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What is the importance of Jesus Christ in Christianity?
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When Jesus was on earth, nobody is known or called a christian. the faith of people (the Jew) of the time is based on the law - the law of moses. Jesus brought salvation… from sin to human race (reconciling man back to God) through grace. Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:5, 8 During His life time, Jesus has men that walk and work with him - His disciples, this men were seen in the city of Antioch after Jesus ascended to heaven, the people of Antioch concluded that this group of people in there act and conduct are like Christ. ie they are Christlike - hence they were called christian.- first in the city of Antioch. Act 11:26
By putting Him first in your life before anyone else. We are also obligated to keep God's laws, read our bible, pray, and serve our fellow man. If you do all of these thin…gs you will prove your love and loyalty to the Saviour. Answer/ By putting our faith in the Lord as Jesus Christ as being the Messiah who atones for our sins and of whom we are to listen to as God: Luke 9:35, 'hear Him' for He is the Word of God: Gospel according to St. John, Chapter 1.
This answer has fallen into debate and has, accordingly, been moved to the discussion page. The short form of it, however, is this: Muslims and Christians have differing vie…ws on what, exactly, Jesus taught during His earthly ministry. Each follows the teachings found in their own holy book to the exclusion of the other. From this perspective, both sides will claim to follow Christ more closely than the other. This is the only objective answer that I can give at this time: for more information, check the Discussion page.
because He can bring you everlasting life and into heaven. He also died so everyone could be forgiven of their sins and so we could do not need to die like Jesus did. He is so… important because He did that for us. That is proof that He loves us. At the heart of the catechesis we find in essence the only Son if the Father who suffered and died for us who now is living with us forever. To catechize in the person if Christ the whole of God's eternal design reaching fulfillment.Catechesis aims at putting people on communion with Jesus Christ:only he can lead us to love of the Father in the spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.Jesus resurrection glorifies the name of the savior God.The transmission of the Christian faith consist in proclaiming Jesus Christ in order ti lead others to faith in him.
I think, yes,His religion is Presbyterian/Christian, he also grewup in church and a lot of his childhood was founded on religion andbeing in church.
They hope to go to heaven and help their fellow human, and help God bring his Kingdom to earth. "Stewardship of the earth" is an increasingly popular theme.
With out Jesus Christ there would be no revelation. Everything in God's plan which He designed before the earth was ever created revolved around Christ or Messiah. That is who… Jesus is, Messiah/Christ. Jesus, the Son of God came to earth born as a man so that he could pay the penalty for man's sin. He died for man. What is important is that man (individually) except Jesus Christ as their Savior, Lord and Master. You can do that now willingly or you can wait and be left out of eternal life in heaven and instead go to the Lake of Fire. Romans 3:23 tells us that all men have sinned. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death, but that God has a gift for you which is eternal life. Romans 10:9 tells us that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe with your heart that God raise Him from the dead you shall be saved. Romans 10;13 says, For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
A True Christian doesn't need to. God doesn't command His servants to celebrate "birthdays"... this pagan, godless world's customs, traditions do that [one of which is the… annual pagan celebration of the rebirth of the sun, that this world calls "Christmas," today]. God doesn't command its celebration in the Scriptures... the world does. Some of the most irreligious people do it. The Bible records two major "birthday celebrations" in its inspired pages: Pharaoh's birthday in the Old Testament, and Herod's birthday in the New. As for Christ... God commands His servants to "REMEMBER His DEATH!" It's called the 'PASSOVER!' "...'With desire I have desired to EAT THIS PASSOVER WITH YOU before I suffer... This is My Body which is given for you: THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME." (Luke 22:15-19 KJV) God provides the accurate date for the remembrance of Christ's DEATH. It's recorded in Leviticus 23: "THESE ARE THE FEASTS OF THE LORD [notice: they are not the feasts of the 'Jews], even Holy convocations [commanded assemblies], which ye shall proclaim IN THEIR SEASONS. In the FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE FIRST MONTH at even [evening; sundown] IS THE LORD's [not the Jews'] PASSOVER. And on the FIFTEENTH DAY of the same month is the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD unto THE LORD [not the Jews]..." (Lev.23:4-6 KJV). "A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth." (Eccle.7:1 KJV) "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the DEATH [not the birth] of His saints." (Ps.116:15 KJV) This Satan-guided world celebrates birthdays... not God. So God's Faithful servants don't need to accurately provide anyone with Jesus' birth date. God provides them with His Son's DEATH DATE [the PASSOVER]... not His birth date. And His Son commands them to "remember" it. Answer/ You seek the Word of God concerning the date of His birth and if it is His Word that He spoke from the beginning, then that date of His birth will be found to be true. Words attributed to Jesus Christ concerning his birth: 1. 'I came into being on the eighth day, which is the day of the Lord.' Ref - The Epistle of the Apostles; Coptic version. 2."I was born the same day on which Augustus Caesar gave peace to the Roman world." Ref - The Archko Volume, Pilate's Report. All deliberations by me for the date of Jesus Christ's birth are then circumscribed to conform to the day related by Jesus Christ, for as Christians we are to 'hear Him' - Luke 9:35. Deliberations: 1. The eighth day in Holy Scripture is Sunday, the first day of the week - the Lord's day. The eighth day in Holy Scripture is also the inauguration day of the High Priest : Exodus 40:2 has that day as the first day of the first month, where chief-priest Aaron was anointed and placed in that office to minister to God as a saviour ministering for the atonement of the children of Israel. Jesus Christ as our High Priest (Hebrews 4:15) has in Holy Scripture prescribed his birth as for being on a Sunday on the first of January. References: Infancy Gospel of Matthew the Evangelist; ' And some shepherds also affirmed that they had seen angels singing a hymn at midnight, praising and blessing the God of heaven and saying , 'The Saviour of all, who is Christ the Lord has been born. Salvation shall be brought back to Israel through him.' I Clement Ch.18; 'And particularly, that we perform our offerings and service to God, at their appointed seasons... at certain determinate times and hours.' 'For the chief-priest has his proper services...' 'They therefore who make their offerings at the appointed seasons are happy and accepted: because that obeying the commandments of the Lord, they are free from sin.' Apocrypha Syriaca: Transitus Mariae; 'He was in her womb until the Second Kanun (Syriac calendar month conterminous with January) on its sixth (hour - midnight) on the first day of the week, the Holy Day...' Day of Birth: Sunday the first of January at midnight 00.00 (am). 2. The day that Augustus Caesar gave peace to the Roman world can be happily placed to be a time when the Roman people enjoyed peace within the bounds of the Roman Empire. That day was celebrated by the ritual of the doors of the Temple of Janus being closed. At times of war they were kept open and rarely were they closed but on three occasions during the years of Augustus Caesar they were closed, of which he listed as a laudable achievement of his as Princeps - Res Gestae 13. The first two occasions were 31 BC and 25 BC but with no record for the third closing of the doors of Janus that day has to be exacted judiciously from subsidiary historical records. The day then that the doors of Janus were closed for the third time is determined to be the day that Jesus Christ was born. Times of peace are when treaties are signed and so threats are nullified. Of the range of years during the time of Jesus' birth there was one occasion when a relevant treaty was signed, that was with the Parthian Empire. The Parthian Empire was at the time more than capable of attacking the Roman Empire over the other peoples and tribes. Utilizing archers possessing outstanding horsemanship their repeated hit and retreat attacks were able to overcome the strength of the Roman Legions. And so by ensuring no war broke out with the Parthians, Roman Legions could be on hand to defend other parts of the empire such as near Germanica, therewith ensuring peace and safety for the people residing within the Roman Empire. Augustus Caesar sent his sons Gauis and Lucius in the year 1 BC to the regions of Parthia to make terms with Phraates V ruler of Parthia on an island on the river Euphrates. The Euphrates was then to remain the boundary in which the Parthian army were not to pass. Gaius and Lucius were Consul-Designates with Gaius assuming the office of Consul at the age of 21 on January 1, A.D. 1 therewith consular powers to sign the treaty. With the day settled as January 1 as to which the doors of the Temple of Janus were closed for the third time by Augustus thereby giving peace to the Roman people, only the year has to be determined. References: The Apocryphal and Legendary Life of Christ has the Gates of Janus being closed at the time of Jesus' birth. Orosius a priest, historian and theologian has chronicled the temple doors closing at the time of Jesus' birth. Roman Historian Dio Cassius has Gaius making peace with Phraates king of Parthia in early A.D. 1. Thereupon Jesus Christ was born at midnight on a Sunday, January 1, A.D. 1. Further investigations are now directed to authenticate this date if your doctrine is Christianity, as it conforms to the words attributed to Jesus Christ at 1. and 2. above. Continuity of historicity is built from information confirming the date, that is, a plethora of confirming information will ensue that there is no doubt for the reasonable person. All information that doesn't calibrate to the date 1 Jan. A.D. 1 are then to the faithful Christian, discomfirmations. Continuing Investigation: An eclipse of the moon occurred before the death of Herod, that being near the time of Jesus' birth. The eclipse of Dec 29 1 BC is chosen, other eclipses are disconfirmed. Quirinius (Cyrenius) is described as governor of Syria at the time of Jesus' birth, this is deemed to be in an acting capacity, and in an official capacity later. Herod's death is given at 4 BC because his sons were reckoned as rulers at the time. As they were acting in name at the time then they therefore antedated their reigns to that date on the death of their father, in A.D. 1.
The ultimate reason for the resurrection of Jesus is to occupy the throne of "heaven". A sacrificial lamb does not need to be resurrected for the atonement to suff…ice. Pontius Pilate asked Jesus if he was indeed a king. Jesus' answer to Pilate gives us a very important clue; "My kingdom is not of this world". If Jesus was the "son" of the creator of all the universe, this would not be a truthful answer. Another important clue is the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. "Our Father who is in heaven... your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven..." . The coronation of Jesus has already occurred. His kingdom is approaching [ in every sense] and the two kingdoms will become as one. There is a war looming which will be won by the forces of "heaven". [ H.A.A.R.P. will fail!]
In simple terms, eternal life: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him." John 3…: 36
You can't really say that Jesus Christ was a Christian since "Christian" means follower of Christ (literally it means Christ-like). He was more the Father of Christianity. The… faith itself is based completely on his life, teachings, death, and resurrection. Another Answer: Jesus was never a Christian, but remained a Jew throughout his life. The book Rabbi Jesus, by the Anglican priest (and founder of the Institute of Advanced Theology) Bruce Chilton, deals with this fact, and explains that Jesus remained loyal to his religion and was a respected teacher of Judaism in his era. Some scholars, such as John Dominic Crossan, in his The Birth of Christianity, have argued that Jesus's disciples became Christians as a result of their transformative experience of the Resurrection, but even Crossan doesn't allege that Jesus was a Christian. The Gospel-writers referred to Jesus as specifically a "rabbi" in Matthew 26:25&49; Mark 9:5, 11:21, 14:45; and John 1:38&49, 3:2, 4:31, 6:25, 9:2, 11:8, and 20:16. So, the Gospel-writers recognized that Jesus was not only a Jew but a "rabbi." Matthew 28:18-20 is the only non-Judaic thing that Jesus was alleged to have taught. If you copy what's in parentheses here ("The Authenticity of Matthew 28:19" "Online Truth") and paste it into a search box, you will see one of many arguments that the passage was added, not authentic. However, stronger evidence of this is that the earliest-written of the canonical Gospel accounts of Jesus, which was Mark, had no such passage: it ended in Mark 16:8. The earliest two manuscripts of Mark, both of which date from the 4th Century, both lack that passage, but someone later added, to Mark, 16:9-20. Consequently, all of the earliest-written evidence is consistent that Jesus never left the Jewish faith, and that he would be shocked and appalled that, in violation of the first three of the Ten Commandments, Christians are baptized in the name of this man whose disciples called him "Rabbi."
The baptism was a turning point in Jesus' life because it showed the people that he was prepared to turn from the world and start his mission assigned to him by God. He was ba…ptised publicly, which made it very clear to the people that he was here identifying himself with sinners, he will ultimately bear their sins; His perfect righteousness will be imputed to them (2 Corinthians 5:21). God first acknowledged to the public that Jesus was his son. Therefore, this act of baptism was a necessary part of the righteousness He secured for sinners. His was a perfect righteousness in that He fulfilled all the requirements of the Law which we, for whose sin He would exchange His righteousness, are not capable of fulfilling. He is our perfect substitute.
If you believe in Jesus Christ, then it he can be a good role model and a person to look up to and admire for all the things he did. Some people also believe that if… you believe in Jesus you will be saved. An answer from scripture: Acts 4:9-12 - "If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." [NKJV]
Yes. Judaism and Islam also preach salvation; many religions, both classical and recent, provide recourse to eternal reward for belief. ANSWER Not according to the Holy Bi…ble. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by Me John 14:6. See Acts 4:12 (Jesus) no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These are bloodless religions, the old and new testiment make it clear... Ephesians 1: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
In Jesus Christ
A New Testament perspective:Saul (originally) rejected Christianity for the same reason that all the "devout Pharisees" rejected Jesus; His teachings exposed their pompous… hypocrisy and threatened their grip on religious power over the common people. See Matthew 23 for Jesus' scathing indictment of the Pharisees (who had been seeking to kill Him since He healed a man's withered hand on a Sabbath, as recorded in chapter 12), then note what the apostle Paul writes about his "former conduct in Judaism" in Galatians 1, and the affirmation that he himself was, "concerning the law, a Pharisee," in Philippians 3. Before the risen Christ appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus, he had the same general attitude toward Jesus and Christians as any other Pharisee. His zeal is what set him apart, urging him into active persecution of Christians in defense of Mosaic Law (Acts 26:9-11), which he carried out with "all good conscience before God" (Acts 23:1).
In The Bible
The transfiguration happened about a week after Jesus plainly told His disciples that He would suffer, be killed, and be raised to life (Luke 9:22), He took Peter, James a…nd John up a mountain to pray. While praying, His personal appearance was changed into a glorified form, and His clothing became dazzling white. Moses and Elijah appeared and talked with Jesus about His death that would soon take place. The purpose of the transfiguration of Jesus was so that the "inner circle" of His disciples Peter, James and John could gain a greater understanding of who Jesus was. Jesus underwent a dramatic change in appearance in order that the disciples could behold Him in His glory. The disciples, who had only known Him in His human body, now had a greater realization of the deity of Christ, though they could not fully comprehend it.