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. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
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.
Christ came into the world as God incarnate. He has come in the world with one sole mission. 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. Now, humanity must admit they are sinners from birth and they deserve a savior. You must also learn that no human effort can make mankind righteous before God. 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. Thus, believers are encouraged to persevere difficult circumstances in order to become more like Christ. Christians are encouraged to demonstrate selfless love towards every person on earth.
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 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.
Jesus appointed twelve disciples who followed him everywhere he went. He loved money to a great extent. Due to his love of money, he conspired with the Jewish leaders and betrayed Jesus for thirty shekels of silver. 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. Despite these persecutions, the church grew, and they believed God even more. Just like early days of Christianity believers are even now going through persecution in several parts of the globe on account of their faith. 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.