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REL212 Week 7 Christianity - World View ChartWeek 7 - ChristianityWorld View ChartOrigin of AllThings The old testament of the Christian Bible comes directly from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Tanakh, therefore; the story of creation that features Adam and Eve is Judaism is similar to Christianity.God created Eve as an offshoot of Adam and placed them in a garden paradise. While living in paradise, Eve was tempted by a serpent who promised her wisdom if she would only eat a forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge against God’s will. (The serpent is commonly interpreted as a manifestation of Satan.) Eve gave into the temptation, and her and Adam ate the forbidden fruit, thus ending their innocence (original sin) and banishing them from the garden. (Fisher, 2011, p. 242)Christianity has come under much scrutiny regarding the many different doctrines that the religion holds in high significance. They needed a way to unifythe religious views of Jesus and his relationship with God, so they created the Nicene Creed: “We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, ofall this is seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true Godfrom true God; begotten not made, of one being with the Father, through him all things were made. For us men for our salvation, he came down from heaven, by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary and was made the man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried; and the third day He rose again, accordance with the Scriptures, he ascended into heaven, and is seated at right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory, to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified; he has spoken through the prophets. We believe in oneholy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.”
(Fisher, 2011, p. 324)
REL212 Week 7 Christianity - World View ChartNature of God/CreatorThe one unifying factor in Christianity is that they believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus is said to be an incarnation of God. Jesus, being the divine Son of God born of a Jewish mother in the land of Israel. Jesus’ mother’s name was Mary, and she wasa virgin at the time of Jesus’ birth. The story states that while traveling on a long journey to Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stable because there was no room at the inn. After Jesus’ birth, a few people, who were told about the birth ofthe savior came to the stable to pay their respects. The Gospel of Matthew, (a book of the Bible) talks about Magi, sages from the East, who brought with themgold, myrrh, and frankincense.