"Christianity began as a Jewish sect in the Levant of the middle east in the mid-1st century"<quoted text>
Christianity started almost as soon as Jesus was executed.
The Christians had to hide from the Roman Empires for fear of death.
There was no Bible.
The above was based upon the OT/Torah/Tanakh
That was the "bible" of the time.
You can split hairs if you want, but the statement I made earlier stands.
scaritual wrote: Every belief you have concerning your deity is based upon the bible.
That is the fact and matter of this particular conversation.