February 15, 2015
Dr. Hector Llanes
When you look around and gaze at the beautiful creation before you, do you reflect on how amazing God is? God made the creation, man, and everything surrounding the two. There are many different worldviews. This paper will focus on the Christian worldview. The Christian worldview involves God, humanity, Jesus, and restoration.
The Christian Worldview
Can God truly be defined? Yes and no! It is important to know the facts about God which one can get from studying the Bible. Secondly, it is important to fellowship with God to get to know Him on a personal and intimate level. There are so many characteristics of God as He was and is perfect in all
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Restoration The solution to human problems according to the Christian worldview is God. When God came to earth as Jesus, perfect in all His ways, he was killed. This was all part of God’s plan. He was a living sacrifice to humankind that took care of our sins. “He paid the price. He satisfied the penalty of the law by dying on the cross” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Therefore, the only thing left for us to do is to trust what Christ has done on the cross, by faith. That is why the Bible tells us that “we are made right before God by faith” (Romans 5:1). Therefore, to be saved by grace means to be safe from the righteous judgment of God by the unmerited favor found only in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Grace is getting what we do not deserve from God. We do not deserve forgiveness of our sins, but he gives it to us through Jesus. We do not deserve to go to heaven, but we are able to do that through Jesus. So, to be saved by grace means that the judgment due to us because of our sin against God, i.e. lying, stealing, adultery, fornication, coveting, lust, etc., will not befall us; that is forgiveness. But in addition, we get what we do not deserve, being in the presence of God. Finally, the only way to be saved by grace is by putting your trust in what Jesus did on the cross. Christians believe that real transformation happens when one accepts Christ in their heart and the Holy Spirit