Worldview Assignment

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7/13/12
APOL 104
Worldview Assignment

Part I:
A worldview is an all encompassing outlook on life and the world around an individual and defines how the individual relates to that world. As Christians we are directed by a Biblical worldview as taught in Romans 2:12 which teaches “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (NIV). (59) Part II:

1. The Question of Origin – is answered simply because God created the universe and everything in it out of his own will and design. This is supported by John 1:3 which explains the origin of everything and Romans 1:20 which identify the power and wonder of God in everything that exists in this world.

2. The Question of Identity – The question of Identity is understood by the Christian worldview that man was created as God’s special creation and crafted in his own image. Genesis 2:7 details this creation while Romans 8:16-17 explains who we are in relation to God and who wasn’t.

3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose – Meaning and purpose is outlined Genesis 1:26 which sets mankind above the other animals and calls on man to rule over this world in keeping with God’s plan. First John 3:2 explains that our final calling and ultimate purpose may not be known in the present but will be revealed.

4. The Question of Morality – Morality is accounted for in Romans 13:8-10 which teaches us that all of the rules and laws can be summed up by simply loving one another. This teaches that love of one’s neighbor will find no harm done and be in keeping with just law. Likewise Mark 7: 20-23 sets out what constitutes evil and what should be abstained in order to live morally and righteously.

5. The Question of Destiny – The Christian worldview holds that our ultimate destiny is communion with God. This is reinforced by John 16:33 which offers hope beyond the conditions faced in this world and 2 Thessalonians 1:8 which sets out what will...
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