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The Christian concept of the Messiah differs significantly from the contemporary Jewish concept. The core Christian belief is that through belief in and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesussinful humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.
Jesus, having become fully humansuffered the pains and temptations of a mortal man, but did not sin. As fully God, he rose to life again.
According to the New Testamenthe rose from the dead,  ascended to heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father  and will ultimately return [Acts 1: In comparison, his adulthood, especially the week before his death, is well documented in the gospels contained within the New Testamentbecause that part of his life is believed to be most important.
The death and resurrection of Jesus are usually considered the most important events in Christian theologypartly because they demonstrate that Jesus has power over life and death and therefore has the authority and power to give people eternal life.
Arguments over death and resurrection claims occur at many religious debates and interfaith dialogues. Salvation Christianity Paul the Apostlelike Jews and Roman pagans of his time, believed that sacrifice can bring about new kinship ties, purity and eternal life.
The Catholic Church teaches that salvation does not occur without faithfulness on the part of Christians; converts must live in accordance with principles of love and ordinarily must be baptized.
Reformed theology places distinctive emphasis on grace by teaching that individuals are completely incapable of self-redemptionbut that sanctifying grace is irresistible. Together, these three persons are sometimes called the Godhead   although there is no single term in use in Scripture to denote the unified Godhead.
Though distinct, the three persons cannot be divided from one another in being or in operation. While some Christians also believe that God appeared as the Father in the Old Testamentit is agreed that he appeared as the Son in the New Testamentand will still continue to manifest as the Holy Spirit in the present.
But still, God still existed as three persons in each of these times. In some Early Christian sarcophagi the Logos is distinguished with a beard, "which allows him to appear ancient, even preexistent.
From earlier than the times of the Nicene Creed, Christianity advocated  the triune mystery -nature of God as a normative profession of faith. According to Roger E. Olson and Christopher Hall, through prayer, meditation, study and practice, the Christian community concluded "that God must exist as both a unity and trinity", codifying this in ecumenical council at the end of the 4th century.
The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and in Western Christian theology from the Son.
Regardless of this apparent difference, the three "persons" are each eternal and omnipotent. The Greek word trias  [note 4] is first seen in this sense in the works of Theophilus of Antioch ; his text reads: It is found in many passages of Origen.
Trinitarianism Trinitarianism denotes those Christians who believe in the concept of the Trinity. Almost all Christian denominations and churches hold Trinitarian beliefs.
Since that time, Christian theologians have been careful to emphasize that Trinity does not imply that there are three gods the antitrinitarian heresy of Tritheismnor that each hypostasis of the Trinity is one-third of an infinite God partialismnor that the Son and the Holy Spirit are beings created by and subordinate to the Father Arianism.
Rather, the Trinity is defined as one God in three Persons. Nontrinitarianism Nontrinitarianism or antitrinitarianism refers to theology that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. Various nontrinitarian views, such as adoptionism or modalismexisted in early Christianity, leading to the disputes about Christology.
Christianity, like other religions, has adherents whose beliefs and biblical interpretations vary. Christianity regards the biblical canonthe Old Testament and the New Testamentas the inspired word of God. The traditional view of inspiration is that God worked through human authors so that what they produced was what God wished to communicate.
The Greek word referring to inspiration in 2 Timothy 3: Others claim inerrancy for the Bible in its original manuscripts, although none of those are extant.The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ by Acharya S/D.M.
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