The words Christ and Messiah both mean the same thing. The Messiah, in Jewish tradition, is the long expected and hoped for Savior of their nation. For you and me, the Messiah is much more. The Messiah is the savior of all mankind - all people of every race, place and time!
In Christian faith, Jesus is known by all of these terms. He is Jesus Christ, Messiah and Savior of the world. It is said he came into the world to save us from Sin. His coming and doing this is "Good News" which is what the word gospel means.
So, what did the Messiah do for you and for me?
The Messiah opened heaven so for the first time,
1. All people can know the nature and purpose of God.
2. All people can pray directly to God.
3. All people can know God as their Heavenly Father.
4. All people can expect to have their prayers changed from one way to a two way conversation with the God who created all things.
This is the "good news" that is proclaimed in the first four books of the New Testament by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
These writings are known as Gospels because each carries a particular story of Jesus coming into the world, what he did while here, how he died, and what that, and his resurrection, did for all humans.
Jesus' entire mission was to "save us from sin." But what does that mean? To some, being saved from sin means they will be allowed to go to "Heaven" and be with God when they die.
However Salvation - being saved by Jesus - means much more than that. It means being saved from "Original Sin." Many people do not know what is meant by the tern, Original Sin. Not understanding the term leads them to deny Original Sin exists.
There may be many facets to Original Sin, but the main one is seen in all humans born.
The obvious element of Original Sin is man's inborn separation from God. All people are born ignorant of God and totally out of contact with him.
God, being spirit, cannot be known personally unless he introduces himself to us. Before he makes himself known to us, we can only speculate and debate about him and his nature.
The Good news - the Gospel - is that the Messiah changed all this. Now it is possible to be at one with God - have atonement (at-one-ment) and be face-to-face with God. GOD 101 explains the nature of God and how to have this new relationship of atonement: at-one-ment with God. Now we can have daily companionship with our loving Heavenly Father - our Abba, our Daddy.
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Do not skip GOD 101 if you really want to know the nature and purpose of your Father in Heaven.
GOD 101, in a clear and simple way, explains how God feels about you, what he wants to do for you, and how you can be "saved" from your separation, selfishness, and spiritual ignorance.
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