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CWV-101-0506 10 February 2018Andre MooneyBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsThe Earth's population is made up of many different cultures and religions with their ownvalues and way of life, their own worldview. With an estimated 2.2 billion Christians worldwideChristianity is the largest religious worldview. The similarity in core beliefs that group theChristian worldview together are almost disproportioned to the differences in the multitude ofdenominations that are categorized in this worldview. All religions in the Christian worldviewbelieve in an absolute and eternal God, that God created the universe and everything in it. Theybelieve Adam committed the original sin causing all humankind to be capable of sin, and thatJesus Christ was the son of God who died and rose from the dead (Pritchard, 2013) so thathumankind could be saved from their sins. This essay will discuss the Christian worldview corebeliefs while analyzing the benefits and strengths and reflecting on the differences with my ownworldview. GodGod is absolute and eternal, He is everything which makes defining Him difficult. “Such a statement, were it possible, would confine God; it would restrict Him and He would no longer be God. For that very reason we must say God cannot be completely defined (Lightner, 1978).” The Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one Triune being who is God. He is a self-conscious(Exodus 3:14), infinitely understanding (Psalms 147:5), and loving (John 3:16). God is good, loving, just, jealous, faithful, and holy (Diffey, 2015, para. 10). Many words describe God and 1
often what is considered the most important is His love. In the Bible, the characteristic that is mentioned more than any other, even love, is His holiness. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;the whole earth is full of his glory (Isaiah 6:3). One of the greatest gifts that God gave was as oursovereign creator. He created everything from nothing, beginning with the heavens and earth andfinishing with mankind in his own image.