When did religion begin? This interesting question is certainly worthy of consideration, but, before we begin, it is necessary that we have a common understanding as to the words involved.

Many would say, for instance, that Christianity is not a religion, but a faith. They would go on to say that religions are man-made attempts to please a god, but that Christianity is unique in that it is a faith based on the true God Who is not appeased by man's attempts to reach up to Him, but has reached down to fallen man to bring him the precious gift of salvation.