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Christianity is a fascinating world religion that grows in importance everyday. There are many things about this faith that interests people around the world. For example, the history, philosophy and its relevance in today's society makes the religion fascinating. When did this interesting belief all start? Have you ever wondered what happened if you lived when Jesus was around?

Christianity started 2000 years ago when Jesus the son of God was born. Christians believe in only one God, but there are three ways he is presented. They are God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit. Three main groups of Christians make up the religion: Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants.

Jesus was killed after he was nailed to the cross. Three days after his death, Christians believe that his death showed how much God loves the world with his resurrection. Christians also believe that there is another life after passing away.

And because of his death, they consider that their sins can be forgiven.

Over time the church ran into challenges. From Luther and his thesis, to other reformations, the church held its ground. They did not allow for much change, nor did the times bring any new ideas or beliefs.

But, this all changed in the 18th century during the Enlightenment. It caused a major change in the way religion was thought of in the world. It changed the way people thought about God and gave them a new concept of life. The enlightenment opened the doors for new movements and new religions. God was now seen as a more manageable God.


Christian beliefs are recorded in the Bible. The Bible is divided into two sections which are called The Old Testament and The New Testament. The Old Testament is divided...