What do Christians Believe?

What are the main basic beliefs of Christianity? What should be the core beliefs of any true Christian believer?


Below are 6 Basic Beliefs of Christianity

1. Belief in the Holy Trinity
Christians are monotheistic. Christians believe there is one God who is revealed in 3 Persons consisting of The Father, The Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19).
Read: What is the Trinity?


2. The Bible is the Inerrant & Authoritative Word of God
All of the 66 books of the Bible are the only inspired word of God to the world.
Christians believe that the Bible reveals the mind of God; The Bible reveals the commandments of God; The Bible reveals the plans of God for humanity and the world; The Bible is God’s authoritative and infallible communication to humanity.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.


3. Belief in the Deity of Jesus Christ
Christians believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human as the second person of the Trinity. Christ has always eternally existed as God, and the world was created through Him.
Whilst on Earth, Jesus lived a sinless life and demonstrated various works and miracles to prove His divinity before shedding His blood on the cross to completely pay the sin debt owed by all men, and then resurrecting on the third day to prove His victory over sin and death.
John 1:1-3 says: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3  All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

Read: Did Jesus Say He Was God?


4. Belief that Salvation is by Grace alone through Faith alone in Christ alone
Christians believe that mankind was created specifically to have a relationship with God, but sin separates all men from God and causes rebellion against God.
Christians believe that all humanity has sinned against God (Romans 3:23).
Since Adam and Eve, mankind has broken God’s commandments and therefore we cannot fulfill God’s perfect standard of righteousness by our own merit or works. The consequence of sin is death or eternal punishment (Romans 6:23).

Christians believe that salvation is a free gift from God received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
However God is willing to save us not on account of our good works, instead because of His love and unmerited kindness, God offers salvation from the consequences of sin as a free gift received through Jesus Christ who paid the penalty for our sins by His blood on the cross.
Therefore Jesus Christ alone is the Savior of mankind through whom we receive forgiveness and redemption from our sins because of His death and resurrection (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:30-31).

Ephesians 2:8-9 says: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


5. There is a Literal Hell
Christians believe that hell is a literal place where eternal conscious torment is experienced for anyone who refuses to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (Luke 16:23.26; John 12:48).

Read: 9 Things You Should Know about Hell


6. Jesus Christ is Coming Again
Christians believe that Jesus is returning in order to establish His kingdom and judge the world. Those who have trusted Jesus for salvation will live eternally with Christ, while those who rejected Jesus will be eternally separated from the presence of God (Revelation 22:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 2:6-8; Hebrews 9:28).


Christianity is a Relationship with the Living God

Christianity is about the love of God for sinful man to the extent that God became a Man and lived amongst us so that He may live an exemplary life and eventually pay for our sins on the cross and rise on the third day.

God’s motive through the finished work of Christ is to reconcile with humanity so that we have a good and righteous relationship with Him.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 says: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Romans 5:10-11 says: For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

To be a Christian is to be a person who realizes that he/she is a sinner who is in need of a Savior and therefore responds by believing in Jesus Christ as the one and only Redeemer and Messiah who can save us from the consequences of our sins.
To be a Christian means to be born again or to become a new creation in Christ who recognizes and believes that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins so that in exchange we may receive salvation as a free gift.
To be a Christian means to seek a personal relationship with the living God by placing our total trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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