Name Melissa MarieCourse CWV-101Date November 26, 2017Instructor Dr. Hector LlanesBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsThe Christian worldview believes that there is a personal and relational God who is the sovereign creator of all that exists and is also the sustainer of all that exists. (Lecture 1, 2017) Nearly one-third of the worlds population holds a Christian worldview. The Christian worldview is a theistic worldview with God at the center. God made everything that you see around you, including humanity. The Christian world view focuses on God, Jesus Christ, humanity, restoration, and salvation. This essay will focus on the good news and works that support the Christian worldview. GodGod is the creator of all things. He exists as a Holy Trinity or three in one. God the Father, God the Son commonly known as Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father existed before anything he created so He is therefore sovereign, meaning He has ultimate authority and absolute power over everything. (Diffey, 2015) God’s characteristics are goodness, kindness, compassion, justice, and love. God is also eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, immutable and incomprehensible. In other words, God loves all that he has created in goodness and holiness, He will serve justice to those who do wrong, He loved us so much that He sent Jesus to restore humanity back to Him and God sees all, knows all and is always with us.God not only made humanity in His own image, but he also made the universe and earth and all 1
that is in it. Every single thing we use in our daily lives God has had a part in creating. He created humanity and humanity invents things so in an indirect but direct way God has created everything. HumanityAs stated in the previous paragraph God created humanity. Humanity has certain characteristics that Gods’ other creation do not have. Humanity was created in Gods own image and He breathed life in humans. “Then God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2, NIV)Humans were made to have a special relationship with God through worship, work, prayer, loving God and obeying God. Humans purpose is to give God glory by reflecting his beauty and love to others. (Valk, 2010) Humanity was also left to have dominion over the earth and all the creatures in it, this is humanities purpose. The first Human God created was Adam. God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to care for it. God in His loving and compassionate ways saw that
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