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WORLDVIEW                                                                                                                         1

Worldview

Dezada O. Gatlin

Apologetics 104, Section D29
Dr. Brent Kelly
April 11, 2012

WORLDVIEW                                                                                                                             2

  I. What is a Worldview?
      The ideological groundwork by which we comprehend our existence, we come
to understand our life and the world surrounding us.   It is a supposititious blueprint
into which we purposely or unintentionally place or fit everything we affirm and by
which we delineate and examine reality.   Philippians 2:5, tells to us exhibit Christ’s
humbleness of spirit and mind as followers who should live our lives sacrificially,
exemplifying personal care and concern for others with no room for self-regard.

  II. 1.   The Question of Origin---
        Where did we come from?   The Naturalist conclude matter has always existed and with
enough time and chance the end is what is seen around us today.   According to Naturalism, man
is a machine, a product of deterministic conditioning.   Pantheists claim that god and the universe
are one and the same, although generally god is not personal but impersonal god.   That is, god is
not a personal benevolent Creator who cares for His creation and answers prayers, etc.   Theism,
the Christian worldview includes an infinite personal God, Creator of the heavens and the earth.  
God is both transcendent over the universe, meaning he exists apart from it (Genesis 1:1) and
emanates in it meaning he was involved in it (Genesis 1:2).   He revealed himself in creation.
The Psalmist, David, declares that God is his Creator(Psalm 139:13-14) proclaiming he was
fearfully and wonderfully made.
              2.   Question of Identity---
    What does it mean to be a human?   Naturalism does not accept supernatural events, they...

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