According to Wikipedia;
With around 2.4 billion adherents, split into three main branches of Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox, Christianity is the world’s largest religion. The Christian share of the world’s population has stood at around 33% for the last hundred years, which means that one in three persons on Earth are Christians.
My friend Drista graciously participated in my series of interviews on faith, and her answers are below;
1. How long have you practiced this form of spirituality?I became a believer in Jesus at the age of thirteen. It was at our church camp and I heard the gospel message that Jesus died for me. The realization that I was far from God and that there wasn’t anything I could do about it except through Jesus – became real to me that night.
2. What about it fulfills your spiritual needs?Everything! Absolutely everything! Regardless of what challenges I faceI know I can trust Jesus to take care of my every need – physical, emotional and spiritual. I know he hears and answers my prayers for myself and my family and friends. His Word can lead, guide and comfort me. Just to whisper His name brings me peace.
3. What challenges (if any) does being a (fill in the blank) pose in everyday life? As some of your other interviewees answered it’s people’s expectations and assumptions. I’ve been in positions where other’s expectations of me – about how I should respond or act should measure up to their understanding of Christianity. Which is usually misunderstood. Most religions are looking for God, where Christianity understands that God already gave us His love by giving us His Son. And we can have a relationship with God the Creator through His Son Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit. That absolute assurance of this is what people don’t understand and affects their concept towards me as a Christian.
4. Are there any misconceptions people have about your belief system you’d like to clear up? 4. Christians aren’t perfect. We’re just like everyone else – fallible. Being a Christian is a relationship not a religion. It’s not a set of do’s and don’ts or just going to church every Sunday. Having a one to one intimate relationship with Jesus is what being a Christian is all about.