Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith
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. Though Christmas is celebrated as the day that Jesus was born, it may not be the exact day.
Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Jesus came with a definite goal. 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 desired to cleanse away the sins of mankind. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. 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. Believers are certain that the forgiveness through Jesus Christ allows them to be adopted into the family of God.
Christians dont have to pass through an intermediary to fellowship with their father in heaven as Christ through the Holy Spirit enables them talk to God directly. 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.
Some people have weekday fellowships but most people to church on every seventh day of the week. Going to church is important to every Christian. It is a refueling center where Christians go every week to receive spiritual nourishment and exhortations which help them to live healthily. People have come up with assemblies that have different doctrines that guide their teaching.
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. 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.
In the next few days after the ascension of Jesus to heaven, Christians were now heavily persecuted. Christians continued becoming more in numbers even though they were mistreated. 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. Christians in China are many that all the believers found in European nations.