Humanity and the Need for Divine Grace

This is part of a series of posts on my understanding of faith, ministry and the church. I would enjoy feedback and your response to my answers to these questions.

Question – What is your understanding of humanity, and the human need for divine grace?

Response – My response begins:

I understand humanity to be a part of God’s good creation. The book of Genesis provides a description of this creation:

“Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. … God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day” (Genesis 1:26-27, 31, TNIV).

Discussion

  • How would you respond to this question?
  • Where do you agree with my response?
  • Where do you disagree with my response?