Biblical Worldview Essay

561 WordsFeb 22, 20143 Pages
A worldview is a person’s view of all of life. It is the lens through which all experiences are seen. A worldview includes the assumptions, and beliefs that we hold consciously or subconsciously, about our environment. A worldview shapes our interpretation of the world around us, and provides answers to the fundamental questions of origin, purpose, and destiny. A worldview, therefore, helps us form our answers to the essential questions of life itself: “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” A Biblical worldview gives our children a fixed point of reference– the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Christianity, by its very nature, forms a worldview, one based on Christ and then in turn being transformed to His image, an image different than that of the world. (Romans 12:2). Giving our children a Biblical worldview, also allows them to adequately share their faith. How can one share that which has not been adequately learned? And why would one who has total assurance of all that is in God’s word, be afraid to hold it up to any challenge or other worldview? Faith in the God of truth can be defended as truth, unashamedly from any attack. “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer, to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15) We are God’s crown, and glory of His creation. Above all created things He chose us to bear His image, male and female, so that by our life we might display Him in this world. We are each crafted by God, given uniqueness possessed by no other living beings, and each of us is given uniqueness no other “being” possesses. Inherent dignity and value constitute our identity, because we are from God. It is not what we do, or don’t do, look like or don’t look like, which gives us value, rather it is

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