Benchmark – Gospel Essentials
In this assignment you will summarize and analyze the essential elements of the Christian worldview and reflect on implications for your own worldview.
Write a 1,250-1,500-word essay using at least two course resources (textbook, lectures, the Bible) and at least two other sources from the GCU Library to support your points. Remember, the Bible counts as one reference regardless of how many times you use it or how many verses you cite.
Begin your paper with an appropriate introduction, including a thesis statement to introduce the purpose of the paper.
Organize your paper with the following sections using the seven underlined titles for ...view middle of the document...
Even after the sin‘s of man God did not give up and allowed us the free will to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Humanity: What is human nature? What is human purpose? What is the root cause of human problems?
Man was created in the image of God, but given free thought. With free thought came the thoughts and ability to sin. It does not matter what religious back ground that you come from or even if you are religious at all, it is easy to see that the world view characterization of human nature is accurate. When looking at resources or evidence that human nature has a tendency to sin all you have to do is turn on the television. The images and stories that we see on the news and through social media are not some recent events. We have been sinning since the creation of mankind, and with the world social unrest and current event mankind dies not look like they are going to stop.
Jesus: What is Jesus' true identity? What did Jesus do? Why is Jesus' identity and work significant for the Christian worldview?
When looking at the divinity of Jesus Christ with a Christian worldview, we have to understand why God would allow a person to be divine. After Genesis God should be jaded and unforgiving towards people. The birth of Jesus represents the rebirth of our faith and the faith of God in us. It proves that God is a forgiving being that will always Love. The birth of Jesus gives the Christians their worldview and religious view. The ability to forgive, love, and to be good to all of man is what the divinity of Jesus Christ means to the Christian worldview. We prove our faith in god by the worship of Jesus Christ, and in turn god has always had faith in us. First and fore most Jesus is or lord and savior. Without the presents of Jesus Christ the Fall of Man would continue in a drastic manor. He is a divine profit that is humble, and full of goodness. Jesus guides us through life with his teaching helping us with the answers to our question that we struggle with. As a son of God he is divine but acts more human. "You are the Messiah." And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him (Mark 8:27-38 27).” John the Baptist interaction with Jesus the humble nature of a person that is easily worshiped.
Restoration: What is the solution to human problems according to the Christian worldview? What role do grace and faith play in Christian salvation? How do Christians think that the transformation of self and society happens?
Depending on what worldview you have, you may believe that we are still dealing with the consequences of the fall of man. Adam’s original sin effect the human race equally and in it entirety. No one person is except from their or his sins. Some of the consequences include sickness and physical death, moral weakness and paralysis. The consequences also imply an inherited guilt. To this day we are seeing the effects of Adam’s original sin’s with illnesses such as cancers, HIV, and even the Flu. We...