Sachs Christian Anthropology: Human Being's Relationship With God

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“It is this relationship with God which “defines” human nature and makes us different from all other creatures. It is also the foundation of the inviolable dignity of human life” (16). As human beings we have many responsibilities and necessaries that are inquired for us to have a relationship with God. The necessity of community, the complementarity of sexes, humanity being the unity of body and soul, the possibilities of sin and grace, and eschatology are all foundational ideas of Sachs’ Christian anthropology and are ways that us human beings can function and live the life we can through God. The discussions we have in class, Sachs’ Christian anthropology, lectures, and the readings from the Core 9 syllabus will help explain my thoughts …show more content…
In this community joined for a reason. Joined voluntarily to share love with one another and give your full self to the agenda involved. Community is one thing that shapes you from the beginning of life to the end. The people that you surround yourself with make you who you are due to self-actualization. This is why it is important to choose the right community you want to associate with, to add value not only to your self but also to others around you and the Earth. Sachs’ says that community is necessary and that people need it to survive. That no one man is an island. We need a community when the gift of life is given to us, and we are born from our mothers. We also need this community when we are dying. We rely on our sons and daughters and our grandkids to take care of us when the end is near. From this basic fact, I also believe that community is necessary and can see how people have shaped me and how I have helped shape others; that we are defined by the people we are around and who we associate with. As my summer baseball coach made us wear around our wrists, as we played, Proverbs 27:17 states, As iron sharpens iron, another man can sharpen another man. This is a belief I will have the rest of my life, because I have seen it in action. My father has sharpened me into the man I have become. He has taught me to be a very rigorous worker, and compete to be …show more content…
As we found out from the creation story of Adam and Eve, all humans fall short from perfection and commit sins all throughout our life. We are all given free will, therefore should try to live the best life we can, making the best choices, and try to live out the life God would like us to live. One thing that saves us from our sin, is the grace of God. Grace to me is the forgiveness from all of these sins, and is forever apart of us, because of the inherent dignity in which God gave us. I also believe grace is also what links our soul to God. Although grace can be defined many different ways, we will never truly understand what grace is until we are given life after death. This leads me to talk about where we go when we die. Eschatology defined by Merriam-Webster, is a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind. Sachs believes that because we are made in the image of God, we are more likely to go to heaven rather hell. I also believe that this is true, because God gives us the choice to do what we think is right and wrong. I believe that everyone has a conscience and that we all should know what is right and wrong, although sometimes we stray away from the path that God intends, but Jesus died on the cross to forgive us for our sins. Lastly, I am going to relate this to myself in my career path of

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