Christianity "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16

The original founder of Christianity is Jesus, who is believed to be the son of God and the Messiah. It was founded in a Jewish community of Roman Palestine. Christianity is similar to Judaism and Islam in the way that they all believe in one true God. However there are differences about each religions. For example, Christians don't acknowledge Muhammad as a prophet and believe that Jesus was the Son of God and the Messiah. Jews believe Jesus was not the Messiah or Son of God. Jews are still waiting for someone else to come and save them from their sins. Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet and believe that Muhammad was the messiah.

The holy book for Christians is the Bible. It contains writings from the Old Testament, before Jesus, and the New Testament, writings from Jesus' life and death. Christians worship in a church during the evening hours of Saturday and all day Sunday. Their religious leaders are the pope, bishops, archbishops, pastors, priests, and deacons. The pope is the leader of the Catholic church.The Bishops are in charge of a diocese. Archbishops are the head of an archdiocese. A pastor is a minister in charge of a Christian church or congregation. Priests are ordained ministers who perform mass and sacraments. Deacons are ordained ministers who can't perform certain parts of mass and sacraments.

Many Christian holidays are celebrated throughout the world. For example, Christmas is a Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the birth and coming of Jesus on Christmas (December 25th). The four weeks before Christmas are known as Advent. Advent helps Christians to prepare and make room in their hearts for the coming of Jesus. Another holiday is All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a day that Christians celebrate saints with or without a feast day. Ash Wednesday is another Christian holiday that takes place this year on March 1st. Christians on this day wear ashes on their forehead. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us.

The sects of Christianity are as follows: It all starts with Christianity. From there it divides into Protestant and Roman Catholicism. There is nothing off of Roman Catholicism. From Protestant there is then Lutheran, Angelicism, and Reform. There is nothing off of Lutheran. Off of Angelicism is Congregational, then Quakes, And Methodist. The off of Methodist is Salvation Army. Off of Reform is Presbyterian and Baptist.

By: Lindsey Gottardo and Grace Magdziarz

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