Christian Worldview From Other Worldviews

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I hope this letter finds you well. I would love to answer your questions regarding Christianity, and I have so much respect for your desire to seek truth. Although there are many things that separate the Christian worldview from other worldviews, I will only discuss the three that I believe are the most important. Specifically, the belief in grace rather than works as the means for salvation, the belief in the hypostatic union, and the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I know some of these terms are confusing, so I will be sure to clarify and explain them as I progress in my elucidation. I would like to let you know that if you have any questions once you have finished reading this letter, I would be more than happy to answer…show more content…
The second manifestation of God’s grace is his saving grace. This is the unearned favor that God gives to you for your regeneration and sanctification. It is the grace that allows you to be made new and to be set apart as holy. Romans 3:10-11 tells us that no one is holy and no one seeks for God. It is because of this that we desperately need saving grace. The idea of saving grace is unique to Christianity because in no other worldview do we see the Creator of the universe stepping in to do the work for us. Our saving grace is Christ himself. Because he is fully God and fully man, he is the only one who is able to step down and act as the propitiation for our mistakes (Romans 3:23-24). Not only do we receive salvation by grace and not through works, but our salvation is achieved by grace through faith. To explain further, we receive the gift of God’s grace on account of faith in Jesus Christ. We are not to simply believe that Jesus exists; even the demons believe that (James 2:19). However, we are to trust in Jesus Christ as a living person for forgiveness of sins and for eternal life. There is an aspect of dependence, trust, and investment that is involved in the idea of grace through faith. In addition, one of the most important things that sets Christianity apart from other worldviews is the belief in the hypostatic union. This belief states that within Christ, there are two natures that maintain their own properties while uniting into one person. These

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