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March 27, 2008 By 3 rd century Christians believed Jesus was both human and divine was the majority position, not ALL Christians believed this but most Jesus himself member of lowest socio-economic status, couldn’t read or write, poor, unskilled laborer hard for people to believe that he was a God others are concerned about monotheism and begin to ask questions Those who come from the Jewish tradition: if Christ and the Father are divine but they are not identical, how many gods do you have? Those who come from the Gentile tradition: God cannot be changed or affective but if Christ is God how can Christ suffer or die Gnostics answer this in a simple way Christ was not human at all, he only seemed to be human ( docetism ) Some Christians believe sacrifice must have happened in order for them to believe, so if Christ only seemed to suffer, the sacrifice was an illusion Christology (Christian Theology)--The word of Christ What is properly Christian? If Christianity is about belief, what must I believe? whoever wrote John: Must believe in Jesus
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