Christianity Religion Facts and History
Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life as well as teachings of Jesus Christ presented in the New Testament. This religion is considered as the largest religion in the world with up to over 2.4 billion of adherents (Christians). Christianity followers or Christans believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God as well as the savior of humanity. Let's discover more about this religion to know what is christianity, christianity beliefs, faith, christian religion, history of Christianity, Orthodox Christianity, Gnostic Christianity. Religion Facts
Christianity Religion Facts and History
Jesus is also often referred to as the Messiah, or Christ.
Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that his coming was predicted in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Jesus' teachings and his life are documented in the New Testament of the Bible.
Christians believe that Jesus will return to earth in the Second Coming of Christ one day to judge humans for their sins and to grant eternal life to those who believe in and follow his teachings.
In Christianity religion, the word gospel is used to refer to the written accounts of Jesus' life.
More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
Pope Francis used to work as bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Ten Commandments are biblical principles of Christianity. Although different denominations have different interpretations, they have major similarities. Most interpretations prohibit murder, theft, adultery, blasphemy, and worshipping idols other than God. Keeping the Sabbath is also commonly observed.
The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the world today. Roman Catholics make up approximately half of the world's Christians.
There are approximately 800 million Protestant Christians worldwide today.
Approximately 160 million of the world's Christians are Orthodox.
Today there are approximately 6 million Christianity books in print.
Each year approximately 78.5 million Bibles are distributed worldwide.
The religious professionals of Christianity include priests, bishops, archbishops, patriarchs, pastors, ministers, preachers, and deacons.
Christian places of worship include churches, chapels, cathedrals, basilicas, and meeting halls.
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Many Christians believe in angels, devils, demons, the Holy Spirit, Salvation, Mary - Mother of Jesus, Purgatory, heaven and hell.
Christians believe in one God, essentially a trinity of Holy Spirit, Father, and Son.
Christians believe that the afterlife includes an eternal heaven or hell depending on whether the individual has faith in God, in Christ's resurrection, and how they lived their life and worshipped God.
Christian holidays include Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Good Friday, Easter, and All Saint's Day.
Christianity teaches that there are seven deadly sins including pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth.
Baptism in the Christian faith can have different meaning. Some believe it makes the person being baptized a member of the church while others believe it is linked to salvation or that it can strengthen a person's faith.
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Although Christianity is the largest religion in the world, and practiced in many countries around the world, it is mainly practiced in North America, South America, and in Europe.
Aside from Jesus Christ, other prominent figures of Christianity include Jesus' mother Mary, Abraham, the Apostle Paul, and John the Baptist.
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