Crucial Facts You Should Know about Christianity
Christianity has managed to be the most subscribed faith in the globe. Christianity has been around for many years after Jesus came to the world and afterward ascended to heaven. 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. 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.
Though Christ was born as a man; he was fully God. He has come in the world with one sole mission. It was the desire of our creator to establish an improved relationship with human beings through remission of sin. 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. When Jesus was crucified, Jesus paid the price for the freedom of man from sin which meant that man had power over sin through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ. 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. 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. Love is a paramount ingredient in Christian belief.
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. 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. 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. Persecutions did not dampen their faith in Christ but it made them reach more people to believe in Christ. You will discover more if you research that Christians are still being oppressed for their faith even in this century. 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.