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favor that we don't deserve and is can never be earned. Renewal begins the transformation of selfand society by accepting, trusting and having faith in Jesus. By following Jesus, we can "“to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22-24)AnalysisThere are many benefits and strengths in believing in the Christian faith. Some of which include unconditional love and forgiveness. God gives us real grace and forgives our sins of the past, present and future because of how much He loves us. Another benefit is God gives give us purpose in our lives because he has a plan for us all. All we must do is know Him, and He will 3
work in our lives. Believing in the Christian faith gives us comfort, instruction, and more importantly hope. "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people." (Corinthians 14:33). This verse shows that God is not a God of confusion. Because of this, I don't believe there are disturbing or confusing parts of Christianity but people that translate the Bible incorrectly. The purpose of the Bible was for us to learn about God and his ways but can be misinterpreted by Satan. Satan is twisting the Word of God as he did with Adam and Eve and even Jesus. Personally, I am confused by why we are still sinful by nature if Jesus died for our sins. From what I comprehend Jesus sacrificing Himself for us gave us a new life, a new start. I believe that the confusion is just in my own ignorance and not Christianity or the Bible. Christianity influences a person's thinking and behavior in the way they live in God's image. This helps Christians to serve Him faithfully. By taking on God's attributes such as being faithful and loving, Christians can change their character and see the world as God does. They can be kind and make selfless choices. Christian’s way of thinking and behavior can impact otherpeople’s lives by being positive and leading by example.