Analysis Of The Christian Worldview

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A worldview is one’s views and beliefs about the world and reality that impact how we think, live our lives, and perceive the world. “People have their own private worldviews with values and beliefs that have been shaped by culture, education, experiences, and relationships” (“Lecture 1,” 2015). There are many worldviews and outlooks in the world, but we are mainly focusing on the Christian worldview. In this paper, I will summarize and analyze the Christian worldview and describe their beliefs with regard to God, Humanity, Jesus, and the Restoration while reflecting on my own beliefs. God “God is the sole deity worshipped in the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (García, 2015). According to the Christian worldview,…show more content…
Human nature pertains to the definition of being a human. The Christian worldview firmly believes that mankind was created in the image of God, spirit beings like Him (“Lecture 2,” 2015). As humans, regardless of our worldviews, we portray His characteristics and His attributes. This includes the unique characteristics of forgiveness, love, and compassion, even to those we deem unworthy of it. Yet, we are human and sinners by nature, so we cannot fully comprehend the acts of loving and being kind to those who are undeserving of it. To be a natural born sinner is a weakness we can’t control. By being created in the image of God, we have the ability to create and reproduce, the ability to reason on a very high level, the ability to explore the world, the ability have morals and be fair, and most importantly, the ability to communicate with our Creator (“Lecture 2,” 2015). Christians believe they have been called to an even higher purpose of being conformed to the image of Christ through the lifelong process of sanctification (“Lecture 2,” 2015). Genesis explains the role of mankind; for Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply while also ruling over the earth. Unfortunately, they disobeyed God’s command of not eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil resulting in the Fall of humanity into sin.…show more content…
“The clearest representation of the image of God is Jesus Christ,” because unlike other human beings, He is free of sin (Diffey, 2014). Jesus is the Messiah and the Savior of humanity. He accepted His crucifixion and bore the sins of humanity on the cross in order for mankind to attain atonement (Lecture 4). “Jesus is the Word of God by which God spoke all creation into existence” (Merrick, 2014). Christians use the Four Gospels of the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luck, and John—to portray the life and work of Jesus Christ and to read the inspired words of God spoken to them by human authors so that they may create a personal relationship with God. (Merrick, 2014). The identity of Jesus Christ is that He is the Trinitarian. His “life and death is the love of God, because Jesus’ identity is the eternal identity of the Father’s beloved Son” (Merrick, 2014). Jesus Christ is holy and significant because of His humanity and His divinity. He was a human and experienced pain, poverty, and temptations like we do. Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for our sins so that we may gain eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through” Christ (John

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