1Benchmark—Gospel Essentials Hailey Barnum Grand Canyon University Christian Worldview 101 Dr. Mike Richardson December 2, 2020
2Benchmark—Gospel Essentials There are many key components that make the Christian worldview full of wonder. According to The Beginning of Wisdom, “a worldview is a foundation set of assumption to which one commits that serves as a framework for understating and interpreting reality” (Brown, 2017). A Christian worldview affirms that God is a sovereign God, personal Father, and the Almighty Creator of all. Also affirming the death, resurrection, and ascent of Christ to recoil the relationship with God the Father, and humanity after the Fall of man (Genesis 2-3). The three content of the Christian worldview revolves around God, Jesus Christ, and humanity. Each of these elements serves as a foundation, interacting with each other to form a whole understanding of God and his divine nature. As a believer myself, these foundations truths have widely impacted the way in which I view the world and my purpose to glorify God in everything I do. Throughout this benchmark gospel essential, readers will unpack the nature of God, Jesus and humanity as it builds the Christian foundation and later reflects upon these truths. Gospel Essential BeliefsNature of God The nature of God is the center of a Christian worldview. God is eternal, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient (Benet, 2013). Throughout Genesis 1 and 2, Scripture indecorous God as feared, known, and loved; the sovereign Creator of the universe to who all glory, honor, and praise belong. God is the ultimate ruler, for He created everything from nothing! God is a personal God, as He desires a personal relationship with you and I. “God is good, loving, just, jealous, faithful, and holy” (Benet, 2013). God is a sovereign Creators, presented in Genesis 1 and 2. God communication his sovereignty and Worship to the universe by creating the world
3showing His ultimate power over everything created. God alone is worthy of worship and praise (Benet, 2013). He reveals His power and honor to be glorified in return. In addition, God is apart of the Trinity. Although the Trinity is not explicitly stated in Genesis 1. A monotheistic Christian worldview believes that Christian believe that God is three people in one; God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Kilby, n.d.) It is important to understand because it is an essential component of the Christian worldview. The Trinity reveals God's divine character (Kilby, n.d.). God the Father's role in creation spoke the heavens and the earth into existence by His divine word. The Farther is active within creation interacting with the Son and the Spirit. The role of the Son, more widely known as Jesus Christ, everything was created through Jesus. For Jesus Christ identifies as the word. John 1:3, John 1:14, and Hebrew 1:2 clearly state that Jesus is the word.