@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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.