What Are The 5 Basic Beliefs Of Christianity?

So what exactly do Christians believe? That’s a good question. While I could write a 10,000-word essay about Christian beliefs, I’ve decided to break it down into 5 basic core beliefs all Christians hold on to.

Here we go:

  • 1 – God. Christians believe there is only one God. God has existed from the beginning of time. He created and sustains all things, God is omnipotent (all-powerful). Omniscient (all-knowing). God is perfect.
  • 2- The Bible. Christians believe the primary way God has revealed His Word, the Bible God spoke directly to and through people who then wrote and maintained the scriptures it is found in the Bible today. The Bible is the primary means by which a person comes to know God and His character. There are many questions about the trustworthiness of the Bible.
  • 3 – Jesus. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God. He has existed from the very beginning with God; this He was not created, but the creator of everything. Christians believe Jesus is both fully-God and fully-human. He lived a perfect life during his 33 years on earth and was crucified on a cross to forgive the sins of those who trusted Him.

Christians believe if you say the salvation prayer and believe it with your whole heart, repent and turn away from your sin and follow God you will go to heaven.

Here’s the prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Jesus is the founder of Christianity and the Christian Church. He is the core of worship, focus and teaching.

  • 4 – Sin. It is believed that all people are separated from God through what the Bible refers to as sin. In short, sin is anything that people do that is against God’s good and perfect will. Sin creates the biggest problem in the entire world – the separation of people from their loving and holy God.
  • 5 – Salvation Through Faith In Jesus. God is not okay with the separation that sin caused for each and everyone; therefore He sent Jesus to sacrifice Himself and to take just punishment that we deserve. Christians believe that trusting and accepting Jesus’s free gift of forgiveness is the only way to reconcile the broken relationship with God. The second you believe, trust and commit to following Jesus, all of your sins are forgiven. This is the “good news,’ or Gospel message, that Christians are so thankful for and passionate about.

As followers of Jesus Christians believe that each of these 5 core truths are the foundation of Christianity. Put another way Christains are willing to did on these essential and critical themes found in the Bible.

I hope this had been helpful overview of the 5 basic beliefs of Christianity.

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