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  1. Christianity Addie, Sydney, Sarah, Alison, Matias

  2. Key Beliefs and Practices • One God • Holy Trinity (below) • Father, Son, The Holy Spirit • Life after death

  3. Key Beliefs and Practices • Church on Sunday • Prayer= communicate with God • Bible= Holy Book

  4. Current Location 2.2 billion followers world’s largest religion mostly in the Americas state religion for several countries found in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and more

  5. The Bible Collection of stories sacred to the Christian religion Split into two testaments: Old and New Best-selling book in the world Total of 66 books written by many different authors Considered the word of God Translated into 2,018 languages

  6. Christian View of the Afterlife Heaven Most Christians believe in some sort of heaven Heaven is believed to be a place enjoy the presence of God and freedom from suffering and sin Purgatory/Limbo Babies who die go to Limbo Purgatory is a temporary place for people that haven’t confessed all their sins to go

  7. Christian View of the Afterlife (continued) Hell • In Hell, the punishment is isolation from God • The bible also mentions fire and worms • These are based on interpretations of the bible • Some branches look at Hell as a concept instead of a place • Others believe it is a place to be punished eternally

  8. Origins of Christianity Religion rested in issues of Jewish Religion Separated from Jewish religion – about 2000 years ago Established in Jerusalem Originated with Jesus of Nazareth Jesus was born circa 4 B.C.E. Appealed particularly to poorer classes Jesus preached in Israel Urged a moral code based on love, charity, and humility Spread through Roman Empire by enthusiastic evangelists Was created to purify Jewish religion: would free Israel and establish the kingdom of God on earth

  9. The Founder of Christianity • Jesus Christ (O A.D.- 33A.D) • New Testament documents his life • Christmas is celebrated for his birth • Good Friday is marked by his crucifixion • Easter his celebrated for resurrection

  10. Christians Consider Jesus to… • Be Savior and Redeemer of all Christians • Be the son of God • Crucified on the cross for there sins • Rose from the Dead • Ascended back into heaven

  11. BibliographyInformation • "The Afterlife, Primarily from a Christian Perspective." Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/afterlife.htm>. • "BBC - Religions - Christianity: Original Sin." BBC - Homepage. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/beliefs/originalsin_1.shtml>. • "BBC - Religions - Christianity: The Basics of Christian Beliefs." BBC - Homepage. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/beliefs/basics_1.shtml>. • "Christian Doctrines of Hell - ReligionFacts." Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the Facts on the World's Religions. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/beliefs/hell.htm>. • "Christianity Beginnings." Balanced Views of Religion and Spirituality with Faith | Patheos. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.patheos.com/Library/Christianity/Origins/Beginnings.html>. • "Christianity for Kids." Woodlands Junior School, Tonbridge, Kent UK. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/religion/christian.htm>. • "History Of Christianity." Religion - AllAboutReligion.org. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.allaboutreligion.org/history-of-christianity.htm>. • Protestants, Conservative. "What Christian Groups Say about the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Reincarnation..." Web. 19 Sept. 2011. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/heav_hel.htm>.

  12. BibliographyPhotos • http://en.loadtr.com/Christianity_symbol-419087.htm • http://www.sacredheartterrehaute.org/ • http://dtrtministries.com/2011/01/04/weekly-bible-challenge/ • http://columbusbuzz.blogspot.com/2011/07/wallpaper-jesus-cross.html • http://www.trinityurcvisalia.com/