In Christianity it is believed that Jesus Christ was the savior to all humanity and was sent to Earth by his father (God) to pay for the sins of all mankind. In Judaism on the other hand, Jesus was merely a prophet. Both Christianity and Judaism were established in Israel. Christianity was founded around 30 AD in contrast to Judaism which started around 1000 BC. Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different.
And because of this many believe that they were punished by God. In the book of Matthew, it is said that once the word of God had been preached to the whole word, the end will come. This means that once everyone believes in God, the world will end. And as mentioned before, Thoennes believes that these natural disasters can bring people closer to God. So we can assume that God had brought this tragic event upon Japan to make God known to the Japanese
His sermon was typical of the era and can be assumed to be quite effective. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” paints a vivid picture of Hell and informs the audience that they are kept out of hell only by the “mere pleasure of God (p 426).” Puritans had a different view of Christianity and God then most people today. They believed we are all born sinners (depravity). Modern day Christians believe this to be partially true because of the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where Eve eats a fruit from the Forbidden Tree and then persuades Adam to eat too. This was the first sin and is now a part of everyone thus creating the initial need for people to accept Jesus Christ and to repent for their sins.
How Jesus showed his power in over nature, over sickness and over death? Jesus according to the gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke, was a Galilean Jew who taught a love doctrine and was sent by God to reveal his Glory, in fact according to their gospels he was the Messiah. As the Messiah he performed extraordinary events known as miracles, where his power was shown and impressed the people who seen them, these miracles where a sign of mercy, omnipotence and Glory. Throught several examples it is going to be explained, how Jesus showed his power over nature, sickness and over death, comparing several accounts from the gospels that shows the perform of his miracles in these three stages. When it is analyze the relation between Jesus and nature we notice that the synoptic gospels wrote how Jesus has power over it, as an example it is the miracle called “Stilling Storm”, Jesus during a great storm taught his disciples that they have to have faith in Him by calming the wind and the sea.
Why was Jesus baptized? Why did he see this as something important to do? Answer: Jesus was baptized in order to go back to God, and to fulfilled with promises of Messiah, and we can infer that we should be baptized too, in order to follow the step of son of god Jesus, Jesus saw this as something important to do because in this way he became a perfect offering to save us from our sin. 2. Who was present at his Baptism? Answer: John the Baptist and many on lookers were present at Jesus' baptism.
Question: 2) How did the early Christians view martyrdom? What did they believe the martyrs were accomplishing, either for themselves or for others, through their persecution and death? Response: Martyrdom is the persecution and death of religious members due to the refusal to denounce their faith. Early Christians viewed martyrdom as bringing them closer to God by detaching from worldly values and the materialistic “evil” world. Martyrdom showed how dedicated the Christians were to their faith and their refusal to denounce Christianity for anything or anyone.
Vladimir’s dialogue “One of the thieves was saved” introduces one of the central tenets of Christianity that human beings are essentially sinful and have to be saved. Hence, Christ is also referred to as the ‘Saviour’. The souls have to wait for the judgement hour before God passes verdict on all the dead. Hence Vladimir talks about the thief who was saved by Jesus Christ when they were both being crucified. As the play points out, of the four evangelists who witnessed the crucifixion only one speaks of the saving of one of the two thieves who were crucified along with Jesus Christ, whereas the other three only make passing references to the thieves.
Biblical texts state that God is forgiving, merciful, loving, omnipotent and above all, good. Yet how can it be true that God forgave the Jewish people for their sins and had the power to prevent the Holocaust but did not do so? It leads to the notion that either God is not all powerful so was not capable of thwarting the atrocities of World War 2, or God is not altogether caring and merciful. Ignaz Maybaum examined this concept further by stating that the Holocaust was God’s judgement over the past. He believed that “Hitler served as a divine instrument for the reconstruction of modern Jewish life.” In his mind it was clear that the death of 6 million Jews took place because as a community, Jews are responsible for each other’s actions and there had been enough sin for God to take necessary action.
The Black Death: In what ways were Christian and Muslim responses different? The first of three points that I am going to make is that once the Muslims and Christians were exposed to the Plague, both religions immediately thought that it was the act of god. The second point that I am going to make is that the Christians thought that it was a punishment sent by god and blamed the Jews, while the Muslims thought it was a blessing from god and blamed no one. The last point I am going to make is that the Christians basically let go of their religion and their families and fended for themselves, while the Muslims were much more civil. I picked this order because I wanted to state the similarity first, and then state the two differences and
Buddha was just an ordinary human that achieved enlightenment and preached his understandings. Jesus, however, plays a much more important role as a redeemer in Christian theology, who paid His life as ransom for human’s sin. Jesus is the most important and only living proof of God’s unconditional love. In this paper, I offer a detailed comparison of Jesus the Christ and Gautama the Buddha, focusing on the problem of suffering. To be more specific, I compare these two figures from following perspectives: the life experience of both, how do they understand the why there exists suffering and how to get rid of it; what is the final goal of life; what is the historic significance of each; the how they see themselves; as well as how their teachings complement each other.