Christology versus Hamartiology
Christology is a component of theology that mainly deals with the major works of Jesus, for instance, matters like resurrection, His divine, and human nature, incarnation, and His relationships. The primary assumption of Christology is that the accurate and authentic doings of Jesus Christ, both implicitly and explicitly are contained in the New Testament. Therefore the New Testament is perceived to illustrate that the oldest followers of Jesus believed that God was manifested in Him and thus they referred to him using many titles for instance “Son of God”, “Lord,” “Messiah,” and “Son of Man.” Christian discussions employ Jesus’ portrayal in the basic documentation of Christianity as a departure point. Traditionally, reflecting on Christology mainly focuses on two unique components of this portrayal which are the work and name of Jesus Christ. The reflection on Christology also seeks to offer clarification and systemization about the real meaning of Jesus’ depiction in the scriptures.
Hamartiology on the other hand studies and deals with the origination of sin, how sin impacts humanity, and the implications of sin after death. Sinning mainly entails missing the mark and every human being misses God’s mark of purity and righteousness. Hamartiology, therefore, elaborates why human beings miss the mark, how they do it as well as the implication of missing the mark. Hamartiology seeks to explain that sins differ, for instance, some sins are more extreme compared to others but in terms of salvation and eternal consequences, are sins are perceived as similar. Therefore Hamartiology seeks to offer the solutions to sin which include recognizing the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and abandoning the sinful ways in efforts to fathom the exceptional nature of God.