Christians believe that the Bible is the complete Word of God, and they try their hardest to live according to everything it says. Christians believe that a baby is born into sin, and can only be saved and accepted into Heaven by accepting Jesus by its own will. Some denominations also rely on good works, baptism, and church sacraments to get you into Heaven. The Christian term “saved” means you have confessed your sins to either God, or a priest, and you have repented from your sinning ways. Different denominations have different looks on who Jesus really was.
the gap that existed between man and God because of sin, has been bridged. His precious blood that was shed on the cross wiped away all our sins. Furthermore, the death of Christ means humanity received grace; “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” According to John the Baptist in John 1:18, know one has set eyes on the Father, but through Jesus Christ, who is in close relation with God the Father, has made Him known. The teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ whiles he on earth forms the foundation of the Christian worldview. Jesus taught his disciples about love.
Mostly the promises of God are that He is selecting a people for Himself, the children of Israel, and these special people are chosen to be a light to the rest of the world, witnessing God’s goodness and mercy to them. The aspects of God’s choosing and calling His people, and gathering them together as a community are preparatory for the ultimate purpose of God’s will – that all people on earth will worship God and receive salvation from Him. Abraham was given the promise that he was ‘blessed to be a blessing’ (Genesis 12:1-3). While he never saw the fulfilment of this promise Abraham is remembered throughout history as the man who ‘believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness’ (Romans 4:3). The Psalmist tells us that all people are meant to ‘be glad and sing for joy’ as they praise God (Psalm 67).
The word love is mentioned in the Bible an average of 437 times, depending on the translation, so love is important to the basis of Christianity. One of the most profound pieces of Scripture discussing love is the overused John 3:16, which reads: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (The New Oxford Annotated Bible). This verse brings up the subject of sacrifice, reminding the audience that they have been saved through someone’s death and resurrection. Jesus was crucified so people he had never met would have eternal life in Him; He loved humanity so much that He was willing to die for us to save us. Since Jesus is wholly man and wholly God, we are also able to say that God loved humanity so much that He was willing to die for us to save us.
In the book On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius many challenges of why God is the only God are confronted. It is justified that God is the one and only God through examples, parables and scripture. The covenant in which God came to the Earth in human form as Jesus Christ to bring salvation to all His people is known as the Incarnation and was unquestionably accomplished through Jesus Christ. The human race needed salvation because of one sin that affected the rest of humanity. God reached out through Jesus to guide us, “He has been manifested in a human body for this reason only, out of the love and goodness of His Father, for the salvation of us men” (Athanasius 2).
The Beliefs of Justice and Forgiveness in Christianity For Christians, Jesus was sent from God to bring justice to the earth and in the Kingdom of God, when it fully arrives, justice will reign. Christians believe that justice is more than just doing what is right. “Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6: V8) is an example of what is said in the Bible. As well as this, justice concerns the element of judgement. It is believed that God judges Christians on everything they do and one day there will be a day of judgement when God will judge everyone fairly based on their life.
…”where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20 As a young Christian, I heard repeated many times the words of Paul the apostle, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." Eph. 2:8-9. I believed I understood well enough the meaning of grace; God 's willingness to forgive and forget. And the context I was hearing it in was typically referring to either the salvation of the unbeliever, or rest and comfort for the sin wearied soul of the believer.
“‘This is basically what C.S. Lewis was saying. God made us good only through the atoning work of Calvary. We became righteous because of His love that was most vividly displayed on the cross as John wrote, ‘In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins’” (1 John 4:10) (Patheos.com, 2013).
It is God who extends His love to us that we might receive salvation and provision of our needs. A characteristic of grace is that the recipient may be undeserving yet the gift is abundant. If we see Jesus' life on earth as a gift of the Father God, as indeed Christianity doe, then this is a clear manifestation of God's grace. Jesus came to earth because of the sinful nature of man, not, as Guthrie points out, because of man's meritous behaviour. Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness.
Jesus used many signs that is written in the book of John, the seven signs of miracles is just a few that was recorded in the gospel of John. Although, the disciples followed Jesus during His ministry, they did not really know Him. Christ is and was the divine Holy Spirit that walked on earth to atone the sins of many. These signs was used to prove that Jesus is the Messiah who comes to restore the sin of humankind. These seven signs were use to build the faith in Christ.