Benchmark Assignment : Gospel Essentials

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Benchmark Assignment: Gospel Essentials
There are three basic world views recognized. A world view is "A set of assumptions or beliefs about reality that affect how we think and how we live” (Krise 2017) it can also be described as "The comprehensive perspective from which we interpret all of reality"(Krise 2017). Simply put it is our beliefs and views about the world, god or no god, and the afterlife. The three world views are Atheism, Pantheism, and Theism. Atheists believe there is no higher power or afterlife. Pantheists believe that “all is god,” they believe in a spiritual realm but no single god, common religions in this world view include Hinduism and Buddhism. Theism believes in a single god and an afterlife that connects to that
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Simply put, there is still only one God, that consists of 3 parts.
“The meditation on community reminds US that the church is the people of
God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that when we find it difficult to get along with people in the church, perhaps it is because
God is trying to teach US to give and not just receive, to love those who irritate us so that we can understand God’s love for all people, and to serve sacrificially, just as Jesus did” (Diles 2016).

Per Genesis God created humans on the 6th day out of his own image. Some people believe this refers to characteristics, while others believe this refers to physical likeness. The fall of humanity started with Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit. They were banished from the garden, and humans were cursed by God from that day forward. He made work hard, allowed us to feel suffering and die, made childbirth painful and more. Many people question why God gave us the ability to sin if he is so good and gracious. The answer is God gave us free will to make our own decisions. Adam and Eve had free will but were not sinful by nature. After the fall, God
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