What is Christianity & What do Christians believe? | Christianity Defined | GotQuestions.org

What is Christianity & What do Christians believe? | Christianity Defined | GotQuestions.org


Question: “What is Christianity and what do
Christians believe?” In this video, I’ll answer those questions
from a biblical perspective, and afterwards, I’ll point you to some helpful resources,
so stick around until the end. The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized
in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected,
and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity
is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s
and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because
of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Beyond these core beliefs, there are many
other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what
Christianity believes. Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired,
“God-breathed” Word of God and that its teaching is the final authority in all matters
of faith and practice. Christians believe in one God that exists
in three persons—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Christians believe that mankind was created
specifically to have a relationship with God, but sin separates all men from God. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ walked
this earth, fully God, and yet fully man, and died on the cross. Christians believe that after His death, Christ
was buried, He rose again, and now lives at the right hand of the Father, making intercession
for the believers forever. Christianity proclaims that Jesus’ death
on the cross was sufficient to completely pay the sin debt owed by all men and this
is what restores the broken relationship between God and man. Christianity teaches that in order to be saved
and be granted entrance into heaven after death, one must place one’s faith entirely
in the finished work of Christ on the cross. If we believe that Christ died in our place
and paid the price of our own sins, and rose again, then we are saved. There is nothing that anyone can do to earn
salvation. We cannot be “good enough” to please God
on our own, because we are all sinners. There is nothing more to be done, because
Christ has done all the work! When He was on the cross, Jesus said, “It
is finished”, meaning that the work of redemption was completed. According to Christianity, salvation is freedom
from the old sin nature and freedom to pursue a right relationship with God. Where we were once slaves to sin, we are now
slaves to Christ. As long as believers live on this earth in
their sinful bodies, they will engage in a constant struggle with sin. However, Christians can have victory in the
struggle with sin by studying and applying God’s Word in their lives and being controlled
by the Holy Spirit—that is, submitting to the Spirit’s leading in everyday circumstances. So, while many religious systems require that
a person do or not do certain things, Christianity is about believing that Christ died on the
cross as payment for our own sins and rose again. Our sin debt is paid and we can have fellowship
with God. We can have victory over our sin nature and
walk in fellowship and obedience with God. That is true biblical Christianity. Hungry for more? Subscribe so you don’t miss the next video! Visit GotQuestions.org for more great content. And check out the details section below this
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