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I am going to explain what Christians believe about Jesus' death and why he died for us. Christians believe that Jesus died to save us and that he suffered a great deal for the benefit of others.

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ROBERT NELSON 10H EXPLAIN WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE ABOUT: i) The death of Jesus ii) Life after death i) The death of Jesus I am going to explain what Christians believe about Jesus' death and why he died for us. Christians believe that Jesus died to save us and that he suffered a great deal for the benefit of others. Before the arrest of Jesus, the chief priests had been looking for something to plot on Jesus. He was totally innocent therefore they had to come up with a charge to have him killed. Firstly, they had to locate Jesus in order to press charges on him and this is where Judas came in - he is believed to have betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. But did Judas hate Jesus? In my opinion, Judas actually loved Jesus and we know first his greed and then his guilt got the better of him and he killed himself. ...read more.

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There was nothing he could have done anyway to stop the death of Jesus, so from my point of view I don't think Peter was wrong in denying knowing Jesus. At least he remained alive and was free to carry on talking about God's work long after his death. We believe Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane when he was arrested. Judas gave the crowd a signal: "The man I kiss is the one you want." Judas kissed Jesus and then Jesus was arrested. All his disciples ran away, just as Jesus had predicted. Did they not love Jesus enough to stay and die with him? Or was it the terror of being crucified that made them run away. Lets face it, they could not prevent him dying. I think the disciples did love Jesus very very much. But I don't think Jesus would have wanted them to die too. Jesus had two trials, one before Pilate and one before the council (chief priests, the elders, teachers of the law). ...read more.

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He wanted people to see him as a normal person. Christians believe Jesus was crucified at Golgotha, meaning place of the skull. When Jesus was up on the cross, he had two criminals either side of him both of whom insulted Jesus. Jesus was given a wine mixed with a drug, however he would not drink it. We understand Jesus was insulted by the people who watched his crucifixion. People thought, " If this man is the messiah, then why doesn't he get down from the cross and save himself." When Jesus was on the cross, the whole sky was dark at midday. Jesus said," Eloi Eloi, lema sabachthani?" Which translates as "my God, my God why have you abandoned me?" We then understand Jesus died with a loud cry. This is what Christians like myself believe about the death of Jesus- He was born a man and he died for mankind. ...read more.

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