History of Christianity

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The history of Christianity goes back into Jewish ancestry and revolves around the 300 prophecies in the Old Testament, which reveals the upcoming of a Jewish Messiah who would be a Savior of humanity. Around 2000 years ago this prophecy was fulfilled by the birth of Jesus from the Virgin Mary in the town of Bethlehem in the land of Israel. He brought a hope of delight to the poor and rejected ones. The New Testament book of Luke (1:26-38) and Matthew (1:18-25) explains the virgin birth of Jesus. The birth of Jesus Christ also claimed a revolution and the revival of the teachings of Judaism. In the beginning Christianity was considered as a sect of Judaism. As Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." (Matthew 5:17). But later on, the teachings of Jesus established the foundation of Christianity. The concept of salvation and eternal peace blessed the gloomy hearts. Just as the message of Jesus started to spread among the people, he was betrayed by one of his disciples Judas Iscariot for 30 pieces of silver. He was held responsible for treason and blasphemy. He was viciously beaten up and crucified at Golgotha before suffering on the cross for about 6 hours. The following Sunday, when the loyal Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to his tomb, they were astonished to see that the tomb was empty. The book of Matthew explains the resurrection of Jesus, "The angel said to the women, do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." (Matthew 28:5-7) In spite of the ban on Christianity in Rome during the second century, it kept on growing. In third century, the Emperor Constantine stopped the harassment and encouraged the growth of Christianity. The differences between the Greek East and Latin West churches began to grow with time on the issues of use of...
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