The Christian Life: According To Romans 8 Holy Bible

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The Christian Life: According to Romans 8 [Holy Bible]

The Christian Life: According to Romans 8 [Holy Bible]


The Christian religion mainly involves the relationship between the Trinitarian God as creator and man, who is regarded as the crown or highlight of creation. The Christian doctrine briefly involves that God, an almighty and immortal being, made the universe, the earth and everything on it (Genesis 1, 2). He then made man to be his representative on earth and live in a voluntary relationship of love with God. However, man was disobedient to God and this created a rift between the creator and his creation (Genesis 3). Because man was unable to restore this rift through his own strength or deeds, God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die on the cross for the sins of fallen mankind and thus accomplish reconciliation between God and mankind. The Christian religion is closely related to Judaism, and the Christian doctrine is basically a combination of Judaism (as contained in the books of the Old Testament) and the teachings of Jesus Christ and his first followers (as recorded in the books of the New Testament). This paper will focus on the Christians life as per described in the holy bible in the chapter “Romans 8”.


It was understood that Jesus Christ was born before Herod's death in 4th b.c. and probably was crucified in 30th a.d. It is traditionally considered by Christians to have crucified at the age of 33, which thus was considered the age of perfect male maturity. Aristotle set this male maturity at the age of 35. For women maturity was supposed to be reached earlier, as the possibility of bearing children seldom lasted beyond the age of 45. The Old Testament reports advanced ages for the antediluvian patriarchs, apparently on the grounds that Adam would have been immortal if he had not sinned. Thus, Methuselah, a descendant of Adam's virtuous son Seth, died before the flood at the age of 969. After the Flood humankind was reduced to our present life span, yet sometimes the righteous lived to an advance age as did Moses who died at the of 120 and in general long life was promised to those faithful to the Covenant (Deut. 30:20). As Psalm 90:10 says, Seventy is the sum of our years; eighty if we are strong. Yet in the late Book of Wisdom, this is modified by the declaration, The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest, for age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time (Wisd. of Sol. 4:7-8). Interestingly the older Jewish conception of the blessing of a long life is still evident in the stories of the monks of the desert. Saint Antony the Great was said to have died at the age of 95.

It is observed that at the other end of the life span, Jesus insisted that respect be given to children and this had led to infant baptism. Moreover from the time of the ...