An Analysis of Christianity

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1.Beliefs

1.1Jesus Christ
Christians believe that, as the Messiah, Jesus was anointed as ruler and savior of humanity, and hold that Jesus' coming was the fulfilment of messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. The core Christian belief is that, through the death and resurrection of Jesus,sinful humans are reconciled to God and thereby attain salvation and the promise of eternal life. While there have been theological disputes over the nature of Jesus, most Christians believe that Jesus is God incarnate and “true God and true man”.Jesus,having become fully human in all respects, including the aspect of mortality,suffered the pains and temptations of a mortal man,yet he did not sin. As fully God, he defeated death and rose to life again. According to the Bible,”God raised him from the dead”,he ascended to heaven,to the “right hand of God”,and he will return again to fulfil the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the Resurrection of the dead,the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God. According to the Gospels,Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary.Little of Jesus’childhood is recorded in the Gospels compared to his adulthood, especially the week before his death. The Biblical accounts of Jesus' ministry include his baptism,miracles,teachingsand deeds. 1.2Death and Resurrection of Jesus

Christians believe that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day, that Jesus appeared to his apostles and other disciples,commissioned his disciples to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son (Jesus) and of the Holy Spirit."and ascended to heaven. Christians also believe that God sent the disciples the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this death and resurrection is described in various doctrines of atonement. Some see Jesus as a Sacrifice onsubstitutionary atonement made to purify humanity...
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