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Name - Justin ThomasCourse - CWV-101Date – 2/13/19Instructor – Michelle PasleyBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsIn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, he formed everything from nothing. He created man from dust in his image so we would be able to have a relationship with him. From man, he removed his rib and created woman. Because we were created in his image, he allows us to look at our characteristics and see how his traits are that ultimately allow us to have a deeper relationship with him. Because he gave man free will, man can choose not to follow God and have eternal salvation with him. When people have different worldviews, they will have different views on how they see God. This is designed to describe God according to a Christian worldview and give relevant insights while we examine the characteristics of God and creation. GodTrying to describe God is impossible unless a person has a personal relationship with him. God is omnipresent, he is everywhere all at the same time. He is three parts in one God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus. Three different parts but one all at the same time. God cannot be near sin, and the wage of sin is death. Jesus was born and was crucified to pay the price for all sin so we can have eternal life with God. The Holy Spirit is the bridge to connect our spirit to his. So, unless our spirit chooses him, we cannot have the divinity and worldview needed to believe. Trying to describe God is like explaining the wind, you cannot see it, but you feel it. You feel the effects of1
the wind and adjust to the temperature change it creates in you by being around it. Someone whoshares a different worldview or belief would be standing in the wind and would not feel any brees at all. Not because it does not exist but because they are choosing not to acknowledge that it is there.HumanityOur human nature is the ultimate example of Gods design, man was created in his image. Because we are created in his image, our humanity gives us all of his characteristics. The first part of our humanity is our personality, genealogical makeup. He designed humans to be fruitful and multiply, to rule over the birds of the air, fish in the seas and over every living thing that moves on the earth (Genesis 1:28). The second part is the fall of humanity, God specifically said,“You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). Adam