Another purpose is to worship and praise God. The fall of humanity is the cause of all human problems because it introduced death, pain and suffering into the universe. Jesus Jesus is the Son of God who became a human being. He experienced pain, suffering and finally death as humanity does. In Colossians 2:9 it states “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,” Jesus is God in human form which means the eternal, divine and pure. He was the savior of humanity as the textbook states “...the redemption of fallen humanity to God through Jesus Christ." (Merrick 2014, para 2) Jesus was a great teacher and mentor to His disciple than and humanity now. Jesus led by example by showing his disciples how to stay connected with God as well as live in the image of Him. He taught " Do to others as you would have them do to you." (Luke 6:31) as well forgiveness but most importantly he taught them that only way to God was through faith in Him, not by being a good person as stated in John 14:16 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:16) Jesus' identity and work are significant to the Christian worldview because salvation is only through having faith in Jesus. His death would not be compelling enough to pay for our sins if he 2
was not God. As the Bible states in John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." Jesus is also important because he gives Christians hope that if they accept and follow Jesus, there will be hope after death. Restoration Per the Christian worldview, the solution to human problems is through Jesus. Jesus is the only way to survive the sinful nature humanity is and be restored. According to Lecture 5, God’s purpose was to reconcile people to himself through the three R's which is Rescue, Redemption, and Renewal. God saved humanity by sending his only son to pay for our sins. By accepting and following Jesus, we will be redeemed and granted salvation. Humanity is renewed by the Holy Spirit when we accept Jesus and live a purposeful life through Jesus. Grace is undeserved forgiveness given to us because of the unconditional love God has for us all. Our sins are punishable by death, but because of god's grace, we are live every day. God's mercy grants us favor that we don't deserve and is can never be earned. Renewal begins the transformation of self
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