What is Christianity?
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
[Editor's Note: The video above (used by permission) is from the website of Christianity Explored, which features answers to tough questions, real-life stories of people who have become Christians, and much more. Visit Christianity Explored here.]
As the video above says, Christianity is pretty simple. It's all about one life, the life of Jesus the Son of God. The Bible teaches that Jesus was God Himself, come to live in His world as a human. Perhaps you've never thought about it very much, but the life of Jesus has tremendous impact upon you.
The Bible teaches that because we are sinners by nature and by choice, we have a broken relationship with our Creator. We live out our days seeking fulfillment and meaning in the things that surround us, but the deepest need of the human soul is to be restored to the One who made us. Jesus came to accomplish that restoration.
A true fact about Christianity that sometimes surprises people is that Christianity is Jewish. Jesus demonstrated that He was (and is) the Messiah foretold in the Jewish Scriptures. Christianity is the culmination of Judaism. Jesus (Yeshua) was, Himself, Jewish. He was brought up by faithful parents who regularly took Him to synagogue. He observed Torah perfectly. The last recognized Jewish prophet, John the Baptist, declared that Jesus was the perfect "Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29).
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