Jesus was crucified; he died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected, enabling us to be saved from sin. This is a major part of the concept of Salvation and is demonstrated in John 3:17: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Jesus’ death gives Catholics an opportunity to experience eternal life in Heaven with God. Salvation is a doctrine that is often mentioned throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testament. This core belief is first revealed in the Bible in Book one, demonstrating its importance to Christian life. In the Old Testament, Genesis 49: 18 states, “I look for your deliverance, Lord,” and in the New Testament, Acts 4:12 states, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” There are 3 main sacraments that ensure Salvation.
An outward (visible) sign of an invisible grace is an "efficacious" symbol that brings about the spiritual reality to which it points. This term applies to Jesus Christ, the great sign of God's love for us; to the Church, his continuing presence in our world; and to the Seven Sacraments.Grace is a participation in the life and love of the Trinity that comes to us through the sacraments. Each sacrament brings us a different dimension of God's life and love. Sacraments are celebrated in anticipation of divine life and insures us graces necessary to enter eternal life. The church affects the inner union of people with God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Mt. 5:3-10) C. Overview: In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls us to live out the 8 beatitudes (5:3-12) as we pursue 100-fold obedience (5:48), as we resist 6 temptations (5:21-48), and pursue 5 kingdom activities (6:1-18) that position our hearts to freely receive more grace. We do all this with confidence in His rewards (eternal/temporal 6:19-24) and His provision (6:24-33).
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (The Holy Bible John 13:34) Jesus teaches this commandment to his disciples. Jim Casy tries to live this way by preaching and showing others that God cares. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck shows Casy as a prime example of Christ-likeness during the Great Depression. Through his commitment to save mankind and by living a life that reflected Jesus Christ; he shows others how to live like him.
When Christ rose again on the third day he made his triumph over sin and evil and proved he was the true Son of God. The Rood shares this triumph with Christ over death. Instead of fearing death they face it refusing to bend or bow. The Bible says not to fear for the Lord is with you and the account of the Rood enforces this idea. Another Bible verse that enforces the idea of triumph over death in this poem is “I am the resurrection and the life.
These teachings are parallel to the teachings in the Bible. According to Exodus 20:2, God says, “I am the lord, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery and thus, you shall have no other gods but Me” (Naqvi 28). The Holy Koran and the Holy Bible also shares some similarities on their teachings about the remembrance of God. They both command their followers to remember God in all phases, try to get closer to Him and submit themselves to His service. According to Quran 2: 112, whoever submits his whole self to Allah and is a doer of good, will get a reward from Allah; on such they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Why do we exist? The purpose of mankind according to Christianity, is to know God. Deuteronomy 11:13 states that Man is to serve and to love God with all your heart and all your soul. Christianity is a relationship with God, not just following the tenants of a religion. Religion is seen as mans attempt to reach God.
But more importantly, God has given us a glimpse into His nature by creating man as a reflection of His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). WORLDVIEW 3 The Question of Meaning/Purpose? The biblical worldview is a love story between God and man that unveils the mystery of mans rescue in Christ Jesus (Eph.3: 3-4), which opens his eyes and delivers him from the power of Satan, into the power of God (Acts 26:18). This power was demonstrated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death into life, and now works in those who know Him (Eph.1: 15-23; Jn. 5:24; 17:3).
The crime on his death to pay a ransom, save all who believe in him, and will also be raised, with god, has eternal life. He is the savior of mankind. Christianity, which is one of the major religion communities in the world. How the life of the early Christian Community was, how it developed to make the community survived, and what spirit they kept until now. What Were Early Christians Like?
God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics. He gave us the ability to choose, even knowing that we could choose to disregard His guidelines or Commandments. In Exodus 20:6 we are told how to please God. Though we may please God, in Ephesians 2:8-10, we see what we must ultimately do to atone for man’s fall from God. “How a Christian lives their life reveals their spiritual condition” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.65).