Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion that originated in the 1st Century and based upon the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Take a look below for 14 incredible and awesome facts about Christianity.
1. Christianity is the worlds largest religion, with over 2.4 billion people which is a third of the worlds population.
2. The three largest branches of Christianity are the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox church and the various denominations of Protestantism.
3. Christianity is severely persecuted in at least 27 countries.
4. Billy Graham who was an American evangelist, personally preached Christianism to over 200 million people.
5. A study was found that going to church is good for you as the services lowers your blood pressure.
6. An incredible 62-foot Jesus statue built by a megachurch was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire on the 10th of June 2010. It had stood there since September 2004.
7. Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
8. Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.
9. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran at an average annual rate of of 5.2%.
10. Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
11. 16,000 African Muslims convert to Christianity every day which works out to be almost a whopping 6 million a year.
12. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
13. Until 2015, it was illegal for the British Monarch to be Catholic or married to one.
14. The odds of any given person becoming a saint are 1 in 20,000,000.