By: S. Iyer Period 1

What Is Christianity

Christianity is one of the main monotheistic religions in the Middle East. It's followers are called Christians. Christians believe in the declaration of faith to God with Salvation, being forgiven of your sins against Jesus Christ, the son of God who died for the sake of man's sins. He rose again three days later and received eternal life in heaven. Christians also believe in baptism, which marks a Christian's entrance into church and the Holy Communion, where people share bread and wine to remember Jesus's Last Supper (His last meal with his followers before he was crucified. Christians worship in a church. Every church has a worship leader which can go under titles such as minister, preacher, priest, and pastor. The church hierarchy consists of the bishop, cardinal, and pope. The Christian holy book is called the Holy Bible which includes the old testament, which talks about God, how He should be worshiped, and commandments which talk about how you should live and treat others. It also includes the Gospel, which tells the story of Jesus's life. Christians celebrate two major holidays : Christmas and Easter. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus and Easter celebrates the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. The holy sites of Christianity are the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (where Jesus was crucified) and Bethlehem (the site of Jesus's birth).

Besides God, a common figure to all three religions was Abraham. He was the origin of all three monotheistic religions of the Middle East. All three religions also believe that there is only one God and there can't be another.

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