Christianity is a religion in my opinion. A hindu could say "hinduism isn't a religion because it's a relationship with our spiritual gods." But every belief system that involves a moral way of living and a spiritual force is a religion. Christianity is definitly about our relationship with God, but there's nothing wrong with saying it's a religion because it is and it's our religion. Religion is a good thing, it's keeps the soul in ballence :)
Christian is a general term, a "term" not a religion. Religion is the denomination like "Babtist," "Catholic," "Lutheran" and a "Christain" can be any of those or none-because it is very simply someone who is a believer believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord & savior. :)
I hope that answers -a simple explanation, but hope it will suffice.
Well lets be honest it is a religion if we use the definition, "a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values". Christianity requires both a "work" AND a relationship
there are rules, rituals, and lifestyles that Christians are expected to keep. We are asked to go to church, pay ties, help the poor, show love/charity...etc, so it does require some works
However it is also not about have a "relationship" with him because Jesus said that if we love him then we will OBEY his commandments. Satan has a "relationship" with God but he doesn't obey the rules
What makes Christianity different is because the promise of "heaven" is not promised if you follow all the rules and do everything "by the book". God wants us to have a relationship with him, not because of what he gives us now or later, but because we appreciate the fact that he loves and provides for us
Its not wrong to call Christianity a religion, so long as you know that it takes more then following the rules of the bible to get into heaven. God wants you to WANT to worship him and do his good will, he doesn't want a heartless robot.
If you have any questions just ask, hope this helps
I believe Christianity is a faith more than anything. Saying it's a religion puts it in the same boat with Hinduism, Islam, and other religions created by man. Christianity, also known as The Way, is God-created and spread by man through the Holy Spirit. Calling it a faith singles it out, makes it different, because God is a real thing and He did send His Son to die for us. I guess you could say it's the greatest kind of faith you could have. :3
I don't think Christianity is a religion. It's a faith. It's THE way of life (Jesus). Also, when it comes to belief in God, I also think that believing includes having faith, feeling that & love/wanting/needing to worship. For example, you can say that u believe that God exists. That's different, cuz there's more to it than believing in Him. It means whole-heartedly.
In most religions its all about what you do , and outward things but christianity deals with the heart,you cant please God with works...... and God doesn't force us to do things ,we do it from our heart ....in Christianity youre not a christian because you are born in a christian home you're a christian when you realize what you 've done in you heart and sincerely change