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.
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.
Though Christ was born as a man; he was fully God. Jesus came with a definite goal. God has a desire to reconcile with man through the forgiveness of sins. Despite the act of sacrificing beasts to plead for their sin, they were unclean before God. 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. One must acknowledge that he is a sinner. It is important to understand that no matter what man he cannot makes himself pure as Gods standards are very high. Christians believe that once they accept salvation through Jesus Christ, they become sons 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. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
Christians attend church on Sundays. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. 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. Though Jesus knew more about Judas flawed character he allowed him to continue being one of his disciples. Due to his love of money, he conspired with the Jewish leaders and betrayed Jesus for thirty shekels of silver. During those days, Jews were under the colonial rule of Romans who administered the most shameful and painful punishment to offenders.
Those who confessed their faith in Christ were inhumanely tortured. Christians continued becoming more in numbers even though they were mistreated. 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.