# Christianity's Origin, History, Scripture, Belief, Festivals, Founder of Christianity Religion


Introduction

           All those persons who adheres to Christianity, are known as Christian or followers of Jesus Christ were first called "Christians" because their behaviour, activity, and speech were like Christ. The word "Christian" literally means, "belonging to the party of Christ" or a "follower of Christ".

             Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament.


Symbol Of Christianity:

* Cross - Symbol of Christianity

              The cross is the universal Christian symbol, acknowledged by all denominations as the single visual identifier of their faith. It reminds Christians that Jesus died on the cross to save them.

             Cross, the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians.

Jesus Christ

             Jesus Christ (c. 6/4 BCE - c. 30 CE), also called Jesus son of Joseph, Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus of Galilee or simply “Christ”, was a Jewish religious leader who became a central figure in Christianity, regarded by most Christian branches as God himself.

             According to the gospels, Jesus was crucifixion because the main charge against Jesus was that he claimed to be the king of the Jews. The Roman soldiers were mocking this idea when they dressed him in a purple robe and pressed a crown of thorns onto his head. This was also the charge written on the sign at the top of the cross.


Belief:

  • Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is one with God, and that he was sent here for our salvation. In John 10:30 (NIV translation), John the Apostle quotes Jesus as saying, "I and the Father are one."

  • Christians believe that God is the creator of all people, the world, the universe, and everything seen and unseen. This is based on various Bible passages, including the first chapter of the Bible's book of Genesis.

  • Christians believe that Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit of God and born through the Virgin Mary. As explained in Matthew 1:18 (NIV), "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit."

The main Christian scripture is:

* Holy Book "BIBLE"

             The Main Scripture of the Christianity is the "BIBLE". The Bible is a collection of texts sacred in Christianity. It is a collection of scriptures written at different times by different authors in different locations.Its name is derived from the Latin word biblia, which simply means "books". The Bible is widely considered to be the best selling book of all time. It has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies and has been a major influence on literature and history


Festivals:

  • Easter: Easter is a festival celebrated by Christians to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ

  • Christmas: celebrate the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

  • Good Friday: commemorates the death of Jesus.

Worship


             Christian worship involves praising God in music and speech, readings from scripture, prayers of various sorts and more.When praying, have some quiet time, and in a darkened room, light a candle to show your reverence for Him.

             Eating bread and wine together is a distinctive part of Christian worship because this is the way that Jesus asked his followers to remember him. For many Christians a service involving bread and wine (known as mass, communion, eucharist or a number of other names) is central to the way they are spiritually sustained.



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