Life of Christ - Chapters 3 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3 - 8 Summary and Analysis

Christ's first act after his Baptism was to escape into the wilderness to pray and fast before beginning his ministry, setting the example that penance and prayer are the best ways to prepare for activity. While there, God allowed Christ to be tempted by Satan, to allow Christ to share also in that part of human condition. Each of Satan's temptations were attempts to lure Christ away from the Cross and to succumb to worldly goods rather than heavenly ones.

Christ is called the Lamb of God because he is the sacrificed offered by God to atone for the sins of the world, much like the Jews offered up literal lambs in sacrifice to atone for their sins. Even though human hands would take Christ's life, it is truly God who sacrificed Christ, and this is why Scripture speaks...

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