The Traditions of Christianity
Christianity is the world’s largest religion with over 2.2 billion followers. Its practices are incredibly diverse. Some are simple, others require much more effort.
One of the most important elements of Christianity’s faith tradition is a focus on Jesus Christ as the central figure. The vast majority of Christians focus their beliefs, worship, and other traditions on the historical person of Jesus, who was born in the first century and died on the cross three centuries later.
Deliverance from Demons
The Bible says that Jesus cast out demons in his time and in the times of his apostles and disciples. It also says that he gave specific training to those called out to preach the gospel and to heal the sick, raising the dead, and casting out demons.
Healing the Sick
The church follows a practice whereby sick people are prayed over and anointed with oil by elders, who lay hands on them. This anointing is a symbol of God’s Holy Spirit and is an act of worship to the Lord.
The Christian tradition of miraculous healing, which began in the early church, was rooted in the Old Testament prophecies that promised the coming of a great king who would bring healing to the people. These prophecies affirmed that this king was to be named Jesus (Messiah).
The healing ministry of Jesus and his apostles centered on the healing of the sick, and this tradition continues today. It also involves the use of special sacraments, such as baptism.