The Basics of Christianity
Christianity is the world’s largest religion, with 2.8 billion adherents. It is categorized as one of the Abrahamic or monotheistic religions along with Judaism and Islam.
The Christian faith is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the New Testament scriptures. The Bible teaches that Christians must live by faith and obey the Lord to the best of their ability.
Faith is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). It is not always easy to obey God and follow Jesus’ teachings, but it is possible.
Deliverance from Demons: Casting out demons was one of the gifts given to the apostles by Jesus and a special power that the apostles could exercise to help the people. They were able to cast out demons and heal others.
Acts of healing:
The Bible shows that Jesus and the apostles healed many people by laying their hands on them. They saw blind people see, lame people walk, and lepers were cleansed.
The miracles in the New Testament were dramatic, supernatural, and instantaneous. These were not private healings of the infirmed, but public healings in front of an audience.
Today, some deliverance teachers claim that a believer can be possessed by a demon and can need to be ‘oppressed’ or ‘influenced’ in order to receive healing. They also state that there is a space inside the body of the believer where the demon can live. These statements do not match the biblical teachings and are not in agreement with modern practices.