Last updated 24th August 2023
Becoming and being a Christian
We believe that God created the whole universe and gave us, as human beings, a special place within it.
God loves us and wants us to enjoy friendship with Him forever, but we have made a mess of our lives and of our world by ignoring his instructions and going our own way.
This has alienated us from God, so he has provided a way, through Jesus, to bridge the gap between us and Him, allowing us to make a new start and get to know Him.
Jesus lived a real and perfect human life on earth and showed by example and teaching what God is like.
By his suffering and death, Jesus took the punishment for all our imperfections and opened up the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation with God.
Jesus rose to life again, showing that he had defeated death and made a way for all who trust and follow him to enjoy life with God for ever.
After Jesus rose from death and had been seen by his followers he returned to Heaven, but he didn’t leave us alone on the earth.
God’s Holy Spirit is our companion and our guide in our earthly life, helping us to become the kind of people God intended us to be.