The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit have and will always be in relationship and communication with each other, yet not as three gods, but as one God. HumanityHuman nature is the general psychological characteristics shared by humans – such as theway we feel, think and act. “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. (Ephesians 2:3). Humans were born sinful, but God’s love for us is so strong that we can be saved. Our purpose as humans, is to be with God and follow his word. “Walk in obedience to all that the lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33). Christianity’s view of human problem is evil and sin.. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came b Jesus Christ” (Romans 3:23-24). God is able to forgive sin. One must devote themselves to the Lord and must be forgiving. JesusChristians picture Jesus as the Messiah; Son of God. Jesus Christ is a central figure for Christianity. Jesus’ true identity is about how he died on the cross for our sins. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to 2
death in the body but put alive in the spirit (1 peter 3:18). Jesus Christ is important to the Christian worldview because Christians believe that through his crucifixion and resurrection, he offered humans eternal life and salvation. “Without Jesus, there could be no Christianity, and without his life, death, and resurrection, there could be no Christians.” (The beginning of Wisdom, 2015). Jesus reconciled the Christians with God by dying for their sins and raising himself from the dead. He made a lasting notion on his followers. Jesus Crist is an exemplary and perfect leader. Jesus is the reason why we are all here and why we can be forgiven. “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37). Jesus Christ want all of us to love and be kind and care for one another. He is a divine and legendary being and we should strive to make him proud and
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