Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us by battling sin and winning. The Lord wants us to be in union with him, so the Incarnation had to be fully expressed to us in combination with the Passion of Christ. Jesus suffered on the cross, so that all humans would not have to suffer, as explained through the profound connection the Incarnational Union soteriology leaves for his Death/Resurrection to continue and the following states, "In Christ God sympathizes and desires passionately that we take all the crucified peoples down from the cross," (6) because for the Incarnation to be complete, God must also know sin, pain, and death, i.e. his Death and Resurrection. He died for us so that we could live
The coming of Christ had a purpose, namely to serve the Lord and carry on his work. Similarly, we get the prophecy of Christ works as a priest (Psalms 110:4; Hebrew 5:6,10). Similarly, the Messianic Psalms included a prediction of the rejection of Christ. Christ was rejected by the Jews just as it was written in Psalms 118:22-23; Matthew 21:42; Mk. 12:10-11: “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner”.
Calvin believes that God deals with an individual and not a group. Hence, he chooses one depending on the plans that he has for them. The third point of Calvinism is limited atonement. This stipulates that Jesus died for the sins of each and every human being. However, their sins will be washed away by the blood of Jesus as long as they respond to the election.
It made Igbo to believe, “praying that the day would not be far when the priest and all his people would turn away from the worship of snakes and idols to the true religion” (AOG: 214). The missionaries promoted Igbo to abandon the ‘snakes and idols’ and join the church to become civilized and find a salvation. The Christianity provided the stronger protection than the deity, Ulu. The Christ is believed to be the strong, merciful and forgiving and Ulu in compare to Christianity is weak and stubborn; the stubbornness of the native deity caused the religious identity. The missionaries declare, “Ulu who is a false god can eat one yam the living God who owns the whole world should be entitled to eat more than one”.
The bible has a lot to say about the forgiveness of sins - the new testament is all about the work of Jesus Christ who was sent by God to suffer and die for just that reason. To help his followers understand the true nature of forgiveness, Jesus used two parables. These parables are the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which teaches of God’s unlimited mercy and passing it forward, and the parable of the Prodigal Son, which teaches that repentance will always lead to God welcoming us back with open arms. Both of these parables relate to the sacrament of reconciliation - the humility required to ask for forgiveness, and God’s willingness to do so, to restore our relationship with Him. There are two parables in which Christ speaks of forgiveness
Is there a real God that can be loving or hateful? Is there a God after all? Hearing so many unanswered questions about God. To tell a lot of stuff about God is forced on everyone. A Preacher named Jonathan Edwards wrote a sermon about all of the people that walk on this earth are sinners and are going to hell.
Even from the beginning of mankind, blood had to be shed in order to cover for the sins of man, in this case Adam and Eve’s loss of innocence. Christ, even today, is commonly referred to as the “Lamb of God” because of his sacrifice for man. This “Lamb of God” is referenced in van Eyck’s work, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, on the bottom-center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece (Eyck). Inscribed on the Altar is John 1:29, “ECCE AGNUS DEI QUI TOLLIT PECCATA MUNDI.” In the Bible, John 1:29 reads, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (CBN Bible, Jhn 1.29).
Romans 5). That this man is Jesus is confirmed when Paul says that God raised Him from the dead (17:31). Paul has deferred the misunderstood subject of resurrection (17:18) until the end of his speech. The sermon ends with God as the main actor: God overlooks, commands, sets the day, judges the world, and provides proof through the
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
Christianity emphases on the trust of life after death as a central and indispensable view of their faith, nevertheless an extensive range of ideas are present. Christianity is the belief in God but more importantly, it is the belief that he sent his one and only son to save us from our coming judgment of God. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Bible John 3:16) Therefore, most Christians follow the notion that Jesus perished on the cross for the immoralities of civilization, so that we could attain salvation. Salvation means reclamation from the power of sin and in concrete terms people need God’s salvation in order to get into heaven. Jesus'