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What do Christians believe about the death of Jesus and life after death?

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WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE ABOUT THE DEATH OF JESUS AND LIFE AFTER DEATH? Christians believe that Jesus was a Saviour. They also believe that Jesus, in his death had brought a new covenant relationship with God. Jesus said he had to suffer and die as he had been sent on a mission of self-sacrifice and to serve. " For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give up his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 Jesus, when he did serve, brought Man closer to God in many ways such as preaching, healing and even his own death. And by this, Jesus created the bridge between Mankind to God, as I have illustrated below. Jesus forgave sin, which was the main cause for much suffering and all Christians believe that God was incarnated, on Earth, as Jesus himself. Prior to his death Jesus experienced; both emotional and physical pain. This, for Christians, shows how Jesus was a human being, as well as the Messiah. This began in the Garden of Gethsemane; in Mark's Gospel he describes Jesus as distressed and troubled. ...read more.

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Jesus knew it was in God's will, so he let everything pass, and let people make their own judgement instead of influencing them to change their minds. Jesus' physical pain was more overwhelming however as he was beaten and spat at by Jews, who had once listened to his preaching. He was also whipped and scurged by Roman soldiers. Christians believe that Jesus had gone through the physical pain because it was God's will and plan to have it this way, and Jesus accepted it gracefully and let it pass. This shows for Christians that what happens is in God's will, and they know at the end of it all, they will be re-united with God. The emotional torment was different. Jesus was mocked by the Romans, disowned by Peter, betrayed by Judas, humiliated by the crowd. He felt as if he was left by everyone, his disciples, Simon of Syrene, the crowd, and in Mark's Gospel- even the robbers who were being crucified also despised him. By the end of all of this, Jesus began to believe that even God had left him. ...read more.

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Three days later, the women came back and the heavy stone had been rolled away. As it was so heavy, they were wandering who could have rolled it away. They found a man in white, sitting on the right hand side. He told them that Jesus had risen. To Christians it is important to know that the Bible is true, so that they know that resurrection is real. For the stone to be rolled away, and there was no Jesus in the tomb, Christians believe that he did rise. Also appearances afterwards that describe Jesus coming to people, implement Christians belief that he did rise from the dead (resurrect). Such appearances where made to Mary Magdala, the two men, and the 11 disciples themselves. The signs to show the disciples they had power, also the belief of Christians stronger e.g. they could exorcise, drink poison without dying etc. Jesus' also talked about Resurrection to some Sadducee's when they asked a question about it. He talked of how when you are resurrected, it is another world you go into. You are not concerned with earthly things, you will be like angels. Christians believe Jesus about this, and he can prove it also, by his own resurrection. ...read more.

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