Name: Andrew DeMasellis Course Date Instructor Benchmark - Gospel Essentials In this paper we will talk about the Gospel Essentials of the Christian worldview. The word Gospel is translated, meaning “Good News”. This good news to the Christian worldview is Salvation. The Gospel Essentials are necessary to get a full understanding of what the Christian worldview is all about. We will be discussing God as the creator, Humanity in light of God, Jesus the Son of God and the Son of man, and Restoration and how God restored humanities relationship with him. We will be talking about analysis and how the Christian worldview differs from other worldviews. Lastly, we will talk about reflection and what we can learn from Gods love and how to apply it to mine and your personal life. God To understand God, you must first understand that he is Perfect, Holy and Just. While learning about God I learned that God is Omnipresent, meaning all-present, or everywhere present at the same time. The Bible says in Psalms 139:7-10 “7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither hell, behold, thou art there. 9. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” God has many characteristics that are talked about throughout the Bible. My favorite characteristic of God is that he is a sovereign God. Sovereign means, a supreme ruler or possessing supreme or 1
ultimate power. The Bible says in Isaiah 46:9 “ 9. Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,”. God is also a loving God. The Bible says in I John 4:8 “8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” To know God is to know his love. As a Christian I can see God’s love every day in his creation. In Genesis 1:1 the bible says, “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth .” In addition to creating the whole world and everything in it God also created man. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Humanity Humanity is also described as human nature. Human nature is traced back to the beginning of time in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve who were created by God in his image. Genesis 1:26a says, “ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” God makes Adam and Eve and tells them in Genesis 2:16-17 “16. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17. But of the tree of the
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