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Churches have their own charms irrespective of different practices and believes, no matter how strongly they are linked together. The religion is followed all around the world evolved out of American Restoration movement. According to a survey, it was noted that people of America are becoming less religious when compared to those, seven years back. Nowadays adults do not tell about the importance of being religious unlike, people eight years back. The number has decreased to few who is absolute about their religious believes and or who believe in heaven and sins.
Looking at the descending religious believes, below are listed few points listing the importance of the things you must know about Church Beliefs:
The churches rose into power after Restoration Movement: During nineteenth century various independent contingents were merging in order to return to the Apostolic Christianity. The two movements held a great importance. One was held and driven by Barton W Stone and the other was driven by Thomas Campbell and his son Alexander Campbell. The two movements were held in order to restore Christian Churches on the doctrine and both had a believe that Creeds are holding the Christianity divided. They both agreed on some ground solutions like Restoration is the way, where Christians will have their freedom. They both believed that if Apostolic Christianity is used as the basis, the solidarity can be restored among the people again. The dedications towards what they used to believe was enough to inspire the people and join them in the movement.
The founders believed adhering solely to the Bible: The people who follow Christianity and seeks the following of Christ have a strong believe that they must stick to the teaching of the Bible solely and it is the only source through which they can find the doctrine. The people believe that anything that is written in Bible is authentic and accurate and can be believed easily unless the sources of the book and contexts suggest differently. They believe that Bible is simple and clear enough for the people to understand it properly and need not any other method to get it to a person who sincerely believe in God and want to walk on the path he wants to show.
The Churches of Christ are autonomous congregation: The design of the church is autonomous looking at the structure of the Churches in the New Testament. The bond and believe in Bible and the faith in its teaching are main sources which connect them together.
Christianity being an Abrahamic religion, it follows the disciples of Lord Jesus Christ. The followers of the religion believe Jesus is the saviour of humanity and is there to help the people in any sort of problem. They believe Christ is the son of all Gods and is a Massiah to all the people to bring peace and prosperity. The people who follow Christianity celebrate many festivals, the major ones include Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas.
Many people also refer this day as Black Friday, Holy Friday, and Great Friday. The Good Friday is a holiday in Christian community as this day is considered as the day when Christ was crucified and is the day of his death at Calvary. Many people keep a fast on this day and spend the time in church providing their services. In many western countries, the holiday is legal and law prohibits many activities such as horse racing, dancing or any such activity seen as profaning the solemn of the day. Christian community including Angelicin, Protestant, Lutheran, Orthodox, Methodist, Catholic, everyone gives this day immense importance. The day is considered a mourning day and hence, the clergy wear a black-vestments instead of Purple and red usual.
Celebrated on the third day of crucifixion as Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Resurrection is the conception of coming back to life after death. In early days, it created a major controversy on fixing the dated of observing the rebirth of Christ in eastern and western community. The controversy is known as Paschal controversy and it was not actually resolved until eighth century. The Asian minors and Jews consider the day od crucifixion the same, the fourteenth day of full moon in springs and the day of Resurrection, two days later to the day of crucifixion, which is the sixteenth day, Easter day. Easter has its own customs where people decorate their Easter eggs. Lenten ends their fast of three or forty days with meat, egg, ham and bread and hence, this day is celebrated as a feast.
Christmas is like what Diwali is to Hindus. It is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is believed, Jesus Christ was born in the Bethlehem in a stable. Mary was a young girl, who was about to get married to a good man, Joseph. When they were in Nazareth, an angel came to Mary and told her, she is about to have a baby, who will be called as ‘son of Gods’, and being an obedient kid of God, accepted the blessing. And hence, the concept came in, mother Mary was a virgin. They had to move to Bethlehem from Nazareth due to some issues of taxes from the roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Mother Mary, gave birth to Lord Jesus and the news spread wide, a baby is born who is going to be saviour of humanity. Hence, Christmas is celebrated all over the world. They decorate their houses and the Christmas tree, sings Christmas carols and exchange gifts.