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Perspective on Jesus Christ´s Death and Human Nature to Sin - Introduction Throughout this course, several topics have been dissected and given new meanings and perspectives. Having accepted Christ into one’s heart doesn’t mean that the knowledge of Christianity will all of a sudden appear or come pouring into one’s mind. It takes time and studying to grasp the concepts especially two topics in general. The first topic is the death of Christ, the purpose behind and outcomes of his sacrifice. The second topic is the sin nature, which has its roots in the fall of man....   [tags: Christinity, Beliefs] 809 words
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Was Jesus the Reincarnation of Adam? - ... God told Adam and Eve that they were allowed to eat from every tree that was in the garden, but they were not to eat from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Satan appeared to Eve, Adams wife, and told her that if she ate from the forbidden tree then she would be just like God. The devil told her that she would gain the wisdom to decide between what is right and what is wrong. Eve took a bite from a fruit of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and then gave it to Adam, who also ate from the tree resulting in the disobedience of Gods orders....   [tags: genesis, temptation, sin] 769 words
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The Important Aspects of Jesus' Life - Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem to a virgin named Mary (Luke 1-2 New International Version). Throughout the Old Testament of the Bible, there are many prophecies explaining what Jesus was meant and going to do on this Earth. Jesus had to fulfill each one to become the Savior of the Earth. When Jesus was in his 30s, He started to preach, create miracles, and explain the new ways and rules of how to live (Luke New International Translation). The four gospels in the Bible teach us that Jesus never sinned, He was tempted countless or time, showed the people miracles, was tortured for everyone who walks on this Earth, died and conquered death for the people to Live with God eternally....   [tags: resurection, sin, teachings] 793 words
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Evidence of the Resurrection of Jesus - What the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Accomplished. In order to understand the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus it is imperative to comprehend the meaning of the Old Testament and the covenants that God made to Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. When God created the world and humans it was for God to inhabit the world with humans. However, Adam and Eve the first humans that God created, sin against Him by eating from the tree that God had forbidden. From that moment on, the world fell into sin....   [tags: sin, covenant, God] 1245 words
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Using Caffeine is a Sin Against God - Using Caffeine is a Sin Against God One of the most widely misunderstood commandments in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Word of Wisdom.  The question that seems to trouble many members of the church is whether or not caffeine is part of the Word of Wisdom.  In this paper, we will find that as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we cannot drink caffeinated beverages and say that we keep the Word of Wisdom.      President Hinckley asked and answered a question in General Conference on October 4th of 1997....   [tags: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints] 2101 words
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The Parables of Jesus and the End Times - A parable is defined as an earthly story with a heavenly message. Jesus frequently used parables as a means of exemplifying insightful, divine truths. The insightful stories are easily remembered, the characters are usually bold, and the representation rich in significance. “A parable is meant to arrest the hearer or reader in such a way that he or she must think of things in a new and unaccustomed manner” (Cunningham & Kelsay, 2013). Jesus used these parables as a harbinger of the apocalypse and incorporated many common situations to induce a thought provoking response to the truths He was trying to teach....   [tags: the prodigal son, jesus, god]
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Life and Teachings of Jesus - Introduction I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins, so that I would be able to live with Him for eternity. Jesus, for me, is the most important and I couldn't go through life without Him by my side. Jesus is the answer to all the problems and issues of this world. A lot of the time Jesus is either disrespected or taken for granted. Most people don't realize how our past, present, and future are affected by Him. Jesus is monumental in history through His life, teachings, and character....   [tags: Jesus Christ, Bethlehem, Savior, Bible, Religion]
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Jesus: The ONLY Way and Guide to Eternal Life with God - Throughout the Bible the author(s) and, by default, Jesus try to reassert the importance of Jesus and his calling. They try to illustrate Jesus as the leader to human kind’s salvation and the only way to God. This depiction of his importance isn’t always subtle but hidden between the lines and in parables. Jesus found a way to stress his importance regardless of what his preaching topic is. Luke 6:39 is a good example of that. Luke wrote “He (Jesus) also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person....   [tags: The Bible, religion, Jesus, beliefs]
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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This verse - John 3:16 - is perhaps the most important in the Bible. Jesus Christ was the son of God, but he was also the son of man. Jesus had a human mother, Mary (see Luke 1:30-31 for example), but his father was God (see John 3:18 for example). Jesus was human, not God. Consider 1 Timothy 2:5:"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" There could not be a clearer statement that Christ was a man....   [tags: Essays about Jesus Christ] 981 words
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The Impeccability of Jesus Christ - The Impeccability of Jesus Christ The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 “witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He inconsistent with the nature of his character.” That is, Jesus was sinless. It is vital to our theology that Jesus was sinless. For only if Jesus was sinless could His death have been a vicarious substitution and fulfil God’s redemptive plan for man....   [tags: Bible Christianity Religion Jesus Christ Essays] 5225 words
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In a State of Sin - These aforementioned verses deal with three different conditions of an individual’s unregenerate state before receiving salvation; one, lying to oneself that they are without sin when they are yet sinners. The second is the acknowledgment of their sins unto repentance and the third one is denying the fact that they have sinned when they know they have sinned. These are a declaration in which one may perceive their state. Let me explain further in detail, verse 8 reveals, the mental disposition of one who is presently in a state of sin, while in a state of denial....   [tags: The Bible] 1020 words
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The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey - The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey Yancey starts out with the image of Jesus. When he was young he had envisioned Jesus to have angelic features such as, young, handsome, and a compassionate face. It wasn’t until he entered into a Christian college, that he was introduced to the real image of Jesus. I had an immediate connection with Yancey. I too had an image of Christ in my head, which consisted of Hollywood portrayals and those in classical paintings. It wasn’t till I engaged myself at a Christian college, that I have now received a new and more accurate picture of Christ....   [tags: The Jesus I Never Knew Phillip Yancey Essays] 877 words
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The Temptation of Jesus - This passage of the temptation of Jesus is by far one of the most sacred of stories told in the gospels. The reason being, is because the story could not have come from anyone else, but Jesus. Jesus was the only present at this moment of temptation, so it must have at some time been passed down to his disciples (Barclay). In this particular telling of the story, it is written by Luke. Luke was a Gentile, which is significant because all of the other New Testament writers were Jews. According to Colossians 4:14, Luke was a doctor....   [tags: christians, gentiles, gospels] 2787 words
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The Results of Sin on the Unredeemed - The unredeemed of humanity has jumped on a run-away freight train careening down a slithering track, winding around corners at breakneck speed, and it happens to be hurdling towards a 100’ thick brick wall. This train has no brakes, the engineer just died, and the passengers have a short time to live. However, hope abounds – someone can save them. Salvation reaches out to them, expressing love and compassion and exposing its power so save any of them would have just reach out. However, they must reach out in faith, and accept the salvation freely offered, but will they do it....   [tags: Theology ]
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Jesus and Moses - According to the book of Matthew, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,” indicating he was born between 6 and 4 BCE (Matthew 2:1). The Bible refers to this as the virgin birth because Joseph and Mary never conceived him. He was a human being in which God took his form. Very little is known about his childhood and the Bible only reveals a picture of Jesus and his teachings when he was approximately 30 years of age. Whatever happened to Jesus during these years is a mystery to us all, but whatever happened transformed him into the divine being which he is today....   [tags: Religion, Baptism] 2248 words
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What are the effects of sin on an unredeemed person? - Unredeemed humanity is on a run-away freight train careening down a slithering track at breakneck speed hurdling towards a 10’ thick brick wall. Their train has no brakes, the engineer is gone, and they are doomed. However, there is hope - they can be saved. All they have to do is reach out and take the hand of a Savior, but will they. We see the hand of the Savior reaching in through the windows of the train. He is desperately searching the train cars, His eyes are moving to and fro, His hand is darting in and out of the windows as He plucks each redeemed soul and holds them close to His bosom....   [tags: Theology ]
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The Holy Spirit and Jesus’ Ministry - The statement by John, “Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire,” has an undertone which is connected to a theme which intertestamental Jews held. This idea was not related directly to the Holy Spirit and the work He would have at Jesus’ baptism or in Jesus’ ministry. A question such as, why would an unrelated belief have a connection to the Holy Spirit who was to come in the baptism of Jesus. This belief was the idea that a time of affliction or anguish would take place before the coming of the messiah....   [tags: Holy Spirit Essays]
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Jesus in the Quran and the Bible - Jesus in the Quran and the Bible The three most influential books in human history, the holy books of the three main Abrahamic religions, share a common though checkered history. With a string of familiar figures and incidents, each book builds upon its predecessor, sometimes retaining the exact nature of the story and sometimes giving it a new version. Each book seems to have been influenced by its specific purpose and the circumstances of the time it was revealed, with the stories meeting the demands of the day....   [tags: Religion]
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Did Jesus Claim to Be God? - Introduction This paper is written to discuss the many different ideas that have been discussed over the first half of Theology 104. This class went over many topics which gave me a much better understanding of Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible. I will be addressing two topics of which I feel are very important to Christianity. First, I will be focusing on the question did Jesus claim to be God. This is one of the biggest challenges of the Bibles that come up quite often. Secondly, I will focus on character development....   [tags: character development, christians, theology] 782 words
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The Symbol of Sin: The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Symbol of Sin Literary works have many literary devices in them and can include examples like themes, tones, plots, and symbols. Symbols specifically are a literary device that are very prominent in literary works and provide great meaning to the work. Symbolism can include objects, actions, or people in a story and they represent ideas that the author is trying to convey. In “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the birthmark is a symbol that represents sin in life and the fact that no matter how hard people try to be perfect, they will always have flaws....   [tags: Aylmer and Georgiana, death]
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Jesus: A Friend to Outcasts and Sinners - His friendship with outcasts and sinners (Matthew 9:10-12, Luke 7:36-50) Jesus found it easy to aid those in need, maybe because he was not looked at as someone to have “aw” over like a normal king. If history teaches us anything it is simple that people relate to their own kind. Whether it is in school, or neighborhoods, or in sports today, Jesus certainly wanted to relate to all but, it seems the people who had already established themselves solidly in this world wanted little change. The outcasts and sinners had nothing to lose except their sin and disability and to gain it all in the life after, while the rich or well to do would have to give it all up in this world in order to have ass...   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 1014 words
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Jesus As a Christian Leader - Leadership has no consistent definition. In my opinion, leadership basically entails the ability of a person to influence, motivate and inspire others. A leader is someone who is able to create change among people. Examples of leaders are mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther king jnr, prophet Mohammed as well as Jesus Christ who I will be discussing in terms of Christianity. Christianity is one of the world’s major religions. It’s built on the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of God whom God sent to save mankind....   [tags: leadership, christianity, selflessness, virtue]
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The Resurrection Validates Who Jesus Is - The Resurrection validates who Jesus is. If Jesus is not Resurrected everything about Him is invalidated. Furthermore, it invalidates who we are as followers of Christ; the passage where this truth is emphasized more than any other is in Paul’s writing of First Corinthians 15:12-19: Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead. But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain....   [tags: Theology ]
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Teaching of Jesus Christ on Forgiveness - Asking to forgive is often considered as hard words and it rarely comes out from anybody’s mouth. However, when said, it gets harder to ignore the same. In our lifetime we have been on both the sides. We might have asked somebody to forgive or somebody could have asked us to forgive them. However, the emotional concern often results from unforgiveness. When you do not forgive a person or if somebody does not forgive you, it often leads to bitterness, resentment, hated and anger. Many families often develop depression as well as social behavioral problems due to hatred and anger....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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The Anointed One: Jesus Christ - ... Since Jesus is an incarnation of God, he is both fully human and fully divine. This makes him a very efficient priest. He reconciles humans and God by stepping foot in both realities (Han). Without Jesus’s human and divine nature, our broken connection with God due to Original Sin would never be rebuilt (Leith). Prophet The final but not any less significant mission of Jesus is that of prophet hood. A prophet is one who is sent to bear witness to the truth, to speak in God’s name, and is the voice of God (Paul, John, II....   [tags: religious beliefs, Christianity]
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Holy Spirit Jesus Ministry - The life and ministry of Jesus is usually defined as the moment where God intervened in human history for a special purpose. This intervention occurred so humanity’s relationship could be restored to the way it was originally intended to be. Sin entered the world through the disobedience of the first humans beings created. The relationship between God and humanity was marred and could only be restored through the atonement of Jesus Christ. A surface look of Jesus’ life would produce an overview such as this....   [tags: Religion, Gospel] 3006 words
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Jesus: The Final Sacrifice? - Jesus The Final Sacrifice. There are many beliefs to why would Jesus came to earth in the flesh. Many believe that he came to break the old law in the Old Testament which required a substitutionary sacrifice for our sin, but was Jesus the final sacrifice. In the Old Testament the sacrifice of animals was only temporary to cover sin, as they were made as a burnt offering unto god. There were many offerings made in the Old Testament that was ether for voluntary act of worship or atonement for unintentional sin....   [tags: religious beliefs, Bible studies] 2023 words
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Jesus' Prohibition Against Swearing and His Philosophy of Language - Jesus' Prohibition Against Swearing and His Philosophy of Language In an article entitled "Oath Taking in the Community of the New Age (Matthew 5:33-37)," Don Garlington calls Jesus' prohibition against swearing an oddity and the avoidance of swearing by certain Christian sects a superficial application of the logion.[1] As a member of one such group, the Mennonites, I offer an apology rather than a rebutal. Mennonites make affirmations rather than swear oaths in order to fulfil Jesus' command often without wondering if they have fulfilled his intention....   [tags: Jesus Religion Language Prohibition Essays] 3565 words
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Sin, Death and Life, and Dominion in Romans 6:1-14 - “What then are we to say?” entreats Paul in Romans 6:1. “Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?” Paul answers his own query in the section that follows, leading up to the conclusions that Christians are “under grace” (v. 14). For Paul the transition of the person from sin to grace relates to the person’s identity and belonging. Sin, in Romans 6:1-14, means less a person’s actions specifically and more the claims to which a person belongs. With sin comes death and dominion that, apart from Christ, define who persons are in themselves and in their allegiances....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Jesus The Human - One doesn't have to be religious to be spiritual. One can believe in a higher being without being labeled Hindu, Catholic, Protestant, ect. However many religions are based on higher causes, not higher beings. Most worship a dead prophet or gods of misfortune. However, Christianity believes in a living god whom has walked this earth. However, many people do not realize how human Jesus actually was. Most see him as just a heavenly manifestation in a human shell. However if Jesus was to truly understand the joys and pains of life he must be fully human....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1400 words
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Original sin - Doctrines are used as a foundation to Christian beliefs. They serve to many churches as fundamentals in the direction their members chose to live their lives. It is important to understand the historical backgrounds of the doctrines that pertain to one’s particular beliefs. I will be discussing this very information for the doctrine of original sin. The doctrine of original sin mostly pertains to the Roman Catholic religion. I will be covering when, where, and why the doctrine was originated....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus - The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus There were many events that led up to the crucifixion of Jesus, many Christians today believe that Jesus died for us, so that the world would be free of sin. The first event that led up to the crucifixion of Jesus was the entry into Jerusalem, Jesus fulfilled zachariah's prophecy by riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus entered peacefully and the people welcomed him as a messiah shouting, 'hosanna in the highest', but this angered the Jewish leaders as Jesus rode into Jerusalem like a king....   [tags: Papers] 441 words
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Miracles of Jesus in the Bible - John's purpose for writing the Gospel of John is given to us in John 20: 30 - 31: " And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. The sign miracles that John writes about are turning water into wine, curing the nobleman's son, curing the lame man, feeding the multitude, walking on water, giving sight to the blind, bringing Lazarus back from the dead, and the miraculous catch of fishes....   [tags: Religion Christian] 729 words
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Jesus is a True Hero - Over one third of the world's population call themselves Christians, or those who follow the teachings of Jesus. Jesus presence in the souls of humanity is everywhere. Sunday, the day of Christ’s resurrection, is still a day of rest and worship. The calendar still uses the year of his birth as a starting point, with A.D being after death and B.C being before the death of Christ. There are also major Christian holidays that are celebrated by millions each year, Christmas, the day of Christ’s birth, and Easter, the day of Christ’s resurrection....   [tags: Religion Christian Christiantiy essays papers] 1174 words
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Comparing Jesus Christ and Harry Potter as Heroes - If there are two names that can be recognized anywhere in the world, one would definitely be Harry Potter, and the other would surely be Jesus Christ. On one hand, Harry Potter is known as the protagonist of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, which was written by JK Rowling. He is a boy wizard who encountered many different trials and tribulations during his stay in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The seven books have been read by millions of children and adults all over the world, and its popularity was evident when four books in the series were on the New York Times bestseller list all at the same time (Brown 32)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Finny as Symbolic of Jesus in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles - In the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, Gene and Finny have boarding school experiences during World War II. Finny helps Gene mature throughout the story. Finny is an archetypal Jesus because of he preaches his ideas to his peers, his death is similar to Jesus’s, and his charismatic personality. One reason Finny is an archetypal Jesus is because Finny preaches his ideas to his peers. For example, Finny invents a game called blitzball after being disappointed by other sports. “Blitzball was the surprise of the summer....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, religious symbolism,] 720 words
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Just a Little Talk with Jesus by Charles Reagan - There have been hundreds of articles written on Elvis Presley, as he was a prominent figure in the late 20th century; most people know Presley as the man who changed the music industry by introducing lewd or suggestive dance moves to the stage. This article, however, focuses on the southern spirituality of Presley. As mentioned in the seventy-fifth and seventy-sixth page of the journal, this is relatively unexplored territory. The article Just a Little Talk with Jesus by Charles Reagan Wilson derives its name from an old gospel song, also entitled “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.” This article begins with the retelling of the “Million Dollar Session” that occurred in December of 1956 at Sun...   [tags: Music, Religion]
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Sin and Addiction: The Meaning of Sanctification - What happens is that everyone who has ever had life on this earth, whether they are a believer or a non-believer, will face a final judgment, and this final judgment determines their destination, whether it is heaven or hell. The truth is that salvation is not something that we can grant ourselves, after we admit and repent, we must show our faith and devotion to God, and he is the one who grants us the necessary grace and mercy. Salvation is not guaranteed but Christ’s death on the cross makes it possible for us to attain it....   [tags: salvation, god, bible]
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“Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: Theological Objections” - In his second volume on Jewish apologetics, Michael Brown answers twenty eight Jewish theological objections. Brown summarizes this book in his preface: Theological objections, treated at length in the current volume, cut to the heart of the differences between traditional Judaism and the Messianic Jewish/Christian faith. They revolved around the nature of God (the Trinity, the deity of Jesus, the person of the Holy Spirit), the nature of man and the need for salvation, and sin and the means of atonement....   [tags: Religion, Jewish Apologetics] 969 words
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Who Jesus Christ Is - Who Jesus Christ Is When this question is personalized, it becomes the most important question one will ever be asked or answer. Who is Jesus Christ to YOU. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10, NKJV). In 1 John 5:11-13 we are told that if we have the son in our life we can KNOW that we have eternal life. Jesus is the only way for us to live an abundant life here on earth, or receive eternal life in fellowship with God. Jesus died on the cross to take the punsihment for our sins so that we could be sinless in the eyes of God....   [tags: Papers] 3039 words
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Judiasm And Jesus Christ - Judaism and Jesus Christ Judaism is the first of the world’s oldest religions to believe in only one god. God made a covenant of grace with Abraham, who is considered the world’s first Jew. He accepted God’s covenant by faith, and so by extension, the people of Israel (Barnes 88). The Jewish people have been persecuted, forced into exile and dispersed for most of their history. Today there are Jewish people living in countries all over the world with several different religious branches having emerged, each with their own customs and traditions they have adapted over time....   [tags: Religion Jewish Christian] 1574 words
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Who is Jesus? - Before this semester I had never taken a moment to ask myself - Who is Jesus. It is something that I have never been given the option to question. Being brought up in a strong Christian background, where I went to mass every Sunday, and then following mass, went to bible school for two hours, ingrained a specific image of Jesus into my head. This image portrayed Jesus as a white man who preformed miracles for the poor and oppressed, and also sacrificed himself on the cross for all of humanity’s’ sins....   [tags: both biblical and rational evidence] 1229 words
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Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - In this report we will deal with Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. This report we'll have as bible text the gospel of Matthew 27:32-50, and these verses will be analyzed verse by verse. It's very great to observe that all gospels talk about Jesus' Crucifixion in a larger section than others events from his life. There is a great reason: for Jesus this last part of his work means the finishing God's plan of salvation. Paul says he humbled himself, and become obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross (Philippians 2:8)....   [tags: Religion Christianity] 1944 words
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Why Jesus was Born - Why Jesus was Born Why was Jesus Born, and did he come into the world. (John 18:36) One phrase summarizes the horror of hell. “ God isn’t there.” What if God weren’t here on earth. What if he never came to set us free. If you think that people are cruel now, imagine what it would be like without the presence of God. You think we are brutal to each other now, imagine the world without the Holy Spirit. You think there is loneliness and despair and guilt now, imagine life without the touch of Jesus....   [tags: Papers] 1188 words
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Is Homosexual Activity a Sin? - Introduction Perhaps you’ve heard these before. “I can’t trust a book that commands stoning people for trivial offenses.” “Homosexual activity is a sin. Well so is eating shellfish and mixing fabrics!” As these statements and others like them indicate, it is common for non-Christians and Christians alike to not understand the relationship between Old Testament law and the Christian life that is built on Christ. It is important to have an answer to give to the honest seeker, confused Christian, or hostile skeptic....   [tags: christians, gospel message] 2837 words
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Sin and Pride in Beowulf - To fear the Lord is to hate evil, I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. (Proverb 8:13) Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverb 16:18) Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, with comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load. (Galatians 6:4) The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. (James 1:9) What is evil about pride and how it affects the soul of the sinner....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]
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Comparing St. Augustine's and Jonathan Edwards' Views on the Origin of Sin - The origin of sin into the world is a theological topic that many theologians have expressed their views and thoughts. Of course, it is interesting for the theologians to guide the believers on how sin got into the world. This helps the believers in making cautious and informed decisions that may not lead them to wrong directions leading to sin. Although many theologians have given their views on this topic, my paper seeks to analyze comparatively the views of Saint Augustine and Jonathan Edwards....   [tags: religious phylosophy and beliefs]
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Sin: Past and Present - It is hard to tell the difference between a Christian and a non-believer in today’s society, for believers have conformed to the ways of the non-believers. The Bible defines sin as “transgression of the law” (King James Version Bible, 1 John 3:4). Wikipedia defines sin, in religion, as an act that violates a known moral rule. However, Christians’ attitudes towards sin have changed drastically over the centuries. The Seven Deadly Sins, found many times in the Bible, are rarely spoken of in contemporary Christian culture....   [tags: Christianity Religion]
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The Presentation of the Person of Jesus in John's Gospel - The Presentation of the Person of Jesus in John's Gospel Throughout John’s Gospel Jesus is portrayed in different ways. He is described as “flesh” yet he also has divine qualities and characteristics. John regards Jesus as Logos meaning “word”. According to Lightfoot the logos had “diverse origins and might convey different shades of meaning to different readers”. Such readers would be Jews and Greeks. This quote proves one of John’s main purposes to be universal. First the Jewish background relating back to the logos or ‘Word’ of God....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Angelology and Satanology - Some challenges facing Christians are the battles against temptation, sin and evil. The question is, do we have answers for what the Bible teaches about ethical dualism, the relationship between God and Satan, whether they are two eternal and equal forces that have struggled and will struggle for eternity, what the Bible teaches in the passages of Isaiah 14:12 – 17 and Ezekiel 28, what some of the common objections to my interpretation of these two passages are, and how the origin of Satan explains that God didn’t create evil....   [tags: Christianity, Sin, Evil]
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