Worldview: ten Commandments and God

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Yvette Gross
11/9/2012
Apol 104-D11LUO

As per the definition found in the dictionary to define "Worldview," it is as follows. The overall perspective from which one see's and interprets the world. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by individual or a group. This represents the theory which I use to understand, perceive this world. It helps me to function according to the "norm." Therefore, I fit nicely in with the status quo and not ruffle any feathers. Or so they believe. PART 2 - The Biblical/ Christian worldview of Origin, Identity, Purpose, Morality, and Destiny. 1. The question of origin-“Where do we come from?” How did we come into existence?” Christian believes that God created earth, the heavens and everything in it out of his own will. Christian believe that mankind was created by the one and only sovereign God (Genesis 1:27). The bible states that the process in which God created Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:7-8, 23). Adam was created from the dust off the ground and Eve from Adam. “God who made the world and all things in it, since he is lord of heaven and earth” (Acts 17:24-25). Therefore, we all are created by God.

2. The question of Identity-“Who am I”? “What does it mean to be a human?” “Are humans more important than animals?” Christian’s worldview teaches that God created man (Genesis1:27). We were created in God’s own image. We were given responsibility over the earth and rulers over animals (Genesis 1:26-28). Since we were created in God’s image, we are separate from animals and are given the right over animals (Genesis 1:28). We were known to God before our births.

3. The question of meaning/ Purpose- “Why do I exist?” The original purpose of the first man’s creation was when Adam rebelled against God. Men and women discovered themselves to exist in order to know God, to do his will, to glorify him, and to enjoy him forever (1 Corinthians 13:12). “Why do I exist?” We are here because God created men...
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