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Who founded Christianity and when?

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08/29/2012

Jesus founded it. The church began 50 days after Jesus' resurrection (c. A.D. 35). Jesus had promised that He would build His church (Matthew 16:18), and with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), the church-ekklesia (the "called-out assembly")-officially began. Three thousand people responded to Peter's sermon that day and chose to follow Christ.