Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. 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.
Most people celebrate in the world remember the birth of Jesus every year. 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. 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. 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. People must first confess his sinful state. You must also learn that no human effort can make mankind righteous before God. 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. Christians believe that when they go through hard times, God uses it to refine their character. Love is a paramount ingredient in Christian belief.
Christians attend church on Sundays. 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.
Among the assistants that Jesus had chosen to walk him in his ministry journey was Judas who was the treasurer in this ministry. Judas was a corrupt disciple of Jesus. 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.
Many Christians were thrown into prison and others killed for their faith. Christians continued becoming more in numbers even though they were mistreated. Interestingly, Christians are being persecuted even today. 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. Today, there are many Christians in China than in Europe where persecution is not as much.