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How did Christianity get its start?

How did Christianity get its start? Topic: Mesopotamia research
July 16, 2019 / By Kolour
Question: I have done extensive research on this subject. And I have my own thoughts as to how it took place. But now my research leads me to this point. I would like to know what the rest of the world thinks about how Christianity and/or Judeo-Christianity got its start. And yes this also means Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith's. Please I would like to hear from all cultures and/or faith's. And also, this question is not meant to offend anyone. And I apologize if it does. Thanks for your time and have a great time studying on this question. Great answer Beth. David, that is also a good psychological answer. and VegasDawg That was pretty cool also. Try this also follow Christianity backwards. Start with Muslims, Christians, Jewish, Romans, Roman/Greek mythology and Greek gods. You will see a large connection between all. Starting with Greek theory's of faith. Sage, Dude now that is what I am talking about. The actual history of how Christianity got it's laws. I appreciate all of the comments here, but so far it looks like Sage has got the answers that I am looking for. Sage, I think perhaps you may have done a little more studying on this subject than I have. I stopped with the Greeks myself. Even though I had heard about Mithrasism, I did not know that it came first. One thing I do know is that if there ever is a Jihad on U.S soil, and Christians are victorious, you and I will be the first to be committed to the insane asylum. Or perhaps hanged by the neck in the middle of town. lol Hopefully we will never see the day that our brothers turn on us as they do in countries of a different culture. Perhaps before this can happen some of us will step up and bring peace between all faith's and cultures.
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Jayden Jayden | 6 days ago
Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs--we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "Whatever could this mean?"
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Evelia Evelia
Well with what I've researched it sounds like it started out with Adam and Eve of course. Then throughout Old Testament times, God used men to do His work and gave us laws, gave us lands and took them away and He was very very merciful and loving, but also just. He was always faithful to His people. He has given us many true stories and the history of humanity. Then a new age dawns when jesus is born. This man begins to preach at about 30 years old, chooses His diciples and people follow Him. CHRISTianity is simply the belief in the truth of Christ and His words, actions, character, and the claims He made. He died then rose again showing Himself to over 500 people, converting many with His obvious miracle and the assurance of His divinity and truth. Thus Christianity is born when Christ has His first follower, but Christianity does not only the New Testament, we include the Old which seems as almost 2 diffrent religions. But its all one because its all God's great big plan. How do you think christianity got its start?
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Coleen Coleen
Christianity got it's start with the life of Jesus of course. He lived at a time when Judaism was being crushed out of existence by the Romans. Jesus' life was short and tragic, but this has been spun to be the great success of a grand plan by God. I think that there must have been some disillusionment of the Hebrew people at that time because God was no longer helping them. To fight and conquer the Romans was not possible, so the door was opened for a new way of thinking about things. What was left of the band of disciples - those who really knew Jesus, died when the Romans conquered Jerusalem about 35 years after Jesus died. This left the field wide open for a brilliant, murdering, paranoid schizophrenic named Saul - who most likely was not even fully Jewish to invent Christianity as we know it - with a few tweaks here and there of course.
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Belynda Belynda
not exactly sure about the Muslim faith... pretty sure it started with Muhammad, but don't quote me on that. Jews have been around since Abraham, and the law has been around since Moses. Christianity started with Jesus, who is the Messiah, who had been predicted by Jewish Prophets. Christians believe that he is the Messiah, while Jews today do not. Muslims don't believe Jesus was really anything special either. Their god doesn't have the same characteristics as God, even though they say he is the same. As far as, "when does God come into the picture?" God has always been there (don't ask me to explain that. Nobody can understand everything about God because if we could fit him in a box so to speak, he wouldn't be God. He's just too amazing for us to comprehend.) Nobody made God up. Also, I hope this answer doesn't offend anyone. I just tried to cover the basics of what I believe, concerning the question.
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Adriane Adriane
Mithras was a Persian deity and the most widely venerated god in the Roman Empire before the invetion of Jesus. Hundreds of years before Jesus, according to the Mithraic religion, three Wise Men of Persia came to visit the baby savior-god Mithra, bring him gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. Mithra was born on December 25 as told in the “Great Religions of the World”, page 330; “…it was the winter solstice celebrated by ancients as the birthday of Mithraism’s sun god”. According to Mithraism, before Mithra died on a cross, he celebrated a “Last Supper with his twelve disciples, who represented the twelve signs of the zodiac. After the death of Mithra, his body was laid to rest in a rock tomb. Mithra had a celibate priesthood. Mithra ascended into heaven during the spring (Passover) equinox (the time when the sun crosses the equator making night and day of equal length). As you can now see, Christianity derived many of its essential elements from the ancient religion of Mithraism. There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record - that is right - not one!!! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah - all of whom are well recorded!! There is not a single contemporary record from any source and even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!! He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record? Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!! Pilate is recorded in the Roman record as a somewhat lack luster man but no mention of a Jesus, a trial or crucifixion that would surely have been used to make him look brighter!! At best he was an amalgam of those others!! The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible based on Mithras and he was a pagan not god!!! He also organized Christianity into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely ITALIAN!! Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until several hundred years after the period the story is set in!! How did the apostles write their books more than a hundred years after they would have been dead? What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Christian enemies - so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!!!
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Adriane Originally Answered: What are the essentials of Christianity?
Hi, Robin, It seems to me that there are some essentials, without which one is not a fully believing and practicing Christian, and there are some options for expressing Christian faith. The chief danger, as your question suggests, is oversimplifying Christianity into a simple rule. Situation ethics commits this error by saying the only rule is love. This oversimplification can lead to a sort of moral agnosticism; it doesn't tell us how to morally respond to handicapped prenatal babies, or to adults in long-term comas. It doesn't help us to recognize the only legitimate relationship for expressing love sexually. In short, reducing Christianity to a simple formula misleads us to chart our own paths rather than taking up the cross to follow Christ. The same is true in doctrine. We need a doctrinal understanding that encompasses the whole of Jesus' teaching, without oversimplification. Jesus' whole Gospel includes essential teachings about baptism (Mark 16:16; John 3:5), believing Christ and putting faith in him (e.g., Luke 7:50, 8:12), self-renunciation (e.g., Matt 5:3, 10), repentence (Matt 3:2; 4:17; 18:8-9; Mark 9:42-48), obedience to God, doing what is right and just (e.g., Luke 10:25-28; John 12:50), adopting the humility of a child (Matt 18:3-4; 19:14), eating the bread of life (John 6:51, 53-54), and endurance to the end (Matt 10:22, 24:13; Mark 13:13, Luke 21:16-18). Are there nonessentials? We Catholics genuflect and make the sign of the cross. We abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent. We require celibacy for priests. Such actions and policies are expressions of good faith, but not essential for Christianity. For example, the disciples probably did not genuflect or make the sign of the cross, and at least one, Peter, was married. Cheers, Bruce

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