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The Core Beliefs of Christianity

Origin: Christianity is the religion based on the teachings and belief of Jesus, also known as Messiah or Christ. The Religion has its roots in Jerusalem, which is now the modern Israel. Christians believed that Jesus was God’s chosen messenger. They also believed that Jesus is capable of performing miracles. The followers of Jesus angered the Roman government because they refused to follow either Roman or Jewish laws. The authorities sentenced Jesus to death by nailing him to the cross. After three days of his death, Jesus was resurrected.

Beliefs:

Justification by faith

The followers of Jesus believe in Justification by faith. Through their belief in Jesus as the Son of God, and his crucifixion, it is believed that they can have a right relativity with God whose forgiveness was made once and for all through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The Trinity

Christians believe in Trinity. Trinity states that God is three divine persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Some people confuse Trinity with three separate gods. The followers of Christianity believe that human form of God is Jesus Christ.

Life after death

Christians also believe that there is a life after death, but not earthly reincarnation. They believe that spiritual experience in this life helps to give them some idea of eternal life.

The concept of Sainthood

The word Saint is used to refer to a Christian who has lived a good and holy life on earth. The saints are believed to perform miracles.  The title of Saint is conferred by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, by a process called canonization. In the Bible, the word Saint is used to refer someone who is a devoted believer.

Prayer and Ritual

Prayer is the medium in which Christians communicate with God. The New Testament holds that Jesus taught his followers how to pray. He encouraged the followers to address God as Father.

The Church

The Church is the holy place where the faith of Christians is disciplined. It is believed that church is the place where the Holy Spirit exists on the earth. Christians also believe in mass prayers, and the church is where it is usually performed.

Baptism

The religious act of sprinkling holy water on to a person’s forehead is called Baptism. It symbolizes purification and admission into the church. It believed as the inward commitment to the teachings of Christianity.

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