Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity has managed to be the most subscribed faith in the globe. Christianity has been around for many years after Jesus came to the world and afterward ascended to heaven. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
25th December has been assumed to be the date that Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph, and people celebrate with song, dance and exchanging gifts. 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. Jesus came with a definite goal. 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. 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. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. Now, humanity must admit they are sinners from birth and they deserve a savior. 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. 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.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. 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.
Those who confessed their faith in Christ were inhumanely tortured. 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. It is sad to learn that China has had one of the worst treatment for Christians though more people are becoming Christians. Christians in China are many that all the believers found in European nations.