What are the “seven last words” of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels?

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The “seven last words” of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels are: 1. “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). 2. To a thief who had been crucified with him and who asked for mercy, He said, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). 3. To His …

How did Jesus die?

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Jesus died by crucifixion. Having been nailed to the Cross for about three hours, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit (cf. John 19:30). Thus, the Son of God died for us sinners. St. Paul wrote, “Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man—though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die. But God …

What effects did the Passion of Jesus have?

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The Passion of Jesus has eternal effects. His suffering saved us from sin and all its consequences, and we have received every grace and gift leading to eternal life. This liberation won for us by Jesus in His Passion has effects even in this world. Redemption is not only in the soul’s inner life of love and grace. Men freed …

In what ways did Jesus show His concern for us?

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Jesus showed His divine concern for us by means of His human nature. In His humanity we see God’s love for man. We cannot see God, but since God sent His divine Son to live among us and to save us by His Death on the Cross, we can see how much God really loves us. During Jesus’ public ministry, …

Why did Jesus Christ become man?

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The Son of God became man in order to be our Savior and Redeemer. God the Father sent His Son to free man from the power of Satan and to make peace between God and man. To do this Jesus became man, to preach His truth about the Kingdom of His Father. Jesus continued preaching even though the religious leaders …

What do we mean when we say that Jesus is our Savior?

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Jesus is our Savior because through Him all mankind can be saved from the slavery of sin and be saved for everlasting life with God. St. Paul refers to sin as a slavery. Jesus Christ is our Savior because He saved us from sin. St. Paul said, “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into …

Is there any other Savior besides Jesus?

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There is no Salvation in anyone but Jesus Christ, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be. By his own power no one is freed from the slavery of sin. Scripture says that there is no Salvation in anyone else but Christ Jesus (cf. Acts 4:12). Until Jesus died upon the Cross and paid the price for man’s …

How did Jesus Christ redeem us?

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Jesus Christ redeemed us by His Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension. To “redeem” means to buy back something that has been lost, sold or given away. Because of Original Sin and our personal sins, we were slaves of the devil. But Jesus freed us, giving us the freedom of the children of God, for, by His Resurrection, He destroyed death …

What did the agony and prayer in the garden express?

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The agony and prayer of Jesus in the Garden of the Mount of Olives expressed His desire to do His Father’s will at all costs. “Yet not what I will, but what thou wilt” (Mark 14:36). It also expressed all the spiritual torment Jesus experienced for our sake, as He placed Himself fully in the Father’s hands. The torment He …