Crucial Facts You Should Know about Christianity
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. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
Most people celebrate in the world remember the birth of Jesus every year. Despite the fact that this wasnt the precise date of Christs birth people have continued to celebrate it as the birthday for Jesus.
Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. God has a desire to reconcile with man through the forgiveness of sins. Sacrificing animals was a practice that was done many times many years to atone for the sins of man. God had a plan to wipe away the sins of man completely. When Jesus was crucified, Jesus paid the price for the freedom of man from sin which meant that man had power over sin through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. 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.
Christians dont have to pass through an intermediary to fellowship with their father in heaven as Christ through the Holy Spirit enables them talk to God directly. Christians believe that when they go through hard times, God uses it to refine their character. Believers in Christian faith are also exhorted to love one another and to forgive each other freely.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. Through encouragement by the preachers, Christians are encouraged to face difficult situations with courage, and therefore those that attend church regularly have an improved blood pressure. 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.
Among the assistants that Jesus had chosen to walk him in his ministry journey was Judas who was the treasurer in this ministry. Though Jesus knew more about Judas flawed character he allowed him to continue being one of his disciples. It is noteworthy to say that it is the desire to be wealthy made Judas betray Jesus. 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.
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. You will discover more if you research that Christians are still being oppressed for their faith even in this century. It is sad to learn that China has had one of the worst treatment for Christians though more people are becoming Christians. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.