A Historical Overview of Christianity

Christianity is an Abrahamic, non-theistic religion following the teachings and life of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as Christ. It is the oldest Christian religion, having more than two billion followers worldwide. The religion believes in the return of Jesus to earth following his resurrection from the dead. It also has a strong emphasis on the role of Jesus in history and his teachings. One of the most important teachings of Christianity is that of universalism, which states that all people, regardless of their race or ethnic background, are brothers (or sisters) to one another. Christians believe that they follow in the footsteps of Jesus and the early church fathers, who spread the gospel message of God through prophetic and special messages.


The most well-known element of christianity is the Bible, written by its foremost commentators and most celebrated writers such as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These manuscripts, known as the sacred writings of the bible, are the primary source material for studying and interpreting the teachings and life of Jesus. The Bible can be considered the perfect divine book of God, containing in it the last testament to mankind – the story of His coming and His willingness to take on human nature to save it from sin and its inevitable degradation. In addition, the Bible contains important moral teachings on life, ethics, and spirituality. It also contains many references to events and figures in history such as John the Baptist, Stephen, John the father of Christianity, Cornelius, Paul, and nails, and the woman at the well who was the wife of Christ.

The early church fathers, also called the apostles, played an important role in spreading the word of God through preaching the gospel. They expressed views of freedom, equality, and compassion for all men. These teachings shaped much of the philosophy of christianity and have remained relevant even for modern times. The teachings of the early Christians included the concept of tithing, begging, and giving that are still essential to the followers of christianity today. The teachings also include the idea of sanctification, forgiving and being charitable and sharing one’s blessings with others.