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Surname. 1 NAME: INSTITUTION: COURSE: LECTURER: DATE: CHRISTIANITY AND ITS RELEVANCE IN THE 21 ST CENTURY. Today, Christianity is the largest religious group with over two billion followers worldwide. The followers can be classified into about 34, 000 different denominations. As early as 3,500 years ago, there existed variously prophesies of a Messiah in the Jewish faith (Charlesworth, pg. 67-73). About 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ, the Prophesied Messiah was born in the Jewish community. He was thus an observant of the Jewish faith and law. He traveled from place to place, including villages and synagogues teaching and healing the suffering in the community (Royalty, pg.23-35). However, Jesus’ teaching turn out to be revolutionary, because he challenged the existing religious authorities. He accused them of hypocrisy and challenged them to repent. Above all, His teaching held that service and love are the way to the Kingdom of God. Just like any other religion, Christianity serves as means of guiding the followers on various aspects of day to day deeds, but how relevant is Christianity in the 21st century? The practices that define the Christian faith varies from one denomination to the other. Some of the common practices include Sunday worship service, study and reading of the Bible Scriptures, conducting prayers and ritual participation such as baptism and the Holy
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Surname. 2 Communion. Singing, prayer, and a sermon are the main forms of the Christian worshipping. The services are conducted in a special ordination or led by a designated person in the church.
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