Jesus Christ said that people should love God and love their neighbours. They should even love their enemies and ask God to forgive them. Jesus told people that God would reward them if they were good. When good people died, they would go to Heaven. If people were bad, God would punish them, and they would go to Hell.
If people did bad things, they should tell God, and He would forgive them if they were truly sorry. Jesus told people not to place too much importance on riches. He wanted people to live a simple life. Jesus asked people to believe in God. Then God would save them.
Jesus preached mostly to the common people. Jesus went from town to town, preaching and healing. His ministry was a balanced portrayal of the nature of God and service to man. Many were benefited by his miracles of healing. Peter described his life succinctly: "He went about doing good." Both the form and content of Jesus' teachings are recognized and respected as outstanding among the great religious pioneers and innovators of the world. Jesus believed he was sent by God and accepted Peter's description of him as "the Christ" (Messiah).
The basic teaching of Jesus was the love of God and the love of man. The fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man is the essence of his gospel. This fellowship of the sons and daughters of God with each other and with their Heavenly Father Jesus referred to as the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven. We see in his life and teachings the centrality of the religious point of view. His primary concern was that he and all mankind should be completely dedicated to doing the will of God. Jesus saw the Kingdom of God as a progressive growth of the individual and society---a mustard seed phenomenon. Jesus emphasized the worth of human personality. Evil was to be opposed with vigor but persons must be loved unendingly. Ethically Jesus taught principles rather than rules. The spirit, the motivation, is the heart of behavior; external action or appearances are secondary. He saw body, mind, and spirit as a functional whole which is essentially good and capable of growth and improvement, striving toward the perfection of the Heavenly Father. Much of Jesus' most profound teaching is given in parables. He simplified his teachings by putting them in the form of stories so that everyone could understand.
Through his life and teachings he achieved a new synthesis of religious insights which has attracted people of all religions and has resulted in more books being written about him than about any person who has ever lived on our planet.
Last but not least, all Christians must follow the Ten Commandments which were set by the Lord. The Ten Commandments are as follows (stated from the view of the Lord to Christians):
1) Worship no God but me.
2) Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth.
3) Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals.
4) Do not use my name for evil purposes, for I, the Lord your God, will punish anyone who misuses my name.
5) Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a longtime in the land that I am giving you.
6) Do not commit murder.
7) Do not commit adultery.
8) Do not steal.
9) Do not accuse anyone falsely.
10) Do not desire another man's house; do not desire his wife, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns.
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