Thomas Aquinas Analysis

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Thomas Aquinas: An innate desire to inquire the source
Thomas Aquinas argues that Plato's understanding leads us to a conclusion that all human beings have an innate desire to the divine and a strong desire to satisfy the human physical wants, which includes the desire to satisfy our curiosity. That the struggle between the physical and the metaphysical world, maintains this tension in human life such that human can never find true rest on this earth till they die and go back to their creator.

This in its very form keeps the essence of life and human desire to live longer even though faced with many challenges in this life. This view also develops in the notion that everything that happens in life is designed for the final good of the whole
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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. The cross acts as a transformation of humanity from sinful and guilty of God's punishment into sinless and innocent creation of God through a gradual process of sanctification.Through sanctification, God transforms man into a better being so that he may save him in the end.Through the cross, Christ transforms a totally sinful and guilty person, alienated from God because of his sins, into a totally accepted child of

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