and that we crave structure. God created man to literally work and serve (Genesis 2:15) and in return to have complete dominion over the earth and everything on it (Genesis 1:26-28). We as humans want to live for something, we strive to better than we were the day before. The root cause of human problems can be traced back to the fall of man when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Once that happened, they fell into the temptation of evil and sin and unfortunately it created a spiral affect. Jesus Jesus’ true identity is that he is the son of God and that he was sent to earth to teach the way of how to get into heaven. Jesus came into the world to bring salvation and redemption to all of the sinners. He spread the gospel along with his disciples to help bring people closer to God and cleanse them of their sins. Ultimately, he had to be sacrificed by being crucified on the cross in order for the all of the sins to be wiped clean. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28). The identity of Jesus is important because it allowed us to see a small glimpse of God. God used Jesus to interact with humans in the most easily understandable form so that way he could be direct and communicate (Hiles, 2015). Jesus’ work was also important because he and his disciples spread the gospel among nations all over the Middle East which in turn spread to other parts of the world. His 2
work showed us that we could get into the kingdom of heaven by having faith in God and listening to his will. Restoration The solution to all of the human problems according to Christians is to be obey the word of God and to be Christ like disciples. Having faith is a way of life. We as Christians believe and have faith that God created the world in six days, sent his Son down to earth in human form to live out his days as a man, then be sacrificed for us so that way we could atone for our sins and have salvation. Having grace throughout all of this helps that God did everything out of love for
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