When it comes to religion we have no idea where to start. What are the essentials to that religion as well as the worldview you have once you find that religion. Well I can help you when it come to Christian worldview and it essentials parts in this religion. The Christian faith is well known across the worldview and in my opinion the easiest one to follow. In this paper we will go over what I feel would be the important essentials to the Christian faith. We will go over God of course as well as Humanity, and then touch up on Jesus. In the end you will see if the Christian faith and the essential to that faith will help you understand more of the worldview that we Christian have and love to share with others. So come on this journey to the Christian worldview and see it for yourself.
We all wonder what god is like and want to see what his characteristics are. For a lot of us God is a Spirit and we know this from reading, “Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have” (Luke 24:39, NKJV). With that verse we have proof that he is a spirit but what about his characteristics. Well God characteristics are so many but we will list two of them and have the proof of those characteristics. Frist is Goodness we all have heard that he is good in (Romans 11:22, NKJV) it states, ‘God is the final standard of good, and all that God is and does is worthy of approval.’ Then we have Graciousness, which is well said in the reading, “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,” (Exodus 34:6, NKJV). So God is so many things and is so great but what has he created? Well that is very simple everything but if you reading in the bible that it states “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” (Genesis 1:1-5, NKJV) and that is a piece of what says in the book of Genesis of what God has created.
We go from God to humanity in which he created but we want to know the human nature as well as the purpose of humans being created. In an article that I found states what I feel to be the truth behind the question on the purpose of humans being created “God’s design or purpose for creation reflects God’s intention that all creatures enjoy perfect love and justice. God works in human history to fulfill that purpose. God created human beings in the divine image, enabling humans to have some understanding of God and of God’s vast and complex design.” If we were made in his image in what we know to be perfection because God is perfection then what happen that made us fall from perfection. Well the root cause of human problems all started from the story of Adam and Eve when they ate the forbidden fruit to then be casted out from the Garden of Eden where everything was perfecta and safe. This was called the fall of humanity in the Bible and the reason why we are where we are at today.
Now we are going to get into the Son of God. Yes we are going to talk about Jesus. Who is he? What did he do? What is Jesus is so important to us Christian? This will all be answered in this section. We answer part of the many questions in the beginning of this section Jesus is the Son of God as well as the second Person of the Trinity. But he is also known as God in human form and example of how God wanted humans to be. So we got down whom he is but if you do not know what he did then you need to open the bible. What he did was so much he gave people faith, he healed the sick, he spread the word of god but most important Jesus died for our sins on the cross. All that Jesus has such a great important to the Christian worldview views because he was the reason why we have the teachings of god and what he did for us.
After everything we have learned so far when need to come up with a solution to human problems. This is very simple we need Jesus and God in our life. The faith we have in Jesus is because of what he did for us and that he died on the cross for the sake of men and that the way of Him doing this is a way of saving all people from their sin. So how does this help with our salvation? Well there are two roles that play in that salvation which are grace and faith. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9). We must have grace through faith in order to get salvation. Now as Christians how do we think that the transformation of self and society is going to happen? Transformation takes time and we need to be following the word of God and it is a process that does not happen overnight. That transformation happens when you develop an intimate relationship with Jesus.
Lets gather all the information we have learn from the different sections and analysis everything. What are the benefits or strengths of Christian belief? Simple We have a connection to Jesus as well as having the Holy Spirit help us and be there in our life like it states in (John 16:13) “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” Those are just two of the benefits as well strengths of the Christian belief. But with the Christian belief there seems to be some confusion about Christianity how to act and how to be around those who are not Christian as well as how to go about doing thing in our world today. Some of the troublesome is when you have those Christians that make other Christians look bad but judging others. The influence a person’s thinking and behavior on their Christianity can be explained in just three things like your old nature, your shaped nature and last your new nature. These are how you thinking and behavior on their Christianity can be affected.
After analyzing all the information from the different sections let now reflect on all that information that we have learned. Even though I grew up partly Catholic for the younger portion of my life I have noticed that there is a small similarity to the Christian belief but huge different indeed. Some of the similarity is that they believe of an afterlife as well as that there is the father the son and the Holy Spirit. The differences are extremely As Christian we do not pray to saints; there is not communion, and in the service or what they call mass Christians do not go up and down forty hundred times. As a Christian I live out my belief in which I feel is normal standards and by that I mean I go to church, do my own personal development through the word of god and I pray to thank him everyday.
In the end of this the essential things we should know and have learned about the Christian faith is the fallowing. We know who God is and what he created as well as what happened to humanity. We learned a lot more about Jesus on who he is which we learned is the Son of God but what is more important is what Jesus did for us. After all that we then learned how we could be restored then analyzed all this information to reflect on ourselves and see how our Christian worldview is seen to other and ourselves as well. This is the entire essential of what I feel can completely explains the Christian belief and more importantly the Christian worldview.
- Lovin, Robin W.. Christian Ethics : an essential guide, Abingdon Press, 2003. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral-proquest com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/lib/gcu/detail.action?docID=194315.
- The Holy Bible: NKJV: New King James Version. Thomas Nelson, 2015.
- “Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence.” Patheos, Patheos Explore the World’s Faith through Different Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality! Patheos Has the Views of the Prevalent Religions and Spiritualities of the World., https://www.patheos.com/library/christianity/beliefs/human-nature-and-the-purpose-of-existence.