In Romans, Paul said that God sacrificed his only son so that humans could be saved from sin: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). The whole doctrine of this religion is based on a god sacrificing something dear to him for someone else as proof of his love for them, not because he expects anything in return. In this way, the concept of the sacrifice is very important in Pauline Christianity. It is not surprising that the sacrifice repeatedly appears in the texts of the New Testament.
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.
''And on that cross Christ freed himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; he made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in his victory procession.'' Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He appeared a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him. The resurrection is a public testimony of Christ's release from his undertaking as surety, and an evidence of the father's acceptance of his work of redemption.
Christian Belief About Suffering, Death and Resurrection Mark's gospel has been described as a 'Passion narrative with an introduction' because it emphasises the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of both the Jewish leaders and Pontius Pilate. In the following essay will explore what Christians believe about the death of Jesus Christ. Most Christians believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for us. This means that Jesus died for a reason and that was to free us from sin. In the Old Testament animals are sacrificed to God.
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.
This is what is so interesting about the Gospel of Judas, Christ is actually ecstatic that he is going to die and he thanks Judas; this turns Judas’s actions from treacherous to favorable. Because this is from a Gnostic source Churches refuse to acknowledge it, though it does bring up a point that Judas may have really been helping Jesus get out of a world that he was not meant to live in anymore.
Through the death of Jesus, God demonstrated divine compassion and mercy making the forgiveness of our sins possible. Even when our sins deserve the eternal punishment of hell, God chose to extend His mercy to those who place their faith in His Son. “Christ did more than die for us, He turned around and gave Himself up for God’s wrath. This is the ultimate in love in that Christ, being God, went against His nature for us.” (Towns, 2002). All in all, mercy is not receiving punishment which we deserve for the sins we have committed.
Paul lays himself out for poor Onesimus, and with all his means pleads his cause with his master: and so sets himself as if he were Onesimus, and had himself done wrong to Philemon. Even as Christ did for us with God the Father, thus also St. Paul does for Onesimus with Philemon… We are all His Onesimi, to my thinking(The Book of Philemon. (n.d.).” The book of Philemon is metaphor of what Jesus did, so sinner would be set free from the bondages of sin. God having the power to forgive sin. Jesus the mediator also the one who pays for the sin.
Jesus came in the flesh to become the perfect, unblemished and unspotted sacrifice that took away the guilt of sins from whoever believes. Christ to the Christian had provided what the Old Testament sacrifices couldn’t, a once and for all, non- repetitive sacrifice by dying on the Cross. Although, the Islamic view does not believe that Christ’s death brought about atonement for sin as he was viewed as the final sacrifice; there are similar rituals that both faiths did when it comes to sacrifices whether it be finding an animal without spots or blemishes, taking care of the animal until slaughter and they give what is meant for God and eat the rest. In both texts, the Bible and Quran they do agree that Jesus lived a sinless, holy and followed God’s commends but was Jesus the final sacrifice? Or was mankind supposed to bear our sins alone.
The hammer is God's instrument against sinners. As the hammer made its decent on the glass, a pan covered the glass and took the blow of the hammer to save the glass. This pan represents Jesus because Jesus sacrificed himself to God so that God would forgive us for our sins. Atonement is the action of putting things right between us and God. This story illustrates a very simplified version of one Atonement theory.