I do not want the greek, definition, muslim definition, pagan definition or an atheist definition. I am not looking for a bibledictionary.com definition, or a webster.com definition.
I would like to know the definition as viewed by living, breathing, practicing Christians
Asked by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by AprilDJC at 6:17 PM on Nov. 18, 2009
The Messiah was the long awaited promise to the Jews to end the arduous task of trying hard to get to heaven through their works, rituals, and religion. The Messiah was to end their suffering. He [Jesus] was the way to accomplish that. The covenant made with the Jews involved payment for sins by the wrath of God. God realized humans, being human, could not completely ever fulfil all requirements without sin; yet, God could not just say stop, let's do it this way. The covenant had to be fulfilled. Jesus, the Messiah, was sent to complete the promise, endure the wrath of God and take the Jewish people into the new covenant. Jesus, through the Passion, took it all on so we didn't need to try to be saved through our works. He is the Messiah of the Jews and then the Gentiles. One Christian's understanding of Messiah.
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