Understanding The Nature Of Human Nature Essay

1878 Words Oct 4th, 2016 8 Pages
“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 on the reflection of the nature of human persons. In the beginning, God created man and woman in his image, therefore giving them inherent dignity and dominion over all other living things in the world. Man and woman were bound together as one flesh through the love and grace of god, to procreate and to keep the commands that God had told them. One of these commands happens to be, to take care of the land that they were given, to treat it with the upmost respect so that not only they can be fruitful, but the land on which they live could also bare fruit and good seed. In my belief, as it was important to Adam and Eve to take care of the Earth, it is also important to me and should be to all other human beings. Humans are given this…

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