Worldview Essay

Topics: New Testament, Christianity, Jesus Pages: 2 (680 words) Published: September 3, 2013
Worldview
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Apologetics 104
Liberty University

What is a worldview? David Noebel, author of “Understanding the Times,” has a good definition of a Christian Worldview. He states, “It is any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world, and man’s relations to God and the world.” I would add that it is the way a Christian should view the world with the eyes of Christ to whom resides inside them. For without God, there is no world.

What are the biblical/Christian worldviews for each of the following questions?

1. The Question of Origin – Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16. For those who believe in the “Big Bang Theory” or “Evolution,” there are too many unanswered questions. To presume that all that we know as the world today was that of total chance is completely unthinkable. Only an orderly, purposeful, intelligent, designer could have accomplished what we know as the heavens and the earth. If evolution got us to where we are today, why are there no present signs of evolution continuing in man? Why does science show that we are made up of the same six elements of soil? When our bodies die, they turn back into soil. Hence forth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. 2. The Question of Identity – Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 8:29. God gave us the greatest honor from the very beginning. He gave us His identity. He molded us in His own hands and breathed life into us with His own breath. From that time on, we are identified with Him. When we accept His Son as our Savior, He then indwells us with His spirit. Living the Christian life allows us to become one with the Creator. 3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose – Genesis 2:15; Romans 15:15-17. Yes, God gives each of us meaning and purpose no matter where we may be in our Christian walk. Our purpose may be as important as vocalizing God’s Word...
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