How Does Williams View Jesus's Death On The Cross

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When we think about sin and salvation, a lot of things come across our mind. We get into debate within ourselves about how to view the idea about Jesus’s death on the cross. In my essay I will discuss, the point of view of Paul and Williams who is an African American theologian. Before comparing their views, we first need to understand what Paul believes. He accept the idea that Jesus died for “our sins”. Salvation according to many Christians is only practical through Jesus Christ and his death on the cross is the absolute sacrifice that will make up for the sins of the humanity. Therefore we can say that his death has been presented and classified as a "parole", which really gives us an idea that people 's sin has been forgiven. Because of …show more content…

Now if we look at William’s article, in contrast to other ideas about Jesus 's death, her perceptions were pretty different. She did not agree on the idea that Jesus died for our sins and found a lot of problems with this surrogacy theory. In my point of view, I think that the major differences between both of their idea was that, Williams does not support the interpretation that one has to die for others’ sin to achieve a place in the kingdom of God, rather it can be approved if one have a right relationship. Williams thought that right relationship is extremely important in understanding Jesus death. She points out that, Jesus death really didn 't save mankind rather it gave a new perception to the humankind of seeing life in a more relational and positive way. It is very interesting to see how Williams connected her ideas with Jesus’s death. She also explains that the kingdom of God, is a structure of hope, allocated with right relation to oneself, others and certainly self and God, which therefore is a similar concept which has been indicated in Sermon on the Mount. The encompassing concept of William’s piece demonstrates the life of Jesus and how his life becomes an example for us learn to redeem ourselves for the

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