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CHRISTIANITY. The religion established by Jesus Christ.
     2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394; 5 Binn. R.555; of New York, 8 Johns. R. 291; of Connecticut, 2 Swift's System, 321; of Massachusetts, Dane's Ab. vol. 7, c. 219, a. 2, 19. To write or speak contemptuously and maliciously against it, is an indictable offence. Vide Cooper on the Law of Libel, 59 and 114, et seq.; and generally, 1 Russ. on Cr. 217; 1 Hawk, c. 5; 1 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; 1 Barn. & Cress. 26. S. C. 8 Eng. Com. Law R. 14; Barnard. 162; Fitzgib. 66; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 524; 2 Str. 834; 3 Barn. & Ald. 161; S. C. 5 Eng. Com. Law R. 249 Jeff. Rep. Appx. See 1 Cro. Jac. 421 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; Cooke on Def. 74; 2 How. S. C. 11 ep. 127, 197 to 201.

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Roberts had been praying about the "failure" of mainstream Christianity when "I found myself, with unspeakable joy and awe, in the very presence of Almighty God.
Here again, Stoutzenberger begins with movements that have a closer affinity with mainstream Christianity, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and Jehovah's Witnesses, before moving to less Christocentric religions like Scientology and the new age movement.
Although emboldened by all the media attention, proponents of these views are fortunately far from mainstream Christianity. The problem is that Christians who do take seriously Christ's message of love are reluctant to gently--or not so gently--correct those hate-mongers masquerading as Christians.
In any case, Solovyov's thinking in this respect may be said to function inside the limits of mainstream Christianity and of Neoplatonic traditions.
It appeared that there was no place in mainstream Christianity for the spiritual explorations to which he felt himself called.
Lancaster suggests returning to Gnosticism as an alternative to this narcissistic and unholy mainstream Christianity. He provides a generous profile of the development of Gnosticism in first through the fourth centuries offering brief biographies of Gnostic leaders ranging from Valentinus to Marcion.
"Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century" is a look at major figures in mainstream Christianity who, according to author Hank Hanegraaff, are destroying modern Christianity by corrupting its verse to their own purposes, and departing wildly from the message of Christ.
In addition, Arians trace their ejection from mainstream Christianity to the Council of Constantine in 381; Assyrians (Nestorians) split off as a result of the Council of Ephesus fifty years later; then in 451 the Council of Chalcedon adopted positions on the person of Christ that were incompatible with the distinctive theologies of groups that became known as the Oriental Orthodox: the non-Chalcedonian Armenians, Copts, Ethiopians, Indian Orthodox, and Syrians (Jacobites).
Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers reveals the truth about the religious and spiritual sides of America's founders, many of whom had belief systems that were much more complicated than the mainstream Christianity of the era.
The Easter calendar is just one of several major issues that have separated the two wings of mainstream Christianity for centuries.