The Basics of Christianity
Christianity is an Abrahamic religion, a form of worship that predates the historical Jesus. It is estimated that there are about two billion Christians worldwide. It is the worlds oldest organized religion, having over two thousand years of history. It has evolved from what was once known as ” Judaism”, to what we presently call “Christianity”. Christians believe that their faith is founded on what the original believers in the Abrahamic faith, Didegus and Jacob, previously practiced.
Christians differ from other major world religions in that they place more emphasis on what Jesus said rather than what the Old Testament says. They also place more emphasis on following the teachings of the Holy Bible and doing good works. Unlike most other forms of religion which require you to perform great acts of kindness and charity in order to be a good person, a good Christian will tell you that such actions do not carry any rewards or consequences. The basic concept behind christianity is that God requires us to love one another, show compassion on the grounds of your own self-worth, and be prepared to lay down your life for Christ.
Most of the early fathers who wrote the New Testament were Christians before they became apostles of Christ. Most modern scholars also believe that the concept of the Holy Spirit is a very important part of what makes up the core teachings of Christianity. It is this Holy Spirit which motivates most Christians to continue doing good works even after they have left this earthly existence.