Renewed Strength - Bible "but those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength..." -Isaiah 40:31 BlogEngine.NET en-US Renewed Strength Renewed Strength 0.000000 0.000000 From Christ to Christianity <div class="float-left" style="width: 56%;"> <p>click to enlarge<a href="" target="_blank"><img style="width: 100%;" src="/image.axd?picture=%2f2014%2f01%2ftimeline.jpg" alt="History of Christianity" /></a></p> </div> <div class="float-right" style="width: 42%;"> <p>Christianity is one the three most prevalent religions on the globe. Despite this fact, many people have little to no idea regarding its actual development and historical time lime. Christianity involves far more than the mere life of Jesus Christ. By exploring the highlights of the following time line, you can get a better idea of just why this religion plays such a large role in so many people's lives.</p> <p>Jesus was born around the time 4 B.C., according to most experts. However, he did not begin his actual ministry until 27 years later at which point he had only three years remaining to spread his message. He was crucified and died at the age of 30. After his death, Paul, who was one of the main disciples of Jesus, traveled over 6,000 miles in order to continue spreading Jesus's teaching. By the year 50 B.C., the first Church Council is actually formed, laying the groundwork for the Christianity that we now see in most of the world today.</p> <p>Various factions of Christianity and opposing religions were rejected by the church as time moved forward, including Gnosticism in the year 202. The first major victory for Christianity, however, came in the year 380 when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. Christianity prevailed all throughout Europe through the Middle Ages until the King James Bible was produced in 1677. Modern Christianity was beginning to take hold and we see important events such as the inception of Methodism in 1729 and the first Vatican Council in 1869.</p> <p>Christianity has spread across the globe quickly, acquiring 804 million followers in North America alone. Europe currently has roughly 565 million Christians among its population. Out of all the factions of Christianity that are growing, Evangelical Christianity has the lead by a landslide. They grow an average of 71 percent with each year that passes. Along with this growth has also come a boom in the amount of Christian literature and media that is present in the world. There are over 6 million Christian books in print in addition to the 50 million downloads and CDs produced each year that are dedicated to Christianity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> [email protected] Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:35:00 -0500 Bible Christian journey RS_Admin 0 Interesting Facts About the Bible <p><img title="Interesting Bible Facts" style="float: none; margin-left: auto; display: block; margin-right: auto" alt="Bible Facts" src="" width="534" height="432" /></p> <p>The Bible is an old but powerful piece in the Christian religion and was published in 331 AD by the First Council of Nicaea. The Bible is filled with 66 books from 40 authors with messages from God and deep insights from the authors .</p> <p>It's easy to believe that the Bible can be perfect for any <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian religious gifts</a> and that it's the bestseller in the world (for books), and is also regarded as the book that's stolen the most. Other interesting facts you might not have known is that the bible has been translated into 1,200 languages and that one of those languages are Klingon.</p> <p>It just shows how interested people are in the bible, it’s teachings and it’s rich history. It has something to pique anyone’s interests making it a fascinating book to read when you want to know more about Christianity, God and his followers.</p> <p>More quick Bible Facts:</p> <ul> <li>The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words. </li> <li>The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, "Jesus wept."</li> <li>The Bible contains many literary genres - poetry, myth, wisdom literature, prophecy, letters, narratives</li> <li> The Bible was the first book to be <span id="IL_AD11" class="IL_AD">printed</span>, in 1454 </li> <li>The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew</li> <li>The New Testament was originally written in Greek</li> <li>Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.</li> </ul> [email protected] Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:07:25 -0500 Bible RS_Admin 2