Melissa McDonald Davis 100% grade on this paper
January 18, 2015
Prof. Dr. Jim Uhley
Christianity: The Bigger Picture - A Clearer View
When evaluating my worldview, I was classified as having a Christian worldview (Quiz, 2014). Even though Christianity is the largest faith in the world, it can be a difficult faith to adhere to. The Christian worldview is one of morality, love and devotion in response to the God we serve; who is incomparably holy, merciful and just. He is a personal and loving God, an active participant in our lives (Deuteronomy 31:6) (Christianity, 2006). It seems that Christianity is the only logical and consistent worldview, providing adequate answers to all of life’s toughest questions. God has provided the answers about creation, humanity, and the future in his Word, the Holy Bible. He desires for us to know him, see the bigger picture and to know his will (Jeremiah 24:7, Hebrews 13:21). Having a Christian worldview determines the way I live and is based on what I know to be true about God, humanity, and life.
I believe in the One Sovereign God, Yahweh (theism) (Cosgrove, 2006). God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and he is eternal. God is the head of the Trinity, which consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ the person (God made flesh), and the Holy Spirit (Christianity, 2006). Because of the complex personhood of the Trinity, Christians have often been incorrectly labeled as Polytheists by Islamic sects and Orthodox Jews, which is the belief in more than one god (Rabbi Federow, 2012) (Islam and The Truth, n.d.). In reality, Christians are monotheists, we believe that all three persons of the Trinity are one Triune God. Like Hindus, Christians believe that God is truth and love (Truth is God, n.d.). God is All-Knowing, All-Powerful and Ever-Present. He knows every detail of my life (Psalm 139:16), every secret thought, and every fear (Psalm 139:2). God is my defender and provider. He is patient and just. And while I...