The Sacred Texts of Christian Faith
When Christians talk about deliverance, casting out demons, healing the sick or miracle healing, they are referring to the practice of putting one’s faith in Christ as the source of salvation. While there have been Christians who interpreted Jesus in more humanist terms, they would be hard pressed to claim that they still possess any essence of the Christian faith.
This is because even though Christianity is a faith that relies on the Bible, it also tries to remain as focused as possible in reference to a unique participant in the reality of God. While it may incorporate the ideas and practices of many other religions, it is always centered on, and seeks to maintain its focus in relation to, the historical figure of Jesus Christ.
The Sacred Texts of the Christian Faith
While there are many different churches that claim to be Christian, each of them should adhere to the same basic biblical teachings and beliefs in order to be considered true to christianity. These include the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, that he was buried and rose again from the dead, and that it is his power that offers salvation to all those who believe in him (Romans 10:4).
It is also important for Christians to maintain a regular, if not daily, prayer life in which they ask for God’s guidance and blessings on their lives. They should attend a church that follows the biblical teachings of Jesus and abides by his commands to love one another as he loved them (John 13:34-35). It is also important for christians to participate in the sacraments and to abide by the Scriptural guidelines on how to handle money (Proverbs 27:7; Matthew 6:24). Finally, christians must be faithful to their family by honoring their parents and guardians and by not cheating or lying.