What Christians Believe
Christians believe that Jesus Christ, who lived in Palestine 2000 years ago, was, as he claimed, the Son of God. He healed the sick, performed exorcisms and preached the ‘good news’ of the Kingdom of God. In contrast to the kingdoms and empires of the world, this is a way of life embracing love for God and others. Jesus was executed at the hands of the religious rulers of his people and the occupying Roman force, whose authority he challenged. Christians believe that this was not the end of his mission, but the beginning. His resurrection, ‘rising from the dead’, demonstrated his victory over the forces of evil and over death, and enabled those seeking to embrace the Kingdom of God to turn to Jesus to have their sins forgiven and to live new lives. Early Christians called themselves ‘people of the way’, regarding their lives as a journey with Jesus Christ. Many present-day believers also see themselves in this way – not perfect people, but forgiven and travelling ‘on the road’ with God.
Read more about Being a Christian and Being an Anglican, and hear some people’s ‘Faith Stories’ on the Church of England website.
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