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Christianity

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Jesus
Son of God; messiah/ Christ
monotheism
Religions that believe in one God
Holy Trinity
3 Persons in 1 God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Bethlehem
a small town south of Jerusalem where Jesus is said to have been born
John the Baptist
Christian figure; cousin of Jesus, baptized Jesus
Holy Bible
Christian religious text
Christmas
Holiday which celebrates birth of Jesus
Easter
Holiday which celebrates resurrection of Jesus
Resurrection
A return from death to life
Lent
40 days and nights between Ash Wednesday and Easter; 40 days for the time Jesus spent in the desert where he was tempted by the Devil
Satan
Also known as Devil; former angel who rebelled against God
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
First four books of New Testament; main sources of Jesus' life
Angel Gabriel
Angel who comes to Mary and tells her that she will give birth to Jesus
Virgin Mary
Mother of Jesus
Judas
apostle who betrayed Jesus
Pilate
Allows people to choose whether or not they want Jesus to be executed
Crucifixtion
A type of execution in which a person is nailed to a cross and left to die
parable
a short moral story (often with animal characters); often used by Jesus
Salvation
to be saved from sin by accepting Jesus as savior and allowed to enter heaven
Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church
Three divisons of Christianity