Christianity

7 Interesting Facts about Christianity

The Bible is the world’s best-selling book.

Over 100 million Bibles get printed every year.  25% of these newly printed Bibles are purchased in the United States every year. In the world today, there are as many as 80,000 different versions of the Bible that generate at least one sale annually. While there have been prints of 2.5 billion copies between 1815 and 1975, more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion.

There is no original date to the Bible

This fact is because the Bible is an anthology of 66 books with various authors. Many believe the original date to be dated back to Jesus, but this is a myth that needs debunking. Its first printed version dates back to 1455 and is known as the Gutenberg Bible – the first book ever.

Christianity teaches you about both heaven and hell

It isn’t surprising for a belief in an afterlife to be an essential part of the Christian tradition. The question remains in the future we have in store for us on the other side -various Christian views about heaven and hell proposes answers to this question. While there exist differences between Christian branches on what constitutes the judgment of sin, it is an integral part of Christianity.

Praying every day is not mandatory

Praying is an essential part of Christianity, but there are no specific mandatory prayers given in scripture. Compulsory prayer connotes rule-keeping, but Christianity is more about building a relationship with God. That is not to say that formal prayers do not exist, but it is a matter of choice and is mostly a private affair.

The Holy Spirit is not mystical

The Spirit talked about Christianity is a person. It is wrong to refer to the Spirit as “it”. He guides, comforts, counsels and advocates. The Spirit is the third person of the trinity. In its teachings, the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit has all the attributes of personality and is not merely an impersonal force.

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People killed for their Christian faith

The persecution of Christians dates back to the first century a the hands of both the Jews from whose religion Christianity arose and Romans who controlled many of the lands across which early Christianity spread. In the modern era, the countries in which Christian faith suffers rose from 125 in 2015 to 144, a year later. In at least 27 of these countries, Christianity receives severe persecution.

You’ll find more Christians in China than the population of Britain

A popular notion of Christianity that needs to be rid of is that it is “western” as Christianity is exploding in China in secret and hidden underground churches find themselves in Iran and Nepal. There is a projection that 38% of Christianity will live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.

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