My God - Non Conformist

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Former Principal of Aberystwyth Theological College and author Rev. Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts explains the link between the Welsh language and the non Conformist churches in Wales.

Christianity is the most popular religion in the world with over 2 billion adherents. 42 million Britons see themselves as nominally Christian, and there are 6 million who are actively practising. Jesus was the Messiah promised in the Old Testament.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God sent his Son to earth to save humanity from the consequences of its sins. One of the most important concepts in Christianity is that of Jesus giving his life on the Cross (the Crucifixion ) and rising from the dead on the third day (the Resurrection).

Christians believe that there is only one God, but that there are three elements to this one God: God the Father, God the Son, The Holy Spirit Christians worship in churches. Their spiritual leaders are called priests or ministers.

The Christian holy book is the Bible, and consists of the Old and New Testaments.

Christian holy days such as holy days Easter and Christmas are important milestones in the Western secular calendar.

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