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Explain Christians' beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Year 11 RE coursework AO1 Explain Christians' beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation Some Christians believe in justice and peace to solve problems, others believe in forgiveness and reconciliation to be the basis of Christians, I will explain these in detail. Some Christians believe on justice in the world, this is the belief of the Catechism of Catholic Church, according to the Gospel we must love our neighbours and enemy as we love ourselves, as mentioned in Matthew 5:43- 46. We can also recognize the importance of Justice is to Christians from Old Testaments such as Deuteronomy 16:20, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 61:8, and Colossians 4:1 from the New Testament. ...read more.

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Christians also believe in forgiveness and reconciliation for others, example of this today are Pacifists who do not use violence to protest against violence. Other examples include God, who had forgiven Christian's sins through the Crucifixion of Jesus according to Micah 7:18 from the Old Testament, and Matthew 9:6, Ephesians 1:7 and Ephesians 4:32 from the New Testament. Another similar example is that Christians must forgive others in order to gain a place in heaven and be forgiven by God, suggested by Psalm 32:12 from the Old Testament, Matthew 6:12, Matthew 6:14 -15, Matthew 12;31 and Acts 2:38 from the New Testament. The Sacrament of reconciliation and absolution is the key of forgiveness for Christians. ...read more.

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A "Just War" considers Christians believes of justice, forgiveness and reconciliation and put into practice. A "Just War" means that certain conditions must be met before Christians consider a war to be justified and right. The conditions of a "just war" are that; there must be a just cause and the motive must be right, there must be a good chance of success, it is a decision of government not individual, innocent civilians must not be attacked, and war must be the final resort and used if it's absolutely necessary. We can learn that Christians' beliefs on justice, forgiveness and reconciliation is strong and reflects upon how Christians show act and be good disciples of God, it emphasise the importance of these beliefs to Christians as well as other theists and atheists. Harry Leung 11 Angela ...read more.

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