The term “worldview” is a very vague term and can be defined many different ways. According to Weider and Gutierrez (2012), it means “a person’s philosophy of life.” (p. 51). A person’s worldview is what causes them to see things the way they do, and will impact most decisions they make in life.
The question of Origin, Identity, Meaning/purpose, Morality, and Destiny, are the 5 key questions that can help determine a person’s worldview. I will now answer these questions from a biblical/ Christian worldview. The bible answers the question of origin by stating that God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). We are also taught in (Psalm 139:13-16) that God is the creator of all mankind and that we are all one with him. Moses also identifies God in (2 Peter 1:2) as the first cause. The question of Identity is answered by the truth that God created all of humanity in his image (Genesis 2:15) however; he did not create animals or the earth that way, nor are they to be worshipped. God does however make mankind responsible for his creation. (Psalm 8:5). The question of meaning/purpose is answered in John 17:3 which says that followers of Christianity should have a personal relationship through God and that we are here so that we may know him. Being Christian is “not simply following the tenants of a religion.” (Wieder & Gutierrez P.60) Christianity teaches that we are here to love one another just as we love ourselves (Deuteronomy 11:13). The question of morality is answered in many different ways in various areas of the bible, and basically tells us that because Adam and Eve allowed sin to enter the world, (Genesis 3) we are all in need for redemption. (Wieder & Gutierrez P.63) The bible tells us we can only receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and not by ones work (Ephesians 2:8-10). The question of destiny is my favorite of all questions because it promises that those who are followers of Christ will be saved and...
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