Christianity Report

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Studies of Religion-Christianity
Origins and Principal beliefs of Christianity
Christianity originated in the city of Jerusalem as a monotheistic religion which rooted from Judaism in the 1st century. Jesus of Nazareth, first recognized as a Messiah, is now known as the Son of God to Christians, is accepted as the founder of Christianity. Jesus, given that he sought only to renew Judaism, did not intend to find a new religion.

To some people, Jesus is recognized as a normal human being who felt all human qualities and had human limitations. This is true because he was evidently born of a woman at the time of Emperor Augustus. He grew up in a human family, worked as a carpenter in Nazareth for most of his life and died experiencing
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Environmental issues are dealt with all around the world with little knowledge and poorly informed actions. As carbon emissions rise, the destruction of natural ecosystems rapidly spread, Christian communities therefore work from Christian environmental ethics which come from the word of God. In the scriptures, God commanded Adam and Eve and their offspring to rule over the world, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the Earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over everything that moves on the Earth.” (Genesis 1:28). From the beginning God gave humans special responsibilities to take care of what our Creator has entrusted with. God not only made all living things but also showed his concerns about his creation in Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” God cares so much for his creations and the world he has provided us and thus Christians hope to eradicate or at least reduce the harm to the world and its occupants.

Sexual ethics issues such as adultery and homosexuality cause a lot of different types of responses due to different interpretation and understanding of the sources of ethical teachings. Many Christians would take the ethical positions that adultery and homosexuality is wrong and unforgiveable because of statements in the bible such as, “You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14) and “Do not lie with a man as

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