Restoration According to the Christian worldview the solution to human problems

Restoration according to the christian worldview the

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RestorationAccording to the Christian worldview, the solution to human problems is ultimately faith in Christ. This faith produces wisdom and transforms the Christian from being selfish to being selfless. According to Merrick, “faith is the mentality that enables a person to stop seeing him or herself and the world in selfish terms and begin seeing both through the Creator’s eyes. Such a change of heart moves a person toward a new way of being with God and fellow human beings” (Merrick, 2015, para. 20). Furthermore, “…faith is about an inner transformation of the human heart toward love that enables a person to do good selflessly” (Merrick, 2015, para. 31). This faith that Christians have is what gains them salvation. People are born sinners and by the grace of God, they can be saved by faith in Christ. In the book of Ephesians, it states that “for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of god, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9, NKJV). Without the grace of God, there would be nosalvation for sinners. It is also important to note that Christians believe the transformation of self and society happen through faith in Christ. As mentioned above, faith in Christ transforms the person from a selfish human being into a selfless human being. This is because Christians are modeling their life after Christ and are living in obedience to Him. There are many things that can transform the self and society, but it ultimately comes back to what or who a person’s faith isin. If their faith is in Christ, then they are going to live in obedience to Christ and try their best tomodel their life after his. Analysis4
The most obvious benefit of the Christian worldview is salvation. When Christians put their faith in Christ, the granted eternal life. This can be seen in passages like John 3:16, John 6:54, and Titus 3:7. Some of the other benefits include change in the way a person treats another. Christians, those who have genuine faith, lay their life down and start to love others unconditionally. As it says in Matthew, they love their enemies and they pray for them as well. Likewise, Christianity changes marriage. In a Christian marriage, wives submit to their husbandsand respect them. Husbands love their wives and lead them. Christian marriages bring Christ in the center of the marriage and that is why they are so unique from worldly marriages. Despite themany benefits, there is some confusion regarding Christianity. One of the major debates on Christianity is the Calvinism vs. arminianism debate. The Bible neither denies or fully accepts each belief. In McDermott’s article, he states that “the fault line between these two evangelical theological traditions is familiar—dividing Arminian synergism (we are saved and sanctified by our wills cooperating with God’s will) from Reformed monergism (God’s will determines ours but without making us robots page” (McDermott, 2014, pg. 253). This uncertainty can cause fearin Christians, but it is important to realize that despite what is true, the Bible guarantees salvationfor those who place their faith in Christ. Whether a person is a Christian or not, it is evident that

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