Jesus said, "know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)
This section of the website is full of resources that aim to teach the truth as described in the Bible.
To help summarise the key teaching of the Bible, we use simple questions and pre-prepared answers.
For thousands of years, the Church has called this style of learning 'catechesis'.
All the material below has been taken from "To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism."
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) who prepared this material have very kindly given us permission to reproduce it.
Using material like this helps us remember that Christians are inheritors of the faith, not innovators of it.
We want to be sure that we teach what the Church has always taught.
New questions & answers will be regularly added to this page.
Section 1: Salvation
1: What is the Human Condition?
Though created good and made for fellowship with our Creator, humanity has been cut off from God by self-centered rebellion against him, leading to lawless living, guilt, shame, death, and the fear of judgment. This is the state of sin. (Genesis 3:1–13; Psalm 14:1–3; Matthew 15:10–20; Romans 1:18–23; 3:9–23)
2: What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is the good news that God loves the world and offers salvation from sin through his Son, Jesus Christ.
3: How does sin affect you?
Sin alienates me from God, my neighbour, God's good creation, and myself. Apart from Christ, I am hopeless, guilty, lost, helpless, and walking in the way of death.
4: What is the way of death?
The way of death is a life without God's love and Holy Spirit, a life controlled by things that cannot bring me eternal joy, leading only to darkness, misery, and eternal condemnation.
5: Can you save yourself from the way of sin and death?
No. I have no power to save myself, for sin has corrupted my conscience, confused my mind, and captured my will. Only God can save me.
6: How does God save you?
God forgives my sins and reconciles me to himself through his Son, Jesus Christ, whom he has given to the world as an undeserved gift of love. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
7: Why does God save you?
Because he loves me, God saves me from sin and judgement, so that I may love and serve him, for his glory.
8: Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the Saviour of the world.
Fully divine, he took on our human nature, died on the Cross for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now rules as Lord and King over all creation.
9: Is there any other way of salvation?
No. The apostle Peter said of Jesus, "There is salvation in no one else" (Acts 4:12). Jesus is the only one who can save me and reconcile me to God.