Week 5 - Essay - Gospel Essentials.docx - 1 Andrea M Salas CWV-101 Michael Feather Benchmark Gospel Essentials I didn\u2019t know as much about

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Andrea M. Salas CWV-101 12/22/18 Michael Feather Benchmark - Gospel Essentials I didn’t know as much about Christianity as I thought I did. I clearly didn’t know much about God in general. I grew up with a Catholic grandmother and I attended church every Sunday with her. I went to Catechism and sang in the church choir. I volunteered and did everything I was supposed to be doing. However, I don’t think I was learning anything really. For example, I didn’t really know much about religion outside of the Catholic Church and what my grandmother told me. I’ve come to learn that there are many different world views and that those world views shape the way a person sees things or what they believe in. There are so many different aspects that come into play when talking about a particular world view. This essay will be a reflection of what I have learned in this class about the Christian world view. By the end, you will understand who God is to Christians, Who Jesus was, and how the Christian world view influences behavior and thoughts. God Christians believe God created the world. To them, God is a personal God in the Christian world view. Christians believe in their personal relationship with Him. They believe He loves all of his creations equally and eternally. The nature and characteristics of God are at the very center of the Christian world view. “…he is unchanging, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, and all- 1
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present. God also has some attributes that show he is personal. God is good, loving, just, jealous, faithful, and holy.” (Diffey, 2014) Another imperative part to the Christian world view is the nonnegotiable belief that God is not only one entity but in fact 3 persons. “A proper understanding of the Trinity is that one God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…The use of the plural, ‘let us’ in Genesis 1:26 introduces the idea of a plurality in God.” (Diffey, 2014) Humanity According to the book of Genesis God created our world from darkness and disorder. He created life and nature, goodness and pure. He created man in his image and asked very little of the humans he created. The purpose of the humans was to be representatives of God’s rule, care for His world and create beauty & order. (The Bible Project)
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