Genesis may be the most known book in the bible to refer to when talking about the origin of life, but there are also several other scripture readings. In Psalm 89:11, credit is given to God for creating the heavens and earth saying, “you founded the world and all that is in it”(Psalm 89:11, NIV). The question of identity is wanting to know what set humans apart from animals. This is another question that should come fairly easy to Christians. In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man.
Christians believe that everything that exists, is the result of God. The Bible states in Genesis 1:1, that God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. 2 Peter 1:21 says that Moses who wrote Genesis while being inspired by the Holy Spirit, says that God is the creator of all living things. Almost all Christian churches teach that God is the trinity and was the major benefactor in the creation of mankind and the universe. What does it mean to be human and are we more important than animals?
This is reiterated in Genesis 1:1 and Psalm 139:13-16. Throughout life, many Christians are taught that “God is triune and all three Persons of the Godhead were involved in the creation of the universe and mankind” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.56). Man is created in the image of God and according to the theistic view, “… is a special creation of God … and is responsible to take care of God’s creation” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 58). In Genesis 2:15 and Psalm 8:5, man’s identity is further defined. Man was created with moral and spiritual capacities, among other things, from God so that we may understand our identity as His creation.
First, the question of origin; where did we and the world around us come from. According to the biblical/Christian Worldview, the world and everything in it came through the creative making of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We find evidence of this through the writings of Moses, the author of Genesis. In chapters 1 and 2, Moses describes how God made the universe and formed man from the dust of the ground. Even the book of John describes Jesus’ involvement in “making” the world (Holy Bible, John 1:10).
This the world that God created and we live in to this day. In the natural world, Paul explains in Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” With the many creations that God has produced, the world should not be presented in an evil way. God gives us chances every day to show what is right in the world and how everything should be treated. God wants us to present ourselves in righteousness rather than in sin. When we receive God and his word, we should receive it with open arms rather than resist it.
Running head: WORLDVIEW 1 Worldview Rick C. LU WORLDVIEW 2 What is a worldview? A worldview is the lens by which one looks through and interprets their surroundings. It is how we understand every aspect of our lives, in an attempt to establish what is true and what is a lie. A worldview is ones viewpoint on life, shaped by core values and often molded by people of influence. THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW The Question of Origin?
Christian Worldview Christopher G. Irwin Liberty University Christian Worldview A worldview mainly comprises of a person’s collection of many presuppositions, values and convictions from which one totally tries to clearly understand and in addition make sense out of this world and life. It is not only an explanation and world’s interpretation but also the continuous application of it to life. The Christian worldview clearly sees and understands God as the Creator and His celebrated creation (man and the world) majorly by use of God's special revelation, mainly the Holy Scriptures, and through His natural revelation as seen in creation. This is clearly interpreted by all human reason and also reconciled by and evidently with Scripture, mainly to elicit beliefs and behaviors in accordance with God's will. This will eventually bring glory to God from one's mind and life, in the present and in eternity.
What a God there was in creation, furthermore what a God there is in redemption. The God who gave the Bible as a revelation to humanity that reveals His character. The God who is love who loved His creation first before creation loved Him.1 The God who created the heavens and the earth in the beginning (Genesis 1:1). The God who answers all questions about origins of the earth and human life in His word which became flesh.2 The origin of man is that God made man from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him (Genesis 2:7). The stories recorded in (Genesis 1-3) are about the theology (the nature of God) and anthropology (the nature of humans).
A Worldview Through Genesis Whether you realize it or not, you have a worldview. Everyone has at least some set of beliefs or opinions about the biggest questions in life such as ‘Where am I?’, ‘Who am I?’, and, most importantly, ‘Is there a God?’ The first eleven chapters of Genesis serve as an excellent source to find the answers to some of these immensely important questions. We can often learn much from our history’s successes and shortcomings and the same applies here with the Bible. From the Creation of the Earth to the tower of Babel, the Bible explains to us the origins of our world, the essence of our being, the purpose of our relationships, and the beginning of civilizations, therefore shaping my worldview. Where does the Earth come from?