Denizer Carter CWV- 101 09/04/19 Professor Forrest Benchmark - Gospel Essentials As a Christian, there are so many different views on how this world became what it is. Who made it? Why was it made? What is the purpose of why we were made? Many different opinions and ideas on what a Christian should look like, act like, and are upheld to a certain standard. Some of us fail to realize the sacrifice Jesus made for us. God gave us all his mercy and love when he gave his only son. The essential foundation of what makes a Christian, a Christian. Because we all are different, we look at things differently depending on our worldview. Of course, a Christian’s view will be different from any others. We use these gospel essentials every day, we have morals and live our lives by them with no thought. Taking a deeper look in God, humanity, Jesus, restoration, the analysis, and reflections will make a clear understanding of the Gospel Essentials. God God is everything. God is loving, understanding, just, and merciful. God had many characteristics, some include good will, forbearance, faithfulness, compassion, justice, and holiness. His others show God’s completeness, that he is eternal, infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, immutable, and incomprehensible (Topic 2 Overview). God’s creation is the world and everything in it. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). In Genesis 1, God created everything. He created light, darkness, the sky, the land, from the 1
seas, all plant life, all animals: the livestock to the oceans creatures, and the insects that creep along the ground (Bible Gateway, Genesis 1:1-26 NIV, 2011). He also created Man, mankind in his own image to take care of all of things he created. In Genesis 2, God created Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. He created the Garden of Eden for them to take care of. He asked them to stay away from one tree, the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But they did not and made the mistake of eating from it and becoming knowledgeable of their surroundings. God told them at first that they would die, but instead he gave them infirmities to live with forever (Bible Gateway, Genesis 2, 2011). Him sparing their lives shows how merciful he really is. This shows who God is, he chastised them, but he still loved them with all of him.
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