Worlds largest faith 2.1 billion followers Based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived over 2,000 years ago Worship in churches. Bible: holy book that consists of the Old and New Testaments. Priests or ministers: spiritual leaders 33,000 demoninations Church in West Pennard, Somerset, England
Jesus was the Messiah promised in the Old Testament: sent by God to save humans from their sins Jesus Christ is the Son of God Belief in the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Love for God above all things: treat others with compassion, love, and forgiveness Missionary religion Belief that there is only one God, but that there are three elements to this one God (the Trinity) God the Father God the Son (Jesus) The Holy Spirit
Christmas (12/25 or 1/6) birth of Jesus Easter (Resurrection of Jesus) 1054: Roman Catholic Church split into Eastern Orthodox Church 1500s: Reformation and split into Protestant churches Interesting facts: At the beginning of the 1900s some 80 percent of Christians lived in Europe or North America. By the year 2000, about 60 percent of Christians were citizens of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Christians believe that there is a life after earthly death. (Heaven and Hell)