What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Love, not religious rules

Jesus’ teaching about religion and rules was galling for the Jewish leaders of the time.

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What do Christians think of homosexuality?

As years go by, more and more is understood about the scientific and social causes of homosexuality.  Christians, however, are divided about what the implications of this are.

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Following Jesus

To follow Jesus requires faith.  It is not possible to prove that God exists. But those who make a conscious decision to follow Jesus actively find that their lives are immeasurably improved by going through it in the company of the living God. 

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Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

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Questions people ask

Questions people ask

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Why does life exist?

Life is not meaningless. And life is not an accident. Christians believe that God created the universe, the earth and all that lives on it.

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Addiction

Addictive behaviour can start as a pursuit of pleasure or a short-term way of coping with or blotting out issues.

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Can I have my baby christened?

Most churches of the world baptise young children as a sign that they are being brought up as Christians from their very first days.

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Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Can you be a follower of Jesus by yourself, and not go to church? Yes! However, if you choose to be a Christian without sharing that experience with others, you risk missing out on something important.

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The story of Christianity

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1st century: Pentecost

The final instruction of Jesus to his followers was to wait in Jerusalem and expect to be made powerful.  His closest followers (all Jewish) and maybe one hundred others did so.  They met to pray regularly. 

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1st - 2nd century: Jews and Gentiles

Persecution sent the followers of Jesus scattering through the towns around the Mediterranean Sea, talking about their new beliefs as they went.  This presented their leaders with a problem.

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War ship

3rd century: Persecution

Thousands of Christians died in arenas as a spectator sport, alongside other hated minorities.  The church was divided over
how to respond.  Some leaders saw the State as evil and encouraged martyrs to be seen as honoured people who should never be forgotten.

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3rd - 4th century: Empire

Unity became a priority for the church.  An issue that had to be faced was whether Christians who had forsaken their faith during the decades of persecution should be accepted back.

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What do Christians believe?

What do Christians believe?

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Light streaming through temple

Love, not religious rules

Jesus’ teaching about religion and rules was galling for the Jewish leaders of the time.

Read more …

Men holding hands

What do Christians think of homosexuality?

As years go by, more and more is understood about the scientific and social causes of homosexuality.  Christians, however, are divided about what the implications of this are.

Read more …

Woman looking to sun

Following Jesus

To follow Jesus requires faith.  It is not possible to prove that God exists. But those who make a conscious decision to follow Jesus actively find that their lives are immeasurably improved by going through it in the company of the living God. 

Read more …

Stressed man

Why do people suffer when they do not deserve it?

There is no convincing answer to the question, ‘Why am I suffering?’ but there are a few things that Christians are able to say with confidence.

Read more …

Questions people ask

Questions people ask

Articles about birth, life, sex, death, pain and church...

Read more …

Icy planet

Why does life exist?

Life is not meaningless. And life is not an accident. Christians believe that God created the universe, the earth and all that lives on it.

Read more …

Beer tap

Addiction

Addictive behaviour can start as a pursuit of pleasure or a short-term way of coping with or blotting out issues.

Read more …

Baby being Christened

Can I have my baby christened?

Most churches of the world baptise young children as a sign that they are being brought up as Christians from their very first days.

Read more …

Stained glass window

Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Can you be a follower of Jesus by yourself, and not go to church? Yes! However, if you choose to be a Christian without sharing that experience with others, you risk missing out on something important.

Read more …

Clock

The story of Christianity

Click here to see all our articles...

Read more …

War ship

1st century: Pentecost

The final instruction of Jesus to his followers was to wait in Jerusalem and expect to be made powerful.  His closest followers (all Jewish) and maybe one hundred others did so.  They met to pray regularly. 

Read more …

War ship

1st - 2nd century: Jews and Gentiles

Persecution sent the followers of Jesus scattering through the towns around the Mediterranean Sea, talking about their new beliefs as they went.  This presented their leaders with a problem.

Read more …

War ship

3rd century: Persecution

Thousands of Christians died in arenas as a spectator sport, alongside other hated minorities.  The church was divided over
how to respond.  Some leaders saw the State as evil and encouraged martyrs to be seen as honoured people who should never be forgotten.

Read more …

War ship

3rd - 4th century: Empire

Unity became a priority for the church.  An issue that had to be faced was whether Christians who had forsaken their faith during the decades of persecution should be accepted back.

Read more …

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Christians have a very positive view of sex.  The Bible begins with the ancient story of Adam and Eve.  In it a man and woman enjoy their naked bodies and God takes delight in them having sex.

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Jesus' death and resurrection

Christians have always believed that because Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead, the relationship between God and humans has changed for all time.  God and human beings can be peacefully at one.

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Do angels exist?

The Bible speaks of astonishing creatures who are neither God nor human, but exist alongside both.

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