- Identify the most common and popular religions in the United States
- Christian denominations in the U.S. are usually divided into three large groups: Evangelical, Mainline Protestant and Roman Catholic.
- The mainline Protestant Christian denominations were brought to the U.S. by its historic immigrant groups; for this reason they are sometimes referred to as heritage churches.
- Other parts of the world have different widespread beliefs. Islam, for example, dominates the Middle East.
- Roman Catholicism: The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world’s largest Christian church, with more than one billion members worldwide.
- Mainline Protestantism: Mainline Protestant (also sometimes called “mainstream American Protestant”) are certain Protestant churches in the United States that comprised a majority of Americans from the colonial era until the early 20th century.
- evangelicalism: Protestant movement basing its theology almost entirely on Scripture, which is held to be inerrant.
- a belief in the need for personal conversion (or being “born again”)
- some expression of the gospel
- a high regard for Biblical authority
- an emphasis on the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Worldwide Muslim Population: As the map shows, certain regions are dominated by widespread beliefs.
Christian Flag at Covenant Presbyterian Church: The Christian flag displayed with the flag of the USA; note the finials on the flag poles. This is next to the pulpit and baptismal font in Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, California, USA;