Christianity is a world religion based onthe teachings of Jesus Christ, which is the largest in terms of both the number of followers - 2.35 billion people, and the geographical scope - each country has at least one Christian community. That is, at the moment all countries have recognized Christianity.

Directions of Christianity

Followers of Jesus Christ believe that he -The Messiah, the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. Christianity is divided into three major areas - Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism. The first two currents were formed as a result of the split of the Christian church in 1054. Then the eastern church became Orthodox, and the western church became Catholic. Protestantism emerged as a result of the reform of the Catholic Church. Today, there are 1.2 billion Catholics, Orthodox 300 million, Protestants 420 million. In addition, there are many other branches of Christianity (Anglicans, Lutherans, Baptists, etc.).

The First Christians

It is believed that Christianity arose in Palestinein the 1st century among the population of the so-called Mesopotamia, but very quickly religion spread to nearby lands. Who first took Christianity? If we believe the dogmas of the Christian church itself, the first to accept this religion were the Jews. However, most scholars of Christianity believe that the "pioneer" is to consider the king of Great Armenia Trdat. It was in Armenia in 301 that Christianity was accepted as a state religion. In 313, the example of Great Armenia was followed by the Roman Empire.

Christianity today

Who accepted Christianity as a statereligion today? As we mentioned above, Christian communities exist today in all countries, but the largest number of followers of this religion can be found in Europe, Russia, the United States, Canada, Latin and North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia and Oceania.

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