God’s holiness has not changed, but our status through Christ’s death and resurrection has changed. We have been cleansed through the confession of our faith and repentance of sin (1 John 1:9). What is more, something very significant happened when Jesus was crucified. The Scriptures say that the curtain separating people from the Holy of Holies was torn in two (Mark 15:38). This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16).
Nestorianism, named after Nestorius, was built on the denial that Jesus was fully God and fully human at the same time; his explanation was something like a split personality between the human and the divine nature. The two natures could cannot coexist at the same time, however, they can switch back and forth; although Jesus has both natures inside on him, they could not both at the same time. Eutychianism was named after Eutyches, a man who opposed Nestorianism, who believed that Jesus’ divinity and human nature combined to create a new, third thing. He taught, “Christ’s humanity was so united with his divinity that it was not the same as ours” (Quash and Ward, 41). If Jesus was not able to be both man and God at the same time, he would not have the ability to save us from our sins.
Aquinas’ argument connects the life of Christ with his work of redemption rather than hang only on that one incident that happened on the cross. He argues that the cross was not the ultimate goal, that the life of Christ, taken as a whole imparts virtue and righteousness in us more than our belief on his death and resurrection. Aquinas argues further, that since Christ's humanity had to be evident for him to partake of the punishment meant for human, he at the same time took with him the imperfection of humanity. The process by which Christ does this through his works of exorcism, healing and through taking upon himself the sins of the world to die for the sinful humanity. Through the cross, Christ bears with him the sins of humanity and in exchange, he gives humanity salvation.Through this, humanity gets a hope of eternal life despite of his sinful nature.
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
The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (CBN Bible, Jhn 1.29). The lamb, in Christian iconography, is a symbol of sacrifice and the Christ’s blood shed to redeem and expiate man. By depicting Christ as a lamb, van Eyck also draws the connection between Christ and his
A bible verse that often reminds of this message is found in 1 John 1:9; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I believe that the Bible was written by God through others. I believe that it is the word of God and that we were meant to learn it and to live by it. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”- Romans 1:16-17 I believe that Jesus died on the cross. I believe that he died on the cross to save us from our sins.
How does that look like? The apostle Peter illustrates this to us when he talks about Christ’s gentleness in 1 Peter 2:19-23: The way Jesus responded to hostile people is an example for us to follow. When someone hurts us, we must avoid retaliating or making threats and entrust our situation to God. Gentleness is the ability to show patient endurance when you are treated unfairly. With this phrase Paul reminds believers of God’s sovereignty.
However, when sin came to lord over human lives, they became self-centered with a heart bent on evil desires. Jesus Christ came into the world in order that through His death and resurrection, He could redeem humanity from the power of sin and be reconciled back to God’s love. Therefore, those who have been restored to God’s family, believing
For example, Paul could have quoted Jesus when he proclaimed, “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God” (Matthew 5:23-24, New Living Translation). Clearly, Jesus was saying that reconciliation is more important than making a sacrifice in worship, because conflict gets in the way of the worship. Similarly, Paul wrote to the church in Colossi, “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.
and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace." 2 Timothy 1:6-9a Paul and the elders of the church had laid hands on Timothy and prayed over him to ordain him into ministry. Paul instructs Timothy to "fan into flame the gift of God" to encourage him to look to God for guidance so that he can use his gift as God intended him to and to draw strength, power, love and self-discipline that can only come from God.