Christianity

A religion of Christian faith

Christians

Christians are believers in Jesus Christ and his teachings. They worship Christ, the son of God named Jesus. Christians believe that Jesus came to Earth to spread the word of God. Jesus eventually sacrificed his life for his people. He was crucified on a cross for the sins of the people.

Church


A church is where Christians go to worship. Traditional churches have the same architecture. The nave is the main part of the church where all the people who come to worship sit. The aisles are the sides of the church. The transept, if there is one, is an area that crosses the nave near the top of the church. This makes the church shaped like a cross, which is a symbol of the belief that Jesus died on the cross. The chancel leads up to the altar at the top of the church. The altar is in the sanctuary. The word “sanctuary” means “sacred place”. The altar is usually at the east end of the church. People in the church sit facing the altar. Most churches have a tower or steeple, usually at the west end.

Comparisons of three religions.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are monotheistic religions, meaning they believe that there is only one God. All three religions believe that this God is the source of all that exists. God cares about everyone and everything, and wants peace on Earth. God is wise and provided rules for living a life with good intentions.