The Christian Religion Truly Helps Find God Through His Son Jesus Christ
The Christian Religion is the worlds largest religion. As of the early 21st century it is estimated that 2.2 billion people follow Jesus Christ through one of the many Christian denominations; this representing about one quarter to a third of the worlds population.
So what is Christianity about and why do so many people choose to follow Jesus and attain their path to God through him?
These questions and many more will hopefully be answered through the pages of
Christianity is a monotheistic religion which means that a Christian believes in only one God. The Christian Religion is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as can be found in the gospel and other writings of the New Testament. The scriptures demonstrate that Jesus is the Son of God; God coming to earth in human form through his Son and becoming the saviour of all.
There are reportedly between 30,000 and 40,000 Christian denominations but the three largest are The Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and the various Protestant churches.
The Christian roots date back to the mid 1st century through the Jewish sect. Starting in the Eastern Mediterranean area , it grew to become the dominant religion of the Roman Empire by the 4th century. Most of Europe became Christian nations during The Middle Ages and the Christian religion was fast developing into a large minority religion in countries of the Middle East and North Africa as well Ethiopia and India. Through missionary work and colonisation, Christianity spread to the Americas, Australasia and eventually the rest of the world.
The Christian belief is that Jesus is the Messiah as prophesised in the Old Testament. The name "Christ" comes from the Ancient Greek "Khristos"; translated means "anointed one". The Christian ecumenical creeds form the foundation of Christian theology. These contain widely held beliefs that "Jesus suffered, died, was buried and then resurrected from the dead to open up heaven to those who believe and trust in him for the remission of their sins". It is also believed that Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right-hand of God the Father. Most denominations of the Christian faith teach that Jesus will return again to judge the living and the dead thus granting eternal life to those that truly follow.
All those that follow the
call the message of Jesus Christ the Gospel and refer to early written accounts of him as gospels.
Gospel means "good news" and it is hoped that through the many informative pages of
much good news can be announced to all.
How fantastic is that?