Where did Christianity spread from?
Israel and Rome
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The apostles, spread Christianity around Judea while St Paul spread Christianity to Greek City states and Rome.
across europe Additional Answer: In the 1st Century AD, Christianity began to spread throughout the Roman Empire - Middle East, Babylon to India, North Africa, Europe and the Isles. Eventually, it spread over the entire world.
It began spreading by the work of the Apostles and disciples asJesus had instructed them to from Jerusalem throughout the MiddleEast, North Africa, and Rome itself. Then it spread via the RomanEmpire in the 4th Century AD, to spread even more to othercountries.
Christianity spread because of the miraculous things that Jesus did. Examples ; 1) During the Last Dinner, the bread they ate was his skin and the wine they drank was his blood. 2) He had the ability to cure in a matter of 1 second. 3) When he was about to get crucified, he was forced to ca…rry the cross which was really heave (about 20-25 ft) that the Greeks wanted him to kill Jesus on. He had a crown of thorns piercing threw his head. He still lived after. 4) When he got crucified, he had nails hammered on to his hands and feet securing him to the cross and he still prayed to G-d 5) He resurrected on Easter in front of everyone 6) And one of his disciples spread Christianity ( Full Answer )
The apostles , who disappeared from biblical view after Christ's ascension, took it to the " lost tribes of the House of Israel " who were scattered around Asia Minor and elsewhere at the time [God knew where]. And it continued to be taught and spread as world upheavals caused the migration of peopl…e into Europe and throughout the world. "...Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel . And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand..." (Matt.10:5-7). "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting..." (James 1:1) ( Full Answer )
Jewish converts who had been at Jerusalem during Pentecost afterthe ascension of Jesus took the gospel back to places where theylived. Act 2:8-11 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language inwhich we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, thosedwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappa…docia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoiningCyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans andArabs............................. The Apostle Paul planned to take the gospel to Spain there is norecord of him actually doing that. Other believers continued totake the gospel further west ( Full Answer )
Christianity spread relatively slowly throughout the Roman Empire until the early fourth century, when Emperor Constantine gave the religion state patronage. The Roman Empire included much of southern and western Europe, and Christianity also became well established in these areas by the fourth cent…ury. The early Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, began shortly after Christianity finally became the state religion of the empire in the 380s and then worship was banned in pagan temples in 391 CE. So, much of Europe was essentially Christian well before the start of the Medieval Age. What remained was to Christianise the pagan northern and eastern regions of Europe. There was no real attempt to achieve this by peaceful means, but enslavement and conquest gradually increased the area under Christian control until, finally, all of Europe was Christian. ( Full Answer )
Originally, the Roman Empire persecuted the early Christian Church(that is what the Book of Revelation was all about), but, in the end, it became Christian, under Emperor Constantine.
Jesus did. He told His disciples to take the gospel, which is thebasis of Christianity, to all the world. Matthew 28:19,20 Go therefore and make disciples of all thenations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Sonand of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that Ihave… commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the endof the age." ( Full Answer )
True Christianity has never been spread by force. Jesus indicated clearly and had the behavior to match that 'my kingdom is not of this world.' Those who use force are using worldly methods to spread a spiritual message and they are Christians in name only. Since true faith is matter of the heart, n…o amount of force can change a person's heart. Force can produce outward obedience for the sake of peace and because people may comply to avoid being harassed or killed, and may just want to get on with their lives. But inwardly their heart is more likely to be opposed to true faith. Those who spread what they called Christianity by force were thus not spreading true Christianity but a corrupted version, which bears little resemblance to the real thing. Jesus said 'you must be born again' not 'you must submit to our religion or die.' ( Full Answer )
Answer . The land of Israel was not called Palestine when Christ's disciples first spread the Gospel.. Jesus had given instruction to the disciples after His Resurrection, just before His Ascension: "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, bapti…zing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:18-20. He also instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Spirit's power: "And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." Acts1:4,5. After they would experience this, Christ told them: "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." v.8. The disciples were to effectually spread the Gospel throughout the whole world. While the early church did spread the truth of Christianity to areas known today as Israel, then Lebanon and Asia Minor (Turkey), Greece and Rome, other indications show that they went to Babylon, Ethiopia, possibly India and Spain. Yet the whole world was not reach in the 1st Century. But Christ prayed his High Priestly prayer for others who would spread the Gospel, ultimately throughout the whole world: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word..." John 17:20. Paul made clear to Timothy the progression of spreading the truth of the Gospel: " Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:1,2. There are four generations of Gospel witness it that pattern. In the 19th and 20th Centuries, a great movement from England and the United States sent missionaries to many regions in the world, taking to heart the instructions of Christ and the Scriptures, to spread the Gospel to all the world. This effort continues on today in the 21st Century. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world, But unfairly so as well. While christians occupy over 69% of the earth's populated regions, there are so many splinters of christian groups that it is unfair to say that a majority of people are one specific sect. Europe: Christianity …spread to Europe from Jerusalem from the Roman Empire, which gaveit means to travel and grow, from their it went to Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, and off to Asia and North Africa. Africa: Christianity spread to Egypt soon after Christ was crusified, and flourished ddown the nile as far south as Tanzania. Todays christians are there because of colonization by euopeans in the 1700-1900s. Asia: The christians attempt to infultrate Asia as stopped by Japan and China which punnished christians harshly. It never caught on in India partially because of the Indians' devotion to Hinduism and the sacrednes of the cow which christians disregard. But it did spread to Russia, the Steppe countries, the Philippeans, and Korea very rapidly. North/South America: The faith spread to north in south America from about 1495 and onward when the spanish becan enslaving native heathens. This practice was apolished by Queen Isabella of Spain in 1503 which led to the Missions to convert the natives. Especially in SOuth, Central America and Western North America. The British, French, Spanihs, German, Portugues, and other European groups introduced their forms of Christianity to the regions as they colonizes, enslaving or converting the natives. Australia/Islanders: Christianity was spread to islands via missionaries and colonialization. Hawaiians, Australians, New Zeallanders all took Christianity with them as they colonized and missions went to conver the aboriginal and polynesian people throughtout the pacific, Atlantic and indan oceans. ( Full Answer )
Through evangelism, conquest, and missionary work. Answer We know that by the time of St Paul, Christianity had spread throughout much of the Near East and Greece, and at least as far as Rome. It may be that part of the reason for this spread was the spread of the diaspora Jews through the Roman …Empire. However, Paul undoubtedly played a major part in this early expansion. By the early fourth century, Christians formed a significant minority of the population of the Roman Empire, estimated at around ten per cent. When Constantine became the Roman Emperor, he gave Christianity state patronage and expended considerable state funds on a major program of church building and maintenance. When German tribes were conquered, Constantine required as part of the peace treaty that they convert to Christianity. Soon Christians were to be found throughout the empire. Before the end of the fourth century, Christianity was declared the state religion of the Roman Empire, and the public worship of the old gods was banned. The next great wave of expansion came with the European conquests in the Americas, then Africa and the Pacific region. This took Christianity to all parts of the world. Answer Christians, primarily the Catholic Church, sent missionaries to minister in other countries. Answer Let's not forget blood, torture, war, violence of kinds the world had never seen before. Answer Missionaries and monks helped spread Christianity. Perhaps the most powerful force that helped spread Christianity into northern Europe was pope. Popes sent missionaries to teach people in northern kingdoms about Christianity. Some missionaries traveled great distances to spread Christianity to new lands. One of the first places popes sent missionaries was Britain. One of the first missionaries to travel to northern Europe was Saint Patrick, who took upon himself to teach people about Christianity. In the mid-400s Patrick traveled from Britain to Ireland to convert the people there. ( Full Answer )
Used to be Christianity was spread through word of mouth to spiritually save another. Later many people were forced to be converted through fear such as Native Americans. But now it still retains the tradition of word of mouth, missionaries and even television advertisements. Answer In the very b…eginning, starting with Rome, Christians weren't popular at all. But once they started getting persecuted they became famous. It became a "cooler" religion with the underground church meetings and stuff. It spread along the Silk roads with missionaries and etc. after that. ( Full Answer )
Christianity has spread all over the world... for the most part but it doesn't mean the everyone believes everything about it is true. It's either believed in or heard of to one extent or other. Some remote areas may not have heard but some have.
When Spain took over what is now present day Mexico, Dominican Republic, Chili, Argentina, and the many other spanish speaking countries they brought over their religion and that's what they have adapted to.
Christianity has spread all over the globe, leaving very few places today in which there are no Christians. Due to the spread of missionaries, Christianity has become prevalent in Asia, Africa, and even the Middle East, often usurping the native belief system. Incidentally, the grammatically correct… wording of your question would be "To where did Christianity spread?" ( Full Answer )
Jesus both set the example(Mark 1:14-15)(Luke 8:1)(Luke 4:43-44)and commanded his followers to " Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them ..." prophesying that " this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the… end come. " (Matthew 28:19+20NASB, Matthew 24:14KJV), consequently, true Christianity spread by word of mouth, printed page and example, and continues to be spread this way today. Though sometimes using more modern communication devices to reach more people(2 Timothy 4:2-5) the Bible continues to stress the importance of one-on-one instruction to reach the hearts of our listeners (Acts 5:41-42)(Acts 20:20-21)(Acts 2:43-47)(Acts 8:26-40)telling us "...always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." (1 Peter 3:15NIV) . ( Full Answer )
Christianity spread in India because of the English missionaries , and the Portugeese rule in Goa.
To tell others about God so they can be saved and go to Heaven In order to let more people know God, worship God, obey God, andultimately people can be saved.
Answer 1 when jesus came he taught people then thoes people told otherpeople. so it just sperded from person to person. Answer 2 It depends entirely on the time-period. Early Period Between the years 0-350 CE, more or less, Christianity was arepressed religion. There were definitely sermons a…nd churches, butoutreach was hindered by the Polytheistic Roman authorities (inwhose empire Christianity primarily existed). Conversion toChristianity was relatively high considering the small numbers ofChristians and the violent attacks to which Christians weresubjected, such as gladiatorial events. During this period,Christian Leaders met in councils and survived in catacombs. Middle Ages From 350-1650, more or less, there was a sea-change. EmperorConstantine converted to Christianity and Christianity became theofficial religion of Rome. Christianity was spread by imperialedicts, peaceful proselytism, incentivized conversions,persecutions of adherents of other religions, and forcibleconversions. Western Europe: Christianity expandedgreatly during this period as Germanic Polytheists in modern dayGermany, Netherlands, UK, and other places were forcibly converted.Polytheists in Spain and Gaul were converted using financialincentives. Pogroms and expulsions were visited upon polytheistsand Jews who failed to convert. Eastern Europe: Christianity expanded inUkraine, Poland, and Russia through the acts of missionaries likeSaint Cyril who converted the Polytheists there using methods ofpeaceful proselytism and teaching Slavs how to write their ownlanguage. North Africa: Tunisia and Egypt becameprime centers of Christianity due to both forcible conversions andmore peaceful proselytism. Heretical Christian sects were alsoattacked and forcibly ejected from the Roman Empire and thesubsequent Byzantine Empire. Americas: The Americas were a place ofinnumerable forcible conversions by the Spaniards, French,Portuguese, and British colonizers. Native peoples were compelledon pain of death to abandon their native religions and acceptChristianity. Modern Period From 1650-1850 there was an intermediate period where there was ageneral shift from the more violent propagation of Christianityduring the Middle Ages to a more peaceful propogation withChristianity. This change corresponded with the Enlightenment, theAmerican Revolution, and the Rise of Secularism as an acceptablepolitical structure. Proselytism with material inducements andforced conversions did continue, however, especially in the Asianand African colonies made by Imperialist European Powers who saw aduty to improve the "Barbarians" by giving them the properreligion. From 1850-Present, Christianity has expanded almostentirely from proselytism both with and without inducements. Another View : The teachings of Christ, known as The Way, began in Jerusalem incirca 31 A.D., shortly after Jesus' Resurrection. From that time,the Apostles and other disciples of what would become'Christianity' spread the word throughout the region - historicaland archaeological records support there going as far east asIndia, West as the British Isles, and other parts of the RomanEmpire. There were many Jews as well as gentiles now who becameChristians following the teaching of Christ which were in line withOld Testament teachings with only some amendments made for thisstage of God's Plan of Salvation. Within two decades after Christ's Resurrection, believers wereturning away to a 'different gospel' (see Galatians 1:6). Paulcalled those who were misleading by teaching this different message'false apostles and deceitful workers' (see 2 Corinthians 11:13 andthe problems with false brethren in verse 26). By late in the firstcentury, as we see from 3 John 9-10 - then the last living of theoriginal Apostles - conditions had grown so dire that falseministers openly refused to receive representatives of the ApostleJohn and were excommunicating true Christians from the Church. Yes,the Church of God members were no longer accepted into this newChristianity. This troubling period Edward Gibbon, the famed historian, wrote inhis classic work The History of the Decline and Fall of theRoman Empire of a "dark cloud that hangs over the first age ofthe church" (1821, Vol. 2, p. 111). So, members of the originalChurch of God - Christians - were now being marginalized andbecoming a scattered minority in various lands. A new 'Christian'religion which a mixture of Gnostic teachings and other conceptsand practices rooted in paganism - called Syncretism common withinthe Roman Empire at the time - took hold and transformed theteachings of Christ. Another historian Jesse Hurlbut says of this time oftransformation: "We name the last generation of the first century,from 68 to 100 A.D., 'The Age of Shadows,' partly because the gloomof persecution was over the church, but more especially because ofall the periods in the [church's] history, it is the one aboutwhich we know the least. We have no longer the clear light of theBook of Acts to guide us; and no author of that age has filled theblank in the history . . . . "For fifty years after St. Paul's life a curtain hangs over thechurch, through which we strive vainly to look; and when at last itrises, about 120 A.D. with the writings of the earliest churchfathers, we find a church in many aspects very different fromthat in the days of St. Peter and St. Paul" ( The Story ofthe Christian Church, 1970, p. 33). For the sake of brevity, the teachings of Christianity wereabsorbed into the Roman Empire in the 4th Century A.D., haveevolved into what is called mainstream Christianity today - ofcourse with about 41,000 differing churches and organizationsworldwide. However, through the centuries, the teachings of Christwith the minority members throughout the world still hold fast andawait... Luke 12:32 King James Version (KJV) . 32 Fear not, littleflock ; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give youthe kingdom. . ( Full Answer )
Paul. "...when we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him... I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. But when the Jews objected, I was compelled… to appeal to Caesar - not that I had any charge to bring against my own people... "...They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the Kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe... "...For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house (IN ROME) and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus." (Acts 28:16-31 NIV) ( Full Answer )
By word of mouth, by reading the Bible, by showing you are Christian, so others follow your footsteps.
Jesus' disciples. They cast the Seed of God's Word. "Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to obeserve all thi…ngs whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (age)." (Matt.28:18-20) "...that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things." (Luke 24:47-48) ( Full Answer )
Paul's epistles tell us that Paul decided to preach Christianity to the gentiles, although he had to convince the Jerusalem brethren that what he was doing was right. Acts of the Apostles says that it was the decision of Peter to preach Christianity to the gentiles, and that several missionaries pa…rticipated, with Paul at first only taking a minor part. ( Full Answer )
When Spanish conquistadors arrived to Mexico, they also brought Roman Catholic priests with them. Once they conquered all native peoples in Mexico, they swiftly converted them to Christianity.
It is hard to find any evidence that Christianity played any positive role in the spread of democracy. The Christian Roman Emperors, beginning with Constantine, were even more anti-democratic than their pagan predecessors. Before the reign of Constantine, there were some tentative reforms that co…uld possibly have opened the way towards some form of democratic institution, but Constantine absorbed all power to himself, even introducing the process that would lead to medieval vassalage - the antithesis of democracy. Of course, it may be true that Constantine would have taken these action whether or not he became a Christian. Once Christianity was in the ascendancy in the fourth century, the emperors, assisted by the Church, began the long persecution of the pagans. South African whites saw Judeo-Christian traditions as justifying their disenfranchisement of South African blacks, and American slave owners used the Bible to justify the continuation of slavery in the United States. Whether or not Hitler was a true, practising Christian, he used religion to justify many of his actions. Even today, some Christian religious leaders see Judeo-Christian traditions as justifying the right of the Church to assert its domination over the state, to the detriment of real democracy. A true, vibrant democracy requires the separation of Church and State, with respect by each for the traditions and roles of the other. ( Full Answer )
Yes it has, there are cristians everywhere. However the country with most christians is the united states (: well to be more accurate there are cristians in about every country in the map, but unfortunately a lot of tribes and bushmen have never heard of it
What alps do you mean? People traveled by foot or sailed from country to country.
The teachings of Christianity were, and are, spread by word of mouth, through an active preaching and teaching campaign ( Matthew 28:19+20)(Matthew 24:14)(Romans 10:11-15) , person-to-person (Acts 5:42)(Acts 20:20) ,in public places (Acts 19:8)(Luke 3:7)(Matthew10:27)(Acts 13:5; Romans 1:8; Col…ossians 1:28)(Luke 9:60)(Romans 9:17) and through the conduct of true Christians (1 Corinthians 10:32-33)(Titus 2:1-10)(1Ti 6:1) . ( Full Answer )
Christianity was able to spread because the Europeans sailed around the world. A famous and well-known example is Christopher Columbus who sailed around the world in 1492 and later went to islands of the Americas and later Europeans helped spread this religion.
Christianity did not spread from Europe, but from the Middle East. In its early days, there were certainly more Christians outside Europe than in Europe. Philip Jenkins ( The Lost History of Christianity ) says that by around 1000 CE, Asia had 17 to 20 million Christians, with a further 5 million in… Africa. He estimates that Europe had some 25 to 30 million Christians, whose faith in many cases was very notional indeed compared with the ancient churches of Asia and Africa. The gradual abandonment of Christianity outside Europe resulted in the modern emphasis on Europe, almost as if Europe was the origin of the faith. However, Christianity reached the New World of the Americas, parts of Africa and east Asia, and to Australia and the Pacific from Europe, as a result of colonisation. ( Full Answer )
During the first century Christianity started in Jerusalem, but within just a few short years there was a persecution which drove many Christians out of Jerusalem and some fled to Greece where they spread Christianity to those in Greece they encountered.
Christianity spread through mouth, evangelism, and people were told of God. Miracles also played a part. As did missionary work
Christianity spread worldwide with its 2.1 billion dollar adherentssince its founding on 17 Jun 31 AD outside of the Upper Room in theCity of Jerusalem, Israel.
sent augustine along with 40 monks to england to get rid of paganism and to convert the saxon king to christianity.
st.Patrick is the famous one,we know every little about his life and works, the roman catholic church,the Celtic monks,saint cadoc,saint columban and so on,there are many good books on Celtic Christianity,this is a start and i could write a paper on this matter,so leave a message on my board and i c…an leave a couple titles for you.georgeoverton . ( Full Answer )
Answer . We can not really say when the first Christians arrived in Rome, but Paul's Epistle to the Romans shows that there were already Christians in Rome during his lifetime. This Epistle is traditionally dated in the 50s of the first century CE.
The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western c…ulture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. The spread of Christianity matters because it was one of the factors that shaped our western culture. ( Full Answer )
Settlers brought with them their Christian faith as they traveled to new lands. They taught their religious beliefs to the native people (often forcing it on them ) therefore new territories or "colonies" that were sprouting up across the world were built on the Christian faith. Hence more of the wo…rld began practicing Chritianity. ( Full Answer )
The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emp…eror, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. ( Full Answer )
Christianity came to the USA in two branches. For all practical purposes, we can consider that the first branch was brought by English settlers to the region of Virginia in 1607. The settlers were members of the Church of England, and the colony was supported by James I of England. The second …branch was bought by the Pilgrim Fathers, who settled in what is now Massachusetts in 1620. The Pilgrim Fathers brought a form of Christianity that is called "Puritan." They were also "Separatists." Puritans try to live as close as possible to the pattern laid down by Jesus, and to avoid compromise with the world. Separatists don't have bishops, with the Pilgrim Fathers already being constituted as a single self-governing congregation before they came to America. Even though the Pilgrim Fathers were not particularly numerous, their emphasis on religious freedom has been a cornerstone principle of American political ideas ever since, and the Puritan idea of a life lived in accordance with Jesus' teachings has been an important part of subsequent American religious life. ( Full Answer )
1. Christians are encouraged to heal sick people, do miracles, teach, and use prayer to release God's power in order to both share and demonstrate their faith in God's love toward others. The scriptures advise Christians to spread God's message of love and liberty through the entire earth. '\ 2. …Christians tend to like what God has given them sufficiently to want to share it with others. They meet together regularly in groups and plan how they can do this with the greatest effectiveness. 3. God himself promises to empower Christians who embrace his objective to spread the "good news". Christians believe this process is supernatural and are often thrilled to be a part of it -- especially when miracles are both real and abundant. 4. The message of Christianity promises eternal life, healing, financial success, peace, and the authority and power to live free in a world full of bondage. Why wouldn't it spread? ( Full Answer )
For 13 years the (what you call) christians spread the teachings to Judeans only, then to the lost tribes of the house of Israel, which was able to include anyone outside of Judah as well.
A: An unknown number of pagans and gnostics died to further the spread of Christianity, from the fourth century onwards. In just one year, 782, the Frankish king Charlemagne reputedly beheaded four thousand five hundred Saxons who resisted his campaign of forced conversion to Christianity, and we c…an not know how many deaths occurred elsewhere in the same year. ( Full Answer )
A: The year of Paul's conversion remains a debated topic, with various estimates. These estimates are usually based on interpretations of Acts of the Apostles, which is seen by many scholars as an unreliable history. This suggests that Paul's conversion took place in the mid-30s and that he contin…ued preaching to around 60 CE or a little later. Whenever possible, scholars prefer to rely on Paul's own epistles, rather than Acts. Paul provided some information from which we may be able to estimate the date he commenced his mission. In his Epistle to the Galatians, Paul said that after his conversion, he travelled to Arabia, then Damascus (bypassing Jerusalem), Jerusalem, then Syria and Cilicia, and back to Jerusalem (1 Galatians 1:16-2:1). At some stage after the last visit to Jerusalem, he appears to have visited Antioch with Peter. He must have spent 3 years in Damascus, 14 years in Syria and Cilicia, and indeterminate periods in the other centres. Therefore, his conversion would have been at least 18 to 20 years before he wrote Galatians. All we have to do is estimate approximately when he wrote Galatians. Several of his epistles mention a collection for the 'poor', who can be identified as the Christians in Jerusalem. The best explanation for the urgency of this collection and the effort and political capital he put into seeking contributions is that the collection took place during the empire-wide famine that occurred between the years of 44 and 48. True, Acts places this famine almost immediately after Paul's conversion and gives an entirely different reason for Paul's own collection, but I believe that the author was mistaken, and that Paul wrote his epistles largely to seek help for the famine-struck Jerusalem church, and that his conversion took place many years earlier. The Jerusalem Christians needed help from abroad, perhaps because the famine was more severe in the eastern Mediterranean area. The Galatian Christians, geographically closest to Judea, were initially keen to contribute but finally unable to assist, probably because they were also suffering. Therefore, in my view, the best date for Galatians is 44 CE, or very shortly afterwards. 18 years before 44 CE is 26 CE, placing Paul's conversion long before the traditional date for the crucifixion of Jesus, which most non-academic people will say is a nonsense. Nevertheless, however we look at it Paul must have been preaching his gospel long before that famine and therefore long before Acts says his conversion took place. The reason for this is that Paul says that he escaped from Damascus after preaching there for three years, when the governor under Aretas, king of the Nabateans, had a garrison deployed to arrest him because of his Christian activities (2 Corinthians 11:32-33). Aretas was king from 9 BCE to 40 CE and even given the improbable coincidence of Paul's escape occurring on the very last year of his reign, Paul's conversion could not have occurred as late as reported in Acts. It is hard to place the start of Christianity as late as 30 CE, if Paul was persecuting Christians long enough to become well known for his persecutions and if his conversion to Christianity took place from 26 to shortly after 30 CE. We can not say when Paul began to spread Christianity. He could have begun in 26 CE or even earlier; he could have been preaching as late as 60 CE or even later. Clement of Rome believed ( 1 Clement ) that he travelled to the farthest reaches of the west (Spain) and finished his mission there. ( Full Answer )
be more specific.. Jesus taught the renewed covenant(new testament).. Paul traveled to port cities where he could spread the word and the travellers would carry the word further... Paul wrote a lot of the new testament..
The Catholic Church has spread Christianity through its preaching, its missionary activity, and through its charity, its love of men, as it sees Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, in every human being.
There is no finish of the spread of Christianity. Christianity is still gaining converts in the present time. It began spreading out from Jerusalem shortly after the death of Jesus which tradition says was in 33 AD. which would make Christianity roughly 1980 years old.
Since he was a Bishop, he did not need anyone to let him, maybe you could say the Pope allowed him to, but only in a indirect way.