What Is Christianity?
Christianity is a religion that teaches that Jesus Christ was the Son of God who died on a cross to pay the sin debt that all humans have committed. Christians also believe that Christ was resurrected and is now at the right hand of God, making intercession for believers forever.
Jesus prayed for his disciples that they would be delivered from evil spirits, or demons, and that their faith and trust in him would help them to overcome the enemy (see Mark 9:17-18). He also taught people how to live and treat one another as God had taught him to do.
Demons were a real problem in Jesus’s time, but it’s also the case today that there are many demonic forces in the world. These forces affect humans and animals in ways that are not always good for us.
Casting out demons was something that the early Christian community did with good reason, and it remains an important part of contemporary Christianity’s commitment to the Holy Spirit as the force that can remove evil forces from the human spirit and from our bodies.
Healing the sick is a common practice in Christianity. In the Bible, Jesus healed people publicly and he taught others to heal their own diseases and illnesses.
Despite the many different types of Christian churches, denominations and sects that have developed over the centuries, most Christians share a belief in the teachings of Jesus and in using the Bible as their guidebook. These beliefs have helped to create a great diversity in Christian communities around the world.