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The Concept Of Religion And Christianity.

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Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world with more than 2 billion followers. That is approximately 25% of the globe!

It originated with the ministry of Jesus and revolves around beliefs regarding his birth, life, death, as well as resurrection.

Indeed, Jesus Christ of Nazareth is at the core of this faith. Christianity traces its beginning to His miraculous birth, adult ministry, death, and resurrection.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully human and fully divine and that believing in Him and following His teachings are paramount to inheriting eternal life.

However, they also realize that grace is greatly needed to pull through the journey.

Let’s take a graceful look into the life of the man called Yeshua (Jesus).

Over 2000 years ago in Palestine (today’s Israel), this Jesus was born into a humble Jewish family.

Jesus’ mother

His mother was a young woman named Mary, known for her intact virginity at the time of Jesus’ conception in her womb and her “God-saved” betrothal to a man named Joseph.

Christians believe that Jesus’ Father was indeed the Holy Spirit of God, making Jesus both fully human and fully divine.

His earliest followers came to believe that he was the Messiah who was sent by God to free God’s people from slavery, sin, and death.

God sent Jesus, God the Son, in human form.

This was so people would better understand God as a caring and loving parent.

So, Jesus lived and experienced the suffering of humans. He faced the same temptations they face and did not fail, walked through the dirt they walked and faced the same storms that often come their way.

He became Man to save Mankind.

He healed the sick and told stories, mostly parables, and preached sermons that taught what God wanted people to do.

During his adult ministry, Jesus built up a loyal following, led by his twelve disciples.

Christians believe that in raising Jesus from the dead, God showed that Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness was more powerful than death.

He showed that His message was real, His way the only, and His Salvation available for all. He also showed that eternal life after death depended on following the example of Jesus’ life and his teachings.

After his resurrection, Jesus Christ’s followers spread his message throughout the world, creating the Christian Church.

Let’s understand religion now.

Religion is a socio-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements.

Throughout history, people’s faith and their attachments to religious institutions have been transformed.

Religion is a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of Nature and of human life.

Whereas religion is a set of beliefs and practices which serve to subordinate us to something superior or holy in order to justify the events that control our lives, Christianity is a detailed and precise understanding of the ministry of Jesus.

What is Religion?

Religion is humanity’s attempt to reach out to God or the sacred or divine.

On its part, religion involves a human effort to become acceptable to God or to give meaning to one’s life.

This, therefore, crests potentials for there to be as many religions as there are humans.

Thus, religion is subjective to the person.

Christianity on the other hand goes beyond religion, to be a relationship.

It centers on a personal relationship between a creator God and His human creation.

It’s about a loving God who initiates the relationship by revealing who He is to His human creation by coming to us in the person of Jesus.

Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus a person is given the way to become acceptable to God who is holy, and experience the true meaning for their life.

No doubt, religion is a set of organized beliefs, practices, and systems that most often relate to the belief and worship of a controlling force such as a personal God or another supernatural being as Christians.

It is important we get the key points. Christianity focuses on a way of life following Jesus’ teachings and the Church consists of the people who practice these teachings.

Christianity is the most practiced religion in the world today centered around one Man, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It offers to the world an unconditional, unfathomable kind of love and a relationship with the Creator Himself!

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