Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. Christianity has been around for many years after Jesus came to the world and afterward ascended to heaven. Christ was from a Jew born into the family of Mary and Joseph who was Judaism adherents.
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.
Christ came into the world as God incarnate. 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. Earlier man had to shed the blood of goat and sheep to obtain forgiveness. God desired to cleanse away the sins of mankind. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. People must first confess his sinful state. It is important to understand that no matter what man he cannot makes himself pure as Gods standards are very high. 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. Hardships are seen as an essential component in a believer as it assists them to improve their values. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
Christians attend church on Sundays. 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. Christians gather in churches which have different doctrines through the bible is their primary reference with Christ being the center of their belief.
Jesus appointed twelve disciples who followed him everywhere he went. Though Jesus knew more about Judas flawed character he allowed him to continue being one of his disciples. Due to his love of money, he conspired with the Jewish leaders and betrayed Jesus for thirty shekels of silver. 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. 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. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.