The Christian Worldview: Benchmark: Gospel Essentials

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Benchmark: Gospel Essentials
Introduction
A worldview is a foundation of set assumptions to which one person commits to and lives their lives according to their belief in this worldview. Everyone has a different worldview that is both supported by faith and reason. The Christian Worldview consists of God, Humanity, Jesus, and the Restoration. This view does not contain just one’s personal faith expression, it’s an all- around, all-consuming way of life. The Christian worldview affirms that God is almighty and sovereign Lord of all existence because He created everything from the beginning. Our identity is shaped by this worldview because it gives us a sense of God’s plan and purpose for our lives and for this world.

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Our characteristics, feelings, and behaviors make up who we are as a person. Most of these things develop and thrive as the years pass on. The difference between humans and the rest of creation is the “ability to reason… no other creature has that ability” (Got Questions Ministries). God made us in His image so that we can have a connection with Him. He wants us to glorify Him here on earth. We are given free will in our lives, to make our own choices that can either lead us onto a path of hope and freedom or one filled with chaos and corruption. In today’s society, it’s become more of a struggle to follow God and what He calls us to do, than to fall into the trap of the world. Humanity is filled with problems stemming from the fall of Mankind. Adam and Eve fell into the temptation of Satan, which led them towards the punishment of God. It’s our human nature to sin and have worldly desires. Every individual has a purpose that God calls us to do. He has asked that we accept Christ into our hearts as well as spread the good news and bring Him …show more content…
The four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all portray the miraculous work and life of Jesus Christ. They provide historic information about Jesus Christ that Christians believe God used to draw them into a deeper personal relationship with Him. Described in the Old Testament, a great leader who would deliver Israel from control just as King David, came to be and was born of a virgin. “When the New Testament refers to Jesus as Christ, it’s not referring to Jesus’ surname but rather to Jesus’ title as messiah, as king” (Hiles and Smith, 2014). In Colossians 1, Jesus’ true identity is stated as the “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). Jesus Christ is the true God in human flesh. As stated in the beginning, everything was made in God’s image. Jesus proved to be the true image of God because of His actions and the way He lived His life until His death on the cross. As said in Colossians 1, Jesus is also stated to be the creator of all things. In the passage John 1, John states that “all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:1-3). God being the creator of the universe, the New Testament implicates that Jesus in creation simply gives a signal that Jesus is God. Jesus’ identity is found in the Trinity through the cycle: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. These are three in one and prove the very

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