If you want to find out more about God, Jesus, Christianity, the Bible, etc, you’ve come to the right place.
The LIFE events were all geared to helping you understand more about these things and the videos are still available.
There are a number of ways for you to go further still. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of what a Christian is. Then we’ve listed a few suggestions on what you might like to take as your next steps.
This is your life, and your journey into real life with God. We want to help and encourage you along the way.
What is a Christian?
It’s really important to realise that a Christian isn’t someone who tries to do lots of good things so that God will accept them to heaven.
The truth is, God is angry with us all. We’ve all lived in the world he gave us and then gone our own way, wilfully disregarding both God and his laws.
Naturally, we choose not to be with God. We reject him, preferring to go our own way. We can even think of ourselves as “spiritual” but then refuse to acknowledge the true God as he’s made himself known in the Bible.
When we die, we don’t cease to exist. You’ll meet God. If you have rejected him in this life he’ll confirm your choice and reject you in the next.
And yet Christians have confidence that they won’t be rejected. Why? Because God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save us. He did it by being a substitute for you. He took the punishment we deserve from God on himself when he died at the cross. And then he rose and is now in heaven.
If you ask God to forgive you, he will. As you trust Jesus to have been punished instead of you, your confidence of heaven is based on him, not on you.
Christians then want to live for him, looking forward to being with him forever. When you see a Christian doing good things, it’s not so that they might go to heaven. They do good in response to what God has done for them.
Everyone has questions. It’s healthy to enquire.
Questions like, Who is Jesus? Is the Bible true? What about suffering? Is hell real? Aren’t all religions basically bad? Aren’t all religions basically working to the same God?
There are very many more questions, of course. You can search for answers on the Internet but you won’t always land in a helpful place. The good news is that we’ve all asked those same questions and found reasoned, sensible answers.
We’d love to have opportunity to explore these things with you.
Want to find out more?
There are many resources for you to find out more.
The LIFE events are a great starting point and you’ll have opportunity to ask questions and get linked up with local Christians.
We’d encourage you to contact any of our Partner churches. You can simply pop along to a Sunday service (you’ll get a very warm welcome), ask them about courses they might be running, or just ask for a chat.
You’re also very welcome to contact us here and we’ll try to connect you up with someone near you.
If none of that quite suits you, why not get a Bible and start reading for yourself? You can order one online (there are prices to suit everyone), read it online, or even download an app on your phone and read it there.