The term “worldview” is used to describe what one might refer to as an individual’s personal point-of-view in life. The word worldview is derived from the German word “Weltanschauung” which means “world” and “view”. A Worldview is involved in a human’s emotions, outlook, ethics, themes and values. This view is created and used on a daily basis by all human beings, whether perceived, or not. Worldview is used to interpret, to discern, and to plan. One’s worldview does not only affect the large decisions in life, such as college, or marriage, but also even the smallest choices of daily life, and word-use.
1. As might be expected, a Christian Worldview differs largely from the worldview, or point-of-view, of the secular trends. A Christian Worldview believes that all questions to do with man, the universe, and creation are found and answered through the inspired Word of God. The Question of Origin is answered in Naturalism through Genesis, which states “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth”. Naturalists even go further to state that all living creatures, animals and organisms, are created by an ultimate Creator (Genesis 1). This view is in complete contrary to an Evolutionistic belief of humans deriving from animals.
2. The next question to which most people relate is The Question of Identity. The question of what man is, yet again, is answered through the Word of God, as stated in Genesis. God created man in His image (Genesis 1). Human beings were created in a different light, as God states that He created homo-sapiens in His image, and in His likeness. Unlike animals, humans have the ability to reason, to question, and humans also have a soul, or a deeper being. These are unique characteristics of being created in God’s image.
3. The question of meaning/purpose in life is a...