No matter how one refers to Him, He is fully God and fully human. Because of humanity’s departure from wisdom, God decided to become man as a last ditch effort to save His people. This is best demonstrated in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. Jesus lived among His followers teaching them about the good news of the Bible and when it was time, He willing sacrificed Himself in order to forgive the sins of those who believed and guaranteed his/her salvation. Once He ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit remained, filling those who believed with the eternal love and guidance so that he/she may now spread the good news, just as His disciples did. Jesus’ identity and work is significant to the Christian worldview because they are the very core of this faith-based belief system. One learns from the Bible that one does not have to witness these works, just by merely believing will lead one to salvation. According to Merrick (2014), “Jesus Christ represents all humanity and offers to God a sacrifice that reconciles humanity and God” (final
Incarnation is the term that is used to indicate that Jesus, the Son of God, became human. God wanted human kind to be made in his image and he wanted to change the relationship between himself and Christians. Therefore, during the incarnation, the Son of God came in human form so that he could be the Saviour of mankind. Our saviour came in the flesh, in human form and it was essential for him to shed His blood so that our sins could be forgiven. Our redemption entirely relies on Jesus coming to this world in the flesh. His love was exhibited when taking on human form and permitting this form to be demolished as a sacrifice on our behalf. Christians discovered a God throughout the incarnation, who loves us so much that He came to earth and
Jesus was the son of God, who was created by God and the second person within the trinity. God is viewed as the father, the son, and the holy spirit, according to the Christian worldview. Jesus was created from God planting a seed in Virgin Mary. Jesus was thus born to spread the word about God and all the gospel. Jesus lived a life as a human as all of us do now. He experienced a lot of things we as human’s experience. Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins where he died on the cross. Jesus is important to the Christian worldview because he is the ultimate reason we are who we are today. “God is both holy and just, so although he created humanity to be immortal, he could not accept them into his holy kingdom in their sinful state (Lecture 5). After Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross, this served as redemption and it was then that god allowed them into the
The Person of Christ When discussing and proving the person of Christ, there are two basic laws that must be addressed and proven. First you must prove that Christ is one hundred percent human (humanity), then you must prove that at the same time Christ is one hundred percent God (deity).
To start off, I will say a very simple fact, Jesus is everything and everyone. Jesus is all that is around us. When I say this I mean that Jesus is the reason we are where we are, He made everything possible for us and we don’t understand that. Jesus is a symbol of strength, Saving grace, human weakness, hope, life, love, understanding, knowledge, wisdom and almost any other intangible definition of humanity that we could think of. The reason I say this is because Jesus of scripture was everything good in the world and also he highlighted humanity as we are. Jesus in scripture is shown in every situation and can be applied to our world as a symbol. He is in all that is good and also in any situation that is bad. I don’t mean bad as in he is the creator of evil because that would be a complete religious contradiction. I mean that Jesus is the hope in any bad situation. He is what makes evil turn out good. Jesus makes anything bad become understandable through all that He means.
Also, there would not be Christianity without the incarnation, atonement, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and when God took human form through his Son, Jesus became fully human and God. He was the Messiah that Gods people longed for to save humanity from a sinful life (“Lecture 4”, 2017). Also, it is important to understand as a Christian that before Jesus Christ died humanity could not enter Gods Holy Kingdom after they passed because humanity was sinful. God sacrificing his son was a way to lay a path for humanity to follow if they choose to and if they follow Gods commandments can join God in his holy Kingdom after they pass away (“Lecture 4”, 2017). The truth of the Bible is the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Even though the incarnation was torturous Jesus knew it would be and God new how much torcher was needed to make clear that reconciliation accrued. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but he is also our Godhead or divine Trinity. He is humanity’s
Christology from above, associated closely with Rudolf Bultmann, Karl Barth, and Emil Brunner, was born from the idea that rather than studying the historical Jesus as a man, the best study would be of the resurrected Christ, His works and the relationship established by faith from His disciples. The ideas of
Starting off, Athanasius talks about is God’s creation of man and then mankind’s fall to sin, which is a necessary background for a genuine understanding of the incarnation. Athanasius claimss that mankind’s fall to sin caused the Word to take human form.Through sin, man had severed the fellowship they once had with God and faced corruption and death. Nevertheless, the same agent through whom the world and mankind was created would
Wright (2010) defined the Christian life as holding to "the moral thrust of the New Testament" and "God's kingdom, and" our "discovery of a genuine human existence by the paradoxical route...God...took in Jesus Christ" (p. 67, 70).
Christ is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful men into a justified relationship with Christ. (Rom 3:24-25; 1Pet 2:24; Eph 1:7) Christ (the Son) is part of the triune God, eternally existing in three beings the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfection. (Deut 6:4; 2 Cor 13:14) Christ was both fully God and fully man. He experienced the limitations of the human body, in order that he may relate, identify, and understand the finiteness of man the sorrows of the sinful nature. “I am in the Father, and he is in me, we are in essence the one in the same,” Jesus said to Philip in 1 Jn14:9-11. “I came to teach you the ways of the Father and I do not speak on my own authority,” said Jesus.
Introduction The Christian worldview is the most followed religion in the world with around 2.2 billion followers, this makes up 32 percent of the world’s population. With the Christian worldview comes a lot of essential elements like God, humanity, Jesus, restoration, the influence of Christianity and how the religion benefits the people that follow it. These elements play a key role in my life and how I live my life following the Christian belief.
Scripture states in John 6:51-56; Acts 2:26 ”my flesh;” John 6:52; Acts 2:31; Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 1:22; Hebrews 10:20 “his flesh;” John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh;” John 6:53 “the flesh of the Son of man;” John 6:58 “that bread which came down from heaven;” Romans 8:3 “in the likeness of sinful flesh.” By a likeness of sinful flesh is a similarity, resemblance, or representation. In all Scripture, never is the flesh of Jesus said to be any other than His own. Christ was indeed with a human nature (essence), but no sin was found in Him.
What we know about Christ comes from what scripture reveals to us and the understand that He was a tool for salvaging man (473). As Aquinas taught earlier, God stays true to his nature and because God is good, “God’s very nature is goodness, and goodness is self-giving” (475). His sacrifice was essential for mankind’s salvation in order for the inherited sin be taken away (475-6). Aquinas uses a moment to teach the importance of time in correlation to God’s work. A things have a final cause but that final cause cannot happen right away rather there are appropriate steps that need to be taken. Similarly, because man had such “pride” after the fall, one could not recognize his failures right away so over the generations man needed to be humbled to yearn for the salvation of the creator (477). Though Jesus is not the Father who created, His role as the Son is to bring life and salvation through His word. He is able to do this because, though of one Godhead, they are three persons who are truly distinct from one another (478-9). Important to note is that Thomas does say, “One can no more say God took on a man than one can say
Christians devote their lives to following the example Jesus Christ left for them. In order to better be like Christ a person must come to the conclusion of who Jesus was during his time on Earth. This a term known as Christology, which is defined as, “Christology is the name given to what we believe about Christ. It includes the beliefs about his personhood, his nature, and in what way he is a Savior or mediator between humanity and the divine” (Papandrea, 12). The Christology Debate does lays out two different foundations to the question, was Christ fully human and fully God while on Earth? This debate is usually split down the middle with only two different arguments. The first stance is called the Classical View, which believes Christ was fully human and fully divine, while on Earth.
An angel appeared before a woman named Mary and stated to her that she would give birth to a son. She would name her son Jesus. Mary being a virgin gave birth to a child, conceived by God through his Spirit. Jesus being conceived in a supernatural manner