CWV-101-RS-T5GospelEssentialsEssay.docx - 1 CWV-101-0506 10 February 2018 Andre Mooney Benchmark Gospel Essentials The Earth's population is made up of

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CWV-101-0506 10 February 2018 Andre Mooney Benchmark - Gospel Essentials The Earth's population is made up of many different cultures and religions with their own values and way of life, their own worldview. With an estimated 2.2 billion Christians worldwide Christianity is the largest religious worldview. The similarity in core beliefs that group the Christian worldview together are almost disproportioned to the differences in the multitude of denominations that are categorized in this worldview. All religions in the Christian worldview believe in an absolute and eternal God, that God created the universe and everything in it. They believe Adam committed the original sin causing all humankind to be capable of sin, and that Jesus Christ was the son of God who died and rose from the dead (Pritchard, 2013) so that humankind could be saved from their sins. This essay will discuss the Christian worldview core beliefs while analyzing the benefits and strengths and reflecting on the differences with my own worldview. God God 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
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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 our sovereign creator. He created everything from nothing, beginning with the heavens and earth and finishing with mankind in his own image.
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