Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity has managed to be the most subscribed faith in the globe. It started in Israel about two thousand years 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. 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. 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. 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.
Unlike Judaism where one has to go through priests to talk to God, Christianity suggests that you can have a personal relationship with God. Hardships are seen as an essential component in a believer as it assists them to improve their values. Love is a paramount ingredient in Christian belief.
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. 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.
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. 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. Despite these persecutions, the church grew, and they believed God even more. 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. Christians in China are many that all the believers found in European nations.