Essentials of Christian Worldview - Cyndi Halverson CWV-101 Matt Hampton Essentials of Christian Worldview Introduction Everybody has their own personal

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Cyndi Halverson CWV-101 12/07/2016 Matt Hampton Essentials of Christian Worldview Introduction Everybody has their own personal beliefs and perspectives that shape their life. This is their individual worldview. When the beliefs are centered around God, Humanity, Jesus and Restoration it becomes a Christian Worldview. These are the 4 essential elements that are a critical part of the Christian Worldview. Following this belief system is a guide on how to live a Godly life. God God is the center of the Christian teachings. He is the Trinity which means He is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit all in one, however, He is not three different gods. God is never changing; He is the same as He was yesterday, today, and will be in the future. Even though He doesn’t change His infinite power is incomprehensible. But the Bible states that He wants to be known. “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). Most Christians understand that God is loving, powerful, and full of grace even if He cannot be fully defined. The bible, written by men who were encouraged by the Spirit, does give us a glimpse of His characteristics. Galatians 5:22 states “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindess, goodness,
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faithfulness.” Psalm 18:30 states He is perfect. In Genesis 1:1 we learn that God is the creator of all things. God existed before everything else, therefore is the self-existent One. He created the Heavens and Earth and all that roam. He created man in the likeness of Himself. Humanity In the textbook, The Beginnin of Wisdom, An introduction to Christianity Thought and Life, it says because humanity was created in the image of God, there is a “special relationship between God and humans.” (Diffey, 2014). It is believed that because humans are the only creations that God breathed life into, He has a special purpose for them. Throughout Genesis we learn of the Lord’s creation and what his purpose for mankind. While God made man as a reflection of himself, or bearers of heavenly Godly image, His instructions were to worship, know, and obey Him.
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