Christianity is one of the, if not the most, influential religions in the modern world today. The development of Christianity was faced with many changes and obstacles throughout its existence. The Christian church is a key factor in this development in Christianity. But along with the church, the life and role of Jesus Christ was a foundation in the development of Christianity. And certain events such as the Crusades played an essential role into the development of Christianity. These are three of many, many things that were key to the growth of Christianity; each one of them having a significant role and contribution to the religion. The role of the Church was very crucial in relation to the development of Christianity. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church it says, “This indivisible gift of the Lord’s words and of the Holy Spirit who gives life to them in the hearts of believers has been received and lived by the Church from the beginning.” (Part III, The Prayer of the Church, Section 2767) What this section ideally means is the Church illustrates the thoughts of the Lord and the Holy Spirit. This is evident to the fact that the Church is essential for the development Christianity, the reason being that it is one of the many ways the words of the Lord are passed forth. Due preceding like this, over time the Church gained significant power. The church was not only root for moral laws and supported the arts and science of the Renaissance, but also the pure authority of God. The authority and command the Church gained was strong enough to mold Christianity into a much well-known and spread religion. Jesus is to Christianity as Thomas Edison is to the light bulb. Jesus’ influence on the development of Christianity is evident throughout his life. He lived his life as a preacher; he shared many thoughts he used portray his belief in the religion. Jesus carved out the pathway for Christianity with his...
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