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Who is Jesus?

Knowing Jesus is the key to understanding Christianity. In the ultimate act of love and sacrifice, God sent His only Son, Jesus, to Earth to live among us in human form

and die on the cross to Pardon our sins.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39
So why would He do this for us?
Jesus was sent here for some critical reasons:

To teach us to serve others

While he was among us, Jesus truly taught by example. He performed miracles to help many individuals and groups throughout his time with us. He fed the hungry and cured the sick.

To help us know God’s love

He constantly and patiently explained that our Father stands for compassion and forgiveness, not vengeance and hate. Jesus, too, showed these qualities by embracing outcasts and seeing the best in everyone he encountered. Some of His closest companions were people who society shunned with labels like “prostitute” and “lepper.”

To give us redemption and forgiveness from sin

He died by crucifixion on a cross and, three days later, rose from the dead. He ascended into Heaven to rejoin His Father so we can be with Him there too. Because of Jesus, we do not have to live a perfect life (an impossible task) to likewise enter Heaven. Instead, by simply accepting Him, we can spend eternity in Heaven. This is what makes Christianity unique. Christians know they do not have to anxiously and frantically try to earn love and grace. It has already been earned for them by Jesus!

Want to learn more?

The Bible is the best source
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The King James translation of the Bible was ordered by King James I and completed in 1611. (As a result, it contains words like “thee,” “though,” and “hath.”)

The New International Version of the Bible was first published in 1978 and is a more modern translation. (As a result, words like “thee” and “thine” are now “you” and “your.”)

The Upper Room is a Christian organization that sells books and offers free materials. Their materials are available in 35 languages, and available in over 100 countries. The site includes daily devotionals, prayer ideas, and more.