In this essay, I will try to give my point of view of my worldview. First, I will describe the worldview assumptions that apply to my life and me. There will be answers to several questions as they relate to my worldview. As I continue on to apply to this essay I will show how my worldview compares to the Christian worldview. In conclusion, the discussions will show how my worldview has changed over the course of this class. Worldview Assumptions
As far as I can tell, it is everyone’s perspective of life or their worldview as they see it. Everyone has a different worldview whether it is his or her religion or law. However, just because we listen and read about other religions does not mean we follow and believe them. I will add that a worldview helps me to understand life and reality in different parts of the world. People need to have a worldview to understand their purpose in life. Questions and Answers from my Own Worldview Perspective
Who is God and what are His Characteristics?
Christians believe that God created the universe and all within. He is the almighty. We are welcomed into a relationship with Him so that we will get to know Him personally, and intimately. “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understand and knows me, that I am Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23,24) What is a Human Being and what Happens When One Dies?
The scripture reads that God created man and woman in the image of Him. When He created us, he gave us a soul and spirit. Our body exists as a shell; our soul is our inner feelings such as our emotions. The spirit is our mind, where we hear the whisper of God leading us in the right directions of our life. I believe that when we die the body is returned to the earth and our soul continues to live on with God. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7) What is the Nature of the Universe?
Christians know that God created the universe according to His will. I know my worldview affects everything I believe about God, marriage, education and the way we raised our children. He created all that is and all that will be forever in the universe. No matter what other views exist, Christians know that God created the Heaven and the earth, which is the universe. God allows His children to see His creations according to his Word and it is up to Christians to have a relationship with Him (Salihuddin, 2013). How do You Know What You Know? How do you Know what is True?
While growing up my grandparents taught me the family right from wrong. I also know what I know by attending church, listening to the pastor, and reading the Bible. This class has taught me about worldviews I had never heard of before. It also taught me different ways to understand and research the Bible. I know what I know because God created me to be all I can be and to follow my dreams by practicing the power of positive direction (Jakes, 2008). This is how I know what I know. What is Right and Wrong or How can We Know there is a Right from Wrong?
Knowing right and wrong should not be an issue for any Christian. Christians know that the Word is right and that there is no other alternative. Knowing that you have a healthy relationship with God is right enough for me. People can listen to who and whatever they want to receive the Word, but until they open the Holy Bible and receive it for themselves, they will not know the difference (Wright, 2004). Is Life Pointless or is there Purpose?
I believe that God created everything and everyone for His purpose. I also believe Christians given this gift of love to serve only Him for...
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