What is Christianity?

Christianity is a vibrant and life-changing faith centred around the person of Jesus Christ. As Baptists, we hold certain beliefs that shape our understanding of Christianity and guide our relationship with God and others. Here are the key principles that define our faith:

  1. God’s Love and Plan Christianity teaches that there is one true and loving God who created the universe and everything in it. This God is personal, caring, and desires a relationship with each one of us. God’s plan is to restore our brokenness and bring us into a loving and eternal relationship with Him.
  2. Jesus Christ, the Son of God At the heart of Christianity is Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who came to Earth as a human being to reveal God’s love and save humanity from sin. Jesus’ life, teachings, sacrificial death on the cross, and resurrection provide the way for us to be reconciled with God.
  3. Salvation by Grace through Faith Christianity teaches that salvation is a free gift from God, offered to us through His grace. It is not something we can earn or achieve through our own efforts. We receive this gift by placing our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, believing that He is the Son of God who died for our sins and rose again.
  4. The Bible, God’s Word As Baptists, we view the Bible as God’s Word and the ultimate authority for our faith and practice. The Bible reveals God’s character, His plan for humanity, and offers guidance for our lives. We study and cherish the Scriptures, seeking to apply its teachings to our daily walk with God.
  5. Personal Relationship with God Christianity emphasizes the importance of having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This relationship is built on love, trust, and ongoing communication through prayer, worship, and studying the Bible. Through this relationship, we experience God’s presence, guidance, and transformative power in our lives.
  6. Baptism and Communion Baptism and communion are important symbols in Christianity. Baptism, usually by immersion, signifies our identification with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. It is an outward expression of our faith and commitment to follow Christ. Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is a remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice and a celebration of our unity as the body of Christ.
  7. Sharing God’s Love Christianity is not just a personal faith; it calls us to love and serve others. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to reach out to those in need. As Baptists, we are committed to sharing God’s love, compassion, and justice with our local community and the wider world. We strive to make a positive impact and bring hope to those around us.

Christianity offers a transformative journey of faith, hope, and love. It invites us to experience God’s forgiveness, embrace His love, and be transformed by His Spirit. Whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or seeking to deepen your relationship with God, we invite you to join us on this exciting and fulfilling journey.