WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?
God created mankind. He did this because He wanted to, because He wanted to make someone to have a relationship with. He wanted to know us and communicate with us.
Unfortunately, things didn't work out the way God intended. Mankind sinned and this separated us from God.
This sin is universal, there is no-one who has never sinned - be it a "white lie", a bad thought, a minor disobedience, everyone has sinned. And a holy God cannot fellowship with sin.
The Bible says that "the wages of sin is death" and "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". This means that we all face death, spiritual death, because of sin.
We were designed to have fellowship with God, and having sinned does not change this. That is why so many people try to find other routes to God - good works, being nice, various religions etc.
But these won't work, we are never good enough, clever enough, strong enough or nice enough to reach God ourselves. It needed Him to come to us, and He did. He made a bridge to span the gap between mankind and Himself...
God sent His own, beloved son Jesus to earth to build that bridge. As I said earlier, the wages of sin is death. The only way to pay that penalty was for a death to happen. Jesus died the death required for sin, for all of humankind.
Now the question is, where are you on that picture, are you over near my little man in green? Do you want to cross over and gain a relationship with God?
If you want to be where my little pink man is, over the chasm and able to be with God it is very easy. It starts with a little prayer, to help, I will write a small prayer that you can pray. Even if you just read this out to Him, He knows your heart, if you are sincere He will save you, and your life could begin anew. The god-shaped hole in your heart can be filled and you will no longer be empty, searching.
I am sorry that I have sinned against You. I now turn away from all my sins.
Please forgive me of all my sins and be my God and the Leader of my life.
Now, find yourself a Bible to read and learn more about this God who wants to love you. And find yourself a church - the only way to really learn and grow in your Christianity is to become connected to a church.
Don't expect perfection, churches are filled with human beings who make mistakes. They will let you down, they will disappoint you. But God won't. He is helping these people grow and become more like Him, they aren't there yet, but if you chose a good church they will be trying. Forgive church people when they mess up, just as they will have to forgive you, when you do. Always remember God wants community. He wanted to be in a community with you, and He wants you to be in a community with fellow believers. And remember - there is ONLY one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ, if anyone tries to teach you any differently, go back to your Bible and you will see.
Anyone who reads the above and makes a commitment, please email me as I would be thrilled to know about it. Even the angels celebrate when someone is saved, so do we Christians.
If you have any questions, ask me, I would be happy to answer.
This page was last modified 1 November 2007.