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  1. Different religious traditions categorize the seventeen verses of Exodus 20:1–17 and their parallels in Deuteronomy 5:4–21 into ten commandments in different ways as shown in the table. Some suggest that the number ten is a choice to aid memorization rather than a matter of theology.

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    Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.It is the world's largest religion, with about 2.8 billion followers, representing one-third of the global population.

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    Etymology. The English word "Christmas" is a shortened form of "Christ's Mass".The word is recorded as Crīstesmæsse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131. Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), "Messiah", meaning "anointed"; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist.

  4. Christianity shares a number of beliefs and practices with other religions, particularly Judaism and Islam. With Judaism and Islam, Christians believe in one God, who created the universe and all that is in it. All believe that this God is active in history, guiding and teaching his people.

  5. Jun 30, 2011 · Guide to Christianity, the world's largest religion, including beliefs, celebrations, guides to the different Churches and famous Christians.

  6. Jun 25, 2019 · The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the sacraments of initiation, is a believer's entrance into the Catholic Church. Catholics believe that through baptism, we are cleansed of original sin and receive sanctifying grace , the life of God within our souls.

  7. For one thing, some of the terms are defined differently by different religious groups. For permutations of meaning, see the OED or some other authoritative dictionary. Pax. Maeve on January 27, 2010 12:27 am. @bad tim, The word did have different meanings and there are different theories as to why Christians called the nonbelievers by that word.