Christianity: The Origins of Catholic and Protestant
According to Christianity, one who believes the only God will surely be saved.
Believers of this religion believe in Jesus as the Messiah (Christ).
He was tied to the cross and executed, but he was revived three days later.
Jesus himself and his disciples were all Jews, and Christianity was initially a Jewish sect.
After the death of Jesus, Christianity was spread by the disciples.
However, there were many Jews who opposed Christianity.
As a result, Christianity became independent of Judaism at the end of the 1st century AD.
Around the 2nd century, the original form of the scripture “New Testament” was completed.
In the 4th century, Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire and spread all over the world at once.
In the 11th century, Christianity was once again separated into two.
The “Eastern Orthodox Church (Greek Orthodox Church)” in the east and the “Roman Catholic Church” in the west.
In the 16th century, “Protestant” was born in the Roman Catholic Church.
Protestantism is biblical-centric and emphasizes faith.
The interpretation of the Bible is left to the conscience of the individual.
As of 2018, there are about 430 million Protestants.
Protestant clergy are allowed to marry, but Catholic clergy must be single.
Since then, Christianity has become an important ideology in European society.
The largest denomination of Christianity is Roman Catholic, whose Supreme Leader is the Pope.
There are about 1.2 billion believers, which accounts for about half of all Christian believers.
Catholics perform seven rituals to get blessed by the God, and worship saints such as the Virgin Mary.