16 Mar Amazing facts about Christianity
The Bible without a doubt is one of the most amazing things about Christianity. Did you know that the Bible is not just one book, but an amalgamation of over sixty-six books? Such texts and scriptures are meant to guide every believer throughout his journey of faith. Amongst these sixty-six books, the initial 39 texts are considered as the Old Testament since it formulates the Bible for Judaism. Judaism is different in its core belief that Christ is not considered the ultimate savior. However, Christians do revere the Old Testament as it mentions the rising of Christ in the next set of texts or the New Testament. The final 27 books formulate the New Testament and are particularly praised by its believers.
The Four Gospels
The four gospels are the initial four texts of the New Testament which account the details about the life, death, and resurrection of the savior, Jesus Christ, as narrated by four various individuals. Mathew, a young Jewish tax collector, recounts the timeline of Christ and spreads the savior’s prophecies, and was later determined as one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Mark was a young writer who narrates his tales of following Jesus when he was a teen. Luke was a physician who wrote down the accounts and details of eyewitnesses and became a follower post Christ’s death. John narrates his details somewhat differently and is known as one of the apostles who ceased to die. Although certain contradiction exists between each tale, all share commonality among the fact that Jesus appeared, died and rose from the dead.
Churches and denominations
Records indicate that are over 33,800 denominations of Christianity available, while over 113,000 churches exist in the United States. The five main types of Christian church include Roman Catholic, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Anglican.
Languages of Christianity
The Old Testament of texts was primarily written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, whereas books of the New Testament were written in Greek.
The Resurrected Saviour
Did you know that Christianity is the only religion in the world where its savior has risen from the dead?
The cost of Christianity
Not everyone and every nation accept the faiths and principles of Christianity. Often times, Christianity is considered the most persecuted religious belief in the entire world since being a believer and residing in nations such as North Korea, Egypt, Qatar, and Afghanistan can get you abducted and ultimately killed.
Christianity is followed in Antarctica
It is quite intriguing to know that the majority of the population follows Christianity and even has several churches established in the nation.