Christianity is a world-wide faith of people who follow Jesus Christ.
The millions of members express that belief through various denominations and styles
of worship (in some cases, it is only that style of worship that separates us). The
commonality is that the all follow Jesus of Nazareth who was born about 2000 years
ago. He started travelling around the area we now know as Israel when he was about
30 and attracted a sizeable following with his preaching and miracles. The faith
based on His life and teaching is a faith of love, peace, truth and forgiveness.
took the Old Testament commandments of God, written down by Moses and followed by
the Jews then (and now) and re-interpreted them as two simple Commandments:- Love
God and Love your neighbour as yourself. After about three years of his preaching
and teaching, he was arrested and executed by the Roman authorities which controlled
the region at that time. As Christians, we believe that on the third day, He came
back to life and after spending some time with his followers, ascended in Glory,
to God His Father in Heaven. This is a brief outline of His life and there will be
further information in the “Bible” section.
Our faith inspires us in the tenets of
love, peace, truth and forgiveness. Christians have played a central role in confronting
injustice throughout history. William Wilberforce was probably the loudest of many
Christian voices against slavery. In more modern times, Christianity has been the
driving force behind MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY to improve aid to the world’s poor.