Understanding the Basics of Christian Faith

Christianity is the leading religion in the world. 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.

Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. God has a desire to reconcile with man through the forgiveness of sins. Earlier man had to shed the blood of goat and sheep to obtain forgiveness. 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. 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. Christians become sons of the highest God when they are forgiven sins through the blood of Christ.

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. 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.

Christians attend church on Sundays. Attending church service is an important aspect in Christian faith. 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.

Among the assistants that Jesus had chosen to walk him in his ministry journey was Judas who was the treasurer in this ministry. 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. During those days, Jews were under the colonial rule of Romans who administered the most shameful and painful punishment to offenders.

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. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.