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Explain What Christians Believe About The Death Of Jesus

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Explain What Christians Believe About The Death Of Jesus Christians believe all mankind were destined for eternal life and through our own wrong doing and sin we have given this freedom back to God. This is told in the Bible through the story of Adam and Eve which is second only to the creation of the world in the order of the Bible It is important for us also to understand that at one point it was widely believed that Adam and Eve were historical people and that a majority of people in the world never questioned there existence. However opinion on this matter has widely changed over time. Now beliefs of different branches of Christians fluctuate on this particular meaningful story in the Bible, liberalists would now tell you Adam and Eve were just a way of getting across a message and they never truly existed as factual people in history. They would however tell you that there is a strong and important message behind this for us all to reflect on. ...read more.

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He was a complete icon for people who lived among him (although most did not know it) and all Christians today. As Jesus was a human Christians believe he suffered at the hands of evil and like us he doubted what was ahead for him after he had died. When Jesus' death was imminent he went and prayed to god whilst he was in Gethsemane in Mark chapter fourteen verse thirty six, ' Father' he prayed ' my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want' Christians believe Jesus died to save us all from eternal death and he opened the way back to God and everlasting life for us. This is the so-called doctrine belief of atonement by which we are once more at one with God. In Marks gospel these so called doctrines are revealed symbolically to us. ...read more.

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Jesus was betrayed by his friend Judas and by the legal system in the time that he lived. If you look at the trial of Jesus you can see that many of the things that happened were illegal. When Jesus was arrested it was late at night and this in itself was illegal but he was also tried at night when he would have no time to prepare a defence and he would have been exhausted and confused from the day. None of the key witnesses agreed and so the trial should have been thrown out immediately but this was not the case. The judge asked Jesus questions, which were also forbidden at the time, and lastly Jesus was prosecuted on his own statements, which the Law stated could not happen. Even though Jesus died such a long time ago he still affects our lives today. Christians believe Jesus died so that we could all inherit eternal life. He suffered the worse fate possible for us and was totally innocent to his conviction. Philippa Halliday 10 Hope ...read more.

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