The Christian claim that life has always been about loving God and loving others but to begin a relationship with God, and to receive his help to love others, we need to deal with a problem. None of us is perfect. We all commit wrongs which form a barrier between us and God. We need God’s forgiveness.
Christianity is unique in believing that God himself came to earth to provide forgiveness for us. As Jesus, he died to take the punishment for all humanity’s sin. All God asks is that we acknowledge our sin, repent of it, and put our faith in Jesus, his Son, then forgiveness will be ours for ever.