The Roots Of Christianity


Religion is an impulse to explain. A natural impulse that everyone
has and everyone one grapples with. It's an impulse that, sadly and
ironically, has been exploited to convince people to take actions that defy
and demean that impulse. These exploiters are the ruling elite of nearly
every society, in every era. It's not hard to understand the false sense
of security and comfort of faith that religion provides. Religious faith,
which is a set of rules, is a tool used by the people in power to keep
other people powerless, and to compel them into serving the interests of
the powerful.
It is controversial who founded Christianity. Jesus of Nazareth -
he led a movement that seems to ...

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king or deliverer." The name Christ is the Greek equivalent
of Messiah.
Jesus called Peter, James, John, and other disciples to assist him
with his ministry. He taught his disciples that he was sent by God to do
the work of the Father. The disciples testified that Jesus was the Christ.
On one occasion, Peter replied to Jesus, "And we believe and are sure that
thou art Christ, the Son of the living God." (John 6:69)
Jesus performed many miracles among the people of Jerusalem and the
surrounding communities. He healed the sick, restored the sight of the
blind, and raised the dead. Pharisees, priests, and other Jewish leaders
became exceedingly jealous and angry. Eventually, they convinced the Roman
leaders of Jerusalem to crucify Jesus.
After the crucifixion, Jesus appeared as a resurrected being to his
disciples and friends. His disciples then carried on the work of spreading
the gospel of Jesus Christ, both to the Jews and Gentiles. New disciples
then ...

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as the fulfillment of Judaism. Jews
seek a Messiah; Christians say the Messiah is Jesus. The basis of
Christianity can be found in the New Testament book of Matthew, The Sermon
on the Mount. In each of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) a
different viewpoint of the person of Jesus is presented. Christians honor
and read the Old Testament, but find new interpretations of old laws in the
New Testament.
One of the religions Christianity took from was Muslim. The Koran
says that God sent Moses and Jesus to the Israelites. The Koran also say
that Abraham and all the prophets were Muslims (of course not in the
meaning of the Islam practiced after Muhammad came but ...

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