Why is Christianity the largest religion in the world?

Posted by: Cassie412

Approximately 30% of people worldwide believe in the Christian God.

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The Christian God has revealed that He is real.

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People are foolish and will believe anything.

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Other -put in comments-

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Many people recognize Christianity as the one true religion.

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People just want a "feel good" religion.

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I don't really know.

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dietorangesoda says2014-08-15T13:33:07.9128896-05:00
They went out and spread the word
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-15T13:44:13.7694106-05:00
At swordpoint. CONVERT OR DIE PAGAN BARBARIANS!
SamStevens says2014-08-15T13:59:28.6804766-05:00
@ dietorangesoda: Yes by burning people at the stake and killing people. "Burn at the stake you Satan worshipers!"
Cassie412 says2014-08-15T14:03:12.0079788-05:00
Are those people Christian? Jesus commanded us to love our enemies and turn the other cheek. Those people were misguided extremists who did not display the qualities Christ tells us to embody.
SamStevens says2014-08-15T14:06:55.6516095-05:00
@cassie412:"Jesus commanded us to love our enemies and turn the other cheek" Okay, a witch could be an enemy and in Exodus 22:18 KJV, it states: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." And when people read this, they went on blind killing sprees due to religious nonsense.
SamStevens says2014-08-15T14:07:45.6658507-05:00
And of course, that lead to people burning at the stake, people drowning in rivers, and people being stoned to death.
medv4380 says2014-08-15T14:21:01.0618845-05:00
Same reason Islam is number 2, and counting bias. Forced conversion in early Christianity. Then Catholics and Baptists are arguably different religions just as Sunni, and Shea are different religions. But they're counted as Christian, and Muslim respectively. If I subtracted all the Mormons Baptists claim aren't Christian and all the Catholics the Protestants claim aren't Christian then Christians wouldn't be largest any more.
SamStevens says2014-08-15T14:28:35.0184669-05:00
@medv4380: The Christian faith is a piece of work. According to http://christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.htm, there are about 41,000 christian denominations.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-08-15T15:11:45.9539459-05:00
Quite simply,it was the religion of empires. Rome spread it across its empire, after it fell the countries of its former empire France, Spain, England... In turn spread Christianity to countries in their empires establishing Christianity as a world religion.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-08-15T15:12:32.5923885-05:00
(That was a very simplified version of the main reason in my opinion)
1814Username says2014-08-15T15:39:19.2153345-05:00
Christianity is NOT the largest religion in the world!!! Who writes these things?
1814Username says2014-08-15T15:40:00.6236808-05:00
It is not even close actually!!!!!
Cassie412 says2014-08-15T16:16:25.1492901-05:00
The Old Testament covenant laws were replaced by the New Covenant. King James Version Romans 7: 4-6 (especially verse 6) "So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code." Rules to kill witches and heretics stopped applying when Jesus died on the Cross. Murders in the name of Christ are neither right nor Christian. To 1814Username: there's no way to know if someone is truly a Christian if you ask them, but at least according to pretty much every modern census, Christianity is the largest religion.
Warik says2014-08-15T16:51:22.8480181-05:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religious_populations
Spec10 says2014-08-16T00:30:13.7997563-05:00
Its because of Constantine. He won a battle with his wife's cross on his neck (he had been losing against his enemies and was trying everything) during a battle he renounced his pagan gods mid fight and said something like "If you (the christian god) give me victory here, I will remain loyal forever" and he ended up winning. He then moved to control all of the Roman Empire, and so, Christianity became the new "in" religion because the emperor followed it. And Rome is the most influential state of pretty much all time so yeah.
Naqshbandi-Mujahid says2014-08-16T15:25:55.9003059-05:00
Because the founders of this religion wanted money power an influance in the world and twisted the word of Jesus(PBUH) and made it into there own. Just go to the Vatican you can see it all there. They wanted to be something and made "exceptions" and reforms over time so that they could get as many followers as possible.

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