Christian faith is focused on Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be the Son of God. Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the Middle East over 2,000 years ago.
The Bible explains how a loving God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to restore the damaged relationship between human beings and God. According to Jesus, what was at stake was ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10.10).
Christians believe that Jesus’ purpose was fully achieved, in a way that radiated God’s love for our world and for all people. They find themselves relating to God with trust and confidence, as they reflect on Jesus’ teaching, actions, unjust execution and resurrection from death.
As followers (‘disciples’) of Jesus, Christians seek to align their lives to his teaching and deepen their relationship with God, through prayer, mutual support, Bible study, acts of worship and loving service to others. They do so accepting their own shortcomings, God’s offer of forgiveness and the strength provided by God’s Holy Spirit.
There are an estimated 2.4 billion Christians in the world today.
For more about the Christian Faith, click here: www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/what-we-believe
For more about the Bible, and how it illuminates Christian faith, click here: bibleproject.com