Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. Christianity has been around for many years after Jesus came to the world and afterward ascended to heaven. You need to learn that, his parents were Jews who based their faith on the law of Moses.
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. Though Christmas is celebrated as the day that Jesus was born, it may not be the exact day.
Christ came into the world as God incarnate. Jesus came with a definite goal. It was the desire of our creator to establish an improved relationship with human beings through remission of sin. Sacrificing animals was a practice that was done many times many years to atone for the sins of man. 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. One must acknowledge that he is a sinner. 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.
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. Believers in Christian faith are also exhorted to love one another and to forgive each other freely.
Sunday is the main day that believers attend church. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. 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. 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. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.