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Semi-protected edit request on 1 February 2015[edit]

Its main points include:

belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Holy Spirit the death, descent into hell, resurrection, and ascension of Christ the holiness of the Church and the communion of saints Christ's second coming, the Day of Judgement and salvation of the faithful.

Please include The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ 117.223.242.156 (talk) 11:42, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:58, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2015[edit]

Please change the following sentence:

The 2,834 sees[261] are grouped into 23 particular rites, the largest being the Latin Church, each with distinct traditions regarding the liturgy and the administering the sacraments.[262]

to:

The 2,834 sees[261] are grouped into 24 particular rites, the largest being the Latin Church, each with distinct traditions regarding the liturgy and the administering the sacraments.[262]

I am requesting this because Pope Francis added a new particular rite (the Eritrean Catholic Church) in 2015, so there is now the Latin rite plus 23 Oriental rites, for a total of 24 particular rites. This fact is documented in the [1] page.

206.108.7.131 (talk) 01:03, 22 February 2015 (UTC)Rick Lorenz

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 04:07, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
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Roots in Judaism[edit]

I was reading the lede and rest of the introduction today, and wondered at the lack of mention of Judaism / Jewish tradition and its impact on Christianity. Given that Jesus was a Jew and that many of his teachings, quotations and parables are rooted either in the Tanakh aka Old Testament or in Jewish tradition, it seems that at least a brief mention should be made. Jtrevor99 (talk) 23:16, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Anyone? If there is no opposition, or indeed even any conversation, on this, then I'll go ahead and add it. Jtrevor99 (talk) 19:16, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
It is mentioned in the first sentence that Christianity is a Abrahamic religion. That covers it. I guess people aren't commenting because it has been discussed to death. See the archives via the search tool at the top of this talk page. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 19:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I'd really like to know how I missed the rather obvious "Abrahamic" statement - three times. Whoops. Jtrevor99 (talk) 00:24, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Differences Between Christianity and Catholicism[edit]

A common theme I see on Wikipedia is that Christianity based on the Bible and and Catholicism are the same with minor discrepancies. This is not the case. While the Catholic church holds doctrine that lines up with the Bible, other doctrines held by the Catholic church so exceedingly differ from Scripture that Christianity and Catholicism can not be seen as the same with minor differences. For example, the infallibility of the pope while teaching, transubstantiation, and the rest of the sacraments ("rest" complementing transubstantiation; the infallibility of the pope while teaching is not a sacrament.)

I believe the difference needs to be expressed throughout when Catholicism is mentioned and a section about how Biblical Christianity and Catholicism differ is written. I can write this article, if need be.

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FegelAntics (talk) 06:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "What is Roman Catholicism?" Got Questions Ministries, n.d. Web. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2015].
Wouldn't that go in the Criticism of the Catholic Church article? This article is about Christianity in the broadest terms. It is not about how anyone thinks Christianity is suppose to be, but how it is. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 07:55, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Facepalm3.svg Facepalm Catholicism is a form of Christianity. Please don't make any edits relating to Catholicism, or add material based on your biases. Ian.thomson (talk) 10:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Christian denominational families[edit]

You are invited to a discussion regarding the naming and content of category:Christian denominational families found at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_March_10#Category:Christian_denominational_families. --Zfish118 (talk) 16:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

jonestown massacres and other sects[edit]

Should sects like jonestown and unusal sects preaching the coming of jesus in the year 2000 , rapture sects be included— Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.49.190.88 (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia operates off of due weight. Most of those are blip in across the planet for the past two millennia. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:54, 19 April 2015 (UTC)