Biblical Worldview Essay

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Biblical Wrldview essay Chris Norris BIBL 110-D03 Bachelor of Science Religion: Christian Counseling July 25, 2015 Biblical worldview essay Introduction/thesis In Romans chapters 1-8 we find a valuable resource to help us, as peoples, to find our way in a dark world. Paul helps us to define parts of the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. In order to develop a complete Christian worldview we need to utilize the scripture as a whole. For this essay we will take a closer look at how Paul looks at the Christian worldview and compare his views with those found in the scripture. The Natural World First we must have the clear understanding that God is the creator of all things. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1), explains to us that God is the creator of the entire world. We find Paul’s reference to thins fact in Romans 1:20 NIV, “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 men are without excuse.” David tells us that “ The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands.”(Psalm 19:1). These three verses alone explain God’s existence and that we have no excuse for not believing that there is a higher power. A biblical worldview confesses this belief based on scripture. In contrast, a secular worldview denies this truth despite the evidence of His hand in creation, leaving unbelievers without excuse in their unbelief. We can have confidence in our ability, through reason, to help our unbelieving friends consider the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Human Identity In Romans 3:10, Paul explains to us about mans sinful nature. “ As it is written: “there is no one righteous, not even one.”(Romans 3:10 NIV). We can look in

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