The basic tenet of Christianity
1. Identify and explain the basic tenet of Christianity that you find most distinctive, meaning the one that is most disimilar to the religious beliefs and practices of the other religious traditions we have studied. [The three basic tenets are Incarnation, Atonement, and the Trinity]
Be sure to:
- Discuss the major ideas that characterize this tenet
- Explain why it distinctive, providing examples of the ways it is disimilar to other traditions
2. Then, consider the beliefs or concepts in the other religious traditions we have studied that most resemble, or are similar in some way, to this tenet.
- Be sure to:
- Discuss the major ideas that characterize these similar beliefs or concepts
- Explain why it is similar or resembles the tenet you discuss, providing examples of the ways it is similar to the beliefs or concepts of the other religious tradition(s).
Christianity forms more than a third of the world’s population. Unlike many other religious denominations, Christianity is distributed across all continents in varying percentages. Christianity originates from the teachings of Jesus Christ and the religion recognizes the holy divinity comprised of God the Father, God the son and God the holy spirit. The three basic tenets in Christian faith include Atonement of sins, the Trinity and incarnation.
In Christianity, incarnation tenet holds that Jesus Christ, the second pillar in the holy trinity, became humanly flesh. Through the incarnation, Christians believe that Jesus became God the son and was conceived through the power of God the holy spirit into the womb of the Virgin Mary (Smith,1991). The Christian doctrine holds that Godly power assumed humanly life and nature through which humanity was saved, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Christian tenet is very different from other religions of the world.