Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity is the leading religion in the world. It started in Israel about two thousand years ago. Christ was from a Jew born into the family of Mary and Joseph who was Judaism adherents.
Christmas Is the most significant event in the world which Christians believe that it is the day that Christ was born. Though Christmas is celebrated as the day that Jesus was born, it may not be the exact day.
Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. Man had soiled his relationship with God when he sinned willingly in Eden, but God was seeking a way of blotting out the sins of humanity. Despite the act of sacrificing beasts to plead for their sin, they were unclean before God. It was in the design of the loving creator to free man from the burden of sin. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. People must first confess his sinful state. Thus, one must rely on Jesus to cleanse his sins and present him before God as people dont have the ability to cleanse their sins through their actions. Christians believe that once they accept salvation through Jesus Christ, they become sons of God.
Unlike Judaism where one has to go through priests to talk to God, Christianity suggests that you can have a personal relationship with God. Thus, believers are encouraged to persevere difficult circumstances in order to become more like Christ. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Going to church is important to every Christian. It is a refueling center where Christians go every week to receive spiritual nourishment and exhortations which help them to live healthily. Christians gather in churches which have different doctrines through the bible is their primary reference with Christ being the center of their belief.
When Jesus started his ministry on earth, he selected twelve apostles. Judas was a corrupt disciple of Jesus. Due to his love of money, he conspired with the Jewish leaders and betrayed Jesus for thirty shekels of silver. Jews came about with false accusations which led to the crucifixion of Jesus.
In the next few days after the ascension of Jesus to heaven, Christians were now heavily persecuted. Christians continued becoming more in numbers even though they were mistreated. Interestingly, Christians are being persecuted even today. Despite the intense suffering caused by those who want to suppress Christianity in China, believers have continued to learn more about Jesus Christ and have thereby increased tremendously. Christians in China are many that all the believers found in European nations.