Biblical Worldview Essay
Jessica Wildes (Rogers)
Often times, new believers are encouraged to read through the book of Romans. This is because Paul is able to break down essential aspects of the Christian life in a way that is both probing and encouraging. It covers aspects of the natural world, human identity, relationships, and culture. As with every word of the Bible, this book transcends time and culture and speaks as much in todays’ time as it did to the Roman church to who Romans was originally written. As believers in Christ, it is important to live these truths so that He may use our lives for His glory and honor.
The Natural World
Nothing compares to standing on a mountain top as the sun sets, or on the beach with the waves crashing into the sand as the sun rises. As I view these glorious works of art, often times feeling they are a gift straight from God to me in that moment, there can be no denying His presence, His sovereignty, His majestic nature. Genesis 1 describes how everything we see was created by His hands, and placed here for us to see Him. Everything He created was put here in order to point us towards Him. Romans 1:20 (NLT) states, “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” This leads me to be convinced that, even if the Bible did not reach a people group so far rooted in the utter most parts of the remotest of lands, that they would be able to be led to Christ simply by the nature around them.
Paul discussed how, without Christ our identity is found in our sinful ways. However, there is absolute hope and truth that by His grace, Christ died for our sins and offered a way for us to be able to spend eternity with Him. For this reason, God sees Jesus when He looks at His redeemed children....
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