spread his word without fail for some time before some of his own leaders tried to disprove his teachings. Those more faithful to the leaders began to agree and ultimately called for his crucifixion. The crucifixion of Jesus is extremely significant for the Christian worldview as it provided God the opportunity to sacrifice his only son, as a means to return humanity to God and provide the restoration of the heart to its relationship with God (Merrick, 2015). Restoration According to the Christian worldview, the solution to human problems is salvation through Jesus Christ. While Jesus is the solution to all human problems, the view of salvation in Christianity also places emphasis on faith and grace. Good deeds alone are not enough to get one into heaven. There must be an unwavering faith in Jesus and therefore God, in order to obtain true full salvation through God’s grace. Transformation of one’s self is possible through the act of renewal. “Renewal is the work of the Holy Spirit who comes into your life when you accept 3
Christ and begins to transform you from the inside, and you become a new creation and begin a life that will lead on into eternity” (Topic 5 Overview, 2017). By accepting Christ and allowing his teachings into your heart and mind, it has the potential to change your thoughts and actions and become closer to God. Analysis There are many things that could be considered strengths or benefits of the Christian belief. Some main examples of these would be: faith, hope, guidance and forgiveness. Through unwavering faith Christians are offered salvation and are forgiven of their sins. The teachings of Christianity at its core is meant to influence its followers to believe in the story of God and Jesus and to instill the values and lessons that they taught. What I find confusing about the Christian worldview is why if God knew that all humans would sin in some form or another, did he continue to allow it to happen. If God’s law was supposed to be the way of life, why did he not either change his law to allow for sin to take place or to get rid of sin all together. The Christian worldview focuses on the forgiveness of sin, which while it could help some people forgive others that may have sinned against them, it could also give a false security to those who take sin very lightly. This in itself could dramatically affect how one interacts with others and themselves for that matter.
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