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Religious Education Coursework Coursework Assignment Two The suffering death and resurrection of Jesus 1) Christians believe Jesus suffered so that man could once again be close to God. Throughout the years, man has been gradually separated from God due to sin. The original sin committed by Adam, separated us from. Jesus died so that we were back with God. He removed the wall which separate man and God. By resurrecting, Jesus had overcome death and had showed that there is eternal life. "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die" He suffered emotional and physical abuse. "And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him." Mark 15:17. From this Christians believe By suffering and accepting abuse, it showed that Jesus was human and it showed how much love God has for us. When Jesus was being crucified, Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" ...read more.


Instead of complimenting them, Jesus criticised them. Instead of coming into Jerusalem with a horse, he had come in with a donkey. Mary Magdalene was the first person to have seen Jesus from the resurrection. By resurrecting, he had proved everyone wrong and he had overcome death. He defeated sin and showed that there was eternal life. Question 2) Everyone in the whole world suffers in some way. It is what makes us human. But some of us suffer needlessly. We complain when we cut our hands, but we do not realise somewhere else in a poorer country, another person has lost their hands. Jesus' suffering shows us that no matter what suffering we are feeling, there is always someone suffering more. Christians have special days to remember Jesus' suffering. Without these days, Christians would not be aware of the significance of Jesus' suffering. Good Friday is a holy day celebrated on the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. During this day, special prayers are held and readings from Gospels are read. The mass is at 3 O'clock because that was the time Jesus was crucified. ...read more.


But he decided not to because of what he believed in. He wanted to keep the future of mankind away from sin and was willing to kill himself. However some people believe that it is not necessary to die, just for what you believe in. They believe that you can achieve more by staying alive and devote your life to what you believe in. An example of this is Mother Teresa. She devoted her life for helping lepers, sick and poor people. She became a worldwide symbol of charity and achieved a lot in her life. They believe that some people would die for incomprehensible reasons, and would not help the world. It would only make a situation worse. For example, a war might start. They use suicide bombers as an example. Although they are dying in what they believe in, they are harming innocent people's lives. Despite this, I believe if you wish to share your beliefs and want people to believe what you believe, you must be willing enough to die for your religion. People will then start to realise that you strongly believe in you beliefs and they might start believing as well. ?? ?? ?? ?? R.E Coursework 2005 ...read more.

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