Apol 104 Worldview

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Worldview
APOL 104
Sept. 9, 2012

Part One: What is a worldview?

Worldview can be defined as the way a person makes determinations and analyzes the things occurring globally around them. The worldview is formed through a person’s experiences and viewpoints. 29

Part Two: Biblical/Christian Worldview

1. Origin – Those who believe in the biblical/Christian Worldview, see God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as one entity. All of the things that we see were made out of nothing (ex nihilo) in six days. On day one God said let there be light and then divided the light and darkness. On day two God created Heaven (a firmament) and separated the waters under Heaven from the waters above. Next, God created Earth, the seas, and plant life on day three. On day four the sun, moon, and stars were created to give light upon the earth. On day five God made the whales and other creatures of the sea and birds and blessed them to be abundant. On day six cattle beasts and creatures of earth were created. Finally, man was created in the image of God, male and female. Then on day seven God rested. (Gen. 1-2) (Isaiah 45:12) 151 2. Identity - The biblical/Christian Worldview recognizes that human beings were created in the image of God and given dominion over all living things. We are a part of the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:27) (1 Peter 2:9-10) 36 3. Meaning/Purpose – Those with a Christian Worldview believe that everyone was created for a specific purpose. That purpose is to worship and glorify God and to live with Him forever. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) (Revelation 4:11) 32 4. Morality – The Christian worldview defines what is right and wrong “based upon God’s holy standard” (Weider, L. & Gutierrez, B., 2011). We were given Ten Commandments that we are to obey. The Bible is filled with examples of how we are to conduct ourselves. We are to strive to be Christ like. (John 13:34) (Romans 2:15) 55 5. Destiny – The Christian Worldview believes that all human beings...
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