Everyone Has A Different Worldview Theology Religion Essay
Worldview is the way you see life around you. Everyone has a different worldview simply because of their personal experiences or traditions they were brought up to believe. Worldview is what people use to understand life around them. It is how people evaluate their belief in God and it also helps them better understand their relationship with God. All people have a worldview. If you think you do not have a worldview you are very wrong. It establishes how you feel about anything that happens around you. It is what makes your reactions and emotions towards anything that may happen around you.
According to Genesis 1:27 in the bible man was created by God in his own image. God took the dust from the ground and made Adam. Upon creation he breathed into his nose and gave him life and then put him in the Garden of Eden; the first human was created and given dominion over all the beast of the earth. (Genesis 1:26 & Genesis 2:7-8). God saw that
Adam was alone and he caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep and from one of his ribs God created Eve (Genesis 2:20-25)
The question of identity has been asked throughout the ages, who am I and why am I here? How do I see myself in the scheme of things? In the secular world people often find themselves asking themselves this question and finding no real answer which leaves them feeling empty, turning to substances and other means to dull the emptiness they are left with. We are entities created by God and the only way to be truly fulfilled is through our savior. We are body, soul and spirit and without acknowledging each and feeding each, our identities are never realized. We are nothing without God; our identity is defined by our relationship with God. It is through acceptance of Jesus that our true identities are realized. According to the word of God we are ambassadors of God and his word (2 Corinthians 5:20)
What is our purpose? How do we know what we were meant to be, to achieve? God is the answer to all of these questions. We are not separate, but are a part of the whole in God. It is through our growing relationship with God that we achieve the purpose that is meant for our lives. It is God who gives us our direction, our purpose. The Almighty directs and nurtures us much like we direct and nurture our children. Our purpose is to glorify God and to do his desired works, to do good and not evil according to God’s plan (Romans 8:28). Much like we do with our little ones he does with us. As we grow in the Word of God he gives us direction and as we mature as Christians he increases our purpose.
Let’s define morality. Morality is the difference between right and wrong; how we see values, virtues and justice; our principles of right conduct. According to the word of God, the immoral will not inherit the earth; sins will prevent the Holy Ghost free access to our hearts and spirit. We find in 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 contextual instruction specifically addressing immoral acts that defile the church, our own bodies. Although there is really no way to lead a sinless life we can find comfort in knowing that Christ died on the cross for our sins, we are saved by his grace. This does not give us free rein to do whatever we please. We need to do our best to lead moral lives, to do no evil according to Gods word. I recently heard a preacher presiding over the funeral of a friend and his words spoke of this very thing. “No good works will get you into heaven and no evil doings will condemn you to hell; only the acceptance of Christ will get you through the gates of heaven or the non-acceptance of Christ sends you to hell.”
The Question of Destiny falls on each of us individually. God loves each and every one of us and wants us to live a life of prosperity. Our destiny is already written in the book of life. God has a plan for all and when we choose (because God gives us free will) the path of righteousness and accept Christ as our savior our destiny begins.
Our ultimate destiny as Christians is to spend eternity together with our Heavenly Father in pure love and happiness.
A biblical worldview would influence the way I think about, treat and speak to others on a daily bases by always wanting me to think about how God would want me to portray myself. I would always think about how God treated others and the kindness he showed even to those who were out casted. I would think about the fact that he died on the cross for us and I would then take into account what I could do to better myself and people around me. When it comes to how I treat the environment and non-human creations I would also again have to look at how these things were created originally. It’s like a form of art someone made only it’s what I live in. God created everything around us and I should always take in the beauty that surrounds me on an everyday basis.
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