The beginning of Christianity traces back to the ministry of Jesus in His adult life. He gathered His disciples, preached them the word of God, and tasked them to spread the word. Many of Jesus’ teachings became the fundamental beliefs of the Christian religion.
Beliefs of the Christian Religion
Only One God
Christians believe in only one God and call Him God the Father. God the Father is supreme and all-knowing, as Christ described Him in His preaches.
Christians are required to worship only one God. Idols aren’t allowed, and worshiping these idols is a sin.
Many Christian churches believe in the Trinity, including Lutheran, and Roman Catholic. Despite a widespread belief in this, many are still confused about the concept.
The Trinity means God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. However, God the Father is not the Son, or God the Son is not the Holy Spirit.
Christ told His disciples many times that whoever believes in Him shall live eternally together with God the Father. In short, there is life after death.
Christ never mentioned the kind of life we can experience, but many Christians believe that this life is not the same as what we experience on Earth.
Justified by Faith
Salvation is believing in God and Christ. Whatever your past or present life is, you can obtain salvation through Christ with your faith.
Despite God’s angry nature, He is compassionate and is willing to forgive His children who have gone astray. Thus, God the Father gave His Son to save all humanity from sins.
Practices and Rituals of the Christian Religion
Prayer is part of a Christian’s life, and Christ taught us how and when to do it. In the Bible, Jesus prayed every instance, before and after a meal, at the hour of struggles, or a thanksgiving.
Jesus prayed anywhere. He prayed with the sick, with the tax collectors, and even with the most sinful people in the society. It only means praying is for everyone, and we should use it to communicate with God.
During the ministry of Jesus, He never used a formal place to preach the Gospel. He taught near a beach, in the mountains, even outside the synagogue. These scenarios tell us that the Church doesn’t only refer to a building. The Church is also the people who gather to worship God.
Baptism symbolizes the commitment of a Christian to his or her faith. Some Christian churches baptize believers when they’re old enough to understand the meaning of baptism. Others prefer infant baptism.
Otherwise known as Holy Communion, this sacred fellowship with God commemorates the last supper of Christ with His disciples. The bread and wine are the body and blood of Christ represented figuratively.
This sacrament highlights and cements the commitment of a believer to the Christian faith. Generally, Christian churches perform the rites when the believer is old enough to understand the Christian doctrine.
The Christian religion has fundamental beliefs and practices. Interpretation and applications may vary from one church to another. These differences between Churches are inevitable because people have varying degrees of understanding of what is in the Bible. However, there’s one thing that prevails. There is only one supreme God, who is powerful enough to wipe out the face of the earth.