In Christian faith, God is the creator of the universe and all things that exist in the universe. Since the beginning of man, God has acted as a shepherd and protector to the people that he claimed as His own. Most importantly, God sent His son to earth in the form of a baby born of an earthly mother. While on earth, Jesus, the Son of God, worked many miracles and encouraged people to come to a personal relationship with God the Father. Jesus was put to death by crucifixion because of His claims that He was the Son of God and King of the Jews. However, it was through the sacrifice of His Son that God offers a way for people to be saved from eternal death and damnation.