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Worldview I. What is a worldview? Worldview is a framework of beliefs by which a person views the world around them. It can also be defined as a person’s philosophy of life, a way to help him make his decision on a situation. Which can be a grid or filter, a person uses to interpret life and the world around them.

II. The Question of Origin: How did life begin? How did mankind come to existence?
Christians believe that the origin of how life and mankind developed was from God, our Creator. Genesis 1-12 describes how this world began. God created this world out of nothing. God spoke the world into existence. In book of Consider by Dr. Lew Weider and Dr. Ben Gutierrez stated that “The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity) were all actively working as One in this beautiful creation story.” (pg. 73). God is transcendent; He is not part the creation but separated from it. During the creation process, God declared that it is good (Gensis1:4). Saying everything in His liking was good enough to be shown. So the Christian worldview is that the origin is deep rooted in God.
The Question of Identity
When God made man He created him in His likeness (Genesis 1:26-27). He created mankind to have charge over the animals and all of God’s creations. And yet God created new man in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24). Christians is to see themselves as a child of God and likeness.
The Question of Meaning/Purpose
Christian’s purpose is to have a personal relationship with God the Creator of everything. Lefebvre states that, “To glorify God is man showing the greatness of God’s creation, the pinnacle of which is man in God’s image. However, we are not only to glorify Him, but also to enjoy Him for who He is.” Christians are here to not only enjoying what God created for them but to have that intimate relationship to show that they love and appreciate Him. As well as live according to His will. John 17:3 clearly says what Christians need to know and see. 2 Corinthians 5:21 give Christians a purpose to live right because of what Jesus did for them. So the meaning of existence is to live, learn, and love what God did for us.
The Question of Morality
What is right or wrong in a Christian worldview? The question of morality is important to Christian, since Christian have to live holy in God’s eyes. It’s different ways of explaining this but for starters Christians doesn’t always live the right way. Since man was born a sinner (psalm 51:5), salvation is achieved by grace through faith in God (Ephesians 2:8). God gave us the choice to how we want to live; live in His way or the world way. Men have conscience, so right and wrong are always in the mind to make a decision in a situation. Christians is to follow God’s moral standards to be seen good for the Lord.
The Question of Destiny
Where do we go from here? Christian’s belief in the afterlife result in how they live their lives for Christ. Christians doesn’t have a say so on to where their will be going after death. Everything is left up to God and His judgment (Revelation 20:13). If you lived right, God promised eternal life with Him in Heaven and if you lived wrong, Hell would be your home (Revelation 20:11-15). Weider and Gutierrez says “The choice of receiving Christ as one’s Savior or not making that choice while on this earth determines a person’s eternal state.”(Consider, pg.65).

III. From a biblical worldview, it influence the way you think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis because God told us to love one another. We are brothers and sister in Christ and how would look if we treat each other wrong. When Adam and Eve ate from the tree God didn’t disown them. He was hurt but He still loved them. A biblical worldview might influence the way you decide a future career by the direction from God. Christian has a purpose in life and we all have a different calling. So it all depends on what direction God guided you in.

Reference
Weider, L. and Gutierrez, B. (2011). Consider. Virginia Beach, VA:
Academx Publishing Services, Inc.

Lefebvre, M. (2011, April). Worldviews-Christianity. Warranted Belief.
Retrieved from http://warrantedbelief.wordpress.com

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