Jesus Christ came into the world to reconcile to God all who believe in him. His death on the cross and resurrection heal the rift between God and his creatures. They restore the broken relationship between creator and creation.
Believing in Jesus Christ means trusting him without reservation. Reformed Christians have placed particular emphasis on the event of faith. Faith comes from listening to God’s word. Through his word, God himself brings about faith in those who listen. For the Reformers, faith is an art of listening that owes itself to God’s gift of listening. God speaks and at the same time makes people receptive to his word.
The relationship with God depends on how God addresses the faithful, and on how he enters into a relationship with them. To the same extent that faith emerges from a personal relationship with God, it is also closely linked to the community of the faithful. Faith means walking together in the world in fellowship: with everyone who was, is and will be on this path. This is the worldwide church of Jesus Christ.