For understanding of Christianity,
II Corinthians 5:15-19
15Christ died for all so that
those who live would not continue to live for themselves. He died for
them and was raised from the dead so that they would live for him. 16From
this time on we do not think of anyone as the world does. In the past we
thought of Christ as the world thinks, but we no longer think of him in
that way. 17If anyone belongs to
Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is
made new! 18All this is from God.
Through Christ, God made peace between us and himself, and God gave us
the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with him. 19God
was in Christ, making peace between the world and himself. In Christ,
God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And he gave us this
message of peace.