Crucial Facts You Should Know about Christianity
Christianity is the leading religion in the world. It started in Israel about two thousand years ago. 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. Despite the fact that this wasnt the precise date of Christs birth people have continued to celebrate it as the birthday for Jesus.
Christ came into the world as God incarnate. 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 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. 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. 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. Thus, believers are encouraged to persevere difficult circumstances in order to become more like Christ. Believers in Christian faith are also exhorted to love one another and to forgive each other freely.
Christians attend church on Sundays. Going to church is important to every Christian. 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.
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.
In the next few days after the ascension of Jesus to heaven, Christians were now heavily persecuted. Despite these persecutions, the church grew, and they believed God even more. 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. Christians in China are many that all the believers found in European nations.