the surface of the earth face towards Jerusalem. Jerusalem was named Jerusalem by King David when he made it the capital. The 'The Night Journey' was situated in Jerusalem. Christian Denominations. Brief History of Christian Denominations.
16KGoogle + For the first thousand years of Christian history, there were no "denominations" within the Christian church as there are today. Various offshoot groups certainly existed, but they were considered "heresies" and not part of the Christian church. Most were small and, until the 16th century, were never very influential. From the beginnings of Christianity through the Middle Ages, there was only one the catholic ("universal") church. Basically, if you did not belong to the Church, you were not considered a Christian. The first division within Christendom came in 1054 with the "Great Schism" between the Western Church and the Eastern Church. The next major division occurred in the 16th century with the Protestant Reformation.
With its emphasis on individual interpretation of scripture and a measure of religious freedom, the Reformation marked not only a break between Protestantism and Catholicism, but the beginning of denominationalism as we know it today. The Christian religion. Christianity: History, Beliefs of Christian Religion. Life of Jesus Christ. Quotes Pictures. The Kingdom (of Heaven) is inside you and it is outside you Split a piece of wood, and I am there Lift up the stone and there you will find me (The Gospel of Thomas) For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses neither will your father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
(Luke 14:11) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. Introduction to Christianity By number of adherents, Christianity is the major world religion of today. Christianity 2 billion Roman Catholicism: 1.1 billion Protestantism: 360 million Eastern Orthodoxy: 220 million Anglican: 84 million Other Christians: 280 million (Source of statistics: adherents.com, updated 2005) Sincerely, Karene Howie Etymology of Christ / Jesus St.