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Benchmark - Gospel EssentialsThe Christian Worldview is the basic ideas and beliefs that all Christians use to understand the world and our part in connection to God. Like all other worldviews it must explain its believer’s idea of ultimate reality, nature in the universe, human nature, knowledge, moral ethics, and purpose. The Christian Worldview’s components are explained in a way that is easy to understand and practical in reality. Although different denominations in the Christian faith have slightly different worldviews, they all have the same elements and themes, including the Christian timeline; beginning with the Creation, then the Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. The Christian Worldview expresses Christians faith in God, his son Jesus Christ, and the idea that humans are sinners guided by moral standards based on God who will be saved through Christ’s salvation. The essence of the Christian worldview is to glorify God and put faith in Christ to reestablish a connection with God.GodIn the Christian Worldview the ultimate reality is that there is a God, and he is an eternal and infinite being who created the universe. God exists in the Trinity, as one God in three distinctpersons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of which is fully God. In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth out of nothing. He also created humanity in his own image to have dominion over the Earth. David explains this as God having “set your glory in the heavens”(Psalm 8:1 New International Version). Christians also believe that God is self-existent, meaning he exists outside of this universe, and thus is unchanging and omnipotent. The Christian Worldview also believes that God is a personal being who has a personal relationship with 1
humans, mainly due to us being created in his image. It is because of this that human nature arises, and we understand our purpose here and why we do what we do.