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What is a Christian?


Who is Jesus?

The Bible says that Jesus is the eternal son of God, who became a man in order to be our Redeemer, ‘For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.’ – 1 Timothy 2:5. Jesus, the Son of God, is our redeemer because He brings us back to God through his death on the cross.

What is Sin?

Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world He created, rebelling against Him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what He requires in his word, the Bible. The Bible says that ‘Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness‘ – 1 John 3:4. Our sin and rejection of God results in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

What is Faith?

Having Faith in Jesus, means acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in Him, and also receiving and resting on Him alone for salvation. The Bible teaches ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me‘ – Galatians 2:20.

What is Prayer?

Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. The Bible says ‘Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge‘ – Psalm 62:8.

What is our hope?

Our Hope is that we are not our own but belong body and soul, both in life and death, to God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. The Bible says ‘But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour‘ – Titus 3:4-6.


Taken from the New City Catechism