Founder of Christianity

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Who was the founder of Christianity?

In wondering about the founder of Christianity, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 is an excellent answer, "Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 makes it clear -- Jesus Christ is the founder of Christianity.

It is Jesus' death that paid the penalty for the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:8; 1 John 2:2). It was Jesus' resurrection that ensures personal resurrection and eternal life to all those who believe in Him (1 Corinthians 15:12-34). Ephesians 2:20 teaches us that Christianity was "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone."

Jesus commissioned the apostles to spread Christianity throughout the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) -- but it was Jesus Himself who "founded" Christianity with His death, shed blood, and resurrection from the dead (Revelation 5:9-10).



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