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Christians believe in justification by faith - that through their belief in Jesus as the Son of God, and in his death and resurrection, they can have a right relationship with God whose forgiveness was made once and for all through the death of Jesus Christ.Aug 14, 2009

Christian history begins with the life and death of Jesus Christ and continues with the formation of the early Christian church, Emperor Constantine's Holy Roman Empire and the great schism into Eastern and Western Christianity.Jun 8, 2009

Christianity - 2.42 billionCatholic Church - 1.285 billion.Protestantism - 920 million.Eastern Orthodox Church - 270 million.Oriental Orthodoxy – 86 million.Restorationism and Nontrinitarianism - 35 million.Independent Catholicism - 18 million.Minor branches - 1 million.

t. e. The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christianity spread to all of Europe in the Middle Ages.

Charlemagne's crowning made the Byzantine Emperor redundant, and relations between the East and the West deteriorated until a formal split occurred in 1054. The Eastern Church became the Greek Orthodox Church by severing all ties with Rome and the Roman Catholic Church — from the pope to the Holy Roman Emperor on down.

Christian marriage is a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife. ... Conservative Christians consider marriage as the most intimate of human relationships, a gift from God, and a sacred institution.

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