Theology: Christianity As a Religion Essay

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actually became a human, flesh and blood, while still being God. Other religious founders could have had their message told by someone else, but without Jesus, the God-Man, and the salvation through His atoning death and resurrection, there is no Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17). Second, humanity is not merely beings who do wrong occasionally, as in other religions, but are spiritually dead. They cannot fix themselves. Third, connected with the last point, God is absolutely holy and cannot tolerate sinners in His presence. There is a gap between this holy God and people, so we cannot get ourselves over that gap. We cannot just do enough good to get to God. Fourth, as mentioned already, Jesus rose from the dead, so He has conquered the power of death. In this death for our sins and subsequent resurrection, Jesus offers life to all those who believe. Fifth, this salvation offered through Jesus’ atoning death is a free gift and cannot be earned. To suggest that a person can earn grace is a contradiction in terms (based on Dean Halverson, The Compact Guide To World Religions, p.26-28)actually became a human, flesh and blood, while still being God. Other religious founders could have had their message told by someone else, but without Jesus, the God-Man, and the salvation through His atoning death and resurrection, there is no Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17). Second, humanity is not merely beings who do wrong occasionally, as in other religions, but are spiritually dead. They cannot fix themselves. Third, connected with the last point, God is absolutely holy and cannot tolerate sinners in His presence. There is a gap between this holy God and people, so we cannot get ourselves over that gap. We cannot just do enough good to get to God. Fourth, as mentioned already, Jesus rose from the dead, so He has conquered the power of death. In this death for our sins and subsequent resurrection, Jesus offers life to all those who believe. Fifth, this salvation offered through Jesus’ atoning death is a free gift and cannot be earned. To suggest that a person can earn grace is a contradiction in terms (based on Dean Halverson, The Compact Guide To World Religions, p.26-28)actually became a human, flesh and blood, while still being God. Other religious founders could have had their message told by someone else, but without Jesus, the God-Man, and the salvation through His atoning death and resurrection, there is no Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17). Second, humanity is not merely beings who do wrong occasionally, as in other religions, but are spiritually dead. They cannot fix themselves. Third, connected with the last point, God is absolutely holy and cannot tolerate sinners in His presence. There is a gap between this holy God and people, so we cannot get ourselves over that gap. We cannot just do enough good to get to God. Fourth, as mentioned already, Jesus rose from the dead, so He has conquered the power of death. In this death for our sins and subsequent resurrection, Jesus offers life to all those who believe. Fifth, this salvation offered through Jesus’ atoning death is a free gift and cannot be earned. To suggest that a person can earn grace is a contradiction in terms (based on Dean Halverson, The Compact Guide To World Religions, p.26-28)actually became a human, flesh and blood, while still being God. Other religious founders could have had their message told by someone else, but without Jesus, the God-Man, and the salvation through His atoning death and resurrection, there is no…