What is Christianity? Who is God?
This short film is to show you exactly what Christianity is all about – and to tell you about who God is and why it might be a good idea to consider God as real.
You know… some people believe – and this is only a belief – a belief with no proof at all – but the belief is, that billions of years ago, the Earth suddenly appeared after a humongous explosion – out of absolutely … nothing. This explosion – according to these believers should – have made the Earth, the plants, the animals and all mankind.
The “big bang” explosion somehow even made oxygen to breathe, iron, gasses, water, and the whole photosynthesis (if you’ve ever heard about that thing?) – somehow it even made the stars and the whole eternal universe … in one big explosion – wow, what a supernatural blast that must have been.
These … you could say, scientific believers, also believe that all things in nature, all kinds of animals and the whole of mankind evolved from being one tiny little cell, into what we are and can see all around us today – but this belief also means that everything is one big coincidence with no connection what so ever, no meaning, and absolutely no purpose.
According to this belief, it is only one big blast of particles coming from … obviously nowhere?? – that created a perfect system containing light, darkness, warmth, coldness, rain, snow, seasons and so on – even emotions like love, anger, hate et cetera, is one big coincidence and years of adapting. …all is just one big coincidence!!
But why am I telling you all these things…? Because this belief is what many are taught in schools all over the world. And this is so different from Christianity.
You see… Christians are… you could say… naive people, who don’t believe that either the Earth nor you are a coincidence. Christian people believe that everything has a mastermind behind it – a creator – a creator who planned everything down to the smallest detail – and that mastermind is God.
And this is what happened:
God created the world, the water, the plants, the whole universe, and of course, all living creatures. He didn’t create them to evolve, but he created them perfect as they are – one by one.
It was SO beautiful – and everything was actually perfect… Then… right there on Earth, God decided, that He could use some company. So He created the first Human, called Adam. Adam was actually created in God’s own image, and he was created to have fellowship with God and to rule over all animals. God also created Eve from Adam, so they could be together and enjoy each other – and to enjoy “Paradise on Earth” – or the Garden of Eden, as it was called. There was no Death… so they were actually meant to live eternally together with God … and just enjoy.
Now, God could have made the two Humans into His slaves or He could have programmed their minds to only obey God in everything and to worship Him all day long… but God loved them so much that He decided to give them their own free will – and He didn’t want to force them to do anything.
God just wanted a trusting relationship with His new Human creations. That’s also why God allowed Adam and Eve to do EVERYTHING they desired in the garden. No rules – except for only one thing: They were not allowed to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. And if they did, God had made a law with only one single rule – and since God is a loving God, He told Adam and Eve about this rule before they even thought about the Tree of Knowledge. This rule was: Eat of the tree, and you will be sent out of the Garden of Eden, be separated from God, and become mortal. God set up this single rule or law to protect them, because God knew there would be really servere consequences for them, to eat the fruit. So God gave humans their own free will to choose Him, who is the life, freedom and love – but the choice should be by free will.
Before all this, God also created a lot of spiritual “creatures”, known as angels. One of these angels, Lucifer, was one of the highest and most beautiful angels. This particular angel was even the worship leader in the spiritual heaven. But one day Lucifer got mad at God because he wanted to be equal to God. But of course, God wouldn’t’ allow Lucifer that position. Result: Lucifer got angry with God, and God kicked him out of heaven – away for God’s presence. Among Lucifer’s “falling”, a lot of other angles followed Lucifer. To give Lucifer a place to rule instead of being a worship leader, God gave him the earth has his.
Now Lucifer … or better known as Satan … now had one big mission: He wanted people to rebel against God and therefore to commit sin (things that in the eyes of God are wrong and unclean to do)
Satan knew that God was and is Holy and only good and righteous – so God won’t come near to sin and evil things. Sin separates us from God – and that’s also why Satan showed himself as a snake to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, to persuade and to tempt them to eat a fruit from the Tree of Knowledge – and sadly Satan succeeded in his mission. Eve ate the fruit, and she tempted Adam to do the same… In a split second, sin came into the world of man – and suddenly Adam and Eve saw they were naked.
And just like when you drive too fast in your car – you already know what can happen before doing it: A ticket – or maybe you’ll even lose your drivers license… and it’s not unfair – it’s justice. And the law is set up to protect you or other people from a big accident.
It was the exact same scenario for Adam and Eve. God had to enforce the verdict, that was already decided before Adam and Eve broke the law:
God had to be separated from them, so He kicked them out from the garden. I could imagine Adam and Eve thought it was unfair – but it was justice – and they knew all about the law even before eating the fruit. But they wouldn’t let God protect them and the temptation was too big.
So now as a result of this tragedy, God and man were separated. No fellowship anymore – the purpose of creating man was pretty much gone… You can say that God was in one bubble – and man in another bubble – and man couldn’t contact God in any way at all.
Now, Adam and Eve had lots of children – really many children. And their children had children with each other – which God allowed at that point to multiply people.
So many things happen while we read The Old Testament – like Abraham, Noah, Moses, Daniel, David and so on – but in general, people are really forgetting God and since Satan rules the earth, sickness and sin like hate, jealousy, adultery, abuse, murder and so on, takes over. People still have their own free will, but since they don’t choose to live close to God, Satan can make his way in and affect people’s thoughts and mindset.
During the approximately 4000 years in The Old Testament, God decides to only talk directly to very few people. And through a guy called Moses, God chooses a specific people to be His people. They were and still are called the Israelites. Why? Because God really still desired a fellowship with humans again, just as he wanted from the beginning, when He created the world.
Through Moses God gave 10 commandments to the people, that they had to follow as a basic law. Maybe you have heard some of the most common commandments like :
– You must not have any other god but me.
– You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
– You must not murder.
– You must not commit adultery.
– You must not steal.