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\Katyja Anderson

Jan 22, 2024, 5:14 AM

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Hello Dr. Pasley and Class,

 

The resurrection holds deep significance in the Christian worldview for several reasons. The resurrection validates Jesus’s claims about His divinity and mission. “He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:6) By conquering death, Jesus proved His authority over the ultimate human limitation, proving that He is the Son of God. As described in Luke 24, this event becomes a cornerstone of the Christian faith, backing the belief in a living and transformative relationship with God.

 

The resurrection provides hope and assurance to us Christians. It assures Christians that death is not the end but a transition to eternal life. This hope becomes a source of comfort and strength in the face of life’s challenges and uncertainties. 

 

The resurrection is central to the Christian understanding of redemption and forgiveness. Through Christ’s triumph over death, believers find redemption from sin and the promise of reconciliation with God. To conclude, the resurrection of Christ is important in shaping the Christian worldview by confirming Jesus’s divinity, offering hope beyond mortality, and providing the foundation for the concept of redemption. It serves as a powerful symbol of faith and a testament to the transformative power of divine love.

 

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New International Version (NIV). (2011). Luke 24.6.

Trenese George

Jan 22, 2024, 8:34 AM

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The resurrection confirms Jesus’ identify as the Son of God and the Messiah. In Luke 24, Jesus appears to his disciples after His resurrection, providing them with undeniable evidence that He has conquered death. The resurrection offers hope and assurance of eternal life. In The Beginning of Wisdom, chapter 6, the resurrection is depicted as a triumph over death and a promise of life after earthly existence. Furthermore, the resurrection demonstrates God’s power over sin and evil. Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for humanity’s sins, but it is through His resurrection that victory over sin and its consequences is fully realized. This victory provides believers with forgiveness and reconciliation with God. The resurrection of Christ holds immense importance within the Christian worldview. It confirms Jesus’ identity, offers hope of eternal life, demonstrates God;s power of sin, serves as a foundation for faith, and empowers believers to live transformed lives.

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Kristin Tabor

Jan 22, 2024, 4:07 PM

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is important to the Christian worldview. This event validates the claims of Christianity and distinguishes it from other world religions. The resurrection confirms that Jesus is the Son of God and he conquered sin and death. This is the ultimate proof of God’s power and love for his creation to Christians. Through this, believers have the hope for eternal life as promised: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” (John 11:25). The resurrection was not only spiritual or symbolic but physical well. Jesus’ body was raised from the dead and appeared to his disciples showing he was truly alive. This serves as a foretaste that believers will experience in the future. 

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Katyja Anderson

Jan 22, 2024, 5:30 AM

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Hello Dr. Pasley and Class,

 


How does one gain eternal life? 

 

As a Christian, my understanding is rooted in the belief that eternal life is gained through faith in Jesus Christ. One of the foundational verses supporting this is John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (New International Version, John 3:16) This truth deeply impacts my life as a Christian, bringing a sense of purpose, hope, and assurance. Knowing that my faith in Jesus secures eternal life fills me with gratitude and a deep sense of peace. The idea of grace, in Ephesians 2:8-9, also supports that eternal life is a gift from God, not earned through works. This shapes my perspective, cultivating humbleness and dependence on God’s mercy.

 


How does the Christian concept of the afterlife differ from that concept in other worldviews? 

 

In comparison to other worldviews, the Christian concept of the afterlife stands out in its emphasis on salvation through faith rather than personal worth. This distinction influences my interactions with others, encouraging a compassionate and understanding approach rooted in the love of Christ. The Christian understanding of eternal life deeply shapes my worldview and guides my actions.

 


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Bible. (2011). 
New International Version (NIV). John 3.16. Biblica

Trenese George

Jan 22, 2024, 9:11 AM

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In John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. This verse emphasizes that belief in Jesus is the key to receiving eternal life. It signifies God’s love and sacrifice through sending His son to provide salvation. 

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This verse explains that sin leads to death, but through God’s grace and the work of Jesus Christ, eternal life is offered as a gift. 

Ephesian 2:8-9: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works so that no one can boast.” This emphasizes that salvation and eternal life are received as a result of God’s grace and through faith, rather than by personal efforts or good deeds. 

 

John 3:16 (NIV): “For God so  loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that he who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

Romans 6:23 (NIV): “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV): “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works so that no one can boast.”

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Sarah Sauer

Jan 22, 2024, 9:10 PM

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Believing in God will gain you eternal life; it is Jesus who said this in the story of Jesus teaches Nicodemus found in the book of John.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. In this story Nicodemus asked how we can be re-born as a man. Nicodemus says that it is not possible to be re-born through your mother’s womb, Jesus agreed.  “Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit” John 3: 5-6.  In the teaching Jesus talks to Nicodemus about believing in God will give you eternal life, and he also mentions being re-born. Christians believe that the sacrament of Baptism is the re-birth in Christianity through the Holy Spirit and this is an important sacrament to gain eternity. 

 

Christians believe in the afterlife that God has promised. That if they follow him, and confess their sins, live in faith to him eternal life in heaven with God will come after their life here on earth ends with their death.  Other worldviews believe in other Gods, and some believe that there is no God. My guess for those who believe in a God, or Gods believe in some sort of life after death, but for those who do not believe I would assume they wouldn’t believe in anything at all. According to our topic overview, other religions believe that eternal life must be earned, through good acts. This is what makes Christianity unique from other religions, it doesn’t expect you to be perfect humans are not capable,  which is why God sent his son Jesus Christ to be the savior (Grand Canyon University, 2021)

 

            Grand Canyon University. (2021). 
CWV- 101 Topic 5 Overview [ Class Document]. Halo.

 

 

 

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Miranda Heslop

Jan 22, 2024, 4:59 AM

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Why the resurrection is so important to the Christian worldview is because without the resurrection we would benefit nothing. While with the resurrection we gain forgiveness and hope of eternal life. It also shows us that Jesus is the powerful Son of God who conquered death and reigned as the Lord of all.  Jesus’s resurrection sets us free from our sins, especially if we accept him as our Lord Jesus Christ. The resurrection also proved the power of God, that he can resurrect his son and cleanse us of our sins.

Daniel Grant

Jan 22, 2024, 2:22 PM

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Luke 24:6-7 states, “He has risen; he is not here!” Recall what he said to you in Galilee when he was still among you: “The Son of Man must be given over to the hands of sinners, be crucified, and be raised on the third day.”  Since the resurrection is the pinnacle of God’s power over sin and death, it is extremely important. It is evidence of the promise that love overcomes all anxieties and that life ultimately prevails over death. Along with fulfilling predictions, Jesus’ resurrection created a new covenant of grace and salvation. This incident strengthens my faith, telling me that with Jesus, we too have the hope of resurrection and eternal life. It serves as the cornerstone of Christian ethics and morality. It establishes a standard for selflessness, love, and forgiving. I am continuously reminded of the transformative power of God’s love and the need to imitate Christ’s selflessness in my daily life because I believe in the resurrection of Jesus. 

Michal Hilton

Jan 22, 2024, 6:20 PM

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The resurrection of Christ is important because it shows that all that had been foretold had come to fruition. It helped all those that may not have believed, that Jesus is the one that was said would come and die for all our sins so that man has a path back to Gods kingdom. It also shows that God is righteous, forgiving and kept his promise of an eternal life. Through following Gods plans for us whether they are good or bad, having faith, and praise we can all be offered salvation. All of these things are concepts of a Christian worldview.

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Miranda Heslop

Jan 22, 2024, 5:01 AM

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According to the Christian worldview how we gain eternal life is, accepting Jesus Christ as our savior and being baptized. We also must repent for our sins. Jesus said to them. “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3: 16-17. How the Christian concept of the afterlife differs from the concept in other worldviews is with Christian beliefs we affirm that God is the sovereign and almighty Lord of all existence. As Christians we also believe we hold a place in the afterlife with God and live eternally in Heaven with him. How other beliefs differ is there is no God if you are an atheist and if you are a pantheist you believe in multiple Gods.

Michal Hilton

Jan 22, 2024, 7:17 PM

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The teachings from this week show that the only true way to gain eternal life is to follow Gods laws. This cannot be done simply by repenting ones sins but must include faith in Gods plan for you whether it is good or bad, and doing God’s good works. This is said in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” 

Many worldviews believe differently from the Christian believe of Heaven and Hell. Some believe in reincarnation, some believe that man can become gods and rule their own domains, and others may believe that we just cease existing.

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Christian Narine

Jan 22, 2024, 7:26 PM

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In the Christian worldview, eternal life is gained through faith and belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our Savior. The Bible, particularly the New Testament, emphasizes the importance of believing in Jesus for salvation and eternal life. My all-time favorite verse is John 3:16 (NIV) which states “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus came and died for our sins and all he asked for in return is for us to give him unconditional love and faith in him. The Christian concept distinguishes itself by emphasizing a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ as the means to attain eternal life, contrasting with Muslims who believe in earning a place in paradise through good deeds, following the teachings of the Quran, and submitting to the will of Allah. While Hindus believe in reincarnation and the law of karma. 

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