Brief History of Christianity
Although he was a pagan he converted to Christianity on his deathbed. This was a start of a worldwide movement with Armenia being the first official country to adopt Christianity. Now a days there are many Christian nations and different Christian denominations. Christianity can be divided into three main branches Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. Most of Latin America is Catholic while most of Eastern Europe is Orthodox. Western Europe is a mixture of Catholic and Protestant nations with France Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland being Catholic while Germany and Britain are mostly Protestant .
The schism of 1054 is known now a days as the year the Catholic and Orthodox Christian faiths had a split based on how to worship the trinity. Later on centuries later the Protestant Reformation took a foothold In Europe and today we have many different denominations. Parts of Europe didn’t agree with the Catholic church based on the teachings of Martin Luther and so separated from the Pope and the Catholics. Now there are many different types of protestants, such as Baptists and evangelicals. Actually America was colonized by the pilgrims who came here looking for freedom to worship and to start a new life. In it’s core Christianity is a religion that teaches people tolerance, patience and helps reveal to people the ways Jesus wanted people to live. Of course Jesus’ message was one of peace for the most part but throughout history people have used it to justify their own means and even start wars .
I believe people have a need to believe in a higher power and Christianity feels that part of the human psyche. It’s part of human nature to seek a god in order to justify our existance.