Is Christianity A Religion
Christianity (The christian religions as it is known) is the most popular religion in the world with well over 1 billion
followers. It is also the largest religion in Britain, with around 30
million people regarding themselves as nominally Christian; about 6 million
of these are actively committed to the faith. Christians are people who
believe that Jesus Christ, who lived in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago, was
the Son of God, and who follow his teachings and those of the Christian
churches that grew up after his death.
Oldest Christian religion focusses on the life, death and
resurrection of one person, Jesus Christ.
Christian Religion History
Background to life and death of Jesus Christ the story of his birth to a
virgin, Mary in a stable in Bethlehem is told in the writings of Matthew and
Luke in the New Testament. His birth is believed by Christians to be the
fulfilment of prophecies in the Jewish Old Testament which claimed that the
Messiah would deliver the Jewish people from captivity.
After the story of his birth, little is known about Jesus until he began
his ministry at the age of about 30. He then spent three years wandering
about as a teacher, healer and miracle worker. He taught in parables -
everyday stories which had divine message for those who would hear it. He
had twelve disciples whom he called to follow him and help him in his work.
Because of this, he upset the religious authorities in Palestine and was
handed over to the Roman authorities as a revolutionary. He was tried for
heresy, condemned and put to death by means of crucifixion.
According to a popular Christian religion beliefs, On the Sunday following his execution, some of his women disciples
discovered that the tomb into which his body had been placed was empty. And
Jesus then appeared to them, alive, as the Jesus they had known prior to his
death. These accounts of his resurrection appearances put about by his
believers, demonstrated to them that he had overcome death. He was seen by
many of his disciples and followers over the next few days before, according
to the Gospel accounts, he was taken up into heaven.