The Roman Catholic Church traces its beginnings to about A.D. 30, when Jesus Christ instructed the apostles, his followers, to spread his teaching about the Kingdom of God. Roman Catholics believe that Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified and sent the Holy Spirit to guide the apostles. Roman Catholics believe that Jesus Christ founded the church to carry to all people the salvation he brought to the world. They also believe that, with God's assistance, the church has faithfully preserved the teachings of Jesus. According to Catholic teaching, the Holy Spirit continues to guide the church.