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Answer the following questions in relation to Christianity.

According to Christians:
What is the basic human problem?
What is the cause of the problem?
What is the end or goal of transformation?
What are the means of this transformation?

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What Is the Basic Human Problem?
Each religion identifies a situation common to humanity which results in the need for transformation. For example, some religions identify the fundamental human problem as entrapment in a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth; some religions identify the human problem as a lack of harmony with the rest of existence; and some religions identify the human problem as separation or alienation from a personal god.

What Is the Cause Of the Problem?
Religions assert understandings of the cause of the human problem. For example, some religions identify the problem as separation or alienation from a personal god, perhaps due to human disobedience of the deity's will, plan, or commands; some identify the cause as being caught in an endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth; some identify the problem as disharmony due to human forgetfulness as the way of harmony.

What Is the End or Goal of Transformation?
Religions envision an ideal state for humans. This ideal state is goal of transformation. For example, some religions identify goal of transformation to be the release from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth while others identify the goal of transformation to be reconciliation and restoration of fellowship with a personal God.

What Are the Means Of This Transformation?
Religions assert means of enabling this transformation. For religions in which the liberation from the cycle of birth, rebirth, and death is the goal of the transformation, the means of that transformation focuses on the overcoming of material attachment and spiritual ignorance. If the goal of the transformation is repairing the separation or alienation from a personal god caused by human disobedience, the means of the transformation is a changed life or a reorientation to the life ordained by the deity. In those religions where the goal is the reinstitution of the harmony of all living beings, the means is an all-encompassing life change.

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Hi,

Excellent questions!

RESPONSE:

Based on the attached guide, according to Christians:

1. What is the basic human problem?

The human problem is the separation or alienation from a personal god.

2. What is the cause of the problem?

The separation or ...

Solution Summary

From the Christian perspective, this solution discusses the basic human problem, the cause of the problem, the end or goal of transformation and the means of this transformation.

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