The Christian Worldview
I. What is a Worldview?
A worldview is the lens in which one interprets the world around them. It is the framework in which someone operates to form their actions, thoughts and opinions. One’s worldview impacts the way they view “life’s most important questions,” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 51). II. What is believed?
1. The question of origin
The question of origin or where do we come from is a question that most religions ponder. The Christian Worldview on the question of origin can be found in Genesis 1. Christians believe that God created the universe and everything in it in six days. Mankind originated from one man, Adam, and one woman, Eve, who was created on the sixth day in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). God is the Creator (Psalm 139:13-16) and He created everything out of nothing. 2. The question of Identity
The Christian worldview on identity is that our identity is found in our Creator. Mankind is uniquely and wonderfully made by God in His image (Genesis 1:27) and then given authority over all of creation to care for and to use as a food source (Genesis 1:28-29). Jeremiah 1:5 states that He knew us even before conception. Mankind’s identity is formed even before they were born. 3. The question of meaning/purpose
Why do we exist? Everyone wants to have a purpose in life. Christians find their purpose in glorifying their Creator. This is accomplished by being a light to the fallen, sinful world; showing them the glory seen through the death and resurrection of our Lord (Matthew 27-28, Matthew 5:13-16). Glorifying God can be accomplished through a variety of actions such as worshipping, obedience, and prayer but the main purpose is found in Matthew 28: 18-20 in the passage known as the Great Commission. If we are not making disciples then we are glorifying God for others to see. Glorifying God goes beyond the intimate moments of prayer or worship but is an outward expression,...
References: Weider, D., & Gutierrez, D. (2011). Consider. Academx Publishing Services Inc.
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