Christianity: Salvation by Grace

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Christianity is a faith based on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Fisher, 1991) Christianity is a one God religion as presented in the New Testament. Today, Christianity and the church are culturally diverse, even in the aspects of race. It is even said that Sunday mornings is the most segregated time in the world. There is one central belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, all Christians can come to this conclusion. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that we are all under the judgment of God because we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Other religions may often depict that it is only necessary to do some good when it comes to God in order to get into heaven. However, Christianity is the only religion that supports the teachings of salvation by grace. Meaning that our efforts, sincerity, and good works alone will not guarantee us a place in heaven, but instead it is our faith in what Christ did on the cross along with obeying the gospel, and living faithfully until his return that will place us there. Followers of Jesus Christ were persecuted, but by 380 CE, despite strong opposition, Christianity became the official religion of the vast Roman Empire (Fisher, 1991) At least three things can derive from Christianity; a set of beliefs, the way of life and a community of people. Christ is the Greek form of the Hebrew word "Messiah", meaning "anointed one". Christianity originally developed as a part of Judaism. Jesus was a Jew. It is said that he lived from about 3 BC to 30 AD. He lived and taught in Palestine, to the Jews. Christianity also teaches that God created the universe and all that is in it. While we as humans have both physi... ... middle of paper ... ...sians 4: 4-6) Jesus said “Upon this rock I shall build my church” (Matthew 16:18). The Church of Christ, the only one that you can find in the bible. References Bercot, D. (2006). Retrieved February 13, 2009, from History of The Early Church: http://www.earlychurch.com/index.php Fisher, M. P. (1991). Living Religions. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Public Education. Morrison, M. (n.d.). Discipleship 101. Retrieved February 13, 2009, from Worldwide Church of God: http://www.wcg.org/lit/disc/16grace.htm Christianity. (2009, February 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:45, February 14, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Christianity&oldid=270002186 Muslims. (2006, March 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:46, February 14, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Muslims&oldid=45357695
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