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What Do Christians Believe About The Death Of Jesus?

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What Do Christians Believe About The Death Of Jesus? Different denominations are all united in their belief of the death of Jesus. As a result of Jesus' death on the cross, he redeemed humanity. Through its sinful behaviour the human race had effectively sold itself to Satan, but Jesus had to pay the necessary price to buy it back. Christians believed that when God sent his only son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross, he saved us all from sin and reunited with God. Therefore, Jesus is seen to Christians as a ransom, which was paid in order for the world to be at atonement with God once again. Jesus was sinless, and was God incarnate as well as man, and so his death was able to redeem mankind. ...read more.

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Jesus if often referred to as 'The lamb of God'. This can be compared with the Old Testament (Exodus) where an innocent lamb would be sacrificed each year at Passover. Jewish people did this, as they believed that by shedding the blood of an innocent lamb and painting it upon their doors, they would be spared by the angel of death. Jesus is like the lamb that is sacrificed in order to spare the Jews lives. An example of this today can be found at mass where the congregation say " Lamb of God take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us". "Eloi, eloi, lama sabacthani?" is what Jesus quoted when he was crying out on the cross. ...read more.

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Secondly, it can be seen that God has left the temple in abhorrence at his chosen people killing his only son. However many Christians believe that the death of Jesus was unavoidable, as he was destined to die in this way. Lastly, it can be seen as a prediction of the destruction of the temple. Also, darkness fell at the moment of Jesus' death. This can be seen as Gods way of grieving for his son, and showing that Jesus was the Son of God. When this darkness descended, a Roman solider quoted "In truth this man was a son of God" (Mark chp 15). This was a unique event, as of all people to realise Jesus was the Son of God, it was Roman solider. It was at this point also, that many other people realised that Jesus was who he said he was, the Son of God. Aisling O'Sullivan 11DM ...read more.

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