The basic fundamentals of Christianity are those who believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings that make up the Bible.
However, there are more than 1,500 Christian faith groups that all have somewhat different beliefs. Most of these different forms of the religion were spawned from the origins of Christianity, which began with the teachings of Jesus, who eventually would be crucified for proclaiming to be the son of God. Most Christians believe he died for our sins on the cross so that we could have the opportunity to join him in Heaven.
Although Jesus departed in 33 AD, the Christian doctrine was formulated many years later. In 325 AD, Emperor Constantine called the Council of Nicea for bishops to 'finally' decide on the divinity of Jesus (i.e. was Jesus 'one substance' equal to God or lesser than God?). Subsequent Councils (i.e. Chalcdeon 451 AD etc.) further defined the Christian doctrine.
It could be argued, based on the completion of Gods word, 'the Christian Bible' that Christianity was actually born in 1885 AD (only 130 years ago!) when 14 'Apocrypha' books were removed from the Old Testament Bible.
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