Apologetics 104 |
Deborah Eubank |
A worldview is defined as a philosophy of life. Those philosophies are then used to frame the decision making choices and the way one views the world around them. A worldview is not customarily set. Depending on circumstances and social settings one may consume, it will change. Therefore it changes the perspective on what one may see as the view of the world around them.
According to the Christian worldview, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). In other words all that is created is from the hands of God including human life and animals. The Naturalist theory presumes that life was consumed from a non- living matter. This is in contrast to the Christian theory as it is believed and known that life is of the creator of our God and based on the image of that. Man is not a result of an image of a non-revolutionary form, but of the image and creation of the “image of God” (Genesis 1:27). Humans were not evolved from animals, but of purely God’s nature and image.
The Christian view on identity is that we as humans were created to be over animals as their caretakers (Genesis 2:15). It is thus stated God created mankind over the animals and man was created, “a little lower than angels” (Psalm 8:5) (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). The Naturalist theory is based on the classifying that animals and mankind are one in the same and neither is of greater value. Mankind however is unlike animals in that man has a sprit along bodies and animals lack that specific value that comes back to the meaning of “in the image of God” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011).
In accordance to our evolutionary theory is simple. Life is precious and the true aspect is to live each day as though it is your last. The Christian theory is to know God and have a pure relationship with him. As thus stated in John 17:3, “That they may know you, true God, and...