when did christianity begin

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  • How is Christianity really started?

  • Though most of the historical record for the start of the Christian faith is recorded in the New Testament accounts, the history of Christianity actually began with prophecy in the Old Testament. There are over 300 prophecies (predictions) that span over a period of 1000 years that are recorded in the Old Testament concerning the coming of a Jewish Messiah.

  • Where did Christianity start and spread to?

  • Origins, History, and the Spread of Christianity. Christianity was started about 2000 years ago in Judea, which is now known as Israel. It began with Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples, or followers. Jesus traveled from synagogue to synagogue, teaching and healing.

  • Did Jesus start a new religion called Christianity?

  • He did not bring a new religion known as Christianity. In fact, there was no religion known as Christianity until much later in Antioch when His disciples became known as Christians. Christ-followers were Messiah-followers, whether Jewish or Gentile.

  • When did Christianity become a religion?

  • 380 CE Christianity becomes the official religion of the Roman Empire through the Edict of Thessalonica As Rome continued to decline in the 5th century C.E., Christianity began taking hold in the outer regions of the empire. Missionaries helped spread the religion as a church simply known as catholic began to take shape.