Where did Christianity come from and where does it exist today?
Chrisitianity began in Israel and specifically in Jerusalem by the followers of Jesus Christ. Due to persecution, they expanded into Asia and that is when they became known by the name "Christians".
Christianity exists in various forms throughout the world and primarily in Europe, North and South America.
Christianity exists in various forms throughout the world and primarily in Europe, North and South America.
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Milkman, we used to get milk delivered to the house every day . (Milkmen still deliver milk in many places!)
Witchcraft or the Craft is one of many forms of Paganism. Paganism is an umbrella term encompassing but not exclusive to: Asatru/Norse; Blended as in (Christo-pagan, Judeo-pagan, etc); Celtic (Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Faerie, Druidism); Ceremonial Magic (Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian); Eclect…ic; Egyptian; Esoteric; Italian/Strega; Shamanism (North American, South American, European, Asian); Voudoun/Santeria; Wicca (Gardnerian, Dianic, Alexandrian, Solitary, Family Tradition) ( Full Answer )
Answer Church, every Sunday morning. Another Answer A lifelong relationship with someone you love is nota one hour a week thing. It is 100% of the time that we can knowHim and walk with Him and experience His leading, directing,teaching and (ouch) correction. The word of God, much disrespected tod…ay in some Christian circles,is one of Jesus' primary methods of teaching us about Himself. Ittells us specifically how we may know Him. Obedience is stressed ina number of places: John 14:21 (King James Version) 21He that hath my commandments, andkeepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shallbe loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifestmyself to him. If we're not ready to follow and obey the HolySpirit is grieved. As Tozer said 'Truth will not give itself to arebel' and 'If you're disobeying Jesus Christ you can't expect tobe enlightened.' Further to this, Jesus encourages people to seek Him: Matthew 7:7-8 (King James Version) 7Ask, and it shall be given you;seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. John 6:37 (King JamesVersion) 37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and himthat cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. It must also be saidthat all this is possible because everyone is able to know Jesusbecause we have been made that way -to seek after God. This ispossible because everyone has sufficient light to know Jesus, whois Himself the light of the world. John 1:9 (King James Version) 9That was the true Light, whichlighteth every man that cometh into the world. Another View: I think a Christian should already know Jesus. If you are aChristian and you don't know Jesus then you should ask yourself whyis it you call yourself a Christian. According to the Bible aChristian is a person who has seen that their relationship with Godis broken - because of sin - and because of this brokenrelationship they will face condemnation. But then God has made away for them to restore their relationship with Him, that isthrough believing Jesus died and took their condemnation on Himself(followed by repentance and baptism) . Believe this and God says"when you beleive in Christ, God will put his stamp of ownership onyou by giving you the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the guarantee thatyou shall receive what God has promised his people", - Ephesians 1:13,14 ( Full Answer )
People are selfish, both as individuals and as groups. So, one group attacks another group in order to have more land or other resources for themselves. It's very simple. Although the justifications that they invent may be very complicated. God's will is the favorite. God is always on our side, let …us remember. ( Full Answer )
Yes, God still sends dreams and their interpretations today. I myself have had maybe 5-8 in the past year and a half. Note, however, that in the Bible non Christians had dreams from God. For example, as you mentioned, the dreams of the baker, the wine tester and Pharaoh were all presented to Joseph,… who asked the Lord for an interpretation. If you have dreams that come true, you should ask God to show you what to do with them. Sometimes you are supposed to pray for or against the things in the dream, sometimes He is showing you so that you can take action one way or another. Sometimes you need to share the dream with someone. And sometimes, God just likes to tell you stuff, just because. He is a good Father. Note that not all dreams are from God. Some are, some are from your own subconcious, and some can be from the enemy. Prayer for discernment is important. God bless your gift! ( Full Answer )
About 2009 years--(as of 1/16/2009). The current system of dates where the years are denoted "C.E" or "B.C.E" refer to the Christian Era (now Common Era)
In Christianity we believers are tested and purified so we can become pure as gold. The Christian life is not a bed of roses, as the Bible says. This is also there in our lives to trust our faith. Developing this Christianity holds that suffering is the result of human sin. The world is not the… way that God created it and because of that, all are vulnerable to the effects of sin in the world. Why does one person suffer and another does not? Why do catastrophes happen to some and not to others? It is because sin is in the world. But there will come a day when the Lord will return and cleanse this world of all sin and all suffering. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away," (Rev. 21:4). Now with regards to why God lets innocent people suffer, well this is the most difficult question for Christians to answer and according to the Christian Scholar C.S. Lewis, atheism's most potent weapon against the Christian faith. How can a God of love permit war, sickness, pain and death, especially when those who feel it most are apparently innocent? This either presents us with a God of love who is indifferent to human suffering, or a God of power who is helpless to do anything about it. And yet here is where fact must be acknowledged no matter how harsh it sounds, just as humans are superior in terms of rationality, so to are the all capable of sin and lets face it every person has sinned at some stage so they are not innocent are they? Since "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), there is no one who has the right to freedom from God's wrath on the basis of his own innocence. Now this is the bit that hurts me to acknowledge but as far as babies are concerned, they are sinners by nature, they are human and so have original sin and as such will inevitably make sinful choices. Now I do not use this to claim that sick people are sick as punishment, disabled people etc, how could I as that is not in keeping with a loving God, but what me must acknowledge is that they were not wrapped up in some divine bubble and kept from sickness etc because they were sinners. Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was the only truly 'innocent' and 'righteous' man in all history, suffered more than anyone else who ever lived, and how was the son of God able to suffer? He was completely human and so from what I have already said was able to suffer. I mean what use would it have been for Jesus to hang from the cross unable to feel pain, what good would that have done? None. . Catholic Answer The definition of evil is a lack of God. God created everything in the world, and called it good. Anything that has being or existence is good. God created angels and men with free will so that they could choose. They do not always choose God, when they choose something other then God, they are committing sin and evil enters in. Think of it like this: if God was the sun shining in the sky, now, turn around, away from the sun. What do you see? A shadow. The shadow is NOTHING, it is an absence of light. That is what evil is. The devil, himself, was created good, it was only when he turned away from God and in on himself that he became evil. The only one who has existed forever is God; he is the only beginning of everything, and he created only what is good. The Bible reveals to us a God who is pleased because he has created everything beautiful and good, with the goal of life and happiness. Evil entered the world when God willed to create beings of extraordinary greatness because he made them intelligent and free. Freedom, both for angels and for men, is an irreplaceable greatness. Evil came into being because first an angel and then man abused this gift of God. Therefore, evil did not always exist. It originated when some of the angels rebelled against their Creator. Even then, God manifested His divine mercy and wisdom, because, even though he tolerates evil--he never rejects his creatures--nor does he take away their power to harm others--he is able to bring about good from evil. Therefore, even though diseases, suffering, persecutions, perfidy, and all the evil in the world did not originate with God, he can use them for our sanctification and, therefore, for our own good. ( Full Answer )
The answer to this question largely depends on how you define "IT". Most would assume that you mean I nformation T echnology, but even so, it is makes a big difference whether (or not) you want to limit it to the mechanical or electronic processing of information. To give some important exam…ples, in1889 Herman Hollerith was awarded a patent for "An Electric Tabulating System " which was later used to process the results of the 1890 US Census (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Hollerith#Electronic_tabulation_of_data for more details). [An interesting footnote is that the 80 column punched card and its coding system (of course called the "Hollerith code") became the standard source of high speed computer/human interaction with mainframe computer systems in the 1960&70's (and beyond? I personally stopped working w/punched cards in 1983, so I don't know).] [more trivia: In the same way that the width of the wagon axles that prevailed on the Roman Empire's road network lead to being the width of standard gauge axles used on European and American railways, the 80 columns of Hollerith's census cards also lead to being the standard width of computer screens those same computer systems.] If you want to limit yourself to electronic, programmable, general purpose computers, I would chose the ENIAC which was completed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. For a great writeup on this issue, see: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm ( Full Answer )
Christians believe that the Bible is truth and the Bible tells us that God made everything. Christians believe that dinosaurs existed with men and were created at the same time. In the book of Job , two dinosaurs are mentioned and Job records the voice of God, reminding Job that men are afraid of t…hem and cannot tame them. 2nd Answer: Yes, some Christian faiths believe Bible the bible is all about true events. Others, like many if not most of the mainstream churches in America today believe that there are parts of the Holy Bible, like the book of Job, that are mythical or legendary in nature, and that both of the different descriptions of God creating the universe and Earth, are simply simple stories that the early wandering tribes could understand. This is substantiated by the two different stories of creation in the book of Genesis . . . it can easily be interpreted that the story passes along in two different paths - tribe to tribe - and most likely they both changed from the original story at some point. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world--Christianity is a relative newcomer--"only" about 2000 years. Hinduism is thousands of years older.
It seems you have a better chance of winning big bets than to discover any country which Jesus has never been prayed to in. But it is possible that churches are illegal in some countries and people pray elsewhere in secret. Some people think freedom of speech and religion in USA means the governmen…t cannot allow praying, which is a stupid mistake, because they cannot legally forbid nor force praying. ( Full Answer )
There is literally a countless amount, especially because there were some societies where Christians were in hiding, also, there is pretty much no possible way of keeping track of those who convert, etc. So there is definitely a ton.
It was taken there by Europeans who basically took over Africa. Answer Although Christianity spread across the more inaccessible parts of Africa because of European missionaries, it was in parts of Africa long before that - in the first century to be precise. We read in Acts of Philip the Apost…le converting an official in the Ethiopian Court. The Church in Ethiopia traces its roots way back to this time. In addition the Church in Egypt is one of the oldest established Christian Churches in the world and was founded again way back in the times of th early Church. ( Full Answer )
Many still lived in Christianity today.They follow the teaching of Christ,but many also although they are Christians,they act as not Christians,they are like pagans.Many of them allow abortion and immorality.It is not a Christian way of life.Christians today account more than 2 billion but few perce…ntage are church goers.Church strongly encourage especially the Catholics to bring the lost sheep of the church.The devil today are strongly ruin the souls and many are put into hell with many regrets.\n ( Full Answer )
Much many un-urbanized countries are very "frontier-like". Much of Canada is unsettled and unexplored, not to mention most of Brazil, and other countries in South America. However, the two last "true" frontiers are the oceans and space.
FERA stands for Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and it was another program that was part of Roosevelt's New Deal during the Great Depression in the US. It was established as a result of the Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933. FERA does not exist today because it was terminated in 1935, a…nd its work was taken over by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and the Social Security Board. ( Full Answer )
The CCC was part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal plan during theGreat Depression in the US. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)was a public work relief program for unemployed men, providingvocational training through the performance of useful work relatedto conservation and development of natural… resources in the USstarting in 1933. The CCC was designed to aid relief of the unemployment resultingfrom the Depression while implementing a general natural resourceconservation program on federal, state, county, and municipal landsin every US state, including the territories. The CCC was never considered a permanent program, so it depended onemergency & temporary legislation for its existence. It doesn'texist today because Congress voted to eliminate funding for the CCCin June of 1942, which formally ceased active operation of theprogram. There is a California Conservation Corps modeled after the CCC butfor 18-25 year olds. It was started in 1976 by Governor JerryBrown. He said it was to be "a combination Jesuit seminary, Israelikibbutz, and Marine Corps boot camp. 120,000 people have been partof it since then although it has been scaled back recently do tofunding cuts. ( Full Answer )
Yes, but they are mostly ceremonial. They do not have much political control, however, Queen Elizabeth II of England is the head of the Angelican Church of England.
Yes, this act still exists today. It has grown from its small roots when it was first approved by F.D.R. to a company which provides local citizens with an extensive structure of electricity.
Yes a number of countries still have a monarch Europe: Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Untied Kingdom Africa: Morocco, Lesotho and Swaziland Asia (including the Middle East): Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Thailand Oceania: Tonga If you include all hereditary heads of st…ate then you must include: Japan (Emperor), Brunei (Sultan), all the Arab states in the Arabian Gulf, Luxenbourg, Monaco and Lichtenstein. ( Full Answer )
The attitudes that exist in Christianity are the attitudes and the characteristics Jesus has. For example kind,tenderhearted, forgiving, loving, merciful stuff like that. To be a christian means to be Christ like. But to be a christian you must be saved.
Two gymnosperms that exist today are the pine tree and the spruce tree. You can include virtually all other cone bearing trees and shrubs because this is essentially the definition of a gymnosperm - i.e. they are seed bearing plants that do not flower. The seeds are borne upon the scales of cones. … Angiosperms, on the other hand, produce flowers followed by some type of a "fruit" which encases the seed or seeds. By "fruit" I am referring to the botanical definition (not the common one) which includes many things commonly called "vegetables", such as beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. ( Full Answer )
The word "Taino" means "good" or "noble" and it's rightfully so because no Spaniard ever saw these Indians fighting among themselves. They were a peaceful and generous people. At the end of the fifteenth century, they were divided into five tribes and on the verge of modern civilization and a centra…lized government. Their numbers have been estimated to be about 250,000 at that time. "Discovered" by Columbus in 1492, they taught him the ways of farming such crops as yucca and corn. Columbus stayed for only a year though, and when he left there were 39 Spaniards that remained behind with hopes of starting a settlement. However, fights began to break out among the Spaniards. They took on three or four Indian wives each, forcibly. After several months, the Tainos grew tired of the harsh treatment. Their "cacique" (chief) Coronabo attacked the settlement and killed the remaining Spaniards. Columbus returned the following spring and was shocked to find the settlement empty and burned. The new governor Nicholas de Ovando decided to take revenge. He arranged for Anacoana, the Indian princess-widow of Coronabo, to cook a meal for over 80 Indian caciques. However, when the chiefs had gathered within the dining hall preparing to feast, the Spaniards burned the place to the ground. Those who did not perish in the fire were later tortured to death. Thus began a tense relationship between the two peoples. It was at about this same time when the Indians were forced to work on the Spanish plantations. Some chose to abandon their villages and burn their crops, hoping to escape the torture. But their intentions backfired, and they were left without shelter and food. Mass suicide broke out, and the remaining Indian population, several years later, perished due to smallpox. Columbus and the Spaniards had all but wiped out the entire Taino population. ( Full Answer )
Yes, chinchilla rats do live today. I have seen them many times in the central mountains of Chile. There are a few Abrocomaidae species. I can send you a photo if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the traditional (Biblical) Gospels are considered by the majority of the world's fundamentalist christian scholars to be an accurately historical portrayal of Jesus of Nazereth; the apocryphal gospels, circa. 30 A.D. mediteranean' historians and Roman authorities' remaining manuscripts support… the belief that Jesus of Nazareth existed. . Not to say that the traditional Gospels are not trustworthy. However, If you do your research, regarding the non-christian traditional sources such as: The Apocryphal Gospels; Historian's and Roman authorities' surving and scholarly credible modern sources from antiquity; Then you will find through avid and persistent study that.... . Your average joe athiest, in this world, with a college education has not taken the time to seriously investigate all the, very convincing, credible sources from antiquity that are available at any local U.S. Library or at www.amazon.com's kindle bookstore ;) . The Apocryphal Gospels are, primarily, considered to have been written by Christians of the early 1st century. They were considered by ancient christian shcolars, circa. The Council of Nicea (300 A.D.), to have been heretical sources and were banished from the Canonization of, what now, is "The Holy Bible". . ( Full Answer )
Yes the tribe still exists with reservations in Wisconsin, New York and Canada. Approximately 23,000 tribal members combined.
the bible tells us to believe that God created Earth as a type of test of faith. If we can live life and accept Jesus Christ as our savior, we are worthy of living in heaven. However if we fail this task, we will burn in the fires of hell for all eternity. Please note that this answer is not an o…pinion. It is the direct answer to the question, from the source. Please do not edit this answer solely because of your opinions. ( Full Answer )
This is another yes and no question. The original Druids, the ancient Celtic sages, do not exist today. They left no written records of themselves so we have no way of identifying with them or carrying on their traditions. There is a group calling themselves Druids who dress up in white robes and ma…rch around Stonehenge, but they have their roots in a movement began by a fellow in the 1600's. So, you could say there are modern Druids, but none of the original. ( Full Answer )
yes it lives in the Ituri rain forest in democratic repiblic of thecongo, in central africa. :)
Just about everywhere. There are countries that have not greatly been influenced by Christianity, but for the most part, it is a worldwide faith. Though rarely the main religion of a nation, there are believers everywhere.
Yes, it does. Christianity in its various forms is one of the three major religions of the world.
The bible shows that god created every thing that exists an he has a son named jesus who died for our sins. The bible talks about god being the father the son and the holy ghost the father as in god the son as in jesus and the holy ghost as in our spirits after being saved.
There are many ghettos in the world, no one knows the exact number but the ghettos we have today are as bad as they were back then.
Christians believe that Jesus exits because he was real. I am saying that and I am not a christian.
Yes, its now referred as Hansens Disease and is still found in areas such as India. Cases have been reported in the US - like Texas, Louisiana and hawaii. It can be treated but through a lengthy course of antibiotics and any damaged that was done previous to treatment cannot be reversed. Leprosy is …not an epidemic but an endemic. ( Full Answer )
It has not been proven for vampires to have ever existed. However, it is possible that they have existed and may still exist today.
Yes, animals are still being captured and sold into the fur trade. It is still a very cruel and illegal trade.
There are descendants of the Philistines that still ecist today, both blood related and also those that practice the false god and pagan worship of the Philistine gods! Those Philistine-collaborators are known today as Witches, warlocks, wiccans, pagans, queers, lesbians, beastialitians, and all ot…her ungodly people who practice satanic, unholy acts of false god wirship, un-natural lusts of same-sex, and white and black magic.. So whenever you run across any person or persons that fall into one of these above categories, you have met a Philistine, and they need to be beheaded Immediately, for the sake of moral ethics!. ( Full Answer )
Many do what's natural to them when living. Some try to convert others to varying degrees, some don't at all. Some have become more lax on what was traditionally seen as laws set by God, to the dismay of some Christians and the delight of others of the same faith. Some go to church, some don't… ever. All in all, each individual Christian cannot be summed up in a short answer as there are many and each is a unique and complex individual and being. ( Full Answer )
In order for humans to have the capability to make meaningful decisions (most importantly to choose to love god); they must have the option to not love god. Disobedience to god is sin, which is evil.
"Yes Christian dating services do exist. There are many different dating websites out there that aren't advertised as Christian, and there are also Christian services that are proud."
Yes. Rene Descartes said: 'I think therefore I am'. If you have consciousness you exist.. No. All that you can experience, all that can be experienced is not technically experienced but though senses of which five of them we all know (technically there are twenty-one). David Hume, inventing bundle …theory, said that if you imagine an apple you imaging something green, 100mm in diameter and tasty (or words to that effect). There is no apple, meanly the properties of the apple. Therefore, nothing exists as the apple does not. Hence/ergo, nobody can be the apple in the eye as there is not an apple or an eye. So, you do not exist except as a coincidental clash of information which can be received in many ways, which makes it perfectly true when people tell that life is what you make it, although technically there can no life and no you to experience it. ( Full Answer )
A: The Bible tells us that Christianity began in Galilee, a Roman province in northern Palestine. The majority of active Christians today are in the Americas.
Answer : Various religions have different ideas on how theworld and all that is came to be. Creationism as such, as it hascome to be known from the middle of the twentieth century existsonly in Christianity, especially since it relates primarily to whatcould be called the scientific verification of …the Bible truth ofcreation (although of course the presupposition of Bible truthcomes first). Answer: Jews and Muslims also have the belief and tradition that Godcreated the universe. ( Full Answer )
Do Christians know that if the word got out that doing good is not a Christian thing but an every day thing that people do it would destroy the Christian religion as it exists today?
Christianity has been around for centuries, and christianity is not based upon doing good, though it exercises it. It is very unlikely that that would destroy the religion as a whole, and as long as theres humans to believe it, there will be religion.
Many have pointed to Pentecost Sunday, June 17, 31 AD, as the day the Spirit of God was released upon the disciples in the Upper Room and many others outside after hearing Peter speak (see Acts 1 and 2).
To answer that question; first we need to know more about theperson and the origin of the name christianity. Many people havearound the world have heard something about Jesus Christ, eventhough he lived on earth some 2,000 years ago. Yet, many areconfused about who Jesus really was. Some say that he… was merely agood man. Other claim that he was nothing more than a prophet.Still others beleive that Jesus is God and should be worshiped. It is important for you to know the truth about Jesus. Why? Becausethe bible says: "This means everlasting life, their taking inknowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sentforth, Jesus Christ."(John 17:3) Yes, Knowing the truth aboutJehovah God and about Jesus Christ can lead to everlasting life ona paradise earth. (John 14:6) In the first century C.E., the disciples of Jesus of Nazareth werefully convinced that he was the foretold Messiah.( John 1:41) Oneof the disciple, a man named Simon Peter, openly said to Jesus:"You are the Christ." (Matthew 16:16) Also the bible teaches thatJesus lived in heaven before he came to earth. Micah prophesiedthat the Messiah was " from early times." (Micah 5:2) On manyoccasions, Jesus himself said that he lived in heaven before beingborn as a human. (John 3:13; 6:38,62; 17:4,5) Jesus is Jehovah'smost precious Son--and he is called " the firstborn of allcreation," for he God's first creation." (Colossians 1:15) And thebible teaches that in no way is Jesus equal to God (John 14:9) Sonow that we understand the origin of Jesus now the work he assignto his faithful disciples. Jesus said: "To other cities I must declare the good news of thekingdom of God, because for this I was sent forth." (Luke 4:43) Whydid Jesus make God's Kingdom the main theme of his ministry? Heknew that he himself as King of that Kingdom, along with hisresurrected spirit-begotten brothers, would deal with the rootcauses of mankind's woes-sin and the Devil. (Rom. 5:12; Rev. 20:10)Hence, he commanded his followers to proclaim that Kingdom untilthe end of the present system of things. (Matt. 24:14) People whomerely profess to be followers of Christ do not engage in thiswork-in fact, they cannot. Why? For at least three reasons: First,they cannot preach what they do not understand. Second, most ofthem lack the humility and courage needed to face the ridicule andopposition that may result from sharing the Kingdom message withtheir neighbors. (Matt. 24:9; 1 Pet. 2:23) And third, falseChristians do not have God's spirit.-John 14:16, 17. ( Full Answer )
Christians believe God exists. Not only do Christians believe that God exists but also that Hecommunicates with man.
Christianity is named after Jesus Christ - the Word God and Sonof God - came to establish His Church in the New Testament era as aplace for the 'ekklesia' or called out ones (the firstfruits) togather, reinforce each other and develop and learn God's ways withHim in each of them through the begettal… process Jesus demonstratedin His human life. They are a 'little flock' and will be the firstto rise at Jesus' 2nd Coming to rule with Him during the MillennialReign and become His eternal 'bride.' During their physicallifetimes of growing, they will do God's good works: . Ephesians 2:4-9New King James Version (NKJV) . 4 But God, who is rich in mercy,because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made usalive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, andmade us sit together in the heavenly places in ChristJesus, 7 that in the ages to come Hemight show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindnesstoward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For bygrace you have been saved through faith, and that not ofyourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. ( Full Answer )
The first denomination was simply "Christian". They were to believeas one and to have the same mind and heart that Jesus had. A commonterm is "First Century Christians" which includes Jesus's apostlesand other followers that, by the power of holy spirit, startedforming Christian congregations throug…hout the lands controlled bythe Roman Empire. The apostle Paul took a missionary trip to Romewhere the Christian religion gained many converts. At first, theRoman Empire persecuted and put many Christians to death. Later on,in the fourth century, the Emperor Constantine converted toChristianity but, also reformed it to fit better with the people ofhis empire which were largely of the Pagan religion. It was at thistime that the Roman Catholic Church began in it's infancy. Becauseof this reformation, a lot of different sects evolved over thecenturies and still do to this day. Many efforts have been taken byChristians to try and get back to the original form of Christianitythat the first century Christians practiced. ( Full Answer )