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His purpose was to live his own life and not to have people bossing him all the time. His goal was to be different than anyone else, and to discover something new. He defiantly succeeded in in that he discovered what it means to be yourself, and to be your own person.
What does the bible say about humans’ divine potential?
The Bible gives us glimpses of him and tells us about some of his characteristics, for example, his love, compassion, power and creativity. God is holy — perfect and blameless.
But there are elements of God that we cannot grasp because they are just beyond our comprehension. God exists beyond our understanding of time and space. The universe exists because he made it happen.
Are we like god?
He is self-sufficient and self-sustaining. He does not need us. And yet Christians believe that we can know this God personally, even intimately, and that this is what he wants too. Christianity teaches that God exists as three distinct elements — the Trinity — which are in relationship with each other: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We see his compassion and love for people — especially the poor and oppressed; his desire for justice; his anger with hypocrisy and wrong-doing and his self-sacrifice in being put to death even though he was innocent.
During his life on Earth, Jesus was totally human, but also totally God. The Holy Spirit is another aspect of God — a spiritual form of God which cannot be seen but can be experienced personally. Christians believe that the Holy Spirit comes to live within them. They speak of experiencing a deep sense of love and peace. Christians believe the Holy Spirit changes the way they think and act, for example, enabling them to forgive someone who has wronged them where forgiveness was impossible ly.
God is all-seeing and all-knowing. We cannot hide from him.
Becoming like god
He knows our thoughts. God does not need our praise but it is important to him and gives him pleasure. Christians believe that God made the universe and that he created men and women to share it with him. God wanted us to have a relationship with him.
How have ideas about divinity shifted over christian history?
He has given us the capacity to be immensely creative and to love unconditionally; we too have a sense of justice, morality and a spirituality which sets us apart from other living creatures. God did not just create the universe and walk away. He remains intimately involved in it.
He cares about people. In the years that followed, God made an agreement with a nomad living in the Middle East, Abraham, that he would become the father of a nation — the Jewish people. God speaks to Moses from a bush which is on fire but not burning up.
He tells Moses to take off his sandals because he is standing on holy ground. Later, when the Jewish nation was being led astray by evil leaders, God inspired prophets to urge the people to return to right ways of living. The prophets also spoke of a coming Messiah — someone who would rescue them and bring them back to God. That Messiah was Jesus Christ. God is holy and loves justice. There is a price to be paid for all the wrongdoing in the world.
But God, in the form of Jesus, took the punishment for it on himself by being executed on a cross even though he had never done anything wrong. Christians believe that because Jesus did this, humanity can be set free from blame and be in a relationship with God for eternity.
God remains intimately involved in the world he made. After Jesus had returned to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to live in people who are followers of Christ. He created the Church — a worldwide family of Christians.
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How do I pray? To pray - to connect with the divine - is a natural human instinct.
What is prayer? Prayer is an integral part of the Christian life.
But what is it and why do we do it?