Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Christianity has managed to be the most subscribed faith in the globe. It began when a man called Jesus came into the world about two millenniums ago. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
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.
Though Christ was born as a man; he was fully God. He has come in the world with one sole mission. 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. His compassion led him to give his only son to die on the cross. 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 believe that once they accept salvation through Jesus Christ, they become sons of God.
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.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. 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.
Jesus appointed twelve disciples who followed him everywhere he went. He loved money to a great extent. It is noteworthy to say that it is the desire to be wealthy made Judas betray Jesus. Though Jesus was innocent these malicious Jews insisted that he be crucified on a cross and a notorious robber be released from prison in exchange even though he had committed no crime.
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. Today, there are many Christians in China than in Europe where persecution is not as much.