2014 Apol 104-D34 LUO
Part I. What is a Worldview?
A worldview is a set of beliefs about how you view the fundamental aspects of the world. Your worldview can greatly influence everything you do, think, or know. You can say you do or don’t have a worldview but if you deny having one, then you may possibly either be naïve or misled. If your worldview is incorrect, then you may be living your life with a behavior that is wrong. I definitely think that is how I have been living my life. I had never thought about having a worldview but I can see now how it can dictate everything in life that you do.
1. The Question of Origin - This question has been around almost as long as the earth. As Christians, we know with certainty that our origin is through God, the Almighty Father. The Christian worldview supports that in 6 days God created the world and all of the beautiful creations. It was also during this time that Adam (man) and Eve (woman) were created. (Genesis 1:27-28, 31) 2. The Question of Identity - I know I have many times asked myself “Who Am I”. As a Christian, I believe that God created man. Genesis 1:27 teaches that God created man in his own image. We were set apart by God to rule over all the creatures that move on the earth. Man was given command over everything on and in the earth. (1 Corinthians 15:39.) 3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose - John 17:3 provides a simple explanation of what it means to know God. In Luke 12:15-21, it is stated that one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions. As in the parable of the man with the abundant crops, you can store up riches for yourself but that is not how you become rich in God. 4. The Question of Morality - Christians acknowledge man’s shortcomings and the need for morality and forgiveness (Romans 3:23). According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “moral” means concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior. To a...
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