Not just Christianity, any religion for that matter, has a lot of things that most of the people do know. In general, people are curious to learn a lot of things about religion. It is because religion and God are two things that still remains an unsolved mystery. The faith that people have is the main reason for belief in religion.
Christianity which is the most followed religion in the world is not an exception in this case. There are a lot of believers who really do have much of an idea about religion. In this article, we will see some of the interesting facts about Christianity.
The importance of four gospels
In the entire Bible the four gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament are given more importance because it furnishes the details of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
Mathew was a Jewish tax collector. His book is the first to account for the timeline of Christ. His prophecies let us know that Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament. He was later called by Jesus himself to be one among the 12 apostles.
Mark was an interpreter and writer. His book is the second to account for the life of Christ. His book gives us the details of the life of Jesus when he was a teen.
Luke is a physician who has written things after witnessing things by himself. Luke became a strong follower after the death of Christ.
The book of John provides a lot of details than any other gospel in the Bible. John is often referred to as the apostle who never died.
Churches and Denominations
Did you know that there are 33830 Christian denominations in the world? Even though they follow the same God, they have different methods of worship. But there are five well-known denominations. They are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestants.
Language in the Bible
Bible is the book that is translated in most number of languages. But originally Bible was written in three different geographical locations. The predominant part was written in Asia. Hence the languages that are most spoken in Asia are Mandarin and Arabic. The original languages in which the bible is written are Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.
Life and death
According to reports Christians are the most persecuted people in the world. It is said that more than 55 countries in the world do not welcome Christianity. Some of the countries where there are strict rules against Christians are Qatar, Afghanistan, North Korea, and Egypt.
The only religion to influence space
In 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, Edwin Aldrin actually read the bible, ate a wafer and drank the wine to give thanks to the almighty for this once in a lifetime opportunity.