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. You need to learn that, his parents were Jews who based their faith on the law of Moses.
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. 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.
Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. 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. Earlier man had to shed the blood of goat and sheep to obtain forgiveness. God desired to cleanse away the sins of mankind. His compassion led him to give his only son to die on the cross. People must first confess his sinful state. 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. Believers are certain that the forgiveness through Jesus Christ allows them to be adopted into the family of God.
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. Believers in Christian faith are also exhorted to love one another and to forgive each other freely.
Some people have weekday fellowships but most people to church on every seventh day of the week. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. It has also been noted that frequent churchgoers have other physical and mental benefits. 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. This led him to satisfy his insatiable selfish desire for money by selling his master for a few coins. Jews came about with false accusations which led to the crucifixion of Jesus.
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. 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.