I. Part One: What is a worldview? Define what the term “worldview” means. “Worldview is a response of our heart or inner being; our intellect, emotion and will. It’s the total framework we bring to decision making” (Weider & Gutierrez, Consider, 2011) II.Part Two: Articulate the biblical/Christian Worldview (what is believed) for each of the following 5 questions. Give 2 relevant scripture references for each of the five questions below (do not write out the verses) to support why it is believed. (300 words) 1.
The Question of Origin refers to: How did life begin? And how mankind comes to existence? “God is the first cause, the answer to why there is something rather than nothing.” (Weider & Gutierrez 2011). In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1), the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7). 2. The Question of Identity refers to: “What does it mean to be human?” “Are humans more important than animals?” (Weider & Gutierrez 2011). God created mankind above the animal and man was created, “a little lower than the angels” (Psalm 8:5). Male and female were both created “in the image of God” and were given the responsibility to rule over the animals and to be their caretakers (Genesis 2:15). 3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose refers to: “Why mankind exist?” and “why do I exist?” mankind seeks to answer. (Weider & Gutierrez 2011). Theists believe that the purpose of the mankind is to know God. (Weider & Gutierrez 2011). Traditional Judaism teaches that the man is to love the Lord and serve Him with “all your hearth and all your soul” (Deuteronomy 11:13), in Christianity the purpose of mankind according to (John 17:3) is “that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent ”It’s about having a personal intimate relationship with God through his son, Jesus Christ. (Weider & Gutierrez 2011). 4. The...
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