Friday, March 28, 2008

Life of jesus christ

Life of jesus christ

The life of Jesus Christ is a very emotional yet religious topic to explain about. His birth was miraculous, the way he lived was very sin free and religious and his death changed people's lives forever. The innocence and loyalty that Jesus portrayed was still not enough for the Roman Empire. He was just too over powering for the government and other peoples lives and was considered a risky individual.

The birth of Jesus was said to be on December 25 yet in the bible there was no set date on which he was born. Jesus was born in Jerusalem 200 years ago to a young woman named Mary. Mary was a virgin who had been visited by angels and had been explained about this miraculous birth that was going to take place. It was said that Joseph was uncomfortable with this idea of Mary having a baby of a holy spirit. Jospeh and Mary were planning their engagement and Joseph wasnt comfortable with following through with this whole idea. The angels and prophets had also predicted his birth to Mary and had it planned and explained it to Mary. People in the city of Jerusalem were waiting for this event to come, the event of his birth. The day had finally come when Jesus was making his arrival. He was born in the hills, unwillingly, of Judea in a very small village called Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus Christ was according to God's eternal purpose. Before he was born, Jesus was in the form of God but he was the spirit of God in a human form. God in no way wanted to make Jesus of any reputation of him. Jesus had a fraternal father named Joseph. Joseph raised Jesus for most of his life. Jesus was considered a miracle but what people didn't know was how much of an impact he would have on the nation and worldwide. His birth, death and teachings changed our world in a positive aspect.

In Jesus' early years he had worked as a carpenter as well as a teacher and others had thought of him as a prophet. He just lived his life like any other normal jewish individual would.

Jesus had healed hundreds of people from sickness and desiese on several occasions and he also raised people from physical death. People had saw the amount of power that Jesus had witheld and people knew he was a great religious leader. In his thirties, Jesus began public teaching and display of public miracles. From all the teachings and healing he had done, he had never travelled more than 200 miles from his birthplace. After thress years of his teachings, his reputation has spread worldwide and people all around the world were studying his teachings.

>From all of the radical claims he had made, this had attracted thousands. The authorities had decided that they had to do something about this before he took over too much power. The Roman Empire were afraid that they would lose power to Jesus.

The authorities had decided that something had to be done about this religious leader. Pilate, which was the head of the Roman authorities didn't want to kill Jesus because he knew he was innocent. In order to keep up his reputation, Pilate had sentanced him to execution because he didnt want the people in the community and society to hate on him. Pilate had ordered that he'd be beaten so he could be restless when hung up on the cross. It was said around noon, Jesus had been executed around 12:00 pm. Jesus was brutally tortured and then hung by his hands, which were nailed to a horizontal wooden beam (cross). This torture had taken place for16 hours straight. You can only imagine how painful it was. This method of execution restricted the airflow to his lungs, killing him in three hours. Jesus had shown no fear of death when they had warned him about his execution. He knew that he was dying as a sacrifice for the sins of people and for the freedom of his people. However, according to more than 500 witnesses, Jesus returned from the dead three days later on a sunday, and over the next 40 days journeyed in both the southern and northern provinces of Israel. To many, this was conclusive proof that Jesus' claims to be God were real. Then Jesus returned to Jerusalem, the city where he was recently executed, and according to witnesses, he left the earth alive by rising up into the sky. People could not believe what had happened. Could they have really had executed a great leader with amazing powers. A man that was so courageous, fearless, compassionate, forgiving, forsaking the riches and befriending the lowly had died a very unneccessary death.

After Jesus' execution, the christian faith increased immensley. People worldwide are now practising the faith of Jesus. His death has changed history and people's lives and the way they act, live and treat others around them. Within 100 years, people throughout the Roman empire (Asia Minor, Europe) became followers of Jesus. In 325 AD, the following of Jesus, Christianity, became the official religion of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Within 500 years, even Greece's temples of Greek gods were transformed into churches for followers of Jesus.

Although some of Jesus' messages and teachings were diluted or miscommunicated through the expansion of a religious institution, Jesus' original words and life still speak loudly for themselves. Only a few months later in that same city of Jerusalem one record states that some 3000 new followers were added in a single day. The religious leaders responded by trying to stomp out Jesus' followers. Many of these people chose to die rather than deny their belief that Jesus was truly God. This is how faithful Jesus' followers were. So as you can see Jesus Christ lived a hard yet experiencing life. He changed the lives of others, help them by taking away their sickness and giving them good health, and also helped those in need and started a very popular faith within christianity which is followed by million and millions of individuals each day, and is still increasing rapidly.

by Anonymous Student



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