Christianity is the most widely practiced religion

Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world, with more than two billion followers. Many historians consider the spread and adoption of Christianity throughout the globe as one of the most victorious spiritual missions in human history. Within Christianity, there are three great traditions that are established. In the West, the Roman Catholic Church has been the most dominant. In the East, most of the Christians have belonged to the Orthodox Church. In the sixteenth century, Protestant Christianity grew out of the Roman Catholic tradition, which consisted of thousands of different denominations. These three traditions may have of differing views, uphold separate traditions, and worship in specific ways, but their faith is centered around the life and teachings of Jesus. Christians are monotheistic. They believe that there is only one God who created the heavens and the earth. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity describes God as one in essence, but consisting of three other “persons.” The Father (God himself), The Son (Jesus), and The Holy Spirit. Christian’s center their beliefs regarding the birth, the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that God sent his son Jesus, the messiah, to save the world. They believe Jesus was later crucified on a cross to offer the forgiveness of sins and was then resurrected three days after his death, before ascending to heaven. Christians believe that their purpose in this world is to praise God, worship him, proclaim his greatness, and to accomplish his will. They believe that there is still a daily obstacle they must overcome. That obstacle is sin. Sin is the violation of God’s will in action or even thought. Sin is inevitable. It is common to all humanity. Forgiveness is then needed from God to those who believe he died for all sin. Christians believe that Jesus was a real person who was born between 2 B.C. and 7 B.C. Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, to a young Jewish virgin named Mary. It is said that God impregnated her through the Holy Spirit. Jesus was raised Jewish, and eventually aimed to reform Judaism. Jesus was known for travelling with his 12 disciples, teaching large groups of people and performing miracles. Jesus used short stories with hidden messages in his teachings. Some main ideas that Jesus preached were, to love God, love your enemies, forgive others who have wronged you, ask God for forgiveness of your sins, Jesus is the Messiah, and more. Somewhere between 30 A.D. and 33 A.D, Jesus was arrested and sentenced to death by the Jewish leaders. Jesus was crucified by Roman soldiers in Jerusalem, then his body was then put in a tomb. According to the bible, a few days after the crucifixion, Jesus’s body was missing from the tomb. It was later believed that Jesus ascended into heaven. Scripture is one of the most important types of revelation for Christians. The Christian Bible is made up of numerous books that are written by various authors. It is separated into two parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament, with the Old Testament describing the history of the Jews, laws to follow, lives of many prophets, and the New Testament providing the accounts of the life and death of Jesus Christ. In the Christian practice, a sacrament is a rite that is instituted by Christ. It is considered an outward sign, but an inward connection with Jesus. The most widely accepted sacraments through all denominations of Christianity are Baptism and Holy Communion. Other Christians may recognize other additional sacraments like Confirmation, Ordination, Confession, Matrimony, and Anointing of the Sick. Christianity is a major religion that involves the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ. It is the largest of the world’s religions, and still remains that way today. Although, there are plenty of different denominations and traditions within Christianity, Christians can all come together to celebrate their beautiful savior Jesus Christ.