What do Christians believe?. What is Christianity?. Do Not Copy this – Atheist view of Christianity. God : supreme (only) & divine being. Omnipotent Creator of Heaven & Earth. Jesus (of Nazareth) : Son of God. The man who reconciled the sins of the world and God .
God: supreme (only) & divine being. Omnipotent Creator of Heaven & Earth.
Crucifixion & Resurrection: belief that Jesus was executed and rose againKey Words/Fundamental Beliefs
Sin: An action or thought that separates you from God. (WWJD) - humans have FREE WILL
REFLECTIVE PERSONAL ESSAY
(Tip: go through the “7 deadly sins” & “10 commandments”)Sin & Redemption
Christianity becomes dominant religion because Constantine converted to Christianity (312 AD)
The Great SCHISM (1054 AD) – Major Split
Irony: began to persecute other religions.
Christians debate divinity of Jesus, split occurs.
West (Spain, France, Italy) East (Greece, Russia and Serbia)
Pope No popeA brief History
People paying church to get into heaven or reduce their (or their loved ones‘) time in purgatory
(1517) Priest Martin Luther upset, declared his 95 theses
Printing Press: the capability to reproduces texts en masse and in different languages e.g. BibleA brief History
Catholics & Protestant Reformation (16th century)
Focus of Protestants:
w/ God (no papacy)
Christian Bible: It said to be the Word of God and the stories of God and His people.