In your own words, how did the Christian religion come to be?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavourite answer
This could take a while.
In the first century, the Roman Empire had annexed Israel as a so-called client state. This meant that they enjoyed Rome's military protection so long as they acknowledged Caesar as absolute ruler. While this was not a bad arrangement, there were those who wanted better.
Yeshua bar-Yosef was such a man.
Raised by members of a feminist sect of Judaism, he resented the patriarchal structure of Rome. So he began to preach, and drew a modest following. Once he was known locally, he and his treasurer, Judas Iscariot, plotted an escape act that would have made Harry Houdini jealous. He would cheat death, and appear to rise from the grave.
The first thing, of course, was to get him sentenced to crucifixion. That was simple enough. Once he was on the cross, he had a disciple bring him a drug to render him unconscious. The soldier guarding him stabbed him to see if he would react, and likely pierced his kidney. Satisfied, they removed him, and Nicodemus packed his wound with healing herbs before Joseph of Aramithea placed him in a cool, dry place to recover.
Early Sunday morning, someone knocked the guards unconscious and moved the stone from the front of the tomb. Peter certainly seems to have been capable of such a deed, and he likely felt guilty for denying his friend. From there, we know he visited his other disciples. The illusion was complete, and his revolutionary movement began to take root.
Enter Saul of Tarsus. A Roman citizen, he had orders from Caesar to either destroy or derail the Yeshua movement. And so, drawing on his knowledge of pagan myth, Saul exaggerated the story of Yeshua, and told and retold it until everyone was talking of him. Then, he faked his own conversion and took his place as the head of the new religion.
- Chi girlLv 71 year ago
It was founded by Christ, God the Son. If you want to know more than that, read the Bible.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- PeterLv 71 year ago
Atheists say we are all born atheists, so, at some time in the past, a group of naughty atheists realised that they had nothing to look forward to, so they invented religion.
- antoniusLv 71 year ago
Th Romans invented the NT story and Jesus to counter the claim of the savior that the Sicarii was claiming to com to help fight the Romans.
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- 1 year ago
God had His Son born on Earth to be The King of the nation of Israel... at that time the only way to come to God was to be of the Nation of Israel.... but they rejected God's Son.... so... when God's Son ascended into Heaven God commissioned The True Church.... and appointed those who had followed His Son to be the first of The Body of His Church... God instructed the first of The Church to follow the basic instructions that His Son had taught , and to accept His Son, Jesus The Christ as The Head of The Church... and to pass on those instructions to those who would accept them....... so... since those of The Church followed The Christ... they came to be called Christians.... The Body of God's Church is made up of ALL those of The True Christian Faith.... and only those of The Body will enter Heaven............there is, of course.... a whole lot more to it than just that thumb nail version.....I accept YA email... if you have any basic questions about all of that... feel free to contact me and I will try to answer them for you
- Anonymous1 year ago
Chris gave you the right answer.
Religion involves man trying to reach God or a better afterlife by doing good works. Religion cannot save you; only Jesus saves.
Because we have all sinned against a perfectly holy and righteous God, we all deserve eternal separation from God in hell (Rom. 6:23). However, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross as our Substitute. Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose from the grave (1 Cor. 15:3-4). The Bible is clear that salvation is not by our good works. The only condition for receiving everlasting life is to believe in Jesus for that free gift! It really is that simple.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).
- 1 year ago
Christianity is a religion prevously spawned by ignorance slowly being phased out by a modern understanding of the world.
- SnowbirdLv 61 year ago
That sounds just like a homework question be honest is it?
- franklinLv 41 year ago
The Word that was with God and was God came to Earth as a man, died for our sins, and rose from the dead.
- Anonymous1 year ago
That is a complicated story, in short, the NT writings are butchered and twisted versions of real history. It's mostly fiction but there are kernels of truth in it.
Jesus probably amassed a following in his lifetime, who were distraught to see him executed for rebelling against the Romans. Either later on or soon after the myth started that he would return to finish the job and defeat the Romans. These Jewish law-abiding Christians were most likely all slaughtered in a last effort to save the temple from the Romans around 70 AD.
Meanwhile this left a niche in the Christian community for the gentile followers of Paul to take over, who disregarded the Law and the temple. Reading the gospels, you can tell when the gentiles are attacking the original followers, such as making Simon, James and John clueless and confused, expecting a jewish messiah but are constantly told they're wrong in their thinking.
Bottom line, Christianity today in a gentile invention.