The Story Of Jesus Christ

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The Story of Jesus
Jesus Christ was born around 6 B.C to Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem. His mother Mary was a virgin. Very little is known about his early life but some of it is recorded in the New Testament. In the belief of Christianity Jesus Christ is the son of God. It is written that a 12 year old Jesus accompanied his parents on a journey to Jerusalem where they became separated. Christians believe Jesus Christ died for our sins and then rose from the dead. Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great, who felt threatened after hearing about his birth and tried to kill Jesus by ordering all of Bethlehem’s male children under age two to be killed. Throughout the New Testament, there are references of Jesus working as a carpenter as a young adult. It is believed that he began his ministry at the age of 30 when he was baptized by John the Baptist, who upon seeing Jesus, declared him the Son of God. After baptism, Jesus went into the Judean desert to fast and meditate for 40 days and nights. The Temptation of Christ is chronicled in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke (known as the Synoptic Gospels). The Devil appeared and tempted Jesus three times, once to turn stone to bread, once to cast himself off a mountain where angels would save him, and once to offer him all the kingdoms of the world. All three times, Jesus rejected the Devil 's temptation and sent him off. Jesus returned to Galilee and made trips to neighboring villages. During this time, several…

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