Vukreste[note 1] i vukhongeri lebyi tshegiweke eka vutomi na tidyondzo ta Yesu Kreste kuya hi Testamente leyintshwa.
Vukreste i vukhongeri lebyi kulu kutlula mixaka hinkwayo ya vukhongeri emisaveni, naswona byi na malandza yo tlula 2.4 wa tibiliyoni,[note 2] la ma tiviwaka tani hi Vakreste.[note 3] Vakreste va pfumela leswaku Yesu i n'wana wa Xikwembu naswona i muponisi wa misava, loyi ku vuya ka yena ku vhumbiweke e ka Testamente ya khale.
Vukhongeri bya Vukreste byi nga hlamuseriwa hi kukomisa eka ku pfumela leswi landzelaka. Leswaku Yesu u xanisekile, a lova, a vekiwa e sirheni, a chikela e tiheleni, naswona a pfuka eku feni, leswaku a nyika lava va pfumelaka eka yena, nkutsulo wa swidyoho swa vona. Vathlela va pfumela leswaku Yesu u thlandlukele e matilweni, laha a fumaka na Xikwembu-Tatana, swin'we na Moya lowo kwetsima, naswona leswaku u ta vuya a ta avanyisa lava hanyaka na vafi athlela a nyika valandzeri vakwe vutomi lebyi nga heriki. Ku tswariwa ka yena, ku chumayela ka yena, ku vambiwa ka yena, na ku pfuxiwa swi vuriwa eVhangeli kumbe "Mahungu lamanene".[note 4] Rito evhangeli rithlela ri hlamusela matsalwa ya vutomi bya Yena na tidyondzo ta yena, leti tivekaka ngopfu hi leti tsariweke hi —Matewu, Mareka, Luka, na Yohani.
Vukreste byi sungule hi lembe-xidzana ro sungula. Byisimekiwe ku suka e Yudeya, naswona byi hangalake ku xika e Yuropa, Siriya, Bhabhilona, Ashiya, Gibhita, Topiya na Indiya, naswona hi lembe-xidzana ra vumune byi vile vukhongeri bya ximfumo bya le Rhoma. Byi yile emahlweni byi hangalaka na misava ku fika e Amerika, Ostraliya na Afrika wale dzongeni.
- From Ancient Greek Χριστός, Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
- Current sources are in general agreement that Christians make up about 33% of the world's population—slightly over 2.4 billion adherents in mid-2015.
- The term "Christian" (Greek Χριστιανός) was first used in reference to Jesus's disciples in the city of Antioch[Acts 11:26] about 44 AD, meaning "followers of Christ".
- "Good news" is a translation of the Ancient Greek term εὐαγγέλιον euangélion, from which the terms evangelical and evangelism derive.
- Zoll, Rachel (19 December 2011).
- "The Global Religious Landscape: Christianity" (PDF).
- 33.39% of ~7.2 billion world population (under the section 'People') "World".
- "Christianity 2015: Religious Diversity and Personal Contact" (PDF). gordonconwell.edu.
- ANALYSIS (19 December 2011).
- Woodhead, Linda (2004). Christianity: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. n.p.
- Robinson 2000, p. 229
- Religion in the Roman Empire, Wiley-Blackwell, by James B. Rives, page 196
- Catholic encyclopedia New Advent
- McManners, Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity, pp. 301–03.
- Muslim-Christian Relations. Amsterdam University Press. 2006. ISBN 978-90-5356-938-2. Retrieved 18 October 2007. "The enthusiasm for evangelization among the Christians was also accompanied by the awareness that the most immediate problem to solve was how to serve the huge number of new converts. Simatupang said, if the number of the Christians were double or triple, then the number of the ministers should also be doubled or tripled and the tole of the laity should be maximized and Christian service to society through schools, universities, hospitals and orphanages, should be increased. In addition, for him the Christian mission should be involved in the struggle for justice amid the process of modernization."
- Fred Kammer (1 May 2004). Doing Faith Justice. Paulist Press. ISBN 978-0-8091-4227-9. Retrieved 18 October 2007. "Theologians, bishops, and preachers urged the Christian community to be as compassionate as their God was, reiterating that creation was for all of humanity. They also accepted and developed the identification of Christ with the poor and the requisite Christian duty to the poor. Religious congregations and individual charismatic leaders promoted the development of a number of helping institutions-hospitals, hospices for pilgrims, orphanages, shelters for unwed mothers-that laid the foundation for the modern "large network of hospitals, orphanages and schools, to serve the poor and society at large.""
- Christian Church Women: Shapers of a Movement. Chalice Press. March 1994. ISBN 978-0-8272-0463-8. Retrieved 18 October 2007. "In the central provinces of India they established schools, orphanages, hospitals, and churches, and spread the gospel message in zenanas."