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What are some major beliefs of Christianity?

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Christian faith is founded on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ according to God's salvation plan to redeem humanity from sin. Some Christians believe in the Holy Trinity of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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Christians believe in the Bible as the inspired word of God with teachings and solutions for everyday life. It is the supreme authority in all matters of faith as written in 2 Timothy 3:16. This core belief of Christianity is further strengthened in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

Salvation or reconciliation with God was attained through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem mankind from the original sin committed by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Believers hold true that Christ died on a cross, was buried and, on the third day, resurrected. The second coming of Jesus is a major event that Christians look forward to. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the Apostle Paul writes about this return of Christ.

Christians believe in eternal life after death. This is either in heaven with God for believers or in hell for sinners. In Romans 3:23 and 5:12, sin separates man from God even though he was created to have a relationship with God. Christians believe in a direct relationship with God through the help of the Holy Spirit who is a guide, helper and comforter sent by God. This belief is based on the promise in John 14:26 and later events in Acts 2, better known as the day of Pentecost.

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