Beliefs of Christians on Death of Jesus and Life After Death

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Beliefs of Christians on Death of Jesus and Life After Death

This essay will be written about Christian beliefs on two things, the

death of Jesus and life after death. These two topics are liked

because Christian beliefs on life after death are rooted in Jesus

death and resurrection. As for the part written on Jesus death I will

write about the event which causes the authorities to go to the

extreme and kill Jesus, also I will be writing about what the death of

Jesus achieved for mankind.

In the period of time which Jesus lived the Jewish people were under

occupation. The Roman Empire was occupying Israel. At this time the

Jewish people believed that a Messiah would come and save them from

the Romans, they though this because of their prophets. These were

people who had 'visions' sent from God. The most important of these

was a vision by Zechariah. He saw that the messiah would ride into

Jerusalem on a donkey. Despite this vision many of the Jew's believed

that the messiah would be a military rather than a spiritual leader.

During the few weeks before Jesus was crucified he annoyed the Jewish

and Roman authorities. These action were what led to his death and if

he had not carried these actions out then he would have probably not

have died so soon. There were many things which Jesus did to annoy the

Jewish and Roman authorities, the main things were as follows, He

entered the Jewish temple and began to turn over tables and called the

temple a den of thieves. This annoyed the Jewish leader because it was

threatening them. The were worried about Jesus because they new the

people like him and they thought he could eventually have the power to

overthrow them, and they new that Jesus did not agree with their

teachings because he spoke out about them on many occasions. The

problem that the Jewish leader's had was that with the Roman

occupation they did not have to power to punish Jesus. So they asked
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