Religious belief is simply belief applies to things of a religious nature. So, why am I a Christian? When Jesus died, those closest to him believed that he was dead. His closest followers lost faith in who he was. Then He rose from the dead. They saw His face, the scars of nails and thorns and spear. Then they believed! God has given proof to everyone of who Jesus is by raising him from the dead. When He died, no one believed. When He arose, when his disciples and hundreds saw Him alive, all believed. Why am I a Christian – a single event changed how those closest to Him answered that question.