Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Jesus is the way God has revealed himself to us. The truth about God is only found in Jesus. Eternal life is to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he has sent. (John 117:3).
Through Jesus, God shows us that he is one, who is three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Here are three things Christians believe about the God who reveals himself to us in Jesus and what they mean for you.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
Through Jesus, God made you and all creatures. He gave you your body and soul, your family and everything you own, and sustains them. He provides you daily with all that you need to support this body and life. He protects you from danger and preserves you from evil.
He does all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in you. For all this you ought to thank Him, praise Him, serve Him, and obey Him.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
Jesus Christ is true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary. He is your Lord.
Without Jesus, everyone is lost and condemned. But everyone who believes and is baptised has been set free by Jesus. He purchased them from sin, death and the power of the devil.
Jesus paid for his people with His blood, innocent suffering and death, making them right, innocent, and blessed, so that they may be His, live in His kingdom, and serve Him, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns for all eternity.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Nobody can believe in Jesus Christ or come to him by their own reason or strength. But the Holy Spirit calls people by the Gospel, gives them understanding with His gifts, makes them holy and keeps them in the true faith.
The Spirit also calls, gathers, gives understanding, and makes holy the whole Christian Church on earth and keeps the church with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily forgives the sins of all believers.
On the Last Day the Spirit will raise up all the dead and will give eternal life to all who believe in Jesus.