Accordingto Christianity, the ultimate reality is the entire nature of things.Some people define it differently. Others say that the ultimatereality refers to a personal being others say it is an impersonalbeing while others consider ultimate reality as the everlasting truththat guides the universe. To some people, all three definitions arethe same. When you think of ultimate reality, you try to thinkregarding what may be factual. Since time immemorial, people havesought to come up with an appropriate definition. However, perceptiveand knowledge tend to limit the thoughts of individuals.
Accordingto scientists, the brain influence of man can get a clear glimpse ofreality and religion based on their beliefs and faith on how theyaccept the truth and the creation of the world. They believe thatultimate reality has no assertion to a higher authority. In Genesis1:1, God is regarded as the greater authority for Christians. Faithis the reassurance of things hoped for, the belief of things notseen. In relation to this and Genesis 1:1, Christian, therefore,believes in God as their higher authority (Sire, 2011). Christianspray and are answered by God in what they consider to be miracles.
Overthe years, philosophers and scientists have attempted to elaboratethe nature of the world. From their speculations, they have managedto come up with two main views which try to elaborate the nature ofthe world. Scientists have sought to explain the nature of the worldusing physics. Physics is a field of study that is mainly composed oflaws and theories that attempt to explain the nature and the originof the earth. Philosophers, on the other hand, try to account for theworld in religious terms. From this spiritual perspective, the worldwas created by a supreme being. After creating the world, he thencreated man and put him in charge of everything. The world and humanlife, in general, is therefore controlled by a supreme being who hasmore power than man (Haymes et al., 2016).
Accordingto Christianity, the nature of the world focuses on God as thecreator of the universe. From the creation story, we can follow thecreation order established by God distinctively (Geisler, 2013). Hecreated plants, followed by fish, then birds and then the otheranimals. After creating all these, he then created the man who was totake care of his creation. Out of all the God`s creations, only humanbeings were created in his image. God gave man specific instructionwhich he was to follow after he was set up (Geisler, 2013). Hisprimary responsibilities were to take care of God’s creation bycultivating the land and taking care of the animals.
Thereare specific aspects that distinguish human beings from all othercreatures. In Genesis 1:27 we learn that human being was created inGod’s image. This implies that we are God’s replica. According to1John 4:16, human beings possess characteristics of God such aspatience, kindness, and faithfulness among other, mainly because weare created in his image. This is a distinct feature from all othercreatures. There are distinct features which separate human beingsfrom other creatures. First, a human being is an intellectualcreature. An intellect creature is one which can be able to think andmake decisions. Out of all the creatures, only human beings have thisparticular characteristic. Other than intellect, there are also anumber of features which distinguish man from all other creatures(Smith & Hoyoung, 2012).
SinceGod put the man in charge of every other creature on each, it meansthat he bestowed his authority among us (Yandell, Werther, Linville &Griffiths, 2012). As such, among the nature of human beings, is to beresponsible for God’s creation. We should learn to take care of theearth and everything that is in it.
Ineveryday life, man encounters several challenges and problems. Theprimary source of these challenges is man`s desire. Human being isfull of lust. We tend to desire almost anything that comes our way.1stTimothy 6:10 state that the love of money is the source of all evil(Haymes et al., 2016). The love of money does not necessarily referto money. It refers to all the materialistic things. A human beinghas developed a certain liking for money-oriented things and hasshifted focus from the spiritual path. People are not content withwhatever they have and always want to acquire more. Man believes thathaving materialistic wealth will make him live a comfortable life.The minute one is not able to afford the materialistic stuff, theystart to covet other people`s belongings. From the Ten Commandments,we learn that coveting is a sin. Other than just coveting, people goas far as stealing from other so as to lead a comfortable life(Yandell et al., 2012).
Tobe able to tackle this particular issue, people need to be educatedon the importance of self-satisfaction and self-worth. People mainlysteal because they are not satisfied with whatever they have. Theytend to compare themselves to others, yet everyone has differentcapabilities. As soon as a person has self-worth, they will notcompare themselves to other people. As such, coveting and stealingwill decrease (Smith et al., 2012).
Peopleshould, therefore, be encouraged to work modestly and always becontent with what they get. We should always remind each other thatwe are created in God`s image, and we should act as He desires.Modest work always pays off and is more satisfying other thanstealing from others. It also gives one a peace of mind and no fearof being arrested or caught.
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