What is a worldview?
According to Merriam-Webster, a worldview is defined as the way someone thinks about the world. This is a straight and to the point answer but there are many ways you can define worldview. I look at it as seeing things through one’s own map – a map that is created through a person’s experiences and environment that defines how you see the world. Everyone has a different map so no two people will have the exact same worldview. II.
The Question of Origin – Christians believe that God created everything Ex Nihilo, “out of nothing” (Weider & Gutierrez). It is also believed in many Christian churches that David and Moses assisted God in the creation. This is one of the largest debates among men, where did we come from? Two scripture verses that support this are Genesis 2:7 and Revelation 4:11, these are just two of many. 2.
The Question of Identity – Christians believe that God created them to be above all other creatures that inhabit the earth but lower than Him, God created man in his image. Man was also created to take care of all of God’s creations. Two scripture verses that support this are Psalm 100:3 and Psalm 95:6-7. 3.
The Question of Meaning/Purpose – Basically, Why are we here? Christians believe that the purpose of mankind is to know God (Weider & Gutierrez). To know God is to have an intimate relationship with him, not just to follow “steps” of religion. Two scripture verses that support this are Luke 1:37 and Samuel 22:13. 4.
The Question of Morality – Christians believe that all men and woman are born sinners and are not capable of saving themselves, only with true faith can one be saved and will then follow in the path of God. We are to follow in His holy standard and ask for redemption. Two scripture verses that support this are Ephesians 2:8 and 1 Peter 1:16. 5.
The Question of Destiny – Christians believe in only two destinies, one being...
References: Webster, Noah. "Worldview." New Collegiate Dictionary. A Merriam-Webster. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam, 1953. Web
Dr. Lew Weider and Dr. Ben Gutierrez (2011). Consider. Virginia Beach, Acedemx Publishing Services, Inc.
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