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Faith The birth death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the Messiah created a new ideology of worship The Messiah is the savior for all people and of all sins He or she who had faith would be saved Faith was the key This message was distributed to the people through the words of Jesus and then through His Apostles after Jesus death Paul carried this message to the Gentiles His missionary journeys and establishment of churches enabled the spreading of the message throughout the Roman Empire Christianity grew in acceptance those that believed in the Messiah separated and began to worship on their own This marked the beginning of the split of Judaism and Christianity Christianity experienced many pitfalls along the path to fulfillment As in history today we find ourselves learning Christs lessons all over again The earliest Christian worshipers endured many hardships not experienced by society today These differences in science technology and lack of practicing our beliefs have caused a rift between early Christianity and Christianity today As we discussed in class Christianity borrows many aspects from Judaism The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures for example were used in the early teachings however the Christian believers interpreted the scriptures in a different manner This interpretation leads to a fundamental shift in ideology between Jews and Christians In addition to scripture Christianity adopted many worship rituals practiced within the Jewish synagogue such as prayers baptisms and communion Christianity of today still practices these sacred rituals According to Paul it is through prayer that we communicate with God It is through baptism that we do away with distinctions and it is through communion that we become one with the Lords Son Jesus by receiving His Body and Blood through the Eucharist and the Wine As the Christian faith began to spread and people began to practice these sacred rituals so too did the Romans
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