What are the most important rituals in Christianity?

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what are the most important rituals in Christianity?

The Christian Church is a place where believers in Christ gather to worship the Most High God.  The Bible encourages the believers not to always forsake the gathering of the brethren.

Christians are also admonished to hold unto the tradition and the sacraments of the Holy Church. As a Christian, there are some rituals that you need not to avoid if you really want to gain salvation.

The most important rituals in Christianity

Rituals allow believers in Christ to express and reaffirm their belief in God. Here are the major rituals (also called ‘sacraments’) every Christian need to practice in order to built his/her spiritual life:

1. Baptism

Baptism is the immersion of a person into water or the sprinkling of water on the head as an admission into a faith.

In Christianity, baptism is a sign of being born again into new life.  Without baptism one cannot consider himself a Christian (Even though there’s a lot debates surrounding it).

Jesus in the gospel of John asserts that one cannot see the kingdom of God unless he/she is born again. If Christ himself said this why do those who claim baptism is not a requirement for salvation?

2. The Holy Eucharist

  The Eucharist, also known as the Lord' s supper, is a meal eaten by the Lord Jesus before his arrest and crucifixion. The Church of God considers the Lord’s supper as one of the most important ritual in the Christian life.

All born-again Christians are supposed to partake the Lord’s supper unless he/she has been excommunicated. The Eucharist is considered the body of Christ which heals the believers’ soul.

3. Prayers

  Most Christians consider prayers as the most important ritual in the believer’s life.

One Christian puts it this way: ‘’A Christian who does not pray is like someone who has built  a mud house in a muddy environment, and expecting it to last’’

The Bible also encourage Christians to pray without ceasing.

4. Fasting

  It is no secret that most born-again Christians haven’t even  fasted before in their entire life.

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that is taught in the Bible. Jesus expected His followers to fast, and He said that God rewards fasting.

As born-again believer in Christ, you are expected to practice the above listed rituals. Even though there are other important rituals, but the above are considered the basis of the Christian belief (Some may exclude fasting though)

 

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