04 Sep Surprising facts about Christianity
The fate of Christianity depended on the great Battle of Tours in the 732 A.D. wherein the Arab invasion was defended and defeated by the Frankish Force in present-day France. This defeat is what prevented Islam from spreading to all of Western Europe and helped Christianity hold its ground in the region.
A 4th Century account penned by St. Augustine states that Christians must not interpret the Genesis in its literal terms as he foresaw that if in the future science proved otherwise, the Christian witness would fade in to utter darkness and this would eventually lead to the downfall of the religion.
Vladimir, the Great of Russia, was given the option of either converting Russia to Islam or Christianity and he chose the latter. The reason for this was that Russians adored their alcohol and it was something that was an inherent part and parcel of their culture, and it was prohibited or considered Haram in Islam.
The keys to the holiest site in the history of Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are entrusted in the hands of a Muslim family. The members of the family are responsible for the opening of the church every morning. This gesture was meant to maintain peace between both the denomination in that region, and this arrangement was made in 1187 A.D.
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are all part of the Abrahamic traditions of the West and worship the same Abrahamic god. Even their religious texts have a lot in common as they feature many of the same prophets, places, and sources of origin.
In the 1700’s a mason working on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre left behind his wooden ladder which is now protected by the church. No one is allowed to move the ladder without the permission of six different Christian leaders.
In the year 1631, almost all the copies of King James Bible were burnt owing to a minor error. The error was that the Seventh Commandment stated, “Thou shalt commit adultery” instead of prohibiting it. It then derived the title of the ‘Wicked Bible.’
The Ten Commandments are the biblical principles of Christianity that set the base for the religion as a whole. Although different denominations have many interpretations most of these have a similar larger picture. Most interpretations have standardized the prohibitions on theft, adultery, blasphemy, murder, and idol worshipping.
The Bible is a compilation of ancient texts that have been around for a long period, around 1923 years now. However, the Bible was compiled over a period of approximately 1500 years and not overnight. Moses penned the initial books around 1400 B.C., and it ended in around A.D. 95. With the Book of Revelation composed by John the Apostle.