Jesus Identity And Purpose Of Jesus

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Jesus’ identity and purpose has been a great source of discussion and investigation through the years. Although many people do not seem to believe in the importance and legacy of His life, there are many profs and facts that show the meaning of His days physically living in our world. Jesus came to show us the correct way to live and direct our actions towards others. For example, in Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus speaks about loving one’s enemies. He mentions how important it is to love, bless and pray for those who curse, hate, use and persecute us (Matthew 5:44). In this meaning, he changes the common belief about taking revenge and hate those who inflict damage to others, by caring for them as we would care for a loved one. In these verses, Jesus …show more content…
Jesus is trying to explain that it is easy to love, help, and forgive people that is closely related to a person. However, doing the same for someone outside this circle, and that do not provide any reason to be loved, is the real challenge (Matthew 5:47). This teaching, can be found not only in Christianity and all of its denominations, but in other religions and worldviews too. In other words, it is not necessary to be a Christian in order to be good to everyone, and the idea of not hating others is one of the core values of most actual societies. This a great example of how Jesus set a standard for all the people who lived among His days, the ones that preceded them, and the ones that live today. On the other hand, when Jesus taught to the people He was revealing part of His own personality and characteristics. Through the mentioned verses, He let us see what His heart and mind stand for. In this sense, by promoting love over than hate, it is possible to characterize a righteous, loving, and good …show more content…
Jesus is defined as full man and full God, meaning that He is God himself transformed into a human being. The book of John is a good source to understand the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ, and His role in the trinity. For example, Jesus states “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him” (John 14:7). In this verse, Jesus evidences the trinity by defining himself as a reflection of God’s entity. Also, further on the same chapter, Philip asks Jesus to show them the Father, for what Jesus replies by asking if he didn’t know Him already, and finally saying “Who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). The Trinitarian relationship is clearly stated in these examples, and its significance it is strictly related to salvation. As mentioned before, Jesus came to the world to be an example for all of us, however, He also came in order to redeem us from our sins. Following the same idea, Jesus is the reason why we can be saved, in the same book it is possible to find this claim in the words of Jesus “I’m the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). Therefore, by following his teachings we are closer to

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