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The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept.
The core Christian belief is that through belief in and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesussinful humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life. Jesus, having become fully humansuffered the pains and temptations of a mortal man, but did not sin.
As fully God, he rose to life again. According to the New Testamenthe rose from the dead,  ascended to heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father  and will ultimately return [Acts 1: In comparison, his adulthood, especially the week before his death, is well documented in the gospels contained within the New Testamentbecause that part of his life is believed to be most important.
The death and resurrection of Jesus are usually considered the most important events in Christian theologypartly because they demonstrate that Jesus has power over life and death and therefore has the authority and power to give people eternal life.
Arguments over death and resurrection claims occur at many religious debates and interfaith dialogues. Salvation Christianity Paul the Apostlelike Jews and Roman pagans of his time, believed that sacrifice can bring about new kinship ties, purity and eternal life.
The Catholic Church teaches that salvation does not occur without faithfulness on the part of Christians; converts must live in accordance with principles of love and ordinarily must be baptized. Reformed theology places distinctive emphasis on grace by teaching that individuals are completely incapable of self-redemptionbut that sanctifying grace is irresistible.
Together, these three persons are sometimes called the Godhead   although there is no single term in use in Scripture to denote the unified Godhead. Though distinct, the three persons cannot be divided from one another in being or in operation.
While some Christians also believe that God appeared as the Father in the Old Testamentit is agreed that he appeared as the Son in the New Testamentand will still continue to manifest as the Holy Spirit in the present.
But still, God still existed as three persons in each of these times. In some Early Christian sarcophagi the Logos is distinguished with a beard, "which allows him to appear ancient, even preexistent. From earlier than the times of the Nicene Creed, Christianity advocated  the triune mystery -nature of God as a normative profession of faith.
According to Roger E. Olson and Christopher Hall, through prayer, meditation, study and practice, the Christian community concluded "that God must exist as both a unity and trinity", codifying this in ecumenical council at the end of the 4th century.
The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and in Western Christian theology from the Son.
Regardless of this apparent difference, the three "persons" are each eternal and omnipotent. The Greek word trias  [note 4] is first seen in this sense in the works of Theophilus of Antioch ; his text reads: It is found in many passages of Origen.
Trinitarianism Trinitarianism denotes those Christians who believe in the concept of the Trinity.The definitive collection of religious essays by C.S. Lewis, plus a selection of letters, brought together in a substantial paperback volume.
As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell by Stephen Eyre, attheheels.com, City Director, C.S. Lewis Institute - Cincinnati According to Stephen Eyre, the modern age in which we live, and with which C.S.
Lewis contested throughout his writings, denies the supernatural. The definitive collection of religious essays by C.S. Lewis, plus a selection of letters, brought together in a substantial paperback volume. As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S.
Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. Nonfiction. The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (); Rehabilitations and other essays (; two essays not included in Essay Collection ); The Personal Heresy: A Controversy (with E.
M. W. Tillyard, ); The Problem of Pain (); The Case for Christianity (); A Preface to Paradise Lost (); Broadcast Talks . Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religious group whose adherents believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Logos, and the savior of humanity, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament of the Bible, and chronicled in the New Testament.
[need quotation to verify]Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect, in the 1st century, in the Roman province of Judea. Quotations about religion, from The Quote Garden. I believe the purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.
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