Name: Andrea MisekCourse: CVW101Date: Nov. 1, 2019Instructor: Dr. HoseltonBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsIn today’s world, Christian Worldview and Christian faith are constantly changing. Having a Christian Worldview is not only how we see the world around us but how we view Godand Christianity as a whole. The main parts of a Christian Worldview involve God, Jesus, humanity, the resurrection, and restoration of His people. The beginning introduction of the textbook, John Murray said that Christian Worldview ishow people evaluate personal commitments and explore beliefs that may be different than our own (Murray, J. 1957). With our Worldviews being so different, we tend to remain close to what was passed on to us by our parents or past relationships. Everyone around us has different worldviews. Many of our own beliefs about the Gospel is what makes us who we are today. God, Humanity, Jesus, Restoration, Analysis, and Reflection are part of what make up Gospel Essentials. In this essay, we will look at these 6 areas that make up Gospel Essentials that makes a Christian Worldview and how they are linked to my own worldview. GodGod? Is he real or is it just a figment of our imagination? So many questions get asked concerning who He is, what He created, and what exactly is Christianity. 1
Most Christians define God as omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, holy, pure, perfect, and wise. The Bible declares God to be a Spirit. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is talking to a woman at the well. He talks about “God is a Spirit” (John 4:23, NIV). In Luke24:39 (NIV) it states, “Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”. God is not limited to body, shape, force or boundaries. He is immeasurable and unfathomable. He can be everywhere at the same time. He is unlimited wisdom, power, love, and mercy. When you ask other people to describe you, what do they say? Is it accurate? From past experiences, when I have asked people what God is like, many things come to mind when describing God. In Exodus, God is speaking to Moses, “I am WHO I AM.” (Exodus 3:14, NIV). This is showing God in His purity. God is considered self-existence. Meaning that no one createdHim into existence, giving him the three omni’s- omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent. He does not change while everything around Him changes. If it wasn’t for God, there would be no life onearth how we know it. In our textbook, Chapter 3 author Dan Diffey describes the attributes about God as God being unchanging, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, and all presence. God is good, loving, just, jealous, faithful, and holy (Diffey, D. 2016). From Genesis to Revelation, God reveals Himself asholy God. In Romans, that there is no difference between Jew and Gentiles, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23, NIV).