100%(1)1 out of 1 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.
Makayla CsencsitsJune 7, 2020CWV 101Prof. KriseBenchmark Assignment: Gospel EssentialsThe Christian worldview can be a complex worldview to understand. Many components affect the Christian worldview such as who God and Jesus are, what humanity is, and how we can restore humanity when needed. In this essay, I will discuss who God and Jesus are, what human nature is, and the restoration of humanity. GodGod is at the center of the Christian worldview as he is the creator of the universe. He has many attributes with some being eternal, all-knowing, and holy (Diffey, 2015). God is eternal, which means He will live forever in heaven and will take care of his people on Earth until the end of time. God is all-knowing, which means he knows what is going on, where it is happening, and how long it will last for. God is holy, which means he worthy of respect and lovein a spiritual sense. These characteristics of God are important in worldview because it helps us answer and understand some of the elements in the Christian worldview. God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through the trinity (Diffey, 2015). God is the Father of us and his son, Jesus. God is the Son and He portrays himself through Jesus as a human being on earth. God is the Holy Spirit and is always with us as it comforts us in times of despair. God is the creator of the world. He created the heavens and the earth, and the Spirit of God hovered over it (Genesis 1:1-2 NIV). Because God is the creator, He is at the center of the Christian worldview. 1
HumanityThe Christian worldview sees humans as created in the image of God, but it also sees humanity as sinful by nature. In the Christian worldview, the events portrayed in Genesis 1-3 arethe reasons that humanity is full of suffering. Adam and Eve did not listen to God when He told them not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge (Gen 3:6-7 NIV). We as humans do this all the time to others. We disrespect others when we share their secrets or do the opposite of what they ask usto. Also, the textbook and overview mentions Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (ESV). This statement shows the people