Biblical Worldview Essay

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Biblical Worldview Essay No Name Liberty University Introduction A worldview is defined as “ a window through which he or she views the world” (Entwistle, 2010, pg. 55). Worldviews are based on the beliefs of an individual and define how he or she perceives events of life. From a Christian worldview perceptions are defined by faith in God and therefore all truth known to humanity is of God. This applies whether truth is discovered Scriptural or scientifically. From this basis the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture can be defined from a Christian worldview. More specifically, Romans 1 through 8 gives insight into these subjects. The Natural World The natural world is perceived differently based on the worldview an individual holds. From a naturalism perception the material or physical universe is the only reality. In other words, if you do not subscribe to the belief or existence of ghost, spirits, gods, or souls than you hold to the worldview of naturalism. On the other extreme, if you believe that everything is an illusion and only the spiritual universe exist than you hold to a pantheism worldview. From this perspective it is impossible to know what is real within the natural world because everything is unknowable. If an individual holds to the belief that there are gods and demons that create events to guide human actions than they have a polytheism worldview. Scripture states that God created the entire world and that His eternal power and divine nature, although invisible, can be understood and seen throughout creation (Rom. 1:20, KJV). Humankind has made a choice to ignore His presence by worshipping themselves and false idols seeking their own pleasures foolishly. It is because of this foolishness that God released humanity to their selfish lust (Rom. 1:24). Although humanity claims to be wise the desires of their heart to

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