BIBL 104-12D LUO
Biblical Worldview Essay
In Paul’s epistle to the Romans he gives us the foundation of Christian life in regards to how we should not only see the world, but also how we should act in a world that rejects the gospel of Christ. In Romans 1-8 Paul teaches us how we are not able to come to a saving grace through our works, but that it must come from Christ alone, and not only to the Jews, but to the Gentiles also. Paul tells us however, that this will not be easy, but we that we need to remember who is ultimately in control of everything around us. The Natural World
Paul makes it clear that the world was created by God and that we are without excuse if we choose to deny that. Romans 1: 22,23 tells us that men were turning their backs on God and worshipping the things that He had created instead of worshipping the Creator of those things. Verse 23 says that “they changed the glory of an incorruptible God”. Certainly having heard of the story of the children of Israel turning their backs on God and creating a golden calf to worship in the wilderness the Jews should have known what the consequences of this type of idolatry would bring (Exodus 22). Because of their defiance towards God he ultimately gave them over to the sinful lusts of their hearts to do what pleased themselves regardless if it was pleasing to God or not. Even today we are living with consequences of turning our backs on Him. Human Identity
Our identity is who we are. Much of our identity comes from our family, our friends, or where we may have been raised. As Christians our identity comes from Christ and we should continually strive to identify with Him. Unfortunately our original identity comes from Adam, and through his sin we have become sinful in nature from the beginning of our lives. Romans 5:19 says “For just as through the disobedience of one man many were set down as sinners, even, so, through the obedience of the One...
Bibliography: (King James Version). Retrieved from http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Rom&c=1&p=0&rl=0&ss=0&t=KJV Date accessed May 5, 2014
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