Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity is the leading religion in the world. It began when a man called Jesus came into the world about two millenniums ago. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
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.
Though Christ was born as a man; he was fully God. Jesus came with a definite goal. It was the desire of our creator to establish an improved relationship with human beings through remission of sin. Despite the act of sacrificing beasts to plead for their sin, they were unclean before God. God had a plan to wipe away the sins of man completely. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. People must first confess his sinful state. You must also learn that no human effort can make mankind righteous before God. 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. Christians believe that when they go through hard times, God uses it to refine their character. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. It has also been noted that frequent churchgoers have other physical and mental benefits. People have come up with assemblies that have different doctrines that guide their teaching.
When Jesus started his ministry on earth, he selected twelve apostles. Though Jesus knew more about Judas flawed character he allowed him to continue being one of his disciples. This led him to satisfy his insatiable selfish desire for money by selling his master for a few coins. Though Jesus was innocent these malicious Jews insisted that he be crucified on a cross and a notorious robber be released from prison in exchange even though he had committed no crime.
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. Just like early days of Christianity believers are even now going through persecution in several parts of the globe on account of their faith. 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.