New Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on around the teachings of a book known as The Bible and, more specifically, a Messiah called Christos. It is one of the largest religions practised across The Extent with over two billion followers, approximately the same as Islam. The New Christian holy book of scriptures is called The Bible, the most popular variant being The New Extent Edition... there are other versions but it is to that one the rest of this article will refer. The bible is split into two sections, the Old Earth and New Extent testaments with the coming of the New Christian Messiah prophesised in The Old and confirmed in The New. New Extent Christians believe in a Holy Trinity comprised of Theos, their universe creating god, Christos, son of Theos and their Messiah and The Spirit, an animating, life giving force. The essential tenets of the New Christianity are that Christos was born of a virgin on Heaven, embarked on a universal pilgrimage and eventually came to the planets of The Extent. He suffered and was tortured on the planet Ka'aba and was finally crucified for all humanity across The Extent on Quraysh, both planets in The Akkadia system. New Christians claim that he visited Hell after his death, that he awakened from the dead and that he ultimately rose to the sky atop a pillar of burning fire. Having left his people behind, Christos now reigns at the side of Theos, his father, on Heaven, a planet that is yet to be discovered but believed to be somewhere near the centre of the galaxy. Theos and Christos seek to banish evil from The Extent, evil propagated by Sathariel, once Guardian of the Galaxy, now fallen from Theos' grace. Sathariel and his followers seek to destroy Theos, Christos and all that is good across The Extent at every opportunity, Sathariel rules over Hell, a planet also believed to be located somewhere near the galaxy's centre and, when Heaven is discovered, there will be a war to end all wars, Armageddon. The dead will rise and separate into factions of light and dark who, judged by Theos (the Time of Judgement), will fight each other. Theos' Army of Light will strive to win for if the Army of Darkness is triumphant, the galaxy will fall into a million years of darkness and despair. Christos' story is referred to as "The Gospel" and the primary accounts of his actions on Earth were written by Matthias, Markus, Lukas and Jon. There are many Christian cults, the largest being Catholicism whose leaders, La Sancta Sedes, are based on Civitas Vaticana, a moon orbiting Rōmulus in the Valentian Pollux system. Most, if not all, of the various Christian cults claim to be the one true religion that will gain their followers access to their god and eternal life and most despise the Catholics whose leader claims to be Theos' one true servant in The Extent, the only one with a direct connection to Theos. Across the many cults there is a lack of consensus about exactly what being Christian actually is with cults often denying that others are even Christian at all. The core beliefs of New Christianity are:
- Belief in Theos the Father, Christos as the Son of Theos, and The Spirit.
- The death, journey to Hell, resurrection and journey to Heaven of Christos.
- The holiness and authority of the Church and the communion of saints.
- The second coming of Christos, the Time of Judgement and the Salvation of the Faith.
- Do not hold other gods above me.
- Do not make idols.
- Do not blaspheme.
- Be grateful.
- Love your parents.
- Be faithful.
- Do not steal.
- Do not murder.
- Do not lie.
- Do not cheat.