Since 1894 the tomb and surrounding tomb’s gardens have been a staple in the Christian faith. Even more, there is a Christian non – denomination charitable trust fund named The Garden Tomb Jerusalem Association. In contrast, many scholars have refuted claims that the Garden Tomb is the actually burial site of Jesus. Pottery, archaeologist discovered inside the tomb is dated back several centuries before the time of Christ. In second place, archaeologists the tomb was heavily occupied and was abandon.
The reason why Christianity means a new life is because it is a chance to walk on Jesus Christ path. A path of justice and trust. According to Cavanaugh, “Jesus’ pain is appropriated by others to redeem, not increase, suffering” (280).This meaning that Jesus Christ pain, his suffering, is for us to take what happened and embrace it. This moment is for us to remember that this, “One sacrifice is to take away the world’s pain” (Cavanaugh, 280). “This unrepeatable sacrifice, His death by torture on the cross, serves to abolish other blood sacrifices once and for all” (Cavanaugh, 280).
Therefore, Jesus is seen to Christians as a ransom, which was paid in order for the world to be at atonement with God once again. Jesus was sinless, and was God incarnate as well as man, and so his death was able to redeem mankind. We are once again reminded of Jesus' sacrifice in order to be reconciled with God, when he is referred to as the second Adam, as he corrected the fall of mankind (Adam & Eve). Christians also argue that the death of Jesus was inevitable; he had to die, for humanity couldn't be redeemed without him being sacrificed. The bible teaches us this.
Modern Day Christianity The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is important to modern day Christians, as it gives a message of support from God. Although Christians could see how Jesus suffered and understand it as the final victory of good over evil, it must still have been difficult for them to understand how it was possible for the messiah to be persecuted by pagans. Though suffering is not pleasant, good can come of it. If we look at the example of Christ, he had to suffer but rose from death. Jesus experienced physical suffering when he made his way to Golgotha or 'The Place of the Skull'.
The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right. Righteousness comes from an inner obligation, not an external set of laws. Guthrie points out that the Old Testament sacrifice had weaknesses, one of them being, that sacrifices atoned only sins of the past so new sacrifices had to be made for new sins. Jesus became the new and ultimate sacrifice able to redeem all sin- past present and future. The forgiveness of God allows us to have a clear conscience and prompts us to forgive others.
God heard our cry for help and answered our prayers through the incarnation of Jesus in which He became man in order to save us. He saved us from the Original Sin committed by Adam and Eve that corrupted humanity. This is why Jesus Christ, the Son of God, took responsibility for us, His people, by becoming a man and dying a completely human death for the sake of our salvation. Works Cited Pohle, Amanda. "On the Incarnation."
(Rom 6:23) Not only do we deserve death but because of our sin mankind is in opposition to God to the point that “God’s wrath burns against you and me” (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015, p133). Nothing we can do will ever bring about a right relationship with God. However, God provided an atonement for our sin and through the death of Jesus upon the cross, and by His sacrifice, we are shown mercy. (Etzel & Gutierrez, 2015). Through this act of love, we are reconciled to God and spared from eternal separation (Towns, 2002).
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.
Christ's mission was to try and rid the world of evil, and sacrificed for it. The Misfit sacrificed his freedom initially, was "reborn" again by escaping from jail, and become a Christ like figure again...he's now reborn, and his mission has an even stronger exclamation point on it, just like Christ's after he was resurrected. The literal differences are obvious; Christ never held anyone at gunpoint, let alone kill old ladies (no matter HOW hateful). But the allusions above illustrate that the Misfit was indeed a Christ-like figure with good intentions; good will . The Misfit was in a world of evil where he felt it was his mission, as well as his intention and his will, to be the savior of the good people.
Bath’s book, Church Dogmatics, explains that each individual election completes an opening up and enlargement of the closed circle of the election of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, Barth’s cryptic language even hindered the understanding of this author. A more clear declaration of Jesus’s involvement in election would illuminate Barth’s understanding. His writings had already proclaimed that Jesus was the beginning and end of salvation. In other words, Jesus’s death destroyed the bondage of sin but his sacrifice must be accepted.