Christianity is a religion that has a deep, influential history based on the life and teachings of Jesus. Those who embrace Christianity as their religion are called Christians. Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God. In this article, you will learn about some of the highlights of the religion that involve the birth and the writings that tell the story of Jesus Christ.
~ 6 to 4 BC , Jesus Christ is born.
In Bethlehem, Jesus Christ was born in a manger in Bethlehem, which is the City of David. Mary and Joseph were traveling to a Roman census at the time. Angels announced the event to nearby shepherd, which led to the arrival of the Three Wise Men (also known as the Magi), who came to worship the child. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was initially constructed by Constantine over a cave that was associated with the manger. It is a star that people connect with the marking of the traditional site of the Nativity. Relics of the Three Magi (Wise Men) are believed to be stored in Cologne Cathedral.
~ 33 AD , The Gospels are written.
The Gospels are an account (usually written) that gives a description of the life of Jesus. The term is used to often refer to the four canonical gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.
The Gospel according to Matthew is found in the first book of the New Testament. It is here that you are introduced to the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is believed that Matthew came from a Jewish-Christian community in Roman Syria , living in the region towards the end of the 1st century.
The Gospel according to Mark is the second book of the New Testament and focuses on the life of Jesus , narrating the Ministry of Jesus from John the Baptist’s baptism of Jesus to the Ascension of Jesus. Chapters 11 to 16 offer details on the last week of Jesus’ life , in particular the trip to Jerusalem. His narrative shows Jesus as a hero who took action in his life by healing and performing miracles.
The Gospel according to Luke is the third of the account pertaining to the life of Jesus, and it is also the longest. Some of the popular details of the gospel include the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. There is also special attention paid to the subject of prayer, the activity of the Holy Spirit, women, and joyfulness. Luke highlights the humanity of Jesus, such as His compassion towards the weak and suffering. He presented Jesus as the Son of God.
The Gospel according to John gives an account of Jesus’ public ministry. It starts with the witness account and declarations of John the Baptist. At the end, readers encounter the death, burial, Resurrection and the times that Jesus appears following the Resurrection. It is an anonymous author that has penned this Gospel.