Love The Lord God with your whole mind, body and spirit, love your neighbour as yourself and believe in our Lord Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah, son of God.
The aim of this website is to help people understand that all believers in Christ are precious to God, regardless of their religion. I believe he's not interested in whether you identify yourself as Catholic, Orthodox, Methodist or Baptist. Everyone who has faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of their religion, is worthy to be called Christian and as a result will be saved through their faith in him. The wrongdoer who was crucified at the side of our Lord wasn't a Christian and yet Jesus said to him, 'Truely I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise'. Why did he make that promise? because he showed faith when he pleaded, 'Lord remember me when you get into your kingdom'. The important thing therefore is to have faith, undoubting faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The One True Religion
Yes, its called Christianity.
To start with all Christians were Jews who had listened to
the words of our Lord and his Disciples. They repented their
sins, were baptised and re-aligned their faith to acknowledge
Jesus as their long awaited Messiah. In effect, the coming
of the Messiah was the ultimate fulfilment of the Jewish
faith that had stretched back over centuries to Abraham. The
resurrection of our Lord marked the end of the Jewish
era and the birth of a new dawn, one in which
the light of God would illuminate the entire world through our Lord Jesus Christ. Click here for more
The Messiah, or Christ in Greek came for all mankind. The early Jewish followers thought The Messiah had come just
for them and the rest of the world were not invited to the
party. Even St. Peter took time to be convinced that this
new dawn was for everyone and not exclusive to Jews. Unfortunately some
present day Christian religions are similar to those early
Jewish Christians in the way they believe they have exclusive
rights to God and that all other religions are wrong. Click here for more
Who is Christ
We can look back now with hindsight and have an understanding
of the true nature of our Lord Jesus Christ through the writings
of his disciples, the people who actually knew him. But even
the disciples did not really understand who he was whilst he was still alive. Yes they
knew he was a great rabbi and had seen him perform miracles
but it wasn't until after his death that the truth really
He asked his disciples, 'Who do people say I am'? They answered saying, 'Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets'.
He asked Peter, 'who do you say I am'? To which
Peter replied, 'You are The Christ, the Son of The Living
God'. Jesus said, 'Blessed are you Simon, Son of Jonah, because flesh and
blood did not reveal this to you but my father who is in Heaven' (see Mathew 16:13-17).
So this implies that, up to that point they didn't truly know he
was The Christ, The Son of the Living God.
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Who is God
We know from the bible, the teachings of the disciples and those of the early church fathers that God is the creator of the universe, of the earth and everything on it, including man. He is the 'Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last' (Revelation 22:13). We also know that man was made in his image, 'And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness' (Genesis 1:26). We know that God is three persons, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit (Trinity).
What is difficult to know and understand is the concept of the Trinity, so how can we begin to explain it? We are taught that Jesus was God (John 1:1) but, if Jesus Christ was God then to Whom was Jesus praying and to whom did he cry My God, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me (Mathew 27:46) when on the cross and about to die? Clearly he was praying to the Father, Who Art in Heaven (Mathew 6:9) but how can Jesus actually be God if he is here on earth praying to the Father who is in Heaven? The whole concept of the Trinity is very difficult to understand because we can only understand things that we can examine, touch, sense or study and obviously that is not possible with the Trinity because God is in Heaven and we are here on earth.
One way to begin to understand the Trinity is to think of God as a company, a company that was founded and is operated by three people, a Chairman (The Father), a Chief Executive (The Son) and an energetic director (The Holy Spirit), they are co-equal, co-eternal and co-existent yet distinct.
I think by thinking of God in this way it begins to become a little clearer and easier to understand how Jesus is God, The Father is God and the Holy Spirit is God.
Together they are God.
To know God is to love him
I have come to know God and Love him, not through the teachings
of any religion but purely through a desire to understand God's
purpose and through personal study of the Bible with the guidance
of the Holy Spirit. I hope the pages of this website will encourage
more people to do the same and come to love God by personal study
in the same way that I did. Only through personal study will you
gain knowledge that is pure. Armed with such knowledge you will
be able to make informed decisions about who, and what, to believe.
Some people feel they don't fit in to any main stream religion
and as a result don't ever come to know God. That's a terrible
thing, to miss out on the opportunity of eternal life. If you are
such a person, please be encouraged by this website and others
that offer similar advice to help you find
God and come to love him.
Oh there will be many who will say I'm wrong and that the only
way to be saved is by belonging to the Catholic Church. Others
will say Catholics don't represent the truth, you must be one
of Jehovah's Witnesses to be saved. Others will say the only true
religion is Orthodoxy.
STOP! This is not how it was meant to be. When
our Lord was suffering on the cross, a wrongdoer who had been crucified
along with him begged a simple wish, 'Lord remember me when
you get into your kingdom'. To which our lord replied, 'Truly I
say to you today you will be with me in paradise'. Notice our lord
did not ask him what religion he belonged to. He did not say, 'become
a Baptist first'. He didn't even ask him to repent his sins. He
simply said 'You will be with me in paradise'.
So, Love God, have faith in Jesus Christ
and be saved. It's that simple.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God
Have mercy on me, a sinner.
When you pray don't just repeat the same things over and over
again, or repeatedly read from a book of prayer. God
wants you to communicate with him. He wants you to unload your worries and
your fears onto him and he welcomes your requests. Talk to
him as though he were right beside you, after all he is right beside you.
When you talk to your parents, your children or to a friend you
don't read from a book, you speak the words that come into your
mind from your heart. So speak to the Father from your heart and he will hear you.
During your prayers be conscious of the prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ taught us as recorded in the Gospel of Mathew. (Mathew 6:9 to15)
I don't think he was suggesting we use the words exactly as written but rather as a guide to the structure of a prayer.
- Our Father who art in Heaven,
- Hallowed be thy name,
- Thy Kingdom come,
- Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
- Give us this day our Daily Bread
- And Forgive us our sins, As we forgive those who sin against us.
- And lead us not into temptation But deliver us from the evil one
- For Thine is The Kingdom, The Power and The Glory forever and ever
'And God shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the
former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new'.
And he said unto me (John), Write: for these words are true and faithful.' (Revelation 21:4)
Father, guide me as I strive to find the answers to my questions.
Help me with the important decisions I make and show me the
way to a deeper understanding so that I may love you more deeply each passing day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ.