(Greek: Χριστός “Christos” meaning ‘anointed one’)
The largest of all religions with over 2.2 billion ‘Christians’ worldwide, Christianity is the second monotheistic religion derived from Abrahamic texts based on the life of their believed messiah (saviour or liberator of a group of people) Jesus Christ. The foundational doctrines consist of the acceptance of “original sin” and the belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and has given his life for the sin of humanity only to resurrect and ascend into heaven three days later. Christian theology is conveyed in an umbrella of creeds called the ecumenical creeds (Nicene Creed, Apostle’s Creed, Athanasian Creed, and the Chalcedonian Creed.) Jesus’ life and ministry is often referred to as the “good news” or the “gospel”, compiled of four books; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Christians live by the ten commandments, a set of priciples given to Moses on Mount Sanai. Although some sects interpret them a bit differently, they are general standards in which to live a “Christian” life.