Largest religion today. Christianity. . 2 billion followers!. I mean really beliefs, not history. Beliefs. Christian Texts. Old Testament Hebrew Bible Comes from Jews New Testament New scripture. Parts of New Testaments. First four: Gospel View Jesus is four points
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2 billion followers!
Didn’t like Roman rule – hoped god to send Messiah and free Jews.
Pharisees observed Jewish laws, thought people could come back to life.
Zealotsopposed to pay tax.
Sadducees supported Jewish tradition, but also helped Roman rule.
Others isolated themselves in deserts
Caused by fire destroying Rome
Thought was Christian’s fault.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for there is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed
those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they will be filled.
“ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your
soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.
And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ ”
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you, so that you may be children of your father in heaven.”
revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
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