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It would seem you are not in fact asking why Christ's death did not atone for original sin (Catholics believe it did), but rather why that atonement does not instantaneously apply to all men. This is a complex theological question that I am underqualified to answer, but I will attempt to do so. First, let me ask you a related question: Why do Catholics and ...


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GratefulDisciple already provided a useful overview; I am going to address some points more directly. As far as I know [Jesus'] story, he was a good, compassionate and benevolent man Jesus is the Christ. He is much more than a (mere) man, even according to Unitarians. According to Trinitarians, He is God. Jesus kept the law perfectly. He wasn't simply good,...


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Because your question is an overview / introductory question, I will provide a high level overview answer to emphasize the connection among several issues you raised. Although in Christianity there is no standard explanation for each issue (and the discussion can easily take a book each), there is enough agreement in all mainstream Christian denominations. ...


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It's important to understand up front that God is a God of LIFE, not death! He is a God with a plan and that plan is to make billions more like Him, who value what He values and want to live and enjoy eternal life with Him. However, in order for us to 'choose' good and right like He always does, we need to experience the horror and pain and death caused by ...


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