Jesus of Nazareth died on the night of the 24th. (Christmas Eve) to the 25. December born. He is said to have been resurrected on the third day after his crucifixion (Easter) and taken back to heaven by his Father 39 days later (Ascension).
How Jesus of Nazareth lived
Between 7 and 4 BC. before our time on a night of 24. on the 25. December Jesus was born in Nazareth. His parents were Mary and Joseph, who were on their way to Bethlehem at the time of his birth. There they are to be registered in a tax list. Mary was heavily pregnant and gave birth to her first son named Jesus in a stable.
Christians believe that Jesus is not only the child of Mary, but also the Son of God, whom people call Christ named. It means something like "the redeemer". The name Jesus Christ aptly describes the two sides of his particular personality.
Not much is known about Jesus’ real life. All the information that is spread today about his life and deeds comes mainly from the four gospels of the Bible. This so called "good news was written by Christians long after his death. They are about his religious messages and miracles he performed.
At first, Jesus is said to have worked with his father as a builder. When he was baptized in the year 28, he found his true vocation. From then on Jesus devoted himself exclusively to his faith in God – he became a pilgrim (this is the name given to religious people who spread their message by traveling). He spent most of his time in what is now Israel and Jordan.
He spoke out in favor of the poor and dispossessed. Jesus also targeted the poor, the sick and the marginalized. Whoever in his time had leprosy, deaf-muteness or epilepsy, for example, was considered a leper. Nobody wanted to have anything to do with these people, but Jesus turned to them and healed them by closeness and touching them.
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How Jesus of Nazareth changed the world
Jesus reached many people with his messages. It changed their view of things. His fame increased as he preached in public places. "Love your enemies is only one of his many teachings. At the same time, the Roman rulers were annoyed by the great popularity and new views of Jesus. Pontius Pilate, the administrator of the Roman emperor, had Jesus arrested and condemned to death by crucifixion. This happened in the years 30 or 31 n. Chr.
Jesus is said to have been resurrected on the third day after the crucifixion (Easter). Another 39 days later (Ascension) God, His Father, took Him back to Heaven. And although Jesus of Nazareth lived and preached only in what is now Israel and Jordan, his messages spread around the world. They caused the emergence of a new religion – Christianity.
Christians believe in an almighty God. According to their opinion Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God who came to earth in human form. Even today, some two billion Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas for this reason.