Biblical Worldview Essay
by Franklin Rutledge
In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he addresses some important aspects of Christian life. How we should view the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. Paul touches on many subjects from God’s wrath against mankind, which serves as a warning concerning turning away from the Lord, to out attaining peace and life through the blood of Christ. Through these letters we see the state of man, and find that the solution is not to simply be a better person, but to submit to the will of God, and accept the blood of Jesus in faith, knowing that it is by faith that we are saved.
The Natural World
As we all know the natural world was formed by God, who is the Creator, through His words. We know this because the Bible is a testimony of God and not just a book written by humans. In (Romans 1:20) Paul writes, “For since the creation of the world Go’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” This scripture teaches that God is the creator and He has shown himself through the creation. God has made everything from the beginning and He is the only one who created everything in this world today. God created everything and there is no excuse that people should have when they stand in front of Him during judgement day because everything in this world is because of Him; therefore He wants to be acknowledge and praised because He is the reason that we are here.
Our human identity is found in knowing God and knowing our true nature. Mankind is the creation of God. It was not until God had created everything else in the world until he then created man. We are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). In (Romans 8:14-15) Paul writes “For all who are led by the Spirt of God are sons of God. For you did not received the spirit of slavery to fall back...
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