Who is Christ?

Simply put, Christ is the Savior of the World!  He is many things to many people, and everything to Christians!  Without Jesus Christ, Christianity is nothing.  He is the original Christian and the creator of Christianity.  From beginning to end, in all its various phases and aspects and elements, the Christian faith and life is determined by the person and work of Jesus Christ.  The Christian hope is a hope which Christ inspired and which He alone will fulfill. Christ is the second person in the Godhead.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.  He is the part of the deviine Godhead who volunteered to put on humanity and become the mediator between God the Father  and the sins of mankind.  He paid for the sins of the whole world by  being born in sin and shaped in iniquity but liviing a sinless life for the 33 years he was here on   earth.  He then laid down his life in death and picked it up again in three days by resurrection, (just as it had been prophesied), declaring that he had all power in his hand.  He is the first fruit of the resurrection who then ascended into heaven for all the world to see.  This solidified the hope of the Christian that, by faith, believing on Jesus Christ and  being baptisted (an outward expression of an inward change), we are saved; according to the Word of God, (St. John  3:16).  The Christian belief and faith in Jesus Christ and the salvation he offers to sinners, provides for them the hope to live eternally in heaven  with God once totally freed by passing from death unto life.

Plan of Salvation Outline:  God Has clearly declared in His word what it takes to   receive salvation.  It is a gift from God by Jesus Christ through his birth, life, death, burial, ressurrection and assention back to heaven.

  • Every person is separated from God because of sin
  • God sought to form a close relationship with mankind
  • God reached out to mainkind an a personal way by sending Jesus Christ
  • God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ is available to every person
  • New life in Jesus Christ calls a person to live in a Christ-like way

“God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son,, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.  God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people.  He sent him to save them!  No one who has faith in God’s Son will be condemned.  But everyone who doesn’t have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God’s only Son.” St. John 3:16-18

“I am proud of the good news!  It is God’s powerful way of saving all people whohave faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiled.  The good news tells how God accepts everyone who has faith, but only those who have faith.  It is just as the Scriptures say, “The people God accepts because of their faith will live.” Romans 1:16-17