Theo 104 Reflection 1 Paper

Topics: Jesus, Christianity, Original sin Pages: 3 (1190 words) Published: April 4, 2013
My reflection paper is a reflection on what I have learned from my class and my understanding of the Christians views. In my paper today I will discuss two topics that deal with Jesus Christ. The first topic I will discuss is the fall of man. The next topic will be the death of Christ. These topics are very controversial and they are the ones that I struggled with in the beginning and/or struggle with today. The Fall of Man

The theological definition for the fall of man is the transition of the first humans from a state of innocence and obedience to God to a state of guilty disobedience to God. Adam was made with innocence and was to be obedient to God. Satan tricked man into commenting a sin and that’s how man became disobedient to God. Once that sin was committed humans were born to sin. Christians know this story and believe that this is the cause of the fall of man. The Old Testament explains everything about the fall of man. The biblical foundation of the fall of man started in the being. God made all creatures, and he also created man and woman, this is supported by the scripture (Gen. 1:31). God created mankind after his own image. The fall of man started with Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were created by God so they were considered the first people in the world. God let them stay in the Garden of Eden; a place of paradise. Adam and Eve had the free range of the garden meaning the liberty of eating of the fruit of the earth, and having creatures under his dominion. The only request God asked of them was to never eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve talked to a serpent who convinced her to eat from the tree, and Eve convinced her husband to eat from the tree as well. Once they ate from the tree their eyes were opened and they realized things that they didn’t before (Gen 23:1-7). God found out about this and banned them both from the garden and this betrayal is what caused the fall of man. When I was younger I always heard the story...
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