Crucial Insights that Every Christian Believer Should Know
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. He has come in the world with one sole mission. God has a desire to reconcile with man through the forgiveness of sins. Sacrificing animals was a practice that was done many times many years to atone for the sins of man. 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. Now, humanity must admit they are sinners from birth and they deserve a savior. 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. Believers are certain that the forgiveness through Jesus Christ allows them to be adopted into the family of God.
Christian believers behold a personal bond with their maker which makes their religion different from others. Thus, believers are encouraged to persevere difficult circumstances in order to become more like Christ. Love is a paramount ingredient in Christian belief.
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. 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.
Among the assistants that Jesus had chosen to walk him in his ministry journey was Judas who was the treasurer in this ministry. Though Jesus knew more about Judas flawed character he allowed him to continue being one of his disciples. It is noteworthy to say that it is the desire to be wealthy made Judas betray Jesus. During those days, Jews were under the colonial rule of Romans who administered the most shameful and painful punishment to offenders.
Many Christians were thrown into prison and others killed for their faith. Despite these persecutions, the church grew, and they believed God even more. 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. Its growth has continued to surpass many religions by a huge margin in that nation.