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Name: Nikole Jurecko Course: CWV-101 Date: 16 September 2018Instructor: Jeff JibbenBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsA worldview is described often as a set of lenses that one views the world in which they live in. A person's worldview influences that individual’s perception of the world (“Lecture 1,” 2017, para. 8). No matter if a person claims to be a Christian, a non-believer, or anything else, they fall under three basic worldviews which are Atheism, Pantheism, or Theism. No matter whatworldview one falls under, their beliefs coincide with their worldview. Their view determines how they think, act and live. Their beliefs help guide them through all life decisions. Christians fall under the worldview of Theism. Christians believe in God and that he is the creator of all things. In John 3:17, it states, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (NIV). In the Christian worldview, there are many elements in which shapes a person’s life such as God, Humanity, Jesus, his Restoration, along with the Analysis and Reflection of the Christian worldview. God“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NIV). Christians are taught that from day one God created everything in the universe from the water, land, animals to even include humans. God has many characteristics such as being good to everyone, righteous in everything he does and protects all those who love him. In Psalm 145:8, it states, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (NIV). God is the 1
creator of all, and therefore the creation bears God’s name and shows his character (Esqueda, 2014, p. 93). From all the teachings of the Bible and many other kinds of literature, Christians learn from day one that God is good but is fair. Christians believe that there is only one God, however, this one God exists in three people: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which is known as theTrinity (Diffey, 2015, para. 13). With the understanding of who God to Christians it can then explain how and where humanity fits in the Christian worldview. HumanityMany Christians throughout their lifetime tend to question humanity. Many will wonder what their purpose is. For many the answer is easy, they will say and believe that humans are made in the image of God which can be found in Genesis 1. The creation of humanity in the