Believers who believe in Jesus Christ are more than those who believe in Islam. It started in Israel about two thousand years ago. Christ was from a Jew born into the family of Mary and Joseph who was Judaism adherents.
Christmas Is the most significant event in the world which Christians believe that it is the day that Christ was born. 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.
Christ came into the world as God incarnate. He has come in the world with one sole mission. 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. Though he has one son, God freely gave him up to die on behalf of humanity. Now, humanity must admit they are sinners from birth and they deserve a savior. It is important to understand that no matter what man he cannot makes himself pure as Gods standards are very high. Christians believe that once they accept salvation through Jesus Christ, they become sons of God.
Unlike Judaism where one has to go through priests to talk to God, Christianity suggests that you can have a personal relationship with God. Christians believe that when they go through hard times, God uses it to refine their character. Love is a paramount ingredient in Christian belief.
Some people have weekday fellowships but most people to church on every seventh day of the week. Christians must purpose never to miss church services on Sundays. 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. This led him to satisfy his insatiable selfish desire for money by selling his master for a few coins. Though Jesus was innocent these malicious Jews insisted that he be crucified on a cross and a notorious robber be released from prison in exchange even though he had committed no crime.
Many Christians were thrown into prison and others killed for their faith. Persecutions did not dampen their faith in Christ but it made them reach more people to believe in Christ. 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.