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Gospel Essentials BenchmarkThe Christian religion is much more different than many of the other worldviews we see.The main focus is having a strong relationship with Christ instead of having a religion wheredoing good deeds is the main focus. Being a Christian believer, you understand that in order tohave a relationship with God, you need to believe in the crucifixion and rise of Christ. Bybuilding a strong relationship with God, it means that you understand how He is able to remakepeople, understanding His true identity, accepting His grace, and always having faith in Him.GodWhen looking at the Christian worldview, God is the ultimate power and creator of theuniverse. He was there before the creation of anything and will be there after all creation ceasesto exist. In Genesis 1 in the Bible, it explains in detail where God made everything that exists in6 days and then rested on the 7thday. Later on in Genesis 2 the story of humanity’s creation isthen explained and discussed. The Christian worldview believes that God is an all loving, allknowing, and fully alive God. In the Hiles & Smith textbook it states, ““God is good, loving,just, jealous, faithful, and holy” (2015, para. 9). By believing in God we know that He willalways love, protect, and serve us because we are His ultimate creation.HumanityGenesis 2 is the story in the Bible on how God created humanity. He started by takingdust and creating a man named Adam then saw how lonely Adam was and created Eve, awoman, using one of Adams ribs (Genesis 2:22). It also tells us that the main purpose ofhumanity is to bond with God, tend to the garden, and rule all over God’s creation (Genesis2:15). This part of the Bible shows that originally, humanity had an amazing solid foundation andrelationship with God. He took care of them and their whole identity was entangled in Him. But1
then the fall happened and everything changed because sin was created. After the fall humanity’s