Christianity: The Sacraments

A sacrament is a Christian rite that helps to bring a person closer to God. The following are the seven sacraments. 1. Baptism: Integrating a newborn child into the Christian community. Water is poured over the baby. Most denominations do infant baptism, aside from Baptists, who believe only adults should be baptized. 2. Confirmation: A…

Christianity: East vs. West

The greatest split in the Church, known as the Schism of 1054, is between the Western and Eastern Church, based in Rome and Constantinople respectively. These two Churches had grown far apart over the centuries due to many factors, a few of which I have here. 1. Culture Clash: Culturally and politically very different. The…

Christianity: A Tale of Two Cities

In the beginning there was only one Church. But through the centuries differences in thought have brought about various sects. Because I have been more exposed to the Catholic and its Protestant offshoots, my research revolves around these two, with other sects splitting off. So when I say Church, I mean specifically what would eventually…

Christianity: The Fall and Redemption of Man

A question that may arise after learning about the trinity is that if Jesus is God, why does he even need to human? Why have the dual nature of being human and divine at the same time? To understand this, one must know about Original Sin, which was the act of Adam and Eve eating…

Christianity: The Trinity

The Trinity is the foundation of belief in Christianity. But to many non-Christians, it can seem like a confusing concept. I’ve attempted to break it down. Disclaimer: Scholars and theologians study this for all this lives, so obviously I am not at that level. I’m going to explain this as best as I can in…

Christianity: Jesus Christ

As a young Muslim many years ago, I remember I was shocked when I learned that even Muslims believed in Jesus, also known as Isa in Arabic (Peace Be Upon Him). Muslims believe in Jesus’ miraculous powers, the virgin birth from his righteous mother Mary (Peace Be Upon Her), and even his Second Coming. In…