Society 's Influence On Society

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We live in a day and age in which society influences your identity—who you are and who you want to be. While it is common to allow people to put you in your place, giving you stereotypes to define you without actually knowing you as an individual, both body and soul, we Christians believe that you should be more interested in what the Bible says on that matter. It is no secret that the basis for our Christian lives stems off of the idea that God created us in His gracious image. With that we were given some insight as to what it means to be made in His image and what God asks of us during our time here on Earth. However, as much as Christians would like to be the perfect, obedient people of Christ, Christians believe that sin exists and prevents us from doing the holy thing in a given situation. It is through belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and proclaiming him as Savior, that we are able to believe in the idea of salvation, or forgiveness for our sins which can in turn lead to an eternal life with God. Starting with the very first words of Scripture, “In the beginning, God created,” we can see that the Bible describes humans as creations that were made in “His own image.” We were created with both a material body and an immaterial soul. What does it mean to be created in God’s image and why is that important? In comparison to other worldviews, Christians believe that we were individually handcrafted by God with love for His glory. In fact, God knew us even before

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