- 5-4 B.C.E.
Birth of Jesus and John the Baptist.
- 7 C.E.
A young Jesus astounds the priest in the Temple with his wisdom.
- 27 C.E.
John the Baptist and Jesus begin their ministries
- 29 C.E.
John the Baptist beheaded by Herod.
- 30 C.E.
Jesus is Crucified and resurrected
- 44 C.E.
The term Christian is used for believers in Christ.
- 100 C.E.
John, the last of the Apostles dies.
- 107 C.E.
The first recorded use of the term “Catholic Church” by Ignatius.
- 180 C.E.
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon becomes the first post-Apostolic church father to assert the primacy of the church in Rome over all churches.
- 201 C.E.
The first specific Christian church building erected in Syria.
- 321 C.E.
Constantine declares Sunday the official Christian Sabbath day.
- 395 C.E.
The Roman Empire divides into two portions, the Eastern side being Byzantium.
- 1054 C.E.
The Eastern and Roman church separate
- 1095 C.E.
The first of 7 crusades
- 1232 C.E.
Pope Gregory IX appoints the first inquisitors.
- 1272 C.E.
The last of the 7 crusades ends.
- 1456 C.E.
The Gutenberg Bible is Printed
Martin Luther Writes and Publicises his 95 Theses. This is the beginning of the foundation of the Lutheran church.
Martin Luther is excommunicated
King Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church and founds the Anglican Church.
John Calvin writes, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Marks the beginnings of Calvinist Churches.
Pope Gregory changes the calendar, making the New Year begin on 1 January instead of 1 April.
The Baptist Church is founded.
First appearance of the King James Bible, or Authorised Version, an official translation of the Bible into English.
Joseph Smith founds the Mormon Church
Pentecostal/Charismatic movement is begun by London Presbyterian Pastor Edward Irving.
William Durham founds the Assemblies of God, which eventually becomes the largest Pentecostal Denomination in the world.