Christian Worldview Paper

ChristianWorldview Paper

ChristianWorldview Paper

PartI

  1. What is Worldview?

Theterm worldview is used to denote a personal or historicalperspective. It is a framework from which human beings view realityto interpret the world. It also denotes any belief, attitude,spirituality, movement or conviction that provides a primary approachto understanding God, the universe, and man’s relationship with Godand the universe (Griffiths,2012).Therefore, having a worldview means that human beings create personalopinions regarding life. These opinions help them in the process ofmaking choices and decisions and help them learn ways of describingthe creations around them. In that regard, worldviews differ amongindividuals depending on their immediate environment, beliefs andideologies. (107 words).

PartII

  1. The Question of Origin

Originrefers to the beginning of something. According to the Christianworldview of the beginning of life and the origin of every creation,God created the world. They belief that the world and all that is init begun with the hand of God. The facts from the scriptures as notedin Genesis Chapter 1:1 support this worldview. The Bible repeatedlystates that God created the world starting with the heavens andearth. The Bible reaffirms this in Isaiah 45:12, where God himselfsaid that he created the world and gave life to everything that is init.

  1. The question of Identity

TheChristian worldview concerning identity is based on Theism. Theism isthe belief that all human beings were created by God and in Hisimage. The first chapter of the book of Genesis recounts that Godcreated human beings in His image (Genesis 1). Christian’s believethat God intended human beings to be distinct compared to otherliving things. In the scriptures, it is indicated that God intendedman to rule over other creations and that the Holy Spirit intendedman to be superior to other species. Genesis 2:15 further explainsthat God made a man out of dust and gave him life by breathing intohis nostrils to make him a living creature that would worship him.

  1. The question of meaning

TheChristian worldview regarding the meaning and purpose of life isfundamentally different from other views. Christians believe thatthey were created to serve God and maintain a solid relationship withhim at all times. The Christian view of purpose recognizes the Godcomes first, and other things follow. This is reinforced in Matthew5:33, which advises Christians to seek God’s Kingdom first, thenother things come second. This is believed to work provided thebelievers have faith and trust in God. Moreover, Matthew 6:24 recordsthat there is only one master, God, and he expects Christians toserve him alone.

  1. The Question of Morality

Determiningmorality from a Christian worldview perspective derives itsfoundation from the Ten Commandments in the book of Exodus. Thefoundations of Christian morals is the Bible Christians believe thatGod spoke to them regarding their morals through the Bible (2 Timothy3: 16). The Biblical worldview advances the belief that man wascreated in the image of God, thus making a man a moral being (Klein,2013).The Bible gives human beings the tools to make moral judgements bydifferentiating between the right and wrong ways of life. The TenCommandments are the key reference points for the definition ofmorality, which are reflections of the moral character of theCreator. In the Book of Romans 2:15, the Bible states that God wroteHis laws on the hearts of the Christians.

  1. The Question of Destiny

Inthe Christian Worldview, human beings have a pre-determined time tolive as creations of God. Men are mortal, and Christians assert thatafter death, a person will either go to Hell or enjoy the provisionsof Heaven depending on how they led their lives on earth (Revelation20:21). The eternal fate of human beings is determined by theirrelationship with God during their time on earth. According to theChristian Worldwide view, there is life after death. In John 11:25,Jesus said that He is the resurrection and the life. He says thatanyone who believes in Him, though dead, he will live (Klein,2013).(555words).

PartIII

  1. Biblical worldwide perspectives on how we interact with the environment and non-human creation

TheBiblical worldwide view recognizes that God is the creator of heavenand earth (Genesis 1). Moreover, God enjoys and loves every part ofHis creation (Psalms 145:16-17). Therefore, God places equal value oneverything that He created. Therefore, this worldwide view directshow we interact with the environment, knowing that everything belongsto God and should be respected equally (Genesis 1:25). Therefore, wecan understand that it is our responsibility to take care of allaspects of creation.

  1. Biblical worldwide perspectives on&nbsplocal or national elections

BiblicalWorldwide views influence how I vote by defining the requirementsthat a leader should have according to the Word of God (Klein, 2013). The Bible defines desired leadership attributes in 1 Timothy 3:1-13and Acts 6:1-6. Therefore, by referring to the Bible, I can electleaders with high standards of integrity. Elections should bringforth competent leaders as stated in Romans 12:3-8. (140words).

References

Griffiths,P. J. (2012).&nbspPhilosophyand the Christian worldview: analysis, assessment and development.D. Werther, &amp M. D. Linville (Eds.). A&ampC Black.

Klein,J. U. (2013). Religious Views: The Impact of Traditional TheologicalOpinion on the Practice of Third-Party Reproduction. In&nbspPrinciplesof Oocyte and Embryo Donation&nbsp(pp.383-394). Springer London.

TheBible: New King James Version