If you’re reading this, you’re probably a bit curious. Perhaps you have a Christian background and want some details about who we are. Perhaps you really don’t know much about Christianity and wonder what Christians believe. Read on….
We understand that some would say the universe just ‘happened’. We believe in a God who created the universe, and that he existed before there was a universe.
He didn’t create robots. He set boundaries of good and evil and unfortunately, our long ago parents chose evil over good. We thus believe in good and evil. We use the term sin to describe doing things that are evil. We believe that we inherit a tendency to do wrong (just watch an 18 month old discover their will). We believe that this explains much of the problems in the world.
—God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We believe this because God reveals that truth to us in a book called the Bible. One God, three persons. If you want to unpack this more, there are plenty of links and discussions below.
...to save us from the sin problem that we have. He was born in a unique way 2000 years ago (yes, that is celebrated as Christmas), and was put to death by the people he came to help. End of story? Not quite. He was raised from the dead 3 days after he was put to death (the anniversary is called Easter Sunday), and that event just shy of 2000 years ago changed the world. There are over a billion Christians today, and the death and resurrection of Jesus is something we still marvel at.
God the Holy Spirit is a counselor, comforter and helper.
Baptism is an entry into the Christian life. It is a short ceremony with water and prayers, but we believe that the effect of that short ceremony is life changing. We become children of a heavenly father and our sins are forgiven.
The Lord's Supper is a ceremony with bread and wine that Jesus started. It is a way that we both recall and experience Jesus offering of his life for us.