With this Original Sin, corruption entered humanity never to leave until God the Father imposed His Word onto us so that we could be saved. This damaging corruption blinded us from seeing God in His own creation and in His own people. Never the less, God refused to abandon His people in a time of such great need for salvation. He chose to save them, but how? How could he destroy death and pay the debt of all humanity while remaining God?
God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways. According to the Bible, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Suffering is part of humanity because when people believe in God, but sometimes wonder they begin to suffer because they are at fault. (Hiles & Smith, 2014). When a person begins to wonder why God is taking so long to hear their prayer, they begin to think they are not a fault.
Here Nephi expresses why it is that he “delighteth in proving unto [his] people the truth of the coming of Christ.” He teaches that, “save Christ should come all men must perish.” Without a Savior and Redeemer, no man would be fit to enter back into the Kingdom of Heaven. But Nephi delights in Christ because, “in his grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy,” the Plan of Salvation is made possible. This characterization captures the true essence of who Christ is in so many ways. Our God is a God of justice, bound by divine principles to hold all men accountable for their actions. By this estimation, it would be impossible for any of us to make it back to Him on our own; we would all fall painfully short of the mark of perfection that qualifies men for Heaven.
It is based completely and only upon Jesus' sacrifice on the cross ("and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to moral rightness; for by His wounds you were healed.") and is received by faith alone ("For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."). No works are necessary at all to get Justification. Otherwise, it is not a gift ("For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord."). Therefore, we are justified by faith ("Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.").
The author made it clear that you cannot go to heaven with good deeds alone, but that getting into heaven is accepting Christ as your own personal Savior. Everyman may have done a few good deeds, but it was not enough to get into heaven, Everyman needs the saving grace that only God can provide. This morality play is simple in its story. “Everyman” makes emphasis on what is inevitable to every human being: death. One should begin his or her life making amends for the end of one’s life.
He is so holy and so awesome that being in His everlasting presence brings an inspiring fear.” (CARM) As this CARM states, God is so amazing and so powerful. He is not there to intimidate Christians but instead inspire them to follow him and live after the life that he had laid out for all Christians. “Dis•ci•pline: control that is gained by req... ... middle of paper ... ...ighty ways of forgiveness, it is just that person’ job to decide which road to take. God forgives all of his children no matter what they have done in the past, are doing now, or will do in the future. God also asks all of his followers to forgive other because he has forgiven them.
When a king was upset he would often take a violent path. God, on the other hand, chose to send someone kind and loving to help us rather than to hurt us. This proves that God is and was genuinely concerned for us, and wanted to see us prosper. “ Now that the common savior of all has died on our behalf, we who believe in Christ no longer die” (Athanasius 21). God wants us to have faith in Him, He wants us to live forever with Him.
Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
But those who have died with Christ are set free from sin and the law. Paul states in “Or do you not know, brothers —for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law ... ... middle of paper ... ...fe of the Israelites. But God never intended that people should view it as a way to earn salvation, namely: by keeping it perfectly.” As Christians if we are obeying Jesus’ command of “loving God” and “loving our neighbor” we are following the Ten Commandments, because they all flow into these two commands given by Jesus. The Old Testament Law was condemning, as all men are sinners and unable to fulfill the law and it pointed the way for mans need for a savior (Rom. 7:7-9; Gal.
The huge nature of Jesus’ suffering is displayed in the passage when the soldiers mock Jesus.  Jesus had a choice whether or not to suffer and die, and chose to, to save us. He suffered for us to make us good enough for heaven, and could have stopped at any time, but didn’t. Jesus doesn’t have to pay the price for his sins as he has none, and Christians believe that in his willingness to suffer and die on their behalf, Jesus set an example, which they themselves should be prepared to follow. In the Gospel Jesus says, “If anyone would come after me…he must deny self and take up his cross and follow me.” Jesus’ death was not a sign of his failure, but the climax of his ministry.