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1Course: CWV-101Essentials of the Christian WorldviewWhen discussing the Christian worldview, one must consider what it is to be a Christian and what it means to be a Christian. To be a Christian isn’t just about going to church, being involved in the church community, reading the Bible or doing “good works”. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not byworks, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV) To be a Christian not only means following faithfully to the teachings but also to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In developing a one to one relationship with Christ means to understand how humans are sinners and to share in the convictions of other Christians. The conviction of a Christian worldview is onhow one lives their life according to God’s commands while dealing with choice, faith and life after death.GodGod is considered to be the ultimate with no beginning and no end, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”. (Revelation 22:13, NIV) In the Christian worldview, everything originates with God and ends with Him as well. This gives meaning to God’s characteristics that can be found throughout the Bible, when giving credence to Him being the Alpha the best place to start is in Genesis. It is here in Genesis that one can readabout God’s omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence. These characteristics are described allthroughout the biblical creation, His creation, and through the final book of Revelations. The creation story will be the focus for this section of the paper. In the creation, it is told of how He made the heavens and earth from nothing, omnipotence. (Genesis 1:1, NIV) This tells us that God can do anything He desires and as the
2creator has the ultimate authority over His creation but limits their ability to understand all that isGod. By limiting the knowledge that mankind possesses He in turn gave them the ability to have faith. It is this faith that man uses to give way to God’s omniscience, ability to know all past, present and future. “He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.” (1 Peter 1:20, NIV) With being all knowing leaves God the ability to be