Biblical Worldview

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Biblical Worldview Essay Tiffany Thompson Liberty University BIBL 104 B37 June 28, 2015 Biblical Worldview Essay Introduction/Thesis Chapters 1-8 of Paul’s letter to the Romans supports truths that are a foundational resource to instituting a biblical/Christian worldview. The natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture are specific foundations of a biblical worldview that are of Paul’s main focus in these chapters of Romans. However, the secular worldview has a differing perspective on these foundations in contrast to the biblical worldview. Nevertheless, evidential truth of biblical worldview foundations are provided by Scripture. The Natural World There are several occurrences in Scripture where a biblical…show more content…
Secular worldviews often see human relationships as self-serving with an ultimate goal of getting ahead of the other person for bettering on oneself. In contrast, a biblical worldview of human relationships seeks to serve others first and place God above all else. Romans 2:8 speaks on the ultimate fate for the “selfishly ambitious” who do not obey the Word of God. Throughout the Bible, there are several instances of the ultimate human relationship found in Scripture. For example, Mark 12:31 states, “ …’You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’” as Jesus’ proclamation of human relationships with one another and God. The biblical worldview acknowledges that God created man in His own image. Therefore, man should also value human relationships that are similar to their own valuation of God. This realization is vital to the biblical worldview. Otherwise, self-serving human relationships stand in our way of becoming one with Jesus Christ and go against the Word of…show more content…
This theme is people, and God created all people. Culture is a part of human relationships that must not be overlooked. In Romans 3:28-30, Paul addresses culture and the fact “that man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.” Paul spoke to the Jews regarding their neglecting of other cultures. The Jewish culture was so worried about the law that they could not justify anything or anyone outside of it. Therefore, The Jews denied the Gentile culture and neglected them. Paul’s gospel did not exclude the importance of the law. However, he included that man can be justified by faith, as well. Before Paul’s words, relationships between the Jew and Gentile cultures were disastrous. The Jews viewed the Gentile culture as unrighteous and not worthy of redemption. But Paul’s words exonerated that claim by the justification of faith of the Gentiles. Again, similarities between culture and human relationships in the biblical perspective, view all people as a creation of God in His
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