Christianity, A Religion That Branched From Judaism And Formation Of The World

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Christianity is a religion that branched from Judaism and began in Palestine. Christianity was first practiced around 200 B.C.E. Christianity is the largest practiced religion in the world to date. This religion is practiced throughout the world in many different ways. There were approximately 43,000 different denominations of Christianity in the world during the year 2012. However, the teachings are so similar because a denomination is a separate organization, which means they do not have to have different beliefs. Two- thirds of theses denominations are independent churches with the majority of them being in Africa. Christianity is based on their religious reading, The Holy Bible, and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth whom is their Savior. The Bible describes everything from the creation of the world to how it will all end. A couple of centuries before Christ was born, the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes began forcing Jews to honor and praise him as a god. The Jews however refused and began rebelling with their leader Judas Maccabaeus and were victorious. (Civilized Religions and Barbarian Invasions, pg. 207). According to Christian history, before there was no sin. The world was perfect, however God put a man and woman into the Garden of Eden. The two were Adam and Eve, they were commanded not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However there was a serpent in the garden who spoke so highly of the fruit that grew on this tree, that Eve ate some
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