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Name: Stephine TreeCourse: CW101Date: May 4, 2018Instructor: Bob GreeneBenchmark - Gospel EssentialsThe gospel or “good news” shares the message of the atoning work of Jesus Christ of forgiveness for sin. To understand the gospel, you will need to understand the essentials the include God, humanity, Jesus, and restoration. We will analyze and reflect on the Christian worldview.GodChristians view God as omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and incorporeal. With the belief that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. God is perfect, “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”(Psalm 18:30). All wisdom comes from God, “For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” (Corinthians 1:25) God has personable traits as well, including loving, just, jealous, faithful, and holy (Diffey,2015). God loves us, “We love him, because he first loved us.” (John 4:19). God is the creator of the heavens and the Earth, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). God is divine and is able to be the Trinity. The Trinity is three divine person, but are one, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (Corinthians 13:14).1
HumanityThe book of Genesis of the Old Testament tells that God created man, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27). When Eve was tempted by Satan to eat from the tree of knowledge, against God’s instruction, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:6). When Adam and Eve when against God’s instruction, they were not longer walking aside him and caused the fall (Lecture 3, 2017). The fall was the ultimate act of rebellion that changed the very nature of humanity (Diffey,2015).