The father and the many bystanders question the power of God when even the disciples cannot help the boy. This leads Jesus to utter the aforementioned quote about the importance of having faith. This proves that Jesus believes that anyone can be saved, if he has faith in God. This could even extend to the rich man. If the rich man had faith in God, he too could be saved.
The first followers of Jesus were his twelve disciples. However, Jesus also made many enemies amongst the Romans. Jesus was crucified unjustly on a Roman cross for the sins of the world. Three days later he raise from the dead and proved that resurrection is God’s salvation offered to the people. By believing in Jesus and his teachings, it will lead to eternal life after death.
One of the most important evidence for this is the transformation of the disciples. Before and after the crucifixion the disciples were timid and fearful, they were terrified of being killed but something changed and that was the appearance of Jesus bodily risen from the dead. The moment they saw Jesus again they were all transformed because they knew the truth. They finally understood that Jesus was God incarnate and that he saves people from sin. That is why all the disciples had a radical change and became bold witnesses to everything they had seen, even to the point of dying for their beliefs.
He ends by urging them to practice certain virtues where he prefixes ‘whatever things’ are true….think about those things (Philippians 4:1-8). Believers must learn to have an ideal model of a Christian believer, live a converted life and practice godly virtues, being ready to suffer for the gospel. The believer should mirror the exemplified behavior of those who went
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” —John 8:12. “‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’” —John 15:5. Each of the gospels record when Jesus calls his disciples. Only in John, some of his disciples bring their friends and family to meet him, where they too are called to be disciples.
After questioning one gets to the point that the reason for existence of mankind is passing immortality and eternal life. The atonement of Jesus Christ is the wonderful support in life. As said by Detroit Interfaith Council in Sin and Atonement, Repentance and Redemption in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Because this plan allows for our imperfections, sins, and mistakes, there is also a need for an atonement and for an Atoner andRedeemer. “. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus Christ suffered harsh death, atoning for the people’s sins.
2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
And to be more obedient and mindful of our relationship with God and with one another as we continually care, feed and nurture each other, in the ways of Jesus’ life and ministry. The resurrection story is a story of victory over selfishness and pride, over cowardice and denial, over fear and doubt. The power of resurrection is not offered to people who have accepted Jesus’ death, but have not accepted His new life. A certain writer, in his article said, “resurrection life is not just about having your sins forgiven. Our religion is not just sin management.