Christianity is one of the two major religions in the African continent, the other being Islam. In Africa, the religion was first introduced in Egypt in the mid-first century. However, the further spread of Christianity in North Africa was hindered by the Islamic conquests of large parts of the region.
Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem are the three holiest cities of Islam. Jerusalem, known in Arabic as al-Quds or Bayt al-Maqdis, is a sacred site for all three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Because these three religions are all Abrahamic, they all emphasize monotheism and hold many of the same Prophets in high regard.
There are several religions in the world, and the interesting thing is that these religions often owe their origin to a preexisting religion. The origin of religions is an interesting one and speaking of interesting religions all over the world, there is a group of minorities often found in Northern Iraq called The Yazidis.
Religion has been an integral part of the way of life of many Africans and is still very much important in the African society today. Many people follow different religious practices from Christianity to Islam and even other indigenous African religions. The African society sees religion as a very important practice in life, however, the excessive importance people place on their religion has caused a lot of terror around the world through religious clashes.
Nigeria's two major religions are Christianity and Islam. They each account for roughly the same percentage of Nigeria's population, with Islam having a slight increase of numbers over Christianity. According to the Pew Research Centre, a well-respected US think-tank, Nigeria's Muslim population is 90.2 million, or roughly half of the country's population, while the Christian population is estimated to be 86.6 million, or roughly 48.1 percent of the population.
There are many of religions in the world, but the three most popular are listed below. 1. The Christian faith Christianity is an Abrahamic religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is one of the world's oldest religions. With around 2.4 billion Christians, it is the world's largest religion (followers of Jesus Christ).
Image credit: Christ Embassy The Christian faith is based on love, a concept which entails the willful and sacrificial sharing of virtuals between brethren. Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity, emphasized on different occasions, the importance of sharing, especially to the needy. Unfortunately, many Christians and Christian Organizations seem to have either forgotten or willfully decided to play down the urgency of this divine injunction.
Gavin Mortimer's comments about Salafis; he stated that “ Salafism has inspired the global jihad that has killed tens of thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims this century”. What inspired his commentary? In every religion or ideology, there is always some particular semi-ideologies that references the idea of the original ideology but have very different opinion about things, and the interpretation of the teachings of these religions.
Christianity is a religion generally accepted by almost every country of the world. Christians worship in the church and use the holy bible as their holy book for studying Gods words. The name 'Christian' means Christ like that is to say every christian is expected to behave just like Christ while he was on earth.
Constantine the great was said to have converted to Christianity after becoming emperor of the Roman empire. When Galerius died in 311 AD, Constantine was suppose to become the Emperor of the Roman empire, Constantine was going through a series of political war with Maxentius. By the year 311 AD, he conquered Italy and invaded Turin, Verona and Rome.
It is sad that many Africans believe that Christianity is a foreign religion or that it was founded or constructed primarily by white people. This erroneous belief has made some people to reject the gospel before they encountered it, not knowing that people Black People like Athanasius were part of the pillars of Christianity many years ago.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world with about 2.1 billion followers. It is a monotheistic religious group based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. All over the world, there are holy sites associated with Christianity and believed to play a significant role in the life of Christians.
Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin) is one of the most important Hindu landmark in Mauritius. There are more than 10,000 different religions in existence in various parts of the world. However, only 84% of the population in the world identify with one of the five major religions, which include Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, or some form of folk religion.
In several African countries, the growth of Christianity is evident, with an explosion in the number of church groups and buildings in urban and rural areas. Mega churches are transforming into cities in certain circumstances, complete with housing complexes, banks, grocery stores, and police stations.
Christmas is undoubtedly Nigeria's most widely observed religious holiday. Christians commemorate it every year on December 25th to commemorate what is said to be the birthday of Jesus Christ, Christianity's central figure. However, the celebration of Christmas is not authorized everywhere in the world.
As a guy or lady, there's absolutely no reason why you should be in a relationship with someone who's already married. Here are two solid reasons to support my claims. 1. It's A Sin Before God Dating a married man/woman is a sin and if you're among those who practice such, I'm sorry to say this, but there is no much difference between you and those who commit adultery.
Note: the images in this article are for illustrative purposes only. The level at which Christianity is putting an end to some of our aged long traditions is on the high side. Since the advent of Christianity, Christians have scrapped many parts of the traditions especially those considered to be barbaric.
African traditional religions were the main religions in the region. Arab merchants introduced Islam to West Africa around the ninth century through North Africa from the Middle East. Photo Credit: Whichgodsaves.com Starting from the fifteenth century, Christianity was introduced as a harbinger of colonialism and as an agent of monotheism, westernization, and education.
For one to be grounded in their field of study or career, they must have undergone educational and work training at some point. This is applicable in Christianity as well. Most people seek heavenly blessings but don't want to go through the spiritual training of acquiring them.
Photo Used For Illustrative Purpose Only Nigeria is a secular country with practitioners of different faiths even though the constitution only recognizes three major religions namely Islam, Christianity, and traditionalism. Among these three, Christianity and Islam are given massive acceptance. Despite general consideration for the two religions, many of the worshippers have not been tolerant enough with their counterparts in faith and some fanatical religious leaders are the ones instigating people of one faith against believers of the other.