Christianity: Developing Faith

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Historical Facts Where & How Does This Faith Perspective Originate? Christianity began within the Jewish faith. In 63 B.C.E., the Roman Empire made it's way to Palestine. The Romans stated they would stay out of the Jewish affairs, as long as they paid their taxes and aspired peace. However, many individuals, the Zealots, desired to overthrow the Romans. The common people believed a new king would save them from the Roman tyranny. In 6 CE, Judas, the Galilean led a revolt, but the Romans ended quickly, along with 2,000 Zealots' lives. Then in 66 CE an open revolt developed in Jerusalem, which the Jews won, but in 70 CE the Romans returned defeating the Jews, and began to make their lives intolerable. It is in this political, social, and spiritual climate that Christianity is born. This history is the special plan of God that is the apex in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Founder & Followers: The founder of Christianity is Jesus, who was born outside Bethlehem in a manger in about 6 B.C.E. Jesus's early life is unknown, besides a few stories. It is the last three years of his life that provides the focus for most Christians. When Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist in the Judean countryside, and it marked the beginning of a ministry that centers on preaching, teaching, and healing. Jesus seemed the sick, the poor, the dying, and the sinners. Jesus is also considered Messiah ("the king") and had 12 disciples who were hand selected
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