Crucial Facts You Should Know about Christianity
Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. It started in Israel about two thousand years ago. Christ was from a Jew born into the family of Mary and Joseph who was Judaism adherents.
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.
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. Despite the act of sacrificing beasts to plead for their sin, they were unclean before God. It was in the design of the loving creator to free man from the burden of sin. 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. One must acknowledge that he is a sinner. You must also learn that no human effort can make mankind righteous before God. Believers are certain that the forgiveness through Jesus Christ allows them to be adopted into the family 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. Thus, believers are encouraged to persevere difficult circumstances in order to become more like Christ. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
Christians attend church on Sundays. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. Through encouragement by the preachers, Christians are encouraged to face difficult situations with courage, and therefore those that attend church regularly have an improved blood pressure. People have come up with assemblies that have different doctrines that guide their teaching.
When Jesus started his ministry on earth, he selected twelve apostles. He loved money to a great extent. It is noteworthy to say that it is the desire to be wealthy made Judas betray Jesus. Jews came about with false accusations which led to the crucifixion of Jesus.
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. 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.