How did the Christian religion start?
When we read the Old Testament we see the beginning of the
nation of Israel.
Down through the centuries God dealt with Israel and formed them
into a people that became his chosen people and God told them many
times that a Messiah would come from them and for them.
In due time a Baby was born to Mary in the town of Bethlehem.
Mary was told that this Baby was the promised Messiah.
In order for you to understand this Messiah that came to earth
2000 years ago you need more background.
God told Mary that this Baby was His Son and that He would not
have a human father, but that God was His Father. (there was no
immoral happenings with the conception of Jesus in Mary's womb)
This Son of God dwelt with God the Father, and God the Holy
Spirit in Heaven. They were all three ONE God but in three persons,
and it was decided in eternity past that God the Son would come
down to earth and be born as a human so that He could "save" humans
from their sin.
When Jesus was born to Mary He became the God/Man because He was
fully God and Fully man.
In due time the Baby grew to manhood and preached the Kingdom to
Come, preformed miracles including raising people from the dead. He
did this to authinicate who He was.
At the time appointed by God Jesus went to the cross on Calvary
just outside the walls of Jeresalem and was crucified. As Jesus was
dying on that cross He took the sins of men upon Himself. After He
died He was put in a tomb and three days later He was risen to life
by God the Father (The Resurrection).
Jesus died for the sins of mankind but in order for you to be
"saved' and go to heaven you have to believe in Jesus Christ and
accept Him into your heart as your Lord, Master and Savior. As you
can see God started His plan for a Messiah to come into the world
in eternity passed. When Jesus died and was Resurrected that was
the beginning of Christianity and all persons of the world are
expected to come to God the Father through Jesus the Son and down
through the centuries many have been called by God to become His
I must add that the time for salvation is coming to a close with
each passing day.
Many believe that that day is very near. please consider Jesus
Christ and ask God to let you understand His plan of salvation. All
you have to do is believe to start this plan of action. 12345
Christianity is almost universally believed to have started with
the ministry of Jesus, or immediately following his death around 30
to 33 CE. However, some scholars believe that Christianity really
had quite different origins. For example:
Professor Alvar Ellegard (Jesus One Hundred Years Before
Christ, 1999) believes that the person of Jesus evolved from
the Essene "Teacher of Righteousness" who seems to have lived, if
he lived at all, more than 100 years BCE. G. R. S. Mead (Did
Jesus Live 100 B.C.?, 1903) sees references in the Talmud to
another Jesus, who lived around 100 BCE. He believes that the
parallels between this person in the Talmud and the Christian Jesus
are so strong that the earlier Jesus may have been the template for
the Christian story of Jesus.
Others see Christianity as evolving from Wisdom beliefs of the
time, or other sources.