wikiHow to Explain Christianity

One Methods:God has a Son in the Hebrew Bible

Have a lot of enthusiasm for your strong, holy faith, and want to know how to explain it and share it with others? Always have admired the way other people could explain their own religious beliefs, and dreamed of telling of your own, but could never properly do so? A few easy steps will help you.


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    Tell people that Christianity is all about Love: Love for God, and love for neighbour. Our love for God comes first, and we do always and everywhere try to serve Him. And, because He is the Heavenly Father of us all, we love all our neighbours and do our best to serve them in whichever way we can, because what we do for (or to) His children, we do for or to Him.
    • Christians believe the Lord Jesus Christ Is the Eternal Son Of God, and Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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    Tell people that the goal of Christianity is eternal fellowship and salvation. Because our first parents had sinned; so we too sin, and thus, our souls are in danger of going to Hell. Through the Passion, Death, and Resurrection Of Our Lord Jesus Christ -- it is possible for us to go to Heaven, and be with Our Heavenly family members and Father for all eternity.
    • Christians become born again in Christ, through the Sacrament of Baptism, and receiving the Gospel and keeping Christ's words. Follow Jesus Christ including baptism. Baptism is symbolic of Christians dying to sin; being in the Tomb with Christ; and rising again to new life. Christians are born again.
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    Tell people that Christianity emphasizes prayer. Prayer is communing with the Lord and God. Christians may pray directly to God as the Father, to Jesus Christ our Mediator, and/or to the Holy Spirit.
    • Christians pray to the Holy Spirit, to help them to continue repenting of their sins and to become Holy.
    • Christians worship on the first day of the week (Sunday), because it is the day in which Christ rose from the dead.
    • Christians may also ask the Virgin Mary and the Saints to intercede with God for them, in prayer too.
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    If someone tries to trap you saying they could prove Jesus was the biological son of St Joseph, explain to him the very First Verse of Matthew 1 in the Bible explains the descendant of Jesus Christ, and it says that "Jesus is the Son of Mary, of the House of David, who was engaged to a carpenter called Joseph"... have you read that? "Jesus David" in a sense. He could take the family name of His Mother who was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, called the Immaculate Conception, so that He is not the biological son of St. Joseph!...
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    Consider the more than 300 verses explaining that Jesus is from the Holy Spirit, like this one; search in the Bible and you shall find the Bible proofs: 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." 34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" 35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God." 38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:30-38)
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    Explain that Jesus indeed said He is the Son of God, ( the Savior is in the Old Testament, and the the Torah explains also about the Savior, also called Messiah.
    • John 14:7-10
    • John 10:30
    • John 14:11
    • John 10:37-38
    • Matthew 27:43
    • John 17:11
    • John 10:31-33
    • John 17:5
    • John 17:10

God has a Son in the Hebrew Bible

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    Remember that The Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament) says clearly "God has a Son":
    • "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto Me, 'Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.' " (Psalm 2:7)
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    Expect God's Son to be the King: "And when thy days be fulfilled ... I will establish His kingdom. He shall build an house for My (God's) name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever. I will be His Father, and He shall be My Son." (2 Samuel 7:12-14)
    • "He shall cry unto Me, 'Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.' Also I will make (Him) my firstborn, higher than [all] the Kings [the rulers/governments] of the Earth." Will do so indicates that it will develop... (Psalm 89:26-27)


  • The Apostles' Creed: 'I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son Our Lord. He Was Conceived By the Power Of the Holy Spirit, and Born of the Virgin Mary. He Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was Crucified, Died, and Was Buried. He Descended into Hell. On the Third Day, He Rose again, and Ascended into Heaven. He Is Seated at the Right Hand Of the Father, and Will Come Again to Judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic () Church, the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
  • We believe in The One God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and of all things seen and unseen. We believe in One Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son Of God, God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, Begotten not Made. One In Being with the Father; Through Him all things were Made; Who for us men and for our Salvation came down from Heaven and became Man. By the Power Of the Holy Spirit, He was Born Of the Virgin Mary. For our sake, He was Crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the Right Hand of the Father; He shall come again in glory to Judge the Living and the Dead; and His Kingdom shall have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; with the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified; He (The Word of God) Has Spoken through the Prophets. We believe in One, Holy, and Apostolic Catholic (meaning universal) Church of The One God; We acknowledge one Baptism, one Salvation for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the Dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  • The angel of God told Joseph, do not fear to take Mary as your wife... "for she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus (literally "thy salvation"): for He shall save his people from their sins"... Matthew 1:21
  • A good way to sum up the beliefs of Christianity, is by learning the main creeds: ie: The Apostles' Creed and/or the Nicene Creed.


  • Christianity is divided into numerous denominations; most of them fall into the categories of Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox. So sometimes, you may get conflicting interpretations on some Christian beliefs. But remember, the most important thing is that every denomination of the three main ones, believes that Jesus is The Son of God, that "God is Our Salvation", and bases their interpretations on books in one single Bible. They believe in the same main things, but have other interpretations or emphases, partly not as important as the main one, differ... That shouldn't cause you a problem explaining or becoming a Christian, whichever denomination you choose, just Follow Jesus, remember, you belong to the same Church by grace through faith in Christ, the same God, believe in the same main things, and you are a brother/sister of Jesus Christ and a joint heir with every other Christian on earth, in the Church family.

Things You'll Need

  • The Holy Bible
  • The Writings of the Church Fathers
  • The Writings of Christian Philosophers (ie: St. Thomas Aquinas, etc.)
  • The Writings of Christian Apologists (ie: Clive Staples Lewis, etc.)

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