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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less

Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

Protestants - points of difference Show more Show less

There are approximately 1 billion Protestant adherents worldwide or about 37% of all Christians. A Protestant is an adherent of any Christian bodies that separated from the Church of Rome during the Reformation, or of any group descended from them.
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Protestant Holy books

Protestants place most of their belief in the Bible, without the reverence for church tradition that Catholicism or Orthodoxy have.
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The bible is the highest source of authority for Protestants in contrast to church tradition which holds sway for Catholics and Eastern Orthodoxy.[1] Some, such as Presbyterians, also use the Confession of Faith.

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  1. https://www.learnreligions.com/comparing-christian-denominations-beliefs-part-1-700537

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