HumanityHuman nature is defined as the general psychological characteristics, feelings, and behavioral traits of humankind, regarded humans (Merriam-Webster, 2018). Human nature from the Christian Worldview is from Genesis 1:26-27, it states that mankind was created in the imageof God. This being that it is a spirit being like God but was given a body. In 1Cor. 15:42-53 one can see this as evident were it states we will be given a new body when we ascend to heaven.God created man to care for and have dominion over the creatures of the land and sea. Mankind was created to obey and love God and His creations. Mankind is to worship God and put no other gods before Him. Adam was created for and given the task of naming God’s creatures (Genesis 2). Adam and Eve, humanity, were created to live under the sovereign leadership of God to expand the Kingdom of God. The root cause of human problems began with disobedience. This happened when the forbidden fruit was eaten. Man came to recognize right from wrong and became exposed. This lead to war and destruction for power and authority over men.We put ourselves above God; we committed idolatry, our first sin, but certainly not our last (Merrick, 2015). 2
JesusJesus Christ is the Son of God, part of the Holy Trinity (Lecture 4, 2018). He is the Savior of humanity. Jesus is God in the flesh, He became a physical man to live amongst men on earth. His time on earth was not to condemn but was to bring the good news of salvation and to set the example of how God the father wants His people to live. Jesus died on a cross between two sinners for our transgressions. He had endured the pain that was not His to take, not just the physical pain of being beaten and nailed to a cross, He also endured the sins of the world. Jesus’ role is important to the Christian worldview because scripture tells us that the only way to the father is through Jesus and His resurrection fulfills the prophecy that He would ascend to the right-hand of the Father in heaven.
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