Jesus Christ's mission was two-fold: to provide a living example of holy, righteous living and to die to atone for the sins of man committed since Adam's fall, states Baptist pastor Charles Stanley on Jesus.org. God came to save His people by becoming fully man while remaining fully God.Continue Reading
As God living as human, Jesus was an example of how to live a sin-free life. He was tempted but resisted and was perfectly obedient. He provided a tangible example of how to love, help others, show mercy and have compassion.
Because He was God, Jesus was the only perfect, spotless person capable of providing a sacrifice worthy of the sins of man. The blood sacrifices of the Old Testament were not enough. Only the love of God for His people was enough to cleanse the sins committed by man. Jesus took the punishment that was meant for all of mankind so that His people could know of His great love and enduring mercy. With the blood spilled from His wounds, the sins of man were made clean. With the stripes laid across His back, the power of healing was left for man. The prophecy from Isaiah in the Old Testament explains how the blood of the spotless lamb, Jesus, would save the world.Learn more about Christianity
Jesus Christ, also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is a central figure of Christianity and is believed by most Christian denominations to be the son of God. Many scholars believe that Jesus actually existed, based on historical evidence. However, there is no evidence other than the testament of the Gospels to support his divinity or to verify the miracles that he performed.Full Answer >
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are the seven deadly sins, used in early Christian teachings to educate followers about man's tendency to sin. These vices are not listed anywhere in the Christian Bible. However, a list of virtues are found in some books of the New Testament.Full Answer >
To become a born-again Christian, one must profess his sins, accept that Jesus Christ is the son of God who died for man on the cross, ask God's forgiveness and proclaim his new faith. After following these initial steps, however, Christians believe that other steps must be taken in order to maintain faith in God.Full Answer >
According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus had at least four living brothers and multiple living sisters when he started spreading his message. His named brothers were James, Joses, Judas and Simon.Full Answer >