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Are Scientologists Christians? I've had some doubts in my faith recently and after talking to a guy at college I am interested in finding out more about Scientology. Are they a Christian faith? What do they believe about Jesus?

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I know that in Chicago there is a very large church that is a church of scientology. On the building it says, Jesus Christ, Scientist. I do not know a lot about scientology but seeing this phrase on the building makes me think that they do believe in Jesus Christ, which may mean that it is a form of Christianity.

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There is a simple litmus test to determine whether something is a Christian denomination or not. 

Ask him what happens when we die.

The Christian answer is VERY straightforward, and if it doesn't look exactly like this, it's not a Christian denomination:

If you have genuinely believed in...

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They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

   21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

   24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

 

Romans 1:19-25

 

 

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If we define a Christianity as a religion that claims to follow teachings and ideas of Jesus Christ, then Scientology is not a part of Christianity. The basic philosophy and practices of Scientology does not depend in any way on acceptance of  Jesus Christ as either their spiritual guide or Son of God.

Scientologists may decide to stop believing in and practicing any other religion. This does not mean that people who believe in Scientology cannot be a formal member of Christianity or some other religion. As a matter of fact in most of the countries in the world Scientology is recognized as a religion at all.

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