The Church and Judaism

The Sermon on the mount, Jesus preaches to his followers
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According to the Gospels, about 2000 years ago, under Roman rule, a Jewish teacher in Judea attracted a big following. This teacher was Jesus of Nazareth.

After his death many people believed that Jesus was the promised saviour.

Later on some of his ideas formed the basis of a new religion called Christianity. The teachings of Christianity, as they developed, came to differ from several basic Jewish ideas.

The two religions split from each other and became entirely separate.