I. Part One: What is a worldview? Define what the term “worldview” means. Use descriptive phrases to support your definition.(25-50 words)
Upon birth a person is introduced and raised within the context of a certain culture, belief, and traditions. These influences impress upon a person’s philosophy on life and their outlook. A worldview is the context of how a person analyzes and responds to worldly stimuli.
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 – The question of origin ask, “where did I come from”. (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011) Genesis 1:1 states that we are created by God. Without the omnipotent hand of a creator God we would not exist. Isaiah 45:12 states that it was God’s hands which created the Heavens.
2. The Question of Identity – The question of identity ask, “who am I” and “what does it mean to be a person?” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011) These questions are clearly answered within the Bible. A creator God created us above the animals and lower than the angels and therefore is greater than us. In Genesis 17:1 God calls himself the Almighty God. We are created beings created to be in subject to a creator God. Genesis 1:27 states that we are created in the image of this creator God and are the only being created by the hand of God.
3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose – The question of meaning/purpose ask, “why do I exist”. (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011) This is one of the most fundamental questions which has been asked by almost all people at some point during their life, throughout the span of history. Civilization and culture has been molded by the belief of the peoples answer to this question. The biblical worldview presented in John 17:3 and 1 Col 10:13...
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