Did you know that the term Christianity does not even appear in the Bible.
Nope. You won’t find it anywhere and the actual word “Christians” was actually a bad word. It was a word Gentiles used to talk down to people that believed in Jesus. It was an insult.
They used it to bad mouth followers of Christ. It actually meant “little Christ’s.”
In fact, authentic Christians have always been people who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ bases entirely on faith. It is a relationship that results in a lifestyle that pleases God.
As Christianity began to develop from the moment they pounded nails into Jesus flesh, it survived and flourished through the centuries. It survived the Roman empire, the great empires of Eurasia, the three kingdoms and the Han Dynasty, the Mongol invasion of the middle east, the Islamic empires of India, and the Maya and the Inca civilizations.
Christianity has survived the centuries, but the original gospel, and the word that our savior spoke has taken on many forms and expressions.
This change, many elders have blamed on what has become known as the generational curse which is an attempt by Satan to break the church up into little pieces because when we stand together Satan knows there is strength.
This continual changing and watering down of the word to support one’s own agenda has been going on for so long that to those in one tradition, seeing the worship styles and structure of other traditions often seem foreign, strange, and even wrong. But the issue of right and wrong always takes us back to Jesus Christ and the New Testament church.
Our ministry and churches must not be evaluated by whether we are comfortable with them, but rather by how closely they reflect the teaching of Jesus and the general patterns of worship established by those who knew him best.
The heart of Christianity is about a personal relationship with Jesus.
There is a common misconception in referring to different denominations (Catholics, Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, etc.) as different religions. This they are not. They are varying expressions of the teachings laid out in the Bible, combined with history, tradition, culture, and different emphases. To the degree that these streams are faithful to Jesus Christ, they represent a beautiful diversity within the unity established by Jesus even though they may not worship or structure themselves the same way.
Christianity is the ongoing, living expression of Christ’s work in the world. It represents God’s successful purposes in rescuing mankind from sin and providing his children with eternal life.
If you are empty inside and want to feel the love of Christ. If you are tired of living alone, scared, frightened, and or if you want to come home to Jesus, I want you to stand up.
In order to know Christ, I want you to understand a few things.
1. Are you hungry? Are you wanting to know Christ?
“The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”
Jeremiah 17:9 NLT
2. Are you ready to repent of your sins? Because we are born sinners, sinning comes to us naturally. And every problem we experience in society today can be traced back to our refusal to live God’s way.
Please repeat after me:
If you are ready to repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ so that you can receive his forgiveness, take a moment to pray like this:
God, I’m sorry for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and ask you to forgive me. Thank you for sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins. Jesus, I ask that you come into my life and be my Lord, Savior, and Friend. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you have said this prayer in faith and in your heart you know you meant it I believe that you are saved. We’re so glad you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior! God has forgiven and received you if you prayed the prayer and really meant it I know that your relationship with Jesus will bring radical and dramatic changes in your life.
The Bible says, “…those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life is begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)
A great adventure awaits you as you begin your walk with Christ!