Pi and Jesus had many relations as well as the stories about both of them. These relations and Pi’s strong belief in christianity are a main reason he survived. Not only were there all the relations listed above, but there are even more facts to prove this. One is that Christians believe that if you are a follower of christ you will be lead to salvation just like jesus was after his suffering (Carnagie). Pi believed in Christ so he was promised salvation and he got that salvation.
These sons are known as disciples. By sending his only son, God then created united between him and his people. He restored the hope and communion within the church. By doing this, God has shown to his people that they can become one with
Jesus Christ is a man who has baffled and transformed the new age with his life and legacy. The question arose if He is just a man? Many speculated that He was just a prophet who was profoundly inspired with scriptural revelation. The truth is that He actually is the Son of God and everything he did reflected that of the Father, the
“Tattoos on the Heart” by Gregory Boyle, exemplified God’s work, compassion, and kinship. Father Boyle expressed God’s work when he created the Homeboy Industries while back to help turn Homeboys’ lives around. God’s work is in us all. “God can get tiny, if we’re not careful. I’m certain we all have an image of God that becomes the touchstone” (19).
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
JESUS IS THE TRUE ‘’LOGOS’’ OF GOD In John 1:1 the term "the Word" (a translation of the Greek "Logos") is widely interpreted as referring to Jesus, as indicated in other verses later in the same chapter. The Greek term “Logos” was well known in the heathen philosophies and the Hebrew Wisdom literature. The Bible reveals to us that the Creator was before the existence of all things, invisible and visible: God the Father and His Word Jesus Christ, the Author of all things existed before the beginning of everything- before the creation of time. God pre-existed in eternity (Genese1:1).
Christians believe Jesus is a divine embodiment of God walking on Earth, but they also believe he is the Son of God. In the Bible, it states: “And there are varieties of ministries and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects but the same God who works all things in all persons.” (1 Cor. 23:4-6) Christians construe this statement from their Holy book, as evidence that there are three distinct Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet it is one of the greatest misconceptions that significantly differentiates Islam and Christianity as separate religions.
In the book Heresies and How to Avoid Them by Ben Quash and Michael Ward, several chapters are dedicated to the heresies revolving around who and what Jesus is not. Arianism, docetism, nestorianism, and eutychianism are four heresies explore the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ. I will argue these four heresies had an overarching theme of causing the church to struggle with the idea of God’s intimacy and how Jesus delivered us from our sin. I will do this by exploring the unique nature of Jesus Christ. Arianism is named after Arius, a man who believed Jesus was created, instead of eternal like God the Father.
By contrast Paul vehemently declares that his apostleship and message were directly from Jesus Christ (Gal.1:1 &12) Other worthy suggestions include Luke , Barnabas Silas and
John in his gospel says: ‘No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God, and who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him’ (Jn 1:18). Jesus is the ultimate revelation of the Father. Therefore besides coming to bring humankind salvation and reconciliation with the Father, he also came to reveal the Father. In everything he said and did he revealed the Father’s heart and will.
Jesus is also seen as the Word of God in which all this were created. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 (The Holy Bible: The New International Version, n.d.)
The second core belief is that “Christ’s Atonement allows mankind to be saved from their sins and return to live with God and their families forever” (Mormonism 101). This belief allowed the Saints to believe that God had a plan for all mankind that involved happiness. Yet all mankind makes mistakes and sins, Mormons’ themselves see this as a time to reflect and learn the right way so that progress can be made through God’s teachings. Through the grace of Christ, Mormons believed that their sins are completely washed away and that they can return to their families with no worries. The final belief of the core of The Church is “Christ’s original Church as described in the New Testament has been restored in modern times” (Mormonism 101).
Jesus’s name has been banned from being taught in many countries around the world. However in these countries Christianity is steadily growing. The Holy Spirit, that is what gives persecuted Christ followers the courage to teach Jesus, is always around believers and un-believers: the Holy spirit cannot be banned. Believing this simple truth, we know that Christianity changes the individual, the culture, and the government. There is a plethora of tales of Christ changing people for; C.S. Lewis was a devout Atheist turned Christian.
The accounts in Genesis and in the Book of Mormon say that humans were created by God, and He saw His creation as good. They all use repetition to not only tell the story of human’s creation, but the creation of the Earth. In spite of all three of the accounts talking about the creation of man, they all go into different debts about the details of the creation of man. Genesis one and the Book of Mormon have similar descriptions of how man was made. Both do not have very detailed descriptions of the creation of man, but they both describe that man was created to have dominion over all inhabitants of the world.
The Gospel of Mark is credited as the earliest written narrative of Jesus’ life because it possessed all of the fundamental parables and teachings of Jesus with slight attempts to develop a new Christian theology- mainly emphasizing faith. For example, in verse (7:9), Mark elevates the importance of faith in the Holy Spirit in order to reject one’s temptation to favor tradition over the commandments of God. When Jesus preached his authority over such Jewish traditions it offended the Pharisees, and ultimately, led to his trial and death. The Gospel of Mark’s depiction of the Council’s condemnation of Jesus portrays the high priest, chief priests, elders, and scribes in an unjustifiably hostile light specifically in verses (14:56) and (14:57).