Perspective on Jesus Christ´s Death and Human Nature to Sin

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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. Part One The Death of Christ As a Christian, in order to even have and spread the Gospel, it’s important to know what the meaning of Christ’s death is and what it entails. Everyone has heard the story of Jesus being born unto a virgin in a manger to be the Savior of the world. What’s usually misunderstood is the purpose of his coming. It wasn’t just for him to perform miracles, preach, heal, and save lives in God’s name. His purpose was to be the propitiation, “an offering that turns away the wrath of God directed against sin” (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2013, p133). He rose from the dead but without his death, there would be no redemption by the blood, reconciliation, judgment of the sin nature, or basis of forgiving sins committed before the cross. Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Veerman, 2004, p.1013). Christ’s blood was the symbol for substitutionary death and being “washed in the blood” meant that there has been a final atonement for sin. As a Christian, one recognizes and has received the truth of what Jesus did on the cross at Calvary especially the shedding of his blood. 1 John 4:10 “This is real love-not that we loved God, but that he love... ... middle of paper ... ... do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what sinful nature desires” (Veerman, 2004, p.1190). Conclusion Christ’s death and sin nature are correspondent with each other. It takes whatever necessary, time, patience, studying, professional counseling, in order to understand what each of these topics mean. This class has revealed more about the Christ’s death and sin nature than any church sermon or other class. Jesus’ death is more than just him dying on a cross, it’s him dying for our sins so that his people don’t have to. Sin nature is how humans are born, into sin. Because of Christ’s death, sin is washed clean if we choose to believe in what results in his death but that doesn’t mean that one is no longer capable of sin. Until we are no longer human, sin will always be a part of life.

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