Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity has managed to be the most subscribed faith in the globe. It began when a man called Jesus came into the world about two millenniums ago. You need to learn that, his parents were Jews who based their faith on the law of Moses.
Most people celebrate in the world remember the birth of Jesus every year. Bible scholars are of the view that the Romans picked this date to coincide with their festivals in December and it is not the actual time for Christs birth.
Though Christ was born as a man; he was fully God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. 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. It was in the design of the loving creator to free man from the burden of sin. His compassion led him to give his only son to die on the cross. One must acknowledge that he is a sinner. 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 become sons of the highest God when they are forgiven sins through the blood of Christ.
Christian believers behold a personal bond with their maker which makes their religion different from others. 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. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. It has also been noted that frequent churchgoers have other physical and mental benefits. The church is believed to be the body of Christ, and thus they have faith in the same God even if there are many denominations.
When Jesus started his ministry on earth, he selected twelve apostles. He loved money to a great extent. This led him to satisfy his insatiable selfish desire for money by selling his master for a few coins. During those days, Jews were under the colonial rule of Romans who administered the most shameful and painful punishment to offenders.
Many Christians were thrown into prison and others killed for their faith. Persecutions did not dampen their faith in Christ but it made them reach more people to believe in Christ. 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. Today, there are many Christians in China than in Europe where persecution is not as much.