Theo 104 Reflection 1 Paper

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My reflection paper is a reflection on what I have learned from my class and my understanding of the Christians views. In my paper today I will discuss two topics that deal with Jesus Christ. The first topic I will discuss is the fall of man. The next topic will be the death of Christ. These topics are very controversial and they are the ones that I struggled with in the beginning and/or struggle with today.
The Fall of Man
The theological definition for the fall of man is the transition of the first humans from a state of innocence and obedience to God to a state of guilty disobedience to God. Adam was made with innocence and was to be obedient to God. Satan tricked man into commenting a sin and that’s how man became disobedient to God.
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I never thought about how that story evolved into people becoming sinners. As a child I never understood why God cast them out of the garden. As many times as my parents would explain the concept I didn’t understand it, because my understanding of God was that God was a forgiving God. So as a child I didn’t understand why Adam and Eve couldn’t get a second chance. Now as I read the books and lessons from this class I realized that God had his reasons for casting them out of the garden. They disobeyed God the one who gave them everything they needed and he asked one thing of them. They were just that ungrateful they didn’t care about God’s commands, and they chose to listen to something that was evil. As an adult now I understand God’s reasoning’s and I agree with the reasoning and I also agree that this is why this story is considered the fall of man.
Death and the resurrection of Christ The theological definition for the death and the resurrection of Christ is Jesus died and he rose again. Jesus was born into a world of sin. Jesus never commented any sins even though he was born into this world of sinners. Jesus wanted to sacrifice himself for the lives of mankind. The Old Testament gives a clearer version as to way God loved mankind that he gave his only son.
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