A private relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is on the coronary heart of the Christian religion.
Men and ladies are created within the picture of God but separated from Him by our riot in opposition to Him. In His unconditional love for us, God entered our world within the particular person of Jesus Christ – absolutely human and absolutely divine – to provide a brand new life by means of the cross which reconciles us to God. Thereafter we start a brand new life with Jesus as Lord which continues into eternity as He has conquered loss of life by means of His resurrection.
The Apostles’ Creed affirms our perception in God as Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that Christ was born to the Virgin Mary, died and rose once more from the useless, ascended into heaven, and can come once more.
We have the privilege and alternative to method God in prayer and to obtain His educating by means of the Bible. The Ten Commandments train our responsibility in direction of God and in direction of our neighbour, as affirmed by Jesus: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” In the Lord’s Prayer, we specific our worship for God and our want to see His kingdom come on Earth as it’s in Heaven.
The Church of Ireland has two sacraments – Baptism and Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist) – that are outward and visual indicators of an inward and non secular grace given to us by God, and in addition a way to obtain that grace.
Baptism is run by water within the title of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Infants are baptised on the understanding that they are going to be introduced up within the fellowship of the Church, taught the Christian religion, after which confirmed by the Bishop and admitted to Holy Communion after they have publicly confessed the religion. Adults are additionally baptised, in the event that they haven’t been baptised as infants, as they too place their religion within the guarantees of God.
In Holy Communion, Christians regularly bear in mind the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross by means of the taking and receiving of bread and wine. A number of interpretations of the which means and significance of the bread and wine exist throughout the Church of Ireland, though our doctrine wouldn’t embody transubstantiation. Holy Communion strengthens and refreshes the souls of those that obtain it by religion.