What is Christianity?
Who is Jesus Christ ?
Should come to know who Jesus is.  I say is, because He is
16:13-17, Jesus asked his disciples who the world says he is.  
"Whom do men say that I the Son of man am (Matt. 16:13)?"  
Essentially most the world thought he was a prophet.  "And they
said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and
others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets (Matt. 16:14)."  There are
many today who feel he was nothing more than that.  The
problem with that theory is that Jesus claimed to be more.  
Continue reading in Matt. 16.  "He saith unto them, But whom say
ye that I am?  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said
unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood
hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven
(Matt. 16:15-17)."  Because Christ called himself the Son of God,
we must accept Christ was the Son of God, or we must accept He
was neither the Son of God nor was he a prophet.  By the Mosaic
law, a true prophet speaks the truth.
Jesus is the Anointed One of God.  The word Christ is not a last
name.  It is a title.  Christ means the anointed one of God.  It is the
English equivalent of the Hebrew "Messiah."  Christ was chosen
before the foundations of the earth to be God's chosen one on
earth (I Pet. 1:19-20).  Christ was chosen to be a propitiation for
our sins (I Pet. 1:19-20).  He was chosen to be King over the
Kingdom (Acts 2:22-36).  Because of this, "Neither is there
salvation in any other: for there is none other name under
Kingdom (Acts 2:22-36).  Because of this, "Neither is there
heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts
heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts
4:12)."
Why did He die?
punishment was required because man sinned.  Rom. 3:23
teaches us "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  
There is not a single one of us, save Christ Jesus that lives or
has lived a perfect life.  God has informed man since the
beginning that "the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23)."  In Gen.
2:17 reads, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou
shalt surely die."  Upon eating the tree God informed man he
would now die (Gen. 3:19).  In Gen. 6 God sent the flood upon the
earth to destroy the wickedness of man.  The death is not just a
physical one though.  And more importantly, a spiritual death
await all who continue in sin (Rev. 21:8).  Since God is just, we all
deserve this death.
However, God is also loving.  He set up a plan to save man.  The
plan required Jesus to pay the price for our sins (I Pet. 1:19).  
Jesus' act of love was the greatest act of love man has ever
witnessed.  With His death, not only did He proclaim God's love
for man, but He proclaimed His own love for us.  From the cross
he could have called a legion of angels to take remove Himself
from the cross.  He could have stated we were not worth it.  He
could have expressed resentment toward all man, since it was all

of us that caused His death.  In stead, he says, "Father forgive
them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:24)."
I promise you he did not die so that you can neglect what he has
done (Heb. 2:3).  I promise you he did not die so you can continue
to sin (Rom. 6:1).  He is calling you out of darkness to enter into
his marvelous light (I Pet. 2:9).  Will you answer His call?
When the Jews on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 were
confronted with their sins.  When they were informed they were
lost in darkness, they asked what to do (Acts 2:37).  Peter
responded repent and be baptized (Acts 2:38). Won't you do the
same?