Who is Jesus?
The understanding of Jesus Christ is hugely important. Most importantly because it relates to our decision that we have made to be in relationship with Christ.
Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man and the only One who can mend the broken relationship between humanity and God. After living a perfect life, He died on a cross in our place and rose again victoriously to give us life.
Jesus said: “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
- John 10:10 -
Here at London Riverside Church we believe that Jesus was and is both fully God and fully man. He is the most incredible man who ever lived and the centrepiece of our civilisation. After living a perfect life Jesus died on a cross, not to pay the penalty for his own wrong doings but to take our place.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His One and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.”
- John 3:16 -
Becoming a Christian
Becoming a Christian is not about following a set of rules and regulations but about a relationship founded on the fact that Jesus forgives us and accepts us just as we are when we come to Him in true repentance. Jesus offers His followers freedom from guilt, addiction and fear and freedom to know His Father, freedom to love Him and those around us and freedom to change into the person He created us to be.
Jesus said: “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
- John 8:32 -