Facts about Christianity

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  1. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as a state religion.
  2. Christianity is a monotheistic religion.
  3. Christianity is the largest religion in the world.
  4. There are about 2.1 million people who practice Christianity.
  5. Christian Bible is the holy book of Christianity, which has Old Testament and New Testament.
  6. Cross is the symbol of Christianity.
  7. Christianity was founded in Jerusalem in 1st century AD.
  8. The important holidays for Christians are Christmas and Easter.
  9. There is still a debate that who is the founder of Christianity- Jesus or Paul?
  10. Jesus Christ has more influence on the world than any other political leader, king etc.
  11. The sacred texts of Christianity are written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
  12. In Lebanon, it is a rule to have Christian President.
  13. Between 4th to 6th century, Christianity was the major religion in Egypt.
  14. The US has the largest population of Christian in the world.
  15. It is believed that Christianity was the part Judaism.
  16. Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and born to bring light to the world.
  17. Most of the early Christians believe in reincarnation.
  18. Jesus Christ was a Jew and was raised in a Jewish family.
  19. In Israel, there is one interesting museum. It shows the culture of all peoples that are mentioned in the Bible.
  20. there are over 40,000 denominations in Christianity.
  21. The four main denominations are-Catholic Church,Eastern Orthodox Church, Protestantism and Oriental Orthodoxy.
  22. Roman Catholic Christians make approximately half the population of Christians.
  23. The Main Holy Rite in Christianity is baptism.
  24. There are 800 million Protestant in the world.
  25. the bible is the most sold book and also the most shoplifted book in the world.
  26. Many scholars believe that Jesus Christ was only reforming Judaism, there was no thought of creating a new religion.
  27. Early Christians were called atheists by Romans because they did not worship their pagan gods.
  28. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro is the largest church in the world.
  29. Most Christians of the world (64%) live in cities.
  30. In mid-2013, 2.355 billion Christians lived on earth.
  31. Christians have believed that Christ will return to the earth.
  32. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
  33. Christ is not the last name of Jesus, it is just a title, he had no last name.
  34. World’s first church was built in 230 A.D. in Jordan.
  35. Christian atheists don’t believe that Jesus was ‘son of God’, they believe that he was a philosopher and a humanitarian.
  36. Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner in Mokattam is the largest church in the Middle East and is built in a cave.
  37. In the bible, it is written that Jesus was a resurrection.
  38. Christians believe that God created the world in just six days.
  39. Christianity teaches to believe in hell and heaven.
  40. Christianity became legal in the fourth century.
  41. 180 Christians are killed every month for their faith.
  42. Many scholars believe that Jesus lived on earth for 30-40 years.
  43. The tallest statue of Jesus is in Western Poland, it is 108 feet tall.
  44. The writers of Bible include doctors, fishermen, prisoners, priests etc.
  45. The tallest church building isinUlm, Germany and is called Ulm Minister.
  46. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is the most famous religious statue in the world.
  47. The New Testament tells about the life and teachings of Jesus.
  48. There is an empty tomb next to the tomb of Muhammad reserved for Jesus.
  49. There are 7 churches in Antarctica.
  50. Mention of Jesus in Quran is more than Muhammad.
  51. North Korea is one of the worst countries to follow Christianity.
  52. Bible is translated into more than 3,000 languages.
  53. It is an estimation that till 2050, every 6 out of 10 people will be Muslim or Christian.
  54. Places of worship for Christians are church, chapels, basilica, cathedrals and meeting halls.
  55. In Quran, it is mention that on the cross someone died on the place of Jesus.
  56. In 2010 the Catholic Church had an income of US$97 billion.
  57. Once a dead Pope was put on trial in Catholic Church.
  58. Visitors to church in China on Sunday is more than the visitors of whole Europe.
  59. Billy Graham enlightened more than 200 million people to Christianity.
  60. There are 39 books in Old Testament and 27 in New Testament.

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