By Conner Glasgow
What is Christianity?
Christianity is a monotheistic religion founded by Abraham and it focuses of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. They have their roots in Judaism and share some of the same beliefs, but they branched off and formed their own religion
Christianity In Ancient Rome
Christianity during the Roman Empire's time was a frowned-upon religion. The Romans thought that the religion was different from theirs, as the Roman religion had multiple gods, they thought that only having one god was absurd and it went against what they believed in. If someone was discovered that they were Christian, they were to be thrown in the lion's pit to be executed
Where was Christianity started?
Christianity was founded in Southeast Asia. It's thought to have been founded in Israel and the areas around Israel. Soon, after Jesus' death on the cross by the Romans, people in Europe soon started to practice Christianity, but it was illegal to practice it during the early to middle Roman Empire, but when Emperor Theodosius I took the throne, he made Christianity the official religion of Rome
Map of the Spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire
Who do Christians Worship?
Christians worship both God and Jesus Christ. They think Jesus Christ was the son of God and God sent him down to Earth to help with the peoples' sins. In some denominations of Christianity, the practitioners think that Jesus is God in human form and it was God who helped the people with their sins
What is the Christian Holy Text?
The Christian holy text is called the Bible and it contains two sections called testaments. The Old Testament is the same as the Jewish Torah and it has the same things. The New Testament is only about the life of Jesus until his death and resurrection.
What are the 10 Commandments?
The 10 commandments were texts that had 10 orders by God that Christians were supposed to follow and obey. They are:
- I am the Lord thy God
- Thou shalt have no other gods
- No graven images or likenesses
- Not take the Lord's name in vain
- Remember the Sabbath Day
- Honour thy father and thy mother
- Thou shalt not kill
- Thou shalt not commit adultery
Where Do Christians Worship?
Christians worship in a church. During the beginning of Christianity, there was no church and the Romans destroyed every Christian church, but when Christianity became the official religion of Rome, churches could be found in almost every city and town. During the Middle Ages, the Church had a lot of power and the leaders acted as advisers to the king/lord
What Are Some Major Holidays in Christianity?
There are two major holidays in all denominations Christmas and Easter. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus
What is the Worship leader called?
There are many different titles for Christian worship leaders. The most common title is a pastor and many different denominations use it, like Baptist and Methodist. The Catholic worship leader is a priest
What is the Christian Holy City/Country?
The entire country of Israel is the holy country of both Judaism and Christianity. The country serves as the place of Jesus Christ's birth, death and resurrection. Bethlehem might be the Christian holy city due to it being the birthplace of Jesus