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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.

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There are around 210,000 Quakers in the world. Some do and some don’t consider themselves Christian.
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Quakers Clergy

Quakers do not believe a clergy is necessary to communicate with God.
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The Argument

Quakers believe all human beings can have a direct experience of God - they don't need priests to help them.[1] Therefore, they don't believe in a clergy and feel that all believers can minister to one another. They believe that priests and rituals are an unnecessary obstruction between the believer and God.[1]

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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/quakers_1.shtml

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