• Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. It is the world’s largest religion,with over 2.4 billion followers, known as Christians.
  • Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the saviour of humanity whose coming as the Messiah (the Christ) was prophesied in the Old Testament and they believe that God sent his Son to earth to save humanity from the consequences of its sins.
  • Christian theology is summarised in various creeds. These professions of faith state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, descended into hell, and rose from the dead and grants eternal life to those who believe in him and trust in him for the remission of their sins.
  • Christians believe that there is only one God, but that there are three elements to this one God; God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • Christians believe in justification by faith, that through their belief in Jesus as the Son of God, and in his death and resurrection, they can have a right relationship with God whose forgiveness was made once and for all through the death of Jesus Christ.
  • Christians believe that there is a life after earthly death. While the actual nature of this life is not known, Christians believe that many spiritual experiences in this life help to give them some idea of what eternal life will be like.