Showing that it was important for Jesus to be a human and spread his knowledge among us; to help us learn and be able to teach other through oral and written tradition. It was now necessary for Jesus to come for our salvation because “had he surrendered his body to death and then raised it at once…which showed him to be not only a man, but also a God the word” (Athanasius 14). This connects back to by why Jesus wants humans to believe that he died a human death. When God created the world “by faith is we understand that the world were framed by the word of God, so that the things which we see how did not come into being out of things which had previously appeared” (Athanasius... ... middle of paper ... ...ons. Jesus is the most qualified of the three Divine persons because Jesus wants to be on with us and with the world.
The Bible said, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17, NIV). When Jesus was able to overcome death he proved his ability to break the bonds of sin. This meant that forgiveness and eternal life would come to all who accepted the gift of salvation. The Resurrection showed Christ’s power over death. The Bible says, “Christ rose from the dead and will never die again.
God is the ultimate creator of all things. When these things, namely the human race, began their sinning ways, they were in dire need of a Savior. These wretched ways are expressed in St. Athanasius’ book On the Incarnation. Because of His loving nature, though, God came down in a human configuration through His Son, Jesus Christ, so that all might be spared from death and share in His salvation and eternal life. When God constructed the human race, He had in mind wondrous intentions for them.
His Incarnation, suffering, death, and Resurrection was for all of us. Jesus came to save us from our sins and evilness, and to guide us back to the Godhead. In the beginning the Word created everything. After creation, humans were holy, and in harmony with God. One action, Original Sin, ended that holiness, and harmony harmony and God created many consequences.Of these consequences, death was the most prominent consequence.
He ex... ... middle of paper ... ...human, we are not redeemed and are still living hopeless lives in sin. Christian tradition as we know it today has been greatly influenced by the incarnation of Jesus and the redemption provided by His death and resurrection. If Jesus had not come down to earth from heaven and taken on human nature, our Bibles would be extremely different and we would still be offering sacrifices in temples to atone for our sins. We wouldn’t be able to personally encounter God, because the veil would never have been torn. The idea that Jesus was both God and human in nature is impossible to completely understand, but it is vital to the validity of the message Jesus preached during his time as a human being on earth.
Jesus experienced physical suffering when he made his way to Golgotha or 'The Place of the Skull'. Mark 15:22. Several Christians argue that mark wrote so much about suffering as he wanted to emphasise what it meant to follow Christ, furthermore, by becoming a Christian, you will probably have to suffer for what you believe. Those who do suffer hideous and torturous deaths, like Jesus, will also share in his resurrection. Christianity wouldn't have lasted this long, without the belief of being resurrected, resurrection also proves that Jesus is/was the Son of God, again which proves that God had the power to raise his son from death.
I knew the root of all suffering came from sin, and that since Adam and Eve sinned, all man is burdened with sin. However, people are able to have a loving relationship with God if we trust in Jesus. Often time’s people portray God as a distant, but extremely powerful being that only smites the evil and mildly rewards the righteous. People holding that view could not be more incorrect. In James 4:8 it says, “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you,” and in Romans 5:8 it says, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” These verses do not show God as a cold hard sky dwelling creature, but a loving personal God that desires a personal relationship with all people.
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(Darby) Paul set forth his revelation of the great doctrines of grace that God had given him. This epistle brings all of humanity under cover of one, all inclusive “saving grace.” We are all found guilty and find justification through faith alone. The atoning work of Jesus is covered and explained as the basis for this provision of grace. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is explained as well as the need for all Christians to live lives of consecrated service. Internal evidence is strong that the apostle Paul authored this epistle.