‘I give you a new commandment,
that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you,
you also should love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.’
– John 13:34‐35
Christianity is the world’s largest religion, taking many different forms. An ‘Abrahamic’ faith, which grew out of Judaism, it shares the longing for, and active commitment to, God’s ‘kingdom’ of ‘shalom’ (love, peace and justice for all).
Centred on the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the continued significance of his life, teaching, death, and resurrection, it has 3 main bodies: Catholic (the largest group), Orthodox & Protestant/Reformed. Its holy scripture is known as ‘the Bible’ (66 books of teaching, history, law, prophecy and spirituality, variously interpreted by different Christians).
Key beliefs are:
◎ ‘love God (with all that you are) and love your neighbour as yourself’ (‘the two great commandments’)
◎ One God who is Creator of all, but best known as the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)
◎ in Jesus, God is fully revealed in human form, fulfilling Hebrew prophecies and offering ‘the Way’ to the ‘fullness’ of life, truth & love
◎ through Jesus Christ the powers of sin and evil are overcome by God’s love, offering forgiveness and salvation for all of creation
◎ by sharing in the community of Jesus Christ, human beings can grow like Jesus and share in his transformed life, here & after death
基督教是世界上最大的宗教之一，其亦採取許多不同的形式。 來自信仰猶太教 的亞伯拉罕，它藉由分享渴望，積極承諾，渴望神的「沙龍」的國度，即是（愛、和平與正義總體）。藉由以耶穌，拿撒勒人。他的教導，死亡和復活的史蹟為中心，和他生命持續的教義。