Christianity Essay

967 Words Jan 13th, 2012 4 Pages
Christianity Essay

The religion my group is covering is Christianity. Christianity is one of the biggest and widest spread religions in the world. It was founded by Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. Jesus taught his Apostles the word of God and spread the belief that he was the messiah by performing miracles such as healing the sick, feeding thousands with only enough food for one person, and expelling demons from the souls of people he encountered. After Jesus had many followers, people started to worry about the change in the community and the Romans didn’t want to think about what might happen if people started changing their ways so they sentenced Jesus to death. Jesus told his Apostles that he would come back after his death and
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Another important thing to remember is the Old Testament is still the word of God, just because it was written a long time ago doesn't mean you should not listen to it. The last important things you should really know about the Christian faith are the holidays that are celebrated by its followers. The first important one is Christmas. Christmas is celebrated as an anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Today’s practices evolved from traditions of different cultures and changes over the years to become what we now know it as. Most Christians, however, still celebrate Christmas for what it is supposed to be, a day to remember and pay respect to Jesus. The other important religion is Easter. Easter is the day that we celebrate the day that Jesus came back from the death to prove that he was the messiah. The practices of the holiday today are actually from an ancient civilization where they had festivals for their Goddess Ester who was the Goddess of fertility. Eggs and rabbits are symbols of fertility that we developed into Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. Once again, Christians still celebrate the holiday for what it is for. Christianity is one of the largest religions in the world and one of the oldest. Many people put their complete faith in the religion while others do not. The important thing is that you know what kind of person you are in God's eyes.

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