Posts Tagged ‘atonement’

The Messiah

What do Christians believe about this important figure?

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The Messiah

What do Christians believe about this important figure?

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What does ‘Messiah’ mean? You may have heard the term ‘messiah’ in popular culture. The 18th century composer Handel wrote a choral work called The Messiah, featuring the famous ‘Hallelujah’ chorus. People often use the term ‘messiah complex’ to describe someone who acts like they […]

The Atonement

An introduction

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The Atonement

An introduction

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The Atonement – what is it? The Atonement is one of the biggest concepts in Christianity. It provides the answer to the question, why did Jesus die? A helpful way of thinking of the atonement is found in the word itself. Christians believe that humankind […]

The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

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The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

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Christians believe in an all-powerful God who created the world and provides for people. He is also described in the Bible as a judge who will one day bring ultimate justice to the world and everyone in it. So this begs the question: how do […]

Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

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Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

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One of the biggest questions about Jesus’ death is – why? If God can do anything, surely He could forgive people just by saying the word. Was it really necessary that Jesus died? If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone. Theologians have been exploring […]

The Village

A modern parable

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The Village

A modern parable

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There once lived a rich man with a heart of gold. He had seen how more and more people were struggling to afford a home, and his heart broke to see the terrible problems this was causing them. But one bright morning it occurred to him that […]

God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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How can an event that happened 2000 years ago many miles way make a difference to anybody’s life today? RE:quest spoke to theologian Dr. Krish Kandiah about what makes Jesus’ death on the cross such an important part of Christian belief. To find out more […]

Christianity Basically: Sin

What is meant by sin and what are the consequences of sin?

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Christianity Basically: Sin

What is meant by sin and what are the consequences of sin?

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What is a Christian view of sin? And what is meant by the ‘fall’? What is free will? Do we as humans have a choice – to sin or not to sin? What are the consequences of sin for ourselves and others? Watch this film […]

Barabbas – a symbol of atonement?

What can we learn from the story of the man who was released in the place of Jesus?

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Barabbas – a symbol of atonement?

What can we learn from the story of the man who was released in the place of Jesus?

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At the time that Jesus was arrested there was another man also being held. This man was Barabbas, a terrorist who had murdered a number of people in the uprising. It was a custom during the Passover for the governor to release one prisoner and […]

The cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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The cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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Is anyone perfect? Is it even worth trying to be perfect? What is sin? Is there any consequence to sin? What does it mean for us that Jesus died on the cross? Find out a Christian view about sin, the impact it has on us […]

The incarnation

Is it possible to know what God is like?

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The incarnation

Is it possible to know what God is like?

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There’s no denying Christmas holds a special place in many people’s hearts. But why? For some it may be the chance to party with friends and family. Others might cherish the opportunity to reflect on the important things in life, like being generous to others. […]