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Founder of Christianity

QUESTION: 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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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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