Where did Christianity first begun?
Jesus Christ is the founder of Christianity, so it began with him. He was born in Bethlehem of Judea in Israel.
The coming of Jesus Christ as the Messiah who would save the world from their sins was first told by God himself when Adam and Eve first sinned in the Garden of Eden.
Christians were first called "Christians" in Antioch, but Antioch wasn't the the place where Christianity first began. It was already well under way.
The coming of Jesus Christ as the Messiah who would save the world from their sins was first told by God himself when Adam and Eve first sinned in the Garden of Eden.
Christians were first called "Christians" in Antioch, but Antioch wasn't the the place where Christianity first began. It was already well under way.
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Answer The first nation to adopt Christianity as its official state religion was Armenia. They did so in 301 AD. However, there had been small Christian communities in Armenia since approximately 40 AD, when it was visited by the Apostle Thaddeus. However oldest Christian communities appeared in… Georgia due to the preaches of Apostol Andrew. And this country adopted Christianity as an official religion in 327-330 AD. ( Full Answer )
The first significant labor strike in the United States was startedby railway workers who were upset by wage cuts. This is known asthe Railroad Strike of 1877.
Answer The general consensus is that Emperor Constantine I (306-337) was the first Christian emperor of Rome. Certainly, he made his support for Christianity clear. Some say that Emperor Philip (Philip the Arab, 244-249) was a Christian and was therefore the first Christian emperor. This is diff…icult to prove as, unlike Constantine, Philip gave no undue support to Christianity and made no attempt to persecute the pagan temples or discourage their use. Others argue that Constantine was not a true Christian, and only chose to make the Empire Christian to unite it under one faith. ( Full Answer )
probably Christ. A christian is a person who follows Christ and his teachings, and also knows him, loves him, and has a personal relationship with him, and follows him. i do not think that Christ himself could have been all of these things. The first person that knows you and loves you is your moth…er, right? because your mother was the first person to know you existed inside her, and automatically loved you. Mary, Jesus mother, was the first person to know and love and serve Jesus, because she was the first person to know him and love him, being his mother. She even followed him and believed in him, even when he was upon the cross. Mary was the first Christian. ( Full Answer )
In 301 AD, the Kingdom of Armenia became the first country to establish Christianity as its state religion. Soon after, the Roman Empire officially adopted Christianity in AD 380 . During the Early Middle Ages , most of Europe underwent Christianization , a process essentially complete with… the Christianization of Scandinavia in the High Middle Ages . The emergence of the notion of "Europe" or " Western World " is intimately connected with the idea of " Christendom ", especially since Christianity in the Middle East was marginalized by the rise of Islam from the 8th century, a constellation that led to the Crusades , which although unsuccessful militarily were an important step in the emergence of a religious identity of Europe. At all times, traditions of folk religion existed largely independent from official denomination or dogmatic theology.. ( Full Answer )
Historical perspective . The very early days of Christianity apparently saw considerable diversity within the Christian community, as evidenced by the comments of authors such as Paul and Matthew. Some of the very early Christian sects include Ebionites, Nazarenes, Nazoraeans, Cerinthians and Car…pocratians, as well as what was later to become known as the proto-Catholic Orthodox Church.. With the strong support of Emperor Constantine, the Catholic Orthodox Church became the dominant Christian Church and eventually the state religion of Rome.. After the Great Schism of 1054, the then universal Catholic Orthodox Church split into the separate Roman Catholic and Orthodox branches of Christianity. So, although Catholicism has roots going back to the very beginning of Christianity, it really only separated from its sister Orthodox Churches in 1054 CE. ( Full Answer )
The original Hindu scriptures were written prior to Christian scripture, although there are significant changes to the modern-day forms of Indian religion. Hinduism can be dated back to 2000 B.C. making it one of the longest-surviving religions. Christianity was established following the death of Ch…rist. The oldest book in the New Testament is said to be dated from about 20 A.D. ( Full Answer )
The first "christian" believers were Jews who who accepted and who believed that Jesus was the long awaited Messiah of Israel.
\nThe first Christian church began in the year 33 AD. This event is known as the Day of Pentecost, which took place in Jerusalem in the First Century. The Orthodox Church claims to trace its history from this event to the present day. This is called the Apostolic Succession of bishops (from 33 AD to… today). ( Full Answer )
Answer Paul's Epistle to the Galatians indicates that a Christian church, or at least a Christian community, already existed in Jerusalem when he began to preach. Archaeologists believe they may have found the world's oldest remaining church in Rihab, northern Jordan. They think it could date back …to between 33 and 70 CE. ( Full Answer )
Who was president when the pittsburgh KDKA begun broadcasting the first weekly radio program in 1920?
First, it should be noted that KDKA did not begin the first weeklyradio program. The station was one of a small group of stations onthe air in November 1920, but it became the best known through theexcellent publicity department of its parent company(Westinghouse). That said, the presidential electi…on was betweenWarren G. Harding and James M. Cox. The election was won byHarding. At the time of the broadcast, Woodrow Wilson was still inthe White House, and Harding became the new president. ( Full Answer )
The first Christian of the Christian Church, was and is Jesus Christ. John 3:16-17: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life . For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but th…at the world might be saved through Him." Jesus died on the cross as the sacrifice for all of our sins. Then he rose from the dead to show his believers that nothing can hold him. When that happened, mankind no longer had to pray through a priest or sacrifice animals when they sinned. Jesus is the reason that the Christian Church exists. Corrected Answer: Jesus was born a Jew and died a Jew. The 12 Apostles were the first Christians. ( Full Answer )
Acts 11:26 - And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch . [NKJV]
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Catholic Answer Christianity began in Israel with the resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the Catholic Church by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Another Answer: Jesus came to establish God's Church on Earth, headquartered in Jerusalem, with Him as the Spiritual Head (Apostle James …was Head in Jerusalem while Peter was Head in Babylon for a time). It began at the first Pentecost which happened on a Sunday, 50 days after Christ's Resurrection. In approximately a dozen verses, this Church is called the Church of God (usually at a city named but one Church - ie... Church of God at Corinth). No other differentiation/name/title was noted formally until the end of the fourth Century AD. Acts 20:28 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.. ( Full Answer )
Roman Catholics will, of course, say Peter as they regard him as the first pope in Rome and therefore the Church's first leader. But actually, things are a little more complex than that because the Church had several leaders in various parts of the world. Thomas , as an example, is believed to… have gone to India to be the leader of a Christian Church there and had little or no further dealings with Peter. In a similar way Philip is believed to have gone to Africa and James to Spain. Another suggestion would be Paul of course as he was both the founder and spiritual leader of the vast majority of churches right across the Mediterranean area from Rome through Greece and Turkey. What is certain that until the adoption of the Christian faith by the emperor Constantine in the 4th century, when the Bishop of Rome (what we now call 'the pope') became the spiritual leader, there was no real figure who stood out as a single leader of the new religion but several, working in various parts of the world. Catholic Answer: In the early days of Christianity communications between the widespread churches were difficult and often nigh onto impossible. As we see in the Acts of the Apostles, other apostles still deferred to Peter when they had questions. Paul, especially, would contact Peter when situations developed that he was not able to answer. There were times that he disagreed with Peter's thinking and they might come to a compromise but he always looked to Peter for leadership and guidance. The lack of communications between Rome and some of the very distant churches eventually led to the Great Schism in 1054. These distant churches in the far east and parts of Africa had been without guidance from Rome for so many years that they evolved their own theology that was, at times, in conflict with Rome's teachings. All came to a head in 1054 when the leaders of the Roman Church and the Eastern Church excommunicated each other. ( Full Answer )
We are not really sure which Christian sect was first. Many scholars say that Paul's Christianity was quite different to that taught by the Jerusalem Church led by James and Peter, thus we have Paul (in Galatians) explaining to the Jerusalem brethren the gospel he taught. Paul also complained of tho…se who taught a "different Christ", thus another form of Christianity. All this within ten to twenty years of the traditional year of the crucifixion. Some scholars say that the Christianity that we have today began with the writing of the New Testament gospels, the first of which, Mark , was written around 70 CE. Others believe that the Gnostic Christians, who are known to have been important during the second century, may have been among the very earliest Christians. The Markan Christians (A term I would use if indeed the dominant sect began after the authorship of Mark's Gospel) eventually splintered, with first the Coptics separating, and the Great Schism of 1054 creating the separated Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. The Catholic Church was splintered in turn, with the Protestant Churches beginning to form during the period known as the Reformation. ( Full Answer )
In Acts 11:26, The disciples were called Christians first by the people at Antioch. This was possibly around 43 AD. (It was meant as a put-down).
We do not know when the first schism in the Christian Church occurred. Even in the time of Saint Paul, he talks of opponents and those who taught a "different Christ". By the beginning of the second century, and probably earlier, Christianity was divided along two major lines: what is sometimes now …called the proto-Catholic-Orthodox Church and the Gnostic Churches. Marcion made his break from Rome in the middle of the second century. The split of the Coptic Church from the Catholic-Orthodox Church occurred in 451 CE. The Great Schism of 1054 separated the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The Western Schism of the fourteenth century temporarily split the Catholic Church. The Protestant Reformation was the next major schism, in the sixteenth century. ( Full Answer )
For Christians, the Church is the people, not the building. The very first Christian churches met in peoples' houses. Romans 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house . Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which ar…e in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house : The actual first building built for Christian worship is lost in antiquity. However, there is information on the internet about ruins of a chuch building in Dura-Europos, Syria from 235 AD. ( Full Answer )
A very interesting question and is one that would be best answered by asking each to read the history of our prophets and their purpose. But, im sure we wouldn't be at wiki.answers. ;) The same God whom revealed his guidance to all prophets did so to the Prophet Muhammed Peace be Upon Him. A litt…le bit of background is needed here, . The story of our creation is that God has told us that he has created, Angels, Jinn and Humans. . the First human being Adam and then Eve from Adam. . When god brought Adam to life he asked all his creations to bow respectfully to Adam, where everyone did except for Iblis/Lucifer/Satan. . God/Allah shun Satan for his lack of obedience and an agreement was made that Satan not receive his punishment till the end of time where he can attempt to make all of Adam and Eves children disobey God also. As time went, over and again we are lead in the right path by different Prophets and slowly drift back to idolatry, abuse, and other wrong doing. So, the answer is Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, also came at a time where Judaism, Christianity and the World in general has seriously taken wrong turns. Satan and his followers time and again manage to spread seeds of disobedience and manage to lead us down bad roads and distort the true teachings of God. And Prophet Muhammad, through the Guidance of God set things straight again. ( Full Answer )
The church is a body of men and women, not a building. Jesus' mission was to build his church (Matthew 16:18) and he a did starting with the Apostles. Apart from using the Jewish temple and synagogues, the first church buildings where people's houses (Act 5:42).
Christians probably began to enter Spain in small numbers from the first century CE. In the fifth century, Visigoths allied with Rome to keep other barbarians away from the Roman border, and received Roman Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) and Southern Gaul as a payment for their loyalty. The Visigot…hs at this stage were Unitarian Christians (Arians), while the Roman Empire followed Trinitarian Catholicism. ( Full Answer )
Answer Both Christianity and Judaism called for submission to Allah (God in English) the one and only one God with no partner, no son, no associate, and no companion. Islam religion, per Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad by God through the angel Gabriel, completed the role of these two previuos …religions in correcting for deviations that were introduced, in the previous beliefs, by some to implement their own ideas and thoughts. In addition, Quran, as the last God holy book, detailed the morals and the rules for life that should be considered by believers in God. refer to questions below for more information. View point It did not. Muslims must accept 100% of the Koran. If a verse conflict with another verse they Must take the newer or later verse. The violent to non -believers come at the end of the book. "Taqiya" from the Koran states it is OK to lie, cheat, steal or even kill non-believers. Sharia law states it is the only law and non believers must be converted or killed. Comment on the view point above . I wonder of the view point above. I challenge him/her to bring any statement/verse in Quran/Koran or any sayings of prophet Muhammad confirming his/her saying that Koran basically says it is OK to lie, cheat, steal and even kill non-believers. Sharia law is the only law so it states and his/her saying that All non-believers must be converted or killed. Give one proof here otherwise it is you who lies and propagates offenssive and false information about Islam. I challenge you to give one proof. . ( Full Answer )
Some scholars believe it was founded on Pentecost Sunday, 17 June31 AD in the Upper Rooms of the City of Jerusalem, Israel.
St. Stephen was an otherwise unknown martyr mentioned only in Acts of the Apostles. Some scholars consider the scene involving Stephen's trial and death as significant, not only because Stephen is the first Christian martyr, but also because the death of Stephen in Acts matches so closely the deat…h of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, by the same author. Both accounts speak of the Son of Man at the right hand of God (Luke 22:69; Acts 7:56); both have a prayer for the forgiveness of those who are effecting this execution ( Luke 23:34a; Acts 7:60); both have the dying figure commend his spirit heavenward (Luke 23:46; Acts 7:59). In the figure of Peter, Acts has shown continuity with Jesus' ministry of healing and preaching; in the figure of Stephen Acts has shown continuity with Jesus' death. Raymond E. Brown ( An Introduction to the New Testament ) says that we can never verify the existence and martyrdom of Stephen. ( Full Answer )
Long before modern humans existed. Likely many millions of yearsago, but there is noway to know.
Followers of Jesus have been calling themselves "Christians" or some form thereof since the first or second century. Freemasonry in its modern form dates to the early eighteenth century. Any attempt to claim it to be older than that is highly speculative.
Christianity developed from the Hebrew Judaism religion. The Hebrew book, Torah, spoke of a Messiah that would come and save the world. After the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, Christianity began. The disciples spread the Gospel, good news, to the Jews and Paul preached… it to the Gentiles. ( Full Answer )
In the first couple of centuries the church was probably pretty loosely organized. Most local churches would have appointed men and women who oversaw the spiritual growth of the individuals in the congregation. There was not necessarily anyone "in charge" in terms of a pastor or other person runni…ng the gatherings. Unless there was a visiting speaker eg. an Apostle or other traveling teacher, they would have met in homes with the focus being on Yeshua (Jesus) and His teaching along with reading and teaching of scripture if a copy was available. Probably, no two gatherings were alike. Each time was marked by a flow of the Holy Spirit that led the gathering. While there would have been order, it would not have been ordered. In other words, the flow was there but no one had an idea where it might go next. Anyone, from youngest to oldest could have shared a psalm or song, a dream, a prophetic encouragement, some insight from scripture etc. Everyone was expected to participate and wanted to be since no one was judged for immaturity but encouraged where they were so they were able to grow quickly. If there was any sort of organizing it would have been around the meal. This was integral and where they would have shared and fellowshipped throughout the day and well into the evening if it was The Sabbath. They were in each others lives. There was covenant. Very much like marriage, they looked out for one another, cared for one another. The thing they would have been known in the community for was the great love they had for each other as well as those they were in contact with each day within the community. ( Full Answer )
Christianity started with 120 people hiding in a house hoping the religious authority doesn't burst in and kill them. Then the spirit of God came, powered them to spread the gospel, which accepted by 50% of Roman population, forcing Constantine to stop persecuting the church and adopting it as natio…nal religion. ( Full Answer )
St. Anthony of Egypt is known as the father of monasticism. He lived in the deserts of Egypt. He later attracted many followers and the movement soon spread around the world!
Act 2:40-47 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apos…tles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. ( Full Answer )
The first known Christian martyr was St. Stephen as recorded in the Acts 6:8-8:3
The first believers in Christianity lived in Jerusalem and in the area around the Sea of Galilee.
Yes. Not until Paul took the message of Jesus to the Gentiles did anyone else other than Jews practice Christianity.
according to the bible it was the year 33 when chirst the lord died to absolve hummanity of our sins
Sort of, Judaism was the first religion and Catholic Christianity spawned from it. Remember, Jesus was a Jew.
A: The Catholic Church obviously predates the religions of theReformation, but is not necessarily the first Christian religion.The Catholic Church we know today was formed from the Great Schismof 1054, as was the Greek Orthodox Chruch, so they both have equalclaim to antiquity. We do not even know …whether theCatholic-Orthodox Church that preceded them was the first ChristianChurch or whether, for example, some gnostic Christian communitiespredated it. Answer: Yes, The Catholic Church is the early Christian church, founded bythe Holy Spirit on the community of disciples gathered by JesusChrist, and lead by the Apostles, their collaborators, andsuccessors, Catholic is just a description of the Church founded byOur Blessed Savior, it means universal, or according to the whole. Answer: The Orthodox Church (Constantinople), the Oriental OrthodoxChurches (Alexandria, Antioch), and the Ancient Church of the East(Antioch, Babylon) all share this distinction with the CatholicChurch (Rome). Each of these apostolic churches has its originsaround at least one of the major patriarchal sees, noted in theparentheses. Answer: Yes. If you follow the line of Popes back you will find an unbrokenline of succession all the way back to Saint Peter. . Answer: Actually, according to the Church, the Catholic Church is the onlyChurch in the world, as it is the only one established by OurBlessed Lord, and containing His mandate, His guarantee, and theHoly Spirit's guidance. Those without a valid priesthood andapostolic succession are referrred to as "ecclesial communities"rather than "churches" by the Second Vatican Council. Although theOrthodox Churches, which separated from the Catholic Church in the11th century, are true Churches, as they have maintained a validpriesthood. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday& Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . Church: The faithful of the wholeworld. This broad definition can be understood in various sensesall derived from the Scriptures, notably as the community ofbelievers, the kingdom of God, and the Mystical Body of Christ. As the community of believers, the Church is the assembly(ekklesia) of all who believe in Jesus Christ; or the fellowship(koinoia) of all who are bound together by their common love forthe Savior. As the kingdom (basileia), it is the fulfillment of theancient prophecies about the reign of the Messiah. And as theMystical Body it is the communion of all those made holy by thegrace of Christ. He is their invisible head and they are hisvisible members. These include the faithful on earth, those inpurgatory who are not yet fully purified, and the saints in heaven. Since the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church has been defined asthe union of human beings who are united by the profession of thesame Christian faith, and by participation of and in the samesacraments under the direction of their lawful pastors, especiallyof the one representative of Christ on earth, the Bishop of Rome.Each element in this definition is meant to exclude all others fromactual and vital membership in the Catholic Church, namelyapostates and heretics who do not profess the same Christian faith,non-Christians who do not receive the same sacraments, andschismatics who are not submissive to the Church's lawful pastorsunder the Bishop of Rome. At the Second Vatican Council this concept of the Church wasrecognized as the objective reality that identifies the fullness ofthe Roman Catholic Church. But it was qualified subjectively so asto somehow include all who are baptized and profess their faith inJesus Christ. They are the People of God, whom he has chosen to behis own and on whom he bestows the special graces of hisprovidence. (Etym. Greek kyriakon, church; from kyriakos, belong tothe Lord. ( Full Answer )
Answer 1 A little hard to say because some are not in existence anymore, butalso it depends on what is considered a denomination. Byzantium wasthe first of an Empire to embrace Christianity. But before thatthe, Coptic people of Egypt and Ethiopia evolved separately fromthe less organized European Ch…ristians. Remember Philip baptised anEthiopian (noting this is the first convert recorded who Jesusdidn't touch personally) from that eunuch came the first distinctgroup of Christians. Then should we mention the first Christiannation's church of Armenia called the Gregorian Church named forSaint Gregory who was a missionary to the Armenians during the timeof Peter and Paul. There were early missionary orders that went toIndia and China called the Syrian Christians and the Nestorians(who supposedly brought the swastika symbol of good luck to Tibet).Do we call Gnostics a denomination? There were gnostics here andthere popping up in history which have been thought to becontradictory to the Christian beliefs of Jesus being the Christand that God is infallible. Answer 2 The first denomination of Christianity was Eastern OrthodoxChristianity that is more popular in Ethiopia, Egypt, andPalestine. ( Full Answer )
Muhammad's wife Khadijah was an absolute Christian and a very wealthy merchant. She employed muhammad and later she married him.
No. Acts 11:26 states that the disciples in Antioch were first called Christians. One could argue that Jesus' original disciples were the first Christians but they were not called such. Paul was one of those in Antioch first called Christian ... probably by their opponents. The term "Christian" is …an anachronism that none of the early followers of Jesus would have used. ( Full Answer )
the Columbian exchange is the name for the vast global interchangebegun by Columbus' first voyage...
Hospice care was not the design of a specific religious group. It was the design of a specific person, who happened to have belonged to a specific religious group. Hospice provides all types of pastoral care for all faiths.
I don't know their names, in fact I don't think they recorded them. But pretty much everyone on the first fleet was Christian from the commanders and marines to the convicts and settlers.
There is no clear evidence of who was the first, but I believe it was Peter since Christ said he would build His Church on Peter.
The answer will surely vary but some believe the first to combineJudeo-Christian teachings on righteousness and social justice withsecular philosophical humanism was Justin Martyr in the 2nd CenturyAD. See related link below for more historical developments:
Not from the time of Jesus, as many people think. Jesus was areligious and political leader of the Jewish people and came tospeak to the Jews and surrounded himself with Jews. Paul converted some of the earliest Christians in and aroundGreece, after his supposed religious conversion. Some of the ot…herdisciples started various sects made up of Jews who followed Jesus. Christianity really grew in Rome , especially after the conversionof the Emperor Constantine. Though his conversion was probably forpolitical purposes and the consolidation of power, Constantine andothers really shaped the future of Christianity at Nicaea in 325. According to the Bible: People were first called Christians in Antioch: Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. Soit was that for a whole year they assembled with the church andtaught a great many people. And the disciples were first calledChristians in Antioch. Christianity is based on the death and resurrection of JesusChrist so Christians did not exist before the death of Christ.People first became Christians in Jerusalem at Pentecost with thecoming of the Holy Spirit. Possibly you could call Jesus' followers before the coming of theHoly Spirit Christians but the Bible says Christians have theHoly Spirit indwelling them. Ephesians 1:13 And you also became God's people when you heard thetrue message, the Good News that brought you salvation. Youbelieved in Christ, and God put his stamp of ownership on you bygiving you the Holy Spirit he had promised. Follow what is written: After all of these attempts to explain, you realize you had theanswer all along, as the word Christian means "Christ man" or"Christos man", it was a name given the followers of Jesus theChristos or Christ. Christos or Christ meaning "the anointed one",(see Strong's Greek number 5547 and its base 5548 and 5530. Jesus Christ was a sign foretold by the Prophet Isaiah (7:14) ...Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call hisname Immanuel (Strong's Hebrew word 6005.. God with us). The name Jesus, is of Hebrew origin (See Strong's Hebrew word 3091and Greek word 2424) its from two Hebrew words 3068 and 3467,Yahovah and yasha Jesus would be anointed by the Holy Spirit during his baptism(Matthew 3:16), making him Jesus the Christos. Read John 1:25 wherethe Pharisees are questioning John (the baptist), son of the priestZacharias (Luke 1). Understand that the Pharisees are looking forthe "Anointed one" "Christ" and they think John may be the Christor Christos. Therefore Christians could not have existed before the coming ofThe Christos, Christ (the Anointed one). There were Hebrews (tribesof Israel) prior to Christ (often mistakenly identified as Jews),however the unlearned have no idea that Jews represent only onetribe of Israel (Judah). The actions of the Hebrews (Israelite's)would have been identical to those of the Christians as they arebased upon the law of our Father given to Moses. Christ wouldextend that offering of salvation (of the soul) through him, to allmankind (not just the tribes of Israel). Jesus the Christ would be born of the virgin Mary of the tribe ofLevi of the house of Aaron (Luke 1-2), the Priest line; and hismother would marry Joseph of the tribe of Judah of the house ofDavid, the king line (Matthew 1), Therefore Jesus the Christ wouldtake on both titles King and High Priest of the tribes of Israel(King David and Aaron the High Priest in one Anointed person). A Christian is one that believes Jesus is the Christ (the anointedone) as foretold by the prophet Isaiah (7:14). He offered himselfas the one and only sacrifice for the sins of mankind (Hebrews10:10, Colossians 2:14). He died and was observed after death (John20-21), proving the spirit existed as explained by Paul (1stCorinthians 15). He set an example for all of us to live accordingto the law (10 commandments) of our Father. He gave us (those whobelieve in him) power in his name (Luke 10:19), to defeat the evilones who deceive others. See the book of acts and the later letters of the apostles, for theforming of the Christian faith, under the Apostles of Christ andthe 7 churches (Revelation 1). HISTORICAL ANSWER: Philo of Alexandria wrote in about AD 10 that Christians werealready scattered all over the Roman Empire. He called them"Therapeutae", but his description of them is unmistakable. We havethe testimony of Eusebius, the author of Ecclesiastical Historythat these Therapeutae were in fact Christians. St Augustine, too,confirms that Christians existed before the first century. Under the reign of Alexandra Salome, the last Queen of Judea (76 to67 BC), the Jewish political party of Pharisees, who had beenexiled under her husband, Alexander Jannaeus, returned to power andslaughtered thousands of their political enemies, includingSaducees, Essenes and Levites. Many Saducees and Essenes fled fromJerusalem, and from Judea, into the more accepting areas of theRoman and Ptolemaic Empires. Many of these exiles were pietists andbaptists and formed close-knit communities all across the Empire,and most especially in Egypt where Philo later encountered them andwrote about them. Some of the characteristics detailed by Philoinclude Sunday smeetings, baptism, common meals, and prayer andpraise services. The existence and doctrines of the Dead Sea Scrolls also bears thisout, the Essenes who wrote those documents were hidden in the DeadSea area from the political powers that were hunting them fromJerusalem. It is likely that these people's hope for a savior ("Jesus" inHebrew) was the beginning of the movement that later became calledChristianity. ( Full Answer )
Answer 1 - One aspect worthy of being mentioned is that the religions' name itself is not mentioned by the founders or originators of the religion. For example, the names Judaism or Christianity is not a name that was given to the people by the Prophets Moses (PBUH) nor by Jesus (PBUH). In other w…ords, God didn't give them a name then yet. The names Christian and Jewish were made up by the people themselves afterward. - And nowhere is there Christian- or Jewish holy scripture that says that it is complete, you can realise this by considering that both is waiting for either the Messiah or the Second Coming. So they are still waiting to be completed! - Islam considers the Qur'an the summary of all previous holy Scriptures revealed. It points out the differences of the followers, their arguments and often references to the Torah and Injill (Jesus's scripture). - Allah mentions in the Qur'an that the religion is complete and named "Islam". Which was revealed via the prophet himself in his time. Answer 2 Qur'an revelation by God to prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated all what a believer should know in his life; including ritual worships, morals, daily life issues (as marriage, divorce, contracting rules, financing, ...etc), punishments rules on unjustified killing, fornication, robbery, and corrections to former faiths and beliefs. Refer to question below for more details. Answer 3 Islam sees itself as building on the tenets established by the Divine Prophets, including many sanctioned to that end by Judaism or Christianity or characters from their traditions not considered prophets by Jews or Christians. The general problem with Judaism in particular, from an Islamic perspective is that the Jews never evangelized. In the Islamic perspective, a person should not hoard the Truth, but allow everyone to take part in it. The general problem with Christianity in particular, again from an Islamic perspective is the deification of God's messenger, which was not Jesus' intent. Both religions therefore, made executive decisions to "stray off the path" as it were. Mohammed's revelation occurred to make it clear what these deviations and incorrect interpretations were and how to rectify them. As to Answer 1, I disagree that the future coming of the Messiah leaves the Jewish or Christian Bibles "open" as most Muslims hold that the Mahdi (a character who is very similar to the Jewish and Christian conceptions of the Messiah) will come in the future. By this logic, the Qur'an would also be "open". However, in none of the three cases is the Messiah or Mahdi supposed to bring another Testament. As such all three books are closed because each group of believers holds all of the Testaments they expect to receive. Answer 4 So far the second coming of Jesus (or if you'd like to say "Mahdi"), is nowhere mentioned in the Qur'an, only Hadith, and the two sources is not the same. Another point that should also be mentioned is that all other prophets and messengers were sent to a specific group of people and not to all the world. Moses was sent to the children of Israel and Pharaoh, Jesus wasn't sent to all the world either, he said himself (in the Gospel) that he was send to the "lost sheep of Israel". Prophet Muhammad is the messenger to all of Mankind. ( Full Answer )
Jesus preached in Galilee and Jerusalem. He was crucified in Jerusalem, and that was the first Christian church. They were first call "Christians" in Antioch.