Topics: God, Bible, Jesus Pages: 3 (1152 words) Published: August 26, 2012
Liberty University

Worldview is a response of our inner being; our intellect, emotion and will. It determines what information we use when making a decision, even if not realizing it. We all have a “worldview”, though we aren't always consistent in how we apply it. Worldview is like looking through a lens at the same object, in which we all see different colors. Origin is a question that we all have asked ourselves and some point in life. 'Where did we come from?” or “how did it all begin?” Theism means everything that exists to include humans as a result of God, the creator God. We as Theists, believe that God exists, one God exists.(Consider, Dr. Lew Weider & Dr. Ben Gutierrez pg.55) The Bible says In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) so this explains God is the first cause, and there is something rather than nothing. We also know that the Bible says, “Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made,” (John 1:3) which is why we as Theists also believe that God is the Creator. We also have to contemplate the thoughts of identity when we think of Worldview asking ourselves “What does it mean to be of human kind?” and “Should we consider ourselves above animals?” Theists believe that God is a separate entity from oneself, as so are animals. As the Bible says “You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:5) We also consider the thoughts that Male and female were both created “in the image of God” and were given the responsibility to rule over the animals and to be their caretakers (Genesis 2:15). Theists don't believe we will be reborn into lower life forms or should worship the animals as the Pantheists. We believe we are to be caretakers of the animals and may benefit from the reaping of the earth such as natural resources and animals for food. The question of “meaning/purpose” is another one we must...

References: (Weider, 2011) (Holy Bible, New International Verson (NIV), 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica)
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