Where did Christianity Originate From?
The beginning of Christianity is very important, because it's by understanding the beginning that we understanding the ending.
Let's answer the question, "Where did The Church start?" Christianity originated in Jerusalem in Judea, Israel.
Some people say that The Church started on the day of Pentecost, but I would argue that it started after the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ when He made the atoning, once-for-all sacrifice in heaven.
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Quick Facts about Christianity's Beginning
- From Jerusalem in Judea, Israel, the Church grew across the Mediterranean and Europe.
- Christianity became a tolerated official religion in the year 313 in the Roman Empire
- After the ministry of The Lord Jesus and His death and subsequent resurrection, the Church spread throughout the Roman Empire in the Book of Acts.
- The Church grew by the will and power of God through the submission and work of the apostles and early disciples of The Lord Jesus Christ.
- We can see much of the growth of Christianity as it spread throughout the Roman Empire in the Book of Acts.
Apostle Peter and New Christian Origins
Quick Look At The Beginning of The Christian Church (Christianity)
Just as the woman was taken out of the man whom God had put in a deep sleep (paralleling the Lord Jesus' death) so too was the Church.
The Bible says in Genesis 2 that the Lord brought the woman to Adam, and in the scriptures, after the ascension The Lord stood among the disciples and He breathed His Life and Spirit into them. This is the beginning of the Church.
Notice Eve didn't receive the breath of life directly from God, the life was already there because of her husband Adam. So too, what we receive is the same Spirit that was in the man Christ Jesus, demonstrating that our life as The Church began as the result of Him.
Since salvation is of the Jews according to Scripture, it would follow that the Church would begin with Jewish believers and then go to the Gentiles.
So when the Spirit was initially given would mark the beginning of the Church's life, and this seems to be here after the ascension as seen in John 20.
Scriptures Written In The Time of The Early Church for New Christians
Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Acts 2: 46-47 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.