the Gospels also indicate that is conflicted with their expectations. The disappointment people had with Jesus’ ministry ultimately led to his crucifixion.” (Merrick) Restoration Because Jesus died on the cross to save us for our sins and was resurrected on the third day, this is when true Christianity begins. People now know and understand who Jesus the messiah really was. Jesus suffered and accepted the punishment for humans for their failure to keep the covenant. This allowed God to uphold the covenant and forgive us for our sins. As a Christian we must have the faith that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins and that he will have the grace to accept us into the Kingdom of Heaven. If Christians today to not transform themselves by developing a full and trusting relationship in God and have the faith in Jesus, we will not have a close society where we are accepting of each other’s faults. God has a plan and purpose for all of us, if we do not have faith in Him we can not be saved by his grace. Analysis There are many strengths one can gain from Christianity, such as faith, grace and salvation and forgiveness from God. Being a Christian means that you will have an eternal afterlife in the Kingdom of Heaven. One huge benefit of being a Christian is the sense of community that you gain when you worship in Church. Everyone is coming together because we all have something in common, faith in Jesus Christ and to spread the word of God. There are however somethings 2
in Christianity that are still a bit confusing. For example, in the Ten Commandments, one of the Commandments is about murder. In the Catholic faith, murder is literal and figurative. In the figurative context, it means not to murder someone’s hopes and dreams. As a parent, you need to guide your children for what is best for them. As an example, my son wanted to start his own business. He is eleven years old. I gave him some advice and guidance about his dream. I explained how much work is involved and what kind of time it would take to do this. I gave it a spin, that was not a lie, but made it sound daunting. I did this because I knew he would start strong, but the newness would wear out and I would be stuck with all of the work. I killed his dream, but made him think he was making the decision. Is this a sin? Did I break a commandment? To some I did not, but according to the catholic religion I did. Because of my
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