Recently I have had the challenge of writing down what I believe as a Christian – using as few succinct words as possible, whilst trying to avoid jargon. This is not something I have had to do before, as previously when discussing this, it has always been something that has been spoken and not written down. As such it has been more of a fluid activity responding to questions rather than a one off action.
It has been quite hard to try and avoid jargon, whilst keeping it short, but sill I hope this meets the brief. What it is not, is a set of rules nor even primarily a philosophy, but a personal relationship. What is important is our relationship with God and with our Neighbour. Jesus when asked about what is important, said that the greatest commandment is to love God and the second commandment is to “love others as well as yourself” Matthew 22:36-40
If you want a longer more detailed text written by experts the Evangelical Alliance is one of the best sources for what it means to be a Christian
But ultimately as a Christian what is important is a persons relationship with the one true God, which includes accepting that Jesus is the Son of God, who died on the cross in our place, paying the price of sin and then with His resurrection defeating evil, so reconciling us with God
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