The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
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Some time ago, before Vatican II, God was a vengeful God, unmerciful and terryfying. Something that all parents used against their children for them to eat their vegetables and go to mass.
Not that they would understand the mass, it was in latin, and they couldnt get close to God as they was a rail surrounding the alter that only the priest could cross.
And their was little imput from him because he had his back to you the entire time. But these days things are different, Humans perspective on God changed, we came to an understanding of God being loving, understanding and merciful and a God who wants to help us and interact with us.
God loves all of us, not just those under the category of Christians. However God may impact all of our lives daily, only those who allow him to are influenced significantly.
The death and ressurection of Jesus Christ is an event that occurs in the New Testament where Jesus, Gods only son, is crucified, buried, and three days later rises from the dead.
Christians accept the New Testament story as an historical account of a ressurection, which is central to the christian faith. However its impact on other religions reinforces the gravity of this event.
Non-Christians, still find meaning in its themes in which the crucifixion story is a spiritual symbol of Jesus changing forms. Muslims believe that Jesus was raised to Heaven by Allah. But it largely impacts Christians being the most important time in their liturgical year.
Christian Churches teach that Jesus died for us, to save us from sin and open the gates of heaven and save the souls in pergatry. However to the Christians themselves the most significant part is that Christ died their sins in accordance with the Scriptures.
Christians believe that Jesus willingly sacrificed himself as an act of perfect obedience, a sacrifice of love. This perfection, voluntary death, and ressurrection deafeated evil and death so humanity would no longer be bound in sin, but be free to rejoin God, through their faith in Jesus.
These events are the main influnences of the Christiain religion with the symbol of the Cross influencing their signs, blessings and greetings. So much so the Cross has become the main representation of the Christain Church as well as,
Christians themselves, who wear crosses around their neck to remember the sacrafice Jesus made them and live to the motto of taking up their own Cross and walking with Jesus.
It is mentioned at church in the mass numerous times, however most importantly in the Nicene Creed where Christians state their belief of the event “He