Restoration The Christian worldview believes the acceptance of Jesus Christ will restore the relation and wisdom of God to humanity of all those who believe. Although God created humanity to be immortal, he could not accept them into his holy kingdom in their sinful state (Lecture 4, 2017). Jesus bored the sin of the world on the cross-giving humanity the chance of repentance a chance of entering the kingdom of a God. Christian salvation is all dependent of the faith of the believer, it is said “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:16). In the Christian worldview Jesus is the chosen Messiah which means the “anointed one” who offers salvation. Having faith in Jesus is having wisdom and knowledge and being able to transform from selfishness to selflessness (J. Merrick, 2015). As an Christian you are to repent of your sins by confessing them to God and staying obedient by not committing them and following God’s laws. The final act in the biblical story restoration will commence after the judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) with the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21) (Lecture 5, 2017). Shuster says “. It is only when our relationship of glad obedience to God governs everything that we will be truly free” (M. Shuster, 2013). Analysis It is beneficial to have a Christian belief. Being a Christian affords me a passage to eternal life with God. Being a Christian also allows me to have a peaceful life. The notion that you can’t see God, but you worship him can be seen as troublesome. Even believing that Jesus rose from the dead and essentially ascended into heaven can be seen as “not real”. When Jesus was resurrected Thomas wasn’t there to see so at first, he didn’t believe Thomas says to the other 4
disciples “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” (John 20:25). Many people doubt what they cannot see but it is your Christian faith that helps you believe what is not seen to the natural eye. Jesus then appears and says “Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:26-29). Being a Christian can influence what you do and how you act greatly. For example, I’m going to treat others with love and kindness as opposed to the latter. I’m going to live my life in a pleasing manner in the eyes of God based off the teachings of Christianity.
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