Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. Christianity has been around for many years after Jesus came to the world and afterward ascended to heaven. He was a child that was born into a Jewish family who has religious roots in Judaism.
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.
Jesus came as a human being though he was God. Christ left heaven and came to this sin-filled earth to accomplish one purpose. It was the desire of our creator to establish an improved relationship with human beings through remission of sin. Sacrificing animals was a practice that was done many times many years to atone for the sins of man. God desired to cleanse away the sins of mankind. His compassion led him to give his only son to die on the cross. People must first confess his sinful state. 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.
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.
Christians attend church on Sundays. Going to church is important to every Christian. 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. 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. Jews came about with false accusations which led to the crucifixion of Jesus.
In the next few days after the ascension of Jesus to heaven, Christians were now heavily persecuted. Christians continued becoming more in numbers even though they were mistreated. You will discover more if you research that Christians are still being oppressed for their faith even in this century. 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.