Few would argue against the historic importance of Christianity. The very way our culture measures time is, in fact, based on the birth of Jesus. However, for all the importance tha Christianity holds it is still not very well understood by most people. The events surrounding the early years of the Church can be quite convoluted at times. However, by looking further into the early Church it’s possible to better understand our present.
The first thing one needs to understand is the difference between the teaching of Christ and the Church itself. One might say that Christianity began with Jesus and the Church only came into benig after his death. The main reason for this is the nature of the message. One doesn’t really need a solid infrastructure of a religion when the figurehead is walking about and answering questions. It’s only when the answers are difficult to come by that one finds need of a solid body of people to help. Read more »