Four Gospel Essentials Of Christianity

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Christianity is the number one organized religion of the world. More of our population chooses to belief in some sort of higher power than those that choose to believe in nothing. What is it about having something bigger than ourselves to look to that a majority of our earthly population have chosen a path of belief? What in particular is there about God that makes us want to follow Him, to have faith in Him? Through the four Gospels we learn of Jesus’ works among man, as a man and savior. We see his teachings and good works and learn more of God through Jesus, his son. This paper will explore God and His relationship with humanity through his son Jesus.
God
God exists in three coequal and coeternal elements- God the Father,
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One of the biggest strengths we have as humans is that of choice. We choose to have faith, choose to follow (or not follow) God, and choose what paths we take. In a way this is also our weakness. For often we will choose the easy path instead of the righteous one. This may be due to our sin nature which was passed down to us from Adam and Eve. Though God gave them everything they could ever want or need, that they knew of in their creation, their choice to go against his wishes led to them sinning against God. This is one reason we continue to make poor choices as well. It is now a part of our nature and we fight against it every day. It has been said that a church is rightly a hospital for the healing of sinners and not a museum for the viewing of saints (Lamca, 2014). I think this nicely sums up humanity. We are not a display of perfection but rather a portrait of change. If we had reached perfection we would walk with God again. We continuously strive to grow and the beautiful teaching of God for humanity is that no one runs the race alone (Lamca, 2014).
Jesus
Jesus is the second part of the Trinity. Gods’ son sent to Earth with the intention of dying for our sins. The human son of Mary and Joseph, he was born a poor Jew who would spread Gods word to many. In this way he is vastly different from other humans. He is fully human, but also fully God. He is more than just a man; he is the savior of men. Jesus is an example to us; he was born to die for our sins. To carry the weight of this knowledge with you all your life and still take up the cross and walk to your own death shows the faith he had in God, his father.

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