Crucial Facts You Should Know about Christianity
Christianity is the leading religion in the world. It began when a man called Jesus came into the world about two millenniums ago. Christ was from a Jew born into the family of Mary and Joseph who was Judaism adherents.
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.
Jesus came as a human being though he was 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. Despite the act of sacrificing beasts to plead for their sin, they were unclean before God. God had a plan to wipe away the sins of man completely. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. Now, humanity must admit they are sinners from birth and they deserve a savior. It is important to understand that no matter what man he cannot makes himself pure as Gods standards are very high. Christians become sons of the highest God when they are forgiven sins through the blood of Christ.
Christian believers behold a personal bond with their maker which makes their religion different from others. Christians believe that when they go through hard times, God uses it to refine their character. Believers in Christian faith are also exhorted to love one another and to forgive each other freely.
Christians attend church on Sundays. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. It is a refueling center where Christians go every week to receive spiritual nourishment and exhortations which help them to live healthily. 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. Judas was a corrupt disciple of Jesus. It is noteworthy to say that it is the desire to be wealthy made Judas betray Jesus. 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. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.