understanding stretched out the heavens.”; Isaiah 59:20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.”; Psalm 62:8 “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.” These are just a few of the characteristics found in the Bible describing God. He not only is kind, loving, merciful, forgiving, and wise, but he is also our creator. He created the heavens and hell. He is the almighty who created the very first single organism causing evolution. Humans continue to advance throughout the years, and that is all due to God. He is the ultimate creator.
3HumanityHuman kind is interpreted in so many ways. Scientists believe that we came from monkeys, while Christians believe that God created mankind. A Christian philosopher, John Calvin, wrote an article about his view on humans through a Christian point of view. “According to Calvin it is a fact not to be debated that man/woman consists of two separate entities, viz. body and soul. The soul is an incorporeal substance which has been placed by God in the body inwhich it lives as if in a house which it manages. The body is also regarded as a prison of the soul resulting in contempt for earthly life and a longing for heaven. Death is regarded as a friend instead of as God’s punishment. Such a viewpoint leads to many unsolvable problems, apart from the fact that it is to the author’s mind in total disagreement with what the Word of God reveals about the human being per contemporary interpretations (van der Walt)”. His theories about the human soul and body was discovered much after he died. Calvin makes many reasonable points about Christian worldview regarding human kind. Humans not only have a body and soul, but we also have human nature. Human nature, such as how we think, our feelings, and the actions we make. With human nature comes human purpose. Why did God create human kind? When looking through the Christian worldview there are many opinions about what the purpose of humans is. “The purpose of life is to love and serve God in order to help bring about God's glorious plan for creation (Davies-Stofka).” When God created humans, He must’ve known problems would arise. The original sin came from the first humans to arrive on this earth. Now society has created many new conflicts for citizens. The root of all humans comes from within. The ability of free will and the decisions which humans make. We are thankful for our free will and our ability to make decisions from ourselves, however this leads to
4problems as well when we chose the wrong choice. The wrong decision may lead to sin and other problems may arise.