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C H RI ST I A N I T Y

CHRISTIANITY IS CONSIDER THE


MOST POPULAR RELIGION IN THE
WORLD WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF
ADHERENTS AMONG ALL RELIGIONS.
•DEVELOPED OUT OF JUDAISM DURING THE
REIGN OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN WEST ASIA.
•IT CENTERS ON THE LIFE , TEACHINGS, DEATH ,
AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS
CONSIDERED THE MESSIAH OR SAVIOR OF
HUMANITY.
•CHRISTIANS ALSO BELIEVE IN THE
HOLY TRINITY . WHICH MEANS GOD
HAS THREE ASPECTS – FATHER , SON ,
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
•TO REDEEM HUMANITY FROM
THEIR SINS FOR THEM TO
AVOID THE ETERNAL FLAMES
OF HELL.
•THE JEWS DO NOT ACCEPT THAT JESUS WAS
THE FULFILLMENT OF THAT PROMISE.
•INSTEAD , THE JEWS ARE STILL WAITING FOR
THE MESSIAH TO BE SENT BY GOD THE
FATHER.
•ACCEPTED THAT JESUS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S
PROMISE .
•CHRISTIANITY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FIRST
MONOTHEISTIC RELIGION S IN THE WORLD AND SHARES
MANY SIMILARITIES WITH JUDAISM IN TERMS OF
BELIEF IN PROPHETS, ANGELS, JUDGMENT DAY , AMONG
OTHERS.
•TOGETHER WITH JUDAISM AND ISLAM ,
CHRISTIANITY IS CONSIDERED ONE OF
THE WORLD RELIGIONS WHICH TRACES
ITS ORIGINS TO THE PATRIARCH
ABRAHAM.
Sacred
scriptures
Worships and
observances
Christianity
Beliefs and
Doctrines

subdivision
•CHRISTIANITY IS A RELIGION THAT IS VERY FAMILIAR TO
FILIPINOS BECAUSE THE PHILIPPINES HAS BECOME
PREDOMINANTLY CATHOLIC SINCE THE SPANISH OCCUPIED
THE COUNTRY FROM THE 16TH TO THE 19TH CENTURIES.
•IT IS CONSIDERED THE WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGION , A
RELIGION BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST WHO
IS CONSIDERED THE SON OF GOD AND THE MESSIAH OR
SAVIOR.
•FOLLOWERS OF CHRISTIANITY ARE CALLED
CHRISTIANS.
•AS OF 2010, THERE ARE MORE THAN 2 BILLION
CHRISTIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD, WHICH
MAKE UP MORE THAN 30% OF THE WORLD’S
POPULATION OF 6.9 BILLION.
•ACCORDING TO THE GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY : A
REPORT ON THE SIZE AND DISTRIBUTION OF
THE WORLD’S CHRISTIAN POPULATION (2011).
10 CENTURIES WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER
OF CHRISTIANS ARE THE FOLLOWING :
countries Estimated 2010 Percentage of Percentage of
Christian population that is world Christian
population Christian population
United States 246,478,000 79.5% 11.3%
Brazil 175,770,000 90.2 8.0
Mexico 107,780,000 95.0 4.9
Russia 105,220,000 73.6 4.8
Philippines 86,790,000 93.1 4.0
Nigeria 80,510,000 50.8 3.7
China 67,070,000 5.0 3.1
DR Congo 63,160,000 95.7 2.9
Germany 58,240,000 70.8 2.7
Ethiopia 52,580,000 63.4 2.4
Subtotal for the 10 Countries 1,043,880,000 40.4 47.8
Total for Rent of World 1,140,180,000 603 52.2
World Total 2,184,060,000 31.7 100.0
SYMBOLS
• THE SYMBOLS SHOWN ABOVE ARE THE MOST
COMMON SYMBOLS ASSOCIATED WITH
CHRISTIANITY. THE CROSS SERVES AS A SYMBOL
OF JESUS CHRIST’S VICTORY OVER SINS WHEN HE
DIED ON THE CROSS FOR HUMANITY’S
REDEMPTION AND SALVATION.
•IN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES ,
THE CRUCIFIX IS A REGULAR
FEATURE , WITH THE IMAGE OF
CHRIST NAILED ON THE CROSS.
•PROTESTANT CHURCHES OFTEN
FEATURES ONLY THE CROSS WITHOUT
THE IMAGE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST, TO
EMPHASIZE CHRIST'S RESURRECTION
AND NOT HIS SUFFERING.
•THE FISH SYMBOL IS AS OLD
CHRISTIANITY ITSELF, FOR IT WAS
USED BY PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
AS A SECRET SIGN WHEN MEETING
OTHER CHRISTIANS.
•ICHTYS : ISEOUS CHRISTOS
THEOU YIOS SOTER, MEANS
JESUS CHRIST , SON OF GOD ,
SAVIOR