Christianity is one of the most widely practiced religions in the world today. It is based around the belief of one supreme ruler, God. The main guide that Christians base their life around is a book called the bible which is a collection of books collected over 1000’s of years. World wide it has around 2 Billion believers *. Its largest groups are the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the Protestant churches; in addition to these churches there are several independent churches of Eastern Christianity as well as numerous sects throughout the world.
The main and most important belief in Christianity is the belief in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Christians also believe that when you die the soul, depending on whether you have committed yourself to God or not goes to Heaven or Hell. Christians also believe in the Bible and try to run their life as the bible tells them too. This specifically means following the Ten Commandments.
The common practices in Christianity are based around the laws of the Ten Commandments. Most Christians also go to church on Sunday or attend a youth group of some sort. Christians are also usually heavily involved in charities, and many of the well known charities around, such as the Salvation Army are Christian organizations. Christians also believe in preaching the word of God to their friends, family and neighbors. They also believe in the importance of prayer and pray regularly. For Christians, holidays such as Easter and Christmas have special meaning; they celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is on these days that nearly all Christians attend church or a mass of some sort. Depending on what denominations they have there are extra functions during the week, which Christians take part in, such as confession for Catholics and door knocking and the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses go door-knocking to preach the word of God.
The main reason why I think people are attracted to Christianity is it is because it gives the people something to believe in something to strive for. Also I think a lot of people are introduced to this religion though schools or a youth group and they found something that appeals to them in it. Also it may be because Christianity doesn’t discriminate against anyone, which is unlike many religions such as Islam. People may also become Christian because they have been brought up in a Christian family. Christianity also appeals to many people who are homeless or less fortunate than others because of the promise of a better life after death.
Many people argue about proof of Christianity. Most peoples believe that the world is too good to be created just by chance and because of this they believe that there must be a supreme been responsible for our being. Many people also regard the Bible as being proof of Christianity, especially the New Testament.
If 2 billion people follow Christianity there must be something in it that draws so many people. Whether it is the promise of eternal life or that anyone can become a Christian, or the fact that you belong to something Christianity is one of the largest religions in the world today and is still growing.
*Figure from encyclopædia Britannica 2000 D.V.D