Christian

Set of pictures for a number of famous Christians from various fields

A Christian About this sound En-us-Christian.ogg  is a person who believes in Christianity, a monotheistic religion. Christianity is mostly about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, in the New Testament[1] and interpreted of prophesied in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.[2] Christianity is the world's largest religion, with 2.1 billion followers around the world.[1]

Christians consider the Holy Bible to be a sacred book, inspired by God. The Holy Bible is a combination of the Hebrew Bible, or Torah, and a collection of writings called the New Testament. Views on the importance of these writings vary. Some Christian groups prefer to favor the New Testament, while others believe the entire Bible is equally important. Also, while many Christians prefer to consider the Bible as true, inspired by God, not all groups believe that it is completely accurate. Some of these groups may think that the Bible is a collection of stories meant to show who God is, or even just the opinions of humans that reveal some commonly-believed truth.[source?]

The issue of "who is a Christian?" can be very controversial. Christians often disagree over this issue due to their differences in opinion on spiritual matters. It is not possible to provide a statement that all readers may agree with, therefore, a definition will not be provided. Even very traditional doctrines such as the belief that Jesus Christ is God, or that God consists of the Father, Son, and Spirit, are not common to people who claim Christianity as their religion.[source?]

Many Christians choose to go to church. Most Christians believe this to be a sign of their religious devotion to God and an act of worship. However, some Christian groups think that one can be a Christian without ever going to a church. Though there are many different viewpoints on the issue, most Protestants believe all Christians are part of the spiritual church of Christ, whether or not those Christians go to an actual church each week. On the other hand, Catholics believe that the Holy Catholic Church is the only true church.

In some Christian movements (especially Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism), to be a born-again Christian is to undergo a "spiritual rebirth"

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Christene
Alemannisch: Christ
العربية: مسيحيون
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܫܝܚܝܐ
azərbaycanca: Xristian
беларуская: Хрысціянін
български: Християни
català: Cristià
Cebuano: Kristohanon
čeština: Křesťan
Deutsch: Christ
English: Christian
Esperanto: Kristano
فارسی: مسیحی
føroyskt: Kristin
français: Chrétien
Frysk: Kristen
furlan: Cristian
Gàidhlig: Crìosdaidh
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kî-tuk-thù
한국어: 기독교인
हिन्दी: ईसाई
interlingua: Christiano
Kreyòl ayisyen: Kretyen
Кыргызча: Машаякчы
Ladino: Kristianos
Latina: Christianus
latviešu: Kristieši
lingála: Moklísto
македонски: Христијани
Malagasy: Kristianina
मराठी: ख्रिश्चन
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Gĭ-dók-dù
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ခရစ်ယာန်
Nederlands: Christen
Norfuk / Pitkern: Kreschen
norsk nynorsk: Kristne
پنجابی: مسیحی
Tok Pisin: Kristen
Plattdüütsch: Christ
português: Cristão
română: Creștin
русский: Христианин
संस्कृतम्: क्रैस्ताः
slovenčina: Kresťan
کوردی: کریستیان
српски / srpski: Хришћани
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Хришћанин
тоҷикӣ: Насронӣ
українська: Християни
اردو: مسیحی
Tiếng Việt: Kitô hữu
吴语: 基督徒
粵語: 基督徒
Zazaki: Xıristiyan
中文: 基督徒