The Basics of Christianity
Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions. It’s also the most diversified in terms of practices and traditions.
The Bible says that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (Matthew 17:3, Luke 9:20). Christians believe that Jesus’ life and teachings reflect God’s fundamental disposition toward humanity: love.
It is this enduring love and commitment to the poor, oppressed, and marginalized that are central to the Christian faith. In Jesus, they find the most clear expression of that disposition.
Jesus is the source of a Christian’s belief in ultimate unity and in final truth.
He is the focus of the Christian faith tradition and a key figure in their prayers, worship, and church-building.
There are thousands of different churches, sects, and denominations that make up the modern Christian tradition.
Christians believe that the Bible is true and that Jesus is the only way to God.
They also believe that he died on the cross to save us from sin and death.
The Bible says that Christians will love one another, serve each other, admonish one another when they are falling into sin, share their burdens with others, pray for spiritual help and restoration, and be supportive of each other.
The Bible also tells of many instances where people were healed, either physically or emotionally. These healings are often attributed to miracles, but they can be performed by anyone who believes in and trusts in God.